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Head and shoulders portrait of Sergeant Harold Ernest Wakefield wearing tunic with flight engineer's brevet.

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A large group of airmen wearing variety of uniform sitting and standing in three rows in front of a Lancaster.

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Metal half brevet with 'E'

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Badge with breached dam and lightning strike, moto 'apres moi le deluge'. On black background.

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'D' ring with wire attached

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Account of Pilot Officer Harold Ernest Wakefield's award of DFC.

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Account of Pilot Officer Harold Ernest Wakefield having been awarded the DFC in recognition of numerous operations against the enemy. Gives some personal local and family details.

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List of awards for DFC. H E Wakefield RAFVR 51 Squadron is listed towards the bottom.

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Top left - photograph of a Tallboy bomb. Main photograph of a Lancaster dropping a Grand Slam bomb. Text explains photograph is of a 22,000 lb bomb leaving rack during attack on a viaduct at Arnsberg, Germany.

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Notes that Harold Wakefield was engaged on special duties dropping the new 1--ton bomb. Notes he had done 58 operational flights and volunteered for his third tour. Stated he was previously awarded DFC and gives some personal details. Includes b/w…

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Report on the use of new 'Ten-Ton Tess' bomb. Notes effect of burst and release.

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The pilot who dropped the first 'Ten-Ton Tess' bomb on Germany was awarded bar to DSO.

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Mentions Pilot Officer Harry Charles Tabony and Pilot Officer Harold Ernest Wakefield.

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Quoting Sir Arthur Harris that nearly 50,000 British bomber crew personnel out of a total of 110,000 were killed during the war.

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Congratulations on award of Distinguished flying Cross

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Membership card for Caterpillar club made out to Sergeant H E Wakefield

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Names of crew including Harold Wakefield

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Congratulation on award of DFC from Den and Sam

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Congratulation on award of DFC from Den and Sam

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Three cloth decoration ribbons. 1939–1945 Star, War Medal 1939–1945 and Air crew Europe star ribbons

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Bronze six pointed star with a Royal Cypher "GRI VI", surmounted by a crown.

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Order of service with hymns and prayers.

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Made out for Flight Lieutenant Wakefield for refuelling, daily inspection (airframe and engines). Stamped 617 Squadron.

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RAF Snaith dinner menu with signatures on reverse
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