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Five verse poem describing feelings the next morning after a harrowing night operation. Describes emotions and surprise that the crew survived.

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Scrapbook prepared by Bernard Clark for his son containing contributions from the crew of William Warburton's Lancaster. First page has sketch of Lancaster with crew positions noted. Other page includes signatures and other material from: Alan…

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A poem sent to Betty Turner's friend Billy to celebrate their 80th. Betty describes the wartime hardships she endured, hint at the bereavement after the loss of the men she loved, stresses the sense of duty toward her country, friendship and…

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A poem written in December 1942 after her first love was shot down over France. After his death Betty resolved to join the Royal Air Force and became a wireless operator. According to a note, she later found out that some of what she wrote down went…

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Poem by Bill Cooke prior to a visit to East Kirkby - contrasting the stress of operational flying on Lancasters to the forthcoming aircraft taxi ride.

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Describes the role played by the air gunner and his attitude toward danger. In the afterlife, the air gunner goes straight through the Heavens's gate as his wartime suffering is considered equivalent to expiation.

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Poem describing the hardship of wartime service, stressing the emotional strain of operational missions and the longing for rest.

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Poem written in the Far East by Flying Officer D F Page, a 17 Squadron pilot.

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Four verse poem concerning Joan

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A collection of poetry and prose written by George.

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Frank Fertich’s Flying Log book as air gunner covering the period from 24 January 1944 to 17 April 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown as air gunner. He was stationed at RCAF Mont Joli (9 B&GS), RAF Wellesbourne Mountford (22…

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Poem about prisoners of war.

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Letter from Harold Gorton to his wife including two poems. He writes about job offers his wife may take and writes about activities at RAF Cark.

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A letter from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie. Harry writes about RAF life in Prestwick. He mentions a trip into Prestwick including to the cinema, his first taste of haggis and how difficult it is to keep up with the mathematics. He turned down a…

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Newspaper cutting containing ten lines of poetry.

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Poem and transcription. Lamenting those lost during war.

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Poem about aircrew reported missing

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Poem remembering those who did not live to see the end of war.

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Poem concerning mothers of flyers.

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Poem about young man killed.

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An explanation of the end of astro-navigation on board bomber aircraft in addition to GEE navigation. Navigators were required to carry sextants and take three astro readings every hour. One night the wrong astro-projector settings were supplied and…

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A three verse poem about 'Johnny'.

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Prisoner of war diary of Les Rutherford, captured the 20 December 1943 and then detained at Stalag Luft 3 (Belaria). It consists mostly of sketches and cartoons but also information on camp life, photographs and German newspaper cuttings.

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A five verse poem recording the end of 517 Squadron's meteorological flights.

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At the top, Lancaster in flight with PO-Y marked in pen with waves breaking on a shoreline with a rocky headland at sunset. Below, hymn for the R.A.F. by Patience Strong.
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