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  • Tags: H2S

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This was the operation on which Ian Wynn's aircraft was lost. Captain was Squadron Leader P R Turgel. Item contains:
1. A list of crews on the operation.
2. Map of routes to target.
3. Luftwaffe night fighter combat claims for 25/26 May 1943.…

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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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Lancaster JO-P taking off. The photograph has been censored where the H2S and Monica aerials are.

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Opens with mention of Bomber Command memorial in Green Park and 55,573 despite killed, moral was high due to belief that winning was vital. Tells story that he was guest at two weddings in 1943 with three other members of bomber command and that all…

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Jim Barr grew up in Scotland and worked as an apprentice engineer before volunteering for the Royal Air Force. He trained as a navigator in South Africa and flew operations with 61 Squadron. He describes what it was like to be a navigator with Bomber…

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Shows four bomb loads for operation. Details preselection, delay and false height settings and other information. Mentions MINOL filled and H2S. Page is struck through and annotated 'Scrubbed' in large red letters. On the reverse two routes, marking…

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Table with tare, petrol, WE&D, spare, take off and actual bomb weights. Columns for main, main spare, H2S, wind finder H2S and wind finder.

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Table with tare, petrol, extra Window actual and take off weights for six configurations. Three configurations are H2S and two are backers up.

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Title 'A/C AUW'. Table with tare, petrol, Window, spare, actual bomb and take off all up weights. Columns for main (five aircraft), H2S (six aircraft), windfinder crossed out (two aircraft), WS&D H2S crossed out (two aircraft) and H2S (one aircraft)

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Shows four bomb loads for operation for four, four with H2S, two and three aircraft respectively. Details preselection and delay settings. Page is struck through and annotated 'Scrubbed' in large letters.

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Title 'A/C AUW'. Table with tare, petrol, WS&D, Window, actual bomb and take off all up weights. Includes increase to full petrol and decrease mB load. Groups two configurations under Force A, main and main/H2S with four aircraft each. Three aircraft…

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Annotated 'Stuttgart, MINOL YLXZTU'. Shows three bomb loads for operation. Details preselection, delay and false height settings and other information. Includes weights, Window, effort level and marking method. Mentions Pathfinders, route marking and…

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Title 'A/C AUW'. Table with tare, petrol, WS&D, Window, bomb and take off all up weights. Three configurations, main with eight aircraft, H2S with seven aircraft and support with two.

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Shows two bomb loads for six and seven aircraft annotated H2S respectively. Details preselection, time interval and false height settings. Includes timing, weights, Window effort, route and marking method. as well as bombing instructions. Page is…

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Lists night flying training on 4 April 1944 mostly H2S sorties. Followed by day training flying on 5 April 1944 mostly oxygen checks and high level bombing as well as an H2S dual. Also includes some ground training which includes one crew clay pigeon…

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List of crews and flying and other activities in time blocks between 0945 and 1700. Some crews activities to be detailed, other include H2S cross country, H2S bombing, high level bombing and others. Note all crews on E/Flying to report to Squadron…

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Shows three bomb loads for seven, ten and five aircraft respectively. First load contains 1000 pound AMN59 bombs the second 1000 pound AMN65 and the third 1850 and 1500 pound parachute mines. Annotated 'Mining in Gironde'. Details distributor and…

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Shows a single bomb load for operation and includes distributor, and preselection settings, timings and other details. On the reverse instructions for H2S aircraft, list of aircraft and headings and Window instructions.

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Shows one bomb load for operation. Annotated 'Handorf' in green. Details of bombs carried for twelve aircraft. Includes weights, preselection and false height settings as well as Window, timings and other details. Gives bombing heights and notes that…

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Notes include marking, briefing times, H2s set up, weights, bombing heights and target marking plan. Continues with bad weather plan, use of H2S, fighter escort details and aiming instructions.

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Table with weights for tare, petrol, windfinders, spare bodies, take off all up weight, max bomb weight, window, actual bomb weight and all up weight takeoff for various aircraft configurations. Main has twelve aircraft, H2S three, spare one and…

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Table with weights for tare, petrol, windfinders, spare bodies, take off all up weight, max bomb weight, window, actual bomb weight and all up weight takeoff for various aircraft configurations.

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Table with tare, petrol, 'WS' and 'D', 'Spare', 'T.O. AUW' and actual bomb weight for different configuration aircraft.

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Shows two bomb loads for operation, one for seven aircraft the other for nine. Includes area for enemy fighters and flak, time to target, bombing heights and wind data. On the reverse marking tactics and timing including blind H2S marking, list crews…
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