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POHaraHF16010032.jpg
Vertical aerial photograph of Mailly-le-Camp. Most of the image is obscured by bombs and smoke. Some roads and the camp can be seen. Captioned ‘4B 4B’ and '835 WKY 3/4.5.44 // NT 8” 8000’ [arrow] 208° 0028 Mailly-le-Camp X 1 x 4000…

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Vertical aerial photograph of Mailly-le-Camp. Most of the image is obscured by anti-aircraft fire. Some roads and fields can be seen. Captioned at top right ‘4B 4B’. Captioned along the bottom ‘‘848 WKY 3/4.5.44 // NT 8” 8000’ [arrow]…

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Vertical aerial photograph of Friedrichshafen. Most of the image is obscured by smoke, clouds and anti-aircraft fire. Near the centre a regular street pattern is visible. Captioned ‘4B 4B’ and '797 WKY 27/28-4-44 // NT 8” 18000’ [arrow]…

POHaraHF16010035.jpg
Vertical aerial photograph of Mailly-le-Camp. Nothing on the image is very clear, on the left cloud or smoke. Fields and bomb burst elsewhere. Captioned ‘4B 4B’ and '840 WKY 3/4.5.44 // NT 8” 6000’ [arrow] 195° 0036 Mailly-le-Camp X…

POHaraHF16010036.jpg
Vertical aerial photograph of Friedrichshafen. All of the image is obscured by smoke, clouds and anti-aircraft fire. Captioned ‘4B 4B’ and '777 WKY 27/28-4-44 // NT 8” 20000’ [arrow] 170° 02.09 Friedrichshaven S 1 x 4000 6 x 30 6 x 4…

POHaraHF16010037.jpg
Vertical aerial photograph of an urban area at the top and right hand side. Street patterns and parks are clearly visible. At the bottom it is captioned ‘1. R(X5) 12 NT 28/29/4/42 F/8” [arrow] TX’.

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Vertical aerial photograph of unnamed location. A Lancaster is silhouetted under the photo aircraft. It has dropped bombs and is now under attack from ant-aircraft fire which can be seen heading towards the aircraft.

POHaraHF1607.jpg
Lancaster in flight with a lighthouse on the end of a break water visible below it with a ship to the left. On the far left searchlights and bursts of flack. Captioned 'Danzig'.

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Photograph 1 shows a railway running left to right through an urban area. Captioned '1. J.D.S. 382.X.12782.76.N/T.7/8 -8-41 F.8. ➝'.

Photograph 2 shows a mostly rural area, much obscured by anti-aircraft fire and light flare. Captioned 'T.K.A.…

AHayleyCA160224.mp3
Jack Hayley was born in Caterham and worked for an insurance company before he joined the Royal Air Force and trained to be a pilot. He trained to fly in Canada and after going through an Operational Training Unit in England, he was posted to 625…

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Three airmen are operating a four horn acoustic aircraft locator. To one side is an anti-aircraft Lewis machine gum mounted on a tripod.

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Target photograph of Bourg Leopold. Partially obscured by smoke and light streaks, two aircraft silhouetted below, rural area. Captioned '7B', '791 SKELL. 11/12.5.44. //NT 8" 15750 [arrow] 179° 0015 BRG.LEOPOLD RD.J.1X4000.6X1000.8X500.27secsP /O…

POHaraHF16010021.jpg
Vertical aerial photograph of Rouen. Street pattern just visible but most of the image is obscured by bombs, smoke and anti-aircraft fire. Captioned at top right ‘4B 4B’. Captioned '646 WKY 18/19.4.44 // NT 8” 9000’ [arrow] 029° 0021 Rouen Q…

PHouriganM18030081.jpg
Target photograph of Bremerhaven. No detail visible. Large number of light streaks. Captioned '2930 SKELL.18/19.9.44//NT(C)8" 14000 [arrow] 169 2103 BREMERHAVEN RD.T. 27 X 4. 25secs. S/L STUBBS. T.50.'. On the reverse '[underlined] BREMERHAVEN.…

PHouriganM18030097.jpg
Target photograph of Stuttgart. No detail visible, many light streaks right side of photograph. Captioned '5°F', '7B', '2781 SKELL.12/13.9.44//8" 15250' [arrow] 230° 2316 STUTTGART.W.1X4000.17X4.C.26secs.F/O.AMEY.W.50.'. On the reverse…

PHouriganM18030158.jpg
Target photograph of Gdynia. Partially obscured by smoke, dust and light streaks. no detail visible. Aircraft silhouetted in centre. Captioned '5°F', '7B', '3971 SKELL.18/19.12.44//NT.8" 13500' 275° 2202 GDYNIA(B) F. 10 ANM 59DT. 23secs. F/O…

Mrs Käthe Sch's account of the events at Luisenstraße 2, Old Barracks (north wing), Railway Bunker, Bismarckstraße. Included is a statement by her son, Harry.

ATencaMontiniN180613.mp3
Nino Tenca Montini reminisces about his wartime experiences in Udine and in the Friuli region. Describes the family shelter as a concrete reinforced basement, sparsely furnished with wooden benches. Recalls the urge to escape the vigilance of adults…

AAn01688-180615.mp3
The informant describes two bombings he eye-witnessed in the Sesto San Giovanni and Niguarda area. During the first, he was in a basement adapted as underground shelter: he recollects women reciting the rosary and a queasy sensation in the stomach…

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Alessandro Samorè reminisces his early life in Milan, Domodossa, Portofino, and Santa Margherita Ligure. Provides details of life in youth fascist organisations, playing with homemade fireworks, and attempts to assemble an improvised scuba gear.…

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Gilberto Martina reminisces his childhood in Chiusaforte and in the Canal del Ferro area: disrupted schooling, fear of Germans, subsistence farming, saboteurs, and one of his mates being killed by a bomb found in a pile of litter. Stressed how the…

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Aldo Petrina lived in Capodistria with his family until March 1944. Recollects a day when a German warned his mother that they risk being thrown in a karst sinkhole. because they did not speak Slovenian. All the family the moved to Varese, where he…
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