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  • Spatial Coverage is exactly "Oklahoma"

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Eric Hookings joined the RAF and served as ground crew at RAF Newton before training as a pilot in America. He was posted to RAF Bruntingthorpe, flying Wellingtons, Stirlings and Lancasters with 619 Squadron. During an operation a Me 110 shot down…

Ken Odell was a schoolboy at the beginning of the war living in Highgate and was evacuated with the school. When he was of age he volunteered for the RAF and was sent to RAF Sywell for Pilot, Navigator, Bomb Aimer evaluation. Accepted as a pilot, he…

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The letter asks that Fred makes a return visit to his house.

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The letter describes a letter from him and their visit to Fredonia, especially the dance. She refers to Mr Rooke and Sgt Whitefield and a Prom, tennis and roller skating.

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A side view of a training aircraft '62' stripped for inspection. On the reverse 'BT17A Miami Okla'.

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A side view of four training Cornell aircraft in a straight line. The nearest is 'B.35' and the next is 'B.24'. Two airmen are located close to the first aircraft. On the reverse is 'Stearman PT13A [incorrect] Miami Okla'.

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52 airmen arranged in four rows in front of a wooden building. They are wearing sidecaps with a training flash. On the reverse is 'RAF Friends'. On the reverse of the second photograph is ' RAF. Friends Miami, Oklahoma 1942'.

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Letter to Fred refers to Ted's daughter, Frances having operations to both eyes. Also thanks him for the photographs.

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Letter refers to Independence day, Frances home from hospital, house painting and offers accommodation if Fred and his colleagues can come over.

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Arthur Hulyer talks about his experience in the RAF and recalls working in an engineering firm before joining the Air Force. He was sent to America for pilot training in Oklahoma and tells of how he trained to become a pilot but then ended up as a…

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William Neilson grew up in Edinburgh. After training as a pilot in Canada and the United States he served as a staff pilot at Number 1 Air Armament School RAF Manby. He discusses low level bombing practice. He was demobbed in 1946 and became a civil…

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Blue front cover with badge incorporating RAF eagle and motto, three low wing single engine aeroplanes and an address 'Spartan School of Aeronautics, No 3 B.F.T.S. Miami, Okla'.

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Top right a head and shoulders portrait of an airnan wearing tunic and side cap. In the background a building with windows. In he far background left are other buildings blurred. Title above 'John Quine'.
Bottom left a sign for Spartan School of…

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Top left - two story white building with dormer windows in centre section. Captioned 'Pennant Building.
Top right - Single story white building with covered veranda in front. Captioned 'The dining hall'.
Bottom left - two white buildings in…

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Top left - a man wearing overalls standing on the port wing by the cockpit of a Harvard. The aircraft number part 'B-5' is visible
Bottom right - mangled wreckage, probably unidentified aircraft. In the background corrugated wall with window on…

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Top left - head and shoulders portrait of a man wearing flying jacket. In the background a line of aircraft. Captioned 'Bernie'.
Top right a man in flying clothes walking out over grass to a distant PTY19A aircraft number 'B2'. Captioned '25…

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One image of a thermometer reading minus 22 degree attached verically to the wooden wall of a building. Company (Elko) abstract surround. Part of door on left and window right. Includes scan of image.

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Top left - in the foreground a man wearing white shorts and tee-shirt standing on the edge of a path. Behind him another man and behind right a dog. In the background a building. Captioned 'getting ready for P.T.'
Top right - ten men mostly wearing…

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Top left - shot of head and front paws of dog lying down by wall. Caption 'Peter'.
Top right - three men wearing battledress standing in line in front of a building with tree on the left. captioned '"Just out of bed", Spence, George, Dick'. Bottom…

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Top left - man wearing battledress standing holding front paws of dog sitting up in front of him. In the background a tree and building. Captioned 'Bill and His Majesty'.
Top right - man standing wearing flying suit and smoking a cigarette. To the…

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Top left - man wearing tunic crouching on grass. Captioned 'Taffy, the Welsh international'.
Top right - head and shoulders portrait of a man wearing battledress. In the background buildings.
Bottom left - full length portrait of a man wearing…

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In the foreground a man wearing tunic is looking down at low stone walled circular construct. In the centre another man wearing tunic is looking at same object. In the background a bank with trees at the top. Captioned '"Hope he falls in" Taffy and…

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Top left - view over open countryside. Captioned 'View from Timber Hill'.
Top right - view of a stream with trees on far bank. Captioned 'Ice at Timber Hill'. Bottom left - three men wearing tunics in a wood. The man in front is carrying a woman.…

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Five men all wearing tunic and three with side caps standing in front of a building. The man on the left is showing aircraft positions with hands while the others look on. Captioned 'Taffy in his element. Includes individual scan of photograph.

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Top left - head and shoulders portrait of an airman wearing tunic with head resting on his hand. Captioned 'Another day over'.
Top right - view down the interior of a barrack with wooden posts and beams. In the foreground left part of a desk and…
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