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Photo 1 is an air to air image of a Wellington IV.
Photo 2 is a Wellington landing at night.
Photo 3 is a vertical aerial photograph with two Wellingtons. No detail is visible on the ground due to cloud and anti-aircraft fire.
Photo 4 is a…

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On his return to Great Britain after his release from prisoner of war camp, Geoff Packham was interrogated by his commanding officer. His aircraft was damaged during a raid on Sterkrade by Holten. The bailed out over the Netherlands. He was captured…

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Brief recollection of Eric Horsham from his early years in Plumstead, training at Lords, Torquay, St Athans, Marston Moor then 102 Squadron at Pocklngton. On one operation they were badly damaged but made a successful forced landing at RAF…

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Two newspaper cuttings of same date. First (from The Times) lists RAF Awards for Gallantry in air operations. Includes Distinguished Flying Cross for F/L A N Hollis. Second (from The Daily Telegraph) gives account of Hollis citation stating attack on…

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A vertical aerial photograph taken during the bombing of Szombathely aerodrome. The left side of the image is obscured by explosions and smoke. It is captioned ' 2393. 37/307. 20/21.10.44. F8//NT.8000' -->020°. 21.57.Szombathely A/D. X. 9x500. MkIII…

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A vertical aerial photograph taken during the bombing of Smederevo. No detail is visible due to anti-aircraft flashes. It is captioned '1758. TOR 16/17 JULY 1944.//NT F8 4100' -->052°. 2253. Smederevo. L. 9 x 500 lb P6 Lt.Bayford. H. 37.'

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A vertical aerial photograph taken during the bombing of Szombathely. No detail is visible due to anti-aircraft explosions. It is captioned '1831.TOR.7/8 AUG.1944//NT.F8". 4500: ->330°0102½.Szombathely.A/D
R.18x250lbs.MKIII 15secs.Sgt…

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A vertical aerial photograph taken during bombing of Genoa. The right side has several flashes of anti-aircraft fire. Street patterns, docks and buildings are visible. It is captioned '1879. TOR 13-14 Aug 44 //NT F/8" 8300 -->326 2230 Genoa K 9 x 500…

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A sequence of nine vertical aerial photographs taken during the bombing of Podgorica. They are numbered 2408 to 2416. The first image shows a single bomb being dropped.
It is captioned '2408. 37/312 6. Nov. 1944. F8"//9,400' --> 1529½ D.J. 37.…

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A vertical aerial photograph of Podgorica taken during bombing operations. The top half is largely obscured by anti-aircraft fire. Street patterns are visible. It is captioned '2536. 37/325. 19/20. Nov. 44. F/8"//NT. 8300' -->050° 20.30 Podgorica…

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A vertical aerial photograph of Kraljevo taken during bombing operations at the marshalling yards . The right side is partly obscured by anti-aircraft fire but main roads and the river are clearly visible. It is captioned '1849. TOR. 10/11 AUG…

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A vertical aerial photograph taken during the bombing of Rimini. Most of the image is obscured by bomb explosions and anti-aircraft fire. It is captioned 'Sgt CROUCHER (AIR BOMBER)' on LH side. At bottom: '2187.37/263. 18/19 Sept.44.F8"//NT.…

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A vertical aerial photograph taken during the bombing of Ficarolo pontoon bridge. Some of the image is obscured by anti-aircraft fire. It is captioned '2466 37/322. 16/17 Nov. 44. F8//NT. 9000' --> 315°. 20.02 FICAROLO PONTOON BR. H. 1 x 4000. Mk…

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A vertical aerial photograph taken during the bombing of Portes les Valences. Anti-aircraft fire can be seen on the image. It is captioned '1821 TOR 3/4 Aug 1944//NT F8 4800 -->006° 2355. PORTES LES VALENCES. R.6 x 500 lbs MkIII 15 secs Sgt TAYLOR…

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A vertical aerial photograph of the San Benedetto pontoon bridge. Most of the image is obscured by anti-aircraft fire. It is captioned '2249. 37/275. 30/1 Oct 44. F8"//NT.7500' --> S. BENEDETTO PONTOON BR.Q. Cpt BAYFORD. P. Sgt CROUCHER (Air…

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Vertical aerial photograph of Udine Main Aerodrome, taken during bombing operations. No detail is visible on the photograph due to anti-aircraft fire. It is captioned '2483 37/323 17/18 Nov 44. F8"//NT. 7500' -->345° 2059. UDINE MAIN A/D W. 9x500lbs…

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A vertical aerial photograph taken during the bombing of Marseilles. The top right corner is obscured by a flash. It is captioned '1888 TOR 14/15 AUG 1944 //NT.F8" 8,500' --> 310° 2234 MARSEILLES R. 6x500lbs Mark III 20 sec Sgt TAYLOR L37'.

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A vertical aerial photograph taken during bombing of Bologna. There are several small bomb explosions and anti-aircraft fire. The photograph is captioned '2044 TOR 1/2 Sep 44//NT F8" 10,000' -->240° 2143 BOLOGNA. M/Y R 8x500lbs 7x250lbs Mark III. 19…

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Shows section of aircraft skin missing with bullet hole in section still attached above. Reported as damage to 102 Squadron Whitley V P5005 over Cologne. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor..

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States that squadron was detailed to attack third constructional site at Sirancourt just to the west of St Pol. One P-51, two Mosquitos and 17 Lancasters took off for attack. Reports clear weather and good target marking. Aircraft bombed visually to…

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States that the next constructional works target was at Wizernes three or four miles south of St Omer. Reports two abortive sorties due to weather on 20th and 22nd June. Favourable weather forecast for 24 June. Two Mosquitos and 16 Lancasters took…

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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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Notes written by Arthur Harris to Hamish Mahaddie about Bomber Command. Included is a signed photograph of Arthur T Harris.
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