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K J Hailey’s Wireless Operator’s Flying Log Book covering the period 6 May 1943 to 9 May 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown as Wireless Operator. He was stationed at RAF Yatesbury (2 Radio School), RAF Manby (Empire Air…

Head and shoulders portrait showing air gunner brevet and Pathfinder badge.

The letter praises JH Bird for operations in Greece.

Gives account of last (and 7th) operation to Schweinfurt 26/27 April 1944. His Lancaster was shot down and the pilot, wireless operator, flight engineer, and both gunners were killed. The bomb aimer and navigator (Bob Burns) were made prisoners of…

Time in the RAF including selection as an observer, enrolment at Lord's Cricket Ground, navigational dead reckoning and meteorology training in Eastbourne and Paignton. Time spent on navigational sorties in Grahamstown, South Africa in Ansons and…

Batchelder was the pilot of this operation. They bombed inside flares but the navigator insisted it was not Mannheim. Damage to one engine from flak, later they were attacked by a Me 110. They successfully landed at RAF Horsham St Faith, Norwich.

Six photographs of Laurie.
#1 Laurie in a Sidcot suit.
#2 Laurie sitting on rocks.
#3 Laurie standing by a wooden door.
#4 Laurie sitting on a railing at a beach.
#5 a half length portrait of Laurie.
#6 a colour portrait of Laurie.

Eight men in two rows at the front of their 635 Squadron Lancaster.

Additional information about this item has been kindly provided by the donor.

A large group of airmen and ground crew arranged in four rows in front of a Lancaster. It is captioned '635 (Pathfinder) Squadron RAF Downham Market Norfolk May, 1945'.

An incomplete certificate with no name or date.

A newspaper article about Harry's DFM award.

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

RAF Form 1406 with Ivor's medical and service history.

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

A head and shoulders portrait of Ivor with his signaller brevet, DFM and Pathfinder badges.

A cartoon of Ivor holding a fish which is making musical sounds. It is annotated 'F/Lt Ivor "Joe" Edwards (DFM) One of Pathfinder Aces "All my own WORK!!" ' and signed 'Buster 1945 Ivor H Heroson'.

Two Lancasters, OF-J and OL-J, flying side by side. The poster has VE day and 8th May 1945. At the top is a crest with LIV Bomber Base.

Mentions day operations by two Mosquitos on 15 February. Gives description of night operation to Berlin with total of 891 aircraft dispatched. Lists types and numbers. Gives outline of weather and account of operation, results of bombing, amount of…

Detailed operation order from group to 102, 77, 10, 158, 466, 640, 76, 78, 51 and 578 Squadrons with numbers of aircraft required. Target "Whitebait". Gives detailed instructions, routes, bomb loads, wave orders, fuel loads, window carriage, route…

Robert Palmer’s RAF Pilot’s Flying Log Book from 12 May 1942 to 23 December 1944, detailing training and operations as a pilot and instructor. He was stationed at RAF Lossiemouth (No. 20 OTU), RAF Hullavington (No. 3 Flying Instructors School),…

The story of an attack by Pathfinders of 35,105,109 and 582 Squadrons 23 December 1944. Tribute to Robert pPalmer and thirty comrades who died with him. Contains history of Battle of the Bulge. Description of Oboe system. List of aircraft and crews…

History since formation on 1 April 1944 until last operation 7 May 1945. Part of Pathfinder Force. Mention first award of DSO and last marking and bombing operations in 1945. Provides account of last operation of Captain Edwin Swales who was awarded…

Includes biographic details, service history and account of last operation for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross. Completed 111 operations on three squadrons, took part in Cologne 1000 bomber operation. Awarded Distinguished Flying Cross twice.…
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