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PSaundersEJ20010100.jpg
Two photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a half-length portrait of Sam Saunders.
Photo 2 is a vertical aerial photograph of the battle at El Alamein. The view is mostly featureless with two explosions. It is captioned 'L.B.40.NT.24/25/10/42.8-->…

PSaundersEJ20010099.jpg
A vertical aerial photograph taken during the battle at El Alamein. It is captioned 'BA 40 NT 29/30-10-42. F8" --> 6,000' Battle Area' and annotated 'Battle Area. 3 sticks of bombs and burning transport'.

PSaundersEJ20010098.jpg
A vertical aerial photograph of the El Alamein area. Much of the image is obscured by tracer and fires. It is captioned 'FA 40 NT 3/4.11.42 F8" -->6,500' Battle Area'.

PSaundersEJ20010097.jpg
A vertical aerial photograph of an enemy ship captioned 'BA.40.NT.20/21/10/42. 8" -->7000.3203.N.2445.E'.

PSaundersEJ20010095.jpg
A vertical aerial photograph taken during an operation at El Alamein. Most of the image is obscured by flashes but the sea is visible. It is captioned 'BA.40.NT.1/2/11/42. 8 -->Battle Area' and annotated 'The Mediterranean The coast road at El…

PSaundersEJ20010094.jpg
A vertical aerial photograph showing a burning vehicle. It is captioned 'B.A.40.N.T. 24/25-10-42. 8" --> 870 296

PSaundersEJ20010093.jpg
A vertical aerial photograph showing a road and railway. At the bottom are multiple tracer lights. It is captioned 'FA 40 NT 3/4.11.42 F8 -->6000 Battle Area' and annotated 'The road and railway at Fuka Burning transport'.

PSaundersEJ20010092.jpg
A vertical aerial photograph of the Western Desert. It is captioned 'BA.40.NT.29/30-10-42. F8" --> 6000' Battle Area' and annotated 'The 15th Panzer division at El Alamein'.

PSaundersEJ20010091.jpg
A vertical aerial photograph of the battle of Alamein. A road is visible and low hills. It is captioned 'FA.40.NT/ 3/4/11/42 f 8" --> 5800' Battle Area' and annotated 'Burning transport', 'Coast Road' and 'More Burning Transport'.

PSaundersEJ20010090.jpg
Two photographs from an album.
A vertical aerial photograph of a burning aircraft at LG 18, Western Desert. It is captioned 'BJ 40.NT 9/10 /10/42 8" --> 7500' LG18'.
Photo 2 is an airman standing outside a tent.

PSaundersEJ20010089.jpg
A vertical aerial photograph of the battle area at El Alamein. Much of the detail is obscured by a flash. It is captioned 'B.A.40 NT 1/2/11/42.8-->6500.Battle Area' and annotated 'Battle Area. A flash illuminates the road and railway'.

PSaundersEJ20010088.jpg
A vertical aerial photograph of the coast at El Alamein. Two tracer lights cross the photo. It is captioned 'BA. 40. NT 1/2 /11/42 8" --> 6000. Battle Area' and annotated 'The Beach' and 'The Mediterranean', identifying bands of light and dark.

PSaundersEJ20010087.jpg
A vertical aerial photograph of bombing in the desert. It is captioned '[indecipherable] BA.40 NT 24/25-10-42. 8" -->8,500 862 300 855 290' and annotated 'A stick of bombs across enemy transport at El Alamein. One fire under way'.

PSaundersEJ20010084.jpg
Two photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a half-length portrait of a moustached airman with a towel over his shoulder.
Photo 2 is a 40 squadron crest.

LSaundersEJ924532v1.pdf
Detailing his flying training and operations flown as navigator 16 January 1941 to 9 January 1946. He was stationed at RCAF Winnipeg (6 AOS), RCAF MacDonald (3 B&GS), RCAF Rivers (1 ANS), RAF Harwell (15 OTU), RAF Shallufa (38 and 40 Squadrons), …

BThickettPSaundersEJv10012.jpg
Some details about operations carried out by Sam after he transferred to 40 squadron.
Photo 1 is a vertical aerial photograph partly obscured by tracer fire.
Photo 2 is the 40 squadron crest.
Photo 3 is Sam in shorts and tee shirt in front of a…

LLancasterJO103509v1.pdf
Pilots flying log book for J O Lancaster covering the period from 6 July 1937 to 15 September 1943. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Sywell, RAF Anstey, RAF Desford, RAF Sealand, RAF…

EPortalE40Sqn400609.jpg
A telegram sent to Edward Nevill from Bomber Command Headquarters congratulating him on receiving a DFM.

EPortalCAirMin400610.jpg
A letter from Air Marshall, Bomber Command HQ to Edward Nevill, Robert Batt and Allan Spencer awarding them DFC and DFMs .

ATiptonJ170610.mp3
John Tipton grew up in Tenby and studied law at University College London. He volunteered for the RAF and trained as a navigator. He was posted to 40 Squadron where he began operational flying before the squadron were posted to Malta. After his tour…

PMaggsRW1602.jpg
Robert Maggs lived in London until his family were bombed out and moved to the seaside. He joined the local Air Training Corps and later volunteered for the RAF and trained as a gunner. During training his plane crashed and he was left trapped. He…
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