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OBrooksWA1318320-200117-01.pdf
This is a second RAF Form 2520A, reflecting Bill's time as a prisoner of war. It was issued at RAF Hednesford, on 14 March 1946. It records Bill's service from 18 August 1941 until his release on 13 March 1946, including his time as a POW from 26 May…

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Head and shoulders portrait of an airman wearing tunic with bomb aimer brevet and pathfinder badge.

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Eight aircrew wearing Mae Wests and parachute harness squatting and standing two rows by the rear fuselage door of a Lancaster. On the reverse 'M.U.G. Bill Quirke (DFC), B/A Bert Warner (DFC), Pilot Jack Ford (DFC), visual B/A Bill Eyles (DFM), W.O.P…

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Eight aircrew wearing tunics with brevet and Pathfinder badges squatting and standing in two rows in front of the rear fuselage of a Lancaster registration ND755 with a dog. On the reverse 'Bill Eyles 35 Sq, back 2 rt, Bill Eyles, back 2 lt John Ford…

LEylesCW900473v1.pdf
Observer’s and air gunner’s flying log book for C W Eyles, bomb aimer, covering the period from 9 July 1942 to 14 October 1944. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Dumfries, RAF Abingdon,…

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List of 20 operations from may to August 1943 and list of crew members that he flew with. Notes one crew member subsequently killed in action and another survived a bad crash.

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States Flight Sergeant Charles William Eyles was Master Bomber and visual marker and was reliable and accurate. Participated in 51 attacks by day and night against heavily defended targets. Provides other accolades.

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Seven airmen including Bill forming the crew of a Halifax. Each man is identified in the caption underneath. Information supplied with the collection states 'Bill and Crew Leconfield 640 Sqn 1944-45, Pilot- Bill Gudrum-Middlesborough, BA - Arthur -…

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Seven aircrew standing with the pilot at the left all wearing side caps with the second man from the left wearing his centrally, The aircrew next to the pilot are wearing whistles, the man on the end is holding a book.
On the reverse 'BILL RYAN'S…

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Head and shoulders portrait of an airman wearing tunic with bomb aimers half brevet. Submitted with caption 'Black and white head and shoulders portrait photograph of WD Spence in uniform, showing a Bomb aimer’s brevet'.

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MThomasWH152984-150721-01.pdf
He describes his first interest in the RAF, in 1938. He joined the Air Defence Cadet Corps, and later in 1941 the Air Training Corps. He was called up by the RAF in February 1942, and proceeded through initial training and the Initial Training Wing…

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Two airmen identified as Bill Willoughby and Stan Chadderton, Navigator and Bomb Aimer, in their beds at Blida.

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Blank form for bomb aimers briefing

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A man wearing battledress with bomb aimers brevet and side cap standing in a doorway.

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In full flying clothing surrounded by his equipment.

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Front of a Lancaster showing front turret and bomb aimer's cupola. Aircrew wearing flying helmet and goggles in the cupola looking at camera. In the background open ground and hedges. On the reverse 'W/O Sutton Air Bomber April 1945'.

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Notes including timings, heights, marking plan, master bomber and target marking.

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Close up of Lancaster bomb sight taken through flat optical panel, individual visible holding bomb release switch.

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Indicates one bomb load and includes time on target, preselection settings, distributor settings, some handwritten calculations and code words. On the reverse; marking and tactics, notes, bombing, Window and other details,

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Shows three bomb loads but with the middle one crossed out. Includes preselection settings, false heights, Window, nickles and zero hour.

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Blank form on the front. On the reverse aiming instructions and other bombing notes.

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Front not completed. On the reverse marking and tactics notes including Mosquito marking.

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Annotated 'MINOLS'. Shows four bomb loads for operation. Details preselection, false height and delay settings. Annotated 'Scrubbed' in large red letters. On the reverse some notes.
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