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YWarrenHJ619608v1.pdf
Hand-written 1944 diary. Detailed entries of flying, camp life, the weather and letters to and from home. Many references to going to cinema. Last entry 17 July 1944.

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Covers 467 Squadron formation at RAF Scampton and move to RAF Waddington. List station and squadron commanders and statistics from operational record books including first and last operational sorties, operational sorties attempted, reasons for…

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Standard letter expressing their regrets at John being reported missing.

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paper 1. Six questions concerning altimeters

YPearceAT1874945v4.pdf
Memorandum items addresses of friends and acquaintances, mentions many days/evenings out and what sort of time he had in Belfast, Lincoln, Gainsborough and many others. Mentions various journeys and postings, lists birthdays. Jots down daily…

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Notes that despite allied bombing, V-1 campaign against London and South East continues. Notes decision to attack V-1 storage sites. 617 Squadron were to join 5 Group attack and use using 12,000 bombs to collapse roof of caves in which bombs were…

YGeachDG1394781v1.pdf
Fourth of David Geach's diaries describing the final part of his training in Canada. He writes of his service and personal life training as an air bomber. He describes his ground and flying training experiences, social life both in camp and in local…

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A Certificate detailing Charles' trades and ranks in the RAF with dates, issued by the Record Office.

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Signed by P J Hogan with embarkation and disembarkation dates.

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A document published by the Government advising families not to publicise details of date, place or circumstances of the casualty.
A second document concerns personal effects and how they are protected and returned to the family of the deceased.

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States that the next constructional works target was at Wizernes three or four miles south of St Omer. Reports two abortive sorties due to weather on 20th and 22nd June. Favourable weather forecast for 24 June. Two Mosquitos and 16 Lancasters took…

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Date: 4/5 July 1944, target, zero hour 0130 hours. Lists leader and marker 1, Wing Commander Cheshire flying P-51. Marker 2 in Mosquito and 17 Lancaster carrying one tallboy bomb each.

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Date 24 June 1944, target, zero hour 1750 hours. Lists leader and marker no 2 crews in Mosquito and sixteen crews in Lancaster all armed with Tallboy bombs.

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Signal message reports large concentration of craters, damage to entrance of caves and destruction of road rail in the area.

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On the front 'Tag und Nacht' and formation of B -17 and Lancaster bombers. On the reverse German text.

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Notes that the King will hold investiture at Buckingham Palace on 20 November 1945. Donald Cochrane requested to be at palace no later than 10.15. Goes on to detail dress and who may accompany.

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List of events covering joining the RAF, selection for pilot, training and start of operations.

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A series of Luftwaffe engagement reports, some in German, some translated concerning the attacks on a four engined bomber in the early hours of 18 December 1944 probably Henry Wagner's Halifax.

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A reference written by Officer Commanding No 1 Squadron, RAF Flying College.

MTwellsE171780-151026-08.pdf
Ernie Twell's engineering notebook covering aircraft type, machine gun and gun turret operation.

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A summary of the RAF's operations to support Tito's Partisan army in Yugoslavia.

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Seven verses telling the story of a dying flight engineer.
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