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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1944-06"

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,…

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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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A Sortie Record Sheet dated from 3 June 1944 to 14 August 1944. Relating to Pilot Officer George Holmes’ service as a Wireless Operator/Air Gunner with 9 and 50 Squadrons. The sheet records 15 operations, seven with 9 Squadron, and the other eight…

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Frank Boutcher worked as a junior clerk for Southend Borough Council before the war. He wanted to join the Royal Navy but they only required able seamen on a long commission, so he joined the RAF instead to train as an engine fitter. After passing…

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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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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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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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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…

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.

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

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

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He writes of his arrival at RAF Wigsley.

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

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

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.

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

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Lists of crew and positions with some extra notes. First operation as crew 6 May 1944. Night operations May and June. July targets included Kiel, Stuttgart, Hamburg. Mentions crews missing. Daylight operationd to Trossy St Maximin and provides some…

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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.…

EGrayHMGray[Wi]440628.pdf
Starts with suggestion that a recent news film of daylight operation to Le Havre, which he was on, gives a good idea of what bombing is like. However as most of his operations were at night he goes on to describe these. Describes emotions and…
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