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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1944-03-31"

AStapleyVA160802.mp3
Victor Stapley was born in Ilford in Essex, where he was fond of playing cricket. He left school at fifteen and worked at a tobacco company. Then Victor became a shipping manager, a job in which he had to book shipping spaces whilst not having any…

MOrmerodA[Ser#-DoB]-151001-01.pdf
Daily record from 1 January 1944 to 6 June 1944 relating operations with comments on target, numbers of aircraft, bomb tonnages and losses. Includes period of leave. From 14 January to 6 June there are 30 ticked and numbered operations. Alice Omerod…

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Letter from Air Ministry stating that as they have no information of any kind regarding the crew it is impossible to suggest whether he has escaped or is in hiding. Goes on to state they have no information on whether he was path-finding or to say…

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Letter from Wing Commander Lockhart informs her that her husband Squadron Leader C H Wilson was missing from air operation to Nuremberg on 30/31 March 1944. Crew had wide operational experience and hope that are safe but it will take a few weeks to…

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Letter to Mrs Wilson from Ellen Stevens, mother of navigator Sergeant J Stevens. She writes that her son had mentioned her husband's skill and experience and the crew had the utmost confidence in him. Hoping they will hear good news and asking her to…

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Letter to Mrs Wilson, wife of captain, from mother of Frank Fuller, rear gunner on the crew. Crew did not return from operations on 30/31 March Hoping for news. Will write if they hear anything.

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Letter from the Chaplain at Royal Air Force Oakington to Mrs Wilson expressing his sympathy that her husband and his crew did not return from an operation to Nuremberg the previous evening.

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Telegram to Mrs J H Wilson informing her that her husband Flight Lieutenant/acting Squadron Leader C. H. Wilson is missing.

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Notes by Reg Payne about his wartime service. The loss of friends and colleagues and the effect on parents and individuals is discussed. There is also a summary of his operations between 22 November 1943 and 01 May 1944. He records the target and the…

BPayneRPayneRv1.pdf
A detailed account of Reg Payne's service in the RAF. He starts with a list of 18 RAF bases where he served in his 5 years of service. He was 16 when war was declared but volunteered for the RAF at 17. After tests he was selected for training as a…

PCluettAV1539.jpg
Rear quarter view of starboard side of Lancaster parked in a field. In the foreground a road, a wooden fence and a tree on the right. In the background a hedge and trees. On the reverse '50 Sqd Skellingthorpe, R5546 Lost 31-3-44, after repair,…

PCluettAV1537.jpg
Rear quarter view of starboard side of Lancaster 'VN-T' parked on grass with covers on landing gear. On the reverse 'AVC, 50 Sqd Skellingthorpe, R5546, April 42 - Lost 31-3-44'.

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Target photograph of Nuremberg. Almost totally obscured by smoke and dust, some light streaks. No detail visible. Captioned '5B', '294 Skell.30/31.3.44.//NT 8" 21000' [arrow] 012° 0050 NURNBERG RD.D.1X4000.9X4.8X30.32secs.F/O BOTHA.D.50.' Reverse…

PHouriganM18030160.jpg
Target photograph of Nuremberg. Rural area, no detail visible. Small light streaks. Captioned '5D', '288 Skell.30./31.3.44.//NT 8" 21000' 248° 0022 NURNBERG RD.V.1X4000.9X4.8X30.33secs.P/O Dobson.V.50'. On reverse '41/2 S OSTENDE'.

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Crew lists, briefing times and duty personnel for operations 30/31 March 1944

LBakerA1080466v1.pdf
An incomplete copy of Pilot Officer A Baker’s (1080466 Royal Air Force) Wireless Operator’s flying log book 8 December 1942 to April 1944. He served at RAF Dunholme Lodge, Aircraft flown were Lancaster and Oxford. He carried out a total of 30…

PHouriganM18030089.jpg
Target photograph of Nuremberg. No details visible, obscured by smoke or haze. Captioned '5B','291 Skell.30/31.3.44.//NT 8" 22500' [arrow] 175° 0120 NURNBERG RD.P.1X4000.9X4.8X30.33secs.P/O Lundy.P.50.'.

PHouriganM18030077.jpg
Target photograph of Nuremberg. No detail visible, obscured by smoke or haze, diagonal light streaks. Captioned '5B', 299. SKELL.30/31.3.44.//NT.5" 22500' [arrow] 175° 0120 NURNBERG RD.F.1X4000.9X4.8X30. 33secs.P/O Lloyd F.50'.
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