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Amazing footage from Field's gunsite camera of the actual raid. <br />
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Archive of heroic survivor of 'Very Enjoyable' Black Friday raid in which 14 of his squadron died has been revealed.<br />
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A stoic British pilot who survived a disastrous World War Two operation that became known as 'Black Friday' wrote in his logbook 'very enjoyable' afterwards. <br />
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Flying Officer Robert Field's Bristol Beaufighter bomber escaped unscathed from the unsuccessful RAF attack on German shipping sheltering in a Norwegian fjord in February 1945.<br />
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Ten RAF planes were destroyed in the sortie resulting in the deaths of 14 crew. Four more were taken Prisoner of War having baled out. <br />
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His logbook has now been made available for sale at Bosleys auctionners for £400.