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- Temporal Coverage is exactly "1942-11-01"
An airman dressed in flying kit. He is standing in front of a two storey brick building. On the front is handwritten 'Yours truly, with love, Joe' and on the reverse 'RAF College S.F.T.S. 1-11-1942 [indecipherable signature]'
Tags: aircrew; RAF Cranwell; training
The Coast Road at El Alamein
A vertical aerial photograph taken during an operation at El Alamein. Most of the image is obscured by flashes but the sea is visible. It is captioned 'BA.40.NT.1/2/11/42. 8 -->Battle Area' and annotated 'The Mediterranean The coast road at El…
Battle Area, El Alamein
A vertical aerial photograph of the battle area at El Alamein. Much of the detail is obscured by a flash. It is captioned 'B.A.40 NT 1/2/11/42.8-->6500.Battle Area' and annotated 'Battle Area. A flash illuminates the road and railway'.
The coast at El Alamein
A vertical aerial photograph of the coast at El Alamein. Two tracer lights cross the photo. It is captioned 'BA. 40. NT 1/2 /11/42 8" --> 6000. Battle Area' and annotated 'The Beach' and 'The Mediterranean', identifying bands of light and dark.
Sam McCron's Occupational History Form
A form completed by Sam at the time he enlisted.
Tags: aircrew; recruitment
Telegram to Douglas Hudson from his parents
Reports arrival of mail with photographs, parcel dispatched, asks after books.
Tags: prisoner of war
Edward Stewart's pilot's flying log book. One
Pilots flying log book for E C Stewart, covering the period from 2 July 1940 to 25 November 1944. Detailing his flying training, instructor duties and operation flown. He was stationed at RAF Sywell, RAF Cranwell, RAF Ansty, RAF Walsgrave, RAF…
Brian Southwell's log book. One
Pilot’s flying log book covering the period from 21 October 1940 to 7 June 1943. Detailing his flying training and operations flown as pilot. He was stationed at RAAF Mascot (4 EFTS), RAAF Amberley (3 SFTS), RAF Bassingbourn/Steeple Morden (11…
George Ellams, Flying Log book
Flying log book for George Ellams covering the period from 10 January 1942 to 30 June 1967. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. Also contains photographs and various RAF documents relating to his service, ranks, proficiency and…
Tags: 100 Group; 11 OTU; 199 Squadron; 223 Squadron; 95 Squadron; Air Gunnery School; aircrew; B-24; B-25; C-47; Defiant; Lancaster; Lancastrian; Lincoln; operational training unit; promotion; RAF Alness; RAF Manston; RAF North Creake; RAF Oulton; Stirling; Sunderland; training; wireless operator; York
Interview with Gordon Mellor. Two
Gordon Mellor grew up in London and was interested in aviation. He volunteered for the Air Force and trained as a navigator in Canada. On his return to the UK he and his crew were posted to 103 Squadron at Elsham Wolds and his first operation was the…
Interview with Gordon Mellor. Four
Gordon Mellor successfully evaded capture when he baled out of his aircraft and landed in Germany. For several days he walked until he managed to make contact with the Belgian resistance and the Comete line who began the process of guiding him home.…