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  • Contributor is exactly "Frank Batten"

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Letter from George Wilson to his wife telling her he has arrived at RAF Elsham Wolds with other people who were late. Discuss details of their recent marriage, asks for certain items of clothing to be sent to him and states he has his wife’s…

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations 7 May 1944. Included timings and duty personnel. Heights written in pencil for each crew. On the reverse some handwritten calculations.

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on 3/4 May 1944. One crew member in each crew is underlined in green. Includes duty personnel and timings. Handwritten notes on bombing.

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations. One crew member in each crew is underlined. Fourth crew member in right hand top line crew is crossed out and 'Barker' annotated alongside. A letter is annotated to each aircaft. Includes duty personnel and…

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations for 17/18 April 1944. One member of each crew is underlined in blue. 'Cancelled' written in large red letters acoss the page. Notes at the bottom.

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Lists crews and aircraft for operational flying. One crew member on each crew is underlined and ticked. Includes timings and duty personnel.

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Lists 17 crews of four with aircraft for bombing and four crews for gardening which are crossed through in red. All bombing crews have a time slot appended with the length in brackets.

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Lists crews and aircraft for operation on night 18/19 February 1944. Includes timings an duty personnel. On the reverse handwritten notes on bomb loads and calculations.

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night 20/21 January 1944. The fourth member in each crew is underlined in blue and ticked. Includes duty personnel, standby crew and timings.

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List crews and aircraft for operations on night 27/28 January 1944. Fourth member of each crew is underlined and ticked then crossed in red. Includes timings, duty crew and duty presonnel.

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Lists crews and aircraft for operation on night 25/26 January 1944. Fourth member of each crew underlined in red. Includes two standby crews and duty personnel. First standby crew has aircraft letter 'C' alongside, Third row fourth crew member has…

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night 21/22 January 1944. The fourth member of each crew is underlined in red and ticked. several aircraft have red ticks above them. The standby crew has letter 'Y' alongside. Included timings and duty…

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night 23/24 June 1944.

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night 10/11 April 1944. The fourth member of all but one crew is underlined in red and ticked. Fourth crew member is third crew down on left is replaced annotated 'McCullum'. Includes three standby crews…

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations. Fourth member of each crew is ticked. Includes two standby crews and duty personnel.

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on 16/17 March 1944. The fourth member of each crew is underlined. Third crew in second row is crossed through. and a new captain annotated for fourth crew in second row. Includes two standby crews and duty…

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Covers marking method, route markers, Pathfinders and bombing instructions. Shows five waves with aircraft allocated to each. Details Window and effort level. Annotated 'Schweinfurt' at the bottom left.

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A newspaper cutting with a photograph of Group Captain Tait, Mrs Twells, Mr Twells, Councillor Wilson and Mrs Wilson. The 617 Squadron Association were presented with a silver salver by Derbyshire County Council.

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Three newspaper cuttings -
Cutting 1 is about a Cursed Farm, a farmer in Eastbourne had rented a farm and lost a substantial amount of money.
Cutting 2 is about a five inch gun from HMS Chester beside which Jack Cornwell , VC stood at the battle of…

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A copy of a letter thanking the Commanding Officer for their hospitality during the filming of the documentary 'Bomber Crew' on 11-12 April 1969. The letter is addressed from RAF Changai, Singapore.

On the same album page is a cutting referring…

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A document with photographs of Rupert Harwood, his wife and two daughters, Janet & Shirley. It refers to him being killed in action over Ussy sur Marne on 19 July 1944 whilst flying with 619 Squadron on Lancaster PB245. On the reverse "7 and 20 This…

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A letter written by Ruper Harwood to his daughter 'Darling Little Janet', telling her not to worry if he is reported missing.

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Ted Neale's account of when he was 18 at the Woolwich Arsenal. He tells of a bombing raid at the factory, which started just as they were leaving at 5pm.

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Memoirs of Ted Neale (written in a non-contemporary diary), recounting his experiences of an air raid on Woolwich, travelling to South Africa for aircrew training and taking part in bombing missions from Italy. Some anecdotes are repeated.

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An account by Ted Neale of his training in South Africa, subsequent further training in Jerusalem, crew selection and transfer to Italy. He relates early experiences on operations - including Shederevo oil refinery - and losing a Wellington to enemy…
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