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MWhittleGG1397166-160822-04.pdf
A review of Tim Barlow's research in to the life of his Great Uncle, Jack Osborne who died on the night of 22/23 June 1943 in Lancaster 'LM325'. Tim Barlow travelled to Benningen, Holland where there is a memorial at the crash site. Geoffrey Whittle…

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An account of the night they were nearly shot down over Hannover. Crew names and positions are detailed as are the events of the night. One engine was on fire and this was extinguished by diving and restarted. The engineer put out a second fire and…

BWhittleGGWhittleGGv3.pdf
An incomplete memoir written by Geoffrey Whittle starting at age 16. At age 18 he volunteered for aircrew duties and trained at RAF West Freugh. He converted to Wellingtons then Lancasters and moved to RAF Ludford Magna in June 1943. Over Hannover…

BWhittleGGWhittleGGv2.pdf
A description of the briefing and attack on Peenemünde 17 August 1943.

BWhittleGGWhittleGGv1.pdf
A brief memoir of Geoffrey Whittle's wartime service. His training starts in March 1942 in Scotland. One year later he converted to Wellingtons, then Lancasters at RAF Lindholme. He was then posted to RAF Ludford Magna. On his 15th operation over…

LWhittleGG1397166v1.pdf
Observers and air gunners flying log book for Geoffrey Whittle, navigator, covering the period from 4 November 1942 to 26 July 1953. Detailing his flying training, instructor duties and post war flying. He was stationed at RAF West Freugh, RAF…

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Donald Fraser completed a tour of operations as a flight engineer with 101 Squadron. He discusses the importance of ground personnel, his crew, his operations and the conditions at RAF Ludford Magna. He describes having to stop his mid-upper gunner…

LFraserDK1566621v1.pdf
Navigator’s air bombers and air gunner’s flying log book for Donald Fraser DFM, flight engineer, covering the period from 17 July 1943 to 25 February 1946. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at…

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Donald Fraser grew up in Fifeshire, and worked in forestry until he volunteered into the RAF in 1942, aged eighteen. He trained as a flight engineer and completed a tour of operations with 101 Squadron. He recalls operations to Berlin, being hit by…

ELampreyPGuntonW431005v.pdf
Peter Lamprey explains that they have not seen so much action this month, Stuttgart being their last target when they met no resistance. The squadron is under strength and the new crews are not yet settled in. He recalls social life and concludes…

ELampreyPGuntonW430930.pdf
Peter Lamprey writes about cancelled operations and a difficult trip to Hanover during which they lost a crew and after which their airfield was bombed. He concludes by asking to be remembered to friends.

ELampreyPGuntonW430902.pdf
Peter Lamprey provides a detailed description of the procedures and emotions of the crew before, during and after an operation..

ELampreyPGuntonW430826.pdf
Peter Lamprey writes that they are off operations as their rear gunner is ill. The wing commander has been unable to find a replacement so Peter has taken advantage and gone out on the town. He concludes with catching up with friends’ news and…

ELampreyPGuntonW430710.pdf
Peter Lamprey writes that he is continuing with operations over Germany. He complains that the station is a long way from the glamour of big cities although there are some closer hostelries. He concludes with banter and chatter about acquaintances.

ELampreyPGuntonW4309XX.pdf
Peter Lamprey starts with catching up with friends. He comments that they have lost twelve aircraft over the last four operations. He describes in some detail his difficult trip to Munich and that Mannheim had been similar.

ELampreyPGuntonW[Date]-42.pdf
Peter Lamprey writes about returning from leave and waiting for his next mission. The letter was annotated ‘Last Letter’.

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Peter Lamprey writes of his disapproval that he does not receive replies to his letters and of his sortie to Essen where his aircraft was heavily damaged resulting in them having to limp home.

ELampreyPGuntonW[Date]-40.pdf
Peter Lamprey writes that his last operation was to a ‘tunnel’ and was a ‘piece of cake’. He reports his skipper is laid up ill and complains about the weather.

ELampreyPGuntonW[Date]-39.pdf
Peter Lamprey writes that the last four operations were to the ‘Big City’ and that he is suffering a hangover after previous night’s revelry.

ELampreyPGuntonW[Date]-38.pdf
Peter Lamprey writes about an operation to Turin and comments that he would rather do two trips there rather than ‘Happy Valley’ where some crews had been lost. He remarks that bad weather has curtailed operations.

ELampreyPGuntonW[Date]-37.pdf
Peter Lamprey writes about bombing operations to Bochum and then Kassel after which German aircraft followed them home and bombed runway as they went in to land, subsequently putting the airfield unserviceable with anti-personnel bombs. In conclusion…

ELampreyPGuntonW[Date]-36.pdf
Peter Lamprey notes that they have been grounded for ten days and had received congratulations from Group Headquarters over the Peenemunde operation. He then describes an operation to Nürnberg when they were engaged by two fighters over Mannheim.

ELampreyPGuntonW[Date]-35.pdf
Peter Lamprey reports that his crew turned back with an un-serviceable aircraft from operation to Berlin but that he was subsequently involved in a ferocious attack on Berlin with four hundred planes bombing inside 15 minutes. On their return they…

ELampreyPGuntonW[Date]-34.pdf
Peter Lamprey mentions that he has now been to Mannheim three times and that the previous night’s mission had been cancelled due to weather. He states that he had enjoyed his recent leave and that he had to terminate his letter as operations were…
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