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Six page document courtesy of the late Allen White - 44 Squadron Historian. Reproduces narratives from three 44 Squadron crews involved in the operation. Overall the operation lost 37 crews from 120 launched against Wesserling oil refinery near…

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Second page has colour photograph of Arthur Hollis, wearing blazer with medals, standing in a field at an event. Narrative covers early life in Hornchurch and Carshalton including schooling and hospital admissions. Writes of Dulwich College studies…

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This interviewee was working at Chatham dockyard before he was accepted by the RAF as a mechanic. He then remustered as a flight engineer which fulfilled his hopes to be accepted as aircrew. While waiting for a place on the training course at St…

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Len McNamara was born in Bristol in 1924. An apprentice plumber, he joined the Air Training Corps and volunteered for aircrew. Discusses his initial training at various stations, the gunnery course he passed with merit and honours, an escape and…

YClarkB1578273v1.pdf
Transcript of the Diary of Sgt. Bernard Clark RAFVR 30 November – 20 December 1943 with notes by M Warburton. Includes head and shoulders portrait of an airman wearing greatcoat and side cap. Includes crew list of his aircraft. Entries contain…

YClarkB1578273v2.pdf
Transcript of diary entry for 20 December 1943. Includes crew list. Account of their first operation to Berlin on. He was wireless operator. Mentions anti-aircraft fire over coast, problems with Monica system, problems with oxygen, problems with rear…

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Ben May's life and service as a flight engineer on 420 Squadron flying Halifax from January 1945. Relate life before volunteering for aircrew and being called up for the RAF in February 1944. Provides short description of training and joining 420…

BSharrockRSharockRv1.pdf
Bob's memoirs in the RAF. His training started at Lords cricket ground then Torquay. Technical training was at St Athan. At this time he met Dorothy. In March 1944 he was posted to Dishforth where his aircraft crashed damaging his spine.

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Bob Sharrock's story. He was born near Wigan, his father a coal miner. He worked locally until old enough to sign up. He trained at Lords cricket ground, Torquay then St Athan. Posted to Dishforth, he suffered a compressed spine during a Halifax…

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Certificate stating that John North has been accepted as a member in good stranding of the Air Force Association of Canada.

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A Canadian air chart covering the Indian Head and Brandon areas, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

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An air chart covering the Swift Current and Regina area of Saskatchewan.

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A Canadian aviation chart covering the Brandon and Winnipeg regions.

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A formal dinner with the Canadian airman standing giving a speech. Several airmen and civilians are seated around him, one man is smoking. Caption 'HQ1530' and on the reverse 'RCAF reply Fredericks??'.

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A group of airmen seated at a long table with soup bowls and beer bottles. Two further long tables and a top table are visible. On the wall are RAF ensigns. Captioned 'HQ1536'.

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Long table of seated airmen having dinner. Two further tables at the side and a top table in the distance. On the wall an RAF ensign. Captioned 'HQ1533'.

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Three tables of seated airmen having coffee. Some airmen standing at the rear. One man standing in the foreground with his back to the camera. Caption 'HQ1541'. On the reverse 'Peter Weeks'.

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Group of seven airmen around a piano with an eighth airman seated, playing. On the wall five flags. Captioned 'HQ1537'. Some of the airmen have facial burn scaring and two are wearing dark glasses.

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Three long tables of airmen seated at formal dinner. In the background various flags and decorations. Several airmen show facial burn scars. Captioned 'HQ1535'. On the reverse 'Towers Perkins Percy Jayes'.

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Group of airmen seated at long table. In the background is a second long table and the top table. Several airmen show facial burn scars. Captioned 'HQ1539'.

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Long table of seated airmen, on the right is a second long table and in the background is the top table. Some of the airmen have facial burn scars. Captioned 'HQ1552'.

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Three long tables of seated airmen, taken from the top table. Captioned 'HQ1540'. On the reverse 'Peter Weekes'. [sic]

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One long table of seated airmen with two further tables partly visible. In the background the top table and on the wall a Royal Air Force ensign. Captioned 'HQ1538'.

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Group of standing airmen around Sir Archibald McIndoe. He is signing his autograph for members of the group. Captioned 'HQ1544'.
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