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Weerbericht / Weather reports

Woohoo, vandaag de documenten mogen ontvangen uit Duitsland.
Dit omvat een kopie van de weerberichten van 24 en 25 april 1944, een essentieel gegeven om de crash van Lancaster DS734 duidelijker te kunnen schetsen. 80 more words

Request for Information. James Allison McConnell, Pilot - 1942

Many thanks to Robin for contacting me regarding his Great Uncle, James McConnell, who flew with the Squadron as a Pilot for a tragically short period in late 1942, before being killed along with the rest of his crew on a raid on Milan in October of 1942. 1,660 more words


Unidentified crew photos – who are they?

Thanks as always to Chris for keeping the posts going whilst I struggle to stay on top of things and now have to turn my attention the the start of a new year at University. 478 more words


One Mystery Solved

Operational Record Books are fantastic historical sources. They are extensive chronological records of everything that happened, day by day, to a squadron in an operational sense. 621 more words

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Friday night movie: One of Our Aircraft is Missing (1942)

Here’s tonight’s movie:

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During the Allied Bombing offensive of World War II the public was often informed that “A raid took place last night over …, One (or often more) of Our Aircraft Is Missing”.

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Flying over Lezennes

Five miles south-east of the centre of Lille is an airport. With an instrument landing system, VOR/DME and a main runway 2825m long it is now more than capable of handling aircraft up to about Boeing B767 size, and indeed today you can catch a flight direct from Lille to some 70 destinations around France, Europe and northern Africa. 764 more words

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The Last British Lancaster

Yesterday we went to Westdale Lane in Nottingham to see the flypast by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’s  Avro Lancaster.
This particular aircraft was completed at Hawarden Airfield, Chester on May 31 1945 and its serial number is… 66 more words