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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1943-05"

PDavyH17010001.pdf
Three photographs.
#1 A group of trainee airmen including two officers arranged in four rows. At the bottom and upside down is a caption' Herbert Davy Rear Gunner 626 Squadron ACRC St John's Wood London May 1943'.
#2 is Herbert leaning against a…

PEllamsG16030009.jpg
Two photographs of Sunderlands. Page captioned 'No 95 Squadron R.A.F. Gibraltar, Malta, Freetown, Bathurst, Dakar, Port Ettienne'. First photgraph captioned 'Archimedes II EJ144, A for Able my boat for 12 months "Port Ettienne" Sahara desert May…

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Enlisted in 1939, ground staff until re-mustered as aircrew, Feb 1943 to RAF St Eval, anti-submarine sweeps. May 1943 to 78 Squadron, 1943 instructing at OTU, July 1944 to 35 Squadron Pathfinders, total of 66 operations. Demobbed February 1946.

PCalvertRA15050001.jpg
The class book for 71 Navigators course, March - July 1943. Cover includes course details and photograph of an Anson in flight over the airfield with landing gear down. Contains the list of names of the 19 students who completed the course as well as…

MPearsonLP1397838-150530-02.jpg
Leading aircraftsman Leslie Pearson's daily flying log for May 1943. It records the hours flown, exercises undertaken, Instructor and aircraft flown. Training was at No 4 EFTS.

PCruickshankG1501-0001.jpg
Damage descriptions to go with post operation photographs of Cologne, Moehne and Eder Dams. Relates to photographs C.2550, CH.9687 and CH.9750.

PMcDermottC16020007.jpg
11 trainee airmen arranged in two rows in front of a wooden hut. On the reverse are the signatures of the men and 'May 1943 108 Course R'

MCropperEW1655303-170618-020001.jpg
A record of EW Cropper's first flights on Tiger Moths.

MArrowsmithHL571013-160929-020001.jpg
A film processing receipt in the name of Arrowsmith complete with an envelope.

MColsonWA141402-160415-01.pdf
Includes early life and marriage. Joined the RAFVR and served on 9 Squadron and served full tours on Whitley, Halifax and Wellington. Mentions his pilot and award of DFM and promotion. Went to 97 Squadron in 1943. Was navigator/bomb aimer. Gives…

SValentineJRM1251404v10069.jpg
Cutting 1. Headlines: final axis collapse in Tunisia, all organised resistance at an end, mounting total of prisoners now 150,000, von Arnim captured. Cutting 2. Headlines: a great victory acclaimed, the King's congratulations to General Eisenhower,…

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…

PWinterH1511.jpg
Head and shoulders portrait of an airman wearing battledress with signallers brevet and side cap. Submitted with title 'Harry Winter May 1943'.

YMadgettHR1330340v5.pdf
Entries for January, February and part of May 1943. Entries include shopping list, reminders, addresses, appointments and train times/journeys.

SDexterKI127249v10011.jpg
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 operations as well as an early low level operation on Ghent/Terncuzen where…

PHaytonK1701.jpg
Ken Hayton’s father, George Stanley Hayton (Stan), worked worked for Lloyds Bank. In 1940 Stan left his post to join the Royal Air Force; Ken recalled going to Durham station to see his father off, travelling to start basic training at RAF Padgate.…

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

POtterP1603.jpg
A Lancaster with a 4000 lb bomb on a bomb trolley underneath.

Additional information about this item has been kindly provided by the donor.

ELayneWHLayneAJ430515-0001.jpg
Apologises for not writing, had been very busy. Writes that he had been on operations to Duisburg and Pilsen. Mentions off duty activities and photographs of his service mates and his aircraft. Catches up with news of acquaintance and comments on…

MGeachDG1394781-160401-140001.jpg
The special edition covers Winston Churchill’s statement of 21st September 1943 to parliament on the war.

Churchill describes the war’s progress in North-West Africa, a springboard to further offensive action, following conferences with…

PCulkinJ17010018.jpg
Page captioned 'Misurata N/Africa May 1943, On guard, tented accom, visit to Leptis Magna'.
Five photographs, first is of Jack, rifle slung over shoulder, tin hat on, standing on a rocky outcrop, desert background. Captioned, 'Misurata, North…

PMcDermottC16020039.jpg
Nine airmen arranged in two rows in front of a wooden hut. Their names are written underneath. On the reverse are eight signatures and a stamp with 'RAF Evanton Crown Copyright Reserved'.

PMcDermottC16040016.jpg
Nine airmen arranged in two rows in front of a wooden building. On the front is 'P' and the names of each man. On the reverse is stamped 'RAF Evanton Crown Copyright Reserved'.
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