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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1945-07"

BBryanR-MBurnsideJGBv1.pdf
Part 1 - family background with information on relatives and family photographs.
Part 2 - war service of Flying Officer James Gordon Bennett Burnside flight engineer. Covers training as flight engineer. Then follows short descriptions. listing…

ACotterJDP180828.mp3
John was born in London, Hendon. His family fell on hard times in his early years. John and his brother, Paul, joined the RAF in 1941 as a pilot and wireless operator respectively. After initial training at RAF Brize Norton, John was trained in…

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Payslip for August 1945.

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Payslip for July 1945.

EDarbyCAHWellandJ450717.pdf
The RAF has changed their plans and they are not being sent overseas or mixed with transport command. Redundancy looks likely.

EDarbyCAHWellandJ450716.pdf
His squadron is about to disband and his flight will become part of Transport Command. He may be retrained for non-flying duties in Yorkshire. He discusses complications regarding the wedding due to the leave situation.

EDarbyCAHWellandJ450710.pdf
He and his crew have been practice bombing at night. He discusses wedding details. Only 16 days to wait.

EDarbyCAHWellandJ450706.pdf
He discusses their wedding plans then domestic news. They flew to Denmark to test German radar.

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Jack writes about his journey back to Mildenhall and how he nearly missed his train plus some domestic news.

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A notification from No. 13 Base Command to Noel Appleton that he has been awarded a Distinguished Flying Cross.

AMulhallJE180703.mp3
James Mulhall trained as a flight engineer and was posted to 75 Squadron at RAF Mepal. On one operation the crew were surprised to be presented by the ground crew with a .303 bullet which proved that they had been the recipient of friendly fire. On…

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Writes she will be breaking up on 10 August when they hope to have games and picnic. Will be home at normal time.

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The letter refers to his award of a Distinguished Flying Cross, offers congratulations and includes a medal ribbon.
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