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BStoreyDPStoreyDPv1.pdf
A memoir of David Storey's service from 27 May 1943 to April 1944. He describes his 32 completed operations as a navigator on Halifaxes and including details of incidents and aircraft losses.

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LLarmerLO430037v1.pdf
Royal Australian Air Force flying log book for Laurence Larmer covering the period from 7 April 1943 to 3 August 1945. Detailing flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAAF Benalla, RCAF Dauphin, RAF Fair Oaks, RAF Banff, RAF…

PLarmerLO15010012.jpg
Target photograph of Wangerooge with coastline running middle left to top right. Buildings below with clouds or bomb explosions obscuring bottom right. Captioned '3273 LCF 25-4-45//8" 8000 [censored] Wangerooge(B). Y. 9AMN59DT.4MC500DT [censored],…

PLarmerLO15010010.jpg
Laurence Larmer with his aircrew wearing battledress and side caps standing in front of an aircraft. On the reverse four signatures.

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PLarmerLO15010004.jpg
Front quarter view of the starboard side of a Halifax on runway with tail up. Hangar in the background. On the reverse 'Halifax 'U' Uncle. 51 Squadron, damaged on take-off 23.3.45'.

PLarmerLO15010003.jpg
One hundred plus 51 Squadron personnel in five rows in front of a Halifax. In the background on right the top of a hangar.

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PLarmerLO15010001.jpg
Side view of the front of a Halifax. On the nose a silhouette of a chorus girl with 'Expensive Babe'. Under the cockpit, four rows of 25 bomb symbols and one swastika. In front seven aircrew in flying suits and Mae Wests walking away from aircraft.…

RAF Linton-on-Ouse is in Yorkshire five miles south west from Easingwold. Construction began in 1936 and it opened in May 1937 with a grass surface. Concrete runways were laid August 1939-1940. 78 Squadron was replaced by 77 in the summer of 1940 and…

RAF Leconfield was in Yorkshire two miles north from Beverley. Construction began in 1935 and it opened in December 1936 with a grass surface. 97 and 166 Squadrons moved in in January 1937, remaining until the war began in September 1939. The station…

RAF Dishforth was in Yorkshire, three miles north from Boroughbridge. It opened in September 1936 with a grass surface. It was home to 10 Squadron and 78 Squadron at the start of the war. 51 Squadron was in residence from December 1939 to May 1942,…

RAF Snaith was in Yorkshire seven miles south west of Goole, close to the village of Pollington. Construction began in 1940 and it opened with tarmac runways in 1941 as part of 1 Group. It was transferred to 4 Group in October 1942. It closed in…

ATinningHW160314.mp3
Herbert Tinning trained as an aircraft fitter but later remustered and flew operations with 51 Squadron as a navigator. After the war, he build a career as a town planner and later as an architect.

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Lawrence Larmer was born in Australia in 1920. After completing school he went to work on the Beaufort aircraft in the Department of Aircraft Production. He was called up in 1942 and volunteered for the Royal Australian Air Force to avoid the army.…
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