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ASouterKP210710.mp3
Kenneth Souter was born in Sunderland. His father ran a business importing wooden pit props. Kenneth learned to fly at Cambridge, and his first air experience flight was on the 5th of July 1939, and after training he went solo on the 31st of July…

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Fred McCullough discusses his series of abstract art works which are an homage to his uncle.

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The Sergeants Mess laid out for a party. On the table are crests for 50 and 61 Squadrons. On the reverse 'April 20th 1945 Sgts Mess Skellingthorpe'.

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Note from his niece which gives outline of operation to Berlin on 2 January 1944. Mentions that Missing Research and Enquiry Service contacted his parents with news that his remains had been found and he and rest of crew were buried in the village of…

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The letter advises Chris' wife that her husband is missing.

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Two photographs of three airmen standing in front of a building. On the door is a sign with 'W/Cdr Doubleday, DSO DFC O/C 61 Sqdn'.
On the reverse -
'10May ?
F/O Mills, D'Day, F/Lt Nugent
Dad painted the board at the back of photo. I remember him…

YClarkB1578273v2.pdf
Transcript of diary entry for 20 December 1943. Includes crew list. Account of their first operation to Berlin on. He was wireless operator. Mentions anti-aircraft fire over coast, problems with Monica system, problems with oxygen, problems with rear…

YClarkB1578273v1.pdf
Transcript of the Diary of Sgt. Bernard Clark RAFVR 30 November – 20 December 1943 with notes by M Warburton. Includes head and shoulders portrait of an airman wearing greatcoat and side cap. Includes crew list of his aircraft. Entries contain…

MWarburtonW1067053-160217-04.pdf
An account by Mike Warburton (nephew of William Warburton) of how he made contact with the relatives of the other crew members of Lancaster DV400.

MWarburtonW1067053-160217-03.pdf
Report of last flight of DV400; lost 27th Jan 1944,” findings of Michael Warburton’s research into the crash of ‘DV400’. Concludes that DV400 was hit by another Lancaster that had been shot down by a German night fighter and subsequently…

LBranderAP424362v1.pdf
Sergeant A P Brander’s RAF Observer’s and Air Gunner’s Flying Log Book, from 17th August 1942 to 27th January 1944, detailing his training and operations as an Air Gunner. He did not record the names of some of the bases he flew from, but it is…

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Expressing sympathy that they had heard through official channels that his son was reported as killed in action with two other members of his crew. From officer commanding 61 Squadron.

MCurnockRM1815605-171114-009.pdf
News-Sheet of the RAF ex-POW Association. This edition covers the memorial to the POWs at RAF Hendon, Recco Report of ex-POWs and their activities, Obituaries for Maurice Butt and others, Book reviews, A time for Reconciliation, the Great Escape 60th…

MCurnockRM1815605-171114-008.pdf
The news-sheet of the RAF ex-POW Association. This edition covers the POW memorial, Recco report -stories of ex-POWs, the Larry Slattery memorial fund, the Second World War experience centre, an article by Vitel Formanek about his visit to the UK, …

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Ken Johnson's crew. Captioned ‘LL91 QR-X “Xray” with Harry Watkins crew L-R Doug. Hockin (N) Fred Jowitt (E) Johnny Ware (W/O) Ted Ray (B/A) Front- Harry Watkins (P) Ken Johnson (MUG) Hugh Green (RG)’

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Account of action for which Hedley Madgett was awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal. Citation states many successful operations including one to Oberhausen when some crew lost consciousness due to lack of oxygen but he completed operation…

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Writes about reasons for Hedley's award of Distinguished Flying Medal. Was not for specific event but gallantry and devotion to duty throughout his tour.

LMadgettHR147519v1.pdf
Royal Canadian Air Force pilots flying log book for Hedley R Madgett, covering the period from 23 September 1941 to 15 August 1943. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RCAF Swift Current, RCAF Medicine Hat, RAF…

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Notifies them that 61 Squadron has now moved to RAF Coningsby. She writes that her son's post office savings book has been found. There was still no news of their son but she is still hopeful.

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Letter confirming that Hedley Madgett's aircraft failed to return from operations on 17/18 August 1943. However there was nothing known that could be connected to the aircraft's non return. Writes that it takes some time for any news to come through…

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Letter to Director of Personnel Services. Reference letter to Madgetts on February 18 1944. Notes that they received a letter from Wing Commander 61 Squadron at Syerston that their son was missing after air operation on 17/18 August 1943. They also…
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