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A large group of aircrew sitting and standing in four rows in front of a Lancaster. Seven men are are annotated 'x'. On the reverse '57 Squadron (No 55 Base), 5 Group, RAF Bomber Command, April 1944, East Kirkby, Lincolnshire, * members of my crew'.

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A Lancaster with the name of its crew underneath. It refers to an operation over Genoa on 22/23 October 1942. JHP Dwyer was in the crew.

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Head and shoulder studio portrait of Alan Ramsbottom, in uniform. On the reverse 'Alan Ramsbottom, Sergeant 1482867, Air Gunner 57 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, Died Tuesday 20th March 1945, Age 22'.

LAnsellAV1390280v1.pdf
Royal Canadian Air Force observer’s and air gunner’s log book for Sergeant Albert Victor Ansell from 25 October 1942 to 30 April 1943. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at Pan American Airways navigation school…

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Tells of early life in London, joining the Woman's Auxiliary Air Force in 1941 and training as a driver. Relates experiences at RAF Scampton and then with 57 Squadron as a tractor driver pulling bomb trolleys. Subsequently went to East Kirkby.…

BDowardATansleyEHv2.pdf
Biography of Ernest Tansley's daughter Anne. Writes of background and family. Gives service history of her father including joining, training in England and the United States and eventual posting to 57 Squadron at RAF Scampton. Writes of her memories…

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Letter from David Donaldson to station commander at RAF Foulsham requesting temporary release for a period of six to nine months in order to study and sit solicitor's, final examinations. Enclosed document listing his service since September 1939…

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Notes include marking, briefing times, H2s set up, weights, bombing heights and target marking plan. Continues with bad weather plan, use of H2S, fighter escort details and aiming instructions.

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Cites the number of operations flown including 13 to Berlin. While on two operations to Berlin he engaged an enemy aircraft with accurate fire and damaged enemy aircraft probably destroyed.

MTansleyEH149542-161027-01.pdf
About Lancaster (ED655) of 57 Squadron over target 22/23 September 1943. Report on engagement on two enemy night fighters by mid-upper and rear gunners. First enemy aircraft claimed as destroyed. Damage to Lancaster engine sub-frame. Continues with…

MTansleyEH149542-160929-030001.jpg
Account highly successful attach on Turin on 12/13 July 1943 by aircraft of 57 Squadron which included Sgt E H Tansley as second pilot in aircraft ED655. Includes list of aircraft and bomb load of ED655. Account of a further attack on Milan on 16/17…

LTansleyEH149542v1.pdf
Extract from flying log book for bomb aimer’s for Ernest Harold Patrick, detailing his operations flown until failing to return from operations. He was stationed at RAF Scampton and RAF East Kirkby. Aircraft flown in was Lancaster. He flew a total…

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A group of five airmen, three standing, two kneeling. One is smoking. On the reverse -
'57 sqn Bomber Command
Lanc JB474 15 March 1944
Crew (part)
Standing L to R
Sgt Reeve (survived) P/O Atcheson D.F.C. KIA P/O McCall KIA
Front F/Sgt…

S102SqnRAF19170809v10011.pdf
Flight Sergeant Walsh’s Navigator’s Flying Log Book detailing operations flown covering the period 01 September 1944 to 30 March 1945. He was stationed at RAF East Kirkby (57 Squadron) and RAF Fulbeck (189 Squadron). Aircraft flown in was…

BLazenbyHJLazenbyHJv1.pdf
Harold Jack Lazenby's autobiography.

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SDwyerJHP746829v10001.pdf
A booklet commemorating JHP Dwyer (Jack). It contains school football and cricket photographs, his 19 operations, a telegram on his arrival in Gibraltar, the events when he was badly wounded over Kiel, a telegram advising his parents where he was in…

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Alma Leedham grew up in London and worked for Hawker aircraft on the Hurricane at the start of the war . She later trained as a driver in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force. She served at RAF Scampton driving tractors taking bombs to the aircraft.…
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