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PCheshireGL18030023.jpg
Oblique aerial photograph showing buildings in the centre highlighted by very bright flash. Smaller bright spot to the right edge. On the reverse 'Cam 2 Neg 3, Ops 142, Daylight/Night attack on La Ricamerie, Date 10/11-3 44, Sqdn 617, pilot W/C…

PCheshireGL18030019.jpg
Oblique aerial photograph showing bright flares top left and bottom centre. On the reverse 'Mirror Reversed, Cam 4, Neg 6, Ops 142, Daylight/night attack on La Ricamerie, date 10/11-3-44, Sqdn 617, pilot W/C Cheshire DSO, DFC, a/c Lancaster'.

PCheshireGL18030017.jpg
Low level oblique aerial photograph showing building right of centre inclined downward with flare bursting on the right edge. On the reverse 'Mirror Reversed, Cam 4, Neg 3, Ops 142, Daylight/night attack on La Ricamerie, date 10/11-3-44, Sqdn 617,…

PCheshireGL18030015.jpg
Low level oblique aerial photograph showing building left of centre inclined downward with large flare bursting in the left edge. On the reverse 'Mirror Reversed, Cam 4, Neg 2, Ops 142, Daylight/night attack on La Ricamerie, date 10/11-3-44, Sqdn…

PCheshireGL18030013.jpg
Low level oblique aerial photograph showing building left centre inclined upward a with large flare bursting in the centre of image. On the reverse 'Mirror Reversaed, Cam 4, Neg 4, Ops 142, Daylight/night attack on La Ricamerie, date 10/11-3-44, Sqdn…

PCheshireGL18030011.jpg
Low level oblique aerial photograph showing building left centre with large flare bursting in the centre of image. On the reverse 'Cam 3, Neg 4, Ops 142, Daylight/night attack on La Ricamerie, date 10/11-3-44, Sqdn 617, pilot W/C Cheshire DSO, DFC,…

PCheshireGL18030009.jpg
Low level oblique aerial photograph showing building right centre with large flare bursting in the centre of image. On the reverse 'Cam 3, Neg 3, Ops 142, Daylight/night attack on La Ricamerie, date 10/11-3-44, Sqdn 617, pilot W/C Cheshire DSO, DFC,…

PCheshireGL18030003.jpg
Low level oblique aerial photograph showing a line of three buildings centre right inclined downwards. There is a bright trail on the left side. On the reverse 'Mirror - reversed, Cam 4 neg 2, ops 142, Daylight/night attack on La Ricamerie, date…

PCheshireGL18010003.jpg
A sequence of three inclined aerial photographs showing a group of buildings with a large flare bloom above them. Aircraft is moving towards the top of the images with final image just showing flare. On the reverse '[..] 4086B'

PCheshireGL18010001.jpg
Inclined aerial photograph showing a line of buildings with flare bloom on bottom edge and a smaller one top centre, On the reverse '139 Neg 1, Rhone Gnome Wks Limoges, 8.2.44, 617, W/C Cheshire DSO, DFC, W/C Cheshire marking target, mirror camera'.

MCheshireGL72021-181210-070004.jpg
Date: 4/5 July 1944, target, zero hour 0130 hours. Lists leader and marker 1, Wing Commander Cheshire flying P-51. Marker 2 in Mosquito and 17 Lancaster carrying one tallboy bomb each.

MCheshireGL72021-181210-070002.jpg
Notes that despite allied bombing, V-1 campaign against London and South East continues. Notes decision to attack V-1 storage sites. 617 Squadron were to join 5 Group attack and use using 12,000 bombs to collapse roof of caves in which bombs were…

MCheshireGL72021-181210-060003.jpg
Date 25 June 1944, target, zero hour 0905 hours.Lists leader and marker 1 in P51, two more markers in Mosquito and 17 crews in Lancaster carrying tallboy bombs.

MCheshireGL72021-181210-050003.jpg
Date 24 June 1944, target, zero hour 1750 hours. Lists leader and marker no 2 crews in Mosquito and sixteen crews in Lancaster all armed with Tallboy bombs.

MCheshireGL72021-181210-050002.jpg
States that the next constructional works target was at Wizernes three or four miles south of St Omer. Reports two abortive sorties due to weather on 20th and 22nd June. Favourable weather forecast for 24 June. Two Mosquitos and 16 Lancasters took…

MCheshireGL72021-181210-020009.jpg
Account of operation against sheltered E-boats in Le Havre harbour. Tasks to assist Navy in their fight against E-boats who were operating against allied invasion forces. States pens would be invulnerable even to 12,000 lb bombs therefore, bombs…

MCheshireGL72021-181210-010005.jpg
Provides date - night 8/9 June 1944, target- railway tunnel and bridge, Saumur, zero hour - 0200. Leader and marker no 1 - Wing Commander Cheshire flying Mosquito. Lists pilot and navigator of two other markers flying Mosquito. Lists 25 other crews…

MCheshireGL72021-181210-010003.jpg
Relates that in response to request from the Army a planned operation was cancelled at late notice and replaced by operation against the railway tunnel at Saumur. As accurate bombing was required it was decided to use the recently available 12,000…

[1]DAVID AND THE RAF2 (2).pdf
Account of Wing Commander David Donaldson's RAF career from his early interest in flying and joining the Royal Air Force volunteer reserve in 1934, call up in 1939 and operational tours on 149 Squadron, 57 Squadron, flight commander 156 Squadron…

BWynnWynn1501-036.jpg
This was the operation on which Ian Wynn's aircraft was lost. Captain was Squadron Leader P R Turgel. Item contains:
1. A list of crews on the operation.
2. Map of routes to target.
3. Luftwaffe night fighter combat claims for 25/26 May 1943.…

BWarnerJWarnerJv1.pdf
First operation to Montluçon 15 September 1943. Briefed as easy trip with little opposition. Arrived early and waited for pathfinders, bombed from 8000 ft. Wing Commander Smith missing from operation reported hit by bombs. Operation 2, Mondane 16…

BWhittleGGWhittleGGv2.pdf
A description of the briefing and attack on Peenemünde 17 August 1943.

CRobertsA-160926-010004.jpg
A route map from England to central Germany. The route crosses Holland in an easterly direction then turns south towards Leipzig before returning to England. On the reverse is the pilot's log recording the coloured flares used at turn points on the…

Ingrid Dennull reminisces about her wartime experiences in Berlin and then as an evacuee and teacher in East Prussia. She recounts various episodes related to the Dresden raid and its aftermath: seeing from a distance the target indicators, dubbed…

Fritz Hundhausen's account of the events at Essiggasse 6 (Inn ‘Stadt Frankfurt’), air raid shelter at the Karl Hospital.
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