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  • Collection: Pearce, Arthur

Aircrew from 156 Squadron in three rows in front of a Lancaster. Captioned 'No 156 (Pathfinder) Squadron, RAF Wyton, Huntingdon, September 1945'

Tin box with label for Arthur Pearce 12 AG, 1943/44. Contains Distinguished Flying Medal ribbon and accompanied by air gunner and flight engineer brevets.

Labels for Arthur and Hilegard Pearce, including an address 'British Consulate, Duquesa de Parcent 8, Malaga 217571'.
Stencilled and written on the back of a Fortuna Cigarette packet.

Golden eagle pathfinder badge front and rear.

Two warrant officer crown badges front and rear


Medal with blue ribbon with European star circle emblem. Front and back views.

Five medals with ribbons on medal bar. Includes:
Distinguished Flying Medal,
1939-1945 Star,
France and Germany Star,
Defence Medal,
War Medal 1939–1945.

Front and rear views. Includes medal ribbons.

Several views of small compass with cover

Folding magnifying glass with protective metal cover and leather case.

Front and side views of an Ensign camera out of and in a canvas case

Leather flying helmet with oxygen mask and tube and goggles. Intercom connection lead at rear. Close up of earpiece headphone and intercom connector.

Fieseler Fi 156 Storch.jpg
View from rear of aircraft pointing towards horizon. Door is open and iron cross on starboard side. In the distance to the right a tall building with turrets.

Business card for Arthur Pearce for Cox & Kings (Agents) Limited, 15 Charles II Street, London, SW1

Certificate of award of La Croix du Combattant de L'Europe. Awarded by the European Veterans' Confederation to Arthur James Pearce DFM PFF.

Appointment scroll for Royal Air Force Warrant Officer

Certifies that Flight Sergeant A J Pearce is permanently awarded Pathfinder force badge.

Regrets unable to personally give Pearce well earned award of Distinguished Flying Medal.

Some personal data and a list of operations with heights. Entries for flying days, Operations January to April 1945, Mentions leave, birthdays, train times, days out, events, news of friends and acquaintances, meetings and parties, hospital…


Memorandum items addresses of friends and acquaintances, mentions many days/evenings out and what sort of time he had in Belfast, Lincoln, Gainsborough and many others. Mentions various journeys and postings, lists birthdays. Jots down daily…

Contains personal information, address and telephone numbers of acquaintances. Entries for registered for RAF 9 Jan 43, fireguard duty days, swimming, medical appointment, passed selection board for Air Gunner 26 MaR 43,Holiday dates, call up papers…

Contains addresses in London and one in Stalag XXB Germany. Entries for bithdays, maths, fire watching, dancing classes, holidays, fractured arm 15 September and hospital appointments September and October, fire guard.

Contains address in Falmouth Rd London SE1, some personal details. Includes entries for a prisoner of war address, birthdays, maths, fire watching, met Grace (May), dancing, classes, holidays, address for Mary O'brian London.

Headed 'Sgt Pearce, 24.6.44, Ex 2, Course 99B'. Air-to-air gunnery film with Miles Martinet target aircraft. Taken from Wellington from RAF Ingham.

Headed 'Sgt Pearce, 23.6.44, Ex 1, Course 99B'. Air-to-air gunnery film with Miles Martinet target aircraft. Taken from Wellington from RAF Ingham.

Compilation of air-to-air gunnery films against Miles Martinet target aircraft.
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