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Reasons why Hull was not names and summary of the damage done noting that Hull suffered more than any other city including 1200 people killed and 152000 rendered homeless.

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City map of Hull showing blue black and red marks. Post-it label reads 'Red circle indicates Ron Harrison's grandmother's house featured in his interview'.

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Recollection of Eric Horsham from his early years in Plumstead, training at Lords, Torquay, St Athans, Marston Moor then 102 Squadron at Pocklngton. On one operation they were badly damaged but made a successful forced landing at Woodbridge, assisted…

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Seven airmen in front of their Halifax. On a second image the same image is annotated -
'Mid-Upper Gunner Jim Finney Hull
Flight Engineer Eric Horsham Wolwich SE London
Navigator Owen Shirley Carshalton Surrey
Pilot F/Lt Edgar Francis Seke St…

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Copy of a day by day diary kept by Malcolm Staves from 26th April 1943 to 6th January 1945. Covers training, lectures, gardening and cleaning tasks. Also covers his social life and home leave.

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Three head and shoulders portraits of Malcolm Staves, mounted on card. On the reverse 'Turner and Drinkwater, Hull.

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A permit allowing Malcolm Staves to enter St Andrews, Hull to attend his place of work.

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The marriage certificate of John Staves (Malcolm Staves' father) and Sarah Jane Ely (Malcolm Staves' mother), May 13th 1919. The birth certificate of Sarah Jane Ely on 7th December 1893. An envelope addressed to M E Staves at Cottingham.

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On completion of his medical Malcolm Staves was allocated a grade card at Grade One level.

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Malcolm Staves' life in the RAF, starts with his school reports through his enlistment in 1942. He trained at Bridgnorth then was assigned to 207 Squadron at Spilsby. His colleagues included George Cearns who joined 166 Squadron and Hank Williams who…

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As a child, Ron Harrison witnessed the bombing of Hull. He describes what it was like to be a child exploring the bombed out areas of the city with his young friends. His father was a fireman and while he was attending fires in the dock area their…

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Kenneth Angus lived in Hull, and was 12 when war was declared. He discusses life on a farm after being evacuated, the bombing of Hull and his brother Harry Angus, who was killed flying as a wireless operator / air gunner with 44 Squadron from RAF…

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Elementary certificate for Dennis Raettig for examination in Pitman's shorthand. With company letter head and image of founder.

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Made out to Raettig D W stating that he will have to report in time when notified. In the meantime he remains on the reserve with no pay. he is required to keep current employment and notify any change of address.

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Letter stating that former trade union has now amalgamated with the national graphical association. Continue with particulars of recipient and notes on payment of subscriptions.

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Reply sent to Denis Raettig from M Harland and Son, Specializing Printers of Hull offering a months trial

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Filled out form for Dennis Raettig with personal details, nationality, parents details, any convictions, education and employment. Followed by details of nearest elementary and reserve flying school and type of course required. Completed with two…

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Driving test appointment for 23 May 1938 in Hull

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Addressed to Dennis Raettig for driving test on 27 May 1938 in Hull and receipt for five shillings.

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Folded form addressed to Dennis Raetting [sic]. Records that he is member number 23589 of National Deposit approved society.

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First page biography of Dennis William Raettig with information on other family members. Father was in merchant navy and brothers both served during the war in the navy and air force. Dennis joined Royal Air Force as an engine fitter. Dennis married…

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Four documents. First a title page. Second a newspaper article summarising Hull's bombing experience in number of raids, people killed, houses destroyed or damaged, damage incidents, people rendered homeless and number of alerts. Notes that only 5938…

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Writes about stories of damage to Hull in bombing related by him and other acquaintances. Enquires about other people and relates some family news. Mentions that things are not comfy at her location due to bombing but she wished to stay with her…

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Senders address is care of Worms and Company (shipping agents). Asks whether Dennis Raettig has been receiving mail from his father and relates family news. Comments that most women and children have been evacuated. Tells story of two women…

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Letter explaining that there are no other appointments available for driving test due to excessive stress and a large number of applications.
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