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  • Contributor is exactly "David Bloomfield"

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List 12 crews including F/Sgt Mackie for operations on 28 July 1942. Bomb load 15 x 500lb, briefing at 20.00 hours. Annotates by crosses and ticks: failed to return, returned early and failed to take off.

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List of operations from July 1941 until September 1943 for 15 Squadron, 1651 HCU at RAF Waterbeach and 214 Squadron at various airfields. Note at bottom; losses 19 Stirlings 4 Fortresses.

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On the right a newspaper cutting. Mentions that John Dyer failed to return from operation in January 1944. Gives account of RAF Missing Research and Enquiry Service findings on location of crash and the crew's graves. On the left a photograph of a…

MDyerJH1217992-160108-01.pdf
Note from his niece which gives outline of operation to Berlin on 2 January 1944. Mentions that Missing Research and Enquiry Service contacted his parents with news that his remains had been found and he and rest of crew were buried in the village of…

NCookOG160315-02.pdf
Gives account of attacks on oil targets, tank yards and railyards in Nuremburg and Wurzburg by bomber command and United States Army Air Force. goes on to mention other operations including use of ten-ton bomb at Bielefeld..

MColsonWA141402-160415-01.pdf
Includes early life and marriage. Joined the RAFVR and served on 9 Squadron and served full tours on Whitley, Halifax and Wellington. Mentions his pilot and award of DFM and promotion. Went to 97 Squadron in 1943. Was navigator/bomb aimer. Gives…

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Give dates of service, type of commissions and promotions as well as dates of release. Submitted with caption 'Discharge papers and service record'.

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States Aviation Cadet Donald Cameron was awarded 15 demerits and confined to restricted limits for gross insubordination to commissioned navigation instructor. Submitted with caption 'Disciplined for insubordination'.

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Informs her that first tour was complete.

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At RAF Feltwell on 31 January 1945. On cover Don Cameron's signature. Inside is menu with many signatures.

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Outlines his training and 30 operations on 433 Squadron flying Halifax and then Lancaster. Writes of Halifax crash shortly after arriving and describes his actions on a busy night on an operation to Bochum when they were hit by antiaircraft fire.…

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Head and shoulders portrait group photograph of D Swains with two other aircrew cadets, captioned “Scarborough – June 1944” with handwritten details of the individuals.

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Entitled 'Coventry'. Describes German air force attack on the city on 14 November 1940 giving detail of civilian damage and casualties. Compares it with bombing of Genoa and Turin which it claims as military. Includes photographs of damage to…

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Titled 'Le Bombe e la Verita' and providing reasons for allied bombing.

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Thirty-seven officers, all wearing tunics, many with brevet, and peaked caps sitting and standing in four rows. In the background huts. All names at the bottom, Flying Officer Mills is third from left in back row.

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Mentions attack on Dresden and also on Wesel in support of Rhine crossing. German opposition was anti aircraft fire, however squadron all returned safely though some aircraft damaged.

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Thanks him for his service on leaving the active list of the Royal Air Force

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A note accompanying items borrowed and thanking him for his talk.

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Eight airmen in a row shaking hands with Lord Reith. Behind is a B-24.
On the reverse 'Lord Reith, Leader of a radio & cable mission to Australia congratulating the crew of the Liberator a/c No AL504 "Commando" on arrival at Kingsford Smith Airport…

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An account about an airman who parachuted to his death after his aircraft was shot down.

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A Christmas card with a vase of flowers on the front.

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Head and shoulders side view of an airman wearing battledress with flight engineer brevet. He has number board on his left shoulder. Wooden wall in background. On the reverse handwritten addresses.

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First advises ArrivedEngland [sic] safely home in few days. The second arrived England home in few days happy. Both signed Roy.
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