Saunders, Ernest John. Album 2

Title

Saunders, Ernest John. Album 2

Description

Album containing photographs of his training and service in North Africa and with Bomber Command.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

2020-02-13

Rights

This content is available under a CC BY-NC 4.0 International license (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0). It has been published ‘as is’ and may contain inaccuracies or culturally inappropriate references that do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the University of Lincoln or the International Bomber Command Centre. For more information, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ and https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/legal.

Identifier

Saunders, EJ

Collection Items

Man with Two Women
A man walking with two women along the middle of a road.

Young Baby
Two photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a baby in a wooden stroller, in the garden.
Photo 2 is a baby in a wash basin, in the garden.

Seaside Memories
Eighteen photographs from an album.
Photo 1 and three are the same image of three women standing outside a hut.
Photo 2 is a three quarters length portrait of a woman.
Photo 4 is a woman on a rubber dinghy.
Photo 5 and 11 are the same - Sam and…

Wedding Photographs
Five photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is the bride and her father entering the church.
Photo 2 is the bride and groom leaving the church.
Photo 3 and 4 are the married couple.
Photo 5 is a bride and groom leaving the church.

Seaside Memories
Thirteen photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a boy and a girl sitting on a beach.
Photo 2 and 6 are an extended family sitting on deck chairs on a beach.
Photo 3 is a young girl kneeling on a beach, eating an ice cream.
Photo 4 is a young girl…

New Baby
Six photographs from an album.
Photo 1 and 2 are the new baby lying on a blanket.
Photo 3 is the baby sat up in a pram.
Photo 4 is the baby sitting on the mother's knee with the father looking on.
Photo 5 is Sam and his bride on their wedding…

Seaside Photographs of Sam Saunders and family
Four photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is two women on the promenade.
Photo 2 is the same two women joined by an older lady in a wheelchair and Sam Saunders's father.
Photo 3 is Sam Saunders's father and another man at the same spot on the…

Sam Saunder's Family
Four photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a woman in uniform.
Photo 2 is a passenger ship
Photo 3 is a head and shoulders portrait of a man.
Photo 4 is a half-length portrait of a WAAF sergeant.
A fifth photograph has been cut out.

Sam Saunders's Family
Eight photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a woman in a coat with a stole over her shoulder. Behind is a snowy garden.
Photo 2 is a head and shoulder's portrait of Sam Saunders's father.
Photo 3 is a woman in a coat cycling a bike. in a suburban…

Airmen and Mosquito and a Mess Bar
Two photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a group of airmen from 627 Squadron positioned in front of a Mosquito.
Photo 2 is of three airmen at a Mess bar.

Christmas Party Group Photo
Airmen and airwomen at a party. They are loosely arranged in six rows with 'A Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year ' decorating the wall, behind.

Senior NCOs Admin Course F. Flight.
32 WAAFs arranged in three rows. There is a handwritten annotation 'Senior NCOs Admin Course. F. Flight. RAF. Wilmslow April. 1944.'

16 Airmen and Two WAAFs
A group of 18 arranged in two rows. Many have tankards of beer. Behind are three dummies in uniform.

Arthur Harris and a Christmas Mess
Two photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is Arthur Harris taking the salute.
Photo 2 is a Mess bar decorated for Christmas. There is a sign -The Jolly Butchers.

163 Squadron March 1945
Two photographs of 163 Squadron.
Photo 1 is a group of airmen arranged in three rows in front of a Mosquito.
Photo 2 is a larger group of airmen arranged in six rows in front of two Mosquitos.

692 Squadron and Mosquitos.
A large group of airmen arranged in three rows in front of two Mosquitos.

Family Photographs
Seven photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a half length portrait of a nurse.
Photo 2 is two girls dressed in blankets.
Photo 3 is a bride and groom on their wedding day. They are standing in a garden.
Photo 4, 5, 6 and 7 are head and shoulder…

Family Photographs
Seven photographs from an album.
Photo 1 and 7 are the same, a mother holding a child in an upstairs window.
Photo 2 is a mother holding a young girl in a garden.
Photo 3 is an airman holding a young girl in the same garden.
Photo 4 is an airman…

El Alamein
Two photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a half-length portrait of Sam Saunders.
Photo 2 is a vertical aerial photograph of the battle at El Alamein. The view is mostly featureless with two explosions. It is captioned 'L.B.40.NT.24/25/10/42.8-->…

Battle Area, El Alamein
A vertical aerial photograph taken during the battle at El Alamein. It is captioned 'BA 40 NT 29/30-10-42. F8" --> 6,000' Battle Area' and annotated 'Battle Area. 3 sticks of bombs and burning transport'.

Fires & Ack Ack at El Alamein
A vertical aerial photograph of the El Alamein area. Much of the image is obscured by tracer and fires. It is captioned 'FA 40 NT 3/4.11.42 F8" -->6,500' Battle Area'.

Enemy Vessel near Tobruk
A vertical aerial photograph of an enemy ship captioned 'BA.40.NT.20/21/10/42. 8" -->7000.3203.N.2445.E'.

Notes for Communicating with Arabs
A document in English and Arabic asking for help, explaining how to behave with Arabs, including a few words in Arabic and an explanation of the perception of distance.

The Coast Road at El Alamein
A vertical aerial photograph taken during an operation at El Alamein. Most of the image is obscured by flashes but the sea is visible. It is captioned 'BA.40.NT.1/2/11/42. 8 -->Battle Area' and annotated 'The Mediterranean The coast road at El…

Burning Transport in the Leaguer of the 15th Panzer Division
A vertical aerial photograph showing a burning vehicle. It is captioned 'B.A.40.N.T. 24/25-10-42. 8" --> 870 296
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