Brooker, William Harry


Brooker, William Harry
W H Brooker
Miller James
J Miller


11 items. The collection concerns brothers in law James Miller (b. 1919) and
William Harry Brooker (b.1920). It contains propaganda leaflets, two photographs, a NSDAP Car flag, documents and a memoir.

The collection has been donated to the IBCC Digital Archive by Ann Brookfield and catalogued by Barry Hunter.




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Brooker, WH-Miller, J

Collection Items

Joe Freeman and his Chicks
Seven airmen standing in front of a brick building. Joe was the William Harris' pilot. The image is captioned 'Joe Freeman and his Chicks'.

Staff Officers Royal Air Force Lichfield October 1944
Large group of airmen arranged in five rows in front of a Wellington 'N'. The background is dark. Underneath is captioned the names of each airman.

Nazi flag
A Nazi flag with a black swastika in a while circle with a red background.

Procedures and Life of an Air Gunner with a Lancaster Squadron
William Brooker's service. His crew was transferred from Swinderby Heavy Conversion Unit to 463 Squadron at RAF Waddington.
He names the crew and describes their roles, including the ground crews, details the activities before an operation, and…

Jim and Doris Miller's Wedding
Six members of the bridal group identified in a handwritten note. 'Wedding photo of Jim & Doris Miller c1947-8
from left Jim's sister, Delia Miller with husband, Dennis Lavender
Centre; the bride and groom
left brother Dennis Miller and his…

World War II service History of Flight Lieutenant WH Brooker DFC
WH Brooker volunteered in June or July 1940. He was called up on 27 February 1941 and trained in Pearce, Western Australia. On transfer to UK there were delays in further training.
Initially he served on Wellingtons at Snaith. He describes…

Deutsche U-Bootmanner - auf was hofft ihr noch
German U-boatmaker - what are you hoping for? Leaflet, in German with photographs of U-boat crew on a boat and another of a crew being led off a captured boat.

Sternenbanner, London 29 November 1943
USA propaganda leaflet covering bombs dropped on major German cities, American troops under training in the UK and the Russian front.

Freiwillige vor für die u-boot-waffe
A card with text and an insert that is pulled down to reveal more text -
(text visible at first)

We journey against England.


(text visible after pulling tab)


We journey…

Damals; Heute
Contrasts Germany after the First World War with the present, exhorting Germans to save their country. By drawing things quickly to a conclusion, Germany could avoid more destruction and successfully rebuild.

Two photographs show a German…

Mountain Christmas Card
A Christmas and New Year card to Jim from Danny. The card is printed for 52 (L) Dicion BAOR and has a saltire herald crest with 'Mountain' underneath. On the reverse is a Heraldic Map showing the training and active service of the 52nd (L) Division…
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