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- Tags: Halifax Mk 3
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Page 1 simply states 'The Crash'.
Page 2 is a report of the crash in French and an eye witness report in English by Jean Bodart.
Page 3 is a copy of a photograph which appears on page…
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On the nose is 16 bombs and 'Sweet Adeline'.
It is annotated 'PL-29631'.
Herbert Tinning’s Royal Australian Air Force Observer’s Air Gunner’s And W/T Operator’s Flying Log Book
Tags: 51 Squadron; aircrew; Anson; Battle; bombing; bombing of the Normandy coastal batteries (5/6 June 1944); bombing of the Pas de Calais V-1 sites (24/25 June 1944); Distinguished Flying Cross; Halifax; Halifax Mk 2; Halifax Mk 3; heavy conversion unit; navigator; Normandy campaign (6 June – 21 August 1944); operational training unit; RAF Church Broughton; RAF Leconfield; RAF Lichfield; RAF Marston Moor; RAF Snaith; RAF West Freugh; tactical support for Normandy troops; Tiger Moth; training; Wellington
A second image is a better quality photograph of the seven airmen in a row,
Two of the men have POW added to…
Tags: 425 Squadron; 431 Squadron; aircrew; bombing; bombing of Kassel (22/23 October 1943); bombing of the Juvisy, Noisy-le-Sec and Le Bourget railways (18/19 April 1944); flight engineer; Halifax; Halifax Mk 3; Halifax Mk 5; heavy conversion unit; missing in action; Normandy campaign (6 June – 21 August 1944); RAF Croft; tactical support for Normandy troops; training