Browse Items (68 total)

  • Temporal Coverage starts with "1943-09"

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A propaganda leaflet, G79, dropped in Germany. Extra edition with Churchill discussing the war.

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Top left first page - three-quarter length portrait of an airman wearing tunic and side cap. Text notes that he joined Royal Air Force in 1936 as a Halton apprentice armourer. Promoted to flight sergeant at the beginning of the war he began a long…

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Writes of his last operation in a Halifax when his aircraft was shot down and exploded killing all the other members of the crew. Describes journey to camp and being in Frankfurt while it is under bombing attack. Continues with description of life as…

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A memoir by Joe Harrison of his first operation in 1943. He describes the initial briefing, the events during the bombing run, the damage to their aircraft and his subsequent illness. Includes descriptions of the post-op analysis and good crew…

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Three quarter length portrait of Eric Horsham in uniform, holding a pipe. On the reverse 'Marston Moor Sept 1943'.

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Includes: editorial matters; prisoners at work; group photographs from the camps; official reports from the camps; the letters they write home; it depends on the book (written by A A Milne); news from the far east; POWs in the far east; they plan…

Five Group Newsletter, number 14, September 1943. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, an article on the Rolls Royce Merlin and features about training, signals, gunnery, accidents, bombing, decorations, photography, engineering,…

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In response to Isabel's enquiry about possible news concerning Andrew, stating that nothing has been heard so far.

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A temporary pass issued to Ted Neale allowing him to be absent for two days from no. 42 Air School, Port Elizabeth.

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A reconnaissance photograph showing a large town with a river running from lower left to top right. A station and marshalling yard are in the middle of the left half and a further marshalling yard and the aero-engine factory are on the upper right…

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Eight aircrew standing in a row. On the reverse 'Left to right, G. Whittle - DFM Nav, R Hebditch - DFM W Op, R Stott - DFM M.U.G., B Walker -CGM Capt, S Mayer - CGM Eng, J Robertson S.O., A Gadd - DFC B/A, K Hicklin - DFM A/G'. 'Ludford Magna Sept…

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Writes with legal and other advice over custody of child. Catches up with activities and acquaintances.

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Ron Priest worked in accountancy before the war and then served as a rear gunner, flying twenty five operations with 149 Squadron from RAF Lakenheath all on Stirlings. Describes his training in England, Canada and the United States, under the…

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Report written by Major W Lacy, Sandy Saunders' commanding officer on his progress as a cadet. He is described as 'young and impetuous but has guts and determination' and is told to develop greater discipline.

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First operation to Montluçon 15 September 1943. Briefed as easy trip with little opposition. Arrived early and waited for pathfinders, bombed from 8000 ft. Wing Commander Smith missing from operation reported hit by bombs. Operation 2, Mondane 16…

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A newspaper cutting about the night Warrant Officer Bill Walker succeeded in bringing their badly damaged aircraft back. Mentions award of two Conspicuous Gallantry Medals and two Distinguished Flying Medals.

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A photograph of the crew and an account of the night (27/28 September 1943) they were nearly shot down over Hanover. Crew names and positions are detailed as are the events of the night. One engine was on fire and this was extinguished by diving and…

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Wishes daughter Barbara a happy birthday

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Wishes her happy birthday and apologises for no card. He has ordered her an air gunner brevet broach. Writes about her party and that mother should give eight kisses for eighth birthday.

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Paolo Troglio walks in uniform along a sidewalk, carrying a bolt action rifle on his shoulder. Part of the Et'hem Bej Mosque is visible in the background. Captioned: 'Tirana - 2-9-43-', on the reverse '271'.

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A side view cartoon of Harold Gorton. He is standing with his hands in his pockets. It is captioned 'Gort' and is signed 'Pat Rooney 1943'.

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He writes of his flying duties, the weather and his colleagues.

EGortonHGortonLCM430928.pdf
He writes of his journey back to RAF Cark after his leave and mentions posting and retirement of two of his superiors.

EGortonHGortonLCM430911.pdf
He writes of life at RAF Cark, his social activities, arrangements for his leave and his colleagues.
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