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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1945-01"

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Six aircrew in flying equipment posed in front of aircraft left mainwheel, on the reverse. 'Enstone Jan 45 L to R, Mac, Diker, Yours truly, Rus or Joe, Darby, Jock'.

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Top - target photograph showing fields on the left and a built up area with rows of buildings on the right. There is a four engine bomber below bottom left. Captioned '529 METH. 3/4.5.44//NT 8" 6,500' 219 degrees 00.17, MAILY.Rd.F 1x4000HC 16x500MC.…

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16 small photographs showing the snowy chateau grounds and Corbenem village. Captioned 'Grounds of Chateau Everard January 1945 and 'Chateau Everard , Corbenem January 1945'.

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Seven small photographs showing members of 226 Squadron aircrew in various parts of the village. Page captioned 'Corbenem January 1945'.

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Six small photographs, first individual standing by end wall of a shed, captioned 'Dinty Moore'.
Second of two individuals on airfield with B-25s as background, captioned 'Wilf - Bert.
Third is of snowy street of substantial houses, captioned…

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Photograph of individual, standing on a wall, arms outstretched, tree in background. Captioned 'Tailpiece'.

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Posted to motor transport section of 77 Squadron at RAF Elvington in November 1942. Writes of duties, location and social activities. Mentions commanders and feeling part of the squadron. Posted to RAF Sandtoft in 1944. Gives dates of service June…

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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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Three story building, trees behind, garden to the front. On the reverse, partially obscured captioned 'Chateau [??] January 1945

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Two Mitchells parked in the snow, on the reverse, partially obscured, captioned 'January 1945 ....is snow covered'.

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Side view of a four engine bomber parked on concrete pan. In the background part of another aircraft and two hangars. Captioned 'Lincoln Mk 1, Merlin, January 1945'. On the reverse 'At RAE Farnborough, Avro Lincoln'.

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Rear quarter view of a four engine bomber on parked on a pan. In the background left two other four engine bombers and right a hangar. Captioned 'Lincoln Mk1, Merlin, January 1945'. On the reverse 'The Lincoln at Farnborough'.

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First is of a crew of eight, standing by left mainwheel of a Stirling captioned 'The crew'. ' The crew of aircraft 'N' for Nan. no 199 Squadron from Nov 1944 till April 1945'.
Second is of ten individuals standing and kneeling in front of a…

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A programme for a variety show to held in the Station cinema.

Five Group Newsletter, number 30, January 1945. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and articles on famous last words, operations, navigation, this month's bouquets, radar navigation, tactics, air bombing, signals, gardening, training,…

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Daily activities from 25 January 1945 to 31 January 1945. Notes writing to family and friends, working and going out.

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Charles McNally spent his childhood in Dundee and Airdrie, Scotland. He began work at the Post Office as a Telegram Boy before joining the engineering department. This meant he now worked in a Reserved Occupation and he struggled to get permission…

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John Dean’s childhood memory of watching a Spitfire and a German aircraft having a dogfight in the sky above him spurred him to want to become a Spitfire pilot. He didn’t achieve his aim of becoming a Spitfire pilot and instead became a…

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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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31 airmen and one airwoman arranged in three rows. Underneath it is captioned 'Syndicate "T." No 23 Elementary Course. 24/1/45 to 21/3/45'. F/O Wybrow[sic] DFC is identified eighth from left, back row.

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Top left, a head and shoulders portrait of Mary Brown, wearing dress with a necklace. Captioned 'Cpl Mary Brown in Shrewsbury Town', 'RAF Shawbury Mar 1945'.
Top right, photograph of 24 aircrew in uniform, in three rows, in formal pose. Captioned…

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At the start of the war, Doug Beasley left school at 16 to start work. Initially a member of the Air Training Corps, he was sent for aircrew selection when he became 18. There was a 12-month wait to enlist as a pilot, so he opted to become a flight…

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Max was born in Beaufort Victoria and grew up on his parents’ dairy farm. Gaining a scholarship led him to become a student teacher and attend training college. He was called up when he was eighteen and applied to become a reserve in the air force…
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