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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1944"

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Nose of Halifax to just behind cockpit. Nose art shows a cartoon bull with steam blowing from nostrils and the name Ferdinand II underneath. There are four rows of bomb symbols, 3 rows of ten and a row of 9 below the cockpit. On the reverse 'Halifax…

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Group portrait of 46 aircrew members of 31 Course 51 Operational Training Unit RAF Cranfield. Front row sitting with four further rows standing behind. All personnel are dressed in tunic or battledress with peaked or side caps. In the background a…

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Official letter concerning the financial settlement of the estate of Sergeant Leslie Mellor Tetley. Mentions that an over payment was deducted from the residual estate leaving a total value of four pounds nine shillings.

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A soft top sports car with the roof up, registration PO 8455, standing in front of an arched corrugated iron building. In the background other buildings on the reverse '1934 Singer Lemans, RAF Kelstern, Lincolnshire, Winter 44/45, 625 Squadron'

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Lancaster, rear/side view, surrounded by snow. In foreground an airman with his back to the camera. Captioned ‘Lancaster III “JO-E” (ED806) of 463 Squadron in the snow at Waddington during the winter of 1943/44’.

ED806 was on the strength…

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Sergeant Basil Ambrose, Jonny Hodgeson and Bob Ward in battledress uniform with arms round each other. In the background grassland.

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Describes wartime service from 1939 to 1945. Joined as Halton apprentice in September 1939. Posted as fitter engine to RAF Wittering working on Wellington Hampden and Manchester aircraft. Followed by tour at RAF Upper Heyford working on Wellington…

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Nine aircrew officers dressed in uniform standing in front of the port wing and part of the fuselage of a Lancaster with cockpit covered. On the reverse ‘No 576 Lanc squadron, Fiskerton 31/10/44 – 13/9/45 with 49 Sqn’ and ‘F/L Namon [?] Radar…

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Detailed description of impressions, emotions and events leading up to and then during Bertie Gray’s first trip in a Stirling aircraft. Includes descriptions of stalling, corkscrewing and flying on two engines.

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Opens by expressing concern over wife’s health issues. Goes on to give news about upcoming leave. Mentions crew outing to Scunthorpe. Provides details of tenth operation which was a successful daylight operation. Mentioned that the crew had now…

Contains personal details as well as record of postings, promotions, special qualifications and discharge.

In accordance with the conditions stipulated by the donor, this item is available only at the International Bomber Command Centre /…

Contains personal details, release authorization on 17 July 1947 remobilisation instructions, clearance certificate, certificate of service, travel warrant and various claim forms for flight for Sergeant Langford Green.

In accordance with the…

Royal Air Force navigators, air bombers, air gunners and flight engineers flying log book for L W Green, air gunner, covering the period from 16 June 1944 to 8 July 1945. Detailing training, scores on gunnery course, and operations flown and post war…

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Details of journeys carried out between 29 June 1941 and June 1944. Each line shows date, departure and arrival location and via places.

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Top is photograph of 13 ground crew and aircrew in two rows. Front row has five non commissioned officers and one officer in the centre sitting on a trolley. All apart from right hand man are aircrew. All are wearing tunic or battledress. At the…

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Sheet of green 30 gram cheese ration stamps in eight rows of ten.

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A list of Bill Thomas' aircrew with 166 and 153 Squadron at RAF Kirmington and RAF Scampton.

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Notes that children had shared hardship and should be proud of their effort. Signed 'George RI'. On the reverse 'Important War dates' with table of dates fro 1939-1945.

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Two money vouchers for use in prisoner of war camps only. One value three pence with a Jan 1944 date stamp on reverse and one for one shilling with various 1943 stamps on reverse.

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17 auxiliary firemen standing in a group behind and to the sides of a fire pump which has large bore hoses on the front and coiled hoses on the rear. All firemen are in uniform tunic with belts and peaked hats. In the background a brick wall. Pump is…

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Head and shoulders portrait of Sergeant James Flowers sitting with arms crossed wearing uniform tunic with air gunners brevet and side cap. Caption at top '1944, Sgt H James Flowers'.

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Leslie Temple spent four years in the Air Training Corps before joining the Royal Air Force as a radio operator. He completed a tour of 30 operations with 101 Squadron at RAF Ludford Magna, as a German speaking special operator. He describes how…

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Flight Engineer Ron Jones 61 Squadron, killed in action 25 April 1944. Details of his early life and service career. Some information how he met his wife, then their brief marriage. Initially he was declared missing but on January 1945 he was…
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