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Reconnaissance photograph of Saumur tunnel entrance and surrounding area taken on 9 June 1944 after attach with 12,000 lb bombs. Description notes direct hit on roof of entrance to tunnel and two other 100 foot craters on the approach to tunnel. On…

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Specifies date - 14/15 June 1944, target and zero hour 2235 hours. Lists crews with Wing Commander Cheshire leading along with two other markers flying Mosquito and 22 crews flying Lancaster all armed with one Tallboy bomb.

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Account of operation against sheltered E-boats in Le Havre harbour. Tasks to assist Navy in their fight against E-boats who were operating against allied invasion forces. States pens would be invulnerable even to 12,000 lb bombs therefore, bombs…

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Describes damage to E-boat pens mentioning some direct hits and definite damage to north-west corner. Mentions other hits and heavy damage to small craft, a floating dock, jetties and basins. Limited damage outside dock area.

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Mentions two or three direct hits which penetrated the roof as well as some near misses. Describes damage to roof and foundations and subsequent collapse of the roof.

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Target photograph showing harbour area on the left side with two bright marks centre and bottom left. Caption '126, WS 14/15.6.44, NT 8, Le Havre RD, F, 1 x 14000, F/O Stanford, F, 617'. On the reverse '1700, from Pens'.

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Target photograph showing harbour area on the left with bright spots top left quadrant and centre left. Caption '128, WS 14/15.6.44, NT 82, Le Havre RD, F, 1 x 14000, F/O Stanford, F, 617'. On the reverse '51:93/9'.

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Target photograph showing harbour area on the left with bright spots top left quadrant and just below centre left. Caption '146, WS 14/15.6.44, NT8", Le Havre RD, J, 1 x 14000, P/O Gingles, L, 617'. On the reverse 53:93/10'.

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Target photograph showing built up area on the left and harbour area on the right. Bright spot centre one third way up. Caption '130, WS 14/15.6.44, NT 82, Le Havre RD, K1, 1 x 14000, F/L Wilson N, 617'. On the reverse 53:93/11'.

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Target photograph showing coastline on the left. Caption '138, W.S 14/15.6.44, Le Havre RD, S, 1 x 14000, F/Lt Reid, S, 617'. On the reverse '53:93/12 Photo 159'.

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Target photograph showing bright spots bottom left and bottom centre. Caption '172, W.s. 14/15.6.44, NT 8", Le Havre, T, 1 x 14000, F/O Willsher, T, 617'. On the reverse '51:93/13'

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Target photograph showing two bright spots on left side. Caption '148, ,W.S. 14/15.6.44, NT 8", Le Havre RD, V, 1 x 14000, F/O Cheney, V, 617'. On the reverse '51/93/14'.

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Target photograph showing bright spots bottom left and just right of centre. Caption '141, WS 14/15.6.44, NT 8", Le Havre RD, V, 1 x 14000, F/O Cheney, V, 617'. On the reverse '51:93/15'.

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Target photograph blurred with built up area on left. Caption '137, WS 14/15.6.44, NT 8, 16700, 108 degree, 2234, Le Havre RD, Z, 1 x 14000, 15 secs, F/O Ross, Z, 617', On the reverse '500 yards 190 degrees'.

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Target photograph showing land at the top and sea at the bottom with town and harbour centre. There are two bomb explosions visible left centre and a bright spot below them to the right.. Caption '6 90, KLS, 14/6/44, 8" 20000, H, H625'. On the…

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States date 15/16 June 1944, target, zero hour 2235. Shows Wing Commander Cheshire leader and marker in Mosquito and 22 crews flying Lancaster all armed with Tallboy bombs.

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Describes planned timing to attach at the same time as the main force. Reports that weather was unfavourable. After initially cancelling the operation leader checked out weather at low level but decided low visibility and target defences precluded…

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Explains that the enemy had brought much vaunted secret weapons into action including V2 missile. Five launching platforms were known to exits and 617 as a precision bombing squadron to destroy these sites. First target allotted was at Watten to the…

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States date 19 June 1944, Target constructional works Watten, zero hour 1915/1931. Lists leader/marker Wing Commander Cheshire and marker 2, Squadron Leader Shannon in Mosquito with 18 crews flying Lancaster all armed with Tallboy bombs.

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Date 24 June 1944, target, zero hour 1750 hours. Lists leader and marker no 2 crews in Mosquito and sixteen crews in Lancaster all armed with Tallboy bombs.

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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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