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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1942-05"

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A list of 16 aircraft and crew lost between May and November 1942 from 301 Squadron.
Business card for P/O Harry William Bock, Polish Air Force.

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Keith Campbell grew up in New South Wales and joined the Royal Australian Air Force when he was old enough. He flew 35 operations as a bomb aimer with 466 Squadron from RAF Leconfield and RAF Driffield when, on their thirty first operation another…

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An aerogram written by Andrew when training in South Africa. He has now been there a week and has visited Johannesburg and Pretoria.

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An aerogram written when Andrew was training in South Africa at no. 75 Air School, Lyttleton Camp, Transvaal. He writes that the food and accommodation are good and he hopes to visit her cousin Bill who lives near by.

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Letter from sergeant David Boldy to his father about the excitement of being in action again after a long pause. He saw his Mother in London and hopes his brother Steve completes his finals soon to become a doctor. Mentions daily life and pastimes …

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John Goldby was born in Kent but the family moved to London the year after. He was inspired to join the RAF when a schoolfriend joined and became a Spitfire pilot. John believes that it was a mid-air collision with a night fighter that led to his…

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During this period Keith Thompson did his basic RAF training in England then left for Canada to undertake his flying training.

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The letter describes a letter from him and their visit to Fredonia, especially the dance. She refers to Mr Rooke and Sgt Whitefield and a Prom, tennis and roller skating.

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The letter asks that Fred makes a return visit to his house.

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Writes about exams and passing. Mentions leave possibility and church parade. Speculates over embarkation and writes of being re-equipped.

Starts writing about a friend's experience of a bombing raid on Bath but then breaks off. Resumes to write…

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Writes that he is still alive despite Lord Haw Haw's broadcast of German bombing attacks on Eastbourne. Mentions damage to nearby buildings. Describes attack by Me 109s including machine gunning and dropping bombs - and how they had to hid from the…

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Writes about measures after bombing attack - half the course to go on leave and other, including his flight, to man gun post. Describes how he and friend Derry rushed to get the first post. They are on a very exposed gun post with a Vickers machine…

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Bill writes about possible leave - keeps changing. Now on 2-3 hr shifts on the gun post, but also have to get there quickly if there is an air raid warning. Says no air raids recently but saw Me 109 at high level and resulting anti aircraft fire.…

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Bill describes his new location in Scotland as a desolate place, comparing it unfavourably with his previous stations: 'posh hotels, fashionable seaside resorts, country mansions'. Stranraer is about 12 miles away. Mentions that there are Ansons,…

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Bill writes that he is happier with location and work will be interesting. Little chance of long leaves. Would like to get his bike up there, so he can go on 'good rides' around the local countryside. Mentions Stranraer as a 'dismal sort of place'.…

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Bill mentions that he was disappointed not to go overseas for training but that his mother would be pleased he is staying for home training. Writes of enjoying Eastbourne but is now at new completely different type of location at West Freugh.…

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Writes of sending cash and asks about getting savings certificates.

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Airman wearing short sleeved shirt with sergeant rank and long trousers standing with hand in pocket in front of a tent. In the background other tents. On the reverse 'Just me, May 1942'.

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History of RAF Foulsham which opened in May 1942 and received 98 and 180 squadrons in October 1942 with B-25 aircraft. Describes problems getting B-25 operational and early raids as well as an early low level operation on Ghent/Terncuzen where three…

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A station building captioned 'Rail station only rails there now 1983'.
Photogrpahs of street scenes with cars and a motor coach, people walking by a canal, a man in RAF uniform with training flash, a woman standing in a street, a field and two…

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The group is arranged in three rows. It is captioned 'No 4 Flight No 1 Squadron 10 ITW RAF May 1942'. Underneath each individual is named.
The image is taken at the Manor Hotel in Scarborough.

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First of George Ellams wearing topee with palm trees in the background, captioned 'First tour May 1942'.
Second is of George Ellams and with Abu Kamara, captioned 'No 95 Squadron R.A.F. Station Jui, Freetown, B.W. Africa, Abu Kamara and self'.…

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Photo 1 is a man in a swim suit swinging a golf club, annotated 'Jimmy Moncton May 42'.
Photo 2 is an airman sitting on a pipe with his head in his hands, annotated 'Moncton May 1942 "Browned Off" '.
Photo 3 is two airmen at the side of the road,…

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Photo 1 is a group standing on a lawn in front of a building, annotated 'Graduates from Univ..of Miami before Graduation Dinner.
Photo 2 is four airmen, three seated on a bench, one standing, annotated 'University of Miami. After dinner relaxation…
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