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  • Temporal Coverage starts with "1945-08"

PBradburyDC17010013.pdf
Item 1 - card for Farewell Dinner to be held at the Officers' Mess, 514 Squadron, RAF Waterbeach
Item 2 - handwritten summary of 514 Squadron operational and flying hours.
Item 3 - the menu at the farewell dinner.
Item 4 - the Operational record…

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Notes that Lancaster RF159 crashed on 7 August 1945 at Lamontelaire France. Gives details of crew members and their arrival dates on 626 Squadron. Gives latitude and longitude of crash site near Toulouse. Crew initially buried at Angles and notes…

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Series of notices in August, September and October 1945. Second notice reports the loss of six aircrew on an operation 'Dodge' Mission on 7 August 1945. Crash site Lamontelarie (55 miles north east of Toulouse). Crew buried in Mazargues Cemetery…

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Eleven United States Air Force aircrew standing and squatting in two rows in front of a B-29. Colonel Paul Tibbets is rear row third from the right. On the reverse 'Crew of Enola Gay before take off.

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A man (USAF Crew member) pointing to the nose art on an USAF B-29 aircraft The Great Artiste. Nose art shows a smiling man in tails with Great Artiste above. This aircraft flew as an observation aircraft on Hiroshima and Nagasaki missions. Additional…

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A pathway runs from bottom left to middle. Several buildings including a watch tower. Telegraph wires cross left to right. On the reverse '509ths HDQs Tinian Aug 1945'. but not in Group Captain Leonard Cheshire's writing. Circa 1980s reprint of a…

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Air to ground view of airbase with multiple runways on the tip of an island. Another island beyond on the left. On the reverse 'North Field Tinian Aug 1945' but not in Group Captain Leonard Cheshire's writing. Circa 1980s reprint of a 1945 colour…

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Airbase with runway middle left to right. B-29s parked all over the field. Conical hill background right. On the reverse 'North Field Tinian Aug 1945' but not in Group Captain Leonard Cheshire's writing. Circa 1980s reprint of a 1945 colour…

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Air to ground view of airbase at the end of an island with a hill beyond, On the reverse 'Fighter base north end of Saipan August 1945' but not in Group Captain Leonard Cheshire's writing. Circa 1980s reprint of a 1945 colour photograph. Additional…

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Air to ground view of many ships anchored off an island. On the reverse 'Tankers off Saipan Aug 45' but not in Group Captain Leonard Cheshire's writing. Circa 1980s reprint of a 1945 colour photograph probably taken from B-29 Enola Gay. Additional…

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Two men, one without shirt stand by the nose-wheel of a B-29. With 'Enola Gay' and '82' on nose. On the reverse 'Papy Dehart - Bob Caron, Tinian, Aug 1945' but not in Group Captain Leonard Cheshire's writing. Circa 1980s reprint of a 1945 colour…

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Photograph of Bob Caron, Tail Gunner on Enola Gay, peering out of the side. Written on reverse 'Bob Caron - Enola Gay- Tinian Aug 1945' but not in Group Captain Leonard Cheshire's writing. Circa 1980s reprint of a 1945 colour photograph. Additional…

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Colour photograph of the nose of an aircraft 'Bockscar' USAF B-29 bomber that dropped a bomb over Nagasaki on August 9th 1945. With nose art of railway line with a rail boxcar with wings. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by…

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Colour photograph of the nose of 'Bockscar', the USAF B-29 bomber that dropped the 'Fat Man' bomb over Nagasaki on 9 August 1945. With nose art of railway line with a rail boxcar with wings. Additional information about this item was kindly provided…

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 receipt for 75 francs issued to Ted Neale for the use of the hostel.

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Humorous requests permission to go to Wales. Signed Thomas the Bomb. Approved by Wing Commander Donaldson 192 Squadron. Stamped 'Historic Document No __ permanent preservation, transfer to air ministry (A.H.B.) custody when closed'.

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Congratulates David on Distinguished Service Order and Al Roach on award of Distinguished Flying Cross. From the ex adjutant of 192 Squadron serving now in 231 Group, S.E.A.A.F.

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Congratulates David on award of bar to Distinguished Service Order. Mentions squadron did a marvellous job and medal well deserved. Goes onto describe current activities at Little Rissington.

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Congratulates him on award of bar to Distinguished Service Order and catches up with his own activities.

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From Jack Nixon in Canada expresses his thanks for David's kindness when he was missing. Wishes he could have visited the squadron when he returned to England but time did not permit. Mentions trip home and contact with other squadron member. Writes…

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Written from HQ 14th Army, South East Asia Command where he is now a Captain. Congratulates David on award of bar to Distinguished Service Order and offers banter about his medals. Writes of recent leave and complain of action by Royal Air Force…

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Thanks David for sending good wished on his award. Describes current activities at Little Horwood. Congratulates David on the award of bar to Distinguished Service Order. Comments that he is sorry that 192 Squadron is close to dissolution.

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John was tasked with investigating Peter Stevens' RAF record in order to ascertain his suitability for British citizenship. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive…

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Sends thanks for photographs and comments on poor weather and Red Cross event. Catches up with family news.
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