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Item 1 is a message in German, partly obscured.
Item 2 is a photograph of an officer at a desk signing a document.
Item 3 is a photograph of a Wellington with Polish markings on the nose. A group of men are underneath.

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Photo 1 is a group of five ground personnel with small bomb containers under a Wellington.
Photo 2 is of four airmen at the nose of a Wellington.

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An operations crew list for 25th July 1942, 301 Squadron at Hemswell. It includes F/O “Mieczslav Stachiewicz. There are also two photographs of his Wellington, GR-O, Z1259.

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Three propaganda leaflets and one photo of a Wellington 'O', Z1337.

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Four photographs of Mieczslav Stachiewicz forced landing of Wellington, Z1273.

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Photo 1 is a mechanic working on a starboard engine with four men looking on.
Photo 2 is two groundcrew pushing the port main wheel.
Photo 3 is two groundcrew loading a bomb.
Photo 4 is two groundcrew pushing a bomb trolley.

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A chart of central England used for navigation. It is annotated with navigational fixes. The position of a dinghy is marked with the date 23/6/42.
In the top corner is a photograph of an airman in the cockpit of his aircraft.
There is a yellow post…

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'Mieczslav Stachiewicz started the album in the summer of 1942 at RAF Hemswell during my service with 301 Squadron. The album is bound in a canvas from Wellington Z1273.' [translated]. There is also a handwritten note in English with page references…

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Poland's highest military award. 301 Bomber Squadron Land of Pomerania, Defenders of Warsaw

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A group of seven airmen with Walter Smith standing at the extreme left at the back. Bill Radford is seated in the centre. Behind are RAF buildings.

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Full length portrait of Bill Radford standing in front of his Lancaster. Handwritten on the reverse is '2of 7 PD330 Squardon Leader Bill Radford taken in front of his Lancaster at the conclusion of his 2nd Tour of Operations. Somewhere in England…

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Walter and his bride on their wedding day. He is in his RAF uniform and she is wearing a long white dress and is carrying a floral bouquet.

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Three airmen positioned in front of a saloon car. On the reverse 'L-R F/O WH Smith'. Walter is on the left.

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An airman standing in front of a two storey house. It is annotated 'The Boss ???'

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Sergeant Walter Smith, in uniform, seated on a motorbike holding a small dog. The registration of the bike is BDT451. It is annotated 'Wal & Jock 1943'.

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Head and shoulders portrait of Walter Smith. His uniform has an air gunner brevet.

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Half length portrait of Walter Smith in RAF uniform.

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Six airmen in two rows, sitting on the grass in front of a concrete building.

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26 airmen arranged in three rows in front of a concrete hut.

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Two airmen standing in uniform with their hands in their pockets. On the reverse is handwritten -
'L Dos Sullivan A
R Bill Radford B
10 Oct '44'.

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A side view of a Lancaster on the ground. Behind are access stands.

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A group of eight airmen, the front row seated , the four at the back standing. It is annotated '2nd Tour Crew 1944-45. Celebrating End of 51st Ops.& Tour Horse & Jockey, Waddington'.

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A group of four airmen, one sitting on a motorcycle. Behind are Nissen huts. It is annotated 'Screen Instructors C.B. 1944'.

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A homemade circular scale rule for calculating True Horse Power. On one side is a worked example complete with crossing outs and on the other are the different inputs required. The marker needles are missing.

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