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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…

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Nine accounts of flying activities during the war.

Additional information about this item has been kindly provided by the donor.

'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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King George VI talking to senior officers, servicemen formed up on parade in background. Captioned 'The King at Antwerp'.

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Top: a group of tradesmen sitting on the steps of one of their mobile offices/workshops.
Bottom: King George VI with a group of senior officers including General Montgomery.

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On his return to Great Britain after his release from prisoner of war camp, Geoff Packham was interrogated by his commanding officer. His aircraft was damaged during an operation on Sterkrade by Holten. He baled out over the Netherlands. He was…

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Don Chinery was born in Upper Sherringham on the 14th August 1921, and after working as a Baker, he joined the Royal Airforce in 1942 serving as a Rear Gunner.
His first station was RAF Bircham Newton, where he did his training, and flew in…

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Notes describing first leaflet sortie, problems with starboard engine, forced landing and activities in France and return to England. Then moves on to 207 Squadron and lists operations and flying after finishing second tour and post war.

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John Mitchell’s wireless operator’s flying log book covering the period from 12 October 1941 to 9 August 1948. Detailing his flying training and operations flown as wireless operator. He was stationed at RAF Kinloss (19 OTU), RAF Forres (19 OTU),…

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Wooden cross with the upright marked 'No 10' and the date of death. The cross bar has 'PEXMAN ENGELSCH VLIEGENIER' written across it. The grave is in Schoonselhof cemetery.

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The Kruithof family standing in front of a building in Antwerp, 1944. The photo was taken in the backyard, facing west alongside the side of the house, towards the Berkenlaan. Annotated on the reverse:

Marga – Elly
Mia – Jaap –…

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The Kruithof family standing in the yard of the house at Berkenlaan 28, Antwerpen, on the side facing Hagendoornlaan.

On the reverse: "To Frank from your old friends in Antwerpen."

Identification kindly provided by Frank Schilder.

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Article about Jack Newton, their Wellington's landing on fire in Antwerp and his subsequent escape with help from Belgian citizens.

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Letter to Jack Newton's pilot providing more information about the Belgian people who had been involved in the escape line to help his crew. Includes places they stayed and show linkage of the organisation. Includes information on Belgian resistance…

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Writes of his investigation into Belgian people involved in trying to help his crew escape after they had crashed in Belgium. He gives names and locations of those involved and notes that many had been arrested by the Germans. Gives detailed…

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Thanks him for his letter and says that he had not been helped in his enquiries by the Belgian escape service. Writes of a member of his group that was shot by the Germans and that he had now traced the escape line from the beginning. List names and…

EWitmeurEVLangloisRB451207.pdf
Writes that he had not found out how Langlois was arrested but it seem that the Belgian he was with had been betrayed. Asks about his activates after the war and tells a little of his own. Says he is enclosing report. Report covers the crash landing…

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To Kenneth's brother in law regarding aircraft crash. Provides details of his grave and surviving crew members; Sergeant S A Langton, pilot; Sergeant T G Welsh, observer; Sergeant J Haworth, wireless operator and air gunner and Sergeant J Johnson,…

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Letter defending his ideas about German nuclear weapon capability during the war. Writes of attacks on Norsk Hydro Plant, describes V-weapons and draws conclusions.

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Letter looking forward to Jack's visit. Remembers him and other members of his crew. Makes various arrangements to meet when Jack comes to Antwerp.

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Map showing airfield where aircraft crash landed and locations used while evading.

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Map of city with airfield highlighted in yellow and circled in red.

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MCleggPV[DoB]-150710-010001.pdf
Operational Record ledger created by Pat Falkinder (nee Day). Running log book which includes briefing, targeting, crews and methods of prosecution for various bombing operations. It includes a photographs of Pat Day in uniform and several aircrew.
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