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List of operations from July 1941 until September 1943 for 15 Squadron, 1651 HCU at RAF Waterbeach and 214 Squadron at various airfields. Note at bottom; losses 19 Stirlings 4 Fortresses.

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Letter encloses a transcript of telephone interview and ask Mr Chandler to check for accuracy and asks specific questions about window, operation briefings, bird strike, being coned on Karlsruhe operation, overcoming fear and did he feel operations…

LMackieGA855966v1.pdf
Pilots flying log book one, for George Alexander Mackie, covering the period from 17 September 1940 to 30 September 1942. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Meir, RAF Cranfield, RAF…

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T P Payne’s pilot’s flying log book covering the period from 9 November 1942 to 19 April 1953. Detailing his flying training and operations flown as pilot. He was stationed at RAF Brough (4 EFTS), RCAF Neepawa (35 EFTS), RCAF Swift Current (39…

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Pilots flying log book for W E Lucas, covering the period from 7 November 1940 to 18 February 1946. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Derby, RAF Montrose, RAF Lossiemouth, RAF Honington,…

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A formation of three Stirlings flying over Cambridgeshire.

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Photo 1 is eleven airmen sitting and standing on a row of bombs. They are identified as crew and ground crew. Captioned '1943/44 XV Squadron Tuddenham. Reg Poynton's crew and groundcrew. Standing L. to R. Jimmy Kereven, Wilf, Tommy, Tich & Jock.…

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Photo 1 is a half length portrait of Arthur.
Photo 2, 3 and 4 are head and shoulders of Arthur to be used as escape photos on identity cards.
Photo 5 is a head and shoulders escape photo of Flight Sergeant Poynton, skipper of the crew.

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Bob Smith was born in Brisbane, Australia. He recalls moving to the family farm in 1932 and being a member of the Air Cadets during his school years. Upon leaving school, Smith undertook training as a bank clerk. Following the events of Pearl…

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An unofficial diary kept by Alexander from March 21st, 1945 to May 2nd 1945.

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Five airmen sitting on the top of a Lancaster with a sixth sitting in the cockpit. 134 operations are marked on the nose and '134 Not Out'. Lancaster LS-J.
A second copy is annotated 'Rear Gunner Skipper F/Eng Midgunner B/Aimer W/Op Nav on leave'.

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Six airmen seated between the cockpit and the mid-upper turret. On the reverse 'The Boys XV Gunnery
2Doc" Watson
"Ang"
Ernie Murwald
Tich Collier (WOP) How did he get in there?
Jimmy Palmer
Johnny Weston'.

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an air-to-air view of two Lancasters in formation taken from the rear turret of a third. They are over a town on the coast. Both have fared over front turrets and no mid upper turrets. On the reverse 'Formation Flying 15 Sqdn Lanc Mk 1 Special 46/47…

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An air-to-air side view of Lancaster LS-Z taken from another in formation, annotated 'Front Line Lanc Special W/C Bell Wyton 46'.

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Four airmen standing in snow at the nose of a Lancaster, captioned '44 Sqdn KM-H Snow science 46/47 Wyton 15 Sqdn Gunners Stand by Air Sea Rescue'.

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Rear turret with a gunner inside, annotated 'Gunner Leader 15 Sqdn'.

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Four airmen sitting on grass with four standing behind, annotated 'Gunners 15 Sqdn May 46'.

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Seven airmen arranged in two rows. Underneath is annotated their crew duty. Above is a 15 Squadron crest with 1945 written on.

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A crew list detailing crews. It also includes airmen who have not been assigned to crews.

LLambAM1827673v1.pdf
Air gunners log book for Alexander Lamb covering the period from 21 June 1944 to 24 June 1947. Detailing his flying training and operations flown and it also contains photographs of aircraft and some RAF certificates. He was stationed at RAF Stormy…

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An article about a navigator and a bomb aimer who destroyed their maps on two occasions. They were charged with Lack of Moral Fibre.
A second article titled 'Norton Camp, Sheffield' is about a punishment camp where the writer was sent after cycling…

AThomsonGB171103.mp3
George Thomson was a navigator with 15 Squadron based at RAF Mildenhall. On their nineteenth operation they came under attack and had to bale out of the aircraft. The pilot and mid-upper gunner both died. When he landed he saw a parachute stuck in a…

AThomsonGB171005.mp3
George Thomson had always wanted to fly. When he volunteered for the RAF he hoped to be a pilot but re-mustered as a navigator. He was posted to 15 Squadron based at RAF Mildenhall. On their first operation they were attacked by fighters three times.…

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Geoff Rushton worked as a bank clerk before he volunteered for the Air Force. He trained as a navigator in Canada and after crewing up flew 20 operations with 15 Squadron from RAF Mildenhall. He and his crew were then posted to 186 Squadron at RAF…
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