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  • Contributor is exactly "David Bloomfield"

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Course photograph of observers, 23 individuals, some sergeants some officers posed in three rows in front of a camouflaged structure. On the reverse RAF stamp but no unit or date, two stickers Bristol 01 and 0274.

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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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Headline 'VC pilot died to save his crew after Turin raid'. Account of award of Victoria cross to Flt Sgt Rawson Hume Middleton RAAF who sacrificed his life to save his crew. Annotated 'John Reece attended Sgt Middleton's funeral after his body had…

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Covers all postings in service including training in England and the United States and operations on 158 Squadron flying Halifax after which he was a pilot instructor.

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Thirteen airmen sitting and standing in two rows. Wearing battledress or tunic they all have a number on left chest. In the background left a flight safety poster and notice on the wall. On the reverse names of nine of the personnel in the photograph…

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PPennLE1702.pdf
A group of 17 pilots including Laurie Penn. Four of the pilots are identified.

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An account of how the operation came about and evolved. Describes the events leading up to the need for food relief in Holland, a brief account of how the operation was set up and executed.

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A detailed account of the visit made by a group ex aircrew who took part in Operation Manna who had been invited for a five day visit to commemorate Operation Manna.

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Six airmen arranged in two rows. Frank and three men are standing with two seated. Each individual and his crew function is named.
On the reverse is 'Navigator Plotter -Paddy Lundberg Flight Engineer Dick'.

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Thirty-seven airmen all wearing tunic and side caps sitting and standing in three rows in front of an Anson. Captioned 'Course 79 [.......], 28 June - 5 Aug 43'. On the reverse signatures and some addresses.

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Newspaper article about a memorial service at Lincoln Cathedral where 2000 men, women and children bereaved during the war of family members were assembled to see two Bomber Command memorial books consigned to the Airmen's chapel of St Michael. The…

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Two announcements for Flying Officer Maurice Monks now reported killed.

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Announcement that Maurice Monks previously reported missing, now reported killed.

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Announces that Flying Officer Maurice Monks had been reported killed. Gives details of education and employment in Lincoln and membership of Air Training Corps. Was trained in Canada and received a commission. Includes b/w photograph.

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Sorry to hear that her son had been reported missing and hopes that she will get news soon. Writes that he was an excellent cadet.

MMcDonaldDA410364-151013-02.pdf
Notes on locations for Don McDonald's home, training in Australia. Notes people mentioned and scanned documents relating to a leave that Don enjoyed in London and includes a story of the leave written up by the interviewer from his notes which was…

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Congratulates him on his DFC and enclosing a DFC ribbon “in case you are unable to obtain this locally".

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Invites him to investiture on 22 June 1945.

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Ben May's life and service as a flight engineer on 420 Squadron flying Halifax from January 1945. Relate life before volunteering for aircrew and being called up for the RAF in February 1944. Provides short description of training and joining 420…

MMatthewsEH1899046-151002-01.pdf
For Halifax III and VI. Includes duties of flight engineer, annotated drawing of flight engineer's panel, details of systems: anti-icing, oxygen, cabin heating, flying controls, pneumatic system, pyrotechnics, Messier hydraulic system, flap circuit,…

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Notes arrived at POW Camp Luckenvalde IIIA February 8th. Escaped form there in May. Lists some of his operations and result of combat against enemy aircraft and damage by anti-aircraft fire. Includes forced landing at Pershore and eventually shot…

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Lists stages and dates of forced march from POW camp Stalag Luft VII. Route via Winterveldt, Karlsruhe, Schonfeld, Jenkwitz, Wanzen, Heidersdorf, Pfaffendorf, Stansdorf, Peterwitz, Prausnitz, Goldberg. Eventually by train to Stalag 3A at Luckenwalde.…

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The packs are in a presentation case from the Amsterdam museum. They were presented to Ted Leaviss and all the other attendees to the 40 year celebration of Operation Manna in Holland in 1985.
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