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  • Collection: Simpson, Henry

A flight lieutenant stands addressing a large crowd of airmen all wearing battledress. On his left a wing commander stands with hands in pockets. On the reverse 'our dear son somewhere in the crowd just before D-Day 1944. W/C Garner OC on left. F/Lt…

Full length portrait of a man wearing civilian shirt with tie and light trousers standing in a field with bushes in the background. Additional information about this item was kindly provide by the donor.

Three aircrew wearing battledress and flying boots standing with trees in the background. On the reverse 'Darling son at rest with dear lord. Left to right, Gordon Nordbye (Canada), Les Wright in centre, Harry with arm on Les'.

Half-length portrait of two sergeant air gunners wearing tunic. On the reverse 'Les Knight Gordon Nordbye (Canada).

Seven men wearing battledress with brevet and six with side caps, one with peaked cap. Standing in line underneath a bomber.

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On the left, one man sitting by a table with mugs on it. In the centre by the stove an man wearing battledress standing with foot on box. On the right, two airmen sitting. On the reverse 'at back of the room on right - Henry Simpson FE (Powdrill's…

Half-length portrait of a sergeant wearing tunic with flight engineer brevet.

Head and shoulders portrait of an airman wearing side cap.

Letter from mother of Henry Simpson's pilot Ross Powdrill in reply to their letter. Thanks them for their trouble and writes that their letters had helped.

Newspaper article explaining the effect of RAF Bomber Commands operation against Germany. Comments on superior equipment and single minded strategy. Compares allied bombing strategy to the failure of the German air force's efforts and suggests…

Newspaper cutting reporting number of bomber command aircrew killed and comparing it to combined Army casualties from D-Day to the end of the war.

No 1 Group Bomber Command roll of honour 1939-1945

This item is available only at the International Bomber Command Centre / University of Lincoln.

Lancaster DV 367 missing 7/8 June 1944, Lists crew and next of kin.

Award conferred with effect from 7 June 1944 published in London Gazette 25 January 1946.

To Henry Simpson's father from HM The King and Queen.

Sergeant Henry Simpson’s RAF Navigator’s, Air Bomber’s and Air Gunner’s Flying Log Book, from 31st August 1943 to 7th June 1944, detailing his training and operations as a flight engineer. He was stationed at RAF Blyton (1662 Conversion Unit)…

Covers forwarding citation from London Gazette about award of Distinguished Flying Medal to his son.

Learned with regret that his son was missing and writes concerning his son's voluntary allotment from his RSF pay and what was need for him to continue receiving payments.

Informs him that his son had been awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal.

Expresses sympathy over news of Sergeant Henry Simpson who was flight engineer of an aircraft that failed to return from an operation to Versailles.

Informs him that his son's personal effects had been forwarded to the RAF central depository.

Regrets to inform him that his son had been posted as missing believe killed. A report that his son, F/Sergeant G L Nordbye and F/Sergeant L M G Baker has lost their lives had been received through the Red Cross from an official German statement.

Reports that there was no news of his son who was missing in action but if there were the air ministry would be first to notify him.

Inviting him to an investiture for award of his son's DFM.

Stamped Dulag Luft Wetzlar and lists Sgt L M Baker, G L M Norbye and Simpson Henry, Evan Wade at St Cyr L'Ecole, Lancaster aircraft gives other details of personnel and includes Ratcliff L.
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