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Names of crew including Harold Wakefield

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For show "Fastair' with programme of acts and other events. Christmas 1945 RAF Mauripur.

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Contains: notes on physics of force and moments with formulae and calculations. Notes on chemistry of fuels, requirements for carburettor,. Continues with mechanics of stress and properties and chemistry of metals. Continues with geometry and drawing…

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Covers Halifax Mk III, starting and running up, handling and climbing, cruising, and data tables. Continues with Lancaster fuel (capacity), oil, coolant, rad flaps, external checks, auxiliaries checks on turrets and engines, temperatures for run up,…

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Cash book but contains notes on: medicines/chemicals on first page. Followed by general notes and outline diagrams on Stirling, Halifax, Me-110, Dornier 215 & 217 and Hudson aircraft. Continues with flight engineer's notes on a large number of…

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Sends congratulations and catches up on gossip.

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Discusses life on the home front, the bombing of Hull, and her training and service in the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force at RAF Driffield.

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Enlisted in 1939, ground staff until re-mustered as aircrew, Feb 1943 to RAF St Eval, anti-submarine sweeps. May 1943 to 78 Squadron, 1943 instructing at OTU, July 1944 to 35 Squadron Pathfinders, total of 66 operations. Demobbed February 1946.

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Gives dates attended Northgate school for boys, conduct and exams passed.

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Letter from supreme allied commander before D-Day.

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Letter from relation of Harry Binns navigator who had been killed in a crash. Asks Bill to tell Mrs Binns about Harry's last days. provides some information about Harry and asks him to share any experiences.

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Document stating that the government of Great Britain had signed an accord with General de Gaulle. Includes letters in French from Winston Churchill and General de Gaulle and text of the accord.

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In reply to information that she was engaged to Bill and stating that she was old enough to make up her own mind. Catches up with family news.

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Letter in reply to one he sent stating that their daughter was of an age when she was able to make up her own mind about getting engaged to him. They did appreciate him writing to them about it. Speculates on their future and wished them well.

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Expresses her love and says they are complete now that they have a baby. Looks forward to when he would be at home again. Writes more about the baby and how she feels.

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Expresses everlasting love, how happy she was and even though they were not able to spend much time together, she was always thinking of him. Letter written when he was going back for his second tour.

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Letter encloses certificate for permanent award of the pathfinder force badge awarded on completion of his tour. Certificate signed by Air Vice Marshall D C T Bennett.

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Informs him that confirmation had been received through the Red Cross that his son was killed in action on 28 January 1942. He was buried in military cemetery in Düsseldorf.

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Notes that the remains of Sergeant A R Dickerson were removed from Düsseldorf cemetery and reverently re-interred in the Reichswald Forest British war cemetery.

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Covers loading of aircraft, best position for centre of gravity for Avro York aircraft, servicing for transport command aircraft (York), and list of air publications for York. Followed by notes for Lancaster, weights, speeds, endurance, radio ranges.…

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Requests caterpillar badges for himself and his crew after they baled out on night of 24 December 1944.

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The letter advises Mrs Jones that her husband is missing.

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He writes about their daughter Carol and mess life at RAF Wickenby.

This is the last letter he sent home. It arrived after the news of his death.

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He expresses regret that he missed his sister's wedding and looks forward to seeing her when he gets back.

Fred Hill was Jack’s youngest brother-in-law.

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AC Hill writes to his sister from Egypt about photographs that he sent and girls at his sister's work.

Fred Hill was Jack’s youngest brother-in-law.

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