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Sixteen aircraft listed (Domine, Proctor, Anson, Wellington, Lancaster, Lincoln, B-29, Halifax, C-47, Neptune, Shackleton, Hastings, Varsity, Argosy, Victor, Vulcan) for a total of approximately 11,000 flying hours.

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Covers coastal patrols to determine density and frequency coverage of enemy radar organisation, discovery of new enemy radar type and monitoring enemy overland radar and communications. Mentions use of specially equipped Wellington flown over enemy…

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B-29 on the right (Betty Marion), light paint scheme Lancaster in the centre and Avro York on the left all lined up on airfield hard-standing with many spectators walking in front.

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Vertical air to ground view of an airfield parking pan running top left to bottom right. Airfield buildings are also shown. Parked on the pan are Lancaster, B-29, C-57, Northrop P61, B-17 and Lockheed Constellation as well as other aircraft.…

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A man (USAF Crew member) pointing to the nose art on an USAF B-29 aircraft The Great Artiste. Nose art shows a smiling man in tails with Great Artiste above. This aircraft flew as an observation aircraft on Hiroshima and Nagasaki missions. Additional…

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Air-to-air view of B-29 in flight, taken from above, of the rear starboard quarter. On the ground there are fields, roads and scattered buildings. Part of a built up community is visible in the bottom left. The top third of the photograph is a taken…

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Air-to-air view of B-29 WF491 in flight, taken on the same level from behind the port wing.

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Nose wheel assembly of B-29 on the ground, captioned, 'Nose Gear'. The wheels are chocked with wooden blocks, joined with rope. . Hangers and further aircraft can be see in the background.

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B-29 parked on concrete pan facing left, with ladder up to starboard rear. In the background several Lancasters and other aircraft.

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Main wheel assembly of B-29 on the ground, captioned, 'Main Gear'. The inside wheel is chocked with a wooden block. The nose gear can be seen in the background.

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Air-to-air view of B-29, serial number WF491, in flight.

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Colour photograph of the nose of 'Bockscar', the USAF B-29 bomber that dropped the 'Fat Man' bomb over Nagasaki on 9 August 1945. With nose art of railway line with a rail boxcar with wings. Additional information about this item was kindly provided…

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Colour photograph of the nose of an aircraft 'Bockscar' USAF B-29 bomber that dropped a bomb over Nagasaki on August 9th 1945. With nose art of railway line with a rail boxcar with wings. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by…

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United States Army Air Force member sat at a desk. Written on reverse 'Col. Paul W Tibbets' but not in Group Captain Leonard Cheshire's handwriting. Pilot of the B-29 Enola Gay. Additional information about this item was kindly povided by the donor.

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Six shirtless United states Army Air Force crew standing in front of B-29 with nose art of a smiling man in tails, 'The Great Artiste' On the reverse 'Ground crew The Great Artiste' but not in Group Captain Leonard Cheshire's writing. This aircraft…

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Eleven United States Air Force aircrew standing and squatting in two rows in front of a B-29. Colonel Paul Tibbets is rear row third from the right. On the reverse 'Crew of Enola Gay before take off.

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Top left - eight Lancasters parked in pairs on airfield with runway behind them. In the foreground a hangar. To the left three B-17s.
Top right - newspaper cutting 'Chosen for U.S. Goodwill tour'. Two local men chosen to take part names as W.O…

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Top left - In the distance Lancasters in light paint scheme lined up parked on airfield with crews in front. In the foreground spectators seated. In front stand two military personnel with hands clasped behind backs looking on.
Top right above - an…

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Left top - photograph of B-29, Lancaster and Avro York lined up parked on airfield. Spectators are walking in front.
Middle left - air-to-air view showing formation of Lancasters over open countryside.
Third row left - photograph of group of men…

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Don Crossley was born in South Emsall in 1924. He tells of his time before the war working at Upton Colliery before joining the Royal Air Force. He volunteered and trained initially as a wireless operator / air gunner. He tells of his experience at…

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Eric was born in 1924 in West Derby, Liverpool and volunteered for the Royal Air Force at the age of 17 and a half, finally being called up in January 1942 where he became a navigator / bomb aimer on Lancasters. After completing his training in…

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Glenn Atkins was born in Newport Pagnell and was called up for National Service in 1951. He was involved in exercises to test the defences of Europe during the Cold War. When he was released from National Service he returned to his former company…

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Harry Algar worked as an office boy at Hay’s Wharf in London before the war. He entered the Air Training Corps before joining the RAF when he was seventeen. Started his training on Tiger Moths but was then sent to Canada to remuster as a bomb…
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