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PThornhillEB1722.jpg
Six aircrew with Ted on the left standing in front of their Lancaster. On the reverse 'Edward Benjamin Left'.
A second copy has on the reverse '1943 Lancaster Ted's Crew Woodall Spar [sic] (619)'

LBurnsideJGB155209v1.pdf
Navigator’s, air bomber’s and air gunner’s flying log book for J G B Burnside, flight engineer, covering the period from 20 March 1943 to 14 July 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at…

BBryanR-MBurnsideJGBv1.pdf
Part 1 - family background with information on relatives and family photographs.
Part 2 - war service of Flying Officer James Gordon Bennett Burnside flight engineer. Covers training as flight engineer. Then follows short descriptions. listing…

BHookingsEWHookingsEWv1.pdf
From birth in 1920 until operational pilot in 1944. Covers early life in Battersea and Morden in London, family life, school and first jobs after leaving school at 14 years old. Describes family experiences at beginning of the war volunteering for…

MMarsdenJ1591984-151027-03.pdf
A detailed memoir of the operation to Mailly-le-Camp when Lancaster JB314 crashed, killing all eight crew on board. It includes a detailed description by Michel, a teacher at Courboin. The remains of the airmen are collected and buried with ceremony.…

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Air-to-air view of front quarter of a Lancaster airborne with clouds below. Squadron letters PG - 619 Squadron. "B" on reverse.

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Photo/drawing of aircraft (619 squadron Lancaster) captioned 'RAF Bomber Command 1939-1945. Some of the men who flew in Lancasters'. Annotated with hundreds of signatures which include Barnes Wallis, Arthur T Harris, Ralph Cochrane. Leonard Cheshire,…

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A document with photographs of Rupert Harwood, his wife and two daughters, Janet & Shirley. It refers to him being killed in action over Ussy sur Marne on 19 July 1944 whilst flying with 619 Squadron on Lancaster PB245. On the reverse "7 and 20 This…

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Jack was born in London and went to Highgate School where he learnt navigation, Morse code and marching. On leaving he became a medical student but left half way through the course. He then joined the Royal Air Force and initially trained on Harvards…

APocklingtonAC171115.mp3
Arthur Pocklington grew up in Hull and was hoping to join the RAF as aircrew but failed the medical. He trained as a mechanic servicing the radar equipment on the aircraft. He served at RAF Scampton, RAF Dunholme Lodge and RAF Strubby before being…

AMorganVT170908.mp3
Vernon Morgan, from Cardiff, joined the civil service working at the Royal Ordnance Factory, volunteering for the RAF in 1941. After pilot training in South Africa he returned to several different roles: CO of a satellite aerodrome, pilot for…

AMcVicarK151222.mp3
Kenneth George McVicar was born in Llanelli, South Wales and joined the Royal Air Force at the age of 18, where he qualified as a Gunner. He Flew in Ansons as mid upper gunner turret, but also on Stirlings and Lancasters. He tells of how he went to…

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Half length portrait of an air observer wearing tunic and peaked cap. On the reverse 'Flying Officer Bill McCall Girdwood age 23 = 6 . 43 killed 22.6.43'.

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Ken Fawcett worked for the Post Office and served in the Home Guard for two and a half years having signed up at sixteen. He joined the Royal Air Force at Lords Cricket Ground in September 1943. He initially requested pilot training but realising the…

ABurleyE-BennettL180618.mp3
William [Billy] Lord volunteered for the RAF and having worked for Cable and Wireless before the war he served as a wireless operator with 619 Squadron based at RAF Woodhall Spa. He had one sister with whom he was very close and who was the mother…

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Charles Henry Clarke (standing second from left) with his crew in flying gear in front of a Lancaster.

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Charles Clarke joined the RAF aged 17 and began training as a pilot but he became ill with mumps and later trained as a bomb aimer. His aircraft was shot down on an operation to Schweinfurt and he became a prisoner of war. He took part in the Long…

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Charles volunteered for the RAF when he was 17 and trained as a bomb aimer at RAF North Luffenham. After qualifying, he was posted to 619 Squadron at RAF Woodhall Spa. He was shot down on his 18th operation and he became a prisoner of war. He talks…

AHookingsE151024.mp3
Eric Hookings joined the RAF and served as ground personnel before volunteering for aircrew duties. He trained in the United States and was posted to 619 Squadron on his return. He describes being shot down by a night fighter over Germany and…

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Laurie Davis trained as a wireless operator and first went to RAF Silverstone where crews were formed. Because of his bright red hair, he was then known as ‘Red’. The crew worked on Wellingtons for a few weeks and then Stirlings at RAF Syerston.…
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