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A description of what happened before and during and operation. The battle order was posted, the crew checked over their aircraft, the bomb load was planned, the crew received their briefing, dinner was eaten (bacon and eggs), they dressed,…

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A description of the briefing and attack on Peenemünde 17 August 1943.

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Top left. Head and shoulders photograph of Ivor Jones, in uniform, captioned 'Sq Ldr Ivor Jones 1941 Linton on Ouse', ''The Colonel' had been previously Indian Army'.
Bottom left. Photograph of Mary Brown, civilian clothes, seated in a field of…

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Top, shows five airmen, seated, some in uniform, two taking notes, maps on the wall. Captioned 'Includes Ron Gunse, Pat Butler', '1946 Chivenor'.
Bottom, seven airmen seated, some in uniform, two taking notes. Maps and briefing boards on walls.…

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Top left - five pilots wearing flying helmets with goggles or peaked cap gather round a briefing officer all looking at a map. Captioned 'Being briefed'. Top right - five pilots wearing flying helmets with goggles or peaked cap gather round a…

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Gordon Mellor grew up in London and was interested in aviation. He volunteered for the Air Force and trained as a navigator in Canada. On his return to the UK he and his crew were posted to 103 Squadron at Elsham Wolds and his first operation was the…

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David Bowker joined the Air Force and was originally training to be a wireless operator / air gunner but remustered as a pilot. He discusses rudder lock on early versions of Halifax. Jacqueline Bowker his wife, discusses her life during the war and…

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on 14/15 January 1944. The fourth member of each crew is ticked. Includes briefing times and duty personnel

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on 22/23 February 1944. Fourth member of each crew is underlined and ticked. Includes briefing times and duty personnel. On the bottom some handwritten notes and calculations.

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Shows four bomb loads for operation. Details preselection, delay and false height settings and other information. Mentions MINOL filled and H2S. Page is struck through and annotated 'Scrubbed' in large red letters. On the reverse two routes, marking…

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on 30/31 January 1944. The fourth member of each crew is underlined. Included two standby crews with aircraft letters annotated. Shows briefing times and lists duty personnel. Page is written over with…

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Shows several bomb loads. Details preselection and delay settings. Includes weights and timings.

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Shows two bomb loads for operation for three and six aircraft respectively. Details preselection, delay and false height settings and other information. Includes weights and two routes. On the reverse some calculations.

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on 25/26 February 1944. The fourth member of each crew is underlined and ticked. Includes two standby crews, briefing times and duty personnel.

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Shows two bomb loads each for a single aircraft. Details preselection settings and includes window, route and marking method. On the reverse marking and bombing instructions.

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Annotated 'Augsburg, MINOL Filled, SXUHOTML'. ) Shows four bomb loads for operation for seven, six, one and two aircraft respectively. Details preselection, delay and false height settings and other information. Includes weights, zero hour, Window,…

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on 28/29 February 1944. The fourth member of each crew is underlined and two crews have aircraft letters appended. Includes briefing times and duty personnel.

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Shows four bomb loads for operation for four, four with H2S, two and three aircraft respectively. Details preselection and delay settings. Page is struck through and annotated 'Scrubbed' in large letters.

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Annotated 'Stuttgart, MINOL YLXZTU'. Shows three bomb loads for operation. Details preselection, delay and false height settings and other information. Includes weights, Window, effort level and marking method. Mentions Pathfinders, route marking and…

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Shows two bomb loads for six and seven aircraft annotated H2S respectively. Details preselection, time interval and false height settings. Includes timing, weights, Window effort, route and marking method. as well as bombing instructions. Page is…

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on 5/6 March 1944. The fourth member of each crew is ticked. Includes briefing times and duty crew. On the reverse camera notes.

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Shows two bomb loads for operation. Details preselection, time interval and false height settings as well as other information. Includes weights, timing, effort level, Window, Pathfinder marking and bombing instructions. Mentions route markers and…

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on nigh 6/7 March 1944. Fourth member of each crew is underlined. Included briefing times and duty personnel.

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Shows two bomb loads for operation. Details preselection, time interval and false height settings. Includes weights, Window, times, marking method and bombing instructions. Page is struck through and annotated 'Scrubbed' in large letters. On the…

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Lists crews and aircraft for opetaions 10/11 March 1944. Fourth member of each crew is ticked. Includes briefing times and duty personnel.
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