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PSawKC1501.jpg
Vertical arrow through circle. Moto - achieve your aim.

OSawKC55612-151102-03.jpg
Gives some details of service, 97 Squadron, 203 hours operations, air gunner and citation.

MSawKC55612-151102-02.jpg
Lists 35 successful operational sorties between 7 November 1941 and 15 November 1942.

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Some personal details of Kenneth Saw with dates of enlistment and discharge. Includes mention of award of DFM. Mustered as mechanic, then air gunner and finally u/t pilot. Ranks was flight sergeant. Includes postings including 97 Squadron.

LBennettHW561480v1.pdf
H. W. Bennett’s RAF Observer’s and Air Gunner’s Flying Log Book, from 23 April 1937 to 14 June 1943, detailing training, operations and instructional duties as an Air Observer, Air Gunner, Bomb Aimer and Navigator. Includes bombing and…

PMadge1701.jpg
A head and shoulders portrait of Sergeant John George Madge in uniform with air gunners brevet..

PHorneH1502.jpg
A large group of airmen in a mixture of battle dress and flying gear with parachute harnesses and Mae Wests kneeling and standing in front of three crew busses.
97 Squadron aircrew at RAF Woodhall Spa waiting to join their aircraft to fly to…

PHorneH1501.jpg
Portrait of Harry Horne with sergeants stripes and air gunner brevet.

LRouseHC911641v1.pdf
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner’s log book for H C Rouse covering the period from 11 October, 1940 to 16 December, 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown, also includes Gunnery Course results, mine laying operations, bomb loads, a…

BMillingtonRWestonFv1.pdf
A biography of Fred. In addition it includes histories of aircraft and squadrons he served in, Details are included of airfields he served at. Additionally there are biographies of various servicemen associated with Fred's squadrons and service.
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PTownsleyH1801.jpg
Drawing of a Lancaster with names of crew (including Sgt Townsley) on bombs falling from bomb bay. Clouds in background and signatures on bottom. Annotated 'Lorient 13/14/2/43, 97 Squadron'.

This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already…

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Episode 1: story of bomb aimer with hypoxia on operation to Hamburg on 30 January 1943. Episode 2: account of operations to Friedrichshafen on 20 June 1943 and Spezia on 23 June 1943. On first operation, Pathfinders from 97 Squadron suffered in…

PWilsonH1503.jpg
Target photograph showing an airfield with triangle of runways with buildings bottom and right. Bomb bursts are visible across the airfield. Caption '3248 CON. 15.8.44// 8" 17600, 080, 1208, DEELEN A/D Q., 11x1000, 4x500C35secs. F/Lt LASHAM, Q97'.

LPennyJA1345892v1.pdf
Pilots flying log book for James A Penny, covering the period from 10 November 1941 to 23 November 1943 when he was shot down over Berlin. He was stationed at AAC Souther Field, RCAF North Battleford, RAF Shawbury, RAF Sleap, RAF Blyton, RAF Upwood…

PLayneWH1701.jpg
Thirty-five airmen wearing greatcoats and side or peaked caps sitting and standing in four rows.

Submitted with caption 'Back row left to right. Edward Pullen, became a Wing Commander, killed in action 20 December 1943 when serving with 50…

LLayneWH963102v1.pdf
Observer’s and air gunner’s flying log book for Walter Henry lane, wireless operator/air gunner, covering the period from 19 October 1940 to 23 September 1943, when he was shot down and became a prisoner of war. He was stationed at RAF Penrhos,…

EWilliamsLayneJA431208.jpg
Suggest that she does not send officers uniform to him direct but should write to the international Red Cross committee to get a definite ruling.

EOC97SqnRAFLayneAJ431017.jpg
Encloses certificate granting her husband the permanent award of the path finder force badge. Warned not to let this matter be mentioned in any correspondence because if it fell into enemy hands it would not improve the position of a prisoner of war.

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Regrets to inform her that her husband failed to return from operations on night 23/24 September 1943. Writes he took part in an attack on Mannheim as wireless operator and no news had been received. Mentions his time on the squadron as part of…

EOC97SqnRAFLayneAJ430925-01.jpg
Regrets to inform her that her husband failed to return from operations on night 23/24 September 1943. Writes he took part in an attack on Mannheim as wireless operator and no news had been received. Mentions his time on the squadron as part of…

EIrvinLLLayneAJ440307.jpg
Glad to hear that her husband's life was saved by one of Irvin's parachutes and welcomed him to Caterpillar Club. Regrets that was not possible to let her have badge until after the war.

EHindWHLayneAJ431116.jpg
Writes that they were glad to hear that her husband was safe and a prisoner of war. Notes that other crew members were also prisoners. Congratulates her on behalf of husband who received his commission 13 September 1943.
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