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- Spatial Coverage is exactly "Belgium"
Newspaper account of Derrick Allen's heroic actions leading to award of Conspicuous Gallantry Medal, congratulatory wedding telegrams and banknote
Tags: 460 Squadron; aircrew; bombing; bombing of Dresden (13 - 15 February 1945); Churchill, Winston (1874-1965); Cook’s tour; final resting place; Harris, Arthur Travers (1892-1984); lack of moral fibre; Lancaster; Me 262; memorial; Operation Manna (29 Apr – 8 May 1945); perception of bombing war; pilot; RAF Binbrook; shot down; Tiger force; training
Tags: 101 Squadron; aerial photograph; aircrew; bomb aimer; bombing; bombing of Nuremberg (30 / 31 March 1944); briefing; coping mechanism; faith; fear; flight engineer; lack of moral fibre; Lancaster; mid-air collision; military ethos; military service conditions; navigator; pilot; RAF hospital Matlock; RAF Ludford Magna; superstition; target photograph; wireless operator
Top left - a note 'got to here'. Top right - an aerial oblique view of a city-scape with some large buildings and some damage visible. Captioned 'Essen' on the reverse 'Essen'.
Middle - an aerial oblique view of a…
Tags: 61 Squadron; 83 Squadron; aircrew; Bennett, Donald Clifford Tyndall (1910-1986); bombing; bombing of Dresden (13 - 15 February 1945); Distinguished Flying Medal; flight engineer; George VI, King of Great Britain (1895-1952); heavy conversion unit; Lancaster; Lancaster finishing school; Pathfinders; RAF Coningsby; RAF Skellingthorpe; RAF St Athan; RAF Stockport; RAF Syerston; RAF Torquay; RAF Wigsley; Stirling; training
Tags: 106 Squadron; 199 Squadron; 44 Squadron; aircrew; Anson; Battle; bombing; C-47; Catalina; Distinguished Flying Cross; Hampden; Harvard; Hudson; Lysander; Magister; navigator; Oxford; pilot; Proctor; RAF Abingdon; RAF Bawtry; RAF Blyton; RAF Catfoss; RAF Cosford; RAF Cottesmore; RAF Evanton; RAF Finningley; RAF Little Rissington; RAF Manston; RAF Netheravon; RAF Oakington; RAF Shawbury; RAF St Athan; RAF Syerston; RAF Thornaby; RAF Upavon; RAF Waddington; RAF Wymeswold; Tiger Moth; training; Wellington