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Vertical aerial photograph of Douai. In the lower half the centre of the town is visible but above that cloud and explosions obscure much of the rest. Captioned '5854 BIN 11-8-44 //8 16000' [arrow] 350° 1624 1/2 Douai Li…

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A vertical aerial photograph of Pauillac. At the top an industrial area is on fire with much smoke and bomb craters visible. In the river a ship is lying on its side. Captioned '5789 BIN 5-8-44 //8 8000' [arrow] 110° 1907 Paulliac Li 9x1000 3x500 c…

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A vertical aerial photographs of Pauillac. Cloud and smoke obscures about half of the image. There is a small ship floating on the river. Captioned '5769 BIN 4-8-44 //8 8000' [arrow] 110° 1803 Paulliac. Li. 9x1000 3x500 c 23 secs F/O Lester. N 460'.

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Vertical aerial photograph over Trossy St Maximin. The top and bottom sections are largely obscured by cloud and bomb explosions. Two Lancasters are visible, one directly below and one diving away in the bottom left corner of the…

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A vertical aerial photograph identified as Bois Desjardins. Much of the image is obscured by bright lights. Captioned '5691 BIN. 25/26-7-44 //NT(C) 8" 10.000' [arrow] 070° 0253 Bois Desjardins Y. 18x500. 19 secs. P/O. Lester. V 460'.

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Vertical aerial photograph of bombing of Ardouval. The bottom half of the image is partially obscured by bomb explosions. Captioned '5656 BIN 25-7-44 //8 14000' [arrow] 125° 0843 Ardouval S 11x1000 4x500 c 30 secs P/O Lester T. 460'.

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Four Lancasters with bomb doors open dispersed on an airfield. A engine trestle in the foreground.

This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form. No better quality copies are available. Additional information about this…

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Three quarter length portrait of six airmen including George Toombs. On the reverse 'Sgt G Toombs 3rd from the right'.

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George Toombs’ crew of N for Nan, 460 Squadron, RAF Binbrook, dated 1944. On the reverse ‘460 Squadron Binbrook
Australian crew of N for Nan
Navigator A K Ward
Pilot P K Lester
Radio/op A S Robb
Bomb/ Aimer T V Ierry
Upper gunner…

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Photograph 1 is a head and shoulders portrait of an airman with a side cap, captioned 'Paddy Hamilton'.
Photograph 2 is a three quarters portrait of James Wrigley in a sidcot flying suit, captioned 'Yatesbury 1941'.
Photograph 3 is a wedding party…

LWrigleyJ1029740v1.pdf
Flying log book for Warrant Officer James Wrigley, wireless operator, covering the period from 17 November 1942 to 30 June 1954. Detailing training, operations and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Yatesbury, RAF Pembrey, RAF Whitchurch…

LAmbroseBG1604870v1.pdf
Navigators, air bombers, air gunners and flight engineers flying log book for Basil Ambrose, flight engineer, covering the period from 5 July 1944 to 11 July 1946. Detailing engineers training, flying training and operations flown and post war…

APearsonL150531.mp3
Les Pearson was in reserved occupation as an apprentice in general mechanical engineering, but he volunteered as aircrew. He initially trained as a pilot but was remustered as a bomb aimer. He flew operations as a bomb aimer with 153 Squadron from…

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F N Larard discusses his training and operations as a rear gunner with 625 Squadron.

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Harold Kirby joined up the Royal Air Force encouraged by two friends, but ended up training as a flight mechanic at RAF Halton on medical grounds. Harold became them airframe fitter, volunteered as a flight engineer, passed the physical but was then…

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Bessie Birkby grew up in Sheffield and volunteered for the Women’s Auxilliary Air Force in 1942. She first worked in Balloon Command in Scotland and then trained to be a driver in North Wales. She was then posted to 625 Squadron at RAF Binbrook but…

LCochraneDH1395422v1.pdf
Observer's and air gunner's flying log book for Donald Cochrane from 10 January 1944 to 31 August 1944. Detailing training schedule, instructional duties and operations flown. Served at RAF Stradishall, RAF Feltwell, RAF Binbrook and RAF Seighford.…

LDorricottLW1230753v1.pdf
Royal Canadian Air Force observer's and air gunner's flying log book for Sergeant Leonard Dorricott from 27 November 1942 to 21 January 1946. Detailing training schedule, instructional duties and operations flown. Trained in Miami, Florida and…

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A daylight target photograph of Cap Gris Nez. Much of the target is obscured by smoke and explosions and the ground is pock marked with craters. On the left middle is a Lancaster. Captioned '6237 Bin 26-9-44 (date) //8" 9000' [arrow] 067° 1204 Cap…

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Photograph 1 is of a Lancaster AR-Z waiting to take off.
Photograph 2 is of 460 Squadron's crest.
Photograph 3 is of a Lancaster in the air, close to the ground.
Photograph 4 is of the pilot in the cockpit of a Lancaster, captioned 'Lancaster…

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Photograph 1 is of a stack of medium capacity bombs.
Photograph 2 is of the interior of a chapel. Captioned 'Binbrook chapel of rest'.
Photographs 3, 5 and 6 are of two airmen standing next to large stockpiles of medium capacity bombs.
Photograph…

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Photograph 1 is of an airwoman working at a desk.
Photograph 2 is of an airman with a very pistol raised.
Photograph 3 is of an airwoman is working at a desk, with an airman standing behind her. On the wall is a map of Great Britain and an airfield…

460 Squadron was formed in November 1941, from C Flight of 458 Squadron, as part of 8 Group Bomber Command but in January 1942 it was transferred to 1 Group and flew Main Force operations for the rest of the war, disbanding in October 1945.
It was…

142 Squadron was formed in 1918 and reformed in 1934. In the early months of the war it was part of the Advanced Air Striking Force in France. By the end of 1940 the squadron converted to Wellingtons in 1 Group, but was posted to the Middle East in…
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