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  • Temporal Coverage starts with "1943-05"

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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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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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Apologises for not writing, had been very busy. Writes that he had been on operations to Duisburg and Pilsen. Mentions off duty activities and photographs of his service mates and his aircraft. Catches up with news of acquaintance and comments on…

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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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The first is to Duisberg on 26/27 April 1943 with Squadron Leader Villiers as the captain. The second is to Essen on 27 May 1943, Squadron Leader Slade as the captain. The third is to Dusseldorf on 11/12
June 1943, with Squadron Leader Slade as the…

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Pilots flying log book two for Thomas Other Prickett, covering the period from 2 May 1940 to 18 June 1944. Detailing his flying training, instructor duties, operations flown and staff duties with the RAF Delegation to the USA. He was stationed at RAF…

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A vertical aerial photograph showing several new breaches in the sea defences with areas of land in process of being flooded. Submitted with caption; “Sea wall broken at Flushing.” Fort Rammekens is at the top of the photograph, with village of…

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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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Writes inviting him to speak at their village’s festivities during the “Wings for Victory” week and, in particular to officially open the week at the garden fete.

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Account of John Mitchell's career in the Royal Air Force from Oct 1934 until November 1957. Writes of his early ambitions to fly, and joining the RAF as a wireless operator. Describes his training and early postings to Worthy Down on Vickers…

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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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Front of a Halifax with lion with bomb nose art with name London's Revenge parked in front of a hangar. In front a table decorated with a union flag with an officer speaking into a microphone alongside a civilian wearing white overcoat. Surrounding…

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Shows operation tracks for all Groups to Dusseldorf. Shows combats as well as encounters with other aircraft.

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Operation against Dortmund on 23 May 1943 and Dusseldorf on 25 May 1943. List all crews flying. Squadron Leader Turgel's aircraft is highlighted on both operations and on the 25 May 1943, no landing time and a note 'No News'.

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From Air Ministry casualty branch reporting that the Royal Air Force Missing Research and Inquiry Service in Holland had located husband's grave in Venlo. Goes on to describe graves of aircrew recovered from same crash. Mentions some facts about…

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From Air Ministry casualty branch reporting that the Royal Air Force Missing Research and Inquiry Service in Holland had located husband's grave in Venlo. Goes on to describe graves of aircrew recovered from same crash. Mentions some facts about…

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The letter is attached to F G Bower's RAF badges and stripes.

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A letter referring to the estate of his son and how it will be dealt with.

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Writes about mail to relations and receiving book parcels. Asks them not to send any more money to person sending book as the ones she sends are rubbish. Writes about a play he saw and mentions sergeants' theatre. Mentions that there were some…

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A letter to the Bower family from the Imperial War Graves Commission explaining about headstones and inscriptions on their son's grave. On the reverse is handwritten references.

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A letter advising the family that their son's personal effects are being sent by registered post. It includes an inventory of the items.

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An envelope addressed to Frank Bower's father, On His Majesty's Service,

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A vertical aerial photograph of Dishforth. Hangars and dispersals can be clearly seen. The central grass area has been camouflaged but the grass runways can be identified. Several aircraft are visible.
It is captioned '11 TPC 28.5.43 //F5" 6"=1 mile…
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