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  • Temporal Coverage starts with "1941-02"

LHansonJE46968v1.pdf
Flying log book for J E Hanson, wireless operator/air gunner, covering the period from 3 January 1939 to 1 October 1942. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Finnningley, RAF Upper Heyford, RAF Lindholme, RAF…

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I J Howell’s wireless operator/ air gunner’s flying log book covering the period from 6 September 1939 to 10 April 1941. Detailing his operations flown as wireless operator/air gunner. He was stationed at RAF Finningley (76 Squadron and 7…

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A newspaper cutting with a description of how Jack was awarded a DFM. This was awarded because he assisted an unconscious colleague to bale out of their damaged aircraft.

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Accounts of flying formation on 2 February 1941, cross country in a Wellington 3 March 1941, night flying om 4 March, cross country and night flying 5 March.

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Made out for F Perkins and gives instructions on mobilization and reporting.

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Second version of a brief Resumé of Initial Flying Training and operational experiences on 106 Squadron, led by Wing Commander Bob Allen DSO with sorties against the Scharnhorst and Gneisenau Battleships in the Port of Brest. Slight amendment to…

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Mentions formation of Pathfinder force. Gee, pulse phasing radar, new compasses. Continues with short note of H2S, OBOE. Lists locations and RAF stations.

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Brief Resumé of Initial Flying Training and operational experiences on 106 Squadron, led by Wing Commander Bob Allen DSO with sorties against the Scharnhorst and Gneisenau Battleships in the Port of Brest.

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Reports arrival of two letters and four newspapers. Catches up with home news. Writes that they had finished final exams and awaiting results. Fly when weather is good and hoping that they will be able to move on soon. mentions flying previous day.

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Reports he was well and had received newspapers from home and comments on news. No letter from her for five weeks. Not much happening apart from exams but no flying. Asks after friends and family at home.

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Writes that he has had no letter but suspects ship sunk. Little to report, had done a little flying and ready to go solo weather permitting. Preparing for final ground exams and once done - posting to another station for advanced training. However,…

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Writes he is well but no mail has arrived. Comments that poor weather preventing flying but he had passed the last lot of ground exams and now studying for next ones. Carries on about the weather, mentions film he has seen and that winter Sunday's in…

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List of twenty-nine letters sent by Donald Baker to his mother between June 1940 and September 1941. Also notes he was shot down on 5 November 1941.

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Stars in June 1940 based on letters written to his mother. Tells of life in Rhodesia before being called up and travelling to England, Discusses war as well as work and social life and initial training in Rhodesia. Goes on to describe a little of…

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First George plus one other outside wooden hut, captioned 'Boy, 3 Wing, Cranwell'.
Second, seven individuals wearing Sidcot suits, captioned 'Flying Training Feb 1939. North Airfield Cranwell.'
Third sixteen airmen, captioned 'Flight Gang',…

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Glad to receive cable from him as no letters for eight weeks. Glad he is getting letters and hopes calendars will arrive soon. Understand a little why no letters due to disturbance in his part of world recently. Catches up with family news and asks…

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Plans still unsettled. Was great pleasure to get his postcard. Writes of their activities and plans. Catches up with gossip and news of family and friends.

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Writes of their activities and mentions suggestion that they try and sent a message to him via radio forces messages. Hopes to have their own house soon. Says they are listening to the radio. Catches up with more news and gossip.

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Reports letter received of November 15th and November 29th show how long they take. Catches up with father's activities and possible move to Nelson. Catches up gossip and weather. Mentions letters from people and passes on news. Discusses sending…

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Catches up with family news and activities. Possible that Nelson will become permanent home. Wonders if he is getting any of their letters. Sending this letter by airmail. Had heard that some internees had got letters already. They sent their first…

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Writes about how busy she had been and describes some activities. mentions weather and snow. catches up with news of family, friends and activities. Hopes cable she sent would arrive with him in a few hours but might take a few days according to post…

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Says both are well. Sent care of American consul Tunis

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Writes of message from Red Cross which asks them to cable American consul in Tunis with which they comply saying they are well. Previously enquired if cables possible but told cables were not allowed for prisoners of war. Comments on winter weather…

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Writes of weather, mentions she got many letter for her birthday and comments on bad weather noted in some and other news. Mentions shortage of onions and continues with other gossip. Comments on butter ration and that she has become a clever soup…

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Writing on Christmas day about her thoughts. Mentions their activities during the day. Comments on the weather and cards/gifts received. Catches up on family/friends news. Writes about bulbs coming up soon. Mentions letter received by father…
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