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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1945"

BYatesYates1501.pdf
The memoir covers Sergeant Officer A Yates' time as a prisoner of war from September 1942 to April 1945. He was initially imprisoned in Stalag VIIIB in Upper Silesia, he was evacuated with 30,000 others to escape the advancing Russian Army. He and a…

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A copy of 514 squadron's operational record. It lists the operations undertaken, tonnage of bombs dropped, number of sorties and the total number of aircraft lost.

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A commemorative document detailing the operations undertaken by the squadron during the Second World War, the weight of bombs dropped and the number of sorties. Also it states 73 aircraft did not return. At the bottom is handwritten 'Good Luck!…

PPenswickJ1708.jpg
A squadron photograph of a large group of airmen and ground crew arranged in five rows in front of a Lancaster. Information supplied with the collection identifies it as 617 squadron, 1945.

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BCleggPVWilsonDv1.pdf
Biography of Squadron Leader David James Baikie Wilson, DSO, DFC and Bar (1917 - 1947). He flew operations as a pilot with 214, 196 and 617 Squadrons before becoming Head of Aerodynamic Development and Testing, and Test-Pilot at A V Roe & Co Ltd.…

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Account of Evelyn Payne (sister to Philip and Peter Jenkinson visiting Germany to see the place where her brother Flight Sergeant Peter Jenkinson's Lancaster was intercepted and crashed. Describes visit and being joined by German acquaintances and…

S102SqnRAF19170809v10002.pdf
Biography of Rohan Amerasekera. Consist of early life, war service in the RAF including training eventually as as a navigator. Operational tours on 158 Squadron and 35 Squadrons. Lists his crew. Awarded Distinguished Flying Cross in January 1944.…

LDickerAHG18112199v1.pdf
Royal Canadian Air Force flying log book for aircrew other than pilot for A H G Dicker, covering the period from 4 July 1944 to 30 April 1953. Detailing his flying training, post war duties with 205 squadron, 52 squadron, 203 squadron and instructor…

LAllamAJ657570v1.pdf
Pilot's Flying Log Book for A.J. Allam. Covers the period from 11 September 1944 to 16 July 1945 detailing his final training and operational flights. Listed at the back are all the stations he was posted to: RAF Wilmslow, RAF Dalcross, RAF Sywell,…

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At the top a postagram congratulating Derrick Allen on his award of Conspicuous Gallantry Medal signed A T Harris. Six newspaper cuttings giving various accounts of actions in releasing rear gunner from jammed turret while Lancaster dives out of…

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Three photographs and copies plus One Mess Card from an album.
Photo 1 is an aerial photograph of Hamburg. On the reverse is '440'.
Photo 2 is an aerial photograph of a bombed city. On the reverse is '440'.
A mess card for RAF Chedburgh,…

Quaderno5.pdf
Covers a time frame of two months, with some additional notes about events in spring of 1945. In July, several bombings are logged, while in August they diminish to just three. Notes end on 5 September 1944, three days before the front reaches the…

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Two versions of the same strip with enlargements of all slides. Slide 1 - captioned 'Heavy transport drivers on right George and Hardy GD 1945'. Four men standing in front of four lorries (at least one of which is a petrol bowser) with nose of a…

MClydeSmithD39856-160919-04.pdf
Histories of twelve Tiger Moth aircraft flown by Denis Clyde Smith while undergoing ab-initio training at Sywell.

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List of Halifax, Wellington and Mosquito aircraft lost from 192 and 462 Squadrons from December 1943 to April 1945. Gives aircraft registration, date, description of incident, some with captain named.

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Top left - a large group of aircrew standing chatting. On the ground a parachute and other equipment.
Bottom right - an RAF officer wearing tunic and holding peaked cap, standing next to a woman, both standing at the bottom of steps to a doorway.…

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PCoultonWA16010004.jpg
Top right - 13 men and one woman stood or sitting in front of the tail of a Lancaster, and dressed in a mixture of civilian and military clothing (six of them are in flying gear). Captioned ‘The “Boys” of A&B Witchford 1945’. Centre - Seven…

PWhitworthJ1501.jpg
Above, aircrew captioned '162 PPF Squadron Bourn 1944/5' and the names of some of those shown. Below, a 162 Squadron Mosquito with an airman.

PDentJ20020006.jpg
Left page - top left - an large group of aircrew, two rows sitting and one standing, all wearing battledress with side or peaked caps on grass in front of a Nissen hut. Captioned '44 (Rhodesia) Squadron flight engineers RAF Spilsby, Lincolnshire, Nr…

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A card issued to Fred Edwards, including details of categorisation as a navigator.

PMellefontGJ1601.jpg
Top left: Seven RAF aircrew in full flight gear in front of a Lancaster. Captioned 'Just before last trip Bremen daylight, 1945'.
Top right: oblique aerial photograph of a city. In centre a high-spired church amongst part ruined houses. There is a…

PPerryWRP17050012.jpg
Top left - five airmen wearing battledress and side caps standing in line behind the port wing of a Wellington. Captioned 'Wellington III, 1943, ("Shorty", Dickie, Doug, self, Jonny), North Luffenham'.
Top right - seven aircrew wearing a variety of…

PStewartEC17110036.jpg
An airman sitting at the pilot's seat. On the reverse 'Commanding Officer of RAF Stn Iraq 1945'.
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