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BMillingtonRWestonFv1.pdf
A biography of Fred. In addition it includes histories of aircraft and squadrons he served in, Details are included of airfields he served at. Additionally there are biographies of various servicemen associated with Fred's squadrons and service.
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An account of how the need for Operation Manna arose, how negotiations with the German accupying forces proceeded, how the operation was announced to the Dutch people and a summary of the Operation.

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Left and right - side by side reconnaissance photographs showing the centre of the town of Bocholt with river Bocholter Aa flowing top to bottom with two distinctive bow’s to the right towards the top of the photograph. The large road crossing…

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An air-to-air view of two Lancasters flying away from the camera taken from above.
An air-to-air view of four Lancasters flying away from the camera taken from below.
From information provided by the donor. No 1 Group Lancasters practicing…

SDryhurstHG1332214v10018.pdf
Account of 142 Squadron crew operation to Kassel wriiten by rear gunner Bob Henderson. Was attacked by night fighter and had to bale out. Continues with account of evading and capture. Reunited with wounded crewmates and transported to prisoner of…

SWynnIA146838v10009.jpg
Shows operation tracks for all Groups to Dusseldorf. Shows combats as well as encounters with other aircraft.

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For September 1943. Table with date of combat, rank and name of air gunner, type of attack, evasion action taken by bomber, comment on evasion, claims, damage to bomber, type of aircraft engaged, no of rounds fired, Monica or Boozer fitted, warning…

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No 1 Group Bomber Command roll of honour 1939-1945

This item is available only at the International Bomber Command Centre / University of Lincoln.

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A handwritten note by John Joseph Parker's daughter briefly outlining his service as a Flying Officer.

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A large group of aircrew in flying kit, filling their Thermos flasks from a small urn, briefing room background, captioned 'Hot drink to take out'.
Aircrew in flying clothing standing in groups talking, airfield background, captioned 'Wearing trial…

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Album page including letter from Air Vice Marshal E A B Rice, 1 Group, congratulating Warrant Officer E W Smith on the award of the Distinguished Flying Cross. Caption on page '2nd Tour of Ops 12-626 Sqn, Wickenby, Lincs June - Nov 1943'.

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James Stanley Wilson remembers serving as a flight engineer on 626 Squadron during the war. Tells of his baptism of fire on his first operation to Berlin, when his aircraft was targeted by enemy fighters. Mentions marking targets on D-Day. Talks…

ARobinsonH150527.mp3
Hilary Robinson grew up in Yorkshire and volunteered for the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force. She trained as a driver and served at RAF Elsham Wolds and at 1 Group Headquarters at Bawtry Hall. She married and lived on a farm after the war.

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This was the operation on which Ian Wynn's aircraft was lost. Captain was Squadron Leader P R Turgel. Item contains: 1. A list of crews on the operation. 2. Map of routes to target. 3. Luftwaffe night fighter combat claims for 25/26 May 1943. 4.…

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Darwin Evans volunteered for aircrew in 1940 and began training as a navigator. After an accident while training at RAF Bobbington (later RAF Halfpenny Green) ended his operational flying duties, he retrained as a compass adjuster at RAF Cranage and…
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