Browse Items (1115 total)

  • Spatial Coverage is exactly "Italy"

Front page of a newsheet covering world wide military activity, Series 10 No 3, Two cents. Lead articles about Papuan campaign in the Pacific and Russian successes. Other reports cover North African campaign, German attacks on the south coast and…


A newspaper account of Dick Curnock's flight to Cairo to visit his ill brother.


Eleven men in two rows in football kit. To the right in background, the corner of a building. On the reverse '104 Squadron, Sorrento Killers'. [rear row] 'Tomlin, Openshaw, Eardley, Pearson, Magee, Hawthorn'; [front row] 'Starrey, Brown, Baker, Bell,…

Lists crews for A and B flight. Powell is listed in KL359 of A flight. Captioned 'crews detailed for last sortie before the end of WW2. Not considered to be an op. 8th army had outrun supplies. Aircraft landed in fields near Lavariano, N Italy…

Writes of his time on 106 Squadron at RAF Syerston. Mentions operation to the Ruhr and Italy and that they were two thirds of their way through tour. Writes of his last operation at Syerston and squadron's move to RAF Metheringham. Describes his new…

Top left - four men wearing shorts, two with no shirts and one with sombrero, three standing and one sitting in front of an earn with round object on top. In the background a tent. Captioned 'Ted with J Prentice & two crew, killed over Naples July…

Sent to Kenneth and Vera Gill from 159 MU, RAF C.M.F. Drawing of map showing England and Italy with Spitfire.

Map showing Mediterranean Sea and surrounding countries. Provides a history of of the group who provided the only mobile force of heavy bombers in the Mediterranean theatre. Wellington, Halifax and B-24 acted as a tactical force attacking…

Covers 467 Squadron formation at RAF Scampton and move to RAF Waddington. List station and squadron commanders and statistics from operational record books including first and last operational sorties, operational sorties attempted, reasons for…

The aircraft is dropping bombs, there is a depiction of an explosion over a river with docks. In the distance searchlights are focused on a target. There is some anti-aircraft fire. The names of the crew are written on the card – 'Sgt Lennox, Sgt…

Drawing of Lancaster dropping seven bombs. Each bomb has a crew member's name – Sgt Lennox, F/Sgt Quinn, Sgt Ketley, Sgt Archer, Sgt Jordan, Sgt Martin, Sgt Page. Captioned ‘Turin – 28/29 Nov 42 97 Squadron’.

The informant reminisces about her wartime experiences in the Voghera countryside, at the time when her three brothers where enlisted and it was hard for her parents to run the farm.
She remembers how she narrowly escaped an aircraft trying to…

In a prison cell, a man covered in blood and chained to the wall is being tortured by three fascists in military uniform. Irons are being heated up in a brazier in the centre of the room. Bloody hand-prints are visible on the walls amongst…

Nine photographs from an album. Starting at top left:
#1 is a view of a volcano with a smoke plume.
#2 is an oblique aerial view of Stromboli.
#3 is an oblique aerial view of an island. A beach with surf can be seen, as can the outline of the…

Members of the Unione Nazionale Protezione Antiaerea are clearing the rubble and debris of a severely damaged terraced building. Another broken wall is visible on the right of the picture. A woman and a young girl are stopped by one of the men on the…

A Lancaster with the name of its crew underneath. It refers to an operation over Genoa on 22/23 October 1942. JHP Dwyer was in the crew.

The log covers three years, from 10 June 1940 to August 1943. Initial notes are about civil defence preparedness: posters with black-out instructions are issued, shelters are set up. The first alarm is logged on 22 June 1940, followed by only two…

Covers a time frame of two weeks: alarms are reported nearly every day.

Bombing and alarms are on the increase in March 1944, with alarms reported nearly every day in May and June. From mid-May bombings in the whole Pistoia province intensify.

Covers a time frame of two months, with some additional notes about events in spring of 1945. In July, several bombings are logged, while in August they diminish to just three. Notes end on 5 September 1944, three days before the front reaches the…

After 8 September 1943, early warnings continue for two days, but nothing is logged until 21 September. Only five bombings are noted, while early warnings decreasing considerably. In October bombings are again on the increase and Pistoia is bombed…

Major Gordon Lett reports to Colonnello Mario Fontana about air drops, including additional notes on operational procedures and an overall assessment of the military situation in the area.


A biography of Fred. In addition it includes histories of aircraft and squadrons he served in, Details are included of airfields he served at. Additionally there are biographies of various servicemen associated with Fred's squadrons and service.

Tags: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;

Output Formats

atom, dc-rdf, dcmes-xml, json, omeka-xml, rss2