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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1944-07"

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Three quarter length portrait of a seated man wearing university robe. On the reverse 'Roy Chadwick CBE in the robe of honorary master at Manchester University July 1944 at the age of 51 years'.

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Four photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is Terry Ford landing a Stirling.
Photo 2 is a a view to the front as the aircraft is landing.
Photo 3 is a Stirling's starboard engines during a corkscrew manoeuvre.
Photo 4 is a Hurricane breaking off an…

MCurnockRM1815605-171114-072.pdf
A magazine produced in a prisoner of war camp. It describes the need for education in the camp, the lecturers, the subjects taught and examinations taken or about to be taken.

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Four photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is an oblique aerial view of the airport, captioned 'The Airport'.
Photo 2 is three airmen standing outside a wooden building, captioned 'Andy, Bob, Dave'.
Photo 3 and 4 are two different airmen sitting on…

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Five aircrew in various uniform, two with flying helmets, four standing and one kneeling behind the wing of a Wellington. On the reverse 'July 1944'.

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Four aircrew standing on a ladder under the cockpit of a Wellington. Another aircrew member is looking out of an open cockpit window. The man on the left is smoking a cigarette. On the reverse 'July 1944, crew, Wellington, L London. Elles Belles'.

Five Group Newsletter, number 24, July 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and features about second thoughts for pilots, gardening, war effort, signals, armament, war savings, navigation, radar navigation, navigation training,…

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Six aircrew are standing next to a Lancaster with bomb bay open, with five of them wearing parachutes, with the pilot standing on the left. Two aircrew are wearing peaked caps, two are wearing side caps and one of them in the middle is wearing…

MWhiteheadT1502391-180307-08.pdf
Includes: editorial matters; our sketch club; official reports from camps; the letters they write home; pictures of camp life; groups from the camps; exam results; when they come back; the brighter side; parcels greet repatriates; how they help…

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Propaganda newsletter to be dropped in Germany and Austria.

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Letter from Rupert Harwood to his daughter Janet. He writes hoping she is not worrying over the buzz-bombs and that he is sending a parcel with sweets and chocolate and foreign stamps.

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Letter from Rupert Harwood to his daughter Janet. He thanks her for her letter and hopes she is not bothered by the flying bombs. He also mentions that he has not had any time off and hopes she is enjoying her music and swimming.

ALenthallG160401.mp3
Geoffrey Lenthall was born in Nottinghamshire but spent most of his youth in Scunthorpe. He happily volunteered for aircrew but found himself working as ground personnel. He eventually trained as a wireless operator and was posted to 9 Squadron. He…

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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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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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Four airmen sitting in front and three standing behind. All are wearing battledress and side caps. In the background trees. On the reverse 'A Squad, 60 Course, No 4 A.G.S., RAF Morpeth, Northumberland,' signatures 4.)[....], 5.) R Dunn, 2.) J T…

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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)'.
Below is…

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Two letters written by Dwight Eisenhower to Sir Arthur Harris. The first compliments Harris on his performance at Caen. The second reflects on the Normandy campaign and thanks Harris for his skill and dedication.
On the reverse 'These enclosed with…

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

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Lists crews and aircraft for operation. Figures and bomb load (MC or GP) are annotated alongside each crew. The last crew in bottom line is crossed through.

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Design for the 199 Squadron crest showing colours and the moto 'Let tyrants tremble'.

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Photograph 1 is of a group of French airmen arranged in four rows in front of a Nissen hut. Captioned '342 Sqd Lorraine (Free French) R.A.F. Hartford Bridge.'

Photograph 2 is of a French airman standing in front of a Boston, 'C'. It is named Ville…

LFirthJB1850441v10001.pdf
Navigator's, air bomber's and air gunner's flying log book for Sergeant John Firth from 31 March 1944 to 7 August 1944. Detailing training and operations flown. Served at RAF Wigsley, RAF Syerston, RAF Skellingthorpe. Aircraft flown were Stirling and…

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81 cadets, officers and NCOs arranged in six rows. The caption identifies each airman.

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ATaylorWH150710.mp3
William Taylor joined the Royal Air Force in 1942 as ground crew. He remustered as an air gunner and flew operations with 103 Squadron from RAF Elsham Wolds, flying Lancasters. His Aircraft was attacked and shot down by a night fighter in July 1944.…
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