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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1944-03"

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14 photographs on five album pages (p 17-21).
Page 17:
Photo 1 - two Tiger Moths parked in the snow, captioned 'Tiger Moths "on the line"'.
Photo 2 - a side view of a Cornell.
Photo 3 and 4 - two different Cornells in the air, FH863 and FH872,…

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Four images of volcanic eruptions taken from the air and two of lava flow in a street.

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Seven airmen in front of their Halifax. On a second image the same image is annotated -
'Mid-Upper Gunner Jim Finney Hull
Flight Engineer Eric Horsham Wolwich SE London
Navigator Owen Shirley Carshalton Surrey
Pilot F/Lt Edgar Francis Seke St…

Five Group Newsletter, number 20, March 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and features about processes of navigation, signals/radar, photography, gardening, Gee, flying control, H2S, decorations, tactics, flight engineers, war…

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The first page has notes and the second page has dates during March and April 1944.

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MReynoldsWT[Ser#-DoB]-150731-04.pdf
a 29 page duplicated magazine produced by the personnel of Branston Mere Y station. All the items are original, mainly 'in' jokes consisting of stories, jokes, poems and cartoons.

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From John and his new wife Kathleen, possibly sent with piece of wedding cake.

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Flight Lieutenant Mercer and crew and ground personnel in front of their Lancaster. On the reverse:
'March 1944 X for Xray
Dunholme Lodge
Bomber Command
Left to right
Isot Pratt. (mid upper) F/lt Mercer D.F.C. (pilot) Sgt Fallan (fit.…

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Photograph 1 is of four airmen, including Reginald George Cavalier, standing at the back of the photographic trailer. Captioned: 'Photographic Trailer, 11th March 1944. Harold Pyatt, Frank Watson, R.G.C., Hal Ashley.'

Photograph 2 is of the…

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Half length portrait of Derrick Allen in tunic with air gunner brevet and sergeant stripes wearing side cap. On the reverse 'Sgt Air Gunner, Passing out parade, March 1944, on leave [...] Taken in Peterborough'.

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Top - from Wally Layne reporting arrival of five letters that month. Says he has a cold and wishes the weather would settle. Mentions, snow, long winter and that he had had no parcels yet.

Bottom - from Robbie. Thanks her for letters and mentions…

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Top - hopes that she is now a mother. Says he had had one letter from her and was keeping fit. Mentions playing football. Mentions he had given up book keeping and gone back to salesmanship.

Bottom - say he received two letters and was pleased…

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Memoirs of Ted Neale (written in a non-contemporary diary), recounting his experiences of an air raid on Woolwich, travelling to South Africa for aircrew training and taking part in bombing operations from Italy. Some anecdotes are repeated. This…

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Details of Sam's operations with 692 squadron, mainly against German cities.
There is a photograph of the squadron arranged in front of two Mosquitoes.

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Paolo Troglio mentions his imminent departure from the Nidda prisoner of war camp, complains about the lack of letters and the delay in getting parcels, and finally urges them not to worry about him.

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Muriel Blake's diary with only entries from 6 March to 19th.

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He writes apologising for missing her phone call, about his friends' antics and his activities. Says he is happy to have his bicycle. Ends with endearments.

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Glad to hear that her husband's life was saved by one of Irvin's parachutes and welcomed him to Caterpillar Club. Regrets that was not possible to let her have badge until after the war.

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Ernest Truman completed his initial training in Australia as a navigator before arriving in the UK. He was posted to 460 Squadron at RAF Binbrook. One of his ops was to destroy the oil refinery at Merseburg and he recalls the explosion was so bright…

EDarbyCAHWellandJ440312.pdf
He asks about her knitting and fire watching. The weather is less cold and he has been out drinking beer. He has visited Scarborough to watch films.

EDarbyCAHWellandJ440303.pdf
He describes his journey back to Filey. His camp is very bleak, they are staying in concrete chalets. He gets a lot of marches, drill and marching. Food is not great but they have been on a pub crawl.

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He thanks he for the socks and her letter. He describes training at his camp.

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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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Helmut Köhler (b. 1928) recalls his wartime experience as Luftwaffenhelfer. He provides a first-hand account of two attacks on Kassel, the first on the 22 October 1943 and the second in March 1944. He describes his time spent inside the air-raid…
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