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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1943-04"

BBryanR-MBurnsideJGBv1.pdf
Part 1 - family background with information on relatives and family photographs.
Part 2 - war service of Flying Officer James Gordon Bennett Burnside flight engineer. Covers training as flight engineer. Then follows short descriptions. listing…

SWeirG19660703v110008.pdf
Book of instruction for air-to-air gunnery including chapters entitled: estimation of range, estimation of deflection, range and deflection and speed tests; all with pictorial examples and illustrations and other information and exercises.

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SWeirG19660703v060025.jpg
Photograph of healthy German prisoners of war consuming a meal is used to counter assertion that they have been murdered and mistreated by the Allies. The claim is made in a ‘secret’ document, dated 19 April 1943, from army headquarters to the…

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Transcription of a letter. Writes of events on night 3/4 September 1943. Mentioned 'Charlie had done four ops before they copped it on the fifth. First op was Peenemunde, gives description of target. Mentions targets of other operations and that…

PHarrisonRW21040010.jpg
Four officer pilots, upper torso, posed outside wooden building. From information kindly supplied by the donor. 'This picture taken about two days after we received our wings at No 11 S.F.T.S. at Yorktown, Sask. Left to right Anaka, Linklater,…

PStewartEC17170043.jpg
An airman standing outside the Royal Bath Hotel, Bournemouth. On the reverse 'Group Captain GF O'Brien AFC. Finest CO an officer could ever have.! April/May/43'.
A second identical copy has been damaged. On the front is annotated 'Group Captain GF…

PStewartEC17170035.jpg
11 airmen grouped around a statue of Mercury. On the front five of them have their names annotated. On the reverse 'New Zealand air crew officers Happy Days April/43'.

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PStewartEC17160041.jpg
Five photographs of Ann Marie in WAAF uniform.
Photo 1 and 2 are the same head and shoulders images.
Photo 3 is a half length portrait of her in section officer uniform, leaning on a balcony overlooking the sea.
Photo 4 is her in WAAF blouse and…

PStewartEC17130017.jpg
A pilot resting one arm on a garden ornament. On the reverse 'John Patterson' and 'F/Lt Young April/43'.

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PFOMetheringhamAF19030014.jpg
Top - seven aircrew, three squatting down in front and four standing behind, all wearing parachute harnesses, six with side caps and on with peaked cap, all standing behind a Lancaster. Submitted with description 'Duplicate of MAVCP:2019/M08/10.…

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Top - seven aircrew, three sitting in front, four standing behind, all wearing battledress with brevet. Five wear side caps and two wear peaked caps. In the background a hut with windows left and right. Submitted with description 'Duplicate of…

PFOMetheringhamAF19010015.jpg
Seven airmen all wearing battledress with peak or side caps, three sitting and four standing in front of a hut with windows. Submitted with description 'W/Cdr R E Baxter and crew. Left to right: standing - Sgt's Taylor, Coulton, Thursby and Berry.…

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Seven airmen wearing parachute harnesses, two kneeling in front with parachutes and four standing behind. Submitted with description 'W/Cdr R E Baxter's air crew, RAF Skellingthorpe April 1943. Left to right: Baxter, Sgt Berry, Sgt Thersby, P/O…

PFOMetheringhamAF19010007.jpg
Top - a group of servicemen and Women's Auxiliary Air Force members all wearing uniform tunic, two kneeling in front and the other standing with trees in the background. Submitted with description 'Lunch at WAAF Officers' Mess Syerston Sep 1943. Left…

PHarrisonRW2103.jpg
Reg Harrison grew up on a farm in Saskatchewan and enjoyed watching aircraft when they flew over. He had his first flight as a youngster when he was lent five dollars by a shopkeeper. He volunteered for aircrew as soon as he was of age and began his…

PPageTJ1605.jpg
A large group of aircrew wearing battledress or tunics with side or peaked caps sitting and standing in four rows in front of a Lancaster. In the centre bottom 49 Squadron Badge - April 1943.

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Full length image of an airman wearing flying suit, boots and Mae West standing under the starboard inner engine of a Lancaster. On the reverse 'No 49 Squadron Royal Air Force, Fiskerton, Lincs, 1943, [...], Squadron Royal Air Force Fiskerton, Lincs…

BJonesTJJonesPWv1.pdf
Memoir including photographs of the crew and aircraft. Thomas Jones was a flight engineer on Stirling and Lancaster and completed 64 operations on two tours. Describes early life, joining the RAF, selection and training., crewing up and first posting…

MMitchellJEF550261-160125-030001.jpg
Notes describing first leaflet sortie, problems with starboard engine, forced landing and activities in France and return to England. Then moves on to 207 Squadron and lists operations and flying after finishing second tour and post war.

MPhillipsD1653229-180604-03.pdf
Document laying down responsibilities of prisoner of war including: behaviour under interrogation, what the enemy will try and find out, how information is obtained by the enemy (sources and methods), Do's and Dont's and rights of prisoners.

OBartlettH658316-150914-030002.jpg
For Cochran Field, Georgia with H Bartlett personal details and photograph.

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MBowerFG1575473-200123-08.jpg
The memo refers to F G Bower's body which is being transported to Hucknall by train.

PTyrieJSB19010020.jpg
Photo 1 is a half length portrait of a man in a sweater.
Photo 2 is eight airmen captioned '+20/8/43'.
Photo 3 is two men with their hands in the air, one soldier beside them. Two men with rifles are on the right, captioned 'Two Polish prisoners…

SValentineJRM1251404v10066.jpg
Article 1. Headlines: Soviet note to Poles, a diplomatic rupture, announcement by Mr Molotov. Article 2. Headlines: Russia and Poland, Marshal Stalin's statement to "The Times", offer of post war alliance.

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Article 1. Headlines: Kairouan and Sousse occupied, eighth army pressing on through minefields, unflagging air offensive, no respite for retreating enemy. Article 2. Headlines: signs of German internal crisis, but hard military task is probably still…
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