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Entry points for forces, aircraft, groups, squadrons, stations, facilities, roles and trades, decorations, aerial warfare and related concepts, notable people, major events and life experiences in wartime.
Start from a 1939-1945 calendar and discover how events unfolded day-by-day, or see together all items about the same date.
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For information on the type of material in the Archive and how it has been constructed, please visit About. For our Collection Policy, please see Preserving archival materials and for an explanation of what we have already published, go to Publishing archival materials.
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Robert McClements grew up in Northern Ireland and after working in various jobs he volunteered for the Royal Air Force. He flew a tour of operations…
374 items concerning Group Captain Leonard Cheshire VC, OM, DSO & Two Bars, DFC. Collection consists of photographs of people, vehicles, places,…
On the night of 16/17 May 1943, Operation Chastise used bouncing bombs designed by Barnes Wallis to breach the Eder...