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  • Tags: tactical support for Normandy troops

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Shows a single bomb load for operation. Details preselection and false height settings. Includes weights, route and marking method (Oboe) as well as bombing instructions. On the reverse H+ times and aircraft allocation to four waves.

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Shows two bomb loads for seven and eleven aircraft respectively. Details distributor, preselection and false height settings. Annotated 'AMN65, ANM 59'. Includes take of and time ion target as well as H= times for six waves. On the reverse notes that…

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Shows two bomb loads, one for three aircraft and the other for 'Main'. Details distributor, preselection and false height settings as well as weights, bombing heights and timings. At the bottom three waves with five, four and four aircraft…

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Shows two bomb loads for nine and seven aircraft respectively. Bomb loads include AMN59 and AMN65. Details distributor, preselection and false height settings as well as timing, bombing height and other details. On the reverse master bomber direction…

BTaylorWHTaylorWHv1.pdf
Describes how his aircraft was shot down on an operation to Revigny by an Me 110 night fighter. He baled out. and was captured. After being interrogated he became a prisoner of war. In February 1944, as the Russians advanced, he and his fellow…

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Sent from France describing how his aircraft was shot down by a fighter, caught fire and he baled out. He was burned but treated by a French doctor. He was in hospital near Le Havre.

BWareingRWareingRv2.pdf
Starts with hand drawn map of Normandy marking main towns. The author records his experience on or around D-Day of bailing out of an aircraft shot down and on fire, and the subsequent aid given to him by the French Resistance. He also records a…

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From officer commanding 582 Squadron, informing her that her husband has failed to return from an operation over enemy territory on the night of 7/8 August 1944. Mentions that he was captain of experienced crew and comments on character. No further…

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Writes that they had now completed 13 [..] trips and he had seen Paris in broad daylight. States that nights operation had been cancelled. The trips he enjoyed were those in support of the Army. Mentions Caen and the beach head. States he felt he was…

BPattisonLEPattisonLEv2.pdf
Shows maps of North Wales and the Midlands as well as an explanation of the Douglas protractor as well as diagrams of the Dalton computer and photographs of Wellington. Describes training at RAF Lichfield from end of March to 21 June 1944. Shows…

MAdamsHG424504-170215-01.pdf
Extracts from publications giving details of all operations by 467 and 463 Squadrons from 10 September 1944 to 25 April 1945. Details include number of aircraft, target, bombloads and losses. Interspersed are details of operations carried out by…

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Target photograph shows explosions with dust and smoke clouds. Some target indicator flares are to right. Rural area with some buildings visible in top left with track crossing left to right. Captioned '429.E.W.S. 30.7.44//8" 2.500 200(Degrees) 08.32…
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