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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.

Timeline
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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Aerial photographs
See aerial photographs plotted on a map and access them directly.

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Recently Added Items

Group of Airmen

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52 airmen arranged in three rows in front of a large building with balustrades.

Group of Airmen

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32 airmen arranged in three rows in front of an Anson. Two of the airmen are officers, the remainder are trainees. The Anson has 80 N-2 written on the…

James Stewart

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James Stewart in flying gear sitting on a railing beside a balustrade. On the reverse 'Rebecca Quarterley's Grandad. James Stewart'.

James Stewart’s flying log book for aircrew other than pilot.

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Flying log book for aircrew other than pilot for James Stewart, navigator, covering the period from 17 July 1943 to 21 December 1945. Detailing his…

John Henry Smythe

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Flying Officer John Henry Smythe in dress uniform with navigator's brevet.

Jean Smith

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head and shoulders portrait of Jean Smith from her left side, in uniform, smiling, inscribed ’With love Jean 1943’.

D E Owen’s flying log book for navigators, air bombers, air gunners, flight engineers. Two

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Flying log book for navigators, air bombers, air gunners, flight engineers for D E Owen, flight engineer, covering the period from 29 August 1942 to 9…

D E Owen’s pilots flying log book. One

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Pilots flying log book for D E Owen, flight engineer, covering the period from 15 October 1942 to 5 August 1943. Detailing his flying training and…