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

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Message is a copy of Headquarters Bomber Command signal congratulating crews that their attacks on Le Havre and Boulogne succeeded in virtually destroying German naval assets in those harbours.

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A note accompanying a print of 514 squadron's record. The record details all the squadron's operations, sorties, bombs dropped and numbers of aircraft lost.

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Describes events during an operation to support the Normandy troops when Robert Wareing's aircraft was attached by fighters and set on fire. Four crew members were killed and four baled out. Author and one other evaded with help of French resistance,…

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Map showing southern England and the Cherbourg peninsula. Pencilled route from Lincoln area to target south east of Cherbourg. Annotated top right 'Op No. 7, 5/6/44'. On the reverse 'Op 7, eve of D-Day'.

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Details of aircraft, captain, navigator, date, orders, route and page and half en-route navigation observations. Annotated in red pen. Note top right 'Op No 7'.

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Map showing south east England and northern France with pencilled route from Lincoln area to Paris. Annotated top left 'Op No 7/6/44, Paris'

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Details of navigator, date, orders, route and page and half en-route navigation observations. Annotated in red pen. Note top right 'Op No 8'.

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Map showing southern England and Normandy with pencilled route from near Lincoln to south Normandy. Annotated top right ''Op No 9, 9/6/44'.

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Details of navigator, date, orders, route and page and half en-route navigation observations. Annotated in red pen 'V. Good Nav [signature] I cannot understand how target was not found.' Note top right 'Op No 9'.

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Map showing south east England and northern France with pencilled route from Lincoln area to southern Normandy. Annotated top left 'Op No. 10 Evreux, 11/6/44'.

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Details of navigator, date, orders, route and page and half en-route navigation observations. Annotated in blue pen.

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Map showing east England and northern France with pencilled route from Lincoln area to Le Havre. Annotated top 'Op No 12, 14/6/44'.

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Details of navigator, date, orders, route and page and half en-route navigation observations. Annotated in red and black pen 'Bombed 4 mins early. Good nav but not much effort made to keep to time. S/C 4 mins early [signature]' 'See me re plotting…

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Map showing south east England and northern France with pencilled route from Lincoln area to Boulogne. Annotated top middle 'Op No, 13, (Boulogne), 15/6/44'. On the reverse 'Op 13 Boulogne (2cd daylight)'.

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Details of squadron, aircraft, captain, navigator, date, orders, route and page and half en-route navigation observations. Annotated in black pen. Note on top right 'Op No 13 (Boulogne)'.

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Map showing south east England and northern France/Belgium. Pencilled route from Lincoln area to target in France Southeast of Lille. Annotated top left 'Op No 14, 17/6/44'. On the reverse 'Op No 14, (17/6/44)'.

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Details of squadron, aircraft, captain, navigator, date, orders, route and page and half en-route navigation observations. Annotated in blue and black pen. Note on top right 'Op No 14'. Includes a comment 'What was wrong with your H2S?'

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Map showing south east England and northern France with pencilled route from Lincoln area to target between Calais and Boulogne. Annotated top 'Op No 15, 22/6/44'.

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Details of squadron, aircraft, captain, navigator, date, orders, route and page and half en-route navigation observations. Annotated in blue and black pen. Note on top right 'Op No 15'. A note says they bombed early.

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Map showing south east England and northern France with pencilled route from Lincoln area to north west of Amiens. Annotate at top 'Op No 16, 2/7/44'. On the reverse 'Op 16'.

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Details of squadron, aircraft, captain, navigator, date, orders, route and page and half en-route navigation observations. Annotated in blue pen. Note on top right 'Op No 16'.

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Map showing southern England and northern France with pencilled route from the Lincoln area to target in Orleans. Annotated top right 'Op No. 17, 3/7/44'.

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Details of navigator, date, orders, route and two and a half pages of en-route navigation observations. Annotated in blue pen. Note on top right 'Op No 17'.

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Map showing south east England and northern France with pencilled route from Lincoln area to Dijon. Annotated top right 'F/O Witty, Dijon'.
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