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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1943-04"

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

PFOMetheringhamAF19030013.jpg
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…

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.…

PValentineJRM18040003-0028.jpg
Top left: two actors dressed as women converse on stage. In the background a sofa and a window. Captioned 'F6 "Home and Beauty", Stalag Luft 3, Apr 43'. Top right: two actors, one dressed as a woman dancing on stage. In the background a table with…

PValentineJRM18040003-0026.jpg
Top left a poster for show "Home and Beauty" with a cast list pinned underneath. Captioned 'F1 Show Poster'. Top right: four actors on stage two on left, one standing the other sitting on a bed both in uniform. On the right, two actors dressed as…

PValentineJRM18040003-0022.jpg
Top left: two actors talking on stage dressed as man and woman both in medieval costumes. Captioned 'E26 "Merchant of Venice, Stalag Luft 3, Apr 43'. Top right: three actors on stage wearing medieval costumes. Captioned 'E27 "Merchant of Venice,…

PValentineJRM18040003-0020.jpg
Top left: a poster for the merchant of Venice with silhouette on man an d woman with bridge in the background. Captioned 'E20 Show Poster'. Top right: five actors on stage wearing a variety of medieval costumes. Captioned 'E21 "Merchant of Venice,…

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…

PWatsonC17010035.jpg
Photo 1 is a landing Stirling. On the left is a control van and windsock, annotated 'Winthorpe Conversion Course'.
Photo 2 is three airmen sitting outside a wooden building, annotated 'Blida 1943 April 150 Sqdn Sgt Willoughby (Nav O), Chadderton…

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.

PFOMetheringhamAF19010008.jpg
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…

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.…

MBooneRH1331310-150729-020003.jpg
Details of nine operations carried out between February and May 1943 from RAF Elvington on 77 Squadron flying Halifax. Targets include Cologne, Berlin and several in the Ruhr.

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.

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,…

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…

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…

PAtkinsAH1511.jpg
A pilot wearing flying suit, helmet and goggles standing on a footpath in a garden. In the background lawns and trees. Captioned 'Tiger Moth Flying Kit', 'Ivanhoe, April 43', 'Ivanhoe'.

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.

EIrvinLLWhiteheadT430930.jpg
Addressed to Stalag Luft 1. Welcomes him to Caterpillar Club and encloses membership card.

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

SValentineJRM1251404v10065.jpg
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…

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.

PMaggsRW1602.jpg
Robert Maggs lived in London until his family were bombed out and moved to the seaside. He joined the local Air Training Corps and later volunteered for the RAF and trained as a gunner. During training his plane crashed and he was left trapped. He…
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