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Describes early life, joining the RAF, training and joining 10 Squadron as mid-upper gunner on Halifax. Was shot down during operation to Munich on 6/7 September 1943. After evading was capture and prisoner of war until April 1945. Goes on with…

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Signatures of fellow course mates with Eric on his flight engineers course.
Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

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Article headlines: Giraud's power in Algeria, U.S. promise before landing, Darlan's part, Dalrlan won over, agreement revived. Reviews history and the position of General Giraud in French North Africa after deal done with Lt-General Mark Clark of the…

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Article by Carl Olssen from 'Illustrated' magazine 19 February 1944. Comments on the operations to Berlin, on the poor living conditions on all the newly built airfields, outlines the preparations for an operation throughout the station. Numerous…

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Large group of trainees, arranged in three rows in front of a hangar.
On the reverse most of the individuals have signed their names.
Information supplied with the collection identifies it as RAF Finningley in 1941, Aircrew receiving centre group.

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12 trainee airmen arranged in two rows. Fred Hooker is second from left, seated. They have a board with 'No 127 Course Air Gunners Squad 15, 3-1-44 B G'. On the reverse are signatures of all 12 men.

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A Halifax nose with 12 airmen perched on top. Each man is identified by name, trade, air force and home town.
The nose art is a cartoon of a woman, painted 'Tak Yer Time I'm Easy'. 56 bombs are painted on. Under the cockpit is 'Beryle'.
There is a…

MWakefieldHE174040-171016-10.pdf
Contains notes on syllabus (airframes) Halifax including: description, alighting gear, flying controls, duties of flight engineer, cabin heating, ant-icing system, fuel system, pneumatic system, oxygen system, fire extinguisher system, dinghy and…

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Photo 1 is a starboard side view of the biplane dive bomber.
Photo 2 is a starboard view.
Photo 3 is a front view.

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Photo 1 is an HS 124 heavy fighter-bomber. Seen on the ground and viewed from the front.
Photo 2 is missing. The HS 125 was a single seat fighter and advanced trainer.

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Two captions, the photographs are missing.
HS 127 was a twin-engined bomber. Only two prototypes were built.
HS 128 was a twin-engined mid-wing monoplane.

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Photo 1 and 2 are views of an aircraft viewed from the front and underneath.
Photo 3 is a port side view of a flying aircraft.

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Photo 1 is missing. HS 130 was a high altitude bomber-reconnaissance development of the HS 128.
Photo 2 is a single seat jet dive bomber and ground attack monoplane. Here it is viewed from the port side on the ground.

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Photo 1 is a starboard side view of a row of aircraft.
Photo 2 is a front view.
Photo 3 is a port side view.

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An essay discussing that the use of the word mission for a wartime sortie was incorrect and that one should use the word operation.

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Informal handwritten log with notes of 517 Squadron's flights, records aircraft squadron letter, captain, reason for flight and duration. Starts 24 November 1944, last entry 3 April 1946. Covers flights from RAF Brawdy and RAF Chivenor.

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Photo 1 is a view from above and the rear of an aircraft on the ground.
Photo 2 is a port side view.
Photo 3 is a front view of a flying aircraft close to the ground.

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Photo 1 is an air-to-air view of two aircraft viewed from the port. Behind is a formation of 22 aircraft.
Photo 2 is the front of an aircraft on the ground.
Photo 3 is an aircraft viewed from underneath.

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Photo 1 is a port side view of a Ju 87 Stuka on the ground.
Photo 2 is a port side view.
Photo 3 is a front view.

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PThomasAF20070037.jpg
Photo 1 is a port side view of the front of one aircraft with a second behind.
Photo 2 is a port side view of a captured aircraft in RAF markings.

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PThomasAF20070039.jpg
Photo 1 is a port side view taken from slightly underneath. This is the long range reconnaissance version.
Photo 2 is a port side view of a flying aircraft.

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PThomasAF20070038.jpg
Photo 1 and 2 are port side views of different aircraft on the ground. Their radar antennae can be seen on the nose of both aircraft.

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A large group of trainee airmen wearing battledress and side caps in four rows. All are named at the top of the photograph. Arthur Hollis is second row up, fourth from right. On the reverse 'No 5 Course, RAF Clewiston, Florida, 1941/42'.

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Letter concerning payment of war gratuity for the late Pilot Officer I A Wynn.
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