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Five raid assessments carried out at RAF Spilsby. Detail of problems encountered in each operation. Final sheet is an extract from Operations Record Book by three different Lancasters.

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Frederick Ball grew up in Yorkshire and trained as a motor mechanic, before he joined the RAF in 1939. He completed two tours with 44 and 49 Squadrons, as a wireless operator flying from RAF Waddington and RAF Scampton.

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Kenneth Angus lived in Hull, and was 12 when war was declared. He discusses life on a farm after being evacuated, the bombing of Hull and his brother Harry Angus, who was killed flying as a wireless operator / air gunner with 44 Squadron from RAF…

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Details night flying training for six crews on 11 December. Details five crews for day training fighter affiliation and bombing for 12 December. Lists eight crews for link training. Details personnel for church parade on 12 December 1943.

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on 14/15 January 1944. The fourth member of each crew is ticked. Includes briefing times and duty personnel

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on 22/23 February 1944. Fourth member of each crew is underlined and ticked. Includes briefing times and duty personnel. On the bottom some handwritten notes and calculations.

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Table with Tare, petrol, bomb and all up weight for two configurations for nine aircraft each.

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on 30/31 January 1944. The fourth member of each crew is underlined. Included two standby crews with aircraft letters annotated. Shows briefing times and lists duty personnel. Page is written over with…

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on 25/26 February 1944. The fourth member of each crew is underlined and ticked. Includes two standby crews, briefing times and duty personnel.

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on 28/29 February 1944. The fourth member of each crew is underlined and two crews have aircraft letters appended. Includes briefing times and duty personnel.

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night 4/5 March 1944. Fourth member of each crew is underlined and ticked. The last crew, third from left in third row is written in. Includes one standby crew and duty personnel. On the reverse some…

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on 5/6 March 1944. The fourth member of each crew is ticked. Includes briefing times and duty crew. On the reverse camera notes.

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on nigh 6/7 March 1944. Fourth member of each crew is underlined. Included briefing times and duty personnel.

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Lists training for 12 and 13 February 1944. Training includes flying and ground training. Flying involved check rides, cross country, formation flying and weapons ranges. Ground includes aircraft cleaning, link training, dinghy drills and 25 yard…

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Lists crews and aircraft for opetaions 10/11 March 1944. Fourth member of each crew is ticked. Includes briefing times and duty personnel.

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations. Fourth member of each crew is underlined. Includes two standby crews, timings and duty personnel.

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on 16/17 March 1944. The fourth member of each crew is underlined. Third crew in second row is crossed through. and a new captain annotated for fourth crew in second row. Includes two standby crews and duty…

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Table with tare, petrol, bomb and all up weight for six configurations although the last on right is struck through.

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night 19/20 March 1944. The fourth member of each crew is underlined, some are ticked and the two in standby crews are annotated with 'X'. Includes briefing times and duty personnel.

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations. Fourth member of each crew is ticked. Includes two standby crews and duty personnel.

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations. The fourth member of each crew is underlined. Includes briefing times and duty personnel

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Lists airmen under heading movements from the unit,

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night 22/23 March 1944. The fourth member of each crew is underlined and ticked. Includes one standby crew with aircraft 'T' annotated alongside. Includes timings and duty personnel.

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night 24/25 March 1944. Fourth member of each crew is underlined in red. Two crews flying with second pilot and one with second navigator. Includes duty personnel.

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night 26/27 March 1944. The fourth member of each crew is underlined and ticked, Includes two standby crews with aircraft allocated annotated alongside. Shows timings and duty personnel
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