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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1944"

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At top - title: 'Operations, 50 44 630 Squadrons, Manchester aircraft 333 1/2 operational hours, Lancaster aircraft'.
On the left and right - RAF bases and operations carried out from them.
On the right - a map on northern Europe and United…

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BBC 78 RPM vinyl disk Gordon Cruickshank recorded in August 1944.

Joined RAF in 1938 and Bomber Command in 1941 as an air gunner. Started operations in 1942 and completed first tour of 31 trips at end of November 1942. Says was badly shot up on…

MCruickshankG629128-150428-01.pdf
52 playing cards listing 53 individual operations. The 52nd card (10 of diamonds) shows promotions from A.C. 1 to Pilot Officer. Operations 32, 35 and 38 are all listed on the four of hearts.

LCruickshankG629128v1.pdf
Air observers and air gunner’s flying log book for Gordon Cruickshank covering the period from 30 May 1941 to 19 July 1957. Detailing his flying training and operations flown and post war flying. He was stationed at RAF Evanton (8 AGS), RAF Stanton…

BCruickshankGCruickshankGv2.pdf
Mentions time as a balloon operator at Felixstowe and then training as an air gunner. First tour on 50 Squadron RAF Swinderby on Manchester, but had to wait for aircraft to arrive as squadron still flying Hampden when he arrived later transferred to…

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Eight photographs on a page of a scrapbook.
Photograph 1 - a group of 20 trainee airmen arranged in three rows. Behind are two large houses. and trees. It is captioned 'Cpl Alfie Jan 1943 at Skegness'.
Photograph 2 - AS Coller, half length portrait…

OCollerAS1874018-1600803-01.pdf
Details of AS Coller's service record from 23 January 1943 to 19 December 1946.

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Reconnaissance photograph showing a city with river at the bottom (part of Charlottenburg and Moabit district). Annotated with divisions into numbered areas. Captioned between pages 56-57 of 1956 Memoir '“BERLIN”, after raid in 1944, 1. Machine…

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Three senior Royal Air Force Officers stand talking to a man in civilian overcoat and hat. Behind is another officer and a Percival Petrel twin engined transport aircraft. Captioned between pages 52-53 of 1956 Memoir 'Visit of Southern Rhodesian…

MBrookerWH[Ser#-DoB]-180402-04.Pdf
William Brooker's service. His crew was transferred from Swinderby Heavy Conversion Unit to 463 Squadron at RAF Waddington.
He names the crew and describes their roles, including the ground crews, details the activities before an operation, and…

LDrayFJ3033110v1.pdf
Flying log book for navigators, air bombers, air gunners, flight engineers for F Dray, air gunner, covering the period from 23 March 1944 to 22 April 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Bishopscourt, RAF…

LOrmorodJ1694577v1.pdf
Flight engineers incomplete flying log book for J Ormerod, covering the period from 15 November 1943 to 27 May 1944. Detailing his operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Ludford Magna. Aircraft flown in was Lancaster. He flew a total of 30 night…

LBlowH158577v1.pdf
Pilots flying log book for Harold Blow, covering the period from 22 January 1942 to 30 May 1946 and from 10 July 1949 to 20 May 1954, detailing his flying training, operations flown, instructor duties and post war duties with 616 Squadron. He was…

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Tin box with label for Arthur Pearce 12 AG, 1943/44. Contains Distinguished Flying Medal ribbon and accompanied by air gunner and flight engineer brevets.

LPearceAT1874945v1.pdf
Air gunners' flying log book for A T Pearce, covering the period from 2 December 1943 to 25 November 1946. It details his flying training, operations flown and post war flying.

Arthur Pearce was stationed at: RAF Bishops Court, RAF Seighford, RAF…

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On the front a painting of a Wellington on the left and bomb aimer's brevet on the right. On the reverse painting of 104 and 37 squadron crests. Initials top left 'B.H.[.]' Bottom right 'Sorrento 44'.

LAndrewsPF181152.pdf
Navigator’s, air bomber’s and air gunner’s flying log book for P F Andrews, wireless operator/air gunner, covering the period from 16 August 1943 to 13 December 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and post war flying. It also…

LOpenshawB19211117v1.pdf
Record of training navigation star and sun sights from ground and air between April 1943 and February 1944. Locations April to July 1943 at 24 bombing gunnery and navigation school at Moffat Southern Rhodesia on Anson aircraft. December 1943 at No 23…

LBartonCJ168669v1.pdf
Royal Canadian Air Force pilots flying log book for Cyril Joe Barton. Covering the period from 19 January 1942 to 27 March 1944. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at Darr Aero Tech, USAF Cochran Field, USAF Napier…

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Service and Release Book, issued to Roy White. It includes his first medical and a short physical description of him. He served from 30 August 1943 to 16 June 1947.

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Informs her that her prisoner of war son has been promoted to the rank of flight sergeant form 28 August 1943 and warrant officer from 28 August 1944.

OWhiteheadT1502391-180307-02.pdf
States that Tom Whitehead was released from service as a Warrant Officer on 14 April 1946.

BWhiteheadTWhiteheadTv1.pdf
Belonging to Sergeant Tom Whitehead, B.P.O.W. 1051, Stalag Luft 6. Contains newspaper cutting with news of Tom Whitehead as prisoner of war. Main dates of events and locations from shoot down to liberation. Includes a poem 'Joe', cartoon, diet sheet,…

LHollisAN124522v1.pdf
Royal Canadian Air Force pilots flying log book for Arthur Norman Hollis, covering the period from 12 December 1941 to 3 May 1946. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Clewiston, RAF Little…

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List of aircraft with aircraft letter, what happened to the aircraft, and some with hours or number of operations..
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