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BSpencerAHGSpencerAHGv1.pdf
Memoir of the life of Arthur Spencer. Includes details of childhood and growing up. Continues with his joining the Royal Air Force and his training in the United States as a pilot and then navigator. Followed by training in England and then posting…

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Head and shoulders of pilot Andy Anderson, Royal Australian Air Force.

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Letter from David Donaldson to station commander at RAF Foulsham requesting temporary release for a period of six to nine months in order to study and sit solicitor's, final examinations. Enclosed document listing his service since September 1939…

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Notes written by Arthur Harris to Hamish Mahaddie about Bomber Command. Included is a signed photograph of Arthur T Harris.

PPearceAT16010052.jpg
Head and shoulders portrait of an airman wearing battledress with air gunner brevet, medal ribbons and pathfinder badge. A whistle is attached to his right collar.

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Certifies that Flight Sergeant A J Pearce is permanently awarded Pathfinder force badge.

PPearceAT16010057.jpg
An airman wearing battledress with half brevet, medal ribbons and pathfinder badge standing behind and looking over a mid-upper turret.

YPearceAT1874945v4.pdf
Memorandum items addresses of friends and acquaintances, mentions many days/evenings out and what sort of time he had in Belfast, Lincoln, Gainsborough and many others. Mentions various journeys and postings, lists birthdays. Jots down daily…

PPearceAT16010026.jpg
Three-quarter length portrait of an airman wearing tunic with air gunner brevet, medal ribbons and Pathfinder badge.

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Describes planned timing to attack at the same time as the main force. Reports that weather was unfavourable. After initially cancelling the operation leader checked out weather at low level but decided low visibility and target defences precluded…

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Certificate of award of La Croix du Combattant de L'Europe. Awarded by the European Veterans' Confederation to Arthur James Pearce DFM PFF.

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A certificate issued to Flying Officer V E Azzaro DFC. The Path Finder badge is awarded to him permanently.

MDunmoreG635201-160526-04.pdf
Certificate for award of pathfinder badge to Acting Warrant Officer G Dunmore DFM.

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Letter to Sergeant Brennan stating that he was now entitled to wear Pathfinder badge.

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A certificate awarded to AJ Tindall permanently awarding him the Pathfinder Badge.

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Top - V.C for pilot RAF always chose for their difficult bombing jobs. Gives some operational and personal history. Includes b/w photograph.
Bottom left - full face b/w portrait photograph and announcement of award of V.C, reported missing.
Bottom…

PWhitworthJ1505.jpg
Target photograph of Berlin with no ground features visible. Some target indicator streaks run from the upper centre left to the centre right of the photograph. Captioned, '5B' and '4304 BRN 15/16.3.45 // NTB 25000 076 2120 Berlin D 4MC500DT C42Secs …

PWhitworthJ1507.jpg
Target photograph of Berlin with no ground features visible. Two sets of target indicator streaks run from the centre to the right of the photograph. Captioned '5B' and '4285 BRN 14/15.3.45 // NT 8 25000 066 213030 Berlin D 2MC500DT 2MC500LD CH2Secs…

PWhitworthJ1509.jpg
Target photograph of Berlin with no ground features visible. Some target indicator streaks run from the upper left of the photograph toward the centre, with more coming into the top left of the photograph toward the top centre. Captioned '5/B', and…

PWhitworthJ1509.jpg
Target photograph of Berlin with no ground features visible. Some target indicator streaks just below centre right of the photograph, with one small flare to the right of centre, which is arrowed. Captioned '5/B' and, '4141 BRN 4/5.3.45 //NT8"…
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