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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1942-08"

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Hand written table titled 'April - June 1942, losses in chronological order 50 Squadron, code : VN, Base : Skellingthorpe'. During this period the squadron was operating the Manchester. The last two entries are for August and September.

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'Group of 7, Southgate on left. Caption August 1942, Swinderby' standing on the left side of the rear fuselage of 50 Squadron Lancaster, F, serial R572?. Posed in two rows one is carrying flying kit.

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Lists of Ceylonese in three batches and miscellaneous arrivals who volunteered for and joined the RAF with some details of their service. Includes b/w photograph of Sergeant Rex De Silva in 1943.

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Writes that he had finished the course and should be on his way home soon. Catches up with recent mail from home. Says he will try and get bananas to bring home. Mentions gifts for family that he has obtained to bring home. Catches up with news of…

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Describes the introduction of Halifax into service with associated problems. Mentions first operations to Le Havre. Goes on to describe engine and gun turret upgrades as well as other modifications. Continues with introduction of Mk 3. and Mk 6…

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First - over 400 times they led the way. Article about RAF Pathfinders. Crest and details about 35 Squadron. Also mentions 7, 83 and 156 Squadrons as nucleus of force in August 1942. Mentions some of their attacks and numbers of decorations awarded.…

YPattissonC1264245v1.pdf
Transcription of day by day account of activities from 19 April 1942 to 3 October 1942. Commences with photograph of Squadron in front of Halifax and of pilots on training course (Pattisson top left), Records daily activities, casualties, losses of…

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A group of women arranged in three rows. Each woman is named underneath. A/S/O Imming is underlined and handwritten beside it is 'my mother'. Annotated on the front is 'My love to 55 CF Seabrook Fl/Off' and [indecipherable] 'July 7 - Aug 4th 1942'.

BCotterJDPCotterJDPv1.pdf
Describes training and crewing up at operational training unit on Wellingtons. Mentions staying in London on leave with RCAF colleague, using the Canadian forces club London and dining at the Ritz. Includes diary entry describing operational baptism.…

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Blue card 'Aug-12942, Reports of desth'.

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Includes don'ts for MT drivers, technical terms, notes on vehicle chassis and drive shafts, brakes, bearings, care and maintenance, inspections, controls and engines. Goes on with using maps and routes. Continues with lubricating systems, accident…

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Some details about operations carried out by Sam after he transferred to 40 squadron.
Photo 1 is a vertical aerial photograph partly obscured by tracer fire.
Photo 2 is the 40 squadron crest.
Photo 3 is Sam in shorts and tee shirt in front of a…

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102 aircrew wearing tunic and peaked or side caps sitting and standing in five rows in front of a Lancaster. There is a defaced set of characters in the top left of the photograph. Captioned 'August 1942, Wyton: Pathfinder Force'.

SHudsonJD755052v20005.pdf
Transcripts of nearly 50 telegrams between Douglas Hudson and his parents between August 1941 and November 1942.

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Six biplanes and a wooden hut. On the reverse 'Stanley Field Nova Scotia. The "Fleets" await the "Aces" for some Dawn Patrol over Canada's Backwoods Aug 42'.

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Top left - reconnaissance photograph showing the port of Dieppe. Basin running middle left to top right with many barges tied up. River runs above top edge of basin with industrial building between. Below basin more industrial buildings and a further…

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First article: discussion in Moscow includes a photograph of Mr Churchill on his visit to Moscow pictured alongside M Stalin, M Molotov, Mr Harriman and Sir Alexander Cadogan at the Kremlin. Second article includes a photograph of St Paul's cathedral…

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First article: Mr Ghandi and Congress Leaders arrested, swift government reply to challenge, safety of India first needed, several killed in Bombay riot. Second article: 3 landings in Solomons, U.S. Marines now consolidating, bitter naval fighting.…

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First article: enemy fiasco in channel, ships fight each other. Describes action of British naval force where German ships and shore batteries ended up firing on each other. Covers Royal Navy commander's leadership and the enemy version. Second…

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Top left: group of men sitting and standing round a table with a hut in the background. 'Captioned 'C39 Sports Day. Stalag Luft 3. Aug 42'. Top right: group of men playing basketball. In the background huts. 'Captioned 'C40 Sports Day. Stalag Luft…

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Top left: competitor reaches finish tape with other runners behind. In the background crowds of spectators in front of and sitting on roofs of huts. 'Captioned 'C33 Sports Day. Stalag Luft 3. Aug 42'. Top right: high jumper clears bar with spectator…

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Top left: crowd of spectators sitting on a mound with some standing. In the background huts and trees. 'Captioned 'C26 Sports Day. Stalag Luft 3. Aug 42'. Top right: a high jumper approaching the bar. In the background other competitors sitting on…

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Top left: runner about to breast finish tape in the centre and behind him a fallen runner with others further back. On the left and behind, spectators in front of an on top of huts. 'Captioned 'C20 Sports Day. Stalag Luft 3. Aug 42'. Top right: on…

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Top left: four competitors running towards camera. To the left spectators and huts, to the right three men watch runners. 'Captioned 'C7 Sports Day. Stalag Luft 3. Aug 42'. Top right: competitors in line along a wire delineating running track. Three…
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