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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1945-02"

MBoltonJD67631-170906-01.pdf
162 Squadron crew lists and record of operations from 19 December 1944 to 17 April 1945 and John Bolton's memoir.

PHolmanR1804.jpg
A large group of airmen sitting and standing in three rows in front of a Lancaster. All are wearing tunic and side cap. An officer in centre of front row is wearing peaked cap. On the reverse '5 Group Servicing Section taken at RAF Swinderby on…

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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…

PBlairJJ1602.jpg
A vertical photograph taken of the destruction of Cologne. Almost every building has been destroyed. The cathedral is in the bottom right corner. Submitted with caption: 'The results of bombing on the centre of the German city of Cologne, February…

MBattyPH220759-161014-040002.jpg
Reports that the American Army has crossed the Rhine near Mainz and provides a summary of President Roosevelt’s report to the American Congress on the Yalta Conference: the need for Germany’s unconditional surrender; the nature of Germany’s…

MSangerEW125630-151104-01.pdf
Contains drawings, names and addresses of other prisoners, dairy of events on being shot down, his crew and diagram of Lancaster, poems, stories of life in camp, Lists of prisoners in his hut, aircraft they flew and when and where shot down. Diagram…

PWatsonC17010037.jpg
Photo 1 is a head and shoulders portrait od a pilot, annotated 'F/O Bates'.
Photo 2 is a full length portrait of three airmen, annotated 'F/O Bates W/O Jennery (Nav) Sgt Weston (Flt. Eng)'. and 'Feb 45'.

BNorthGJNorthGJv1.pdf
A day by day account consisting of three parts. Part one covers his being shot down on 21 February 1945, his capture and journey to prisoner of war camp arriving 15 March 1945 including an mention that his train was bombed by Marauders. Part two…

BNorthGJNorthGJv2.pdf
A day by day account consisting of three parts. Part one covers his being shot down on 21 February 1945, his capture and journey to prisoner of war camp arriving 15 March 1945 including an mention that his train was bombed by Marauders. Part two…

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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…

ADellFH160520.mp3
Frank Dell’s father was a member of the Royal Flying Corps during the First World War and so it was perhaps inevitable that Frank would share the fascination with aviation and a desire to fly. As a teenager Frank witnessed the aerial battles of the…

ARichGW180417.mp3
Gerald’s father, Wilfred, joined the Royal Air Force in January 1920 and stayed until about 1927 training as an aircraft fitter. He re-joined in June 1940 at RAF Cardington. In 1994, upon completion of training, he went to No. 1 Air Gunnery…

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Initially too young to enlist at the outbreak of war, Ken Oatley served in the Home Guard until he was able to enlist in October 1940, when after initial training he undertook pilot training. After basic flying training he went onto Canada training…

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Norman Neilson was an apprentice engineer at St Rollox Locomotive Works when he volunteered. He had originally wanted to join the Navy but joined the RAF because the only way he could be released from his position was to volunteer for aircrew. His…

AMaddockLyonR160321.mp3
Roy Maddock-Lyon was born in Cheshire and when his school was evacuated at the start of the war he began an engineering apprenticeship. He was a part of the Queen’s Messengers, a relief organisation that travelled to bombed cities to take emergency…

ATaylorWH150710.mp3
William Taylor joined the Royal Air Force in 1942 as ground crew. He remustered as an air gunner and flew operations with 103 Squadron from RAF Elsham Wolds, flying Lancasters. His Aircraft was attacked and shot down by a night fighter in July 1944.…

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Writes enquiring as to whether or not she needs a licence to remove her husband’s, who is a prisoner of war in Germany, car from Market Harborough to Scunthorpe or if there is a special permit she can use.

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The envelope is addressed to Mrs D Atkinson, Flipborough [sic], Scunthorpe, Lincs, England. Envelope printed with 'Canadian Legion War Services' and CAAF. Reverse of envelope '4.12167 Gnr Horton, H R'. Inside is a letter to Effie from Hugh. He…

EHortonHRAtkinsonD450226-0001.jpg
An envelope addressed to Mrs D Atkinson, Flixborough from Gunner Horton, CAAF. Inside is a letter to Effie from Hugh. He thanks her for her letter and parcel. He is in Germany and closer to Berlin than 'any of the rest'. He expects that the Russians…

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In a prison cell, a naked partisan is chained to a wall by his wrists. Two men in uniform are beating him, the one on the right with a chair, the one on the left with a blood-stained club. A third man is throwing the contents of a bucket at the…

MCurnockRM1815605-171114-025.pdf
The news-sheet covers the return of prisoners of war and issues that they will face, POW letters from the Far East, Prisoners and Parliament, Camp visits by the YMCA, Prison Camps as schools of Citizenships, Next-of-kin Parcels, International Red…

PHopgoodPD16010049.jpg
Three photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is of six people, captioned 'Self, Joan, David, Mum, Aunt May & Dad'.
Photo 2 is of Philip Hopgood with his friend sitting on a metal fence, captioned 'Joan & Self'.
Photo 3 is a snow scene, captioned 'St…

MNorthGJ173836-160523-03.pdf
First page records three flights 8/14/19 August 1945 in Lancaster as duty rear gunner. Page two records operation to Duisburg 21 February 1945 'missing' and repatriation flights in C-47 and Lancaster on 8 May 1945. Page three records flight to Berlin…
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