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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1942-10"

MSaintTJ1452007-180212-01.pdf
Diary from joining the RAF in may 1941, through training as groundcrew and then volunteered for aircrew and eventually trained as air gunner and posting to 514 Squadron. Describes operations while on the squadron and notes details and losses.…

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These pages are mostly biography of Sam's time in Egypt and his time with transport aircraft in the Mediterranean region.
Photos 1, 2 and 3 are scenes from Cairo.
Photo 4 is a side head and shoulders profile of Sam.
Photo 5 is a Battle aircraft in…

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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…

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

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A group of 18 aero-modellers standing in a line and holding their models. On the reverse is 'October 1942'.

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Three articles about reprisals against British prisoners of war if German prisoners are fettered. Claims that Germans captured at Dieppe were chained. First: More British prisoners to be chained, fiercer German threats, Italians join the plot,…

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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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Item 1 is a newspaper cutting about Polish aviators.
Item 2 is a Mess bill for Mieczysław Stachiewicz.
Item 3 and 7 are photographs of ground crew working on a Wellington.
Item 4 is a newspaper cutting about 301 Squadron and Polish…

YGeachDG1394781v4.pdf
Third of David Geach's diaries describing his service & personal life training as an Air Bomber in Canada. He describes his ground & flying training experiences, social life both in camp and in local Canadian towns and New York. He details train…

YGeachDG1394781v3.pdf
Second of David Geach's diaries, describing his training for aircrew at Kingstown, Heaton Park, Hastings and Harrogate until his embarkation to Canada on the Queen Mary. Covers the period from 20 June 1942 to 7 October 1942.

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Bill catches up with home news. Comments about cold and rain conditions and heating not being turned on until 1st November. Writes some course details and crewing up with bombadier.

Provides a detailed description of his and others experiences…

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Bill writes of bad train journey to RAF Upper Heyford and how no one was expecting them there, so problems with billets etc. Since arriving have been doing a lot of physical exercise.

Continuing letter on following day, they have no started their…

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Bill writes he is home again after just a week but has to return to West Freugh to pass out with 37 out of 40 students. Moans about the total confusion and having to return there unnecessarily. Found his bicycle at the station when he got back so…

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Describes preparation for leaving course but cancelled at last minute and no idea when will be posted. Very cheesed off as could have been passed out and sent on leave, but are just hanging around. Plan to go to pictures in Stranraer. Misses bike…

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Bill writes that he returned safely to West Freugh. They were recalled from leave because they were to be posted at the weekend but it was decided they needed to do more bombing trips. Bill had already done enough successful ones, so did not need to…

YHolmesWC176554v1.pdf
Describes crossing the Atlantic to Canada and journey to Bowden, Alberta and then on to Estevan, Saskatchewan. Day by day account of activities, flying and life in Canada, Concludes with journey back across Canada

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John Blair standing with Leo Balderamos on a tall building with a cityscape in the background.

Caption: 'John Blair (left) and Leo Balderamos of Belize on the Empire State Building, New York, in October 1942'.

YThompsonKG1238603v2.pdf
During this period Keith was under training in Canada and then in England from June 1943 on 28 OTU at RAF Wymswold.

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Ted Neale's flying log filled in with flights from 17 September 1942 to 01 October 1942 when at no. 15 Elementary Flying Training School, Kingstown, Carlisle.

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James was born in Gorton, attended Catholic schools, and became an apprentice plumber. In November 1942 he joined the Royal Air Force. He then trained as a mechanic at RAF St Athan before being posted to RAF Henlow to assemble Hurricanes. He then…

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Half length portrait of Bill Bailey in cadet's uniform. Additional information 'JD Bailey age 18 yrs Aircrew Under Training October 1942'.
On the reverse is the photographer's stamp.

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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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Catches up with family and friends and mentions that he is night flying at present.

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A group of six aircrew under the nose of a Lancaster with nose art, the name 'Zola' and bomb symbols. Article relates that crew had requested that the creator of the cartoon in the Daily Mirror to draw them Zola as a mascot. Notes the targets that…
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