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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 attack 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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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",…

MCheshireGL72021-181210-050038.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'.

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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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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.

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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'.

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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…

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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…

MCheshireGL72021-181210-060023.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'.
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