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Poem with a photograph of Hubert standing in the back garden, row of houses in the background.

A booklet providing information on resettlement of ex prisoners of war.

Draft version of four verse poem about LancasterJB596 crashing on Hatcliffe top when returning from operation to Berlin. Airfield was fogbound and crew were on 23rd operation. Handwritten annotation.Additional information on the crash is available…

Poem describing loss of crew who crashed in fog on return from operation and WAAF who lost a diamond from a ring. Hope that crews did not die for nothing.

Three verse poem about Christmas. Relates to a children's party and mentions WAAF officer doing party planning, trying to bring cheer to Waltham station. On the reverse 'Keith Burrows, RAFA'.

A two verse memorial to those who died flying as members of 50 Squadron.
It is endorsed 'With best wishes' F/Lt J.C.A. Rodgers D.F.M. Dip I.E.T. R.A.F.V.R.

No 39 - He 111, on one side a photograph of a He 111 in flight and on the reverse a description of the aircraft and three silhouettes.


He has been horse riding and flying. He enjoys bombing and evasive action. He has four weeks of the course left.

He expresses surprise that he is married. He has been on leave but snow stopped his progress. He went horse riding in the National Park.

He thanks he for her letters and poetry. They have been flying and buzzing farmers on their tractors.

He thanks her for a cable which arrived via Moncton plus 13 letters from her and family. His new camp is a very high standard, as is the food and sporting facilities. He has been at a National Park in the mountains.

Describes posting to, journey to and arrival at Bawtry Hall. Goes on to describe accommodation and living conditions. Continues with description of duties including cleaning ablutions and lecture rooms. Goes on with description of life and…

To Norman Powell. Notice given at the time of him offering to join RAFVR. Lays down general conditions.

List of deficiencies on arrival from the UK. No rank and name filled out.

List airmen for movements in and out as well as leave.

From CRC Worcester to officer i/c attestation section, no 2 recruit centre. Lists three names including Powell N I. Expected draft 1943-04-15.

Airmen's Mess menu for Christmas day 1943.

A thirteen page collection of target photographs and sortie reports.

Page 1: Vertical aerial target photograph of Argenta. Some roads, houses and open fields are visible in the upper half of the image. There are also canals, rail tracks or roads…

Letter written to Mr B Luke at Air Service Training from Norman Powell's wartime skipper. Gives Powell's wartime service background and states he was one of the best flight engineers on the squadron. Recommends Powell for aircraft engineering…

Encloses King's Badge for members of the armed forces, the merchant navy, the home guard and civil defence organisations who were disabled a a result of war service.

A 6 page collection of target photographs and sortie reports.

Page 1: Sortie report for an operation to Bruck Marshalling yards

Page 2:Vertical aerial target photograph of an unknown location showing some ground detail as tracer trails. Not all…

He writes that he has received several letters on the same day. He is working as a sorter in the camp post office.

Jack describes his journey back north.

Jack writes thanking her for her letter. He might be getting a 48 hour pass and he discusses how they could meet in London.
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