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Three medals - 1939-1945 Star, France and Germany Star and War Medal 1939-1945. Presentation box and accompanying paperwork including a tick list of medals awarded, transmission note issued by the Under Secretary of State for Defence (Armed Services)…


A cardboard box from Jewellers Nickels & Sons enclosing a hallmarked silver baby's cutlery set comprising a spoon and a pusher. An accompanying note identifies it as a present to George Nixon's daughter from his fellow crew members. The card is…

Ron's pilot is sitting on a fence. He is named on the reverse.

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13 airmen on the port inner engine of an aircraft. Three are named on the reverse, 'Paul, P/O Davey, Dad'. The image is badly damaged.

Seven airmen in front of their Lancaster. Four of them are named on the reverse, 'Dad, Paul, F/O Davey, Eddy'.

A number of crosses in a tended cemetery with planted roses. In the foreground there is a row of four crosses, two of which simply have the date 11 November 1944 on the crossbar. The second left cross has '1595438 Sgt G Nixon' and '1436511 Sgt JGD…

The letter advises that Ron has been promoted to Flight Sergeant whilst a prisoner of war.

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The telegram advises that Ron is missing.

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Events leading to the shooting down of Ron's aircraft over Caen.

Half length portrait of Sergeant George Nixon in uniform displaying his air gunner's brevet.

25 operations completed by Ron Carter.

Seven aircrew in uniform. Four standing, including air gunner George Nixon (far left), flight engineer, wireless operator, and second air gunner standing behind seated navigator, pilot and bomb aimer.

A list of four operations missing from Ron's Log Book confirmed by the Operational Record Book - Nuremberg, Toulouse, Tours and Brunswick.


Flying log book for Ron Carter from April 1944 to 18 July 1944. Detailing operations flown from RAF Dunholme Lodge. Aircraft flown was Lancaster. He carried out a total of 21 operations with 44 Squadron as an air gunner on the following targets in…

A list of the seven crew on the day they were shot down.

A Squadron crest and Introduction

Christmas card with a picture of aircraft in action with bombing and searchlights. Annotated 'to Con, Albert and Amy from Olive and George'.

A half length portrait of Leading aircraftman Richard Coalter with air gunner brevet.

An image of six airmen at the front of their Wellington. Underneath is a caption stating 'RAF personnel of the RAF bombing squadrons who carried out a recent successful raid on Heligoland, back in England. - Packing the duffle bag with Charts'.

Three photographs in a frame.
#1 is a half length portrait of Bob. The scanned image has removed his head.
#2 is an airman sitting at an air traffic control desk.
#3 is two airmen loading ammunition into a case, at the rear of a…

A newspaper cutting with 12 airmen. The text states that they have just returned from the Heligoland Bight area. On the reverse five are named including Bob.

A colourised head and shoulders image of Bob's wife.
On the reverse 'Nana. German plane shot this photo by Grandad's bunk. Mildenhall.149 Squ 1939. Photo taken at Beales Bournemouth'.
Information supplied with the collection states 'this stood on…
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