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  • Tags: mine laying

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List of operations from July 1941 until September 1943 for 15 Squadron, 1651 HCU at RAF Waterbeach and 214 Squadron at various airfields. Note at bottom; losses 19 Stirlings 4 Fortresses.

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First of group of individuals, captioned 'Air and ground crew, sitting on wing of "N" for Nan, March 1945.'
Second is of small car, captioned "Crew - bus", my first car bought when on ops with 199 Sqdn.'
Third is of right-hand forward nose of a…

MSharrockR2210141-180309-01.pdf
A brief history of 428 Squadron, formed at Dalton on 7 November 1942, part of No. 4 Group then transferred to No. 6 Group at Middleton St George. Some of the operations are discussed, as are the aircraft flown by the squadron. There is a list of…

LAnsellAV1390280v1.pdf
Royal Canadian Air Force observer’s and air gunner’s log book for Sergeant Albert Victor Ansell from 25 October 1942 to 30 April 1943. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at Pan American Airways navigation school…

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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…

The Observer’s and Air Gunner’s Flying Log Book for Andrew Bain <br />
This is the Log Book of Andrew Bain covering the period from 26 June 1942 until August 1943. In June 1946 the log book was stamped by the RAF Central Depository ‘Death Presumed’. He qualified as an Air Gunner on the 31 October 1942 and as an…

LAndersonAA428289v1.pdf
Incomplete pilots flying log book for A A Anderson covering the period from 19 April 1944 to 31 May 1945. Detailing his training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Bitteswell, RAF Bruntingthorpe, RAF Winthorpe, RAF Syerston, RAF…

LAndrewsPF181152.pdf
Navigator’s, air bomber’s and air gunner’s flying log book for P F Andrews, wireless operator/air gunner, covering the period from 16 August 1943 to 13 December 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and post war flying. It also…

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Five armourers arranged round two mines on a bomb trolley.

LHollisAN124522v1.pdf
Royal Canadian Air Force pilots flying log book for Arthur Norman Hollis, covering the period from 12 December 1941 to 3 May 1946. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Clewiston, RAF Little…

MThomasWH152984-150721-01.pdf
He describes his first interest in the RAF, in 1938. He joined the Air Defence Cadet Corps, and later in 1941 the Air Training Corps. He was called up by the RAF in February 1942, and proceeded through initial training and the Initial Training Wing…

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

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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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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 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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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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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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