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James Lamb volunteered for the RAF on the first day of the Second World War. He trained as an aircraft technician and was posted to 75 New Zealand Squadron where he worked on Wellington bombers. He was then posted to 11 Squadron in Burma where he…

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James was born in Gorton, attended Catholic schools, and became an apprentice plumber. In November 1942 he joined the Royal Air Force. He then trained as a mechanic at RAF St Athan before being posted to RAF Henlow to assemble Hurricanes. He then…

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James Mulhall trained as a flight engineer and was posted to 75 Squadron at RAF Mepal. On one operation the crew were surprised to be presented by the ground crew with a 303 bullet which proved that they had been the recipient of friendly fire. On…

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Peter was born on the 7th of January 1925, in West Hampstead, London. He worked in a jewellers in Hammersmith and left his job to join the air cadets at RAF Hendon from 1941 to 1943. On his eighteenth birthday, he joined the RAF to begin training as…

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Six airmen standing at the rear of a Lancaster coded 'AA'.

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Neil Ramsey flew operations as a pilot with 75 and 105 Squadron Pathfinders.

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Lawrence Rogers joined the Royal Air Force at 17, and trained to become a wireless operator. He served with 218 Squadron at RAF Woolfox Lodge and then with 75 Squadron, flying in both Ansons and Lancasters, He eventually completed 32 operations with…

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Roland Spencer Williams was born in Christchurch, New Zealand. Wanting to get involved in the war he joined the Royal New Zealand Air Force in 1942. After initial training in New Zealand, as an air gunner, he sailed on the SS Nieuw Amsterdam to San…

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Iris was born in a village outside Newcastle. At the beginning of 1940 she went to Gosford to join up for the Royal Air Force. Iris liked the idea of uniformed service more than the option of becoming a nurse. She was then sent to Swansea for about…

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Handwritten list of the crew:

'Date 23rd Aug 1943
Target Berlin
A/C Stirling III EE 5938'X'
Capt WO Fear T,
Nav Sgt Ruddy G.H.
AB Sgt Bain A,
W,Op Sgt Woolcott, D.G,
FE Sgt Munro C,
M.U. Sgt Holmes J.A.C, (Can),
R.Gnr F S Davidson…

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From Andrew's squadron commander expressing his sympathy at her loss. Andrew was popular for his 'cheerfulness, willingness and quiet confidence' and was a skilful air-bomber. He was on his 11th operation from the base.

The Observer’s and Air Gunner’s Flying Log Book for Andrew Bain <br />
This is the Log Book of Andrew Bain covering the period from 26 June 1942 until August 1943. In June 1946 the log book was stamped by the RAF Central Depository ‘Death Presumed’. He qualified as an Air Gunner on the 31 October 1942 and as an…

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Ron Mayhill was born in Auckland, New Zealand. He joined the Air Training Corp in 1941, automatically entered the Royal New Zealand Air Force in 1942, trained as a bomb aimer in Canada, and travelled on the Queen Mary to the UK in 1943. While flying…

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Seven airmen in two rows.
Back row, left to right: Frank Benger, mid-upper gunner; Jim Neal, flight engineer; Jack Pollard, wireless operator; Arthur Long, navigator. Front, left to right: Alec Bishop, rear gunner; Harry Tweed, pilot; Alan Johns,…

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The news-sheet of the RAF ex-POW Association. This edition covers the recovery of a crashed Blenheim in Holland, Roy Winton's fourth visit to Barth in 2000, the proposed erection of a memorial to RAF POWs, the Fallingbostel memorial project,…

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Photo 1 is a Wellington, VR-Q Z1572, in flight.
Photo 2 is a view of the starboard nose of a Wellington. The hangar roof is also geodetic construction.

Flying Officer T.A. Ford’s RCAF Pilot’s Flying Log Book, from 11th July 1942 to 27th August 1950, detailing his training in Great Britain and Canada and operations as a pilot and flying instructor. Also includes post-war duties with Transport…

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A list of the 21 aircraft and crews that took part in the operation to bomb Westkapelle Dyke.
A second two page list is a draft of the first document, with handwritten annotations.

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A vertical aerial photograph of Le Havre during bombing operations. The land is mainly obscured by explosions but breakwaters and docks are visible. Digue Augustin Normand is shown at the top of the image, with Bassin de la Manche and Le Havre port…

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Vertical aerial photograph of Harqueboc, Le Havre. Most of the image is obscured by bomb explosions in the Rue du Mont Cabert area. Street patterns can be seen to the left and top right of the photograph, located east of Harfleur. The left of the…

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Vertical aerial photograph of Alvis, at Montvilliers, Le Havre. The industrial, centre section of the image is obscured by explosions. Annotated '1652 MEP 10/13.9.44// 8” 11,000 [arrow] 132[degrees] 1737 ALVIS 4. N.11x1000, 4x500 C.28 SECS. F/O…

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A vertical aerial photograph of Frankfurt. The image was taken at night and half is obscured by anti-aircraft fire. Almost nothing can be seen on the ground. annotated '1698 MEP 12/13.9.44// NT (C) 8” 18,500 [arrow] 010[degrees] 2300. FRANKFURT. P…

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A vertical aerial photograph of Calais. The canal, Canal des Pierrettes, is visible and runs left to right, parallel to Rue Hoche and a marshalling yard. The yard services Les Fontinettes train station. Annotated '1810 MEP 27.9.44// 8” 5,500…
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