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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1943-08-17"

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British tanks are firing at Italian soldiers. One is dead whilst others have been hit and are falling to the ground. Other soldier are charging the tanks. One soldier in the mid-ground is about to throw a grenade with his left hand. An Italian flag…

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Log book for Sergeant Edward Milling from 16 August 1942 to 27 September 1943. Navigator Sergeant E Milling was stationed with 103 Squadron at RAF Elsham Wolds, and 166 Squadron at RAF Kirmington, where he flew Lancasters. The log book details 27…

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Lists crew member Sergeant George Wilfred Simpson Conspicuous Gallantry Medal, flight engineer from 463 Squadron, Lancaster RA542 piloted by Flying Officer A Cox on Tonsberg operation 25/26 April 1945 and Sergeant George William Oliver Conspicuous…

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Royal Canadian Air Force pilot's flying log book for Sergeant Tom Sayer from 28 July 1941 to 17 December 1944. Detailing training and operations flown with Coastal Command and Bomber Command.After training in the United States and Canada he served at…

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George was born at Whitstable and was 17 when war was declared. He joined the local Defence Volunteers which became the Home Guard. When he reached 18 he volunteered for air crew. He was interviewed at Chatham and sat an exam and selection board to…

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Newspaper account of parents' receipt of Hedley Madgett's Distinguished Flying Medal who was now presumed to have lost his life during low level attack on Peenemunde on 17/18 August 1943. Describes citation including attack on Oberhausen where…

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Writes that holiday in Oxford would not be a good idea and relates recent activities including a trip to Marlow. Catches up with acquaintances news and upcoming leave. Catches up with family news and motorcycling difficulty. mentions that all old…

LStoreyDP1334123v1.pdf
Observer’s and air gunner’s flying log book for David Storey, navigator, covering the period from 3 October 1942 to 6 June 1946, and from 25 June 1949 to 29 November 1952. Detailing his flying training, operations flown, instructor duties and…

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Pilot’s flying log book for Pilot Officer Cyril Charles Goff from 24 February 1942 to 18 October 1943, detailing training schedule and operations flown. Served at RAF Grimsby (Waltham). Aircraft flown were Lancaster and Whitley. He carried out a…

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Colin Deverell was born in Croydon. Upon leaving school, he worked for Oliver Typewriter Company, where he gained engineering skills to become an amateur rigger for Imperial Airways, before finding employment with Rollaston Aircraft Services in 1939.…

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Relates news they have heard on Peenemünde operation and states they will not give up hope. Catches up with news. From Ada and Aunt. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

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Reports Pilot Officer H Madgett DFM missing after operations 17/18 August 1943.

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Letter of condolence over Hedley going missing so soon after award of Distinguished Flying Medal.

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From W Coates says prayers being offered and hoping that Hedley Madgett has survived.

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From Marjorie Eccles stateing that her brother Warrant Officer Lucien Eccles was killed on 15 July 1944 was a great friend of Hedley Madgett and had spoken of him often. She had learned from another friends relation that Hedley had been missing since…

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From James and Helen Girdwood. Thanks the Madgetts for writing after hearing about Girdwood's bereavement and notes similar tragedies for both families. Writes that they have found several snaps of Hedley in their son's album. Notes their son Bill…

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From James and Helen Girdwood asking if they had heard any more news of Hedley who had been friends with their son Bill in Canada. Enclosed photograph of Bill. Addendum notes - 'Extract from Sidcup Times,21 June 1946 notice of pilot Jordan killed…

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From Mr and Mrs J Girdwood thanking them for the cutting they sent. Confirms their sons grave in in Venlo Holland along with all his crew. Sorry that Madgetts have no news of Hedley's grave. Writes that their daughter a nursing sister had died after…

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From W C Green offering sympathy over news that Hedley is missing and hoping that he might have survived. Admires bravery of crews.

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From W C Green assuming no further news of Hedley. Catches up with news of his own family matters, his health and repairs to house after 2000 lb bomb dropped nearby in October. Notes 300 houses in Hayes were damaged but no deaths. Commiserates over…

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From J G Grey congratulating them on son's award and catching up with news. Postscript that she has just heard that Hedley is missing and hopes they will have good news.
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