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Jack was born in London and went to Highgate School where he learnt navigation, Morse code and marching. On leaving he became a medical student but left half way through the course. He then joined the Royal Air Force and initially trained on Harvards…

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John Bell completed 50 operations as a bomb aimer with 617 Squadron before becoming an instructor.

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Kenneth Munro experienced his first flight as a young teenager and the experience assured him that he wanted to continue to fly. He was training as an accountant while he waited for his opportunity to join the Royal Australian Air Force. He was…

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Lawrence Penn grew up in Australia and worked as a bank clerk before he volunteered for the Air Force. He flew 40 operations as a pilot with 226 Squadron. After the war he had his own air taxi company and also flew for Qantas.

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Margaret Longmate from Edinburgh came from a family with long links to the RAF. Her uncle had been in the Flying Corps in the First World War and various other friends and family joined the service during the Second World War. Therefore, it seemed…

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Discusses her father’s designs work and remembers both skipping stones on a river during holidays with her father and catapulting marbles over a washtub in their garden. She goes on to discuss the Eder Möhne and Sorpe operation, the bouncing bomb…

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Priscilla Henwood's father was in the Royal Air Force and she joined 600 Squadron as an auxiliary before the war and worked in recruitment. She later worked as a member of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force in the equipment section at an Operational…

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Rex Statham was born in Luton. His father died in a motorbike accident when he was very young. Although Rex had been very keen to join the Navy he volunteered for the RAF as a flight mechanic. When he realised that many trained mechanics were being…

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Thea Warwick was seven years old and living in Rotterdam during the war. She recounts what is was like during the Hongerwinter. Walking for miles to soup kitchens and talks about other examples of how they obtained food. They moved into the…

SRutherfordRL146342v1.pdf
Prisoner of war diary of Les Rutherford, captured the 20 December 1943 and then detained at Stalag Luft 3 (Belaria). It consists mostly of sketches and cartoons but also information on camp life, photographs and German newspaper cuttings.

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Letter addressed to daughter Barbara stating that she was pleased to receive letter and hopes Barbara is being a good girl for her auntie. Writes that she is well but they have has a lot of warnings and she is glad her daughter is away. She has heard…

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Writes asking if they have had any further information. Writes that a friend whose son was posted missing on the same operation had been notified as prisoner. Notes change of address as 'I was unfortunate to have a direct hit with a flying bomb on my…

BDudleyCDudleyCv1.pdf
A document written by Jim Allen's navigator. He describes his early training and difficulties when navigating in the UK, Jim Allen's skills, his own behaviour on the aircraft, flying under a bomber shortly before the target, his relief at surviving…

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Extract covering German Secret weapons and their deployment and attack by allied air forces. Discusses possible effect on Overlord.

BWhittleGGWhittleGGv2.pdf
A description of the briefing by 'Bomber Harris' and attack on Peenemünde on 17 August 1943.

LMcClementsR1796607v1.pdf
Robert McClement's Flying Log Book for Navigators, Air Bombers, Air Gunners, Flight Engineers’, from 2 January 1944 to 18 February 1945. Details training schedule and operations flown. He served at RAF Pembrey, RAF Lossiemouth, RAF Riccall and RAF…

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Buff file cover with contents: Photos, Photographic Reconnaissance Unit, Photographic Reconnaissance Unit report

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Buff file cover. Contents: photos day, Photographic Reconnaissance Unit photographs, PRU report from BCIR.

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Note. 'SIRACOURT. THIS PREVIOUS CLEAR COVER CONFIRMS THE SUSPECTED DAMAGE FROM PREVIOUS AND CLOUDY SORTIE. THE WEST SIDE OF THE MAIN UNIT HAS ABOUT A THIRD OF ITS LENGTH DAMAGED. BT 070110B, C PARA WIZERNES LINWE 3 WA THE RAILWAY, VC PARA BIENNA IS…

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Reconnaissance photograph showing area completely covered by many craters. On thew reverse 'Date 11.7.44, Unit WS, Neg No. G109'

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Target photograph showing open countryside with fields virtually covered with craters. Caption '311, W.S., 25.6.44, 8", 16600, 120 degrees, H., H., 617'. At the bottom 'F/Lt Clayton, 1 12000, 0905 hrs'. On the reverse '51:97/17'.

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Series of three target photographs taken at intervals from the same aircraft. First image shows open countryside with fields. Target area with large number of craters is bottom right and this moves to centre in subsequent images. Caption 'sequnce…

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Sequence of two target photographs taken at intervals from the same aircraft. First image shows open countryside with fields and smoke from explosion bottom centre. Target area with many craters is bottom right. Second image shows target area on the…

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Target photograph showing open countryside with fields. The whole area is covered in craters. Caption '283, W.S., 25.6.44, 8", 16400, 134 degrees, C., C., 617'. On the bottom 'F/O Standford 1 x 12000, [...] hrs'. On the reverse '51:97/11'.

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Target photograph showing open countryside with fields. There is smoke from explosion middle bottom. Caption '280, W.S., 25.6.44, 8", 18500, 104 degrees, Y., Y., 617'. On the bottom 'S/L McCarthy 1 x 12000, 0909 hrs'. On the reverse '512:97/10'.
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