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ABowkerD151117.mp3
David Bowker joined the Air Force and was originally training to be a wireless operator / air gunner but remustered as a pilot. He discusses rudder lock on early versions of Halifax. Jacqueline Bowker his wife, discusses her life during the war and…

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A route, with times, flown by Steve Puskas on D Day. The route starts in Yorkshire then Kings Lynn, East of Eastbourne, SSE of Caen, N of Gurnsey, SE of Exeter, E of Porthcawl, W of Stoke-on-Trent then back to base. The aircraft and crew are named…

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Ted Lewis at the rear gun turret of a Halifax.
On the reverse 'E.G. "Ted" Lewis Spare Gunner June 1944'.

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Ted crouched under a Halifax with a gun.
On the reverse 'E.G. "Ted" Lewis with .5 showing free standing mount on bottom of gun. To escape the .5 must be thrown out. June 1944'.
A second image shows the gun in position. On the reverse 'E.G. "Ted"…

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A newspaper cutting referring to the first daylight 1000 bomber operations. Chris Scrimshaw took part in this attack. It is annotated 'Dad'.

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14 airmen arranged in two rows in front of a Halifax. On the nose is a X Terminator cartoon and crosses for 49 operations.

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A group of 14 airmen at the nose of a Halifax. One airman, in a leather jacket, is holding a bottle up to the aircraft. Nose art has 45 operation 'bombs' and a crest with 'Ville de Quebec'.

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Seventeen airmen in two rows sitting and standing. In the background a Halifax with bomb doors open. All are wearing side caps and four have visible brevets. There is an arrow pointing to the third man from the right back row. Captioned 'Ken Beard…

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19 airmen loosely arranged in two rows. Akin is half lying at the front. Behind is a Halifax. A remembrance poppy has been attached to the top left of the photograph.

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A large number of Royal Air Force personnel in four rows in front of a Halifiax and a row on top of the wings. David Donaldson is in the middle of the front row just to the left of a goat. On the reverse '192 Squadron, B Flight, May? 1945'.

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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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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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A group of airmen arranged in two rows in front of a Halifax.

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Large group of airmen and ground crew arranged in three rows at the front of a Halifax. Information supplied with the collection identifies the group as 35 Squadron, March 1942.

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35 squadron air and ground crews arranged in three rows in front of a Halifax.
It is annotated '35 Sqdn . Linton. Sept. 1941'.

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A large group of airmen and ground crew arranged in three rows in front of a Halifax. Information supplied with the collection states 'Official 35 Squadron Squadron Photograph taken March 1942. Pilot Officer Reg Lane is seated front row 8th from the…

MCothliffKB[Ser#-DoB]-151020-010027.PDF
An extract from a database with thumbnail photographs of Halifaxes from 35 Squadron. There are 15 records.

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Reports attack on Mannheim using incendiaries by Stirling, Halifax, Lancaster, Manchester, Wellington and Hampdens.

MSharrockR2210141-180309-01.pdf
A brief history of 428 Squadron, formed at Dalton on 7 November 1942, part of No. 4 Group then transferred to No. 6 Group at Middleton St George. Some of the operations are discussed, as are the aircraft flown by the squadron. There is a list of…

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A very large group of airmen sitting and standing in four rows in front of a Halifax and others lined up sitting on wings, engines and fuselage. Submitted with caption 'RAAF 466 Sqn March 1945 (Personal Photo Album)'.

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Seven aircrew all wearing Mae West and parachute harnesses standing by, or on, a ladder in front of the starboard inner engine of a Halifax. Accompanied by note reading '51 Squadron 1943, Self, Sgt Curtis W/Op, Sgt Moronay - bomb aimer, Sgt Gracey -…

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Top, the left wing and fuselage of Halifax with members of 517 Squadron, in uniform, one row standing on the wing, two rows standing beneath the wing, one row seated and one row sitting on the ground.
Bottom, shows two men in sports kit, running…

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Top, the right wing of the Halifax with members of 517 Squadron in uniform, one row standing on the wing, two rows standing beneath the wing, one row seated and one row sitting on the ground.
Bottom, shows two men in sports kit, running across the…

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Top left, air-to-air photograph of two Halifaxes one behind the other, over the sea, captioned '517 Sq 'Last Epicure'', '1946 Chivenor'.
Top right, air-to-air photograph of Halifax PN460 from front left, captioned '517 Sq 'Last Epicure'', '1946…

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Photograph 1 is of the cockpit of a Halifax with damage below and in front of the pilot's position.
Photograph 3 is of the instrument panel of a Halifax showing damage. Captioned 'Halifax A/C, returned from a raid, Ruhr, Germany, damage to pilots…
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