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MDawsonSR142531-160516-01.pdf
The notebook contains written accounts of 32 operations to targets in Germany, Italy and France between June and November 1943 and a list of his crew. Accounts include bomb loads and descriptions of operations including Pathfinder operations while on…

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Two bomb loads for six aircraft. Pre-selection settings. Window briefing, route, method. Notes that 3 Mosquito serrate over southern Denmark. Annotated 'Kiel Bay and Frisians'. On the reverse a note.

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Two columns indicating two bomb loads. One load was 6 x 1850 VEG (Parachute Mines) the other was 6 x 1500lb VEG'. Includes weights.

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Indicates four bomb loads, one of parachute mines for gardening and three for conventional bombs for bombing. Includes preselection settings, false height settings, window, route. Annotated 'Kiel bay, Duisberg'. Notes on the reverse.

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Four columns showing Tare, petrol, bomb and all up weights. Five aircaft for gardening and eleven for bombing.

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Lists 17 crews of four with aircraft for bombing and four crews for gardening which are crossed through in red. All bombing crews have a time slot appended with the length in brackets.

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Details two bomb loads, one for seven aircraft the other for six. Includes H hour, preselection and distributor settings, heights and false height settings and gardening notes. On the reverse operation aim to breach enemy canal. Marking and tactics,…

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Shows three bomb loads, the first two are 1500 and 1850 parachute mines but these are crossed through. The third load is 11 x 1000 pound and 4 x500 poned medium capacity with 50% instantaneous and 50% TD 025. Includes preselection and distributor…

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Shows a single bomb load for operation to Gdynia with a further three aircraft carrying mines for gardening DUP. Includes preselection, distributor and false height setting, window and other details. On the reverse marking and bombing notes on two…

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Indicates one bomb load of 6 x Mk VI mines. Notes some settings and times. Annotated 'Gardening in Kattegat'.

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Shows two loads of parachute mines with preselection settings. Includes time off and estimated time of return. On the reverse weapon settings for mines and jettison instructions. Height for mining 13000 ft.

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Show three bomb loads of parachute mines for a total of four aircraft. Includes weights, time off and zero hour.

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Indicates two bomb loads with parachute mines for total of five aircraft. No other details filled in.

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Shows two bomb loads for operation, one with conventional bombs, the other with mines. Covers preselector and false height settings as well as other details. Page is struck through and annotated 'Scrubbed'. On the reverse marking (blind) wind speed…

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Shows one bomb load for eight aircraft and one reserve for bombing and one load for seven aircraft for mine laying. Includes distributor, preselection and false height settings for main. Includes timings and number of squadron aircraft in which wave.…

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night 16/17 August 1944. Fourth member of each crew is underlined. Three crews are flying with second pilot. Includes duty personnel and lists persons to attend briefing. Shows briefing times for those…

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Shows three bomb loads for seven, ten and five aircraft respectively. First load contains 1000 pound AMN59 bombs the second 1000 pound AMN65 and the third 1850 and 1500 pound parachute mines. Annotated 'Mining in Gironde'. Details distributor and…

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Table with tare, petrol, bomb and all up weight with bomb load for three configurations for four, four and eight aircraft respectively.

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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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Title 'Mining Privet 1'. Table with tare, petrol, bomb and all up weight for two configurations of 5 parachute mines.

AAdamsT160616.mp3
Tony Adams grew up in Australia and was studying accountancy when he was conscripted into the army at the age of 18. He later transferred to the Air Force. He trained as a wireless operator and was sent overseas to the UK in June 1943. After…
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