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An oblique aerial photograph, labelled as Wesel, showing destroyed and damaged buildings, submitted with caption; “Bomb damage to Wesel”)

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An oblique aerial photograph of Essen, photograph shows damage to buildings, submitted with caption; “Bomb damage to Essen.”

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An oblique aerial photograph of Cologne, showing destroyed bridges, submitted with caption; “Damage to bridges over the Rhine.”

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An oblique aerial photograph showing damage to buildings in Dusseldorf, as indicated by label at the bottom of the image, submitted with caption; “Bomb damage on Dusseldorf”.

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Black and white aerial photograph of Cologne showing cathedral and damage to surrounding areas as result of Allied bombing campaign, submitted with caption; “207 Sqdn given permission to take ground staff for low level flights over Germany to see…

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Gillie Street was born in Aglionby, Carlisle, and spent her early childhood in Tyneside before moving back to Cumberland aged eleven. Street recalls attending grammar school in Brampton and her first flying experience on a Barnstormer. Upon leaving…

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Wireless Operator/Air Gunners flying log book covering the period from 8 October 1943 to April 1953.
Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Yatesbury (2 Radio School), RAF Evanton (8 AGS), RAF Wigtown…

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Photograph one is an oblique aerial photograph of Hamm, showing extensive damage and bomb craters throughout.
Photograph two is a vertical aerial photograph of Brest naval base and ports, with numbered annotation.

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Two low level oblique aerial photographs.
Photograph one shows the remains of an oil refinery at Kamen. Bomb damage is visible throughout.
Photograph two was taken during a Cook's tour. It shows the urban, manufacturing centre of Hanover with…

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Photograph one is a low level oblique aerial view of Hamburg. The urban industrial and residential areas have considerable visible bomb and fire damage.
Photograph two is a Brownie Box camera view of Hamburg.
Photograph three is a low level oblique…

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Low level oblique aerial photographs of Wesel. Extensive bomb damage is visible in both images.

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Two oblique aerial photographs of Essen. Extensive bomb damage is visible in both images. Photograph one details indecipherable road networks. Photograph two is taken at a different angle and shows Krupps Works, Essen.

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Low level oblique aerial photograph of the Krupps Works, Essen. Most buildings show signs of damage.

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An oblique aerial photograph of Krupps, Essen showing damage and captioned 'Bomb Damage Ruhr'.

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Flying log book for Keith Thompson covering his two periods of service as a navigator from 23 August 1942 to 28 March 1946 and post war from 12 September 1950 to 27 April 1960. The entries cover his training in Canada, advanced training on his return…

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An aerial photograph of bomb damaged city captioned 'Bonn'.
Aerial photograph of large fenced areas captioned 'Prisoners'.
Two small photographs, one of bride and groom on church steps with RAF party, second of Keith Thompson and Jessie in garden…

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Low level aerial photograph of damaged buildings, captioned 'Krupps, Essen'. The starboard wing and outboard engine of an aircraft are visable.
Photograph of a destroyed bridge over a river, captioned, 'Last bridge over the Rhine-Remagen'.
copy of…

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Two aerial photographs of Cologne in 1945, one showing the destroyed bridges over the Rhine and one the area around the Cathedral, with the caption 'After V.E. day we took the ground crew to see the damage. We flew round Cologne for 20 mins and…

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Andrew said that during leisure time the crew drank, sang silly songs but didn’t really socialise much. He recalled an occasion when the Germans sent in about 200 night fighters infiltrating the main force on its ways home. They shot down a B-17…

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Pilots flying log book for David W Donaldson. This is a newly bound compilation of 3 log books covering the period from 12 March 1938 to 19 September 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations flown, Instructor duties and special duties flying.…

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Wal Goodwin grew up near Melbourne, was conscripted in the Australian Army but was discharged due to his father’s reserved farming occupation. He later volunteered for the Australian Air Force and received his initial training of meteorology, Morse…

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Last bombing operation on 24 April 1945, then operation Manna, Exodus, Baedecker and Post Mortem with a brief description of the operations.

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Jack Cook was born in Mexborough. He left school at 14 and went to work at a Gentlemen’s Outfitters. At 16 he worked on the footplate for LNER. At the age of 18 he volunteered for aircrew and trained as a wireless operator/air gunner; joined 100…

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Three page letter envelope from John Brittain to his mother. He mentions the bad weather and that he might sell his car. He tells her of the devastation that he has seen while flying over Germany.

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Writes that prisoner of war repatriation task is now over and that they now going to do a sort of Cook's Tour of Germany including the Ruhr. He goes on to discuss upcoming dates for birthday, anniversary and leave. States he may not be able to use…
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