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  • Temporal Coverage starts with "1944-08"

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The letter from the Chief Draughtsman at Lancashire Dynamo and Crypto Ltd expresses delight that Ron has returned to the UK, safely.

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The telegram advises that his son, Ron, has arrived back in the UK.
There is a second identical copy.

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Relates author's visit to Edzell in Scotland to visit Oscar's grave. Mentions meeting the local RAF padre who had conducted Oscar's funeral. Describes grave location and asks if they would like a photograph sent. Mentions meeting other colleagues.

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His letter expresses delight that Ron has arrived in London.

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R Brown’s South African Air Force Observer’s and Air Gunner’s Flying Log Book, from 4th July 1942 to 25th September 1943, detailing training and operations as a Bomb Aimer (“Bombardier” used in logbook). Based at RAF Oudtshoorn (45 Air…

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Five photographs that show the devastation of vehicles, animals and buildings caused by the air attacks on the German forces attempting to escape through the Falaise Gap. Captioned 'Falaise "Gap" '.

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Cyril Mercier was born in Jersey in 1925. He joined the Home Guard in 1940 and the RAF in 1943. After initial training, and training on gunnery at Bridgnorth he joined 14 Operational training Unit at Abingdon, where he crewed up. He trained on…

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Lists 34 operations between 28 May 1944 and 19 September 1944. 467 Squadron RAAF. On last sortie noted that Wing Commander Gibson VC was master bomber and was killed on return flight. In addition first operation was in Lancaster R5868 which is now in…

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Incident 1. Describes ground loop on engine run up for take off. Pilot subsequently posted away.
Incident 2. Describes watching another aircraft taking off when its flaps fell down and bomb doors opening as it reached take off speed on the runway.…

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Two press cuttings. The first is captioned 'Frenchman waves to allied reconnaissance plane' and shows a road with two figures, one of them waving, the road running through small farmed fields, trees and more fields in the background.
The second is…

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A brief description of the operation, his nav plot and a map showing the target.

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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…

LSwaffieldJ19250603v1.pdf
Flying log book for navigators, air bomber, air gunners & flight engineers for James Swaffield, navigator, Covering the period from 18 August 1943 to the end of his operations on 5 January 1945 (but logbook certified to 21 April 1945). Detailing…

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Extract from Norman William Smith’s air gunner logbook covering operations between 12 August 1944 and 3 December 1944 flying on Lancaster with 166 Squadron C Flight. 16 daylight and 15 night operations are recorded. Targets were Rieme, Stuttgart,…

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On Gee, Walker & Slater Ltd headed notepaper congratulating him on behalf of the company's directors on being awarded a decoration and his recent marriage.

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States Flight Sergeant Charles William Eyles was Master Bomber and visual marker and was reliable and accurate. Participated in 51 attacks by day and night against heavily defended targets. Provides other accolades.

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Observer’s and air gunner’s flying log book for C W Eyles, bomb aimer, covering the period from 9 July 1942 to 14 October 1944. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Dumfries, RAF Abingdon,…

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Letter encloses certificate for permanent award of the pathfinder force badge awarded on completion of his tour. Certificate signed by Air Vice Marshall D C T Bennett.

LMartinWJ1822340v1.pdf
Flying log book for W.J. Martin, flight engineer covering the period from 3 April 1944 to 13 November 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations and instructional duties. He was stationed at RAF East Kirkby, RAF St Athan, RAF Swinderby, RAF…
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