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LMathersRW55201v2.pdf
Pilots flying log book for Ronald Mathers covering the period from 1 October 1944 to 24 February 1948. Detailing his flying training, instructor duties and duties with 35 squadron. He was stationed at RAF Swinderby, RAF Finningley, RAF Hullavington,…

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Newspaper cutting explains that the RAF accepted and invitation from United States Army Air Force to send 35 Squadron to take part in an air day. Letter written from Scott Field Illinois. Writes they having a good time but complains of heat. Mentions…

BShakespeareHEShakespeareHEv1.pdf
Detailed description of journey by train across the United States with comments about America and descriptions of many towns and cities passed through. Comments on some of his and his companions' activities. Makes several comparisons with Australia.

AGoslingC180907.mp3
Cyril Gosling trained as an armourer at Kirby in Blackpool and was first posted to 49 Squadron where he worked on the guns and turrets. As part of his role he would go on flights in the bombers to check the guns accuracy by firing at drogues. On…

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A map of North America with a route plotted on it. Airfields visited are listed from Gravely and back. It is captioned '"Operation Goodwill" 8th July to 29th Aug 1946.'

SMathersRW55201v10020.jpg
A montage celebrating 35 Squadron's visit to Scott Field in July 1946. Included are crossed flags, a 35 Squadron badge, a sketch of a Lancaster and a sketch map of a location for a dance.

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Item 1 is a newspaper cutting of two officers. Sir Guy Garrod congratulates Captain R W Hilgard on receiving a Distinguished Flying Cross.
Item 2 is a newspaper cutting about 5000 spectators viewing the Royal Air Force at Scott Field, St…

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Air to ground view of Scott Field surrounded by open countryside.

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Air-to-ground view of Scott Field, Illinois, with several runways and buildings in the foreground.

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Air to ground view of Scott Field with runways left to right and running middle right to top. Buildings bottom left and left side.

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Top left - air to ground view of Scott Field.
Top right - eight Lancasters in light paint scheme parked in pairs on an airfield with runway behind and buildings on far side.
Middle left - a line of Lancasters in light paint scheme parked on…

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Newspaper cutting with three air-to-air view photographs of Lancasters.

Article states that 16 Lancasters of 35 Pathfinder Squadron will arrive 27 July 1946 on three day visit to Denver area. They arrived in the United States at Mitchel Field New…

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Top left - Four men and a woman looking in a shop window. Men are wearing tunics and side caps. One is talking to woman, one is looking at camera. Captioned - 'Window shopping in Chicago'.
Bottom right - Column of men in military uniform marching .…

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Top left - A woman wearing fur coat standing on path by a car. In the background houses. Captioned 'Jean'.
Top right - Two women wearing fur coats sitting on a bench with a child on lap of lady on the left. In the background bare trees. Captioned…

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Top - looking down o n river running through city. Captioned 'Birds-eye view of Chicago'.
Bottom left - view of skyscrapers and river. Captioned 'Majestic skyscrapers Chicago'.
Bottom right - looking down at elevated railway and buildings.…

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Top - view across city with Trustees System’s Service building, now Century Tower and the Merchandise Mart. Captioned 'gloomy Chicago's industrial areas'.
Bottom left - view of distant suspension bridge across bay with ship. Captioned 'Golden Gate…
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