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The letter advises Doreen that he husband is missing in action. The possibility that he husband may have escaped or taken prisoner is mentioned.

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Sergeant Leonard Waldorf sitting at the controls of an Airspeed Oxford, turning to face the camera. He is wearing flying suit and headset. Captioned 'Sgt Leonard Waldorf'.

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Head and shoulders portrait of Sergeant Leonard Waldorf. On the reverse 'Sgt Leonard Waldorf 199 Sqd 1383863'.

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Photograph of car parked in a street, Keith Thompson and civilian standing by car, captioned 'May '44-1936 Ford 10-My first car'.
Second and third pictures, same car, somewhat battered, parked on road, houses in distance, captioned 'Topcliffe,…

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Seven aircrew, four standing, three seated, back ground is a field with buildings in the distance. Annotated, 'Second tour crew, No 199 Squadron, Halifax, Radio Counter Measures Sqdn. 100 Group. Feb - July '45'. ' "Cis" Bryant, Rear Gnr, Bob Brown…

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Three quarter length image of Sergeant John Wilson. He is in uniform with wings and sergeant's stripes. Behind is a house with a number 19. On the reverse 'Sgt John Guyer Wilson 199 Sqd 1386132'.

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Full length image of Sergeant John Wilson. He is standing in a green area, in front of a large tree. On the reverse 'Sgt John Guyer Wilson 199 Sqd 1386132'.

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Tommy Knox, born in 1924, grew up in northern Glasgow and volunteered at the earliest age of seventeen and one quarter. He then trained in Wales and Devon and flew Stirlings. Tommy was posted to RAF Stradishall for his Heavy Conversion Unit, meeting…

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Steve Ellams is the son of a wireless operator who flew in a number of different aircraft. During the war he flew initially in Sunderlands overseas before being posted back to the UK. He started operational flying in Bomber Command with 199 Special…

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Roy was born in Northampton and was evacuated from Becontree in London to Weston-super-Mare. He gained his degree from Queen Mary College, London, which was evacuated to Cambridge.

After the Air Training Corps, Roy was called up to be a…

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George Hutton won ten pounds for composing a motto regarding the manufacture of Mosquitos. In time he volunteered as aircrew and trained as a gunner. He was posted to 199 Squadron for his first tour. His second tour was with 514 Squadron. The crew…

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Dennis joined the Royal Air Force (RAF) in 1943 as a rear gunner. His training took place in Porthcawl on Ansons, and in Bridlington. At the Operational Training Unit, he trained on Wellingtons and Stirlings, and crewed up. He joined 199 Squadron,…

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Bernie How was 14 when war was declared and remembers aircrew socialising at his father's pub. He volunteered for the RAF at 17 and trained as a flight engineer on Stirlings. He describes a crash on take-off in a Stirling. He completed 35 operations,…

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17 photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a group of airmen arranged in five rows in front of a Stirling, captioned '199 Squadron Stirlings Lakenheath November 1943. Dad is third row up, fifth from left'.
Photo 2 is four airmen standing under the…

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Flying log book for George Ellams covering the period from 10 January 1942 to 30 June 1967. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. Also contains photographs and various RAF documents relating to his service, ranks, proficiency and…

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Navigation calculations and a chart for operation to Bremerhaven.
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