Searle, Rex. Album 2

Title

Searle, Rex. Album 2

Description

24 items. The album contains photographs and papers relating to Rex Searle's wartime and postwar service.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

2017-07-25

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Identifier

Searle, ROJ

Collection Items

Sir William Cooke
A brief biography of Sir William Henry Charles Wemyss Cooke.

Overseas Housing
A two story house with an upstairs terrace.

Large group of Airmen
A large number of airmen arranged in three rows in front of a brick building.

Three Shackletons over Odiham
Air-to-air view of three white Shackletons flying over an airshow for the Queen's Coronation. On the ground are large numbers of aircraft, people and parked cars.

Nine Shackletons in formation
An air-to-air view of nine Shackleton taken from underneath.

Nine B-24s in formation
An air-to-air view of nine B-24s approaching the coast, annotated 1953. On land two airfields, St Merryn and St Eval are annotated.

B-24 and Liner
An air-to-air view of a Coastal Command B-24 flying over a Liner.

15 Airmen
15 airmen arranged in two rows outside a wooden hut.

Newspaper Cuttings  about operations to Germany
Four newspaper cuttings about operations to Essen, Homburg, Magdeburg and Bochum undertaken by Rex Searle.

Rex Searle
Seven head and shoulders portraits of Rex Searle. Typically these were taken for use in identity cards, if evading capture on mainland Europe.

RCAF Eastmoor Christmas Menu 1944
A menu for Christmas dinner.

Pickering
Four photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is four airmen outside The White Swan, Pickering.
Photo 2 is five airmen and four civilians grouped outside the Kum Agen Cafe.
Photo 3 is five civilians and a boy grouped outside the Kum Agen Cafe.
Photo 4…

Airmen relaxing
Eight photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is two airmen standing in a grassy area.
Photo 2 is two airmen in a field.
Photo 3 is an airman standing with his hands in his pockets.
Photo 4 is three airmen on a bridge over the Ouse at York.
Photo 5…

Airmen relaxing
Eight photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is an airman sitting on his bunk.
Photo 2 is two airmen standing beside a wooden fence.
Photo 3 is an airman sitting reading.
Photo 4 is an airman standing beside his bike.
Photo 5 is two airmen admiring…

Halifax QO-W
Six photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is three airmen under the nose of Halifax 'W'.
Photo 2 is one airman standing under the nose of Halifax 'W'.
Photo 3 is the nose of Halifax 'W'.
Photo 4 is nine airmen at the rear of Halifax 'W'.
Photo 5 is…

Halifax and Cloudscapes
Seven photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is an air-to-air side view of a Halifax in flight.
Photo 2 is a cloudscape.
Photo 3 and 4 are a Halifax port wing and cloudscape.
Photo 5 is a cloudscape.
Photo 6 is an airman standing under the nose of…

Target Token Osnabruck
A card with a target photograph of an operation at Osnabruck. The crew is listed.
‘F/O Potter
F/O Rutherford
F/O Mjolnese
F/O Reid
Sgt Taylor
Sgt Tuer
Sgt Searle’

Halifax and dinghy drill
Six photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is the nose of Halifax 'W' with the nose art of 'Willie the Wolf' depicting a naked woman pursued by a wolf. There are 44 operations marked.
Photo 2 is an airman on top of a Halifax.
Photo 3 is underneath the…

List of Operations
A list of 35 operations completed, with target, aircraft and date.

Target Token Emden
A card with an aerial photograph taken during an operation. The target was Emden and the crew members are listed.
‘F/O Potter
F/O Rutherford
F/O Mjolsness
F/O Reid
Sgt Taylor
Sgt Tuer
Sgt Searle’

Five airmen including Rex Searle
Two photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is of five airmen including Rex Searle standing under the nose of a Halifax.
Photo 2 is the same five airmen under the nose of 'Willie the Wolf'. In both photos they are wearing flying kit.

Squadron photograph
A large group of airmen arranged in four rows, one of which is standing on the wing of a Halifax.

Halifax
Two photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is an air-to-air view of Halifax in the air.
Photo 2 is the nose of a Halifax with 'Willie the Wolf' nose art. It depicts a naked woman being pursued by a wolf. 30 operations are marked by bombs.

Rex Searle and his crew in the snow
A line of seven airmen standing in the snow. Each man has been annotated with his name, rank and trade.
‘F/O Potter P
F/O Rutherford N
F/O Mjolsness A/B
F/O Reid W/AG
P/O Taylor M/U
P/O Tuer R/G
Sgt Searle F/E’
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