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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1943-09"

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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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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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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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A group of RAF officers and members of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force all standing apart from two who are kneeling in front. All are wearing uniform tunics. In the background trees. Captioned in white ink. Submitted with description 'Lunch at WAAF…

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Top - five men in uniform standing in a group on steps in front of a building. The man in the centre holds a tankard. Submitted with description 'Five officers standing on steps in front of building at RAF Syerston. Date unknown. Left-right: Lt…

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Top - six airmen, four standing an two sitting on steps. All are wearing battledress with brevet. In the background a door to a building. To the left a sign with Maltese cross. Submitted with description 'Duplicate of MAVCP:2019/M08/35 and MAVC37-15…

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Top - a group of servicemen and Women's Auxiliary Air Force members all wearing uniform tunic, two kneeling in front and the other standing with trees in the background. Submitted with description 'Lunch at WAAF Officers' Mess Syerston Sep 1943. Left…

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A montage of aircrew photographs. Course 84 33EFTS, Caron Saskatchewan, Canada, RAF, captioned; “No33 EFTS. Caron, Saskatchewan. Sept ’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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Recounts childhood, joining the RAF in 1938. Originally staff duties, volunteered for aircrew. Started operational flying on 226 Squadron in September 1943 as wireless operator/air gunner on B-25 at RAF Swanton Morley. Completed 43 operations. He…

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Head and shoulder prisoner of war identification photograph of a Royal Air Force pilot, head shaved, looking straight at the camera. A blackboard on a wooden beam reads “222482/IVB, Bartlelt [Bartlett] Henry and “22465”, arranged vertically on…

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Head and shoulders portrait of Henry Bartlett with number '222482-IVB'

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Confirms son is prisoner of war in Germany

MCothliffKB[Ser#-DoB]-151020-13-01.pdf
A log kept at Tholthorpe to record events and times of importance. It commences July 6th 1943 and ends 30th March 1944.

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Log covering the following periods -
29th August to 6th October 1943 (71 pages)

Movements of aircraft at Tholthorpe.

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Owen Cox went to a grammar school in York and joined the Home Guard when the war started. At 18 he joined the Royal Air Force, although his parents were not keen. His initial trade was ground wireless operator (Morse), waiting to attend a gunnery…

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Cutting 1 headlines: Russians capture Stalino, Germans thrown out of Donetz basin, enemy reduced to three railway lines westward. Cutting 2 headlines: Hitler rages at Italy, treachery of surrender, Germany to fight alone. Cutting 3 headlines: Germans…

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Article headlines: Italy invaded by the eighth army, British and Canadians land in Calabria, strong support from navy and air forces, Brenner pass line cut. Cutting headlines: Italy surrenders, complete submission to allies. immediate end to…

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Dave relays which letters he has recently received from Betty. He recalls a memory of time spent together; and looks forward to the day he can return home to marry her. Dave writes about the very cold weather and snow. He misses the cohort that he is…

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Dave writes about the pleasure in receiving letters from his fiancée, Betty. He begins to number his letters, starting at number 10. Dave tells about the new station, his desire to see new places and the impossibility of taking photographs. He…

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From station commander at RAF Syerston stating that Hedley's bicycle has not been sent as it was still awaiting release by effects authorities.

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Photo 1 is an airmen and two civilians seated on a park bench in Richmond.
Photo 2 is an airman with a camera. He is smoking a pipe and he is standing on snow.
Photo 3 is five airmen seated on steps in front of a wooden building. Three men are…

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Photo 1 - an airman with sergeant's stripes with his arm round a woman with a man to their left. They are sitting on a park bench.
Photo 2 - an airman identified as Bill Willoughby, Navigator at Wimpey port gun position.
Photo 3 - Bill Willoughby…
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