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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1945-05"

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 PB437 J9-L , with buildings in the background.
Bottom - four members of Women's Auxiliary Air Force in shirtsleeves out side a Nissen hut with a Union flag above and behind. Submitted with description…

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. Two wide grass runways forming a “V” at bottom left, with taxi-track running left to right across centre of photograph. Hardstanding leads off at top right with two or more…

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

PFOMetheringhamAF19020006.jpg
Top - oblique aerial photograph of Bremen port with river Weser to the left running bottom to top with dock to the right. Pier in between has extensive railway sidings to the left, warehouses in the middle are mainly without roofs but cleared of…

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, the nearest one being tree lined and many damaged buildings
Bottom - oblique aerial photograph with the river Rhine running left to right and buildings including chimneys…

YLayneAJ[Ser#-DoB]v1.pdf
Starts with a letter to him after she finds out he is a prisoner telling how she felt when he was missing and how happy she was with the news that he was a prisoner. After a day by day diary of her feelings, activities, news of friends and…

ELayneWHLayneAJ450503-0001.jpg
Writes he would be seeing her soon. They were released by British Army the day before and should be sent home in two or three days possibly by air.

PWagnerHW1705.jpg
Two photographs, the first captioned 'Arrival of U.S.A. at Luckenwalde' shows large numbers of men surrounding a few U.S. soldiers. The second captioned 'Arrival of Russian soldiers at Luckenwalde', shows small group of soldiers one with an accordion…

PLeadbetterJ1612.jpg
A large group of airmen arranged in six rows in front of a Lancaster. In the centre is a plaque stating '582 Sqdn PFF May - 1945'.

PLeadbetterJ1610.jpg
A low level oblique aerial photograph of Cologne showing the cathedral, severely damaged building and a destroyed bridge. It is mounted in a frame with the caption 'Cologne, Germany - May 1945'.

PNolanJF1605.jpg
Fourteen men standing in line with eleven women sitting on the ground in front. All wearing civilian clothes in front of the port wing of a Wellington Mk X. On the reverse the names of some participants and titled 'A.I.D. staff Messrs Vickers…

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PMendelskiVR15010020.jpg
Six photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is Victor in civilian clothes, captioned '1945'.
Photo 2 is Victor in uniform captioned '1945'.
Photo 3 is Daphne, sitting on a fence, captioned '1944'.
Photo 4 is a half length portrait of Victor, captioned…

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…

PHuttonGR2024.jpg
George is sitting on a grassy hillside. On the reverse 'Ramsey May, 1945'.

PHuttonGR2006.jpg
George is leaning against a rock. On the reverse 'Ramsey May 1945'.

PHuttonGR2004.jpg
Barbara sitting on a grassy hillside. On the reverse 'Ramsey May 1945'.

PHuttonGR20010003.jpg
17 photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a group of airmen arranged in five rows in front of a Stirling, captioned '199 Squadron Stirlings Lakenheath November 1943. Dad is third row up, fifth from left'.
Photo 2 is four airmen standing under the…

MSaundersHE19310513-171003-03.jpg
An extract from a newsletter referring to the celebrations in Lagos.

SBakerDA19210428v20171-0001.jpg
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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