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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1943-08"

Three letters received this week. They have been playing cricket.

He has only had one letter that week. He watched a musical comedy last night. He has been playing cricket. Weather has been good.

Bernard Ross’ Air Gunner’s Flying Log Book covering the period from 05 of April 1943 to 22 April 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown as Air Gunner. He was stationed at RAF Penrhos (9 OAFU), RAF Seighford (30 OTU), RAF…

Recalls Harry's joining the RAF and describes his initial, then basic and advanced aircrew training. Follows move to operational training unit, and joining 102 Squadron flying Whitley. Mentions operations to Berlin, Stettin and Duisburg. Converted to…

Magazine of 48 Air School, South Africa. Contains articles on local news, letters of thanks, entertainment, keeping fit, sports reports and results, poems, personal experiences in the RAF, sketches showing life at RAF Woodbrook, South African…

He writes saying it is very dry and dusty. His course has become more interesting with practicals and flying.

He has been horse riding again in the mountains.

He thanks he for her letter. He works seven days a week and has completed his first week with 21 to go. He describes his busy life without time off.

He thanks her for a cable which arrived via Moncton plus 13 letters from her and family. His new camp is a very high standard, as is the food and sporting facilities. He has been at a National Park in the mountains.

Made out for Pilot Officer William Roy Peter Perry. Narrative mentions completed 20 operations, showing outstanding skill and determination. Skilful airmanship enabled gunner to shoot down enemy fighter. Twice had to recover aircraft on three engine…

Joined in 1942 and then details training and tour on 115 Squadron, gunnery course, tours as gunnery instructor. Further tour with 625 Squadron, crashed twice before another instructors tour. Mentions 14 ops on first tour and 20 on second. Comments on…

Describes the introduction of Halifax into service with associated problems. Mentions first operations to Le Havre. Goes on to describe engine and gun turret upgrades as well as other modifications. Continues with introduction of Mk 3. and Mk 6…

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…

First - over 400 times they led the way. Article about RAF Pathfinders. Crest and details about 35 Squadron. Also mentions 7, 83 and 156 Squadrons as nucleus of force in August 1942. Mentions some of their attacks and numbers of decorations awarded.…

53 airmen arranged in five rows. Underneath is a caption with each man's name.

Describes log books. Mentions August 1943 accident leading to no entries for September 1943. Gained commission in RAF in 1948. Mentions flying first jet in November 1948 and two incidents while flying and that he had shortened his name from…

Album page captioned 'Cooperstown, New York State, August 1943'. Three photographs first showing an individual in a rowing boat on the water, river bank with trees in the background, captioned 'Alan on the river'.
Second is of a small house set in…

Two pictures, first shows Keith in swimming trunks, and Alan with a family and a dog on a beach, captioned 'On the beach at Ponti Shan with the Lundie's.
Second is same group on the beach captioned 'Delousing Scottie'.
Three pictures captioned…


Thirty-seven airmen all wearing tunic and side caps sitting and standing in three rows in front of an Anson. Captioned 'Course 79 [.......], 28 June - 5 Aug 43'. On the reverse signatures and some addresses.

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Twelve airmen all wearing greatcoats and side caps, six sitting in front and 6 standing behind. In front a board 'No 8 course flight engineers squad 4, 1942-09-14, B - G'. On the reverse 'August to September 1943 RAF St Athan, South Wales, Cpl Thomas…

Head and shoulders portrait of an airman wearing uniform tunic with flight engineer brevet and side cap, On the reverse 'Aug 1943, RAF St Athan'.

Copy of photograph of eight aircrew all wearing battledress and side caps standing in line in front of a Halifax. Text alongside states 'Warrant Officer Kennedy with the crew of JD166 "G-George" of 10 Squadron, Melborne, August 1943'. Then provides…

Describes early life, joining the RAF, training and joining 10 Squadron as mid-upper gunner on Halifax. Was shot down during operation to Munich on 6/7 September 1943. After evading was capture and prisoner of war until April 1945. Goes…
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