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Reconnaissance photograph of a small town in an agricultural location. A river is winding through the left hand side of the photograph, and a road runs top to bottom. Between the road and the river is a railway line. Several trains can be seen in a…

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William Moore was born in Dunoon, Scotland in August 1924 and joined the Royal Air Force after spending some time in the Air Cadet Defence Corps and in the Air Training Corps. He volunteered for the Royal Air Force at the age of 17 and completed his…

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Alec Stuart Dixon volunteered for the Royal Air Force via the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. After training he flew Beauforts and Ansons, then trained as a Hudson pilot. He flew convoy escort operations and reconnaissance flights looking for…

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A newspaper cutting describing a night operation by Mosquitoes on the Ruhr followed by USAAF day bombing. Attacks were also made on Berlin and the Gestapo building in Copenhagen.
On the reverse are adverts.

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Hugh Parry was born in Oswestry and joined the Air Force in April 1943 and volunteered to be an air gunner. Knowing that there was a height restriction on air gunners of six feet he hid his height by wearing baggy trousers. After training, he was…

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Six items, Edward's very brief description of the operation, his navigation plot, the expected H2S return over the target. Two press clipping, captioned 'The result of Bomber Commands 12,000 lb bomb attacks on one of the Enemy's V.2 rocket sites'.…

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Five items, Edward's brief description of the operation their bomb aimer was sick so took replacement, quiet trip. Edward's navigation plot, and an indication of the H2S plot when over the target. There are two press clippings, the first has a…

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Six items, Edward's description of the operation to the railway centre, commenting on the thunderstorms encountered, his navigation plot, the expected H2S plot of the target with their track marked, a press cutting captioned 'Wrecked locomotives at…

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Five items, the first is Edward's description of the operation to the marshalling yards at Le Mans. He describes the anti-aircraft fire, and conditions over the target. Edward's navigation plot, the H2S plot of Le Mans, a press cutting with three…

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Six items, Edwards description of the operation to the Laon marshalling yards, comments that it was Easter Monday, there was a full moon, little anti-aircraft fire. Edwards navigation plot, two press photographs showing the damage to the yards on…

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Seven items, Edward's description of the operation, his navigation plot, a map of Berlin. Press clippings captioned 'Vast areas of Berlin are like this' shows an area of about 280 acres showing the large amount of bomb damage. There is another press…

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Aerial vertical photograph showing a coastal town with docks on the coast and a river running through the middle. On the right open water with a breakwater in the top right corner pointing down. Above the river on the four large jetties point into…

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An aerial vertical photograph of a coastline lined with docks and buildings. At the top and inlet with docks and town buildings to its left. Below a peninsular are three docks pointing down and left. A large warship is moored in the bottom dock. Just…

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Vertical aerial photograph of Romorantin-Pruniers aerodrome, identified with text ‘Romorantin-Pruniers 46° 19’N 1°41E’. The remainder of the photograph is rural with small villages except for the airfield area which has many buildings. An…

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Aerial photograph of large military camp, showing it before and after bombing. A railway line runs in from the right centre of the photograph and terminates in upper centre, having split into three lines. There is a train in situ on the main line.…

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Photograph 1 is a vertical aerial photograph of the city of Aachen. There are numbered and arrowed points of interest on the image plus a north arrow. It is annotated 'R405 B/218.3.PRU 22.14.7.41 28" ' Captioned '14th July 1941 Archen [sic],…

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Vertical aerial reconnaissance photograph annotated 'Munich Report No K2091 Neg No 3090' and with a North arrow. No date. Photograph has been marked up to show bomb damage, with buildings outlined in black being those where the roof has been…

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Vertical aerial photograph of an area showing severely destroyed buildings and large craters appearing throughout. A road is going through the middle of the buildings and the area is surrounded by fields, also covered with craters.

On the reverse…

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Aerial vertical photograph of two long rows of destroyed buildings around a central space with two destroyed individual buildings and a damaged roadway system. The area is surrounded by fields but at the left hand side of the photograph two main…

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Vertical aerial photograph of an area of industrial buildings with a network of roads throughout and a main railway station on the left, where marshalling yards and train tracks are clearly visible. Many buildings of varying size and a wall is going…

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Reconnaissance photograph of Munich. Some buildings have been marked and annotated with numbers. The Frauenkirche is visible in the bottom right corner. Captioned '3139 106 W.218 3-5-44 F/36” // 540SQDN→ '.

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An extremely detailed account of the No 51 Squadron briefing for the operation to Essen on 28/29 November 1944 by Henry. It includes all the specialist officers as well as the Station Commander's brief. It also includes Henry's crew, Station and…

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Aerial view of a bend in the Waal river at Nijmegen, spanned by two cantilever bridges. There are docks along river bank and jetties on the opposite side. Small vessels are visible at landing stages.

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On the left an aerial vertical photograph showing a city with a river running through from left to right with port facilities on both sides. On the far side of the river towards the left is a small indented water basin with a few ships moored.…

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On the left an aerial vertical photograph orientated with east at the top. On the left side of an airfield with a single runway 13/31 running from bottom left towards the centre. A perimeter track runs round the airfield. At the top is a square built…
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