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  • Type is exactly "Text. Poetry"

Document with poems attached over long poem by W King. Note that he was 'our' mid-upper gunner but did not realise he was a poet. Note and poems pinned over the same main text which is can be read on final page. First partial poem about aircrew not…

Five verse poem about those left behind of lost men.

Three verse poem concerning air gunners.

A poem written by Michael J Conlon

Top left - poem - cheers for the men on the ground by E Sykes 1942. Six verse poem about forgotten ground crew compared to those who fly. Top right - a reply to Mr Sykes ode (newsletter No 26) by 'Bif' Baker (No 18). Letter putting Mr Sykes to rights…

A German marching song but also a love song to Erica.

A notebook to be used for recording wartime activities. It contains an account of Reg's bale out, capture and time in Dulag Luft, Stalag 4B and Offlag 7B.Reg records his operational experiences the day he baled out. His captors were friendly but the…

A poem about prisoner of war beds complete with two drawings illustrating camp life.

Poem about lack of gravestones to mark resting place but memory does not fade. Continues lines about with Runnymede memorial. They would not be forgotten.

Two poems, the first written by Ted Russell, the second unknown.

A poem about Manna food drops with a photo of Lancasters dropping food.

A poem about the work done by a Wireless operator air gunner.

A poem about the perils of flying.

Fourteen verse poem concerning Lancaster B for Baker. Individual verses for all aircrew

Experiences of the prisoners of war in the Belaria camp of Stalag Luft 3 by Squadron Leader Bryce Cousens. It contains stories, poems and illustrations.

Poem about an aircraft that crashed at Nederweert in the Netherlands. Handwritten note 'Joan's brother F/Lt Tommy Richardson was the skipper of the 78 Squadron RAF plane shot down at Nederweert near Eindhoven 3/4 April 1943 around midnight. Others of…

Poem about comrades who have been killed.

Quote from Byron with note 'this is my wish for you' from Sgt Nav Cecil E Wood from Canada.

Lament on being in a land far from home but with a job to do. Gives reasons for fighting and mentions liberty. Signed at the bottom right unreadable c/o New Zealand house, London.

This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital…

Seven verses telling the story of a dying flight engineer.

Starts with a poem and then a series of stories which together form the memoirs of Harold Yeoman, an officer who served in Bomber Command during the war, initially as a pilot on Wellingtons and then as an Intelligence Officer. He relates his…

Three verse poem - a time for living, forgetting, and no time to mourn.

Three verses poem about fear, despair and resulution.

Poem abut thinking of loved one at the end of the day.
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