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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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Recently Added Items

Harry Aspinall's service record

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The service record of Harry Aspinall from 21 June 1940 to 23 April 1944.

John Omerod invitation to investiture at Buckingham Palace

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Notes that the King will hold investiture at Buckingham Palace on 4 December 1945.

Warrant promoting John Omerod to Warrant Officer

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Promotion of John Omerod to Warrant Officer

John Ormerod’s flight engineers flying log book. Incomplete

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Flight engineers incomplete flying log book for J Ormerod, covering the period from 15 November 1943 to 27 May 1944. Detailing his operations flown.…

Harold Blow’s pilots flying log book

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Pilots flying log book for Harold Blow, covering the period from 22 January 1942 to 30 May 1946 and from 10 July 1949 to 20 May 1954, detailing his…

Andy Andrews’ navigator’s, air bomber’s and air gunner’s flying log book

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Navigator’s, air bomber’s and air gunner’s flying log book for P F Andrews, wireless operator/air gunner, covering the period from 16 August…

David Joseph

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David Joseph in pilot's uniform.

Two airmen

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Head an shoulders portrait of two airmen both wearing uniform tunic. The pilot on the left wera a side cap and the airman on the right a peaked cap.…

Two aircrew in Sidcot flying suits

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Two aircrew standing together in front of a hedge. Unknown airman on left and Flight Lieutenant Frank Hugh 'Lofty' Long on right, Lofty taught Leonard…