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Ted crouched under a Halifax with a gun.
On the reverse 'E.G. "Ted" Lewis with .5 showing free standing mount on bottom of gun. To escape the .5 must be thrown out. June 1944'.
A second image shows the gun in position. On the reverse 'E.G. "Ted"…

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Eight aircrew and two ground crew standing and squatting in two rows under the nose of a Halifax. Aircraft has 'Daisy Mae' nose art.

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A vertical aerial photograph of Bergen. In the top of the image are the U-boat pens. It is captioned '2877 TLP 4-10-44 8" 12000' --> 055° 09.29 45 Bergen (B) E (9x1000( (2x500) c27 ½ sec F/S Tease E 420'.

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Target photograph showing anti-aircraft fire trails and glare. Captioned 'TLP 24/25.3.44//NT 8", 20000 > 354degrees, 2310, Berlin L,6x30,5x4.31 sec, S/L Beal L N 420'.

BMilesRJMilesRJv1.pdf
A detailed Biography of Reg' service and post service life.

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A vertical aerial photograph of Bottrop. The street pattern is clear.
It is captioned '2762 TLP 27.9.44 8" 6000 -->265° 0934.7 Bottrop E (16x500) c 33 F/S Tease E 420'.

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Three similar vertical aerial photographs of Calais during a bombing operation. Much of the detail is obscured by explosions. The first image is a cropped version of the full photograph.
It is captioned '2693 TLP 25-9-44// 8" 4000' --> 157° 1111.30…

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Three identical vertical aerial photographs of Castrop-Rauxel during an operation. The right side of the image is obscured by explosions. The street pattern is very clear on the left side.
It is captioned '2536 TLP 11/9/44//8" 16500' -->1330 1845 .7…

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Cartoon of a lady with short skirt with name 'Daisy Mae'. Four rows of bomb symbols under the name.

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Cartoon of a lady with short skirt with name 'Daisy Mae'. Four rows of bomb symbols, 37 operations, under the name. Submitted with caption '420 Squadron Halifax Daisey Mae'.

YJonesFT1717191v1.pdf
Navigator's. air bombers and air gunners log book used as a daily diary from 23 January 1944 until 31 January 1944. Describes daily activities including lectures as well as training and test flights. Mentions social activities, weather, inspections…

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Blurred target photograph. Captioned 32B, TPL. 16-27/3/44//NT 8" 21700 > 156 degrees, 2213, Essen, M,6x30 - 6 x 4.31sec W.O. Leonard, R 420'. On the reverse 'One prior turnover on ground'.

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Target photograph showing glare. Captioned '324 TLP 26-27/3/44//NT 8" 23000 >156degrees 2211 1/2, Essen, J 6x30-6x4.3 sec, F/L Northern J 420'.

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Ben May's life and service as a flight engineer on 420 Squadron flying Halifax from January 1945. Relate life before volunteering for aircrew and being called up for the RAF in February 1944. Provides short description of training and joining 420…

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Head and shoulders portrait of a officer wearing tunic with engineer brevet and peaked cap. Submitted with caption '460 [sic] Sq. Flight Engineer Frederick Terence Jones'.

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Side view of Halifax MZ540 PT-H parked on dispersal. Part of another aircraft in the background right. A bomb trolley and bicycles underneath the fuselage.

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Side view of a Halifax Daisy Mae MZ540 letter "H" parked on dispersal. There is one man standing in front and a group of others behind the tail plane.

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View of the front fuselage of a Halifax parked on an airfield. Nose art woman in short skirt and text "Daisy Mae". In the distant background a hangar with Halifax outside. On the reverse 'Daisy Mae'.

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A Halifax nose with 12 airmen perched on top. Each man is identified by name, trade, air force and home town.
The nose art is a cartoon of a woman, painted 'Tak Yer Time I'm Easy'. 56 bombs are painted on. Under the cockpit is 'Beryle'.
There is a…

PCothliffKB17030033.jpg
14 airmen under the front of their Halifax.
On the reverse -
'This is the only photo of our crew with Ground Crew standing, 2nd from left
Doug Moe Mid-upper
Barry Ashbee F/E
Ray Irwin B.A.
Bill Lynn W.A.G.
Russ McKay Pilot
Gerry Pelletier…

PMilesRJ16010020.jpg
Four photographs of the nose art on Halifax 'Easy'. Painted around a cartoon woman are 'Take Yer Time I'm Easy', 'Joan, Kay, Beryle' and 36 bombs.

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Two Halifaxes viewed from a third. One Halifax is coded 'PT-C'.
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