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  • Temporal Coverage starts with "1943-03"

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Top - view of swimming pool with bathers in water. Pool surrounded by buildings. Captioned 'Hot springs baths, Banff, Alta'.
Left - two airmen wearing flying jackets standing in woods. Captioned 'Doug and Dickie, Woolfox Lodge 43'.
Right - and…

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Relates events during operation to Essen on 12/13 March 1943. Enemy fighter attacked and was engaged and hit by rear gunner. Claimed as damaged. After releasing bombs in heavy anti-aircraft fire and searchlights rear gunner engaged Me 109. Gunner…

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Top - air-to-air photograph of a Lancaster letter 'KR-J' over open countryside. Captioned '115 Squadron, March 1943'.
Bottom right - newspaper cutting - account of operation against Skoda Works.

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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…

LRichardsonF146443v2.1.pdf
Pilots flying log book 2 for F J Richardson, covering the period from 3 March 1943 to 8 October 1945. Detailing his operations flown, flying training and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Langar, RAF Ossington, RAF Church Broughton, RAF…

SThomasFDJ120392v10008.pdf
Letter to Frederick Thompson's mother describing events
of the aircraft being shot down, the dreadful mutilated condition of the crews bodies and the subsequent funerals of the crew. Describes the village where the incident happened with some…

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Describes the introduction of Halifax into service with associated problems. Mentions first operations to Le Havre. Goes on to describe engine and gun turret upgrades as well as other modifications. Continues with introduction of Mk 3. and Mk 6…

LBabbageG1613415v1.pdf
Navigator’s, air gunner’s and air bomber’s flying log book for G Babbage, air gunner, covering the period from 15 December 1942 to 8 April 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Stormey Down, RAF…

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Certifies that J Brenna had been instructed and fully understood ditching process and dinghy drill.

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A large group of airmen wearing battledress and helmets. One row sitting on the ground with rifles with a dog in the centre, another row sitting and two more standing, some with shouldered rifles. In the background a wooden hut. On the reverse…

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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A large group of airmen wearing RAAF uniform with pilot's brevet and side caps. Sign in front reads '33 Course' Card alongside 'Trainee pilot passing out, Per Ardua ad Astra, Launceston, Tasmania, 6/3/43'. Submitted with caption…

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Damaged photograph of four aircrew wearing battledress with brevet standing in front to a brick wall. Dustbin visible lower left. Submitted with description 'Copy of a damaged, undated, original photograph showing four members of F/Sgt L J Burpee's…

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Newspaper cutting with death announcement for Air Commodore John Henry Searby DSO DFC. Submitted with description 'A Daily Telegraph newspaper notice of the death of A/Cdr John Henry Searby DSO, DFC on 14/01/1986. Handwritten note on cutting: "Friday…

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Rear quarter view of a Lancaster at night with runway and search lights. Submitted with description 'Night photo of Lancaster ED724 of 103 Squadron at Elsham Wolds before taking off for a raid on Duisburg, 26 March 1943. A cone of three search lights…

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Top right - two RAF officers one wearing battledress and the other a tunic standing in front of the wall of a building. Officer on the left is smoking a pipe and both have hands in pockets. In the background left a window and right a door. Captioned…

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From information provided by the donor. Four photographs ,the first is a reverse with the crew listed, annotations 'Baxter 507, L - R top, Sgt Baxter, F/eng, Sgt Prowse R/Gunner, P/O Deare W/Op, L -R Bottom, S/L Villiers Pilot, F/O Allinson Nav, P/O…

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Comments on inspection when little screwed work done.

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Covers cleaning, drying, components and markings and remarks.

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Process check on protective treatments to D.T.D.902"A", "B" & "BE" Shops. Includes details for Hampden and Lancaster components, aileron structures and remarks. Two versions of same item.

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12 postcards written by Alan Green whilst a prisoner of war. He thanks his parents for their mail, news of Basil, requests cigarettes, photographs, socks and a toothbrush, receipt of parcels and a list of clothing.
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