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The Observer’s and Air Gunner’s Flying Log Book for Andrew Bain <br />
This is the Log Book of Andrew Bain covering the period from 26 June 1942 until August 1943. In June 1946 the log book was stamped by the RAF Central Depository ‘Death Presumed’. He qualified as an Air Gunner on the 31 October 1842 and as an…

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David Donaldson reminisces an operation on Turin, describing the crossing of the Alps at night and the awe-inspiring sight of Mount Blanc. David stresses the uniqueness of the operation, only comparable to a previous one on Munich, and mentions the…

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Ida Caracchi claims she helped ten Allied servicemen. She and her husband hid them in a house located in an isolated area in the village of Striglianella, near Pistoia, bringing food and clothes. Later, they were recaptured; on 4 August 1944 German…

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Giovanni Tosi claims he helped gunner G A J Starmar, private H T Prior, major W F Barber, major R S Burton proving food and clothes.

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Domicilla Barni claims she helped some Allied servicemen from September 1943 to November 1944, providing food and clothes. One Sunday morning, Carl, Frederick, George, and John came in the village of Fognano, where she lived, in search of food. When…

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Vermiglia Bellucci claims she helped some allied prisoners of war hide in the woods near the village of Fognano, Pistoia. She gave them food and clothes.

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Idelinzo Ferri claims he helped allied prisoners of war from September 1943 to January 1944. He gave them food and provided shelter in his house. One morning, while his wife was away, she was recaptured by fascist militiamen and German soldiers who…

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Giselda Dei claims she helped Thomas S Jones (2937096) from England, Davis Douglas (2939468) from Scotland, James Hosie (260489) from Scotland, Job Kerrigan (3856100) from England, and T Turner (3975664) from England. She hid them and provided food,…

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Luigi Barni claims he helped David Douglas (3927706) from Glasgow, J F Kerrigan (3586100) from England and J R Lunt. From November 1943 to August 1944, he and his family brought them food, clothes and pocket money. Notes that J F Kerrigan remained…

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Narciso Poli claims he helped some Allied servicemen providing clothes and food.

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Field Marshall H R Alexander thanks Narciso Poli for the help given to Allied Soldiers of the British Commonwealth of Nations.

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While living as an evacuee in Settimo Spampani’s house near Pistoia, Bruno Parenti helped Royal Air Force sergeant David Pord, who escaped from the Laterina camp in the vicinity of Arezzo. From November 1943 to September 1944, Settimo and Bruno…

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Cesare Andreini, on behalf of the Comitato di Liberazione Nazionale, declares that Bruno Parenti joined the Resistance serving in the Torbecchia squad. He acted as liaison officer and never collaborated with the German army.

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H R Alexander, Field Marshall Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, thanks Bruno Parenti for the help given to Allied Soldiers.

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Giuseppe Baccarini claims he helped Lieutenant Harold Hummer (817018), of the United States Air Force, who was shot down by German anti-aircraft fire. Giuseppe helped him while he was in the village of Valdibure, near Pistoia. For this deed he…

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Luigina Dolfi claims she helped five Allied servicemen from September to October 1943. After the Armistice, some of them escaped from a camp in Pistoia and were given shelter at his house. When the situation took a turn for worse, they where moved to…

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Loris Baroncelli claims he helped G Tony and B H. He gave them clothes and helped them to go a place of safety in the mountains near Momigno and Femminamorta, in the province of Pistoia.

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Ardelio Meucci claims he helped some allied prisoners of war from 11 September to 20 November 1943. When he came to known that five men where hiding in the woods near his house, he brought food, clothes and cigarettes. On 20 November he learned that…

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Rachele Melani claims she helped Tommy and Tony, two English prisoners of war hide in the woods. She gave them food, clothes and cigarettes.

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Olga Ferroni claims she helped two English prisoner of war, John and David. Firstly, they hid them in her house, then in the woods. She gave them food, clothes and cigarettes.

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Isolina Luconi claims she helped four English prisoners of war: David, George, John, and Richard. She brought them food at first in the Fornacione camp, and then in the woods.

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Emo Luconi claims he helped four Allied servicemen with food and clothes after they escaped from a prisoner of war camp in Pistoia. Three had to run away soon after, while John remained with him for a longer period.

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Sergio Bartani claims he helped some Allied escapees: Jas Kelly (England), Corporal Joseph Kelly (United States), Sergeant Norman Collier (166762, England), and others. He quotes the filing reference of the certificates of thankfulness issued to him…

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Otello Mazzoni claims he helped, from 8 September 1943 to 15 March 1944, the English Guardsman G F A Restovich (2658237), giving him clothes and food. Then, the servicemen tried to cross the front in Arezzo, after issuing a declaration about…

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Narciso Michelozzi claims he helped seven English escapees. From September 1943 to September 1944 he hid them providing food and clothes. For his efforts, he received a certificate of thankfulness.
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