Browse Items (93 total)

  • Temporal Coverage starts with "1944-04"

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An envelope addressed to the parents of David Geach from the Air Ministry

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A calendar for a child. A child is in a model aeroplane with a dog. There is also an enamel metal RAF badge. On the reverse 'All the best to you David, & boys of the Crew, Betty'. The front is signed by David's crew and has bombs indicating…

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A letter written by David Geach's Wing Commander to David's father in reply to a request for his belongings. Also included are the front and reverse of a telegram envelope.

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Damage descriptions to go with photographs of Rostock, Genoa, Milan (24 October 1942), Berlin (October 1943 and 8 March 1944) and Munich (24/25 April 1944). Some of the photographs described are not in the collection. Also a description of photograph…

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Mentions time as a balloon operator at Felixstowe and then training as an air gunner. First tour on 50 Squadron RAF Swinderby on Manchester, but had to wait for aircraft to arrive as squadron still flying Hampden when he arrived later transferred to…

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Reconnaissance photograph showing the Munich Residenz gutted. Captioned between pages 66-67 of 1956 Memoir '[underlined] Munich [/underlined] after 5 Group of Bomber Command raid 24th April 1944 [written vertically down left hand side of page]'. On…

Five Group Newsletter, number 21, April 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and features about process of servicing, gardening, navigation, honours and awards, signals / radar, tactics, air bombing, radar / navigation, link…

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The service record of Harry Aspinall from 21 June 1940 to 23 April 1944.

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Three non-commissioned officers wearing side caps standing behind and two officers wearing peaked caps sitting in front. All are wearing tunics with brevet. Ben Openshaw is rear left.

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Includes editorial matter; a message to relatives from the Archbishop of York (C F Garbett); official reports from the camps; the letters they write home; groups from the camps; do parcels really get there? how they help (fundraising at home); mail…

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Night oblique aerial photograph showing a town with flares top centre. On the reverse 'Cam 1, Neg 1, 10.4.44, 150, St Cyr Airpark, 617,S/Lfr Munro, Lancaster, 0200,orbiting,10000/6000'.

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On Vickers-Armstrong headed paper classified secret. Write saying that he will send bombing charts at once.

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Thanks him for letter and is glad he is making excellent progress.

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On Vickers-Armstrong headed paper classified most secret. Congratulates Cheshire on award of bar to Distinguished Service Order. Goes on to discuss bomb plots sent to Wallis. Concludes with statement on penetration depths of live stores. Includes a…

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Oblique aerial photograph showing an object on fire in the centre. On the reverse 'Can 2, Neg 1, Ops 150, St Cyr airpark, 10.4.44, 617, spot bursts, [...], Lancaster, 0200, orbiting, 10000/6000, 51/44'.

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Provides results of attacks on Mailly le Camp military depot and tank park 3/4 May, Clerment-Ferrand aircraft factory 29/30 April, Toulouse aircraft assembly works and Montaudran airfield 5/6 April and 1/2 May, Lyon Motor vehicle works 1/2 May,…

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Air Ministry Accounts need a completed Air Ministry Form 531 before they can release Andrew's Post Office Savings book. The original of his will has been forwarded to Messrs Newlands and Warner.

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Letter giving pension details to Isabel as a widow.

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The first page has notes and the second page has dates during March and April 1944.

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Produced by RAF Graveley Entertainments Committee with a combined Women's Auxiliary Air Force and Royal Air Force cast.

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Letter to a fellow crew member's father commenting on the lack of information and promising to share any new information.

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Letter from Wing Commander Lockhart informs her that her husband Squadron Leader C H Wilson was missing from air operation to Nuremberg on 30/31 March 1944. Crew had wide operational experience and hope that are safe but it will take a few weeks to…

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Letter to Mrs Wilson from Ellen Stevens, mother of navigator Sergeant J Stevens. She writes that her son had mentioned her husband's skill and experience and the crew had the utmost confidence in him. Hoping they will hear good news and asking her to…

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Letter from Corporal F W Meredith, Squadron Leader Wilson's batman, expressing sympathy and stating that he had been ask to forward a number of articles and he would do this under separate cover. Offers hope that her husband was taken prisoner.
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