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A vertical aerial photograph of Bonn during an operation. The river Rhine is seen through the centre of the image. There are bomb explosions along the river with some cloud and shadow nearby. The majority is very clear, detailing the Kennedy bridge…

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A vertical aerial photograph of Duisberg taken during a night operation. The lower half of the image is obscured by anti-aircraft fire. The top half has no clear detail. annotated '1941 MEP 14/15.10.44// NT (C) 8” 20000 [arrow] 065[degrees] 0130…

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A vertical aerial photograph taken during the bombing of Duisberg. The entire image is obscured by explosions and smoke. Annotated '1912 MEP 14.10.44// 8” 18000 [arrow] 125[degrees] 0903 DUISBERG. X 11 x 1000. 4x500. C32 SECS. F/O FORD. O.75'.

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A vertical aerial photograph of Emmerich during a raid.The ground detail is obscured by explosions but the Rhine is visible at the top of the image. Annotated '1883 MEP 7.10.44// 8 12,000 [arrow] 110[degrees] 1433 EMMERICH. N. 1 x 4000. 15x4.C 29…

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A vertical aerial photograph of Dortmund during an operation at night. No detail on the ground is visible and half the image is obscured by anti-aircraft fire. Annotated '1863 MEP 6/7.10.44// NT. 8” 21,000 [arrow] 310[degrees] 2030 DORTMUND. N. 1…

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A vertical aerial photograph of the Westkapelle Dyke, Vlissingen. The coastline can be seen but little on the ground. annotated '1831 MEP 3.10.44// 8” 5,000 [arrow] 158[degrees] 1355. WEST CAPELLE DYK. N. 1 x 4000. 6x1000. 1x500.C 20 SECS. F/O…

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A vertical aerial photograph of Calais. The canal, Canal des Pierrettes, is visible and runs left to right, parallel to Rue Hoche and a marshalling yard. The yard services Les Fontinettes train station. Annotated '1810 MEP 27.9.44// 8” 5,500…

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A vertical aerial photograph of Frankfurt. The image was taken at night and half is obscured by anti-aircraft fire. Almost nothing can be seen on the ground. annotated '1698 MEP 12/13.9.44// NT (C) 8” 18,500 [arrow] 010[degrees] 2300. FRANKFURT. P…

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Vertical aerial photograph of Alvis, at Montvilliers, Le Havre. The industrial, centre section of the image is obscured by explosions. Annotated '1652 MEP 10/13.9.44// 8” 11,000 [arrow] 132[degrees] 1737 ALVIS 4. N.11x1000, 4x500 C.28 SECS. F/O…

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Vertical aerial photograph of Harqueboc, Le Havre. Most of the image is obscured by bomb explosions in the Rue du Mont Cabert area. Street patterns can be seen to the left and top right of the photograph, located east of Harfleur. The left of the…

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A vertical aerial photograph of Le Havre during bombing operations. The land is mainly obscured by explosions but breakwaters and docks are visible. Digue Augustin Normand is shown at the top of the image, with Bassin de la Manche and Le Havre port…

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A list of the 21 aircraft and crews that took part in the operation to bomb Westkapelle Dyke.
A second two page list is a draft of the first document, with handwritten annotations.

Flying Officer T.A. Ford’s RCAF Pilot’s Flying Log Book, from 11th July 1942 to 27th August 1950, detailing his training in Great Britain and Canada and operations as a pilot and flying instructor. Also includes post-war duties with Transport…

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Seven airmen in two rows.
Back row, left to right: Frank Benger, mid-upper gunner; Jim Neal, flight engineer; Jack Pollard, wireless operator; Arthur Long, navigator. Front, left to right: Alec Bishop, rear gunner; Harry Tweed, pilot; Alan Johns,…

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From Andrew's squadron commander expressing his sympathy at her loss. Andrew was popular for his 'cheerfulness, willingness and quiet confidence' and was a skilful air-bomber. He was on his 11th operation from the base.

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Handwritten list of the crew:

'Date 23rd Aug 1943
Target Berlin
A/C Stirling III EE 5938'X'
Capt WO Fear T,
Nav Sgt Ruddy G.H.
AB Sgt Bain A,
W,Op Sgt Woolcott, D.G,
FE Sgt Munro C,
M.U. Sgt Holmes J.A.C, (Can),
R.Gnr F S Davidson…

ARogersLC160822.mp3
Lawrence Rogers joined the Royal Air Force at 17, and trained to become a wireless operator. He served with 218 Squadron at RAF Woolfox Lodge and then with 75 Squadron, flying in both Ansons and Lancasters, He eventually completed 32 operations with…

ARamseyNGC150916.mp3
Neil Ramsey flew operations as a pilot with 75 and 105 Squadron Pathfinders.

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Six airmen standing at the rear of a Lancaster coded 'AA'.

AMulhallJE180703.mp3
James Mulhall trained as a flight engineer and was posted to 75 Squadron at RAF Mepal. On one operation the crew were surprised to be presented by the ground crew with a 303 bullet which proved that they had been the recipient of friendly fire. On…

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Ron Flynn was living in London before he volunteered for the RAF. He trained as a flight engineer and joined a British / New Zealand crew. He was posted to RAF Mepal. There was at least one occasion when a fire in the engines was extinguished by the…
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