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  • Tags: Master Bomber

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A handwritten account of Don Falgate's tour between 10 September 1944 and 7 April 1945. The account includes his observations and calculations about the percentage of aircraft lost. He carried out a total of 32 day and night-time operations on…

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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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Newcastle to Prague captains of aircraft map showing route from just north of Hull across the North Sea to Wangerooge island. Includes timings and call signs.

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Tom Marchant had always wanted to fly and at eighteen joined the RAF as a Wireless Operator Air Gunner but was remustered as Flight Engineer after his initial postings to Warrington and Squires Gate Airfield, Blackpool. He describes his very first…

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Peter Banting grew up in London and was a member of the Air Training Corps before he volunteered for the Royal Air Force. After training he flew operations with 75 Squadron from RAF Mepal and 7 Squadron RAF Oakington. After the war he trained to be…

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John Derek ‘Bill’ Bailey volunteered for the Air Force when he was 18 and trained as a bomb aimer in Canada. When he arrived he caught scarlet fever and spent five weeks in an isolation hospital. He flew operations as a bomb aimer with 103 and…

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Shows two bomb loads. Details preselection settings. Includes Window, timings, route, wave aircraft allocations, marking methods, pathfinders timings, and other instructions. Struck through and annotated 'Scrubbed' in large red letters. On the…

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Shows three bomb loads for operation. Details preselection, false height and delay settings. Includes weights, Window, timings, route, wave allocations and times, marking method (Newhaven) and bombing instructions. On the reverse more bombing…

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Shows several bomb loads with some crossed out. Details preselector settings and other information. Includes timings, route and marking method. On the reverse bombing instructions, oboe marking and mentions 617 Squadron dropping 12000 pound bombs. At…

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Shows two bomb loads for operation. Details distributor and preselection settings as well as other information. Includes Window, timings, route and marking method. Page is struck through and annotated 'Scrubbed 2230'. On the reverse more bombing…

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Shows three bomb loads for ten, six and three aircraft respectively. Details distributor, preselection and false height settings as well as Window, weights, route, heights and other information. Includes some detail of marking and illumination. Page…

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Shows two bomb loads for operation. Details distributor, preselection and false height settings as well as other details including Window and timings. Page is struck through and annotated cancelled. On the reverse Oboe marking method and bombing…
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