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  • Temporal Coverage starts with "1941-08"

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For William Roy Peter Perry - includes personal and medical details.

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Pilots flying log book for P H Gaunt, pilot, covering the period from 20 October 1944 to 21 June 1952. Detailing his operations flown and post war flying at 69 reserve centre and 7 reserve flying school. He was stationed at RAF Foggia and RAF…

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List of operations from July 1941 until September 1943 for 15 Squadron, 1651 HCU at RAF Waterbeach and 214 Squadron at various airfields. Note at bottom; losses 19 Stirlings 4 Fortresses.

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Thirty-five airmen wearing greatcoats and side or peaked caps sitting and standing in four rows.

Submitted with caption 'Back row left to right. Edward Pullen, became a Wing Commander, killed in action 20 December 1943 when serving with 50…

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Top left a man wearing uniform tunic holding a dog with bushes in the background. Captioned 'Gordon Mills Aug 41'. Top right a three-quarter length portrait of a man wearing tunic and side cap sitting. Bottom left another copy of top right…

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Thirty six airmen wearing khaki uniform and side caps sitting and standing in three rows. They are all holding scrolls. On the wall behind United States and British flags. Captioned 'First graduating Class of British cadets at Calstrom field, August…

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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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Half length view of a man wearing checked shirt and a woman sitting side by side on a bench. Captioned 'Roy and "Claire" (Madeleine Lovinfiosse) taken on the run August 1941'.

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Jack Newton joined the RAF in 1938. He trained as an air gunner and was posted to 12 Squadron at RAF Binbrook. Just before midnight on the 5th of August 1941 Jack and his crew set off for Cologne. They were attacked by a night fighter. One engine was…

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Article about Jack Newton, their Wellington's landing on fire in Antwerp and his subsequent escape with help from Belgian citizens.

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Letter looking forward to Jack's visit. Remembers him and other members of his crew. Makes various arrangements to meet when Jack comes to Antwerp.

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Writes they are sorry that there was no news of her husband. Other aircrew that she had enquired of were reported as killed in action and another as prisoner of war.

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From officer commanding 12 Squadron regretting that they could not give and information on her husbands chances of safety. Also unable to give any information on other crew members.

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Informs her that her husband's aircraft was missing as his aircraft failed to return to base on 6 August 1941.

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Gives account of event when Wellington W5421 of 12 Squadron landed on fire at Antwerp Deurne on 5/6 August 1941. Notes that all crew except Jack Newton became prisoners of war He became the first airman to reach UK using the Comète escape line.…

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Informs her that her Husband Sgt J Lamport Newton was missing as a result of air operations on 6 August 1941.

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Report describing enemy aircraft flight action. At 0:45 at De Plank a Wellington was shot down. Identification of crew impossible. Reference made to De Plank cemetery. Around 1:45 a Wellington landed at Antwerp-Deurne airfield. At 00:30 a Wellington,…

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Two story house with double door on left and Dutch roof. Captioned 'Villa "Bois le Comte", Gomze Andomont, 15 miles from Liege. Where we met Emile Witmeur on August 14 1941, Belgium'.

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Describes events leading up to and including Jack Newton's last operation before crash landing in Belgium. Lists his crew and gives account of their attempts at evasion, meeting with Belgian helpers, moving to various safe houses and Jack Newton's…
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