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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1945-05"

ABellJR160130.mp3
Jack Bell joined the Royal Australian Air Force as a wireless operator/air gunner and joined 216 Squadron, at Heliopolis, near Cairo. He flew in Valentia and Bombay aircraft in a transport role. On an operation over Libya, his aircraft was shot down…

AAtkinsonG180802.mp3
Gordon Atkinson lived in Flixborough, Lincolnshire. As a young boy he recalls seeing aircraft gathering over the River Humber in the evenings, ready to fly out on bombing operations. In the morning he watched them come back, some with bits dropping…

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 1944, upon completion of training, he went to No. 1 Air Gunnery School…

AMouritzFA[Date]-01.mp3
Frank was born in Australia in 1923 and joined the RAAF in 1942. After initial training as a pilot in Australia and Canada on Tiger Moth and Anson aircraft he arrived in England. Over the next 12 months he progressed from Oxford to Wellington to…

ASelwoodFN180113.mp3
Francis Neville Selwood of Invercargill, New Zealand was fascinated with aeroplanes in his youth and lived near an airfield where he could go and watch the aircraft. He was keen to volunteer as a pilot but an early rugby injury made that impossible.…

PFellowesD1501.jpg
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.

PHarrisB1604.jpg
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. He mentions his father serving in the Royal Flying Corps. As a young boy, Bernie witnessed the London…

PHarrisB1604.jpg
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.

PBarronAJK1901.jpg
Andrew said that during leisure time the crew drank, sang silly songs but didn’t really socialise much. He recalled an occasion when the Germans sent in about 200 night fighters infiltrating the main force on its ways home. They shot down a B-17…

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…

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…

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…

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

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

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…

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…

PPaineGH16010007.jpg
Aircraft in front of hangar, Geoff standing at left hand wing root, captioned 'Myself and Cornell aircraft at RATG Guinea Fowl Nr Gwelo May 1945'.

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Five french and German money coupons and notes. 1. French 2 Franc note with caption 'change from money spent in local shop in Juvincourt on 19/5/45'. 2. German 1 Reichpfennig coupon. On the reverse 'Money issued to prisoners of war in Germany to…

PEvansC1501.jpg
A panoramic landscape photograph of a large number of men in four rows in front of buildings..

PStavesME16020003.jpg
Top left is of five airmen in front of a tent. On the reverse 'Ingoldmells Rest Camp
September, 1945'.
Top centre is of six airmen sitting on a grassy bank. On the reverse
'Spilsby, May 1945.
Ian Ron
Taffy Eric
Me Jim
Ron'
Top right 3 is…

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…

PFilliputtiA16010115.jpg
In a town square, a figure in priest's clothes approaches a partisan who is brandishing a sub-machine gun. Two other figures in uniform are featured on the right hand side. Three Italian flags are visible on a bell tower with a clock.

Label reads…

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…

PStandivanAG17020011.jpg
Four photographs, showing a variety of German aircraft damaged to varying degrees. Page captioned, 'Celle (Germany) B 118.'

Top left Arado 96
Top right Junkers Ju-188A-2 WNr 160078
Bottom left Nearest camera - Bucker 131 with Siebel 204…

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