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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1943-09"

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A newspaper cutting about the night Warrant Officer Bill Walker succeeded in bringing their badly damaged aircraft back. Mentions award of two Conspicuous Gallantry Medals and two Distinguished Flying Medals.

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Jim was born in July 1923 in Burton on Trent and was the eldest of six children. His father served in the First World War. When Jim left school aged 14, he joined the Boys Brigade which had a Royal Air Force section and he had the chance to fly in…

EGortonHGortonLCM430930.pdf
He writes of his flying duties, the weather and his colleagues.

EGortonHGortonLCM430928.pdf
He writes of his journey back to RAF Cark after his leave and mentions posting and retirement of two of his superiors.

EGortonHGortonLCM430911.pdf
He writes of life at RAF Cark, his social activities, arrangements for his leave and his colleagues.

EGortonHGortonLCM430909.pdf
He writes of issues with his commanding officer, the Italian surrender and his leave arrangements.

EGortonHGortonLCM430907.pdf
He writes of arrangements for his leave, the weather and domestic details.

EGortonHGortonLCM430905.pdf
He writes of his visit to RAF Ternhill, his duties and social activity at RAF Cark.

EGortonHGortonLCM430903.pdf
He writes of his duties at RAF Cark and domestic and social arrangements.

EGortonHGortonLCM430901.pdf
He writes of the weather and colleagues’ postings and domestic arrangements.

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Celestino Chiesa remembers his wartime memories as a schoolboy in Pavia, while he was attending the Artigianelli boarding school: food shortages; rationing; Pippo bombing at night; machine-gun nests along the Ticino river; a friend joining the…

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Photographs 1 and 2 are of a crashed Mustang, AL999, behind are two Bostons and Nissen huts. Captioned 'R.A.F. Hartford Bridge Crashed Mustang A/C, French Pilot uninjured. Sept 1943.'
Photograph 3 is the port side of a Boston 'D' with invasion…

MBubbGJ1477939-160322-02.pdf
64 pages of course notes. Inside front page ' Bubb G J 1477939, Entry 35, Berryfields, Melksham, Sept 2-21 1943' Contains information of batteries and motors in general then specific notes on F24 camera and controls, night photography MkIII, torpedo…

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A girl with a bag brings supplies to a man in uniform who is walking toward her with outstretched hands. In a sparse wood, other servicemen are visible, dispersed amongst the trees under makeshift tents. A second girl is on the right. Meat on a spit…

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The Italian liner SS Rex is listing onto its side in Trieste harbour. Flames have engulfed the stern of the ship and fuel on the water has caught fire. Black smoke is rising into a clear sky. The shoreline can be seen on the horizon.

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