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- Spatial Coverage is exactly "British Columbia--Vancouver"
Top right - newspaper cutting - Lancaster lands on bomb door. Account of badly damage Lancaster with wounded crew returning from operation…
Photo 1 is a ship, captioned 'Princess Margeritte'.
Photo 2 is a ship captioned 'Island Packet'.
Photo 3 is a ship captioned 'The Seattle Ferry'.
Photo 4 is a girl shovelling snow.
Photo 5 is an airman, a woman…
Further annotation reads '24 O.T.U. [indecipherable] 1659 F/O Black'
He was stationed at RCAF…
Tags: 10 OTU; 35 Squadron; 405 Squadron; aircrew; B-24; B-25; B-29; bombing; bombing of Cologne (30/31 May 1942); bombing of the Juvisy, Noisy-le-Sec and Le Bourget railways (18/19 April 1944); C-47; Cheshire, Geoffrey Leonard (1917-1992); Flying Training School; Halifax; Halifax Mk 1; Halifax Mk 2; Harvard; Lancaster; Lancaster Mk 1; Lancaster Mk 3; Master Bomber; Mosquito; Normandy campaign (6 June – 21 August 1944); Operational Training Unit; Oxford; Pathfinders; pilot; RAF Abingdon; RAF Driffield; RAF Gransden Lodge; RAF Linton on Ouse; tactical support for Normandy troops; Tiger Moth; training; Whitley
Tags: 10 Squadron; 214 Squadron; 4 Group; 40 Squadron; 405 Squadron; 408 Squadron; 415 Squadron; 419 Squadron; 420 Squadron; 424 Squadron; 425 Squadron; 426 Squadron; 427 Squadron; 428 Squadron; 429 Squadron; 431 Squadron; 432 Squadron; 433 Squadron; 434 Squadron; 6 Group; air gunner; aircrew; B-17; bale out; Beaufighter; Bennett, Donald Clifford Tyndall (1910-1986); bomb aimer; Caterpillar Club; Conspicuous Gallantry Medal; crash; Distinguished Flying Cross; Distinguished Service Order; Dulag Luft; escaping; Goering, Hermann (1893-1946); Halifax; Hitler, Adolf (1889-1945); Hurricane; Lancaster; Me 110; memorial; Military Cross; navigator; Operational Training Unit; P-51; Pathfinders; prisoner of war; RAF Alconbury; RAF Biggin Hill; RAF Digby; RAF Hendon; RAF St Eval; Red Cross; Spitfire; Stalag 3A; Stalag Luft 3; Stalag Luft 4; Stirling; strafing; training; Typhoon; Victoria Cross; Wellington; Whitley
John was born in 1919 to a poor…
Tags: 102 Squadron; 216 Squadron; 4 Group; 78 Squadron; African heritage; air gunner; aircrew; Anson; anti-aircraft fire; bomb aimer; bombing; bombing of Helgoland (18 April 1945); Conspicuous Gallantry Medal; crewing up; demobilisation; Distinguished Flying Cross; Distinguished Flying Medal; entertainment; Gee; ground personnel; Halifax; Halifax Mk 3; Hitler, Adolf (1889-1945); incendiary device; Ju 88; killed in action; Lancaster; medical officer; mid-air collision; military service conditions; mine laying; missing in action; Mosquito; navigator; Pathfinders; pilot; prisoner of war; radar; RAF Kinloss; RAF Oakington; RAF Pocklington; RAF Tangmere; sport; training; Whitley; wireless operator