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YHedgesEC19260127v1.pdf
Mentions anniversary of death of Uncle George December 1942. Daily activities for January and some of February and sporadic entries after that. Writes of going to pictures and walks. Contains some telephone numbers and addresses of friends.

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Four newspaper cuttings from 1944 describing four separate operations. Salzburg captioned 'Oct 17 1944', Essen captioned 'Oct 25th 1944', Dunkirk and Vienna captioned 'Nov 4th 1944' and Gelsenkirchen captioned 'Nov 6th 1944'.

YWarrenHJ619608v1.pdf
Hand-written 1944 diary. Detailed entries of flying, camp life, the weather and letters to and from home. Many references to going to cinema. Last entry 17 July 1944.

BCuthillMSFHCuthillMSFHv1.pdf
Margaret Cuthill's account of her time in the WAAF. At the age of 17 she volunteered for the WAAF and was enrolled as a teleprinter operator. She was sent to Wilmslow for training. After four weeks of drill and physical exercise she was posted to…

YHattersleyCR40699v1.pdf
A diary used as a notebook by Peter Hattersley. In addition to notes there are addresses and telephone numbers.

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A commemorative poster with a map of Southern Europe and North Africa. Around the outside is a list of locations where operations were carried out. There is a paragraph with details of the operations.

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Top- newspaper cutting with photograph of three Lancasters in light paint scheme. Captioned 'Action Abroad: Lancasters modified for long range service in the Far East are identified by larger intake ducts for the radiators, bulging bomb bays, and…

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Item 1 is a formal invitation to Flight Lieutenant Mathers to attend a reception at the British Embassy.
Items 2, 3, 4 and 5 are air-to-air view s of 12 Lancasters over Washington captioned 'Formation over the "White House"'

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A list of 37 Squadron aircraft, with aircrew and role. 11 aircraft and 58 airmen are listed.

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Group portrait of 40 airmen, formally arranged in three rows in front of huts. 14 are seated, the rest standing; all wearing side caps, some greatcoats. Two men in the back row are looking towards each other, the left hand of whom has been marked…

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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 raid lost 37 crews from 120 launched against Wesserling oil refinery near Cologne. …

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Contains lists of promotions, movements and movement corrections for airmen on 44 Squadron.

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Relates arriving home to find that a package had been delivered by A Edwards RAAF. Says that Edwards had seen her husband and been invited to come for weekend. Thanks Doris for items in package which caused tears, Discusses some photographs and…

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Small metal lapel badge of a kangaroo with the word Australia beneath it, a 467 Squadron badge, a flight engineers half brevet, a large printed label, '467 Squadron'.

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A dinner held at Deal's Hotel, East London at the end of H Flight Course 16. The programme covers toasts and the dinner menu. On the last page are 25 signatures.

SNealeETH1395951v1.pdf
A collection of examination papers from Ted Neale's course (16) at 48 Air School. Papers on meteorology, astro theory, astro practical, procedure, dead reckoning theory, aircraft identification, signals procedure and photography.

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A minute by minute account of a night bomber operation on Germany. Found in the papers of an airman recently lost in action. Records every incident in flight of Lancaster.

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Group portrait of 49 Squadron aircrew, arranged in three rows in front of a Hampden. Captioned '49 Squadron Aircrew, Oct 1941, RAF Scampton', five men are marked as Jimmy Woolgar, Claree, Ellis, Gatsby and Rafe Allsebrook.

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Eleven airmen mostly wearing tunic and side cap with others in overalls standing and squatting in three rows in a yard. To the right the rear wheel of a trolley, in the background a fence and trees. On the reverse '50 Sqdn Armoury, 22.4.42,…

BYatesYates1501.pdf
The memoir covers Sergeant Officer A Yates' time as a prisoner of war from September 1942 to April 1945. He was initially imprisoned in Stalag VIIIB in Upper Silesia, he was evacuated with 30,000 others to escape the advancing Russian Army. He and a…

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Course details for the 51 air gunner initial training school and enemy aircraft gunnery school.

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A reunion dinner menu with the signatures of many who attended.

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A menu for a re-union dinner

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A commemorative document detailing the operations undertaken by the squadron during the Second World War, the weight of bombs dropped and the number of sorties. Also it states 73 aircraft did not return. At the bottom is handwritten 'Good Luck!…
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