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  • Temporal Coverage starts with "1943-02"

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A coloured sketch of the crew of Stirling BK604 completed by a prisoner at Dulag Luft.

PTrevaynePR1907.jpg
The graves of the four airmen who died when their Stirling was shot down, Enter, Netherlands.

PTrevaynePR1905.jpg
Eight photographs of the crew of Stirling BK604. Four were killed and four were taken prisoner.

PTrevaynePR1902.jpg
An explanation of the silver cup. It was awarded to the pilot who had shot down a Stirling.

PTrevaynePR1901.jpg
A silver cup with 'Hptm Thimmig 3.2.43 Short-Stirling'. It was awarded to the pilot that shot down the Stirling.

MTrevaynePR1291380-191205-02.pdf
A detailed account of the last flight of a Stirling operation on Hamburg.

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Joined in 1942 and then details training and tour on 115 Squadron, gunnery course, tours as gunnery instructor. Further tour with 625 Squadron, crashed twice before another instructors tour. Mentions 14 ops on first tour and 20 on second. Comments on…

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Drawing of a Lancaster with names of crew (including Sgt Townsley) on bombs falling from bomb bay. Clouds in background and signatures on bottom. Annotated 'Lorient 13/14/2/43, 97 Squadron'.

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BThomasJHThomasJHv1.pdf
Covers enlistment and early training in the Royal Australian Air Force. Continues with description of journey to England via the United States and training in England. Lists his crew formed during training. Joined 102 Squadron with Halifax Mk 3 on 12…

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Enlisted in 1939, ground staff until re-mustered as aircrew, Feb 1943 to RAF St Eval, anti-submarine sweeps. May 1943 to 78 Squadron, 1943 instructing at OTU, July 1944 to 35 Squadron Pathfinders, total of 66 operations. Demobbed February 1946.

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Sends birthday wished to her and Eileen and says he could not afford much of presents. Describes a little of his his current situation and provides some gossip,

LThompsonAJB121138v1.pdf
Pilot Officer A.J.B. Thompson’s SAAF Observers or Air Gunners Log Book from 17th January 1942 to 4th February 1943, detailing his training and duties as a Bomb Aimer. He was stationed at: SAAF Queenstown (No. 47 Air School), SAAF Port Alfred (No.…

BCotterJDPCotterJDPv1.pdf
Describes training and crewing up at operational training unit on Wellingtons. Mentions staying in London on leave with RCAF colleague, using the Canadian forces club London and dining at the Ritz. Includes diary entry describing operational baptism.…

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Squadron badge with lion with standard, squadron CVI, moto Pro Libertate. With signature of the King, Guy Gibson and others. Submitted with description 'Photo of the 1941 approval of the 106 Sqn badge, signed by HRH King George VI. Other signatures…

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Graduation of class 43-B on 26 February 1943. Gives times and list of events. Submitted with caption 'Graduation Program Napier Field 1943'.

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From Napier Field, Alabama certifies Donald Cameron had successfully completed course of instrument flying. Cartoon goose artwork. Submitted with caption 'Blind Flight Certificate Napier Field Alabama 1943 Don Cameron 173516'.

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Head and shoulders image of an officer pinning wings onto an airman wearing tunic and side cap. Captioned, 'Class leader Sergeant Harold Leonard Fry receiving wings from Wing Commander A H S Gibson at training school in Canada'. Cutting from Ilford…

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States that assemblies and subassemblies from Lancaster and Hampden that were repaired or salvaged. Comments on repairs and process.

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Covers system, condition of bins, steel, collection, sacking and labelling and remarks.

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…

LRichardsonF146443v1.pdf
Pilots flying log book for F J Richardson, covering the period from 4 November 1941 to 23 February 1943. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at No.1 British Flying Training School Terrell, RAF Long Newton, RAF North…

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A wedding photograph of Bob and Marjorie. It is annotated '28-2-43 Bob on Embarkation leave' and underneath each individual is identified 'Gordon Mother Me Father Bob Marjorie Cyrilwix Mrs Mott My Grandfather'.
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