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

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Flight Engineer Ron Jones 61 Squadron, killed in action 25 April 1944. Details of his early life and service career. Some information how he met his wife, then their brief marriage. Initially he was declared missing but on January 1945 he was…

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A card signed by Air Marshal Arthur Coningham, thanking the Second Tactical Air Force for their part in the victory in Europe.

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Colin Atkinson was 12 at the outbreak of war and grew up in Lincolnshire. His father was a Lieutenant Colonel in the army. He worked as a trainee reporter for the local paper and served as a messenger for civil defence; his post was on the Castle…

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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 567 Squadron, under their aircraft, including Jeff Brown.

AAyreJE-Fam170403.mp3
John Edward Ayres flew operations as a flight engineer with 427 Squadron.

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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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Memoro#462.mp3
Burckhard Kuck (b. 1925) tells the story of a 63-year-old mirror, a present from his fellow inmates when he was detained in a prisoner of war camp in England. Emphasises how the object reminds him of the lack of mirrors in the camp and of the fact…

MNorthGJ173836-160523-03.pdf
First page records three flights 8/14/19 August 1945 in Lancaster as duty rear gunner. Page two records operation to Duisburg 21 February 1945 'missing' and repatriation flights in C-47 and Lancaster on 8 May 1945. Page three records flight to Berlin…

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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.
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