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LStevenKM129506v1.pdf
Keith Steven’s Pilot’s Flying Log Book from 22 July 1941 until 14 January 1944. Initial training at No. 11 Elementary Flying Training School, followed by 15 Service Flying Training School, and posting to 7 Bombing and Gunnery School. Attended…

LWardA1452665v1.pdf
Arthur Ward’s Flying Log Book as an air bomber from 20 November 1942 until 27 August 1944 on completion of his operational tour. Trained at No. 10 Advanced Flying Unit, 27 Operational Training Unit 30 Operational Training Unit, 1651 Conversion…

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Relates early life and employment before the war. Was RAF reserve and was called up at beginning of the war. Mentions training including operational training unit before joining 9 Squadron. Includes letter describing in some detail his first…

LJacksonWHA965484v1.pdf
William Jackson’s Flying Log Book 1 from 12th July 1940 until 14th February 1943 as a pilot. Training started in No. 15 Elementary Flying Training School, then No. 6 Flying Training School, 17 Operational Training Unit. Posted to 105 Squadron in…

LEdgePM1576799v1.pdf
P M Edge’s Flying Log Book as a bomb aimer from 20th March 1943 until 28th September 1944. Initial bombing and gunnery training at 41 Air School in South Africa, before posting back to the UK in September 1943. Further training at 10 Advanced…

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Debrief questionnaire. Gives personal details of Warrant Officer Thomas McMahon including list of the prisoner of war camps and hospitals he was in as well as his state of health, lectures attended before capture and interrogations after capture.…

LMcMahonT1061081v1.pdf
Observer's and air gunner's flying log book for Thomas McMahon covering the period 29 December 1940 to 31 August 1942. Details his training and operational duties. He flew one night time and one daylight operation with 77 Squadron in Whitley aircraft…

EStaniewskiJStaniewski[Fam]430516.pdf
He writes that he is a prisoner and has been trying to escape. He reached Bucharest after escaping then sailed to France, first Marseilles then Lyon. He joined the Air Force but sailed to England when France capitulated. He has had a reply from…

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LWhalleyJ1113651v1.pdf
Jack Whalley’s Royal Air Force Observer’s and Air Gunner’s Flying Log Book from 9th July 1941 until 10th October 1952. Initial training at No. 9 Air Observers School as an air observer, navigator, air gunner and bomb aimer. Further training as…

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Introductory letter from Sir Arthur Harris for Hamish Mahaddie, in support of Mahaddie's post-war lecture tour of Australia and New Zealand. Harris greets Bomber Command veterans and describes the significance of their contribution to the war.…

ENorthWAStrongJ460616-Part.pdf
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Alan writes that he has been in London. He travelled back by train and ferry. Then via Brussels and then train the next day into Germany where a lot of the towns had been bombed.
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ENorthWAStrongJ451031.pdf
Alan thanks her for two letters. He is missing her. He describes flying through cloud canyons.
He describes trips to Bocholt, Germany and Orleans.

ENorthWANorth[Fa-Mo]XX1105-01.pdf
Alan writes to his parents thanking them for their letter. The weather has been poor so not much flying. However there are lectures and training courses underway. He had a stay in Orleans which had been heavily bombed. He is uncertain what he will do…

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Report of the approximate position and circumstances, due to bad weather, of the loss of Lancaster PA278. In the crash pilot G Taylor, the crew, 17 members of the Auxiliary Territorial Services and two nurses died. Additional information on Geoffrey…

YWhymarkJP53481v1.pdf
Pages from Jack's diary for 6 June 1940 to 21 June 1940 describing the withdrawal through France and his subsequent evacuation from Jersey by ship. He describes the advancing Germany Army, crowds of refugees, packing and destroying equipment that had…

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With the heading 'Raids by Saunders family official representative' a list of 39 operations and flights made by Jack Whymark to Mannheim, Bremen, Brest, Cologne, Hamburg, Kiel, Wilhemshaven, Lorient, Gelsenkirchen, Hanover, Dusseldorf, England -…

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SWhymarkJP53481v10001.jpg
Jack in his flying gear with reports of his final flight, piloted by Flight Lieutenant G Taylor in which all six crew members died together with 17 members of the Auxiliary Territorial Service and two nurses. Details of Staff Sergeant Jessica Semark,…
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