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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1943-08"

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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Describes training and crewing up at operational training unit on Wellingtons. Mentions staying in London on leave with RCAF colleague, using the Canadian forces club London and dining at the Ritz. Includes diary entry describing operational baptism.…

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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…

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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'.

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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…

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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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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 on with…

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Service history from December 1942 to August 1943 on 467 RAAF squadron at RAF Bottesford. Prisoner of war at Stalag IVB - 1945. Then list post war postings from June 1945 until September 1967. Shot down 15/16 August 1943.

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50 trainee airmen and instructors arranged on the steps at Regents Park. On the reverse 'see folder. Regents Park Aug. 43'.

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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.

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A head and shoulders portrait of Alec taken from the City School Book of Remembrance.
Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

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A log kept at Tholthorpe to record events and times of importance. It commences July 6th 1943 and ends 30th March 1944.

MCothliffKB[Ser#-DoB]-151020-120001.pdf
Log covering the following periods -
29th August to 6th October 1943 (71 pages)

Movements of aircraft at Tholthorpe.

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Article 1. Headlines: all Sicily conquered, German resistance at end, Messina captured by seventh army, Italian mainland shelled. Mentions operation by B-17 on southern France and by B-24s destroying 43 axis fighters during battle in southern Italy.…

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Top left: in the foreground a man in horse costume. On a podium behind two men in fancy dress, one as woman, and behind a band. Spectators on the left. Captioned 'G35 Flieger Jockey Club Gala Day' Stalag Luft 6, Aug 43'. Top right: two men in indian…
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