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A large group of airmen and ground crew arranged in four rows in front of a Lancaster. It is captioned '635 (Pathfinder) Squadron RAF Downham Market Norfolk May, 1945'.

The first is of the aircrew with a Lancaster behind them, on the reverse caption 'Keith, back row, 11th from right'.
The second has the ground crew sitting or standing on the Lancaster, on the reverse caption 'Keith, back row on the ground, between…

An account of operation as Pathfinder against German naval and submarine base at Kiel when his aircraft was shot down by 'Schrage Musik' equipped night-fighter which cause the aircraft to break in two. Describes crew actions during bomb run and…

Eight men in two rows at the front of their 635 Squadron Lancaster.

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A near vertical aerial photograph of Bergen Harbour, showing its entire layout, with the town in the centre. In the town the seven-sided lake, Lille Lungegardsvannet, next to the Festplassen can be identified. Above this is the large body of water…

Indicates that 146099 F/Lt Godfrey is entitled to wear the 1939/45 Star, Africa Star, France and Germany Star and the Defence Medal. Qualified for 1939/45 Star June 1944. Signed by Group Captain Royal Air Force Downham Market. Annotated '635…

Eight aircrew sitting on chairs in front of a wall. All are wearing battledress and side caps. The left hand man is a pilot and all the others are wearing half brevet. Six are officers and two flight sergeant/sergeant. Charles Godfrey is fourth from…

Fragments of document Intelligence School 9 entitled ‘Warning against giving Information about your escape or how you evaded capture’ Gives rules about safeguarding information. Signed by F/O CR Godfrey 146099 635 Squadron. Dated 2 September…

Harry standing on a step beside a wooden door. On the first copy is annotated 'Harry Whittaker DFM Log Book 158 Sqd 635 Sqd 35 Sqd'.
A second has no annotation.
A third copy has ' F/Sgt Whittaker (Bombadier) (Charlie) on the reverse.
A fourth copy…

Before joining the Royal Air Force on 4 February 1942, Ernie worked as an apprentice joiner. On being called up he went to Blackpool for training, which included Morse code. Following training at different places he then attended the advanced flying…

Kenneth Locke was born in 1923 and wanted to join the Royal Air Force, following in the footsteps of his father, who was a First World War Pilot.
Between leaving school and joining the Royal Air Force, Kenneth worked as a Bank Clerk, before signing…

K J Hailey’s Wireless Operator’s Flying Log Book covering the period 6 May 1943 to 9 May 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown as Wireless Operator. He was stationed at RAF Yatesbury (2 Radio School), RAF Manby (Empire Air…

Keith joined the RAF 11 Nov 1941 and was released as a WO on the 19 June 1946, from the no 104 PDC Hednesford. He served in the Middle East from 26 Jan 1946 until 12 June 1946.

Six photographs of Laurie.
#1 Laurie in a Sidcot suit.
#2 Laurie sitting on rocks.
#3 Laurie standing by a wooden door.
#4 Laurie sitting on a railing at a beach.
#5 a half length portrait of Laurie.
#6 a colour portrait of Laurie.

Opens with mention of Bomber Command memorial in Green Park and 55,573 despite killed, moral was high due to belief that winning was vital. Tells story that he was guest at two weddings in 1943 with three other members of Bomber Command and that all…
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