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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1945-05"

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An aerial photograph showing a white cross on the background of a dark field with a broad white band running diagonally from left to top right. On the reverse 'Rotterdam Apr/May 1945. Cross is white sheets. 'Fingers bottom right in fact are Bullets…

PFOMetheringhamAF19040029.jpg
Ground to air photograph of a Lancaster flying to the right dropping food parcels with cheering crowd at the bottom below. Submitted with description 'A card with a photograph of a Lancaster dropping food parcels. Printed on the card: "Operation…

PFOMetheringhamAF19040017.jpg
Top rear quarter view of a parked Lancaster with buildings in the background. Submitted with description 'Unidentified 1668 HCU Lancaster J9-L at RAF Metheringham May or June 1944. This aircraft may be either PB437 or PB487, both of which were known…

PFOMetheringhamAF19040013.jpg
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.…

PFOMetheringhamAF19020010.jpg
Top - oblique aerial photograph of an airfield with many bomb craters. Submitted with description 'Oblique "Cook's tour" aerial photo of Mulheim/Essen airfield. May 1945. Annotated on reverse of photo: "German A/F attacked by heavy bomber en route to…

PFOMetheringhamAF19020007.jpg
Top - a note referring to a missing photograph.
Bottom - oblique aerial photograph of a river running top left to middle right with town with tower on near bank and a pontoon bridge across the river. Captioned 'a town on the river Wesel, note the…

PFOMetheringhamAF19020006.jpg
Top - oblique aerial photograph of river running bottom to top with island in the middle with many buildings.
Bottom - oblique aerial photograph of a city with many ruined buildings and two tall chimneys. Both captioned 'Bremen'. Both submitted with…

PFOMetheringhamAF19020005.jpg
Top - oblique aerial photograph of a city showing damaged multi-storey buildings. Captioned 'Hamburg'.
Bottom - oblique aerial photograph of a city showing damaged multi-storey buildings at the bottom. Both submitted with description 'Oblique…

PFOMetheringhamAF19020004.jpg
Top - oblique aerial photograph of a city with many damaged buildings. Captioned 'Hamburg'.
Bottom - oblique aerial photograph of a city showing park in centre and main roads running bottom right to left. Damaged buildings in foreground. Both…

PFOMetheringhamAF19020003.jpg
Top - reconnaissance photograph of a city with many damaged buildings. Captioned 'Essen'. Submitted with description 'Aerial "Cook's tour" view of Essen May 45. May 1945'.
Bottom - oblique aerial photograph of industrial site with many damaged…

PFOMetheringhamAF19020002.jpg
Top - oblique aerial photograph of a city with roads running left to right and many damaged buildings.
Bottom - oblique aerial photograph with wide river running left to right and buildings including chimneys on far side.
Both submitted with…

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…

BSangerEWSangerEWv1.pdf
Eric Sanger's personal account of his last operation, of being shot down and his time as a prisoner of war. Detailed account of last operation to Nuremburg on 25 February 1943 in 9 Squadron aircraft from RAF Waddington. Mentions delayed take off and…

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First letter since arriving in England after liberation. Gives account of liberation after a three week march from last camp. Writes that the weather had been good and they had had Red Cross parcels and plenty of cigarettes. Describes activities back…

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Details of Sam's citation for his DSO, further training in Navigation and as an instructor. He then returned to transport in the Mediterranean. His last flight was from Malta to Cairo.
There are three photographs of his wife.

PEdgarAG19010049.jpg
Half length portrait of Alan Edgar in uniform with pilot brevet. On the reverse 'Regards to Eddie & Kay from your old pal [indecipherable] Upwood May 1945'.
It is stamped 'Royal Australian Air Force Official Photograph'.

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MCurnockRM1815605-171114-021.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, Repatriation Arrangements, Liberation comes to Stalag IXA, Behind the Scenes about theatrical endeavours,…

MCurnockRM1815605-171114-013.pdf
The News Sheet of the Canadian Prisoner of War Relatives Association. This edition covers Victory in Europe, the death of President Roosevelt, the liberation of Canadian POWs, assembly centres for released POWs, the seizure of German POW records,…

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Born in Manchester, he was 20 years old in 1940 when he joined up and volunteered for aircrew. He trained in South Africa, Canada (Moncton and Trenton), the Unites States (Lakeland), and was torpedoed in the Atlantic on his way back. Maurice flew…

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A newsletter published by the Women's Voluntary Service, Simla

PMatherR1703.jpg
The centre section of a group photo of 49 Squadron. The group is arranged in five rows, one row is standing on top of a Lancaster.

This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form. No better quality copies are available.

PGrundyL1905.jpg
Lillian Grundy was born grew up in Ancoats, Manchester. Upon leaving school, she worked in a local mill winding bobbins, and the Hall Brothers Toffee Works wrapping sweets. Grundy met George in 1939 and they were engaged in Easter 1940, however, he…

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A letter to Mrs Meredith about her husband (Eddie) who baled out of his damaged aircraft. Flight Lieutenant Lane expresses hope that Eddie will have landed safely and, if he has been taken prisoner, will soon be released and return home.

PBradburyDC1707.jpg
A group of seven airmen sitting on top of a Lancaster, JI-N, PB142. One man is sitting on the mid-upper turret. Underneath is 'Rosebud'.

From the left the crew is: wireless operator / air gunner Sergeant Denis Carlos Bradbury 198880 (1811449), mid…
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