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  • Tags: Master Bomber

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Ronald Last grew up in Dorset and worked as an apprentice for the local Gas and Water company before volunteering for the Air Force. He attended the reception centre at Lord's Cricket Ground and describes the medical tests and inoculations recruits…

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Top left. Head and shoulders photograph of Ivor Jones, in uniform, captioned 'Sq Ldr Ivor Jones 1941 Linton on Ouse', ''The Colonel' had been previously Indian Army'.
Bottom left. Photograph of Mary Brown, civilian clothes, seated in a field of…

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Due to proximity of own troops 200 yards from target, strict bombing rules for master bomber, crews and captains. Bombs not to be dropped after 22:45 hours and concludes with strict navigation instructions.

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Shows two bomb loads for seven and eleven aircraft respectively. Details distributor, preselection and false height settings. Annotated 'AMN65, ANM 59'. Includes take of and time ion target as well as H= times for six waves. On the reverse notes that…

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Heading 'Alternative'. Mentions Newhaven with 'W' as emergency. Includes marking plan, pathfinder actions, main force instruction and master bomber actions and call sign.

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Shows a single bomb load for operation. Details distributor and preselection settings and other information. Includes times route. bombing height and H+ times for squadron aircraft on wave four and wave 5. On the reverse mentions Newhaven, Parramatta…

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Shows a single bomb load for operation. Details distributor and preselection settings. Includes timings and bombing heights, On the reverse mentions Newhaven, Parramatta and Wanganui marking, pathfinders, master bomber actions and call sign. Includes…

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Shows three bomb loads for operation one with no aircraft annotated, the second annotated 'Main' and the third for seven aircraft . Details distributor, preselection and false height settings as well as timing, Window, route and that squadron…

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Shows one bomb load for operation. Details distributor, preselection and false height settings. Includes weights, Window and bombing heights. On the reverse; the marking plan, form up over Conningsby, formations, bomber controller position and call…

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Shows two bomb loads for nine and seven aircraft respectively. Bomb loads include AMN59 and AMN65. Details distributor, preselection and false height settings as well as timing, bombing height and other details. On the reverse master bomber direction…

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Shows one bomb load for eight aircraft and one reserve for bombing and one load for seven aircraft for mine laying. Includes distributor, preselection and false height settings for main. Includes timings and number of squadron aircraft in which wave.…

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Shows a single bomb load for operation. Details weights, distributor, preselection and false height settings. Shows timings and other detail. On the reverse; marking, safety measures, call signs and timings. Formation order for Waddington,…

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Shows three bomb loads for seven, two and five aircraft respectively. Details preselection and false height settings and other information including window. On the reverse, pathfinder force Mosquito marking, bombing instructions including height…

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Annotated 'Duren'. Lists crews and aircraft for operations 16 November 1944. Fourth member of each crew is underlined in blue. Show two standby crews as well as duty personnel

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Shows three bomb loads for operation, one for twelve and the other two for three aircraft each. Details preselection and false height settings as well as other information including timings for daylight operation. On the reverse marking information,…

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Shows three bomb loads for operations and includes preselection and false height settings. Shows Window and H-hour. On the reverse, marking plan, broadcast winds, bombing heights, alternative plans, master bomber and weight calculations.

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H-hour stated as '0345'. Shows two bomb loads for seven and nine aircraft respectively. Details preselection, distributor, false height and other weapon settings. Weight calculations in the top margin and three aircraft are annotated with 'X'. On the…

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Indicates a single bomb load for operation. Included preselection and distributor and other settings. On the reverse target marking and bombing details. Warning that own troops are 3 miles away from target and crews are only to bomb if red TIs…

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Shows a single bomb load for operation to Gdynia with a further three aircraft carrying mines for gardening DUP. Includes preselection, distributor and false height setting, window and other details. On the reverse marking and bombing notes on two…

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Indicates two bomb loads for operation, one for two aircraft the other for eight. Includes preselection, distributor and false height settings, zero hour and other details. On the reverse marking and bombing instructions including that attack…

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Shows one bomb load for operation. Includes preselection and distributor settings, heights, false target settings and other details. On the reverse bombing instruction including not to bomb unless permission given by controller.

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Details two bomb loads, one for seven aircraft the other for six. Includes H hour, preselection and distributor settings, heights and false height settings and gardening notes. On the reverse operation aim to breach enemy canal. Marking and tactics,…

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Indicates a single bomb load for operations on 11 March 1945. Includes time on target, preselection settings, false height settings and other notes. Annotated '146 of 5 Group and 800 a/c of other Groups'. On the reverse marking and tactics including…

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Notes including timings, heights, marking plan, master bomber and target marking.
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