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Six items, Edward's very brief description of the operation, his navigation plot, the expected H2S return over the target. Two press clipping, captioned 'The result of Bomber Commands 12,000 lb bomb attacks on one of the Enemy's V.2 rocket sites'.…

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Sequence of six target photographs taken from the same aircraft at intervals during drop of tallboy. In the first image the bomb is visible in the bottom left quadrant, slightly further to the right in the second and in the third. The town bottom…

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Sequence of two target photographs taken at intervals from the same aircraft. Shows open countryside with fields. In the centre of first image is an area with a large number of craters. This area is on the left in the second image. Caption 'sequence…

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Sequence of two target photographs taken at intervals from the same aircraft. Showing open countryside with fields. The is an area with large number of craters just left of centre of first image which moves to upper left in the second. Caption…

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Target photograph showing open countryside with fields and roads. In the centre an area with a large number of craters. Caption '213, W.S, 24.6.44, 8", 16500, 136 degrees, A., A., 617'. On the reverse '51:96/14'.

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Target photograph showing open countryside with fields and roads. In the top left an are with large number of craters. Caption '216, W.S., 24.6.44, 8", 17000, 136 degrees, H., H., 617'. On the reverse '51:06/15'.

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Sequence of two target photographs taken at intervals from the same aircraft. Show open countryside with fields and roads. Large area with many craters top left in first image moving to centre in second. Caption 'sequence number, W.S., 24.6.44, 8",…

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Target photograph showing open countryside with fields and roads. Bottom right quadrant is a large area with many craters. Caption '221, W.S., 24.6.44, 8", 16500, 115 degrees, D., D., 617'. On the reverse '51:96/18'.

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Target photograph showing open countryside with fields and roads. Bottom right quadrant is a large area with many craters. Caption '221, W.S., 24.6.44, 8", 16500, 115 degrees, D., D., 617'. On the reverse '51:96/18'.

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Sequence of five target photographs taken at intervals from the same aircraft. All show open countryside with fields and roads. The nose of the bomb is visible on left edge centre in first image and further right in the second. A large area with many…

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Target photograph showing open countryside with fields and roads. Centre right is a large area with many craters. Caption '230, WS, 24.6.44, 8", 16300, 140 degrees, T., T., 617'. On the reverse '51:96/24'.

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Target photograph showing open countryside with fields and roads. In the centre a large area with many craters. Caption '238, W.S., 24.6.44, 8", 17000, 124 degrees, Y., Y., 617'. On the reverse '51:96/25'.

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Target photograph showing open countryside with fields and roads. In the centre is a large area with many craters. Caption '242, W.S., 24.6.44, 8", 17300, 1`12 degrees, R., R., 617'. On the reverse '51:96/26'.

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Target photograph showing open countryside with fields and roads. In the centre a large area with many craters. Caption '246, W.S., 24.6.44, 8", 17200, 150 degrees, B1, O, 617'. On the reverse '51:96/28'.

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A newspaper cutting announcing that Ernie Twells and the 617 squadron association will attend a presentation at Matlock. It describes the attempts made to sink the Tirpitz. Handwritten at the top is 'Long Eaton Advertiser 10/11/77'.

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,…

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 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,…

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A brief memoir of Frank and Freddie Horry written by Freddie's wife.
There is a short memoir about Frank and a longer memoir about Freddie.
There are three stories about different operations.

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Left page title 'Targets'

Top left - a note 'got to here'. Top right - an aerial oblique view of a city-scape with some large buildings and some damage visible. Captioned 'Essen' on the reverse 'Essen'.

Middle - an aerial oblique view of a…

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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…

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Target photograph showing bright area in the centre. Caption '347, W.S., 4/5.7.44, NT 8". 16450, 246 degrees 0131' St Leu D'Esserent, Z, 1 x 12000, 34 secs, F/L Pryor, Z., 617'. On the reverse '51:98/13'.
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