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A vertical aerial photograph, labelled; “Dreux Rail Facilities Immediate Report K2423[?], shows bomb damage to region around rail facilities, submitted with caption; “Dreux, N. France”)

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A vertical aerial photograph showing rail yard with damage to the surrounding areas, submitted with caption; “Argentan in N. France”.

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A vertical aerial photograph showing bomb damage to farmland near to a breach in sea defences with areas of land having been flooded, submitted with caption; “Sea wall broken at Flushing.”

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An oblique aerial photograph, labelled as Wesel, showing destroyed and damaged buildings, submitted with caption; “Bomb damage to Wesel”)

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An oblique aerial photograph of Essen, photograph shows damage to buildings, submitted with caption; “Bomb damage to Essen.”

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An oblique aerial photograph of Cologne, showing destroyed bridges, submitted with caption; “Damage to bridges over the Rhine.”

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An oblique aerial photograph showing damage to buildings in Dusseldorf, as indicated by label at the bottom of the image, submitted with caption; “Bomb damage on Dusseldorf”.

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Air-to-air photograph of ten Lancasters against backdrop of cloud and terrain, submitted with caption; “514 sqdn on way to Regensburg 20/4/45”

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Seven RAF crew, standing in front of the rear end of a Lancaster Bomb bay, next to a record of 514 Squadron Operations, submitted with caption; “Flying Officer Norman James Eley and crew, RAF Waterbeach June 1945”.
Annotated 'Good Luck!…

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Black and white aerial photograph of Cologne showing cathedral and damage to surrounding areas as result of Allied bombing campaign, submitted with caption; “207 Sqdn given permission to take ground staff for low level flights over Germany to see…

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A vertical aerial photograph of the attack on Heligoland island. Most of the island is obscured by bomb explosions. Submitted with caption; “Actual photo taken over Heligoland submarine pens during 1000 bomber raid April 1945.”
The image is…

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Mosquito and 7 RAF Personnel (2 in life jackets) gathered together around a 4000lb HC Bomb with the legend Kiel. May 2nd 1945 written on it in chalk, submitted with the caption; “Believed to be the last bomb dropped on Germany carried out by 608…

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A newspaper cutting referring to the first daylight 1000 bomber operations. Chris Scrimshaw took part in this attack. It is annotated 'Dad'.

LScrimshawCC957856v1.pdf
C Scrimshaw’s air gunner’s flying log book covering the period from 11 August 1943 to 12 Aug 1944. Detailing his operations flown as air gunner. He was stationed at RAF Bishop’s Court (12 AGS), RAF Finningley, Bircotes and Worksop (18 OTU) and…

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Pilot Officer Robert Wareing awarded DFC for his part in attack on Brest harbour. His was one of four crews who volunteered. Scharnhorst and Gneisenau were in the harbour but was not known if they were damaged.

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Table with dates target/operation and flying time from December 15 1940 up to 12 June 1941.

MWareingR86325-161005-57.pdf
Flying log book extract for A F Hill, navigator, covering the period from 13 April 1944 to 7 August 1944 when he was missing on operations. He was stationed at RAF Warboys and RAF Little Staughton. Aircraft flown in was Lancaster. He flew a total of…

LWareingR86325v1.pdf
Pilots flying log book one for R Wareing, covering the period from 26 February 1939 to 16 February 1942. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Waltham, RAF Bexhill, RAF Prestwick, RAF Sealand,…

LSpenceMA437564v1.pdf
Navigator’s flying log book for L Spence covering the period from 25 February 1944 to 12 April 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RCAF Edmonton (2 AOS), RAF West Freugh (4 OAFU), RAF Hixon (30 OTU), RAF…

EBuppingerAWareingJXX09XX-01.pdf
Describes events during an operation against target in France when Robert Wareing's aircraft was attached by fighters and set on fire. Four crew members were killed and four baled out. Author and one other evaded with help of French resistance,…

LFertichF[Ser#-DoB]v1.pdf
Frank Fertich’s Flying Log book as air gunner covering the period from 24 January 1944 to 17 April 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown as air gunner. He was stationed at RCAF Mont Joli (9 B&GS), RAF Wellesbourne Mountford (22…

BWareingRWareingRv2.pdf
Starts with hand drawn map of Normandy marking main towns. The author records his experience on or around D-Day of bailing out of an aircraft shot down and on fire, and the subsequent aid given to him by the French Resistance. He also records a…

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Second version of a brief Resumé of Initial Flying Training and operational experiences on 106 Squadron, led by Wing Commander Bob Allen DSO with sorties against the Scharnhorst and Gneisenau Battleships in the Port of Brest. Slight amendment to…

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Left - messages from Bob Wareing. He was now in Germany and in good health. Mention bailing out, aircraft on fire, after operation to Le Havre. Continues with description of how news of him reached his wife.
Right - Army and RAF pay changes, Table…

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Two newspaper cuttings. Left - Scunthorpe day by day: account of Squadron Leader Robert Wareing returning home after several months in German hands. Right - For local airman/daring bomb attack on Brest harbour - announcement of award of DFC to Robert…
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