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BCleggPVWilsonDv1.pdf
Biography of Squadron Leader David James Baikie Wilson, DSO, DFC and Bar (1917 - 1947). He flew operations as a pilot with 214, 196 and 617 Squadrons before becoming Head of Aerodynamic Development and Testing, and Test-Pilot at A V Roe & Co Ltd.…

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Includes photographs of twelve squadron officers, the crashed aircraft, some of the crew, Jack and Mary Newton and Sgt R D Porteous. Recounts the last sortie of the crew to Aachen when they had to jettison their bombs, an engine caught fire and they…

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Report describing enemy aircraft flight action. At 0:45 at De Plank a Wellington was shot down. Identification of crew impossible. Reference made to De Plank cemetery. Around 1:45 a Wellington landed at Antwerp-Deurne airfield. At 00:30 a Wellington,…

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Gives account of event when Wellington W5421 of 12 Squadron landed on fire at Antwerp Deurne on 5/6 August 1941. Notes that all crew except Jack Newton became prisoners of war He became the first airman to reach UK using the Comète escape line.…

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13 photographs of Alec's grave in Belgium

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13 photographs of Alec's grave in Belgium

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Four photographs, one with Arthur standing alongside a Renault FT-17 tank with German markings, captioned 'One man tank Antwerp'.
The second shows a collapsed bridge in the foreground with industrial buildings in the background.
Third is of…

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PBanksP15010013.jpg
Oblique aerial photograph of Antwerp. The river Scheldt runs from left to right. On the far bank on the right there is a small built up area and a straight road runs from there into the distance. On the near bank a city with many multi storey…

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SNewtonJL742570v10018.jpg
Cathedral spire surrounded by multistorey buildings around the grand market square. Captioned 'Bale out - bale out!!. Not b----y likely, we're below the height of the cathedral!!!'.

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PBanksP15010011.jpg
Oblique aerial photograph of Antwerp docks with the river Scheldte running from middle left to right. On the far bank are town buildings. In the distance open countryside on both banks. In the centre a canal leads from the river inland leading to…

PBanksP15010012.jpg
The river Scheldt runs from top left to right with town buildings on the far bank on the left and open country beyond. In the centre on the near bank a waterway with a barrier at the top leads from the river into a series of interconnected water…

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An account of operations at the time Arnold took over as Flight Commander. He describes the operation when Arnold Christian was lost.

YPattissonC1264245v1.pdf
Transcription of day by day account of activities from 19 April 1942 to 3 October 1942. Commences with photograph of Squadron in front of Halifax and of pilots on training course (Pattisson top left), Records daily activities, casualties, losses of…

ANewtonJL[Date]-01.mp3
Jack Newton joined the RAF in 1938. He trained as an air gunner and was posted to 12 Squadron at RAF Binbrook. Just before midnight on the 5th of August 1941 Jack and his crew set off for Cologne. They were attacked by a night fighter. One engine was…

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This was the operation on which Ian Wynn's aircraft was lost. Captain was Squadron Leader P R Turgel. Item contains: 1. A list of crews on the operation. 2. Map of routes to target. 3. Luftwaffe night fighter combat claims for 25/26 May 1943. 4.…

LSmithEW174520v1.pdf
Pilot’s flying log book for Flight Sergeant Ernest Smith from 11 February 1939 to 31 March 1943, detailing his pilot training and 20 operations with 144 Squadron on the following targets in Belgium, France and Germany: Aachen, Antwerp, Brest,…

MMcDermottC1119618-161216-09.pdf
A magazine of aerial photographs covering incendiaries dropping on Dusseldorf, port and industrial areas, captured enemy equipment, railway sidings at Antwerp, a seaplane base, a Fw 190 under attack, boat shelters at Dunkirk, camouflaged hangars at…

MMcDermottC1119618-161216-02.pdf
A collection of aerial photographs of B-17s and B-24s on operations, shipyards, factories, scuttled French fleet, an attack on a convoy, Antwerp forts, airfields, Leghorn port, the camouflaged airfields at Aalborg and Kerlin Bastard and two images to…

LRobinsonFA33520v1.pdf
Flying log book for F A Robinson covering the period from 8 September 1938 to 22 January 1951. Detailing his flying training and operations flown, includes flight certificates, congratulatory messages and notes of appreciation from senior officers, a…

SNewtonJL742570v10033-0001.jpg
Describes events leading up to and including Jack Newton's last operation before crash landing in Belgium. Lists his crew and gives account of their attempts at evasion, meeting with Belgian helpers, moving to various safe houses and Jack Newton's…

BHiltonPHiltonPv1.pdf
Nine accounts of flying activities during the war.

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'David Joseph's son Brian met Paul Hilton in the 1980's through work, and he was wearing a prisoner of war tie. In…
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