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  • Tags: Normandy campaign (6 June – 21 August 1944)

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Wonders if it is true that he has finished the dangerous journeys that made them anxious all the time. Would still like letter to confirm telephoned news of completion of 30 operations. Mentions horrors of invasion. Catches up with news of friends…

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Navigator’s, air bomber’s and air gunner’s flying log book for A G Gould, flight engineer, covering the period from 30 July 1943 to 13 April 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Stradishall, RAF…

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Photo 1 is Warrant Officer George Bailey at the 90 Squadron memorial.
Photo 2 is a Horsa being towed by a Halifax.
Photo 3 is a Horsa in D-day markings.

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Bob Smith was born in Brisbane, Australia. He recalls moving to the family farm in 1932 and being a member of the Air Cadets during his school years. Upon leaving school, Smith undertook training as a bank clerk. Following the events of Pearl…

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Bridgehead gain: expect further in Caen: navy losses small

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James Ferguson Latimer was born in Edinburgh. His family emigrated to Canada when he was young but moved back to Scotland in 1939. He recalls witnessing a German U-boat torpedo a ship as they sailed back home. Latimer joined the air force and…

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Lillian Grundy was born grew up in Ancoats, Manchester. Upon leaving school, she worked in a local mill winding bobbins, and the Hall Brothers Toffee Works wrapping sweets. Grundy met George in 1939 and they were engaged in Easter 1940, however, he…

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Number 165-22. No letters from her but recent news has thrilled them but will probably lead to more delays in mail. Others are optimistic about invasion but not him. Hope she will have holiday after all her efforts in past year. Mentions he is…

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Extract covering German Secret weapons and their deployment and attack by allied air forces. Discusses possible effect on Overlord.

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Catches up with family news and greetings. Comments on two children and of photographs sent. Continues to catch up with news. Mentions he has been in France since D-Day and writes of experiences.

Five Group Newsletter, number 25, August 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and features about sports, engineering , war effort, gunnery, training, equipment, photography, gardening, war savings, second thoughts for pilots,…

Five Group Newsletter, number 24, July 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and features about second thoughts for pilots, gardening, war effort, signals, armament, war savings, navigation, radar navigation, navigation training,…

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A short memoir about operations over France before and after D-day. Includes how he received his award (as a D-Day veteran) of the Légion d'Honneur in Canberra.

Five Group Newsletter, number 23, June 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and features about gunnery, air bombing, navigation, armament, navigation training, public relations, signals, gardening, equipment, air sea rescue,…

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Flight engineers log book (Copy) for H Kirby covering the period from 26 April 1944 to 24 May 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Winthorpe, RAF Syerston, RAF Waddington and RAF Coningsby. Aircraft flown…

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Map of the English Cahnnel and French coast showing the routes of Operation Taxable, Operation Glimmer and Operation Mandrel. Captioned 'R.C.M. - Overlord - Night of 5 - 6 June, 1944'. 'Diagram of D Day invasion hoax showing the parts played by both…

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Douglas Smith grew up in Bressingham, Norfolk. He joined the Royal Air Force in October 1940, at the age of nineteen, and trained as a wireless operator. He joined a crew on Wellingtons at No 10 Operational Training Unit, RAF Abingdon, before…

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Looking along a railway bridge on the left of the image with a large section collapsed on the right of the bridge. River to the right and far bank left to right just above the middle. Shows damage to railway bridge at Etaples, France, following…

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Shows close up of one arch of a railway bridge with a hole just right of centre. Shows damage to railway bridge at Etaples, France, following attack by 617 squadron on 4 August 1944. On the reverse Bridge at Etaples, '1-11.44, CB235, 51:62'.…

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Shows a bridge with several piers and one section collapsed in the centre. Power line pole on the left side. Shows damage and repairs to railway bridge at Etaples, France, following attack by 617 squadron on 4 August 1944. On the reverse 'Bridge at…

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In the middle distance a bridge with several piers and one section collapsed just to the left of centre. Shows damage and repairs to railway bridge at Etaples, France, following attack by 617 squadron on 4 August 1944. On the reverse 'Bridge at…

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Shows bridge with collapsed section. One power line tower on the right. Shows damage and repairs to railway bridge at Etaples, France, following attack by 617 squadron on 4 August 1944. On the reverse 'Bridge at Etaples, 1-11-44, CB235, 51:59'.…

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A bridge runs left to right with section collapsed in the centre. Three power line poles left, centre and right. Shows damage to railway bridge at Etaples, France, following attack by 617 squadron on 4 August 1944. On the reverse 'Bridge at Etaples,…
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