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SPerryWRP1317696v60011.pdf
A short history of 106 Squadron. Covers formation in world war one. Reformed in 1938 with Hinds and Battles. Equipped with Hampden at beginning of the war. Initially a advanced training unit. Became operational in September 1940. Describes early…

SGillK1438901v40010.pdf
Description of three (one aborted due to weather) operations against Tirpitz, photograph of crew on return from sinking Tirpitz, poor photocopy of target photograph of attach on Tirpitz. Account of operation on E & R boat pens at Ijmuiden along with…

SGillK1438901v40008.jpg
List crew and weapon (Tallboy) and target location. Notes 'shot down by enemy ground defences approx. 1000 today (This a/c was hit by H/7 in the T/A and seen to go down in flames and exploded as it hit the ground near Syke)'.

SGillK1438901v40007.pdf
Joined 18 June 1941. Trained as navigator in Canada. After operational and conversions training in England during which he flew two operations. He was posted to 9 Squadron at RAF Bardney where he flew 25 operations which are listed. After a tour as a…

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Target photograph of Bielefeld Viaduct. Railway runs left to right across centre with Johannisbach river running top to bottom and Gummibahn railway by-pass running from bottom centre and joining the main railway to left of viaduct. One or more bomb…

SGillK1438901v20033.jpg
Top - description of ijmiden operations by 617 Squadron 15 and 30 December 1944.
Middle - reconnaissance photograph showing coast and port with harbour wall and basins in built up area.
Bottom left - b/w photograph of boat pens before…

SGillK1438901v20031.jpg
States that photograph shows. Mentions first abortive attack on 29 October 1944, second cancelled for weather and the final successful attack on 11 November 1944.

SGillK1438901v20006.jpg
Target photograph of Bergen Submarine pen. Coastline runs bottom left to top right with sea to right. Ubåtbunkeren Bruno is the square structure in the centre of the image. The town of Bergen is in the left hand corner, with port facilities and…

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Top - six aircrew standing in line behind a Lancaster, Captioned 'Crew from left to right, Sid Grimes wireless operator, Ken Gill navigator, Charlie Randon bomb aimer, Jack Penswick gunner, Eddy Barnett engineer, Barney Gumbley pilot'.
Bottom target…

NWakefieldHE171016-06.jpg
Top left - photograph of a Tallboy bomb. Main photograph of a Lancaster dropping a Grand Slam bomb. Text explains photograph is of a 22,000 lb bomb leaving rack during attack on a viaduct at Arnsberg, Germany.

PFOMetheringhamAF19050011.jpg
Top - a runway with FIDO aflame on edges. A Mosquito is landing on left side. Submitted with description 'Mosquito landing with the aid of FIDO. Date and location not recorded'.
Bottom - side by side target photographs of port area showing aiming…

PFOMetheringhamAF19050008.jpg
Reconnaissance photograph showing a river running top to bottom and a bridge crossing in the middle with several spans down. There are many craters on both sides of the river. Explanatory note 'NIENBURG BRIDGE over the river Weser after the attack by…

PEdgarAG19010001.jpg
Five civilians standing under a Lancaster wing. It is captioned 'Dad with crew from war (Scampton) A.G. Edgar DFC (Centre)'. A Grand Slam and a Tallboy bomb can be seen in the background.

Five Group Newsletter, number 30, January 1945. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and articles on famous last words, operations, navigation, this month's bouquets, radar navigation, tactics, air bombing, signals, gardening, training,…

Five Group Newsletter, number 29, December 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and articles on tactics, operations, gardening, signals, navigation, this month's bouquets, radar navigation, air bombing, engineering, training,…

Five Group Newsletter, number 27, October 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and features about operations, gardening, signals, tactics, air bombing, navigation, this month's bouquets, radar navigation, training, second thoughts…

Five Group Newsletter, number 26, September 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and features about operations, gardening, war effort, tactics, signals, air bombing, navigation, radar navigation, engineering, air sea rescue,…

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Bottom left - a Lancaster gate guard at the entrance of RAF Scampton with trees behind. Tallboy and Grand Slam bombs are also visible beneath the Lancaster. Right bottom - the gate posts people and a bus. Centre top- an Vulcan flying over. On the…

PCheshireGL18100110.jpg
A large bomb is being lifted by crane above a bomb trolley attached to a tractor. There are two men to the left, the rearmost holding one of the bomb's fins. A man stand to the right of the bomb with another sitting in the crane. Reported as labelled…

MCheshireGL72021-181210-080026.jpg
Target photograph showing open countryside with fields. Prominent roads run left to right. There are some craters scattered over the image. Caption '392, W.S., 6.7.44., 8", 18800, 140 degrees, 1532, Mimoyecques RD, D, 1 x 12000, C, 35 secs, F/L…

MCheshireGL72021-181210-080024.jpg
Target photograph showing open countryside with a large area with dense craters in the centre.Smoke can be seen in centre and top centre. Caption '387. W.S. 6.7.44, 8", 18200, 160 degrees, 1538, Mimoyecques RD, B, 1 x 12000, C, 35 secs, F/L Stanford.…

MCheshireGL72021-181210-080022.jpg
Target photograph showing open countryside with fields. There are forests in the centre and from left to right across the top. Caption '387, W.S., 6.7.44. 8", 16000, 141 degrees 1530, Mimoyecques RD, Y, 1 x 12000, C, 35 secs, F?L Stout, Y, 617'. On…

MCheshireGL72021-181210-080020.jpg
Target photograph showing open countryside with fields. Prominent road runs top centre to bottom and left centre to right. Craters are scattered over most of the image mostly left of centre line. Caption '377, W.S., 7.7.44, 17000, 178 degrees, 1535,…
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