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  • Temporal Coverage starts with "1945-03"

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Extract from Bourne Parish Magazine – 1945, a transcript of an article displayed in the Bourne Parish magazine regarding John (Jack) Cox being reported missing in March 1945. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

SBakerDA19210428v1.pdf
A gift from the war prisoners aid of the YMCA, it contains notes in German and English, and names and addresses of people in Australia, Brazil and Canada, tables, figures and calculations, weekly rations with list of food, and photographs of…

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Target photograph showing smoke from six bombs in built up area in centre of frame. open countryside and fields all round. Captioned '3690, L.SGN, 22.3.45, 7", 15000, 048, 1492, DULMEN J, 18 MC 500DT. C31SECS, F?O QUINE, J, 582'. Includes scan of…

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Top - target photograph showing smoke from bomb explosions in centre with some built up area to top left. Captioned '3737 LSGN 24.3.45 Y 18000' ISO 13.19.18 STERKRADE E, 18MC500DT, C34SECS, F/O QUINE. H. 582'.
Bottom - target photograph showing…

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Top - target photograph showing smoke from bombs over most of frame and built up area top left. Captioned '3640, L.SGN, 21.3.45 " 8'.16800'103 BREMEN OS[....] Oil Refinery, S, 13MC500DT:4ANM64DT, C34 SECSI. F/O Quine; S: 582'.
Bottom - target…

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Side view of a four engine airliner registration G-AGSU parked on grass, Two men in white overalls stand under the port outer engine. Signed 'With my love Daddy, [signature] Roy Chadwick'. Captioned '(Roy Chadwick copy: by courtesy Margaret Dove the…

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First is of a crew of eight, standing by left mainwheel of a Stirling captioned 'The crew'. ' The crew of aircraft 'N' for Nan. no 199 Squadron from Nov 1944 till April 1945'.
Second is of ten individuals standing and kneeling in front of a…

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First of group of individuals, captioned 'Air and ground crew, sitting on wing of "N" for Nan, March 1945.'
Second is of small car, captioned "Crew - bus", my first car bought when on ops with 199 Sqdn.'
Third is of right-hand forward nose of a…

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Air Vice Marshal Bennett adopted as Liberal candidate at Middlesborough by-election. Sub-headlines include: rescued Sikorski, merged air force . Other headlines: eye-man in Burma, houses for bunkers, opposition. Photograph: full face portrait of Air…

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Article about book written by Air Vice Marshall Bennett on the future peace and his plan to achieve it. Includes full face portrait of Bennett wearing tunic and peaked cap.

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Three headlines: premier reports: Nazi army cracking, collapse expected in next few weeks: Cologne captured and over the Rhine with tanks. Photograph of Cologne city centre with Cathedral on left and collapsed bridge over river in centre right.

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An unofficial diary kept by Alexander from March 21st, 1945 to May 2nd 1945.

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Seven airmen. On the reverse -
'My Crew "The Boys" At Wigsley March 1945 reading left to right
Front Row
Jock Bathgate (A/G)
Jack Darlow (Skipper)
Jock Lanm (A/G)
Back Row
Alf Porter (Navigator)
Bob Lane (Engineer)
Eric Gabb (Wireless…

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Reports on arrival back from a 10 day visit and describes couple they stayed with as well as activities undertaken. Mentions meeting the daughter of Earl and Countess of Sandwich at Hinchinbrook [sic]. Writes of going to the theatre, a dance, of…

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Writes it cannot be long now. and goes on to describe recent activities and local news. Catches up with news of acquaintances, RAF accounts and that proposal to open a private school in the village. Continues with upcoming social activities and…

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Writes of making acquaintances in local area and of social activities. Mentions visitors, how adventurous their daughter is and of her latest activities. Writes that she now has some white hairs and disparages her getting older. Catches up with news…

MBoltonJD67631-170906-01.pdf
162 Squadron crew lists and record of operations from 19 December 1944 to 17 April 1945 and John Bolton's memoir.

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Navigation calculations and a chart for operation to Bremerhaven.

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Navigation calculations and a chart for a radar countermeasures operation.

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A vertical aerial photograph captioned 'Nurnberg'. No detail is visible, much of the image is blotted out by anti-aircraft fire. Full caption '3520.KRN.16/17-3-45//NT8"17500 090 2[.] [..] NURNBERG. K. 1 HC.4000 IN. 15X4 28 SECS. F/O BONSALL…

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Photo 1 is a vertical aerial photograph captioned Essen but it is 100% cloud covered. At the top are explosions and a Lancaster at a lower level. Caption '3424 KRN 11-3-45//8" 19000 042° 1505 ESSEN K I.H.C. 4000IN. 12ANM.64.4GP.250.DT.C.36 SECS …

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Notes persona details and hours flown day and night on 115 Squadron at RAF Witchford. Lists operation to Kiel, Potsdam, Gelsenkirchen, Karmen, Bruchstrasse, Munster, Hamm and Heligoland. List sorties on Operation Manna at the Hague and Exodus with…

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Operations are for 171 and 199 Squadrons on the 9 March and 22 April 1945, included are the crew / aircraft allocations, take off times, locations and timings, route and tactics.

YPearceAT1874945v5.pdf
Some personal data and a list of operations with heights. Entries for flying days, Operations January to April 1945, Mentions leave, birthdays, train times, days out, events, news of friends and acquaintances, meetings and parties, hospital…

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A Group Captain, wearing battledress with pilot's brevet and medal ribbons, and a peaked cap stands with his right hand on a large bomb in the bomb bay of a Lancaster. On the reverse '[....]. Johnny Fauqier'. Reported as Gp Cpt J E Fauquier, OC 617…
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