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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1945-05-08"

Harry joined the Royal Australian Air Force on 25 June 1942 as a wireless operator/air gunner and received his initial training in Australia before going to Canada for his trade training.

He sailed on the SS Johan Van Barneve to San Francisco and…

Left page: top, crowds celebrating.
Middle left, Winston Churchill acknowledging the crowds.
Middle right, crowds gathered outside Buckingham Palace.
Bottom, the King, Queen, Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret with Winston Churchill on the…

A report comparing the number of workers in Malta’s dockyard in September 1939 to V.E. day.

A poster celebrating VE day with a 54 Bomber Base Crest, two Lancasters in flight and VE Day 8th May 1945.

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Peter was born in Coventry. Although in the army, Peter was stationed on RAF airfields and joined the Royal Warwickshire Regiment in October 1938, aged 16, transferring to the Royal Artillery. He then joined the Army Air Corps (AAC) and was part of…

His VE day was very quiet and they have been dropping food in Holland and collecting POWs from France.

Lists crews for A and B flight. Powell is listed in KL359 of A flight. Captioned 'crews detailed for last sortie before the end of WW2. Not considered to be an op. 8th army had outrun supplies. Aircraft landed in fields near Lavariano, N Italy…

Two Lancasters, OF-J and OL-J, flying side by side. The poster has VE day and 8th May 1945. At the top is a crest with LIV Bomber Base.

Jose with three men drinking beer. On Jose's dress and blouse are letter 'V's for Victory. The men are in civilian clothes. On the reverse -
'Taffy (David) Williams "Sab" Sabourin (RCAF) Dickie Armstrong'.

Pilot's flying log book number three for R E Wannop, covering the period from 1 March 1945 to 9 November 1945. Detailing his operations flown and post was flying duties. He was stationed at RAF Tuddenham and RAF Feltwell. Aircraft flown was…

Mieczyslaw Maryszczak was born in Bokyivka, Ukraine and served in the Polish Army and then the Polish Air Force. An early memory of the war is throwing bread to starving Russian prisoners being marched from Lviv to Podlesice. At seventeen he was in…

Group of men in fancy dress walking down a street with a car following and another parked on the right. Several men are dressed as women. Buildings in the background. Captioned 'Football Team (Officers) VE Day, 8.5.45'.

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Flying log book for J Dent, flight engineer, covering the period from 25 August 1944 to 8 May 1947. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and post war duties with 44 Squadron, air ministry film unit and 148 Squadron. He was stationed at RAF…

From information provided by the donor. Photograph of the Stonebow, Lincoln, decorated for the VE Day celebrations.

A message from thee Lady Mayoress of Melbourne on the news of Germany's unconditional surrender.

Colin expresses happiness at the end of the war. He was one of the first to liberate Copenhagen. He concludes by expressing his love for his wife.
There is a title sheet stating 'Original letter from Copenhagen VE Day'

A group of Nigerians, one wearing a crown.

Roy on VE day, wearing his boy scout uniform.

Air gunner’s log book for H Moss covering the period from 10 July 1944 to 20 March 1946. Detailing his flying training and operations flown as air gunner. He was stationed at RAF Pembrey (1 AGS), RAF Wing (26 OTU), RAF Langar (1669 HCU), RAF…

Airmen marching in front of York Minster.
On the reverse 'Bill Stephen - Front row centre
6 Group Service VE day '45
Gr. Capt Rutledge Leading'.
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