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MLawsonHA19210824-170720-01.pdf
Suzanne Pescott is the daughter of Homer Lawson who took part in an operation to destroy a V-1 site. Although he survives a Halifax from his squadron was destroyed and six of the seven crew members did not survive. Suzanne visited the site to lay a…

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To Mr Floyd, father of Philip Floyd, mentioning that he was his son's navigator and that he had recently discovered Mr Loyd's address. Expresses concern that he might upset Mr Floyd. Provides description of their last operation on 1000 bomber attack…

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An audio account of an anti-aircraft gunner's service in Burma. Describes a B-24 crash landing near a small landing strip in Burma and discusses Spitfires burried in Burma.

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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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A description of what happened to a lost Lancaster, short of fuel that was guided into RAF Wick and landed safely. Annotated 'F/L Crocker 1989'.

PBradburyDC17010010.pdf
Photo 1 - view across the port wing of a Lancaster in flight. Mostly clouds.

Photo 2 - air-to-air view from the mid-upper turret looking aft towards five Lancasters.

Photo 3 - vertical aerial photograph of Wesel, Germany during a bombing…

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Bill writes about possible leave - keeps changing. Now on 2-3 hr shifts on the gun post, but also have to get there quickly if there is an air raid warning. Says no air raids recently but saw Me 109 at high level and resulting anti aircraft fire.…

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A short memoir about operations over France before and after D-day. Includes how he received his award (as a D-Day veteran) of the Légion d'Honneur in Canberra.

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Writes about measures after bombing attack - half the course to go on leave and other, including his flight, to man gun post. Describes how he and friend Derry rushed to get the first post. They are on a very exposed gun post with a Vickers machine…

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A memoir by Joe Harrison of his first operation in 1943. He describes the initial briefing, the events during the bombing run, the damage to their aircraft and his subsequent illness. Includes descriptions of the post-op analysis and good crew…

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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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Andrew hitchhiked from Edmonton to Calgary and then on to Mountain View by train. Gunnery training was in a Bolingbroke which had a mid-upper turret; bombing training was done in an Anson. Andrew was then posted to navigation school in Quebec for…

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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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