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  • Temporal Coverage starts with "1945-04"

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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A navigation chart prepared for the operation to Tonsberg.

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A navigation log sheet for an operation to Tonsberg, Norway.

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Full length portrait of Bill Radford standing in front of his Lancaster. Handwritten on the reverse is '2of 7 PD330 Squardon Leader Bill Radford taken in front of his Lancaster at the conclusion of his 2nd Tour of Operations. Somewhere in England…

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The telegram informs David's father that his son has been liberated from being a prisoner of war.

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Recounts that piece of parachute silk is a memento of Colin Fraser's Lancaster being shot down during an attack on Gestapo barracks at Berchtesgaden on 25 April 1945. Describes crew bale out and skilful crash landing by pilot Flying Officer Harry…

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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MWhiteheadT1502391-180307-03.pdf
Includes: editorial concerning supplies to prisoners and numbers released by Russians in Odessa; released by the Russians; ex-internees welcomed home; the brighter side; escaped prisoner reach Italy; official reports from the camps; the letters they…

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Issued to Ted Neale to travel from Medme Comm Squadron to 144 MU MAAF Rear Comm Flight.

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BRoomCARoomCAv1.pdf
A diary of the forced march undertaken by prisoners of war 6 February 1945 to 26 April 1945

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Reconnaissance photograph of a small town in an agricultural location. A river is winding through the left hand side of the photograph, and a road runs top to bottom. Between the road and the river is a railway line. Several trains can be seen in a…

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Propaganda leaflet issued by Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Forces to the people of occupied Holland, advising and instructing them on how to deal with relief food drops. Original in Dutch and English translation.

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Notes that Donaldson was correct in that he flew the only Halifax on the Berchtesgaden raid. Notes that the author of volume 3 was not at fault with omission of this fact due to the enormous volume of material and that only isolated and noteworthy…

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An account of events leading up to, and during Operation Manna, plus personal involvement. Page contains head and shoulders photograph of Jeff Brown, in uniform, showing an air gunners brevet and sergeants stripes.

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David Donaldson points out that no mention was made of the one Halifax that he flew that went on a raid with Lancasters over Berchtesgaden in April 1945.

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Letter to David's younger brother Norman. Hank thanks him for the opportunity to see a copy of Norman's write up of David's Royal Air Force career and confirms that it is factually correct. Hank reviews his association with David and aspects of his…

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States that the Casoni improvised landing strip was completed yesterday (9 April 1945).

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Major John Henderson has authorised the construction works to be suspended over Easter. On the following day only volunteers will be at work.

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Reports on delays to the construction of the Casoni improvised landing strip: the specialist showed up only on the first day, never to be seen again and work is hampered by mud. Asks permission to suspend the works next Sunday and Monday, being…

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Comandante Luciano Scotti reports to Major Gordon Lett that seven British paratroopers captured at Montebello have been transferred from La Spezia to Genova.

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A list of aircraft used to attack Nordhausen on 4th April. The list has tabulated, aircraft code and registration, Captain, Sortie, Bomb load, Departure and arrival times and Remarks. At the bottom is the CO's name - S/L Howes, two different…

MStavesME203137-160226-15.pdf
Wireless Operator's (Air) Log Book for operation to Cham 17 April 1945 including call signs, actions, bearings and fixes taken.

MAnsellHT1893553-180601-03.pdf
Pre-flight checks for Lancaster ME-527 and engineer's log

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List of operations between 11 February 1945 and VE day while Hugh Parry was serving with 75 New Zealand Squadron at RAF Mepal, Cambridgeshire. Operations are listed in chronological order with aircraft identification and losses.

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A Sortie Record Sheet dated from 19 August 1944 to 17 March 1945. Relating to Pilot Officer George Holmes’ service as a Wireless Operator/Air Gunner with 83 Squadron. The sheet records 16 operations, all of which are recorded as being on Lancaster…
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