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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1945-04"

MCurnockRM1815605-171114-022.pdf
The official journal of the Prisoners of War Department of the Red Cross and St John War Organisation. This edition covers the Editors comments, the transport of food parcels, Emergency supplies for the camp, POW cooking, articles about Christmas in…

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Article about 7th armoured division liberating 6,500 British and american prisoners after capturing Fallingbostel. Camps were Stalag 357 and 11B.

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.

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First is of mid upper turret of Stirling captioned 'Top gunner". Eddie in his office after cleaning.'
Second is of a Stirling just getting airborne, captioned 'Dusk take off', ' Nan taken by ground staff as we left for Germany on our last trip April…

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An unofficial diary kept by Alexander from March 21st, 1945 to May 2nd 1945.

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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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Head and shoulders of pilot Andy Anderson, Royal Australian Air Force.

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Bill has his arm around Shorty’s shoulder, who has a single wing brevet, a medal ribbon and Sergeant’s stripes. Both aircrew, in uniform, leaning against metal balustrade at the Grand Hotel, Sorrento bay with breakwater and headland in…

PAllenDJ1547.jpg
Front of a Lancaster showing front turret and bomb aimer's cupola. Aircrew wearing flying helmet and goggles in the cupola looking at camera. In the background open ground and hedges. On the reverse 'W/O Sutton Air Bomber April 1945'.

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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…

PTurnerCF1606.jpg
A Lancaster with its fuselage broken into sections in a field. In one photograph a man is sitting in the pilot's seat. The first image is annotated 'Fortune was kind! To me. The day after'.

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…

PDorricottLW1504.jpg
Seven airmen standing in front of a Lancaster. They are wearing lifejackets and parachutes. One man is holding a toy leopard. Leonard Dorricott is second left. On the reverse of the one photograph 'April 1945 Taffy Morgan Bomb Aimer LWD Nav Bill…

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…

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Photograph 1 is 15 German airmen seated on a flight of steps. The main caption details how the Gruppe was sub-divided and a later caption reads 'German Night Fighter Squadron'.
Photograph 2 is a half length portrait of a man, woman and young girl,…

SValentineJRM1251404v10085.jpg
Headlines: Hanover ours, on to Brunswick, Americans over the Elbe, the red army crosses Oder, allies are moving on Berlin from west and East. Article: President Roosevelt is dead.

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A newspaper cutting showing Heligoland before and after it was bombed by Lancasters.

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Article. General discussion based on Easter being season of hope. Mentions establishment of international law. Talks of Sir William Beveridge's book The Price of Peace"and Air Vice Marshal Donald Bennett's book "Freedom from War". Goes on to discuss…

BRoomCARoomCAv1.pdf
A diary of the forced march undertaken by prisoners of war 6 February 1945 to 26 April 1945

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Bernie Harris joined the Royal Air Force in 1943 and trained to become an air gunner. His first operation was Operation Manna, dropping food on Holland at the end of the war.

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Bernie Harris joined the Air Training Corps and volunteered for the Royal Air Force, joining in April 1943 and training to become an air gunner. Mentions his father serving in the Royal Flying Corps. Witnessed the London Blitz as a young boy.…

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Dave Fellowes flew operations as a rear gunner with 460 Squadron. He and his crew survived a mid-air collision with another Lancaster which resulted in an emergency landing at RAF Manston.

ACookJ150709.mp3
Jack Cook was born in Mexborough. He left school at 14 and went to work at a Gentlemen’s Outfitters. At 16 he worked on the footplate for LNER. At the age of 18 he volunteered for aircrew and trained as a wireless operator/air gunner; joined 100…
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