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MMolloyS[Ser#-DoB]-160212-01.pdf
Contains photographs, silhouettes and drawings of British, American and Russian aircraft, showing dimensions, armament, armour plate or glass, and position of fuel tanks. Tables set out aircraft capabilities, including range and bomb loads.

RAF Hartford Bridge was in Hampshire ten miles south east of Reading and it opened in November 1942. It had been used to test Horsa, Hotspur and Hamilcar military gliders. The station was also used to develop FIDO and used by a variety of units,…

487 Squadron was formed in August 1942 as part of 2 Group Bomber Command. On June 1st 1943 the unit transferred to 2 Tactical Air Force under which it carried out intruder operations for the rest of the war. It was disbanded in September 1945.

It…

464 Squadron was formed in September 1942 as part of 2 Group Bomber Command but in June 1943 it transferred to 2 Tactical Air Force and flew intruder operations until it disbanded in September 1945.
It was stationed at: RAF Feltwell and RAF…

21 Squadron was originally formed in 1915. By 1939 the squadron was in 2 Group based at RAF Watton with Blenheims. Between June and October 1940 the squadron operated out of RAF Lossiemouth during the Norway Campaign following which it returned to…

RAF Methwold was in Nofolk, 10 miles north-west of Brandon. It opened with grass runways in 1939 as a satellite airfield for RAF Feltwell, just to the south. The runways were concreted in 1943 and it reopened in May 1944. Flying ceased in 1946 and…

RAF Feltwell is in Norfolk, ten miles west of Thetford. It opened in April 1937 and was operated by 3 Group Bomber Command with Harrows of 214 and 37 Squadrons. They converted to Wellingtons in May 1939. By November 1940 the station was occupied by…

APennL170622.mp3
Lawrence Penn grew up in Australia and worked as a bank clerk before he volunteered for the Air Force. He flew 40 operations as a pilot with 226 Squadron. After the war he had his own air taxi company and also flew for Qantas.

PBanksP15010146.jpg
At the top Queen Elizabeth accompanied by a group captain pilot in tunic with peaked cap walks between two ranks of Royal Air Force personnel on parade. In the background Venturas. Caption '1943 Methwold'.

In the middle are two views of case of a…

PBanksP15010113.jpg
King George VI in RAF uniform shakes hands with a sergeant at the near end of the rear rank of airmen parading on grass. To the King's right, two other RAF officers. In the background Venturas are parked in two lines.

Top right a group of officers…

PBanksP15010101.jpg
Top left an aerial vertical photograph of Dunkirk docks. A river runs from the sea bottom centre in a curve to top centre. Docks with moles and basins are to the right and the town is to the left of the river.

Top right an aerial vertical…

PBanksP15010096.jpg
Aerial vertical photograph of Ventura flying over canals and town. A Ventura flies from right to left. Below is a canal which splits into a number of channels and a branch goes up into the town on the left side. Town buildings on both sides of canal.…

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PBanksP15010091.jpg
On the left an aerial vertical photograph of town, canal and docks. A canal zigzags from top left down, right and the left back towards dockyard in the bottom left. A town with dwellings and industrial areas lies mostly to the right of canal. The…

PBanksP15010087.jpg
Aerial vertical photograph of coastline with town and docks. Coastline runs from mid left to right with a broad peninsular in the centre on which is a large town with docks. There are five jetties/piers running out into the sea. There is a Ventura…

PBanksP15010053.jpg
Approximately 100 personnel in four rows in front of a Ventura. Most of the front row are officers wearing peaked caps. The remaining rows are mostly airmen. In the background an open grass area with a church on the horizon on the left. Captioned…

PBanksP15010052.jpg
Approximately 100 personnel in three rows sitting and standing in front of a Ventura. Personnel towards the centre of the front row are wearing officers peaked caps. The remainder are airmen wearing side caps. In the background two hangars, the…
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