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ADerringtonAP150715-01.mp3
Dr Arnold Pearce Derrington grew up in Cornwall and joined the University Air Squadron at Exeter. He joined the Royal Air Force in 1942 and completed training at RAF Ansty, South Africa, RAF West Freugh and RAF Moreton in the Marsh, where he trained…

Memoro#1031.mp3
Brigitte Terboven (b. 1930) recalls the bombing of Essen and the dropping of an air mine by a British bomber which was trying to evade a German night fighter. The bomb hit the ground about 20 meters from her home which collapsed like a house of…

Memoro#15628.mp3
Jaun Schauerte (b. 1936) recalls rushing to the shelter with a suitcase and a bag pack. Remembers one night when his grandmother fell under the heavy weight of the rucksack and nobody stopped to help her. Recalls the Bremen bombing, while he was…

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A Lancaster flies over the explosion of an Upkeep bouncing bomb against a dam. A second aircraft has been hit by anti-aircraft fire and is plunging towards the water, engulfed in flames and smoke. A third Lancaster is visible on the right with a bomb…

PDobinsonTH1501.jpg
Seven aircrew leaving a Lancaster 'A’, parked on a dispersal with bomb doors open following a daylight operation to Duisburg 14 October 1944. All aircrew are wearing life vests, carrying crew bags and helmets; two wearing Sidcot suits, two with…

LAnsellAV1390280v1.pdf
Royal Canadian Air Force observer’s and air gunner’s log book for Sergeant Albert Victor Ansell from 25 October 1942 to 30 April 1943. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at Pan American Airways navigation school…

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Details of awards of Distinguished Flying Crosses and Distinguished Flying Medals to aircrew.

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Head and shoulders portrait of Sergeant Jack Wilkinson, wearing a side cap and an air gunner brevet, looking at the camera. On the reverse ‘Sgt. Jack Wilkinson. 49 Squadron, Scampton. missing bombing operations Essen night [deleted] February…

LCalvertRA1488619v1.pdf
Royal Canadian Air Force flying log book for aircrew other than pilot of Flight Lieutenant Roger Calvert from 25 March 1943 to 6 July 1945. Detailing training and operations flown. Served at RAF Cranfield, RAF Great Massingham, RAF Ouston, RAF…

BBriggsDWBriggDWv1.pdf
Describes wartime service from 1939 to 1945. Joined as Halton apprentice in September 1945. Posted as fitter engine to RAF Wittering working on Wellington Hampden and Manchester aircraft. Followed by tour at RAF Upper Heyford working on Wellington…

BBriggsDWNealeWv1.pdf
Tribute to Squadron Leader William G Neal Distinguished Service Order, Distinguished Service Cross, Croix de Guerre, 1912-2001. Describes how Don Briggs met and was crewed with Bill Neal’s crew who having completed one tour had been selected for a…

PBaggJG1613-1.jpg
Low altitude aerial vertical photograph showing damage to and around Cologne cathedral: the railway station is partially visible on the right. Rubble has been cleared, some traffic is visible.

AYoungF160720.mp3
Fred Young volunteered for the Royal Air Force at seventeen and flew operations as a flight engineer with 57 Squadron from RAF East Kirkby. He recounts his experiences on several operations including Berlin, Magdeburg, Leipzig, Essen, Munich,…

AHawkinsDH151001.mp3
Desmond Hawkins volunteered for the Royal Air Force and became a navigator. After training on Wellingtons and Manchesters, he flew Lancasters for 44 Squadron and completed a tour of operations. He was commissioned as flight lieutenant and after the…

PBanksP15010022.jpg
Aerial inclined photograph of city landscape with multistory buildings and roads. A railway runs from top left in a slight curve to right middle. In the foreground a road runs diagonally up from the bottom left towards the centre and a further road…

PBanksP15010023.jpg
The suspension railway runs from bottom left to top right. At the far end on the left side is a wooded hillside with open country beyond. A railway line runs from bottom left to middle right with some rolling stock in sidings towards the right side.…

PBanksP15010029.jpg
Aerial inclined photograph showing a snow covered city landscape with multistory buildings. A road leads from bottom centre towards the top left with another road joining it leading off towards the top right. In the foreground are a number of…

PBanksP15010030.jpg
Aerial inclined photograph showing a factory complex surrounded at the top with multistory town buildings and to the left by gardens/allotments. In the centre a large factory complex with long buildings running diagonally right to left and above them…

PBanksP15010031.jpg
Aerial inclined photograph showing snow covered, mostly industrial landscape. In the foreground multistory town buildings with some showing signs of damage. One quarter way up, just left of centre is a church with damaged tower and roof. Beyond this…

PBanksP15010032.jpg
Aerial inclined photograph showing a large industrial area with destroyed roofs. Five long industrial buildings orientated diagonally from left down to right with roofs totally destroyed. In the centre at the is a large crater surrounded by buckled…

PBanksP15010033.jpg
Aerial inclined photograph showing industrial buildings in a city landscape. At the bottom long factory buildings go from left to right with areas of damaged roofs on the nearside. Above this area another damaged industrial complex is orientated…

PBanksP15010034.jpg
Aerial inclined photograph showing a town with almost all buildings damaged or completely destroyed. In the foreground parkland with trees and a few scattered damaged buildings. There are a number of bomb craters visible. In the centre the main part…

PBanksP15010035.jpg
Aerial inclined photograph showing open countryside with fields, woods and occasional buildings. In the bottom left is a field containing a large number of gliders gathered and parked close together in a corner at the far end. There are a number of…

PBanksP15010042.jpg
On the left an aerial inclined photograph showing a city landscape with many multistory buildings. In the foreground several scattered damaged multistory buildings surrounded by rubble. In the centre buildings are more contiguous and intact but…

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PBanksP15010043.jpg
On the left an aerial inclined photograph looking north showing a city with a river on the right. In the centre Cologne Cathedral with the railway station just beyond. In the foreground several damaged multistory buildings and areas of rubble. In the…
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