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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1944-10"

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Starts with letter from Minister Staley G Smith about general matters concerning the church and congregation. Followed by general news from church branches. Concludes with preaching plan for October.

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Letter to William's sister following up the telegram informing the next of kin that he was missing.

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The letter is a response for Allan's request to become a member of the Caterpillar Club after his safe use of a parachute.

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He has more flying to do on his course and he is not sure about his leave. He and his crew have been into Newark for cinema and beer.

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Jean's house has been damaged by a doodle bug. They did an exercise in thick cloud and other exercises were stopped because of the weather. He hopes to see her soon.

EDarbyCAHWellandJ441015.pdf
His course continues and he hopes to get some leave when it finishes. He comments on her work and a local V-1 alert.

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He is expecting leave when he gets transferred. The weather has delayed the course again. They have been drinking beer in Newark.

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Harold Gorton writes about his wife's departure and a party she missed.

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An airman in flying kit crouching by aircraft main u/c wheel. Submitted with caption 'K Macdonald circa October 1944 at Wickenby'.

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Two photographs of the same seven aircrew in line wearing Mae West and parachute harnesses. Sergeant John Young is on the far left of the group. In the background is part of the bottom of an aircraft. On the reverse of PYoungJ1502 'Sept-Oct 1944.' On…

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After training in South Africa, William Briley flew operations as a navigator with 40 Squadron flying Wellingtons from Foggia, Italy. One of his operations involved the dropping of a 4000lb bomb which derailed two trains. He was also involved in mine…

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Peter Beckett grew up in Mildenhall village. He attended the local Air Training Corps which enabled him to visit the airfield and take the opportunity to have air test flights with operational aircrews and help the ground staff with their work. He…

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This interview is with Peter Hopgood, who relates the experiences of his father, Sergeant Pilot Phillip Hopgood.
Philip Hopgood lived in Liverpool and after matriculation he registered for the Royal Air force as he was a member of the Air Training…

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Joy Colbeck was born in Maidstone, Kent and served within the Women’s Royal Naval Service during the war. Her brother, John, joined the RAF on the 28 of April 1943, qualified at as an air gunner in April 1944, before being transferred to an…

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Jack volunteered for the Royal Air Force (RAF) in September 1940. He went to Padgate and then on to Blackpool where he trained as a wireless operator. Jack proceeded to a radio school at RAF Compton Bassett and then RAF Bramcote. He was posted to…

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Describes location, construction and layout. Opened in September 1943 with 207 Squadron Lancaster and later 44 Squadron. Last operation was in April 1945 to Berchtesgaden. Covers post-war squadron moves, locations and disbandment, including arrival…

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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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Navigator F R Williams in flying gear, seated at a his station writing in his log on the way to Essen October 1944.

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Covers medical problems in childhood, starting work with Bristol aircraft company in 1937, medically unfit for RAF aircrew, he was sent to work on Beaufighter at RAF Predannack where he was awarded a white feather by a young lady at a social event.…

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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…

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Ernie Twells and five airmen colleagues before he became aircrew. Captioned 'Ernie Twells 2nd from right'. On the reverse the names and addresses of four of the other men.

Bob Knights and seven crew wearing flying gear standing in front of…

YArthurEG431155v1.pdf
Diary starts in early 1944 and describes in some detail his journey to England and his travels around Britain when on leave. Eric was called up into the Australian Army in November 1941 and transferred to the RAAF in June 1943. Went to No 2 AOS at Mt…

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Two civilians have been shot and are lying on the ground whilst a soldier is beating Don Giuseppe Treppo on the head with a baton. A soldier is shooting in the background. Other civilians are featured in different poses.

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