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BYeomanHTYeomanHTv1-01.pdf
Starts with a poem and then a series of stories which together form the memoirs of Harold Yeoman, an officer who served in Bomber Command during the war, initially as a pilot on Wellingtons and then as an Intelligence Officer. He relates his…

MLayneWH963102-170607-01.pdf
Includes certificates as a prisoner at Dulag Luft and Stalag Luft 6, sketch map showing locations of prisoner of war camps, list of crew with brevets, Churchill's speech, cartoons of prisoner life, contents of Red Cross parcels, notes, signatures,…

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Three items from an album.
Item 1 is an envelope addressed to Daphne from Victor.
Item 2 is a cutting referring to Victor being shot down over Germany.
Item 3 is a cutting about the transfer of mail to prisoners during the war.

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Mentions formation of Pathfinder force. Gee, pulse phasing radar, new compasses. Continues with short note of H2S, OBOE. Lists locations and RAF stations.

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A letter to the mother of Alex Peadon informing her that her son is missing after an operation to Munchen-Gladbach. The letter includes a list of six fellow crew members.

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Last letter before coming home on leave. Says he will be home tomorrow but does not know time. Writes that he will do clearing and be ready for posting after leave. Will celebrate when he gets home and will bring his cheque book.

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Letter number 29. Thanks them for letter and mentions time mail takes. Catches up with news and talks of leave plans and nearly finished.

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Letter number 28. Mentions receiving letters. Says no point going into town as will be too crowded. Discusses suitcase and his future and states that when he finishes he will have done his bit. Catches up with news and mentions leave coming up.

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Letter number 27. Starting letter which he would finish next day. Retrieved his suitcase and brought it back on his bicycle. Mentions course in his future and that leave has been altered again. Question of which would come first, leave or finishing.…

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Letter number 26. Writing letter on a warm afternoon. Thanks them for their letter and for sending suitcase. Discusses financial matters. Continues with other gossip and family news. Writes he was not on duty again that evening and that it was…

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Letter number 25. Was on duty previous night, he and boys were all OK. Turns down their offer of more cigars and says he does like Turkish cigarettes. Catches up with other news and mentions film he has seen.

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Letter number 24. Reports that the boys are all OK. Thanks them for his birthday parcel. Catches up with news and mentions letter from Moss Bros with bill for uniform. Comments on weather and that his last nights effort had gone up on the board.…

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Letter number 23. Had just collected their registered parcel and thanks them for sending little items. Was on duty previous night which was a strange way to celebrate his birthday. He and the boys were OK. Reports arrival of small parcel from Aunt.…

EHudsonJDHudsonP-HE440513.pdf
Letter number 22. Thanks them for letter and catches up with other mail and news. Mentions that he was on duty previous night and coped well. Comments that they were told the end was in sight. Discusses pay and allowances and that he was sending…

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Letter number 20. Had just woken up at 11 am after being on duty previous night which he wrote was a piece of cake. All the boys were OK. Says they will go the sergeants mess party that evening. Comments on weather, health and catches up with news.…

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Letter number 20. Lets them know that he and the boys are OK. Writes he is getting tired and will be glad when leave starts. Has to stop as going off to the local village.

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Letter number 19. Thanks them for letter and discusses problems with his watch glass. Writes about condition of his laundry which had been returned. Thanks them for offering to send money but he could manage OK. It was not unusual for the Air…

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Letter number 18. Reports he had been on duty previous night and that he and the boys were OK and would probably go into town that evening. Leave was still on as planned. Comments on weather and that his bank account had been opened.

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Letter number 17. Apologises for lack of letters but was on duty consecutive nights. Apart from being tired the boys are OK. Deals with letter which he has received and discusses income tax issue. Mentions trying to change his billet and move to…

EHudsonJDHudsonP-HE440402.pdf
Letter number sixteen. First letter from him as Pilot Officer J D Hudson and has moved into officers mess. Writes of celebrating with the boys previous night. Mentions daily routine in officers mess and describes new billet. Says the food was much…

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Letter number 15. Short note written after breakfast having been on duty. Catches up with some news and goes to bed.

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Letter number 14. Writing after getting up at lunchtime having been on duty previous night. Writes that the boys and he are all OK. Mentions that he hopes to get into town that evening but his finances were reduced by £3 on the night of the Berlin…

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Letter number 13. Thanks them for their letter and catches up with news. Mentions writing to John but no reply. Writes of weather and signs of spring. Writes of leaving his wallet in his best tunic and then £3 being stolen. Other crew members had…
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