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A port side image of a B-24 Mk VI showing the eight crew positions.

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Gavino Pala reminisces about his childhood in Sardinia, describing schooling and paramilitary training. Recollects the 17 May 1943 Alghero bombing, explaining how part of the population had left the city the day before and slept among olive trees,…

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Richard Curnock was born in Grantham and joined the Royal Air Force in 1941. He achieved the rank of warrant officer and served in 425 Squadron. Richard tells of how he followed his two older brothers into the services, and his time serving in the…

AFarrC160524.mp3
Colin was born in Ilford in 1920 and at the outbreak of war was working in a London warehouse. Seeing the bomb damage around him he wanted to join the RAF and gain revenge, so he volunteered. Unfortunately he had a plaster cast on his leg, following…

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Born in York in 1922, Joseph left school at 14 and started work in a chocolate factory and attended two nights of further education per week. In 1936, a fighter aircraft had landed nearby which stimulated his interest in flying which he retained all…

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A handwritten note giving a brief description of the operation and a relevant newspaper cutting titled '3,200 planes hit Reich'.

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A handwritten note giving brief details of the operation and a relevant newspaper cutting titled 'Dortmund shattered in 29 minutes'.

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Photograph 1 is a Lincoln flying over New York, captioned 'Over New York 1947'.
Photograph 2 is seven airmen in swimming trunks. Five are standing and two are sitting. It is captioned 'Jack Smalley, Harry Boness Reg Williams on the banks of the…

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Item 1 is orders for personnel at Mitchel Field. Photograph 1 is a line up of airmen in front of two Lancasters. Photograph 2 is an officer addressing the assembled airmen, in front of a guard of United States Army Air Forces airmen. It is captioned…

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Photograph 1 is of a line of Lancasters with airmen standing in front.
Photograph 2 is a view of the party captioned 'The Officers Club Drinks all round'.
Photograph 3 is of a parade of USAAF airmen watched by civilians and other airmen and is…

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Item 1 is 'Roger Jr', a programme of evens of Army Air Force Day.
Item 2 is a printed leaflet welcoming 35 Squadron to Washington.

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Photograph 1 is an aerial view of Long Beach Pike with a printed caption.
Item 1 is a letter to 35 Squadron from the commanding officer at Long Beach. It dedicates an album to the airmen of 35 Squadron.
Photograph 2 is an aerial view of the Sixth…

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Photograph 1 is a street view captioned 'Looking East on Pacific Avenue, Long Beach'.
Under a caption of 'With the "35th" Bombing Squadron, R.A.F., in Southern California. The following is a pictographic review of your activities and recreation…

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Photograph 1 is a motorway, captioned 'Cahuenga Boulevard'.
Photograph 2 is a wooden building, captioned 'Typical Barracks at the Sixth Ferrying Group. Men assigned to the field are quartered in theses two-story structures.'
Photograph 3 is of…

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Photograph 1 is four women on the beach, captioned 'On the beach at Santa Monica is glimpsed a cross-section of Miss America. Here pictured while sun-basking are outstanding examples of "The American Look".'
Photograph 2 is a group of airmen and…

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Photograph 1 is Grauman's Chinese Theatre.
Photograph 2 is a large single storey building, captioned 'Officer's Club and Bachelor Officer's Quarters. The club serves as a meeting place for the men who share the time-honored military…

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First item is an account of the the visit by 35 Squadron at Andrews Field. Second item is 'U.S., Britain must retain air superiority, Says English Ace'. Handwritten notes of Washington addresses.

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Item 1 is a typed entertainment programme for 35 Squadron at Westover Field.
Item 2 is a newspaper cutting about 35 Squadron and their social activities.
Item 3 is a newspaper cutting titled 'RAF Open House to be today at Westover Field'.
Item 4…

MMolloyS[Ser#-DoB]-160212-01.pdf
Contains photographs, silhouettes and drawings of British, American and Russian aircraft, showing dimensions, armament, armour plate or glass, and position of fuel tanks. Tables set out aircraft capabilities, including range and bomb loads.

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Account of Mannheim and Kamen daylight operations. Kamen is underlined. Captioned '1.3.45'.

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Account of Lancaster operation to Munster and Rheine railyards and Bremen oil refinery. Munster rail yards underlined. Captioned '21-5-45'.

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Lawrence di Placito served as a second-class coxswain on the RAF Air Sea Rescue launches during the Second World War. He was born in Chertsey and attended Egham grammar school where he was a member of the cadet force. Upon leaving school in 1936 he…

AJohnsonM160830.mp3
Mark Johnson reminisces about John Blair. He discusses family life in rural Jamaica as a mixed-ethnicity person, highly respected by everyone. He was a qualified teacher, a lawyer, and a farmer. Reminisces other Caribbeans who volunteered and served…

BStevensonPDStevensonPDv1.pdf
Peter Stevenson's account of his service in the Officer Training Corps at Grantham and later in the Air Training Corps. Tells of his life in Grantham and the effect of the war on the town. Also his involvement post war in museums and projects to…
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