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A newspaper report on the bombing of Berlin.

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A report on raids on Stuttgart and Donges. On the reverse is other news.

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A newspaper cutting with reports on USAAF and RAF operations. On the reverse is general news.

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Stirling BK784 being bombed up. There are trestles at the engines and personnel standing around or sitting on a bomb trolley.
From information kindly provided by the donor. 'BK784'. Forward part of aircraft on dispersal with hangars in the…

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Thomas Jordan grew up in Hornsea. He hoped to be a pilot in the RAF but he did not pass the eyesight test. He trained as an armourer dealing with retrieving bombs from crashed aircraft, bomb disposal and transportation of bombs. On one such transport…

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Article describing attack on Leuna synthetic oil plant and subsequent nights operations on three other targets. This was the fourth successive night attacks by the RAF on Germany.

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Article describing attacks on German war supplies, rail centres and synthetic oil plants some of which were within 100 miles of allied front line. More that 1000, United States heavy bombers involved. RAF Bomber Command Lancasters involved in…

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Photograph of the centre section of an airborne bomber releasing incendiaries and a 4000 lb bomb. Description underneath.

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Photograph of airborne Lancaster releasing incendiaries with description of operation against Duisburg.

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An abstract of a flight log to Stuttgart. It contains details of each leg including an attack by night fighters.

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An armourer stands guiding a general purpose bomb being hoisted from trolley into the main bomb bay of a Halifax. To the left another airman stands by a another bomb trolley with small bomb containers. A further airman stands on the port upper wing…

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Two airman stand on a bomb trolley with small bomb containers looking up into the starboard wing bomb bay of an aircraft. two airmen stand on the left of the trolley watching.

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Two bomb trolleys sit underneath aircraft, one with small bomb containers and the other with a general purpose bomb Two airman are working on top of the wing, one stands under the wing bomb bay, one by the small bomb container trolley and another…

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One airmen guiding a small bomb container, hanging on loading wires leading to under wing bomb bay. Another airman stands by bomb trolley with more small bomb containers. On top of the wing, two airmen are winching up the container while another sits…

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Two airmen pushing, and one guiding, a bomb trolley towards the underneath of a Halifax. A airman wearing battledress with hands in pockets stands on the right watching. Another group of airman stand behind the trolley watching while a further man is…

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Three armourers loading a small bomb container into the bomb bay of a Halifax. Two airmen wearing battledress, the one on the right with pilot's brevet look on. A bomb trolley with another small bomb container in front.

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On the right a nose of a Halifax. To the left bottom, two bomb trolleys, the first with small bomb containers and the second with general purpose bomb, all surrounded by eight ground personnel. Tractor behind trolleys and two other Halifax in the…

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Six airmen working on or looking on at small bomb containers. Two other airmen stand on the left.

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Reminisces about pre-war and early war days as a schoolboy in Lewisham. Recalls events at the beginning of the war. Includes photographs of aircraft and naval ships. Continues with history of events through the war's early years including…

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Reg is sitting under the aircraft before the bombs have been loaded. From information kindly supplied by the donor. 'Harrison sitting on the bomb trolley, on a bomb canister. This was a mixed load of bombs consisting of 4000lb Cookie, several 500lb…

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Six men, most without shirts, working around a bomb trolley with cases of incendiaries in the foreground. Submitted with description 'Six 106 Sqn armourers loading canisters of incendiary bombs onto a trolley marked "ZN" in the RAF Syerston bomb…

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In the foreground a 4000 MC bomb on trolley. Behind, four airmen wearing battledress and side caps standing in line. In the background a Lancaster with two men on scaffolding working on starboard inner engine. Submitted with description 'Ground crew…

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One page of the operations for June 1942, records one Wellington failing to return from operation to Essen on 1/2 June. It also records two Wellingtons successfully attacking Bremen on 25/26 June, one of them was captained by Flight Lieutenant…
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