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  • Collection: Leadbetter, John

Three items from Jack's service.

This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form. No better quality copies are available.

Six airmen standing outside their hut. On the wall is letter 'O'. On the reverse is 'A few of the chaps'.

Two airmen standing outside a building. The man on the right is Jack. A third man is sitting on a doorstep reading a book. On the wall is a letter 'O'.
On the reverse is 'Allies Poland & England'.

A group of 18 airmen arranged in three rows around a sign stating 'WAAF Only. Out of Bounds to RAF'. One man has his arm in a sling.

A bunk bed with shoes and uniforms ready for inspection. Sheets and blankets are folded up with pillows on top.

A large group of airmen arranged in six rows in front of a Lancaster. In the centre is a plaque stating '582 Sqdn PFF May - 1945'.

53 trainee airmen arranged in four rows. The image is mounted on a card and framed. Many of the group have signed their names on the card. It is captioned 'A Flight No.1 Squadron 13 ITW June 1942'.

A low level oblique aerial photograph of Cologne showing the cathedral, severely damaged building and a destroyed bridge. It is mounted in a frame with the caption 'Cologne, Germany - May 1945'.

A newspaper cutting noting that Jack has been promoted to flying officer.

A newspaper cutting stating that Jack has left the police to join the RAF.

A vertical aerial photograph of a group of islands including Skomer, West Wales. It is annotated '3PP Recco.519 P/O Leadbetter 9.9.44'.

A vertical aerial photograph showing the city. River Wye meanders through the left side. Two railway lines run from the bottom and meet halfway to the top. The image is annotated 'Recco.519 P/O Leadbetter 9.9.44'.
On the reverse -
'Assumed Posn…

A low level aerial oblique of flat farmland. A road crosses left to right with a few houses. On the image is annotated 'PE-J Q-2'.

Oblique aerial photograph of Dunkirk docks. Incomplete hulls of two oil tankers at bottom right, likely to be La Saône and La Seine. Extensive damage visible in the bottom left corner.

Identification kindly provided by Gareth Hughes, Christopher…

An oblique aerial photograph of Ludwigshafen. The foreground appears residential but in the middle distance are large factories. Damage has been inflicted on the buildings.

Identification kindly provided by Andrew Gordon and Stéphane Van de Putte…

An oblique aerial photograph of Goderich and Maitland River with Menesetung Bridge.

Identification kindly provided by Andrew Gordon of the Finding the location WW1 & WW2 Facebook group, and by Fynn Titford-Mock, with additional backing by Richard…

A low level aerial oblique photograph of a road crossing. Annotated on the image is 'PE-J Q-4'.

Three half length portraits of Jack.
#1 he is facing right.
#2 he is looking straight at the camera. The image has been slightly colourised.
#3 he is sitting on a small table. The colourised image is captioned 'Loudens Studios Fleetwood'.

The group of six are sitting on a fallen tree trunk. In front there is a dog.

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The three men are standing with arms crossed.

Jack (third from left) with his crew, standing in front of their Lancaster.

A camp scene of a road with wooden huts and in the distance a bunch of airmen. On the reverse 'Piccadilly Moncton'.

11 airmen including Jack. On the reverse 'The boys'.

Four trainee airmen standing by a sign for the airbase. On the reverse 'Canada' and '4 Musketeers'.
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