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Benny Goodman grew up in London and hoped to become a pilot. He volunteered for the Air Force and was originally posted to RAF Abingdon as a ground gunner before beginning his flying training. After qualifying as a pilot in Canada, he became an…

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Alexander Elliott Jenkins grew up in Melbourne, Australia and joined the Air Force aged eighteen. He flew operations as a pilot with 460 Squadron from RAF Binbrook. His aircraft was shot down by a Me 262 over occupied Belgium.

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Aerial inclined photograph showing city landscape in the lower two thirds with open country beyond. In the foreground a square grid of roads surrounded by multistory buildings. Many buildings are damaged or without roofs and a large number have been…

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Aerial inclined photograph showing open countryside with fields, woods and occasional buildings. In the bottom left is a field containing a large number of gliders gathered and parked close together in a corner at the far end. There are a number of…

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Frank Tolley's log book covers the period 29 December 1943 to 27 August 1945 and details his training schedule and operations flown. He served at RAF Fingal, RAF Malton, RAF Moreton-in-Marsh, RAF Sandtoft and RAF Kelstern. Aircraft flown in were…

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Aerial inclined photograph showing snow covered flat open countryside with a few marked field boundaries. In the foreground on the left part of a fenced field with a few boundary trees. In the distance more wooded countryside. Captioned 'Flooded area…

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Aerial inclined photograph showing snow covered, mostly industrial landscape. In the foreground multistory town buildings with some showing signs of damage. One quarter way up, just left of centre is a church with damaged tower and roof. Beyond this…

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Aerial inclined photograph showing industrial buildings in a city landscape. At the bottom long factory buildings go from left to right with areas of damaged roofs on the nearside. Above this area another damaged industrial complex is orientated…

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Across the centre four wide moles numbered 1 to 4 from right to left. Each mole has entry roads and numerous building. Many of the buildings appear to have damaged roofs. Mole 1 is only partly visible. Mole two has two large buildings on the right…

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A body of water stretches from the left side to the top middle with a tidal flats at the left end. From the middle bottom up to the lower bank of the waters is Mole 6 with multiple railway sidings on the left side and narrow buildings along the right…

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In the bottom half, a triangular shaped area of dockland covered in snow with star shaped roads and railway lines. There are several damaged buildings without roofs. A road bridge crosses a narrow waterway which runs from lower left towards the…

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On the left side, docklands covered with buildings. On the right the land converges to a peninsular with water above and below. In the bottom centre a shipyard with two uncompleted ships with raised forecastle and large open cargo hatches at the…

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Aerial inclined photograph showing a snow covered city landscape with multistory buildings. A road leads from bottom centre towards the top left with another road joining it leading off towards the top right. In the foreground are a number of…

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Aerial inclined photograph showing a factory complex surrounded at the top with multistory town buildings and to the left by gardens/allotments. In the centre a large factory complex with long buildings running diagonally right to left and above them…

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In the centre a railway marshalling yard with multiple tracks towards the left side with some rolling stock. In the centre slightly right a partially destroyed building. At the bottom right a small built up area with multistory buildings and roads.…

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A city landscape of largely destroyed buildings. A road runs from bottom left diagonally to top right. Another curved road runs from bottom left to the right side where it joins a further road running right to left. Along these roads are a small…

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City landscape with some standing multistory buildings as well as large areas reduced to rubble with a few standing structures. A road runs from bottom right diagonally to centre left. Another runs from bottom left to middle right. Where the roads…

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Aerial inclined photograph of Köln cathedral and surrounding area all showing heavy bomb damage.

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The river Rhine runs from left diagonally to the right, On the far bank a narrow parallel canal beyond which is a city landscape of multistory buildings. There are four factory chimneys towards the left side. In the foreground a temporary narrow…

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Aerial inclined photograph of Cologne Cathedral looking south. At the bottom left is part of the roof of the railway station. In the foreground a small open area with a tram in the centre. The cathedral is surrounded on all sides by multistory…

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Photograph 1 is a low level oblique photograph of the cathedral.
Photograph 2 is a low level oblique photograph of a church, a bridge and the river Rhine.
Photograph 3 and 5 are low level oblique photographs of the main railway station.
Photograph…

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Aerial inclined photograph of the city of Cologne looking north. The river Rhine goes from left to right with one large meander. Three bridges cross the river as to turns back to the right. The furthest bridge is destroyed with the right hand two…

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Navigator’s, air bomber’s, air gunner’s and flight engineer’s flying log book for Warrant Officer Colin Cole from 5 August 1943 to 23 September 1946. Detailing training schedule and operations flown. Served at RAF Yatesbury, RAF Mona, RAF…

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Photograph 1 is a street scene of damaged building with a girl cycling. Captioned 'Krefield, [sic] Germany 5 Aug 1945.'
Photograph 2 is a low level oblique photograph of a badly damaged city. In the distance are port cranes.
Photograph 3 and 5 are…

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Photographs 1, 3 and 5 are taken from the Rhine showing damage to buildings on the riverside.
Photographs 2 and 4 are low level obliques photographs of bomb damaged bridges captioned 'Bridges across the Rhine, Nr Emmerich, Germany'.
Photographs 6,…
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