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A newspaper cutting referring to operations to Dusseldorf and Osnabruck plus an attack by the USAAF on oil production plants. It is annotated 'Lincolnshire Echo no 5 2-11-44 5hrs 5 mins 850 a/c plus PFF'.

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A newspaper cutting referring to operations to Cologne, Walcheren, Hamm and Munster. It is annotated 'Sunday Graphic No 2 28-10-44 5¼ hrs 837 a/c plus PFF'.

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A newspaper cutting referring to the bombing of Essen, Osnabruck, Witten, Leuna and marshalling yards at hr 555 a/c + PFF Essen'.Frankfurt. It is annotated 'Lincs Echo No 13 12/12/44 5½

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A framed display with five sections.
#1 is a modern photograph of Rex wearing his medals. Underneath is a plaque stating 'Y0615463 Master Engineer Rex Ormand John Searle Royal Air Force'.
#2 is Rex's ribbons, brevet and hat badge.
#3 is the nose…

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An air-to-air view of a Coastal Command B-24 flying over a Liner.

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Four newspaper cuttings about operations to Essen, Homburg, Magdeburg and Bochum undertaken by Rex Searle.

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Eight photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is two airmen standing in a grassy area.
Photo 2 is two airmen in a field.
Photo 3 is an airman standing with his hands in his pockets.
Photo 4 is three airmen on a bridge over the Ouse at York.
Photo 5…

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Six photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is three airmen under the nose of Halifax 'W'.
Photo 2 is one airman standing under the nose of Halifax 'W'.
Photo 3 is the nose of Halifax 'W'.
Photo 4 is nine airmen at the rear of Halifax 'W'.
Photo 5 is…

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Seven photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is an air-to-air side view of a Halifax in flight.
Photo 2 is a cloudscape.
Photo 3 and 4 are a Halifax port wing and cloudscape.
Photo 5 is a cloudscape.
Photo 6 is an airman standing under the nose of…

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Six photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is the nose of Halifax 'W' with the nose art of 'Willie the Wolf' depicting a naked woman pursued by a wolf. There are 44 operations marked.
Photo 2 is an airman on top of a Halifax.
Photo 3 is underneath the…

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A list of 35 operations completed, with target, aircraft and date.

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A card with an aerial photograph taken during an operation. The target was Emden and the crew members are listed.
‘F/O Potter
F/O Rutherford
F/O Mjolsness
F/O Reid
Sgt Taylor
Sgt Tuer
Sgt Searle’

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Two photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is of five airmen including Rex Searle standing under the nose of a Halifax.
Photo 2 is the same five airmen under the nose of 'Willie the Wolf'. In both photos they are wearing flying kit.

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A large group of airmen arranged in four rows, one of which is standing on the wing of a Halifax.

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Two photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is an air-to-air view of Halifax in the air.
Photo 2 is the nose of a Halifax with 'Willie the Wolf' nose art. It depicts a naked woman being pursued by a wolf. 30 operations are marked by bombs.

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Notes to assist operation planning.

LSearleROJ615463v1.pdf
Flying log book for R O J Searle, Flight Engineer, covering the period from 25 June 1944 to13 July 1945 and from 17 August 1951 to 14 September 1964.
Detailing his training as a flight engineer and a full tour of operations flown with Bomber…

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A front view of a Stirling with a B-24 behind. Ground crew have stands ready to work on the engines.

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Writes that she was glad to finally get a letter from him and that his second trip was safely done and now only 28 more to go. Continues with news of visitor and other activities. Writes that daughter Frances has had a number of cards with savings…

MCleggPV[DoB]-150710-010001.pdf
Operational Record ledger created by Pat Falkinder (nee Day). Running log book which includes briefing, targeting, crews and methods of prosecution for various bombing operations. It includes a photographs of Pat Day in uniform and several aircrew.

LEppelJW433156v1.pdf
Flying log book for John W Eppel, navigator, covering the period from 12 May 1944 to 12 June 1945, detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Worksop, RAF Blyton, RAF Hemswell, RAF North…

MGeachDG1394781-160401-17.pdf
A book of lecture notes covering British, German, Italian and American fighter, Coastal, Army co-operation, bombers and dive bombers.
Notes on Hygiene, Water, Accommodation and conservancy in the field, Food, cookhouses and cooking, Law and…

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David Fellowes tells of how he used to build model airplanes and fly them in the fields when he was a boy. The son of an engineer, he first joined the Air Training Corps and then volunteered for the Royal Air Force at the age of 17. Describes his…

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Six airmen in desert uniform standing in front of a Halifax. On the reverse are the signatures of the crew and the identity of the aircraft - Halifax Mk II W7756. Four of the crew are identified as from the Royal Canadian Air Force.
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