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Four photographs captioned 'The Luftschiffbau Zepplin works at Friedrichshafen'. They show the same area over a period of time beginning in February 1943 and shows the works being camouflaged and eventually destroyed by bombing. The second page of…

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Two soldiers from Melton Mowbray were reported as wounded.

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Six items, Edward's very brief description of the operation, his navigation plot, the expected H2S return over the target. Two press clipping, captioned 'The result of Bomber Commands 12,000 lb bomb attacks on one of the Enemy's V.2 rocket sites'.…

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Covers loading of aircraft, best position for centre of gravity for Avro York aircraft, servicing for transport command aircraft (York), and list of air publications for York. Followed by notes for Lancaster, weights, speeds, endurance, radio ranges.…

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A list of 15 flights to and from Warsaw and aircrew. They cover from 13 Aug 1944 to 2 Nov 1944.

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Recounts meeting three men named John Mitchell in the space of a few weeks. The first was a signals officer at RAF Spilsby when the author was a wireless operator on Lancaster. He relates some of his experiences surviving two tours on Whitley and…

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Printed sheet of Wellington Crash Landing Drill (Flying Training Command)

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Five items, Edward's description of the operation to bomb Panzer concentrations in woods, requested by Field Marshall Montgomery. As the operation was in daylight Edward was able to describe the scene not too long after D Day. There is also Edwards…

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A newspaper cutting about Captain Edwin Swales DFC. His aircraft was badly damaged but he ordered his crew to leave and he went down with his aircraft.

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Five items, Edward's brief description of the operation their bomb aimer was sick so took replacement, quiet trip. Edward's navigation plot, and an indication of the H2S plot when over the target. There are two press clippings, the first has a…

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Five items, Edward's brief description of the operation, his navigation plot, the expected H2S return over the target, two press cuttings, one with the caption'Paris/Vaires marshalling yard devastation' showing the Vaires rail yard after the attacks,…

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Two press cuttings. The first is captioned 'Frenchman waves to allied reconnaissance plane' and shows a road with two figures, one of them waving, the road running through small farmed fields, trees and more fields in the background.
The second is…

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Top - from Wally Layne reporting arrival of five letters that month. Says he has a cold and wishes the weather would settle. Mentions, snow, long winter and that he had had no parcels yet.

Bottom - from Robbie. Thanks her for letters and mentions…

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Top - hopes that she is now a mother. Says he had had one letter from her and was keeping fit. Mentions playing football. mentions he had given up book keeping and gone back to salesmanship.

Bottom - say he received two letters and was pleased…

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Top - To his wife he writes that he received the first letter from her and hopes more would come soon. Mentions starting football again.

Bottom - To mother and father he reports arrival of letters and hopes they are getting his. Reports he is…

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Incident 1. Describes ground loop on engine run up for take off. Pilot subsequently posted away.
Incident 2. Describes watching another aircraft taking off when its flaps fell down and bomb doors opening as it reached take off speed on the runway.…

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Printed form filled out for Wakefield H E of 1332 HCU Riccall, that he did not have any restricted or classified documents, gifts, arms or articles taken from enemy in the field.

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Bert refers to receiving an earlier letter from Ted. He discusses his social life - beer, food and cigarettes and recalls various colleagues and what they are doing.

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A low level oblique image of the damaged bridges at Cologne. The railway station and all the surrounding buildings except the Cathedral are destroyed.

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A brief biography of Thomas Thomson covering his years in the RAF and after.

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A poem about the work done by a Wireless operator air gunner.

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British propaganda leaflet starts by describing trend in German propaganda that they are not trying to destroy the British Empire but are fighting the Churchill plutocratic gang, Continues with quotes from German ministers and publications concerning…
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