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

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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…

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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'.

LWannopRE176129v3.pdf
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…

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

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LDentJ2206473v1.pdf
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…

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

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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'

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A group of Nigerians, one wearing a crown.

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Roy on VE day, wearing his boy scout uniform.

LMossH3041799v1.pdf
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…

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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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The author was shot down over Linz, Austria whilst bombing a Panzer works. The other six in his crew perished. He was taken to Dulag Luft at Frankfurt then Stalag Luft VII. In January his camp was evacuated and he joined the Long March to the west,…

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A card issued to Dick Curnock in Germany. It is specifically for ex-prisoners of war.

LSimpsonF2203970v1.pdf
Flying log book for navigators, air bombers, air gunners, flight engineers for F Simpson, air gunner, covering the period from 5 July 1944 to 20 May 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Stormy Down, RAF…

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View over Trafalgar Square from upper-storey height full of people celebrating the end of the war in Europe. On the reverse 'VE Day Trafalgar Square 1945'

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LKeyEG1866522v1.pdf
Flying log book for navigators, air bombers, air gunner and flight engineers for E G Key, flight engineer. Covering the period from 16 October 1944 to 16 June 1952. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was…

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To men and women of Bihar printed in English and three other languages announcing victory over Nazi Germany and that forces might now be sent against the Japanese. States that men of Indian Forces have fought gallantly in Africa, Europe and Asia.

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View looking down on a large crowd of people. Visible are men and women, civilians and military many holding up hands showing 'V' signs.

AWilmetS190504.mp3
Sheila Wilmet grew up in Liverpool and was fifteen when war was declared. She describes the devastation of bombing in 1941, spending nights in an Anderson shelter, and navigating unexploded bombs during her commute. She volunteered after viewing a…

LBrownJ2205595v1.pdf
Flying log book for navigators, air bombers, air gunners, flight engineers for Jeff Brown, air gunner, covering the period from 18 August 1944 to 31 December 1951. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and post war flying. He was stationed…

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Account of Jeff Brown witnessing Lancaster NN806 crash on take-off on VE Day. Includes a photograph of 13 air and ground crew of 576 Squadron, under their aircraft, including Jeff Brown.

AZettlES180426.mp3
Elizabeth Zettl was born in Croydon. Her father was a stockbroker and she had a sister who was ten years younger. At ten Liz went to school in Hillcotte in Eastbourne until she was 18. She went to college for six months to train as a secretary and…

AOwenA150603.mp3
Aneurin ‘Taff’ Owen was born neat Dolgellau, near Penmaenpool in Wales, and joined the Royal Air Force at the age of 18 in 1942. Taff was a farmer’s son and as such was put into a reserved occupation, so some of the areas of the Royal Air Force…

AIsherwoodRC160401.mp3
Raymond Isherwood grew up in Watford and when at the grammar school he joined the Air Training Corps. His first job was at a government laboratory, which was a reserved occupation except for air crew. As he had always been interested in aircraft…

AHaileyN180401.mp3
Nora Hailey was born in Portsmouth, and then the family moved to Eastney. Before the German bombing she was evacuated to her Auntie’s in Worthing. After a few weeks nothing happened so they went back to Portsmouth. When the bombing began she and…
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