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POHaraHF16010031.jpg
Vertical aerial photograph of Rostock. Most detail is obscured by anti-aircraft fire. The Unterwarnow adnd the Altstadt are partially visible. Captioned ‘1. T(Y5) 12 NT 26/27/4/42 F/8” [arrow] TX’.

MCarrR[Ser#-DoB]-150527-01.pdf
The report describes how Ron Carr and his crew baled out over Switzerland after their aircraft was badly damaged by anti-aircraft fire en route to Augsburg. He was arrested but eventually transported back to the UK via Paris, Madrid and Gibraltar.

BAndersonRJAndersonRJv1.pdf
Robert Anderson describes his training in Tasmania and Canada, and his tour of operations to targets in France and Germany with 106 Squadron.

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Vertical aerial photograph of a railway junction. At the bottom is an urban area. The rest of the image has regular field shapes. Anti-aircraft trace fire obscures part of the left side. Captioned ‘1. P(Y6) 12 NT 26/27/4/42 F/8” [arrow] TX’,…

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Five raid assessments carried out at RAF Spilsby. Detail of problems encountered in each operation. Final sheet is an extract from Operations Record Book by three different Lancasters.

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A newspaper cutting with details about operations to Rheydt, Euskirchen, Andernach, Homburg, Fulda and Gerolstein. Annotated 'No 16'.

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Target photograph of Pilsen. Completely obscured by haze, smoke, dust, light streaks and balls of light. Captioned 'V', '5B', '5152 SKELL.16/17.4.45//NT(C)8" 12750' 165° 0401. PISEN.B. 1HC4000(Tr)IN+6MC500(M2)DT46ANM64DT.27secs.F/L.RAWLE.B.61.'. On…

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Petition for the award of Distinguished Flying Cross to Pilot Officer William Frank Tudhope and Distinguished Flying Medal to Sergeant Lewis Smith Belton. Provides details about the operation on Wilhelmshaven, damage by anti-aircraft fire, then the…

BWhittleGGWhittleGGv2.pdf
A description of the briefing by 'Bomber Harris' and attack on Peenemünde on 17 August 1943.

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In the letter he refers to an operation to Schweinfurt described in the book. They received damage over Reading from 'friendly' anti-aircraft fire. They jettisoned the bomb load in the Channel then headed home via Harwich at 3000'. Despite warning…

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…

PFilliputtiA16010055.jpg
A P-38 crashes in flames while other aircraft are visible in the sky amongst shell bursts. A body of water flanked by trees and gun emplacements is visible in the background.

Label reads “120”; signed by the author; caption reads “13 Luglio…

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A P-38 crashes in flames near a canal which is bordered by vegetation. Four other aircraft are visible in the sky amongst bursts of anti-aircraft fire.

Label reads “121”; signed by the author; caption reads “13 LUGLIO 1944. Cacciabombardiere…

Oskar W's account of the events at Government Building, Untere Karlsstraße 16.

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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…

BHarrisonJSHarrisonJSv2.jpg
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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Operations Record Book of 37 Squadron detailing an operation to the Pardubice Oil Refinery, from Tortorella, Italy on 21/22 July 1944. Twelve Wellingtons took part and there are summaries of each aircraft's activity.

ADonaldsonDW060415.mp3
David Donaldson reminisces an operation on Turin, describing the crossing of the Alps at night and the awe-inspiring sight of Mount Blanc. David stresses the uniqueness of the operation, only comparable to a previous one on Munich, and mentions the…

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Details of operations on oil tanks at Rotterdam and on Wilhelmshaven.

POHaraHF16010025.jpg
Vertical aerial photograph of unnamed location. No detail is visible, it is obscured by clouds, smoke and anti-aircraft fire. At the bottom it is captioned ‘B O (X7) 12 NT 29/30/4/42 F/8” [arrow] TX’.

POHaraHF16010029.jpg
Vertical aerial photograph of unidentified location. Details are obscured by anti-aircraft fire. Captioned ‘5. P(X6) 12 NT 26/27/4/42 F/8” [arrow] TX’.

POHaraHF16010030.jpg
Vertical aerial photograph of unidentified location. Most detail is obscured by anti-aircraft fire. Some roads and fields can be made out. Captioned ‘2. E(Y4) 12 NT 2/3/7/42 F/8” [arrow] TX’.

POHaraHF16010008.jpg
Vertical aerial photograph of Nuremberg. The image is totally obscured by cloud or fires and anti-aircraft fire. Captioned ‘4B 4B’ and ‘[indecipherable] WKY 30/31-3-44 //NT 8” 22000 [arrow] 175° 01.15 Nurnburg Z 1 x 4000 16x30 31…

SSimonFW2211910v10017.jpg
Two newspaper articles referring to the same operations. Targets were Leuna, Giesson, Osnabruck, Bottrop, Mitelland canal, Cologne and Berlin. It is annotated ' Sketch No 12 6/12/44 8 hours 400 a/c plus PFF Merseburg News Chronicle

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Time based navigators log of operation to Bochum on 13 May 1943 completed by navigator Sergeant Bush.
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