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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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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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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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Says that things are going along fine but doing a bit more work and finds it interesting. Mentions seeing 'Blythe Spirit' and comments on surface mail. Poor photocopy cannot with start too faint to read.

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Apologises for not writing recently but he had done little but fly. Tells story about crewmember. Mentions not receiving mail for a week and other gossip.

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Writes about his leave in South Africa and going to the races.

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Starts with account of journey and visiting caves. Continues with gossip about friends and family and description of some activities.

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Covers some of his activities and writes about his current station. Poor photocopy.

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From George Grundy, card produced on behalf of the prisoners of war in Stalag VIIIB, Christmas 1941. Annotated from 'George with Love'.

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Card is addressed to George Grundy a prisoner of war in Stalag VIIIB. No date.

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Picture post card of the Ohio River and Four bridges Cincinatti, Ohio.

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Map of northern France showing surrounded pocket with their backs to the French coast, in French and English suggesting that as they are surrounded they should surrender.

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Newspaper cutting, no source, no date showing a Christmas card to the King from the prisoners of war in Stalag VIIIB, Christmas 1941.
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Recalls joining the RAF as a flight mechanic in 1939 and then employed as a barrage balloon operator. Describes his subsequent selection for aircrew and training in London, St Andrews, Manchester and in advanced navigation at Dumfries. Next covers…

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Signatures of fellow course mates with Eric on his flight engineers course.
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BHookingsEWHookingsEWv2.pdf
Describes operations as Lancaster pilot. Detailed description of last sortie to attack Dortmund-Ems canal on 6 November 1944. His aircraft was attacked by FW 190 which was driven of and then set on fire by another fighter attack. Describes bailing…

BHookingsEWHookingsEWv1.pdf
From birth in 1920 until operational pilot in 1944. Covers early life in Battersea and Morden in London, family life, school and first jobs after leaving school at 14 years old. Describes family experiences at beginning of the war volunteering for…

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Telegram sent by RAF Coltishall to the authorities, Air Ministry, 43 Group Salvage Oxford, 54 Base, HQBC No 5 Group, No 106 Squadron, Records Gloucester. Informing them that Lancaster ED593 had landed at Coltishall having been damaged on an…

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Posed in three ranks building wall in background. Instructor standing to the side. Reverse is captioned 'No 2 A.G.S. Dalcross 1943' Course members are named, John is L.H. end of back row.
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