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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1944-08"

Five Group Newsletter, number 25, August 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and features about sports, engineering , war effort, gunnery, training, equipment, photography, gardening, war savings, second thoughts for pilots,…

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Includes: a personal message to next of kin from Sir Richard Howard-Vyse (Chairman of Prisoners of War Department); editorial matters; any old tins? (how food tins are reused); the letters they write home; the brighter side; Prisoners of War…

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A temporary pass issued to Ted Neale. It gives him permission for one week's leave between 23rd and 30th August 1944 from RAF Tortorella

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Propaganda leaflet to be dropped Germany and Austria.

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Italian language newspaper

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A Sortie Record Sheet dated from 19 August 1944 to 17 March 1945. Relating to Pilot Officer George Holmes’ service as a Wireless Operator/Air Gunner with 83 Squadron. The sheet records 16 operations, all of which are recorded as being on Lancaster…

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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 regrets that Flight Sergeant F J Hobbs must be posted as missing believed killed. News that her husband and all his crew were killed was sent to the Air Ministry.

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Confirms previous telegram that Flight Sergeant F J Hobbs now believed to have lost his life as a result of air operations on night 15/16 March 1944. Information received that Lancaster crashed at Blerancourt, France and all seven crew were…

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He writes about the arrangement for his leave.

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He writes of his arrival at RAF Fiskerton to begin operational flying.

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Seven airmen in uniform with Nissen hut in background captioned 'Winthorpe August 1944'.
Two airmen sun bathing with Nissen hut in background captioned 'Ken', 'Jim (Pilot)'.

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The informant recollects his wartime memories in Voghera. Emphasises how bombings, strafing, and Pippo flying at night became part of everyday life and how the population tried to cope. Gives a vivid and detailed account of the August 1944 bombing,…

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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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Starts with complaint that phone calls from wife are replacing letters which he does not like, but did enjoy hearing his wife’s voice. Letter is then a long explanation of why he cannot answer her last letter as it is in his locker at the squadron…

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Starts with thanks for letter number 3 but complains about lack of letters for a couple of days particularly as he had been on operations. Sets up times for future phone calls. Noted that the crew’s original aircraft had been lost while being flown…

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Biography of Roger Calvert detailing his training as navigator in Canada and the United Kingdom and his operational career flying Mosquito aircraft on night intruder operations. The account includes brief details of two significant events, losing…

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Under the cover of darkness, partisans sabotage German boats with Kriegsmarine flags on both masts. One figure is holding a rifle and a built-up area is visible in the background.

Label reads “131”; signed by the author; caption reads…

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