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  • Spatial Coverage is exactly "Netherlands--Arnhem"

Covers period 28 January 1944 to 4 February 1944. Lists units for long range bombers, long range recce, fighter bomber, twin engine fighters, tactical recce and coastal. Followed by short note of disposition of fighters on western front. Follows a…

Reg's account starting when he was shot down on an operation to Berlin. After Berlin he was transferred to Frankfurt for interrogation then by train to his camp. Camp life involved food, the preparation and acquisition of extra food by theft, trading…

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.

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Fred's life story from early days sneaking downstairs to drink the dregs at his parent's public house, playing rugby and studying hard, becoming an accountant, learning to be an accurate rifle shooter then joining the RAF as a an air gunner. He…

An extract from Fred's autobiography about Scanlon. Both men were flying close together when Scanlon's aircraft was shot down.

An air to air photograph of four Stirlings. Handwritten in a corner is 'Approaching Arnhem Sept 20th 1944'.
Information supplied with the collection states that Fred is rear gunner in the lead aircraft.

Head and shoulders portrait of two men wearing greatcoats and side caps. man on left has sergeants rank. Submitted with caption 'Ron (on the left) and his mate Ken Pugsley - the Sgt stripes are from the Air Cadets - Ron and Ken went to sign on for…

Target photograph showing an airfield with triangle of runways with buildings bottom and right. Bomb bursts are visible across the airfield. Caption '3248 CON. 15.8.44// 8" 17600, 080, 1208, DEELEN A/D Q., 11x1000, 4x500C35secs. F/Lt LASHAM, Q97'.

Extracts from log book from July 1944 on No 1 LFS and 625 Squadron on operations flying Lancasters and Oxfords on beam approach training, and then onto 156 Squadron in September 1944 until May 1945. There is also a summary of operations flown on 156…

Pilots flying log book two for Leslie Valentine, covering the period from October 1943 to 27 November 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and duties with 2nd Tactical Air Force communications flight. He was stationed at RAF Finmere,…

Biography covers Noel Chaffey's RAAF early life, education, training as wireless operator and joining 620 Squadron where he flew 34 operations including D-Day and Arnhem and the Rhine crossing. Includes b/w photograph of a man standing by the rear…

Lists 5 crews from 620 Squadron that all crashed with several crewmen killed and others prisoners of war. All dated 20, 21 and 23 September 1944.

Two versions of the same strip with enlargements of all slides.
Slide 1 - captioned 'Stirling to Stirling whilst towing to Arnhem'. Air-to-air view of the port side of a Stirling with D-Day stripes on rear fuselage.
Slide 2 - captioned 'Stirling D4…

Two versions of the same strip with enlargements of all slides. Slide 1 - captioned 'Heavy transport drivers on right George and Hardy GD 1945'. Four men standing in front of four lorries (at least one of which is a petrol bowser) with nose of a…

In the centre a group of five airmen stand talking in a group. Another three stand off to the left looking on. On the far right in the distance another two men. One the left part of an aircraft. In the centre a Stirling with other Stirlings lined up…

A biography of FC Jenkins. It covers his birth and marriage but concentrates on his RAF years. He took part in 58 operations and survived the war to continue in RAF service.

Observer’s and air gunner’s flying log book for F C Jenkins, navigator, covering the period from 3 January 1940 to 10 May 1953. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and post war flying duties with 575 squadron, 46 squadron and 14…

She thanks Joan for her letter and gift. She was pleased to hear about Bob. She tells her the latest news and that her boyfriend has been reported missing from Arnhem. Thanks her for photograph and catches up with news of friends, tells of her…

A booklet with a listing of former pupils that died in the Second World War. It includes a photograph of the deceased and a brief description.

Navigator’s, air bomber’s and air gunner’s flying log book for A G Gould, flight engineer, covering the period from 30 July 1943 to 13 April 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Stradishall, RAF…

A vertical aerial photograph showing the airfield, south-west of Deelen, Arnhem. Three runways in the “A” configuration are seen, with the two main runways forming the top of the “A” at lower right. Hangars and other airfield buildings are to…
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