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A panoramic landscape photograph of a large number of men in four rows in front of buildings..

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First page lists 13 lancasters and one Halifax by registration number and gives the number of operations flown, the squadrons they belonged to and their fate (disposal).
Second page lists a further 22 Lancasters by registration number only.

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A three-page potted account of the squadron's history.
Page one begins with the reformation of the squadron in 1936 and gives details of the aircraft operated, the stations flown from and the roles the squadron played in training and operations.…

LSnowballMG1595147v1.pdf
M G Snowball’s Flight Engineer’s Flying Log Book covering the period 13 September 1944 to 19 October 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown as Flight Engineer. He was stationed at RAF St Athan (4 School of Technical Training),…

LDennisGC2204350v1.pdf
Flying log book for navigators, air bombers, air gunners, flight engineers for G C Dennis, covering the period from 11 February 1944 to 6 December 1944 when he failed to return from operations. He was stationed at RAF Pembrey, RAF Peplow, RAF Ingham,…

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The letter advises George's father about his personal effects.

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The letter advises that George is missing with no further news.

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Two air-to-air photographs of a Lancaster, starboard side, in flight. Top photograph shows code "BQ-?" of 550 Squadron. Nose art in form of shield also visible

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An account about an airman who parachuted to his death after his aircraft was shot down.

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Three copies of photographs of a Lancaster being recovered. It is annotated 'Aircraft No ME476 Coded TV No 1660 HCU (Heavy Conversion Unit) Swinderby Lincs 550 Sqdn Feb 45 5 MU SOC Feb 46'. On the reverse is an address of The Dalesman Pub Co Lts'…

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Painted on the nose is a Kangaroo wearing wellingtons and playing bagpipes. Notes are coming out of the pipes. 52 operations are marked including four ice cream cones indicating Italian targets. The Lancaster is 'E²'.

PEppelJW1704.pdf
Vertical aerial photograph of Calais during a bombing operation, September 1944. It is captioned 'Our 7th Operation, Calais 27 September 1944. Enemy troops in a fortified railway cutting. This was an 'aiming point' photo & a C in C's enlargement of…

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A line of seven airmen including John Eppel, second from left. They are arranged outside a nissen hut. A caption underneath identifies all the men.

This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form. No better quality copies…

LEppelJW433156v1.pdf
Flying log book for John W Eppel, navigator, covering the period from 12 May 1944 to 12 June 1945, detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Worksop, RAF Blyton, RAF Hemswell, RAF North…

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On his return to Great Britain after his release from prisoner of war camp, Geoff Packham was interrogated by his commanding officer. His aircraft was damaged during an operation on Sterkrade by Holten. He baled out over the Netherlands. He was…

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Jack Harris resumes describing his post-war career in the Royal Air Force. In October 1955, he became the commanding officer of 542 Squadron, a special duties squadron responsible for sampling radioactive fallout produced by American and Soviet atom…

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Jack Harris was born in Gillingham, Kent. At sixteen, he undertook employment as a clerk in the intelligence department of the Air Ministry. He describes the brief evacuation of his department to Harrow in 1939 and receiving permission to leave his…

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Geoff’s father had been in the Royal Flying Corps and Geoff joined the Royal Air Force at RAF Cardington. He was posted to various stations before going to Halifax in Canada to train as a pilot on Tiger Moths and then Oxfords.
On his return, Geoff…
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