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- Spatial Coverage is exactly "New York (State)--New York"
John was born in 1919 to a poor…
Tags: 102 Squadron; 216 Squadron; 4 Group; 78 Squadron; air gunner; aircrew; Anson; anti-aircraft fire; bomb aimer; bombing; bombing of Helgoland (18 April 1945); Conspicuous Gallantry Medal; crewing up; demobilisation; Distinguished Flying Cross; Distinguished Flying Medal; entertainment; ethnic or religious minorities; Gee; ground personnel; Halifax; Halifax Mk 3; Hitler, Adolf (1889-1945); incendiary device; Ju 88; killed in action; Lancaster; medical officer; mid-air collision; military service conditions; mine laying; missing in action; Mosquito; navigator; Pathfinders; pilot; prisoner of war; radar; RAF Kinloss; RAF Oakington; RAF Pocklington; RAF Tangmere; sport; training; Whitley; wireless operator
Bottom right - Arthur Pearce leaning out of the rear door of a Lancaster rear turret which is rotated fully to port.
Bottom left - newspaper cutting title 'Southwark "Pathfinder" on…
Tags: 617 Squadron; Anson; bombing; crewing up; fuelling; Grand Slam; ground crew; Harvard; heavy conversion unit; Lancaster; Lancaster finishing school; Martinet; Me 262; military discipline; military living conditions; Operation Catechism; operational training unit; RAF Abingdon; RAF Bridgnorth; RAF Cardington; RAF Lossiemouth; RAF Silverstone; RAF Swinderby; RAF Syerston; RAF Woodhall Spa; sanitation; Stirling; Tallboy; Tiger Moth; Tirpitz; training; Wellington
Tags: 207 Squadron; 3 Group; 514 Squadron; air gunner; aircrew; Anson; bomb aimer; bombing of Helgoland (18 April 1945); Cornell; crewing up; Dominie; flight engineer; hangar; Harvard; heavy conversion unit; Lancaster; Lincoln; military service conditions; Morse-keyed wireless telegraphy; navigator; Operation Dodge (1945); Operation Manna (29 Apr – 8 May 1945); operational training unit; Oxford; pilot; promotion; RAF Bishops Court; RAF Bottesford; RAF Hunmanby Moor; RAF Leconfield; RAF Marham; RAF Methwold; RAF North Luffenham; RAF Oakington; RAF Spilsby; RAF Sywell; RAF Waterbeach; RAF Westcott; recruitment; Spitfire; Tiger Moth; training; Wellington; wireless operator
Photo 1 is six men on a beach, captioned 'At Keppoch Beach day before we left'.
Photo 2 is 12 airmen standing on the station platform, captioned 'On station at Sackville, N.B.'
Photo 3 is four airmen on the station…
Caption: 'John Blair (left) and Leo Balderamos of Belize on the Empire State Building, New York, in October 1942'.
Tags: 3 Group; 514 Squadron; aircrew; Anson; bombing; crewing up; entertainment; evacuation; Gee; ground personnel; H2S; heavy conversion unit; Lancaster; Lancaster finishing school; love and romance; military discipline; military living conditions; military service conditions; navigator; Operation Exodus (1945); operational training unit; perception of bombing war; RAF Feltwell; RAF Stradishall; RAF Waterbeach; sanitation; Tiger Moth; training; Wellington