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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1944-02"

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A group of 46 trainees arranged in eight rows.
On the reverse each man has signed his name. There is an annotation '21 Initial Training Wing Bridlington Yorkshire January 1st- February 11th 1944'.

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Indicates six bomb loads for operation. Includes preselection and distributor settings, delays and other notes. On the reverse marking tactics including use of Mosquito.

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Account of operation to Leipzig when aircraft was engaged by enemy fighters. Four of the crew were injured, two severely. Describes action of subsequent attacks. Sergeant Wright, although wounded and fainting three time continues to perform his…

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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Forty five students and three staff sitting and standing in four rows. All are wearing tunics and students wear cadets side caps. In the background a corrugated iron building with windows. Captioned 'C Flight, A Squadron, Usworth (drill hall)…

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A newspaper cutting referring to the award of a DFC to Ron Mathers.

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Pilot Officer J H Catlin for Distinguished Flying Cross. Sergeant Barry Collin Wright for Conspicuous Gallantry Medal. Sergeant William Birch for Distinguished Flying Medal. Gives account of action for operation to Leipzig in February 1944. Describes…

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Ben May's life and service as a flight engineer on 420 Squadron flying Halifax from January 1945. Relate life before volunteering for aircrew and being called up for the RAF in February 1944. Provides short description of training and joining 420…

MCothliffKB[Ser#-DoB]-151020-120004.pdf
A record of events and their times for the period 26 January to 2 March 1944 (72 pages).

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Left - Dovercourt Man gets GCM - part of cutting also on the right side.

Top center - crippled bomber lights full on won dog-fight. Account of enemy fighter attack on a bomber, wounding four crew and damaged aircraft. One enemy hit and the other…

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Inside table for amounts paid. One entry for nine shillings on 24 February 1944. On the reverse RAF East Kirkby stamp.

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Recalls Harry's joining the RAF and describes his initial, then basic and advanced aircrew training. Follows move to operational training unit, and joining 102 Squadron flying Whitley. Mentions operations to Berlin, Stettin and Duisburg. Converted to…

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Carolyns father, Arthur, joined the Royal Air Force on his 18th birthday. Following his training as a flight engineer, was posted to RAF Winthorpe. He was allocated to a crew consisting entirely of Australians. In February 1944 the crew were posted…

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Colin Wood grew up in Sheffield and worked as a plumber until he volunteered for the RAF. He trained in Canada and flew operations as a navigator with 106 Squadron from RAF Metheringham. On arrival at the station his pilot and three others made their…

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Geoff Payne has his first experience of the Royal Air Force with the Air Training Corps, at RAF Wyton in Cambridgeshire, where he had one of his first experiences of military humour. He joined in 1943 at the age of 17 and a half hoping to become a…

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John was born in London, Hendon. His family fell on hard times in his early years. John and his brother, Paul, joined the RAF in 1941 as a pilot and wireless operator respectively. After initial training at RAF Brize Norton, John was trained in…

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Maurice Stoneman was posted to 57 Squadron at RAF East Kirkby as the flight engineer on Lancasters in 1943. He recalls that on returning from operations they used to fly around the Boston Stump and around Lincoln Cathedral before finally landing. In…

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Mervyn Jones is a miners son from Wales. His father wanted a different life to that of a miner for his son and the family moved away to Slough where was plenty of work. Mervyn had always had trouble with his ears and so his father assumed he…

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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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Two head and shoulder portraits of Kenneth Pope in uniform, cap has aircrew training flash. Third is an informal photograph of a lady sitting on a low wall.

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Dave announces that he has passed the final exam and is preparing for the graduation party. He believes leave will soon be granted and hopes to see Betty soon.

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Writes that he was now in the north camp of Stalag Luft 3. and describes new location. Mentions 12 Rhodesians in new camp and talks of accommodation. Mentions there was more entertainment and good talent in new camp. Reports arrival of letters and…

EGortonHGortonLCM440225.pdf
He writes of his 36 hour leave and social activities and training duties at RAF Turweston. He includes a coded message to his wife.
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