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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1944-06"

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.

EGortonHGortonLCM440601.pdf
He writes of the area around Lincoln and of finding a house.

EGortonHGortonLCM440604.pdf
He writes of his car purchase and his colleagues and of his course at RAF Wigsley.

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He writes of his arrival at RAF Wigsley.

EGortonHGortonLCM440610.pdf
He writes of his car, colleagues and finding accommodation.

EGortonHGortonLCM440614.pdf
He writes of arranging accommodation for his wife’s arrival at Spalford.

EGortonHGortonLCM440619.pdf
He writes of his flying, the weather, attendance at a court martial at RAF Swinderby and arrangement for meeting up at Newark station.

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Peter's RAF service with 57 Squadron is detailed. This was his second tour and he lists his new crew:
Flt Lt J B P 'Tuesday' Spencer, 20 years, Pilot from Greenside, Co Durham
Sgt W D E West, 21 years, Mid Upper Gunner, from Barking, Essex
Sgt H…

Joyce Clayton was born in Lincoln and served with the Women's Auxiliary Air Force at different stations: she was first assigned to barrage balloons, then she handed out equipment before night operations. Describes being bombed, life inside a shelter,…

Quaderno4.pdf
Covers a time frame of two weeks: alarms are reported nearly every day.

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A short memoir about operations over France before and after D-day. Includes how he received his award (as a D-Day veteran) of the Légion d'Honneur in Canberra.

ACayhillE180208.mp3
Edward Cayhill was the eldest of eight children and with his father’s encouragement was hoping to go to university. His father died in 1938 which meant that the university dream was cancelled and Edward went to work as a Civil Servant in the…

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Letter addressed to daughter Barbara stating that she was pleased to receive letter and hopes Barbara is being a good girl for her auntie. Writes that she is well but they have has a lot of warnings and she is glad her daughter is away. She has heard…

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

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Photograph 1 is a group of 49 airmen arranged in 4 rows. Behind is a building. It is captioned 'No 63 course 3 F.I.S. Lulsgate Bottom 14th June-12th July 1944' and underneath 'With some reluctance we became instructors (names on the back)'.
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The letter contains birthday greetings to 'Bedgo', comments on having completed 18 operations, the poor weather leading to postponements and the possibility of leave soon.

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Ken Beard served as a rear gunner during the Second World War. He has been a member of The Salvation Army all his life and his faith played a huge role in helping him through the horrors of war. Awarded a scholarship at Retford Grammar School, he…

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Alan Morgan was an apprentice toolmaker and therefore working in a Reserved Occupation when he volunteered for air crew with his friend and fellow apprentice. His friend was killed on his first operation. Alan trained as a flight engineer. On one…

BWierTWierTv1.pdf
Starts with commentary on family in Poland and names recorded on visits to Poland. Continues with account of early life, school and life in Poland before the war.
Flashback 1. Mentions first operation on 300 Squadron at RAF Faldingworth. Continues…

MCurnockRM1815605-171114-014.pdf
News-sheet of the Canadian Prisoners of War Relatives Association. This edition covers the danger of rumours, editorial policy on letters, NCOs organise at Stalag IVB, Mrs Ian Campbell's work for POWs, Canadian Red Cross Prisoner of War shipments,…

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At the top a ground to air photograph of five pairs of C-47s flying from bottom right to top left.

Below a ground to air photograph showing a stream of C-47s flying from right to left towing gliders. In the bottom right the roof of a building.…

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Rear quarter view of Lancaster 'VN-P' parked on hard-standing with three rows of bombs in the foreground. On the reverse '50 Sqd Skellingthorpe, about D Day, Yanky [sic] 1000 lb bomb GP, English 500 ", AVC, ND991, 50 Sqd - Flt Refuelling - BDU - 22…
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