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  • Temporal Coverage starts with "1943-01"

LBennettHW561480v1.pdf
H. W. Bennett’s RAF Observer’s and Air Gunner’s Flying Log Book, from 23 April 1937 to 14 June 1943, detailing training, operations and instructional duties as an Air Observer, Air Gunner, Bomb Aimer and Navigator. Includes bombing and…

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Episode 1: story of bomb aimer with hypoxia on operation to Hamburg on 30 January 1943. Episode 2: account of operations to Friedrichshafen on 20 June 1943 and Spezia on 23 June 1943. On first operation, Pathfinders from 97 Squadron suffered in…

BSaundersRSaundersRv1.pdf
Document contains order of service for funeral and memoir of service in the RAF. Includes training as wireless operator/air gunner, troop ship to Cairo and continued training in Egypt. Posted for operation on Boston aircraft with 114 Squadron in…

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For Pat Hogan in Royal Australian Air Force from 15 January 1943 to 23 February 1946.

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Patrick Hogan's discharge from Army Service Corps 6th Brigade in consequence of being required for service with the Royal Australian Air Force.

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Certified several times on several dates with no entries

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Certified - No entries from records.

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Includes personal details and list postings from 1943 to 1945. Promotions up to Flight Sergeant. Commissioned in June 1945.

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Contains personal details dates of service and discharge, promotions and postings and movements.

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Contains personal details and certificate of medical examination

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P J Hogan filled out questions to be put to recruit before enlistment - personal details with attestation and declaration signatures.

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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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Includes early life and marriage. Joined the RAFVR and served on 9 Squadron and served full tours on Whitley, Halifax and Wellington. Mentions his pilot and award of DFM and promotion. Went to 97 Squadron in 1943. Was navigator/bomb aimer. Gives…

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Deals with matter of overpayment of uniform allowance.

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Writes of overpayment of uniform allowance and suggest paying back in instalments.

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Class of RAF cadets in four rows, submitted with caption; “No 7 ITW. Newquay, Cornwall Jan ‘43”

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Three officers wearing uniform tunic, two with side caps and the third with peaked cap walking across a car park. On the left is Wing Commander Arthur Cyril Ball (brother of Albert Ball VC). Two officers on the left have pilot's brevet and the other…

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Some personal details and return to unit.

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Notes place of aircrew selection board on 10/03/43 and lists all course undertaken, promotion dates, flying times on operational aircraft and last medical board.

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Letter to his sister Myra Price. Apologises for not answering her letters. Writes of people he had met in South Africa who had previously lived in Wales. Recounts his activities at a sports day.
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References the other five members of his crew and gives information on the prisoner of war locations of Roy Langlois, Sgt Copely both at Stalag Luft 3 and the other three at Camp de Chambaran, Istres France.

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Capitulation near Stalingrad of Field Marshall Von Paulus on 30 January 1943 and General Streicher on 2 February 1943. Defeated Sixth Army comprised 330,000 men. General Giraud, High Commissioner in North Africa, working closely with General De…

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War correspondent Paul Holt observes the Red Army for a fortnight along 3,000 Km of the Stalingrad front. He follows the armies of Colonel General Yeremenko. With little food and freezing temperatures, General Paulus’s only hope of supplies is…

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SHughesCL1334982v10022.pdf
Letters from air secretary branch stating that commissioning parchment was being prepared. Letter from RAF Historian researcher stating that he would obtain and send on the recommendation for his Distinguished Flying Cross and also copies of all his…
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