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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1944-09"

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A firing squad of three German soldiers are aiming their rifles at the railwayman Giovanni Grillo, who is standing against a wall with his right arm in the air. A priest with a book in his hand is leaving the scene.

Label reads “142”; signed…

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Frank Mannion was born in Manchester. When he completed his electrical engineering apprenticeship at Metropolitan Vickers he volunteered for the RAF. Initially he was ready to train as a pilot but was told there was a shortage of air gunners so…

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Thomas (Stan) Instone was working at a factory making Bristol Hercules engines but volunteered to be aircrew as soon as he was of age. Initially his application was unsuccessful but he persevered and trained as ground crew. He later remustered as a…

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Orders for unclaimed baggage or kit, Lists airmen under discipline for fire piquet and airfield. Lists room orderlies for station fatigues. Provides information that transport on posting will not be provided.

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Notes kept by Fred Hooker after being shot down. It details the evacuation of the camp from Stalag Luft 7 to Stalag 3A with deaths recorded.

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Letter to Colonnello Mario Fontana from Major Gordon Lett regarding the capture of Black Brigade Fascist militiamen in the La Spezia area. Includes additional notes on the use of gas, and a quarrel over which unit should use supplies recently dropped…

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Includes: editorial matters, dispensing by air mail; greetings at Lisbon; the letters they write home; official reports from the camps; groups from the camps; the brighter side; 'send us books...'; how they help (fundraising at home); examination…

Formal group School of Physical Training No 2 Flight, arranged in seven rows, front row cross legged, second row sitting, remaining rows standing. Dressed in a mixture of shorts, T shirts or topless. Two officers are in uniform. George Haigh is in…

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Vertical aerial photograph of Sangatte. A road runs from top to bottom and there are many bomb craters. A stick of bombs can be seen falling from the aircraft. Captioned '6201 BIN [undecipherable] 9-44 //8 /500'

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He writes about the arrangement for his leave.

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He writes of a journey through Birmingham and of domestic arrangements.

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He writes of training lectures at RAF Fiskerton and of his social activities.

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He writes about purchasing a new cooker for their house.

EGortonHGortonLCM440919.pdf
He writes of his flying over Nottingham and activities at RAF Fiskerton.

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He writes of his flying and colleagues from Cark.

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He writes of meeting the ground crew and of a new aircraft coming to the Flight.

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An account of events leading up to, and during Operation Manna, plus personal involvement. Page contains head and shoulders photograph of Jeff Brown, in uniform, showing an air gunners brevet and sergeants stripes.

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Norm Maconachie volunteered for aircrew as soon as he was of age having already been a member of the Air Training Corps. While sailing to the UK he was woken at 3am to the sound of the guns on the Aquitania firing on a Focke Wulf Condor which was on…

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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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Description of bombing and mine laying operations on targets around Le Havre, Calais, Stettin, Eindhoven, Frankfurt and Pont Rémy during September 1944.

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John Leslie Whitworth was born in Sutton Coldfield. Signed up for the Royal Air Force in 1940, finally being called up for service in 1941, before starting his training at the Initial Training Wing in Torquay, followed by more training at RAF Sywell…

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Details of Sam's time with 128 Squadron at RAF Wyton and RAF White Waltham.
There is a photo of Arthur Harris giving the salute.

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During his incarceration at Stalag Luft 3 Peter Hattersley kept a note book describing subjects that were important to him. There is a list of books that he read, his cash accounts, a list of books to read, places to visit, sailing notes, extracts…

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A newspaper cutting describing air supply of equipment and munitions of patriots in several countries.
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