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AEllisS-U211116.mp3
Sidney and Una both experienced the effect of the war in Sheffield as a child. When Dunkirk survivors arrived at the nearby Reception Centre Sidney collected many souvenirs such as cap badges and his aunt also took two soldiers in to her home while…

BTerryRTerryDv1.pdf
A brief biography of Dennis featuring photographs described in the collection. It covers his training and service as a fitter in the UK and Canada. He maintained a Lancaster that completed 124 ops and the aircraft was, unusually, awarded a DSO.
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A letter awarding a DSO to Lancaster ME746 for 100 operations.

LStapleyVA175092v1.pdf
Flying log book for navigator’s air bomber air gunner’s flight engineers for Victor Stapley, flight engineer. Covers two periods; training and operations 18 January 1944 to 2 July 1944 and post-war service in Flying Control from 19 September 1945…

LSmithNW240905v1.pdf
Extract from Norman William Smith’s air gunner logbook covering operations between 12 August 1944 and 3 December 1944 flying on Lancaster with 166 Squadron C Flight. 16 daylight and 15 night operations are recorded. Targets were Rieme, Stuttgart,…

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AM Form 78 for Lancaster Mk 3 JA865. Details of its service record.

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Lists crew missing on night 12/13 June 1944 and names of their next of kin.

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Gives date, aircraft serial number, 166 squadron, RAF Kirmington. Location of crash Hertenkamp Epe. Lists all crew members killed with grave numbers. On the reverse a description of the town of Epe in the Netherlands and location of cemetery. Details…

BCleggPVMartinCv1.pdf
Navigator of 166 Squadron covering a total of 30 operations. His pilots on operations were Pilot Officer Gibson and Flying Officer Allen. From 9 April 1944 until 22 May 1944 and then some subsequent flying.

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Writes that he was enclosing copies of Mailly-le-Camp reports. Apologises that he could not provide crew photograph and add other information.

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States that folder contains optional record of RNZAT pilot and his navigator of 166 Squadron at Kirmington. Gives details of Squadron Leader Alan Gibson AFC DFM and his navigator Flight lieutenant Charles Martin DFC.

BCleggPVGibsonAv10002.pdf
Extracts from the operational log book of Alan Gibson covering his tour of 30 operations on 166 Squadron.

His pilot on his first operation was Flight Sergeant Burnett. Pilot Officer Allen also flew on one operation with him.

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166 Squadron order of battle number 9431 August 1944 (Agenville) listing 10 crews and a reserve. Peter Jenkinson is in detail 4.
Underneath 166 Squadron order of battle number 9531 August 1944 (St Roiquier) lists 8 crews and a reserve.

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Gives personal details. Mentions killed in action and award of DFM and postings.

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Top - flight engineer's brevet.
Bottom - Badges for 153 and 166 Squadrons captioned 'Peter's Squadron Badges'.

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Lists 13 operations while a wireless operator on 166 Squadron at RAF Kirmington and 16 operations completed on 153 Squadron at RAF Scamption. He failed to return from his 17th operation from Scampton. Notes memorial to crew erected at the crash site…

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List the aircrew personnel to be posted to form 153 Squadron with effect from 7 October 1944. List 13 crews. Sergeant Jenkinson P R is listed as a flight engineer .

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Covers command structure on formation and names commanders. Mentions original multinational crews. Covers some details of operational record at RAF Kirmington. Concludes with move to RAF Scampton and formation of 153 Squadron.

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Covers medical problems in childhood, starting work with Bristol aircraft company in 1937, medically unfit for RAF aircrew, he was sent to work on Beaufighter at RAF Predannack where he was awarded a white feather by a young lady at a social event.…
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