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  • Tags: bombing of the Normandy coastal batteries (5/6 June 1944)

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Top - Lancaster taxying in front of a hangar. Captioned 'Taxying out from Waddington to formate with Spitfires from Coltishall for 25th D Day anniversary at Ouistreham, June 1969'.
Bottom - front quarter view of parked Lancaster. Captioned 'waiting…

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Top - explanatory note explaining that our crews contributed to D-Day.
Top left - newspaper cutting providing account of plan for attack on Merville battery including saturation bombing by Lancasters and ground attack. Goes on with account of actual…

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The notes indicate the bomb distribution in the bomb bay, the total weight of the bomb load, the all up weight of the aircraft, call sign and stop code, height of the bombing, forecast winds and heading and target indicator colours. Aircraft code…

MThorpJF1623333-160412-04.pdf
Some information about 467 Squadron's history and about Lancaster R5863 'S Sugar' which is currently in the RAF museum at Hendon. Mentions operations on 6 June 1944. Includes colour photograph showing front quarter of a Lancaster inside a museum. In…

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Three items, Edward's brief description of the operation, his navigation plot and a press cutting with the caption 'Allies invade France', which describes some of the air activity in support of D Day.

S78Sqn19361201v30027.pdf
Log book covering the period of service on 78 Squadron at RAF Breighton from September 1943 to June 1944 flying Halifaxes. A total of 31 night time operations were flown. Targets were Hannover, Bochum, Kassel, Dusseldorf, Mannheim, Leipzig,…

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Details of aircraft, captain, navigator, date, orders, route and page and half en-route navigation observations. Annotated in red pen. Note top right 'Op No 7'.

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Map showing southern England and the Cherbourg peninsula. Pencilled route from Lincoln area to target south east of Cherbourg. Annotated top right 'Op No. 7, 5/6/44'. On the reverse 'Op 7, eve of D-Day'.
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