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MCheshireGL72021-181210-070013.jpg
Target photograph showing open countryside with a bright area at the bottom left. Caption '339, W.S., 4/5.7.44,NT 8", 17000, 0141, St Leu D'Esserent, V. 1 x 12000, 34 secs, F/O Lee, V, 617'. On the reverse '51:98/8'.

MCheshireGL72021-181210-070011.jpg
Target photograph showing large bright flashes centre left and right as well as other flashes. Caption '338, W.S., 4/5.7.44, NT 8", St Leu D'Esserent, V., 1 x 12000, F/O Lee, V., 617'. On the reverse '51:98/7'.

MCheshireGL72021-181210-070009.jpg
Signal message reports large concentration of craters, damage to entrance of caves and destruction of road rail in the area.

MCheshireGL72021-181210-070004.jpg
Date: 4/5 July 1944, target, zero hour 0130 hours. Lists leader and marker 1, Wing Commander Cheshire flying P-51. Marker 2 in Mosquito and 17 Lancaster carrying one tallboy bomb each.

MCheshireGL72021-181210-070002.jpg
Notes that despite allied bombing, V-1 campaign against London and South East continues. Notes decision to attack V-1 storage sites. 617 Squadron were to join 5 Group attack and use using 12,000 bombs to collapse roof of caves in which bombs were…

MCheshireGL72021-181210-060037.jpg
Target photograph showing open countryside with fields. A railway line runs from centre left to right. A tallboy is visible middle left edge. Caption '256, W.S., 25.6.44, 8", 17200, 115 degrees, X., X., 617'. On the bottom 'F/L Poore, 1 x 12000, 0906…

MCheshireGL72021-181210-060035.jpg
Sequence of two target photographs taken at intervals from the same aircraft. Both show open countryside with fields. In the first image there is a railway line running bottom left to centre right. Smoke from explosion visible amongst area covered…

MCheshireGL72021-181210-060031.jpg
Target photograph showing open countryside with fields. There is an area covered with craters bottom centre to right. Caption '271, W.S., 25.6.44, 8", 17000, 110 degrees, T., T., 617'. On the bottom F/O Willsher, 1 x 12000, 0905 hrs'. On the reverse…

MCheshireGL72021-181210-060029.jpg
Sequence of two target photographs taken at intervals from the same aircraft. Both show open countryside with fields. In the first image a tallboy is visible bottom left. In the second, there is an area with many craters bottom right and smoke from…

MCheshireGL72021-181210-060025.jpg
Target photograph showing open countryside with fields. There is smoke from explosion middle bottom. Caption '280, W.S., 25.6.44, 8", 18500, 104 degrees, Y., Y., 617'. On the bottom 'S/L McCarthy 1 x 12000, 0909 hrs'. On the reverse '512:97/10'.

MCheshireGL72021-181210-060023.jpg
Target photograph showing open countryside with fields. The whole area is covered in craters. Caption '283, W.S., 25.6.44, 8", 16400, 134 degrees, C., C., 617'. On the bottom 'F/O Standford 1 x 12000, [...] hrs'. On the reverse '51:97/11'.

MCheshireGL72021-181210-060021.jpg
Sequence of two target photographs taken at intervals from the same aircraft. First image shows open countryside with fields and smoke from explosion bottom centre. Target area with many craters is bottom right. Second image shows target area on the…

MCheshireGL72021-181210-060017.jpg
Series of three target photographs taken at intervals from the same aircraft. First image shows open countryside with fields. Target area with large number of craters is bottom right and this moves to centre in subsequent images. Caption 'sequnce…

MCheshireGL72021-181210-060011.jpg
Target photograph showing open countryside with fields virtually covered with craters. Caption '311, W.S., 25.6.44, 8", 16600, 120 degrees, H., H., 617'. At the bottom 'F/Lt Clayton, 1 12000, 0905 hrs'. On the reverse '51:97/17'.

MCheshireGL72021-181210-060003.jpg
Date 25 June 1944, target, zero hour 0905 hours.Lists leader and marker 1 in P51, two more markers in Mosquito and 17 crews in Lancaster carrying tallboy bombs.

MCheshireGL72021-181210-050056.jpg
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'.

MCheshireGL72021-181210-050054.jpg
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'.

MCheshireGL72021-181210-050052.jpg
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'.

MCheshireGL72021-181210-050050.jpg
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'.

MCheshireGL72021-181210-050040.jpg
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…

MCheshireGL72021-181210-050038.jpg
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'.

MCheshireGL72021-181210-050038.jpg
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'.

MCheshireGL72021-181210-050034.jpg
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",…

MCheshireGL72021-181210-050032.jpg
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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