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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1943-08-24"

LPennyJA1345892v1.pdf
Pilots flying log book for James A Penny, covering the period from 10 November 1941 to 23 November 1943 when he was shot down over Berlin. He was stationed at AAC Souther Field, RCAF North Battleford, RAF Shawbury, RAF Sleap, RAF Blyton, RAF Upwood…

BCotterJDPCotterJDPv1.pdf
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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Mentions arrival of latest letter and complains about poor literature which a person sends. Writes about character of people in camp and why he liked to change camps. Does not think he would move again before the end of the war. Mentions getting…

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A letter from Terry Ford to his family where he writes about arriving at RAF Finningley and not expecting to be there longer than a week. He has met up with Dave Park and Alan Harris. Terry went to the pictures and saw “Take my tip” and another…

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Gives location of Andrew's grave in the Garrison Cemetery, Doberitz, near Berlin.

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States that Andrew has been listed as 'Missing, believed killed in action'. An official German source has informed the International Red Cross Committee that Andrew and the other members of the crew died on 24 August 1943.

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Letter states that Warrant Officer Fear, Andrew's captain was buried at Doberitz (near Berlin) and it is likely that Andrew would also be buried there. When there is official confirmation, either they or the Air Ministry will send it to her.

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To Isabel from Casualty Branch confirming that information had come from an official German source confirming Andrew's death on 24th August 1943.

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From Andrew's squadron commander expressing his sympathy at her loss. Andrew was popular for his 'cheerfulness, willingness and quiet confidence' and was a skilful air-bomber. He was on his 11th operation from the base.

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For official purposes, any serviceman missing on operations, assuming nothing more is heard over a set period, is assumed to have died so that pay, pensions etc can be processed.

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Handwritten list of the crew:

'Date 23rd Aug 1943
Target Berlin
A/C Stirling III EE 5938'X'
Capt WO Fear T,
Nav Sgt Ruddy G.H.
AB Sgt Bain A,
W,Op Sgt Woolcott, D.G,
FE Sgt Munro C,
M.U. Sgt Holmes J.A.C, (Can),
R.Gnr F S Davidson…

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Letter to Isabel following up the initial telegrams. States that her husband has been reported missing after an operation on 23/24 August 1943.

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Details allowances payable while Andrew is classified as 'missing', Will continue on present rate until December 1943 and then at reduced rate. Also mentioned how to apply for pre-natal allowance.

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Covering letter and photograph of Andrew's temporary cross. Letter informs Isabel that the temporary cross will be replaced a permanent stone by the Imperial War Graves Commission in due course. Envelope included.

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Telegram telling Isabel that information has been received from the International Red Cross Committee indicating that Andrew has been killed in action.

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Telegram informing Isabel that Andrew failed to return from operations on 24 August 1943.

LGoffCC746538v1.pdf
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…

LDawsonSR142531v2.pdf
Pilots flying log book for Stephen Dawson, covering the period from 6 April 1942 to 30 August 1944. Detailing his instructor duties, flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Swanton Morley, RAF Cottesmore, RAF Swinderby, RAF…

LSayerT591744v1.pdf
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…

LMillingE656624v1.pdf
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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