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Six page document courtesy of the late Allen White - 44 Squadron Historian. Reproduces narratives from three 44 Squadron crews involved in the operation. Overall the operation lost 37 crews from 120 launched against Wesserling oil refinery near…

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History since formation on 1 April 1944 until last operation 7 May 1945. Part of Pathfinder Force. Mention first award of DSO and last marking and bombing operations in 1945. Provides account of last operation of Captain Edwin Swales who was awarded…

BCleggPVWilsonDv1.pdf
Biography of Squadron Leader David James Baikie Wilson, DSO, DFC and Bar (1917 - 1947). He flew operations as a pilot with 214, 196 and 617 Squadrons before becoming Head of Aerodynamic Development and Testing, and Test-Pilot at A V Roe & Co Ltd.…

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BMillingtonRWestonFv1.pdf
A biography of Fred. In addition it includes histories of aircraft and squadrons he served in, Details are included of airfields he served at. Additionally there are biographies of various servicemen associated with Fred's squadrons and service.
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BWagnerHWWagnerHWv2.pdf
An extremely detailed account of the No 51 Squadron briefing for the operation to Essen on 28/29 November 1944 by Henry. It includes all the specialist officers as well as the Station Commander's brief. It also includes Henry's crew, Station and…

BMilesRJMilesRJv1.pdf
A detailed Biography of Reg' service and post service life.

BCleggPVVerdonRoeLv1.pdf
Second son of Sir Alliot Verdon-Roe founder of A.V. Roe & Co Ltd to be killed in the RAF Bomber Command in WWII. Starts with b/w photograph of head and shoulders portrait of an RAF officer wearing tunic with pilot's brevet, medal ribbon,…

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

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The notes indicate the bomb distribution in the bomb bay, the total weight of the bomb load, the all up weight of the aircraft, height of the bombing, forecast winds and heading and target indicator colours.
Aircraft code 'G'.
On the reverse are…

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The notes indicate the bomb distribution in the bomb bay, target, aircraft code 'M', the total weight of the bomb load, the all up weight of the aircraft, height of the bombing and heading and target indicator colours. The target was Mailly-le-Camp.…

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The notes indicate the bomb distribution in the bomb bay, target, the total weight of the bomb load, the all up weight of the aircraft, height of the bombing, forecast winds and heading and target indicator colours.
Notes at the foot give further…

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The notes indicate the bomb distribution in the bomb bay, target, the total weight of the bomb load, the all up weight of the aircraft, height of the bombing, forecast winds and heading and target indicator colours. The target was 'Watten - rocket…

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The notes indicate the bomb distribution in the bomb bay, the total weight of the bomb load, the all up weight of the aircraft, fuel load, height of the bombing, forecast winds and heading and target indicator colours. aircraft call sign and stop…

MRobertsEJH[See#-DoB]-170712-030029.jpg
The notes indicate the bomb distribution in the bomb bay, the total weight of the bomb load, the all up weight of the aircraft, height of the bombing, forecast winds and heading and target indicator colours.
Aircraft code 'G'.
On the reverse are…

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Shows one bomb load for squadron. Includes preselection settings, Window, effort level and method including target marking by Pathfinder Mosquito. On the reverse, route, wave details and heights.

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Shows two bomb loads for eight and ten aircraft respectively. Details preselection and other settings as well as time to target and bombing heights. On the reverse marking and backing up plan and bombing instructions.

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Shows two bomb loads for eight and three aircraft respectively. Includes H-hour, preselection , false height and distributor settings as well as other bombing information. On the reverse; objective 'to destroy concentration of rolling stock,…

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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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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 four bomb loads for four, seven, two and two aircraft respectively. Details distributor and preselection settings and other information. Includes timing, window, weights, H+ times for waves one to three and notes on illumination. On the reverse…

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Shows a single bomb load for operation. Details preselection and false height settings. Includes weights, route and marking method (Oboe) as well as bombing instructions. On the reverse H+ times and aircraft allocation to four waves.
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