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Jim Auton grew up on Royal Air Force stations and joined the Royal Air Force at seventeen. He trained as a pilot navigator and bomber at RAF Ansty near Coventry, then in South Africa under the Empire Air Training Scheme. He trained on B-24 at Lidder…

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Returning from an operation against an airfield near Gorizia, British aircraft drop small bombs on a rural lane where two oxen are pulling a cart. Two men are running away from the scene. Buildings are visible on the left.

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Twelve aircraft are dropping bombs on two railway and road bridges, as well as on the nearby town. A figure in uniform is running away and has dropped a rifle.

Label reads “015”; signed by the author; caption reads “19 Maggio 1944.…

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A line up of seven aircrew in flying gear, standing informally next to a B-24. Four are wearing light coloured trousers; three are wearing standard footwear instead of flying boots; two have no parachute. Marston Mat is visible on the ground. Jim…

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Two B-24 in a desert landscape, one on the ground and one flying overhead at low altitude . A starter trolley is visible on the ground.

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Air-to-air view of a B-24 with the code 'Q' on the fuselage; the port wing of second B-24 is partially visible on the right. Calibration markings along the edges.

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A B-24 in flight over land with a river flowing parallel to the vertical margin. On the fuselage, code letter 'H' and barely legible serial number 'KH205' [?]. Captioned on the reverse 'F. J. Auton 178 Sqdn. Italy 1944'.

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Seven aircrew are in front of the fuselage of a B-24 with 'M 19' painted on it. Five aircrew are standing, two crouched. Some are in flying gear, one has sergeant stripes.

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Six aircrew in flying gear. One of them wears light-coloured trousers; one sports sergeant stripes, a third is in rolled-up shirt sleeves. Two packed parachutes are visible on Marston Mat. Inner starboard engine, part of the fuselage with the marking…

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Aerial inclined photograph of the harbour of Pula, centered on Otočić Sveti Andrija. A big smoke cloud is rising from Otok Katerina: other explosions are visible on land and water. A splash marks the crash of a B-24.

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Top centre a b/w photograph of a pile of unidentified aircraft wreckage with two airmen looking on at the bottom left. To the left bushes.

Bottom left a colour photograph of a crashed Wellington with nose to the left side. The cockpit roof is open…

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Left a close up photograph of a rear turret with extensive damage. Caption 'Wellington a/c tailgunner [sic] killed over enemy territory Bu[...] at St Nicholas Church RAF Cemetery Feltwell RIP'

Top right front quarter view of a crashed B-24 lying…

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A B-24 on Marston Mat pierced steel planking. Bill Bailey's face is visible inside the turret. Five aircrew are visible and an aircraft is partly visible behind.

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31 Squadron South African Air Force B-24 in flight over snow-capped mountainous terrain. The registration letter K is visible.

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1. A B-24 Liberator 'J' landed gear up in a field.
2. Front right front quarter view of a crashed B-24 lying in open ground. Aircraft is titled slightly down to right and show broken fuselage just behind nose turret. On the reverse 'Liberator in the…

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Four newspaper cuttings from 1944 describing four separate operations. Salzburg captioned 'Oct 17 1944', Essen captioned 'Oct 25th 1944', Dunkirk and Vienna captioned 'Nov 4th 1944' and Gelsenkirchen captioned 'Nov 6th 1944'.

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Cutting 1 describes a 1300 bomber raid on Munich and Ulm. Flight Lieutenant W Drinkell describes the lack of fighters. Captioned 'Jan 7th 1945'.
Cutting 2 describes raids on Germany and an oil refinery at Brux in Czechoslovakia. Also a chemical…

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Hugh Lorimer skipped school to see flying circus and won a flight in one of the aeroplanes. He later volunteered for the RAF and began training as a wireless operator. He was initially was posted to Special Duty Flight test flying in India. However,…

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John McCredie grew up in Australia and served in the Militia before he volunteered for the Royal Australian Air Force. He flew two operations as a pilot over France during training and was later posted to India. He later returned to Australia to…

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Bill Bailey was born in Stafford. After finishing school he went to work for the Post Office Telephones service as a telegram boy. He decided to join the Royal Air Force and began training as a rear gunner at RAF Dalcross. He joined 31 Squadron of…

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Navigator’s, air bomber’s and air gunner’s flying log book for Sergeant Tom Jones from 17 August 1943 to 27 August 1945. Detailing training schedule, instructional duties and operations flown. Served at RAF Mildenhall, RAF Warboys, RAF…

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Pilots flying log book for Stephen Dawson, covering the period from 6 April 1942 to 30 August 1944. Detailing his instructor duties, flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Swanton Morley, RAF Cottesmore, RAF Swinderby, RAF…

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Pilot's flying log book for Flight Lieutenant Stephen Dawson, covering the period from 3 September 1944 to 5 March 1946. Detailing his instructor and test flying. He was stationed at RAF Boscombe Down and RAF Ossington. Aircraft flown in were,…

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A small wooden box with a 104 Squadron crest, an image of a B-24 and the text 'Flak Ship'. Inside is a typed piece of paper with '1215793 F/Sgt Norton'.

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An extract from Ron Harrison's log book detailing his operations as an air gunner with 70 Squadron between 2 March 1945 and 24 March 1945. Details targets in Italy, Yugoslavia and Austria: Verona, Pola, Gemona, Padua, Monfalcone, Bruck, Pragersko and…
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