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  • Temporal Coverage starts with "1942-10"

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A list of 16 aircraft and crew lost between May and November 1942 from 301 Squadron.
Business card for P/O Harry William Bock, Polish Air Force.

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Item 1 is a newspaper cutting about Polish aviators.
Item 2 is a Mess bill for Mieczysław Stachiewicz.
Item 3 and 7 are photographs of ground crew working on a Wellington.
Item 4 is a newspaper cutting about 301 Squadron and Polish…

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Third of David Geach's diaries describing his service & personal life training as an Air Bomber in Canada. He describes his ground & flying training experiences, social life both in camp and in local Canadian towns and New York. He details train…

YGeachDG1394781v3.pdf
Second of David Geach's diaries, describing his training for aircrew at Kingstown, Heaton Park, Hastings and Harrogate until his embarkation to Canada on the Queen Mary. Covers the period from 20 June 1942 to 7 October 1942.

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Cartoon title 'Sergeants Stripes - Letters page 169'. Eight cartoon figures round a bunk bed in various stages of sowing on sergeants stripes. Caption on bottom 'Getting some brevet-an-tape-stitching-on-hours'.

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Catches up with home news. Comments about cold and rain conditions and heating not being turned on until 1st November. Writes some course details and crewing up with bombadier. Provides a detailed description of his and others experiences in…

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Writes of train journey to RAF Upper Heyford and activities at camp including starting on his course. Notes food is better than previous posting at RAF West Freugh. States he enjoyed leave and catches up with home news.

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Writes he is home again after just a week but has to return to West Freugh to pass out with 37 out of 40 students. Catches up with news and does much moaning over confusion. Cartoon of man struggling to pedal a bicycle with luggage and overflowing…

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Describes preparation for leaving course but no news of postings. Very cheesed off as could have been passed out and sent on leave, but are just hanging around. Plan to go to pictures in Stranraer. Misses bike which he has sent home already.

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Writes that he returned safely to West Freugh. They were recalled from leave because they were to be posted at the weekend but it was decided they needed to do more bombing trips. Writes of mix up on return journey with respirator cases with ATS girl…

YHolmesWC176554v1.pdf
Describes crossing the Atlantic to Canada and journey to Bowden, Alberta and then on to Estevan, Saskatchewan. Day by day account of activities, flying and life in Canada, Concludes with journey back across Canada

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Damage descriptions to go with photographs of Rostock, Genoa, Milan (24 October 1942), Berlin (October 1943 and 8 March 1944) and Munich (24/25 April 1944). Some of the photographs described are not in the collection. Also a description of photograph…

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Target photograph of a Milan eastern district, between Piazza 5 giornate and the central fresh food market, with incendiaries falling down. Scuola di Villa Morosini is visible near the frame border.
Captioned between pages 36-37 of 1956 Memoir…

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John Blair standing with Leo Balderamos on a tall building with a cityscape in the background.

Caption: 'John Blair (left) and Leo Balderamos of Belize on the Empire State Building, New York, in October 1942'.

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Ted Neale's flying log filled in with flights from 17 September 1942 to 01 October 1942 when at no. 15 Elementary Flying Training School, Kingstown, Carlisle.

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Formal photograph of 22 WAAFs in three rows, row of houses, hotel and larger building in background. Isabel Aitcheson fourth from right in front row. On the reverse all are named and 'Morecambe 5/10/42'.

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Thanks her for letter and complains about life at St Athan. Writes of leave and life on camp. Mentions news about acquaintance and tells amusing story about colleague. Catches up with domestic matters.

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Diary commences on joining Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 3 October 1940 and training at Babbacombe, Newquay and passing out as an aircraft fitter. Posting to RAF Kenley 6 January 1942 and association with fighter pilots Bluey Truscott, Paddy…

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Half length portrait of Bill Bailey in cadet's uniform. Additional information 'JD Bailey age 18 yrs Aircrew Under Training October 1942'.
On the reverse is the photographer's stamp.

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Personal data including dates of commissioning, promotion and death as well as postings and next of kin details.

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History of RAF Foulsham which opened in May 1942 and received 98 and 180 squadrons in October 1942 with B-25 aircraft. Describes problems getting B-25 operational and early raids as well as an early low level operation on Ghent/Terncuzen where three…

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Catches up with family and friends and mentions that he is night flying at present.

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Gordon Mellor grew up in London and was interested in aviation. He volunteered for the Air Force and trained as a navigator in Canada. On his return to the UK he and his crew were posted to 103 Squadron at Elsham Wolds and his first operation was the…

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Gordon Mellor grew up in London and was interested in aviation. He volunteered for the Air Force and trained as a navigator in Canada. On his return to the UK he and his crew were posted to 103 Squadron. Returning from an operation they were attacked…
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