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ABowkerD151117.mp3
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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Hard book cover annotated 'Secret' with label '44 Squadron Briefing Reports'.

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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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Describes events during a mine laying operation in a Stirling to the Gironde River near Bordeaux. Relates how the aircraft was hit by anti-aircraft fire which damaged the tail and an engine as well as wounding the flight engineer. Describes the…

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Blank form for bomb aimers briefing

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

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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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Shows four bomb loads for the squadron with two for one aircraft each and the other two for eight and six aircraft. Includes preselection settings, weights, timings, method. On the reverse bombing notes including target marking continued.

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Shows two bomb loads with window, weights and other information. Struck through and annotated 'Cancelled'. On the reverse at the bottom weight calculations.

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Shows two bomb loads for squadron. Includes preselection settings, false height settings, Window and effort. Annotated 'Brunswick'. On the reverse a signature sheet.

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Shows bomb load of mines for eight aircraft and one reserve, weights and preselection settings. Includes route but no other details filled in.

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Gives bomb load and bomb stations including preselection settings, false height settings, delays and other operation information including wave times, routes, bombing methods. On the reverse target marking information including 'Newhaven marking' .…

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Shows one bomb load for squadron. Includes preselection settings, Window, effort level and method including target marking by Pathfinder Mosquito. On the reverse, route, wave details and heights.

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Shows single bomb load for squadron. Includes preselection settings, Window, zero hour and effort level. Describes method including target marking by Pathfinder Mosquito. On the reverse the route and notes.

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Shows three bomb loads for operation. Details preselection and false height settings. Includes timing, weights, Window, effort level, route and marking method.

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Shows two bomb loads for the squadron. Includes preselection settings, false height settings, delays, route, waves and method including target marking. Annotated 'Tours'

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Shows one bomb load for operation. Details distributor, preselection and false height settings. Includes Window, and weights. Shows 5 aircraft in wave 1, six in wave 2 and five in wave 3. On the reverse Mosquito marking points, notes United States…

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Briefing sheet for 1-1-44 indicates 12 by 1000 MC 1/2 hour or 1 hour delay with preselection settings, false height settings, Window, timings, bombing height. On the reverse handwritten notes on target marking and code words.

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Shows two bomb loads for operation. Includes preselection settings, heights and false height settings, Window, bombing heights and other details. On the reverse bombing and marking tactics.

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Single bomb load for all aircraft with pre-selection settings, route and method. Notes that musical paramatta Mosquito will drop long burning red target indicators. On the reverse a list of other bombing operations by group. Annotated target…
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