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Summary of bombing operations with 433 Squadron from 11 August 1944 to 26 March 1945, Flew as flight engineer on Halifax and then converted to Lancaster December / January 44/45.

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Air-to-air view of rear quarter view of a four engine bomber with squadron letters 'AJ-P' and registration NX673' airborne at low level with fields below. The aircraft carries a mocked up bouncing bomb for the filming of 'The Dam Busters'.
On the…

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Photo 1 is a group of 16 trainees airmen arranged in two rows, captioned 30 OTU Hixon 30-4-44.
Photo 2 is a group of 65 airmen arranged in five rows, captioned '10 AGS Walney Island, Barrow-in-Furness 3-12-44
Photos 3 and 4 are of six airmen in…

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Air-to-air view of a single engine two seat biplane registration G-EBPH. Captioned 'Avro "Gosport" which landed on Helvellyn 1926, Bert Hinkler at the controls. Photo by courtesy A V Roe & Co Ltd'.

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Six photographs from an album.
Six views of the lakes, captioned 'The Lake District. Whilst stationed at No 2 (Observers) A.F.U. Millom, Cumberland, I visited the Lake District for a weekend. I spent one night at Coniston and the next day went on to…

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Ken and Margaret (his eventual wife) standing by a road sign to Troutbeck in the Lake District.

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Informal flying log of Roy Ward's flights as a Meteorological Observer from No 2 (O) AFU, RAF Millom and from No 1674 Heavy Conversion Unit RAF Aldergrove from August to November 1944.
Photograph of three men sitting in shorts and vests on a stony…

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Histories of twelve Tiger Moth aircraft flown by Denis Clyde Smith while undergoing ab-initio training at Sywell.

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The first photograph is a group of 20 airmen arranged in two rows in front of a building. Captioned 'No 2 A.F.U. Millom. Mar 1942 Cushway, Humphrey, Rolf, Obbard, Chapman, Yates, Howe, Curle, Brewer, Eastwood,
Avery, Lovell, Gorfunkle, Alexander,…

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In spring 1940, Ronald Davies joined the RAF to train as a pilot. Following initial training, he was posted to America but was dismissed after crashing a Cessna. Following Pearl Harbour, he trained as a navigator in Port Albert, Canada, but upon…

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Letter thanks Peter Stevens for the masterly way he brought his aircraft and crew back from operation on 6 August 1941, and as a result saved his son's life.

This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form. No better…

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Describes life at RAF Cranwell which is not as good as RAF Kenley. Writes he is running out of tobacco and requests her help. He has applied for leave but has not had confirmation. He discusses other opportunities to meet. Talks of possible move of…

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Frederick Parker joined the Royal Air Force and served as ground personnel, where he worked at an air gunnery training unit at RAF Silloth with target tugs.

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Letter from Harold Gorton to his wife from RAF Dallachy. He writes of his course and his journey to from RAF Cark.

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He writes of his duties and arranging leave.

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He writes that he is taking command of A flight in place of a colleague who has been posted.

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He considers the prospects of living together and starting a family. He writes of an aircraft landing in a field in Lancaster because of the weather, with some damage to the aircraft but no casualties. He also writes of his impending course at RAF…

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He writes of being posted to RAF Dallachy, domestic details, social activities and of a colleague’s posting. He includes details of two jobs which he think that his wife might be interested in.

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Incomplete letter in which he writes of a B-17 landing at Cark.

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He writes of family and a colleague’s posting, and of passing his law exam.

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He mentions the air officer commanding’s visit the following day.

EGortonHGortonLCM431229.pdf
He writes of his duties, activities on camp and colleagues’ postings.

EGortonHGortonLCM431228.pdf
He writes of his colleagues postings and includes details of his income tax assessment.

EGortonHGortonLCM431221.pdf
He writes of night flying, the chances of returning to operations and his plans for Christmas.
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