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Horace James Flowers was born and grew up in Huthwaite, Nottinghamshire. He became an apprentice butcher before being released to volunteer for the Royal Air Force in 1944. He trained as an air gunner at RAF Bridgnorth, RAF Wigsley and RAF Syerston…

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Air to air view of four Lancasters from the rear flying low. Squadron codes are ‘KM-K' and ' -J’.

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Blue album cover with gold outline. 44 Squadron crest on a white background. Label 'George Joseph Bubb.

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Top is opaque glass coaster with 44 Squadron crest in colour. Below is a print of Lancaster coming into land against a yellowish sky and snow covered landscape with scattered trees. On the reverse address of the dealer in Lincoln, title and…

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States that G Bubb is the authorized owner of a bicycle with its frame number and details. Royal Air Force Spilsby guardroom stamp dated 17 October 1945.

On the reverse, On the left side, four numbered train times from Preston to Birmingham with…

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A group of 27 people in front of a Lancaster. Captioned 'Aircrew, ground crew on opposite page'. Photograph shows 26 air force personnel in two rows. The back row standing all have aircrew brevet. 12 are wearing side caps and one an officer's peaked…

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Top is photograph of 13 ground crew and aircrew in two rows. Front row has five non commissioned officers and one officer in the centre sitting on a trolley. All apart from right hand man are aircrew. All are wearing tunic or battledress. At the…

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Notes on 44 Squadron badge, motto, aircraft, stations and operations from 1939 to 1945.

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Six page document courtesy of the late Allen White - 44 Squadron Historian. Reproduces narratives from three 44 Squadron crews involved in the operation. Overall the operation lost 37 crews from 120 launched against Wesserling oil refinery near…

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Two invitations for Mr and Mrs G Bubb. The first to the presentation of colours to 44 and 50 Squadron's by HRH Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent, on 15 July 1967. The second to a luncheon following the presentation of colours on the same date. On the…

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Map shows Holland, Belgium and West Germany outlined in red. Caption with title and 'An operational record and roll of honour' at top. Table of figures in black at upper left. A route in black is marked through Holland to Germany and return.

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Desmond Hawkins volunteered for the Royal Air Force and became a navigator. After training on Wellingtons and Manchesters, he flew Lancasters for 44 Squadron and completed a tour of operations. He was commissioned as flight lieutenant and after the…

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Glenn Atkins was born in Newport Pagnell and was called up for National Service in 1951. He was involved in exercises to test the defences of Europe during the Cold War. When he was released from National Service he returned to his former company…

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Mike Chatterton grew up on a farm. His father, John Chatterton was a Lancaster pilot during the war, before returning to university and becoming a lecturer, then later becoming a farmer. Mike joined the Royal Air Force from university in the 1970’s…

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Geoff Golledge volunteered for the Royal Air Force and trained as a wireless operator / air gunner. For a time he served as ground personnel with 44 Squadron at RAF Waddington, on the flare path. One night he brought thirty five aircraft safely in to…

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A service diary written by Peter Hattersley covering the period from November 1930 to 24 September 1948.Initially he served in the Royal Engineers but in February 1936 he joined the RAF. It covers his training and operations including a newspaper…

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Log book for Wing Commander Peter Hattersley, covering the period 10 April 1937 to 24 September 1948. It details his flying training, operations flown and other flying duties. He was stationed at Hanworth Park, RAF Reading, RAF Netheravon, RAF Little…

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An incomplete copy of Pilot Officer A Baker’s (1080466 Royal Air Force) Wireless Operator’s flying log book 8 December 1942 to April 1944. He served at RAF Dunholme Lodge, Aircraft flown were Lancaster and Oxford. He carried out a total of 30…

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Letter written to parents of his bomb aimer member of his crew who was killed flying as a reserve with another crew captained by Pilot Officer Buckel lost 23 November 1943. Captioned 'Loss of Sgt Peter Lees 23/11/43. Letter written by his crew…

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Pilot’s flying log book for Flight Lieutenant John Chatterton 30 March 1942 to 15 April 1954 detailing training schedule, instructional duties and operations flown. Served at RAF Dunholme Lodge, RAF Syerston, RAF East Kirkby and RAF Swinderby.…

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Hard book cover annotated 'Secret' with label '44 Squadron Briefing Reports'.

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Base commander's inspection and parade order for all aircrew to parade outside their respective messes and details 11 squads.

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Crew lists, briefing times and duty staff for operations on night 13/14 February 1944. There are some pencilled calculation in the margins.

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Table with weights for bombs, fuel and all up weight.Includes bomb load types for all aircraft. Sheet is laid on top of crew operation order.
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