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  • Contributor is exactly "Claire Monk "

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Relates events during operation to Essen on 12/13 March 1943. Enemy fighter attacked and was engaged and hit by rear gunner. Claimed as damaged. After releasing bombs in heavy anti-aircraft fire and searchlights rear gunner engaged Me 109. Gunner…

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The letter asks if she enjoyed service life and asks if she will help train girls for the services.

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Mentions travel by rail to Moncton and comments on cold weather. Writes of his activities, food available and local shops. Goes on to describe onward train journey to the United States including food, countryside, weather and stops. Arrived at Turner…

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Writes that he had arrived after an uneventful voyage across the Atlantic but did not know the name of port at which he disembarked. Comments about the voyage and his current situation, including sleeping arrangements, food, activities, weather and…

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Two newspaper cuttings, the first from the Ayr Advertiser has a photograph of Charles, the second has a brief biography and mentions his family in the Forces.

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The letter is written from a Prisoner of War camp, Stalag Luft 1, in 1941. He says he is recovering from his burns and is feeling better. He looks forward to getting home and sends his best wishes. Several fellow prisoners of war are mentioned by…

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Gives birth and death dates and service history in Polish and Royal Air Force.

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26 airmen arranged in three rows. They are all dressed in shorts and khaki. Behind are palm trees. On the reverse several of the men have signed their names plus 'No 9 Admin Course March 1946 RAF Kandy Ceylon'.
There is a second identical copy.

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A newspaper cutting about a play put on by The Stage Club at the Victoria theatre, Singapore. On the reverse are adverts.

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A press cutting captioned 'Retreat from the coast' taken in the summer of 1943 shows two coastal airfields Calaise/Marck and Abbeville/Drucat indicating that the Germans had started rendering their coastal airfields temporarily unserviceable.

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Comments on target (Frankfurt) and odds on being shot down. It was their 19th operation and out of 124 aircrew shot down that night only 10 survived, five from their crew. Mentions evading, capture, initial treatment and journey to camp (Stalag Luft…

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Six items, first a brief description by Edward again using the term P plane to describe the V-1. Second is Edward's navigation plot, third is the expected H2S return over the target. Fourth and fifth are press clippings reporting damage to Flying…

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Six items covering operations around Caen. The first is Edward's description of the operation, against troop concentrations. The second is his navigation plot. The third is a print of the expected H2S return of the target. Fourth is a collection of…

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Five newspaper clippings, four with captions, illustrate the damage done to the infrastructure in support of the allied ground forces.
The first captioned 'Our armour moves inland from the beaches of Normandy'. This shows part of the beach with…

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A very brief description of the operation, his navigation plot and a map showing the target. There are also some newspaper clippings, one showing the damage to Stuttgart and others giving comments from bomber crew members when taking part in a raid…

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Notes recorded by Maurice during his pilot training.

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Report on educational, technical and squadron activities.

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The crew of Lancaster R2, Bennet's Beavers arranged under the port side nose. In the first of two identical images each crew man is annotated with their name.

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Two newspaper cuttings describing attacks on Essen with only 8 planes lost. Ruhr has taken on new significance as front lines only 50 miles away. Mentions attackers had to fly through snow storms and that Germany had lost much of its radar network.

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Gives reason for someone had to wait but was now on leave. Mentions engine problems and hitting another plane on landing which cut the rear turret off. Addition of sums of money on reverse.

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Writes that he was okay after operation to Brunswick and now had only seven left to finish tour. Returned with 72 holes in the aircraft. Relates seeing films and discusses clothing. Mentions a visit by the King to Middleton St George.

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Page two of a letter. Writes of financial matters. Mentions photographs and asks to pass news on to father. Asks whether recipient got good price for air raid shelter.

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Experiences of the prisoners of war in the Belaria camp of Stalag Luft 3 by Squadron Leader Bryce Cousens. It contains stories, poems and illustrations.

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Photographs of two parts of same page. Sub-headline - 'A Jackeroo' gives some background on Middleton and continues account of attack on Turin and fuel difficulties crossing the Alps. Sub-headline - 'both pilots wounded' continues account.…
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