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Don Browning was posted to 463 Squadron at RAF Waddington. On one operation two aircraft collided and Don lost friends he had undertaken training with. On an operation to Calais the weather was very poor and the attack aborted but not all aircraft…

A vertical aerial photograph taken during an attack on Brunswick. It is a night photograph and much of the image is obscured by fires and explosions. An annotated red circle and 'AP' marks the aiming point. The image is captioned '6690 WAD…

A vertical aerial photograph of Flushing. Much of the image is obscured by cloud. The aimimg point has been annotated with a circle and 'AP'.
The image is captioned '6586 Wad.11.10.44//8" 6900

A vertical aerial photograph of Giessen taken during an operation. Streets, houses, fields and river meanders can be seen. The aiming point is annotated in red 'A/P'.
The image is captioned '7191. Wad. 6/7.12.44//NT 7" 10000 082 21016 Giessen. B.…

A vertical aerial photograph of Karlsruhe. No detail is visible due to cloud. It is captioned '6279 WAD. 26/27.9.44.//C.8" 11500

A vertical aerial photograph of Ladbergen taken during an operation. The ground is obscured by cloud but an explosion is visible through the clouds.
It is captioned '7101 WAD. 21/22.11.44//NT. 7" 4000 o45 2105 D.E. Ladbergen 13x 1000 ANM 65 DT. 22…

A vertical aerial photograph of Munich, taken during an operation. There is no detail visible but the aiming point is marked, 'A/P'.
The image is captioned '7132 WAD 26/27.11.44//NT 7" 18000 081. 0500 Munich B 18x106x4 inc (c 6/27) 30 sec F/O…

Informs her that her son, Sergeant Ronald Leslie Guard [sic] failed to return from operations on night of 14/15 February 1945.

Norm Smith gives very brief description of his career. He trained as a pilot in Australia then on to England and 463 and later 467 Squadrons, post war, remaining in RAAF until 1947. Flew Tiger Moths, Ansons, Wellingtons, Stirlings and the Lancaster.…
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