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Heino Dirks recounts his younger life in Jever, his experience as a decorator's apprentice in Wilhelmshaven and his service as a firefighter at Jever Airbase. He recollects the crash of a 37 Squadron Wellington R3263 when on duty and his efforts to…

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Four vehicles or artillery pieces can be seen on the horizon with black smoke rising to the sky. Buildings have been bombed. Flames, smoke and rubble are shooting into the sky. In the foreground, nine German soldiers are firing rifles and an…

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Shows two bomb loads for operation with distributor, preselection and false height settings. Also details weights, Window and timings. Indicates aircraft in three waves of four, five and four aircraft respectively. On the reverse; marking and list…

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Shows two bomb loads for operation with distributor, preselection and false height settings. Includes window, weights, bombing heights and timings. On the reverse target marking tactics and blind bombing instruction. Details list of aircraft with…

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Shows two bomb loads for operation, one with conventional bombs, the other with mines. Covers preselector and false height settings as well as other details. Page is struck through and annotated 'Scrubbed'. On the reverse marking (blind) wind speed…

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Shows a single bomb load for operation with distributor, preselection and false height settings. Includes weights and timings and three waves with seven, six and six squadron aircraft respectively. Page is struck through and annotated 'Scrubbed'. On…

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Flight Lieutenant Knights and crew. Ernie Twells is third from right, standing in front of a Lancaster. Flight Lieutenant Knights is third from the left.

The two starboard engines of a Lancaster viewed from inside the aircraft. In the background…

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The two starboard engines of a Lancaster viewed from inside the aircraft. In the background are two more Lancasters, On the reverse 'PB415 Yagodnik'.

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Ernie Twells is climbing on the starboard outer engine of Lancaster PB414. The view is from the inside the aircraft. On the reverse is 'PB414 Yagodnik'.

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Taken from inside a Lancaster, looking to the starboard side from the rear door. An engine is on a crane with several ground crew working on it. On the reverse 'Archangel (Yagodnik) 17.9.44 Engine Change on PB415'.

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A view from a Lancaster of other Lancasters on the ground. On the reverse 'Lancasters at Yagodnik'.

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The obituary of Flight Lieutenant Bob Knights. It details his operations on the Tirpitz, his early life, his training in Florida, his time with 617 Squadron and his role with BOAC after the war until his retirement in 1976.

General Adolph Galland remembers his early life and subsequent career as a Luftwaffe pilot. Recounts various episodes: flying gliders as a young boy; changes in Luftwaffe fighting tactics during the Spanish civil war; the Luftwaffe refraining from…

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Target photograph of Koningsberg. River or canal top right, some light streaks, urban area, street patterns and features visible. Captioned '8[degrees ]F', '7B', '2426 SKELL.29/30.8.44//NT8" 8700 [arrow] 030° 0133 KONIGSBERG…

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Benny Goodman discusses some of his operations as a pilot with 617 Squadron. He discusses attacking the Tirpitz and the use of Tallboy and Grand Slam bombs which required the Lancaster plane to be modified. On a flight against the U-boat pens in…

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Peter was born in London and evacuated for part of the war. For National Service, he was taken on by the Air Force for a short time engagement and subsequently accepted a permanent commission.
After RAF Padgate, Peter was selected as…

MTroglioP[DoB]-180902-01.pdf
Aviere Paolo Troglio joined the Regia Areonautica in 1941. He was posted in Italy, Greece, Albania, Russia where he became a prisoner of war. After his escape he was attached to a Luftwaffe logistic unit and later came back to Milan: he remained…

MCluettAV120946-150515-19.pdf
Propaganda booklet with illustrated articles on the current war situation as seen from the Allies' perspective. Authors include Winston Churchill, Henry Wallace, the archbishop of Canterbury, Richard Hillary and John Steinbeck.

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Don MacIntosh was working as a policeman until he volunteered for the RAF. This was a Reserved Occupation and volunteering for aircrew was the only option available to him. He was posted to 9 Squadron at RAF Bardney and took part of the raid on the…

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Begins with his decision to cease his studies and join the Royal Air Force. Covers recruitment activities and life during initial training including employment as ground gunner while waiting for flying training. Describes basic training on Tiger Moth…

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Ruta Popika was born near the river Nemunas, in what was Lithuania before the war. She remembers her family being forced to move eastwards and westwards from Lithuania according to the changing tides of war. Remembers the occupation of the Baltic…

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Maurice Stoneman was posted to 57 Squadron at RAF East Kirkby as the flight engineer on Lancasters in 1943. He recalls that on returning from operations they used to fly around the Boston Stump and around Lincoln Cathedral before finally landing. In…

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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…

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