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SHoganPJ436464v20001.pdf
P J Hogan’s log book covering the period from 20 August 1943 to 7 October 1945.
Detailing his flying training and operations flown as navigator. He was stationed at RAAF Mount Gambier (2 AOS), RAAF Port Pirie (2 B&GS, 3 AOS), RAF West Freugh (4…

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Writes about cutting his finger on barbed wire while walking back across country from a dance. Had to be stitched but still gave trouble. Says he is now crewless as the rest had volunteered together to go to Transport Command. Mentions asthma and…

LFosterIWE1851250v1.pdf
Flying log book for air gunner for I W E Foster, covering the period from 27 April 1944 to 3 August 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and post war flying with 622 squadron. He was stationed at RAF Bishops Court, RAF Husbands…

LDenverI422844v1.pdf
Extracts from log book from July 1944 on No 1 LFS and 625 Squadron on operations flying Lancasters and Oxfords on beam approach training, and then onto 156 Squadron in September 1944 until May 1945. There is also a summary of operations flown on 156…

PFOMetheringhamAF19020015.jpg
Top - oblique aerial photograph of a town with damaged multi-story buildings. Submitted with description 'Oblique "Cook's tour" aerial photo of unknown town showing bomb damage. Ministry No. CL 2173'.
Bottom - a man sitting in front of a wireless…

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Bottom - oblique aerial photograph of town with railway running left to right through middle. Captioned 'Unknown town'. Submitted with description 'Oblique "Cook's tour" aerial photo of unknown town.'.

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Bottom left - oblique aerial photograph of a town with destroyed and damaged buildings. Captioned 'Unknown town'. Submitted with description 'Oblique "Cook's tour" aerial photo of unknown town showing bomb damage'.

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Top - reconnaissance photograph of a totally destroyed industrial facility. Captioned 'Zeitz oil refinery. Submitted with description 'Aerial photo of Zeltz [sic] oil refinery showing bomb damage. Air Ministry photo No. C4985'.
Bottom - oblique…

PFOMetheringhamAF19020010.jpg
Top - oblique aerial photograph of an airfield with many bomb craters. Submitted with description 'Oblique "Cook's tour" aerial photo of Mulheim/Essen airfield. May 1945. Annotated on reverse of photo: "German A/F attacked by heavy bomber en route to…

PFOMetheringhamAF19020007.jpg
Top - a note referring to a missing photograph.
Bottom - oblique aerial photograph of a river running top left to middle right with town with tower on near bank and a pontoon bridge across the river. Captioned 'a town on the river Wesel, note the…

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Top - oblique aerial photograph of river running bottom to top with island in the middle with many buildings.
Bottom - oblique aerial photograph of a city with many ruined buildings and two tall chimneys. Both captioned 'Bremen'. Both submitted with…

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Top - oblique aerial photograph of a city showing damaged multi-storey buildings. Captioned 'Hamburg'.
Bottom - oblique aerial photograph of a city showing damaged multi-storey buildings at the bottom. Both submitted with description 'Oblique…

PFOMetheringhamAF19020004.jpg
Top - oblique aerial photograph of a city with many damaged buildings. Captioned 'Hamburg'.
Bottom - oblique aerial photograph of a city showing park in centre and main roads running bottom right to left. Damaged buildings in foreground. Both…

PFOMetheringhamAF19020003.jpg
Top - reconnaissance photograph of a city with many damaged buildings. Captioned 'Essen'. Submitted with description 'Aerial "Cook's tour" view of Essen May 45. May 1945'.
Bottom - oblique aerial photograph of industrial site with many damaged…

PFOMetheringhamAF19020002.jpg
Top - oblique aerial photograph of a city with roads running left to right and many damaged buildings.
Bottom - oblique aerial photograph with wide river running left to right and buildings including chimneys on far side.
Both submitted with…

PFOMetheringhamAF19020001.jpg
Top - view inside a cathedral with rubble on floor and head and shoulders of three men at the bottom. Captioned 'Cologne Cathedral, commencing repairs, 4 America soldiers look on'. Submitted with description 'Interior of Cologne Cathedral, showing…

ADavisR[Date]-01.mp3
Talks of his joining the RAF and early training at Cardington, Bournemouth and Halton. Trained as fitter and posted to RAF Scampton on Hamden with 49 Squadron. Tells many stories of life as groundcrew at Scampton. Includes John Hannah VC, losing…

BCameronDCameronDv1.pdf
Writes of travelling to Scotland before start of the war and then joining the RAF Volunteer Reserve. Continues with account of training in England before going to Lakeland Florida for primary flying training, Cochran field for basic and advanced…

PEleyNJ1619.jpg
An oblique aerial photograph, labelled as Wesel, showing destroyed and damaged buildings, submitted with caption; “Bomb damage to Wesel”)

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An oblique aerial photograph of Essen, photograph shows damage to buildings, submitted with caption; “Bomb damage to Essen.”

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An oblique aerial photograph of Cologne, showing destroyed bridges, submitted with caption; “Damage to bridges over the Rhine.”

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An oblique aerial photograph showing damage to buildings in Dusseldorf, as indicated by label at the bottom of the image, submitted with caption; “Bomb damage on Dusseldorf”.

PEleyNJ1606.jpg
Black and white aerial photograph of Cologne showing cathedral and damage to surrounding areas as result of Allied bombing campaign, submitted with caption; “207 Sqdn given permission to take ground staff for low level flights over Germany to see…
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