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  • Tags: RAF Holme-on-Spalding Moor

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Detailed operation order from group to 102, 77, 10, 158, 466, 640, 76, 78, 51 and 578 Squadrons with numbers of aircraft required. Target "Whitebait". Gives detailed instructions, routes, bomb loads, wave orders, fuel loads, window carriage, route…

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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View from cockpit into bomb aimers station with part of pilots seat and throttles at top and bombsight in nose. On the reverse '1944, Holme on Spalding Moor, 76 Squadron, Halifax 3 and Mk 14 Bombsight'.

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Target photograph taken during daylight attack on Tirlemont (Goetsenhoven) airfield. Patchwork of fields with aircraft dispersal hardstands to left and right of explosions and smoke centred on airfield itself. Village of Bost is to the bottom left…

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Night target photograph showing tracer lines. Captioned '4413 HLM12/13-8-44//NT8" 16000 >060 degrees 0016. Russelsheim RD, S 1x2000 12x4 29 Secs F/S Jubb Q76'.This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form. No better…

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Night target photograph showing roads and glare in centre. Captioned '4271 HLM.28/29-7-44//NT8" 10000 >150.0400.Foret Du Neippe. B1. 18x500 c21secs F/S Jubb M76'.

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Image shows open countryside with Route National 158 between Caen and Falaise. Captioned '4425HLM.14-8-44//8" 6000 >140 degrees 1444 Tractable 22 RD, B16x500 c 23 secs F/S Jubb M76'.

Identification kindly provided by Ray Moroney of the Finding the…

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Night target photograph showing railway with marshalling yard, glare in centre and tracer. captioned '4379.HLM 10/11-8-44//NT 8" 11000 >065degrees.0024. Dijon RD.C1 6x1000 3x500 C 21 secs F/S Jubb 0 76'.

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BYeomanHTYeomanHTv1-01.pdf
Starts with a poem and then a series of stories which together form the memoirs of Harold Yeoman, an officer who served in Bomber Command during the war, initially as a pilot on Wellingtons and then as an Intelligence Officer. He relates his…

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Six airmen sitting underneath a railway bridge, captioned '[Holm]e-on-Spalding Moor Station August 1944'.

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LHolmesWC176554v1.pdf
Royal Canadian Air Force pilots flying log book for W C Holmes, covering the period from 18 August 1942 to 18 May 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and post war flying with 512 squadron and transport command. He was stationed at…

LWilsonJ1486634v1.pdf
Observer's and air gunner's flying log book for J Wilson, covering the period from 12 July 1942 to 26 March 1945. Detailing his flying training, Operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Penrhos, RAF Lossiemouth, RAF…

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Louis Makens worked as a farm worker before the war but volunteered for aircrew. He discusses his training on Wellingtons and operations flying Stirlings with 196 Squadron including a crash landing, and glider towing. His Halifax was shot down 18/19…

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A summary of Flight Sergeant David Joseph's RAF service. Joining the RAF on 27 October 1941, in January 1944 he joined 76 Squadron and was shot down on 18 March 1944 on an operation to Frankfurt. He became a prisoner of war at Hydekrug Luft VI,…

LJosephD1576383v1.pdf
Pilot’s flying log book for Flight Sergeant David Joseph from 20 January 1944 to 18 March 1944, recording squadron-based training and operations flown. Served at RAF Holme-on-Spalding Moor. Aircraft flown were Halifax Mk 2, Halifax Mk 1, Halifax Mk…

B[Author]JosephDv1.pdf
Includes David Joseph's service in the RAF, his training in Canada and his operations on Halifaxes at RAF Holme-on-Spalding Moor and his movements after being shot down 18 March 1944 and becoming a prisoner of war.

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The letter refers to Mr Joseph's son, Flight Sergeant David Joseph who is reported as missing in action. A list of his crew is included. The list does not include Sergeant Louis Makens who joined the crew as mid under gunner and became a prisoner of…

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Arthur Hulyer talks about his experience in the RAF. Remembers working in an engineering firm before joining the Air Force. Tells of how he trained to become a pilot. He was sent to America, for pilot training in Oklahoma, but then ended up as a…

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Charles Gallagher was born in a small village outside Nottingham where his father was rector of the local church. At the age of six the family moved to South Brent on Dartmoor where Charles enjoyed country sports and helped with the local hunt. At…

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At the start of the war, Doug Beasley left school at 16 to start work. Initially a member of the Air Training Corps, he was sent for aircrew selection when he became 18. There was a 12-month wait to enlist as a pilot, so he opted to become a flight…

AAllenWH170331.mp3
William Allen’s father had served with the Fleet Air Arm during the First World War. William also wanted to fly and so volunteered for the RAF at the earliest opportunity. He trained as a wireless operator. The crew arrived on the squadron and the…
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