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LCreamerRA1818388v1.pdf
R A Creamer’s Air Gunner’s Flying Log Book covering the period 6 May 1943 to 21 June 1946. Detailing his flying training and operations flown as air gunner. Hand written in pencil on cover ‘‘My adventures by Creamer R.A.”. He was stationed…

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Sidney and Una both experienced the effect of the war in Sheffield as a child. When Dunkirk survivors arrived at the nearby Reception Centre Sidney collected many souvenirs such as cap badges and his aunt also took two soldiers in to her home while…

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Four rows of trainees and one officer. At the bottom is handwritten '1941 Scarborough'. On the reverse 'October 1941 10 ITW Scarborough'.

LBabbageG1613415v1.pdf
Navigator’s, air gunner’s and air bomber’s flying log book for G Babbage, air gunner, covering the period from 15 December 1942 to 8 April 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Stormey Down, RAF…

LStimpsonMC155249v1.pdf
Pilot’s flying log book for Maurice Cecil Stimpson, covering the period from 19 December 1941 to 30 July 1943. Detailing his flying training and operation flown. He was stationed at RAF Perth, USAAC Alabany, USAAC Moody Field, RAF Little…

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Thomas Jordan grew up in Hornsea. He hoped to be a pilot in the RAF but he did not pass the eyesight test. He trained as an armourer dealing with retrieving bombs from crashed aircraft, bomb disposal and transportation of bombs. On one such transport…

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Congratulations on award of Distinguished flying Cross

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Congratulation on award of DFC from Den and Sam

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Congratulation on award of DFC from Den and Sam

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For Pilot Officer Wakefield with medical classification fit A1B(N.V.C=). Return to AGSB.

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Order of service with hymns and prayers.

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For Flying Officer Wakefield's inoculation certificate for yellow fever.

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Printed form filled out for Wakefield H E of 1332 HCU Riccall, that he did not have any restricted or classified documents, gifts, arms or articles taken from enemy in the field.

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RAF Snaith dinner menu with signatures on reverse.
Sgt H.E. Wakefield F/Eng written at the top.

LWakefieldHE174040v1.pdf
Harold Wakefield's RAF Navigator's, Air Bomber’s and Air Gunner's Flying Log Book, from 16th August 1943 to 16th August 1946, recording training, operations, instructional duties and Transport Command duties to India and the Far East as a Flight…

EWakefieldHEWakefiledWE-[Mo]430924.pdf
Writes about operations to Hanover and Mannheim. Describes fires after attacks, poor German defences and German fighter attacks. Offers some sympathy to Germans on the ground and describes a fighter attacking them. Describes their first trip to…

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Writes that he is fit and well after having done six operations and describes some of them. Mentions their usual bomb load. Relates that a fighter had attacked a Halifax just behind them. Mentions eating eggs and bacon before and after operations.…

EWakefieldHEWakefieldWE-[Mo][Date]-01.pdf
Writes about the issue of the 1939-45 star which he and his crew had received. Relates that he had to bale out after his aircraft had been in collision with a Halifax. mentions damage received and describes crew abandoning the aircraft. Goes on to…

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Congratulates him receiving a well deserved award. Writes of passing on the news and talking to his parents.

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Discusses life on the home front, the bombing of Hull, and her training and service in the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force at RAF Driffield.

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Enlisted in 1939, ground staff until re-mustered as aircrew, Feb 1943 to RAF St Eval, anti-submarine sweeps. May 1943 to 78 Squadron, 1943 instructing at OTU, July 1944 to 35 Squadron Pathfinders, total of 66 operations. Demobbed February 1946.

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Head and shoulders portrait of a navigator wearing tunic with navigator brevet and sergeants rank. Captioned 'Harry Binns, killed when the plane they were in crashed returning from a raid on Nuremburg, Halifax JD151, crashed at Bowthorpe HallSouth…

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Accident report for Halifax II, 78 Squadron, pilot J Jenkinson. Notes port engine cut - petrol shortage. Captain could have landed earlier. Flt engineer must have misjudged [....], recommends no further action. Note with title and date.

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A large group of airmen wearing battledress and helmets. One row sitting on the ground with rifles with a dog in the centre, another row sitting and two more standing, some with shouldered rifles. In the background a wooden hut. On the reverse…

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Gives personal details. Notes awarded DFM (presented by the King) and Pathfinder badge. Lists postings to 78 and 35 Squadrons, mustering, promotions and qualifications.
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