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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1939"

MElliottJD19200425-210211-01.pdf
Experiences of the prisoners of war in the Belaria camp of Stalag Luft 3 by Squadron Leader Bryce Cousens. It contains stories, poems and illustrations.

OWierT500238-170122-04.jpg
Extract of record for Tadeusz Wierzbowski gives personal and service details. Includes decoration cross of valour.

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OWierT500238-170122-03.pdf
Gives personal details dates and locations postings.

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OWierT500238-170122-02.pdf
Gives personal details, postings, locations.

BWierTWierTv1.pdf
Starts with commentary on family in Poland and names recorded on visits to Poland. Continues with account of early life, school and life in Poland before the war.
Flashback 1. Mentions first operation on 300 Squadron at RAF Faldingworth. Continues…

BSmithBMSmithBMv1.pdf
Starts with early memories of life at home and school. Mentions his father was in the RAF stationed at RAF Henlow, RAF Cardington and Brize Norton. Mentions laying up car at the beginning of the war as they were not entitled to petrol coupons but…

PGrundyL1906.jpg
George Grundy circa 1939. Two soldiers in uniform including wellington boots and gauntlets, standing in open country, pond and hills in the background. Additional information has been kindly supplied by the donor.
This item was sent to the IBCC…

BHumesELHumesELv1.pdf
Recalls joining the RAF as a flight mechanic in 1939 and then employed as a barrage balloon operator. Describes his subsequent selection for aircrew and training in London, St Andrews, Manchester and in advanced navigation at Dumfries. Next covers…

BHookingsEWHookingsEWv1.pdf
From birth in 1920 until operational pilot in 1944. Covers early life in Battersea and Morden in London, family life, school and first jobs after leaving school at 14 years old. Describes family experiences at beginning of the war volunteering for…

BColemanTEColemanTEv1.pdf
Describes growing up in the Netherlands before the war. Writes of the political situation in the Netherlands before the war. Mentions the invasion by the Germans and subsequently describes life under occupation. Includes photographs of Rotterdam…

Introduces Michael G Hanson an RAF reservist and tells of time sailing before stating training. Covers elementary and advanced training before joining 233 Squadron at RAF Leuchars on Hudson. Relates life on the station, in local area and on maritime…

PBaxterPD16020003.jpg
From information provided by the donor. Eight photographs of R.A.F. Cosford when Peter was under training there.
The first is of two apprentices sitting on a raised bank, captioned 'Armourer Brown and armourer Smith'.
Second is of a vehicle…

LPrickettTO40427v1.pdf
Pilots flying log book for Thomas Other Prickett, covering the period from 26 October 1937 to 30 April 1940. Detailing his flying training and flying instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Sywell, RAF Netheravon, RAF Linton-on-Ouse, RAF Upavon…

PTansleyEH1633.jpg
Irene Tansley on the left wearing dress. Ernest Tansley on the right wearing jacket and tie. with young Peter in front. They are standing on a path in a garden. Captioned 'photo is of Mum, Dad (EH Tansley) and my brother Peter, taken 1939'.…

LWareingR86325v1.pdf
Pilots flying log book one for R Wareing, covering the period from 26 February 1939 to 16 February 1942. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Waltham, RAF Bexhill, RAF Prestwick, RAF Sealand,…

MGreenAW104402-160919-02.pdf
A biography of Alan Green with personal photographs and headlines. It covers his training in Canada and UK. First squadron was 218 at Marham flying Wellingtons as a navigator, then Stirlings. He flew 22 operations and was shot down by friendly fire.…

LMitchellJEF550261v1.pdf
L Mitchell’s air gunner’s flying log book covering the period from 1 July 1936 to 17 September 1941. Detailing his flying training and operations flown as air gunner. He was stationed at Upper Heyford, Driffield, Boscombe Down and Linton-on-Ouse…

PMitchellJEF1603.jpg
Five aircrew lined up with the first halfway up the nose ladder of a Whitley. On the reverse 'Whitley III, 58 Squadron Linton on Ouse 1939. Left to right, Sgt Drew Eng, Sgt Jesse gunner, Sgt Mitchell radio, P/O P Oniel pilot first, P/O Russell pilot…

PWarrenGC19020009.jpg
Two half-length photographs of George.
In photo 1 he is wearing a scarf and a coat, captioned 'George at Borth 1939.'
In photo 2 he is wearing a jacket, shirt and tie.

LRobinsonFA33520v1.pdf
Flying log book for F A Robinson covering the period from 8 September 1938 to 22 January 1951. Detailing his flying training and operations flown, includes flight certificates, congratulatory messages and notes of appreciation from senior officers, a…

PHarringtonBR17010007.jpg
Half length portrait of an officer wearing tunic with 'S' half brevet and medal ribbon. In the background foliage. On the reverse '1939'.

PHarringtonBR17010001.jpg
Brown envelope with text 'Photographs, Basil Harrington, on first joining RAF 1938 and 1939. Photo of 226 Squadron with B-25 Mitchell'.

PNichollsJEK20010012.jpg
Left page - letter from John Collier on Norfolk and Nowich Aero Club headed paper, thanking Jill Nicholls for her letter which thanked him for the flight she took with him. Right page - Title at top - 'Alex Henshaw Kings Cup 1938 and Cape records…

PPickeringE1604.jpg
Pen and ink drawing of operations room with raised platforms to the left and tables in front. Men and women working at tables and on platforms. map on wall to right and squawk boxes high up on walls. Titled 'Sector Operations Room, RAF Digby 1939'.

PChadwickR19040122.jpg
Head and shoulders portrait of Roy Chadwick wearing suit and tie. On the reverse 'Probably THE most lovely photo. Original Roy Chadwick about 1939 aged 46 years'.
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