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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1941"

LWhalleyJ1113651v1.pdf
Jack Whalley’s Royal Air Force Observer’s and Air Gunner’s Flying Log Book from 9th July 1941 until 10th October 1952. Initial training at No. 9 Air Observers School as an air observer, navigator, air gunner and bomb aimer. Further training as…

LSproatesHB1107339v1.pdf
Harrison Sproates’ Flying Log Book as wireless operator from 3rd January 1941 until 29th May 1944. Training was at No. 2 Signals School, No. 1 Air Gunnery School, and 13 Operational Training Unit. Posted to 244 Squadron for operations in the Middle…

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Bill Bilton served as Motorboat Crew in the Mediterranean.

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Left page: top, the Luftpost, numbers 10 and 18.
Middle, left report of an aircraft landing on a car.
Middle centre, woman holding a baby, reports of engagements and births of babies.
Bottom left, report of the death of Lieutenant Geoffrey William…

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Annotated, 'Showing ops by Bob and his crew 1940-41'.

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Bertie Salvage joined the RAF in 1939 as an apprentice and initially began his technical training at RAF Cranwell before training was transferred to RAF Halton and also shortened because of the start of the Second World War. Bertie was present when…

SHarriganD[Ser#-DoB]v290002.mp3
Basil Fish volunteered for the RAF in 1941 from Manchester University where he was a student and a member of the University Air Squadron. He was posted to 617 Squadron at RAF Woodhall Spa. On one flight his aircraft crashed on return and although…

AMahaddieH900726.mp3
Conversation recorded for the Nanton Lancaster Society.
Hamish Mahaddie, the recruiter for the Pathfinder Force recalls the life of Ian Willoughby Bazalgette VC who plagued him weekly for the opportunity to join the Pathfinders. He had been posted…

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First entries of Jack's journal describing his time as ground staff, refuelling and starting aircraft, taking, and passing the aircrew entrance exams and waiting to sail.

This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form. No…

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The discharge volunteers identity book belonging to Peggy. Provides personal details and notes that she is entitled to 'demobilisation privileges'.

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The 26 men are grouped in three rows on the pavement outside Mrs Baker 35 Tottingham House.
On the reverse 'Blackpool 1941 I wonder how many made it. Property of Ivan Ure, Hayling Island'. And on a post-it 'subject back row 5th from left'.

MKilburnG[Ser#-DoB]-170310-01.pdf
Memoir detailing a teenage girl's experiences of the war. The document details experiences of evacuation, the blackouts, sounds of the war during air raids and what they saw on the streets of Liverpool.

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A letter written by the Commodore Superintendent Piers Keane Kekewich to the Admiralty, detailing the various reports on the the Malta Dockyard during the war.

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SLambertBrownP19330417v10007.pdf
A list detailing the different types of vessels that were docked at Malta between September 1939 and May 1945. Classes of ship are listed with the number of each vessel that was docked. Ships also refitted at the docks are recorded, by name and how…

SLambertBrownP19330417v10006.pdf
List of 68 vessels that were docked in Malta’s yards for repairs from September 1939: Chenonceaux, Franconia, Garland, Keppel, S.S Cornwall, Imperial, Decoy, Hotspur, Havock, Andromeda, Illustrious, Coral, Beryl, Essex, Ploughboy, Encounter,…

SLambertBrownP19330417v10003.pdf
When Italy entered the war in 1940, air raids were conducted over key military targets and peaked during the first half of 1942. Attacks ceased altogether by 1943 once Italy had surrendered. The various dockyards maintained efforts to keep ships in…

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Three bomber aircraft dropping bombs over a city on fire at night. Explosions on the ground and searchlights in the sky. On the reverse: “Thanks for the letter Jack I’ll write later, for now here wishing you a very happy time Jim.”

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Aircraft on the ground, engines running, entrance door open, tradesmen clustered around the door and others walking around aircraft. Aircraft serial M7213, squadron letter 58-E, the postcard is captioned Dishforth 1941. Single storey building and…
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