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SRAFIngham19410620v100001-Audio.mp3
After a challenging time being sent from country to country, Zosia Kowalska finally came to England and became a WAAF. After training, she was posted to RAF Locking where she met her future husband whilst she was working as a cook. The wedding was…

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Sent by John from prisoner of war camp to his parents and Joyce expressing his hope that he reaches home before the postcard. It includes a coloured drawing of some holly and a prisoner with a red triangle on his back looking through a barbed wire…

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Photo 1 is a group of people round the back of a car, annotated:
We got stuck in the sand near Garwolin.
Photo 2 is five people with a caption with their names 'Maciek Miszewski, Jerzy Rajewski, Jan Rabek NN.
Photo 3 is the same group as photo 2…

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Bill Siddle's time in the RAF pieced together by research. He was a pilot who flew the Lancaster with 9 and 83 Squadrons. He was commissioned in 1944, was awarded the DFC and Bar and completed more than 60 operations. He left the service in 1946 and…

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A list of 15 flights to and from Warsaw and aircrew. They cover from 13 Aug 1944 to 2 Nov 1944.

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Newspaper cutting with map of Germany and parts of Poland and Hungary with locations of prisoner of war camps, towns/cities and Allied Fronts.

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Typewritten F2330 for operation, captioned (handwritten) 'Weather route to Stettin 5 - 6th Jan '44'. in remarks on form 'Stettin - airborne 23.50 hrs Duration 9 hrs 20 mins'.

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Stage hands preparing scenery. The stage door is open to the outside camp and two men are carrying a stage flat. More scenery is against the back drop at the back of the stage.

MSangerEW125630-151104-01.pdf
Contains drawings, names and addresses of other prisoners, dairy of events on being shot down, his crew and diagram of Lancaster, poems, stories of life in camp, Lists of prisoners in his hut, aircraft they flew and when and where shot down. Diagram…

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Written for Cornish aviation society. Welcomes Philip Jenkinson and gives account of his training and operations on 10 Squadron Halifax. Describes being shot down and baling out. Mentions evading, capture and as a prisoner being on a tour of his…

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William Cross Memoir of a supply drop to Polish fighters. They lost an engine and struggled to maintain height. The pilot had bailed out leaving the rest of the crew to fly the aircraft. They landed successfully in Russian territory and met up with…

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The story of Ron being missing in action then located at Stalag Luft VII, promoted then a telegram announcing he had been killed at Arnhem. Later corrected and a bunch of flowers delivered as an apology.

MLayneWH963102-170607-01.pdf
Includes certificates as a prisoner at Dulag Luft and Stalag Luft 6, sketch map showing locations of prisoner of war camps, list of crew with brevets, Churchill's speech, cartoons of prisoner life, contents of Red Cross parcels, notes, signatures,…

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Top left - a man with head above water behind a model boat. Captioned 'D43 WO Bristow's Steam Boat, Stalag Luft 3, 42'.
Top middle - a man in vest sitting on the side of a pool while another in front of him tends a steam boat model in the water.…

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Top left: a group of men sitting on side of a square pool. On the left a man is launching a model steam boat. Captioned 'D41 W O Bristow's Steam Boat, Stalag Luft 3, 42'. Top right: a man squatting down on the edge of a pool launching a model steam…

LLucasWE122826v1.pdf
Pilots flying log book for W E Lucas, covering the period from 7 November 1940 to 18 February 1946. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Derby, RAF Montrose, RAF Lossiemouth, RAF Honington,…

LHiltonVT430281v1.pdf
Observer’s air gunner’s and w/t operators flying log book for V T Hilton, wireless operator, covering the period from 19 July 1943 to 16 April 1945. He was stationed at RAAF Parkes, RAAF Port Pririe, RAF Dumfries, RAF Lossiemouth, RAF Rufforth…

Five Group Newsletter, number 30, January 1945. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and articles on famous last words, operations, navigation, this month's bouquets, radar navigation, tactics, air bombing, signals, gardening, training,…

Five Group Newsletter, number 29, December 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and articles on tactics, operations, gardening, signals, navigation, this month's bouquets, radar navigation, air bombing, engineering, training,…
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