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BAllenJHAllenJHv1.pdf
A Short Personal View of a Bit of History (interview with Jim Allen)
'Based at Burn' Introduction by Jim Allen
One More Chalked Up
A Trip to Remember
Sabotage on 578 Squadron at Burn by Joe Dudley
Memories of 578 Squadron at Burn 1944 by Joe…

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Starts with domestic matters. Writes about recent operation to Heligoland which was unopposed. Raid involved 1000 Lancasters dropping 5000 tons of bombs on submarine pens and enemy troops. Mentions that he was on operation to Bremen the previous day.…

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An article written by Major J. G Struthers D.F.C. He argues against the practicality of large battleships which can easily be destroyed by aeroplane, fast torpedo boats and submarines. He suggests that money would be better spent on aircraft and…

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Rupert Noye completed two tours of operatoins as a rear gunner with 166 and 156 Squadrons.

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Flying Officer Laurie Woods DFC was born in Deloraine, Tasmania, in 1922. He grew up in Tasmania, and at the age of eighteen, despite being in a reserved occupation, he volunteered for Air Crew in the Royal Australian Air Force. Initially training in…

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William Bryan reminisces being hit by a German fighter and anti-aircraft fire while mine laying the Kiel Bay. The rest of the tour was a reasonably quiet time, consisting mainly of operations in the run-up of the Normandy campaign. Describes bombing…

BGomersalOGomersalOv1.pdf
Life history of Oliver Gomersal. Includes training in South Africa as observer/navigator, training on Wellington and operations with Coastal Command, journey to East Africa with antisubmarine and search operations in the Indian Ocean. On return to…

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Account starts with crew names including Flight Sergeant Oliver Gomersal as navigator. Continues with front gunner seeing a wake which after following spotted a submarine. Detailed account of attack with depth charges and front gun and subsequent…

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Opens with mention of Bomber Command memorial in Green Park and 55,573 despite killed, moral was high due to belief that winning was vital. Tells story that he was guest at two weddings in 1943 with three other members of bomber command and that all…

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Clipping from an unidentified Indian newspaper regarding a Royal Air Force attack on Danzig (Gdańsk).

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Gavino Pala reminisces about his childhood in Sardinia, describing schooling and paramilitary training. Recollects the 17 May 1943 Alghero bombing, explaining how part of the population had left the city the day before and slept among olive trees,…

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Newspaper cutting from The Times about a day bombing on Danzig and Flensburg.

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Top left is an aerial inclined photograph of sea with a submarine heading left to right in the centre.

Top right is a similar aerial inclined photograph of a submarine at sea heading left to right. In the top right corner is part of the aircraft…

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Left is a head and shoulders image of a man in Navy uniform looking right. His band read H M Submarines. Caption 'Jimmy, The brother'.

On the right a head and shoulders image of a man in Navy uniform looking half left . Hat band read HMS…

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Service history of U852 depth-charged by Royal Air Force aircraft of 8 and 621 Squadron, driven ashore and scuttled south east of Socotra. History of Heinz-Wilhelm Ech, the captain, and records vessels sunk by the submarine.

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First article attributed to Manchester Guardian, 18 October 1945, covers trial of five members of crew of U852 who were involved in firing on the survivors of a Greek ship Peleus. The second (non attributed) states that three officers were sentenced…

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Propaganda leaflet aimed at German-speaking population.
This document mimics recruitment material seeking volunteers for the U-Boat service. It is in interactive form and shows a seaman dropping into a watery grave. It quotes the average life…

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Details about the operation on the MAN u-boat engine factory in Augsburg and the decorations awarded to the crew members.

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A letter from No 10 Downing Street to air officer commanding-in-chief, Bomber Command, complimenting the RAF on their success in bombing Augsburg.

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An vertical aerial photograph of Brest docks. Annotated 'S/M Shelters'.

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The obituary of Flight Lieutenant Bob Knights. It details his raids on the Tirpitz, his early life, his training in Florida, his time with 617 Squadron and his role with BOAC after the war until his retirement in 1976.

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An Anson flying above a convoy.
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