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LStimpsonMC155249v2.pdf
Pilot’s flying log book for Maurice Cecil Stimpson, covering the period from 1 August 1943 to 15 February 1944, when he failed to return from operations. Detailing his operation flown. He was stationed at RAF Warboys. Aircraft flown in were Oxford…

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Title page to Edward King's album 'Narrative of Operations' where he covers every operation of his tour.

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A press clipping of "Take Off" a painting by Dame Laura Knight R.A. Edward notes that the painting was executed at RAF Mildenhall.

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The first captioned 'Bill Prune, R.I.P'. with a picture of a Bulldog announced the death in a road accident of a squadron mascot.
Second shows two Lancasters taxying with the caption 'Five ton Lorries', stating that Lancasters are carrying nearly 5…

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Press cutting, referring to a officer of 15 Squadron.

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Two items, a page with Berlin and the date 2/2/44 and a navigation plot to Berlin.

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Three items, Edward's description of the mining operation off Cherbourg, they were the only aircraft operating from their base that night. Edward's navigation plot and a map of the Cherbourg area.

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A press cutting captioned 'Retreat from the coast' taken in the summer of 1943 shows two coastal airfields Calaise/Marck and Abbeville/Drucat indicating that the Germans had started rendering their coastal airfields temporarily unserviceable.

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Seven items, Edward's description of the operation, his navigation plot, a map of Berlin. Press clippings captioned 'Vast areas of Berlin are like this' shows an area of about 280 acres showing the large amount of bomb damage. There is another press…

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Five items, Edward's account of the operation which was eventful for the crew, They were attacked over the target by an Me 109, the aircraft was badly damaged but bombed and returned to base, none of the crew were injured. They had to blow the…

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Four items, Edward's description of the operation to the Krupp works, his navigation plot, the expected H2S plot of the target. Two newspaper clippings suggesting that the return to the Krupp works after a brief respite was to destroy the rebuilding…

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Six items, Edwards description of the operation to the Laon marshalling yards, comments that it was Easter Monday, there was a full moon, little flak. Edwards navigation plot, two press photographs showing the damage to the yards on this and a later…

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Four items, Edward's description of the operation, comments that their D.R. compass went U/S over their base, lots of searchlights but not so much flak. Edwards nav plot, the expected H2S plot over Essen. Newspaper cuttings describing the operations…

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Four items, Edward's description of the operation, where he comments on the flak, conditions over the target, events during the trip and general observations. Edward's navigation plot, the expected H2S plot over the target and newspaper clippings…

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Four items,Edward's description of the operation to the Chateau Bougon aerodrome, his navigation plot, the expected H2S return of the target, a newspaper cutting referring to Bomber Command bombing by moonlight.

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Four items, Edward's description of the operation against a gun battery, his navigation plot, a map showing the target and newspaper cuttings describing cross channel operations and heavy explosions.

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Three items, Edward's description of the operation against the marshalling yards, he describes the events, flak and conditions over the target. Edwards navigation plot, a newspaper clipping describes the allied air activity including against Louvain.

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Five items, the first is Edward's description of the operation to the marshalling yards at Le Mans. He describes the flak, and conditions over the target. Edward's navigation plot, the H2S plot of Le Mans, a press cutting with three photographs of…

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Captioned 'Increased dispersal due to consistent bombing'. Two photographs, of Valence and Montelimar show satellite airfields to enable wider dispersal of German Air Force aircraft due to the airfield bombing policy.

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A celebration dinner at the Colne Valley Electrical Company. A group of men in civilian clothes seated at long tables having a formal dinner.

Maurice is in the foreground looking over his left shoulder.

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The front of two boats at a jetty along Saint Lawrence River. In the distance, Québec.

Identification kindly provided by Norman Stewart and Alastair Disley of the Unidentified photos of the British Isles Facebook Group.

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The pen sent by Maurices's friend Doris.

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Two cloth badges, one from the USAAF and one from the RAF.

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Four medals awarded to Maurice, including his DFC.

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A head and shoulders portrait of Maurice in jacket and tie.
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