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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1944-05"

PJonesJT17050001.jpg
Jack and Bernard sitting on a bench outside a brick building. On the reverse 'Jack Jones & Bernard May 1944'.

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PFOMetheringhamAF19040017.jpg
Top rear quarter view of a parked Lancaster with buildings in the background. Submitted with description 'Unidentified 1668 HCU Lancaster J9-L at RAF Metheringham May or June 1944. This aircraft may be either PB437 or PB487, both of which were known…

YChapmanN153939v10001.jpg
Neill Chapman’s diary entries from 27th May to 1st June including a list of crew members and the results of their bombing trials.

PFordTA17040015.jpg
Three photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is an unidentified crew of six at the tail of a Wellington III.
Photo 2 is a view out of a Stirling taking off.
Photo 3 is Terry Ford at the controls of a Stirling.
A fourth photograph is missing.

NEdgarAG191001-01.jpg
A newspaper cutting announcing the award of a DFC to Alan. It describes the event the night they safely returned to UK with their damaged aircraft.

PEllamsG16030010.jpg
Informal photograph, seven crew members, three officers four SNCOs. Captioned '1944 The Crew, my second crew, joined them in Nassau, Bahamas, May 1944. Visited Canada, U.S.A. Flew across the Atlantic Aug. 1944'.

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SValentineJRM1251404v10109.jpg
Article concerning Flying Officer Dennis Herbert Cochran and Flight Lieutenant J G Stower.

PThompsonKG15010075.jpg
Photograph of car parked in a street, Keith Thompson and civilian standing by car, captioned 'May '44-1936 Ford 10-My first car'.
Second and third pictures, same car, somewhat battered, parked on road, houses in distance, captioned 'Topcliffe,…

Five Group Newsletter, number 22, May 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and features about armament, war savings, flying control, engineering, flight engineers, gardening, prisoner of war fund, air bombing, navigation,…

MWhiteheadT1502391-180307-10.pdf
Includes: editors comments; for sailors and seamen (Marlag und Milag Nord camps); official reports from the camps; the letters they write home; groups from the camps; [two pages missing] income tax relief; how they help (fundraising at home);…

ASwainsDNJ170123.mp3
In 1936, Dennis went to Dr Challoner’s Grammar School in Amersham, where an Air Training Corps was formed. At seventeen, he got a job with the North British and Mercantile Insurance company. He visited Halton with the Air Training Corps each…

PPackhamG1610.jpg
Geoff Packham grew up in Sheffield and worked at the town hall before he volunteered for the air Force. He discusses his father’s service in the Royal Flying Corps in the First World War. He trained in Canada and completed seven operations as a…

AMulhallJE180703.mp3
James Mulhall trained as a flight engineer and was posted to 75 Squadron at RAF Mepal. On one operation the crew were surprised to be presented by the ground crew with a 303 bullet which proved that they had been the recipient of friendly fire. On…

ADawsonR171107.mp3
Ron Dawson flew over 40 operations with 429 Squadron as air gunner. He joined the Air Training Corps at the age of sixteen. He trained on Ansons and Boulton Paul Defiants and remembers flying in the Whitley. He crewed up at Leicester airport. Tells…

PFlowersHJ1608.jpg
Vertical aerial photograph of an area of industrial buildings with a network of roads throughout and a main railway station on the left, where marshalling yards and train tracks are clearly visible. Many buildings of varying size and a wall is going…

EGortonHGortonLCM440529.pdf
He writes of their bank balance, his new car, domestic details and the timing of his future postings.

EGortonHGortonLCM440526.pdf
He writes about arrangements for his 48 hour pass, buying a car, domestic details and possible postings to RAF Wigsley, and the Lancaster Finishing School at RAF Syerston.

EGortonHGortonLCM440522.pdf
He writes of social activity on the station and domestic details.

EGortonHGortonLCM440521.pdf
He writes of his social activities, purchasing a car and the weather.

EGortonHGortonLCM440519.pdf
He writes of his social activities, describing his billet and domestic details.

NGomersalO160530-01.jpg
First article attributed to Manchester Guardian, 18 October 1945, covers trial of five members of crew of U852 who were involved in firing on the survivors of a Greek ship Peleus. The second (non attributed) states that three officers were sentenced…
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