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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.

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…

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…

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…

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'.

LLancasterJO103509v1.pdf
Pilots flying log book for J O Lancaster covering the period from 6 July 1937 to 15 September 1943. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Sywell, RAF Anstey, RAF Desford, RAF Sealand, RAF…

PThomasAF20010034.jpg
Photo 1, 2 and 4 are Lance and Lance's store where Arthur first worked.
Photo 3 is Arthur in the store.
Photo 5 is Arthur with Ray Lukins, dressed for cricket.
Photo 6 is Arthur in cricket whites and blazer.

PThomasAF20010033.jpg
Photo 1 is a man identified as Mike Osmond, standing in a garden.
Photo 2 is a group of four, identified as Dick Osmond, Mollie, Arthur and Margaret, sitting on the grass.
Photo 3 is two men and two women identified as Margaret, Percy Thomas,…

SValentineJRM1251404v20001-0001.jpg
Provides dates and family history from their engagement to after the war including John's time as prisoner of war and in hospital after his return. Lists letters and dates and provides locations of where they were written.

PTyrieJSB19010001.jpg
Photo 1 is a front/side view of a biplane, captioned 'Hart RAFVR Perth 1939'.
Photo 2 is Jim Tyrie at the controls of an aircraft, captioned 'Oxford Cranwell 1940'.
Photo 3 is a rear/side view of an Oxford, captioned 'Cranwell 1940'.

LTyrieJSB87636v1.pdf
Flying log book for J S B Tyrie covering the period from 1 July 1939 to 9 August 1959. Detailing his flying training and operations flown Following which he was shot down 9 April 1941 and became a prisoner of war. Returning to flying duties 25 May…

BTyrieJSBTyrieJSBv1.pdf
A biography of Jim Tyrie. He was called up on 1st September 1939 and learned to fly on Tiger Moths. He was shot down on his 7th operation over Berlin. In POW camp he was described as a dedicated tunneller. There is a list of the camps he was kept in…

PHopgoodPD16010011.jpg
Eight photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a hillside, captioned 'The Soch Valley'.
Photo 2 is a sea view, captioned 'The Two Bays, Nevin'.
Photo 3 is a view of small boats captioned 'Abersoch Harbour'.
Photo 4 is a sea view, captioned 'Porth…

PHopgoodPD16010008.jpg
Six photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a man looking through a telescope, captioned 'Uncle Norman on Bird Rock'.
Photo 2 is a man sitting on a rock, captioned 'Echo Mountain from Bird Rock'.
Photo 3 is a man sitting on a wooden boat in front of…

PSearleROJ1728.jpg
A group of airmen arranged in four rows in front of a Blenheim. It is annotated '601 Cy of London Fighter Squadron Hendon 1939
Tangmere-Hawkinge-Manston -1940-Middle Wallop - Merville, France -Tangmere'.
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