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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 in 'Sweet Adeline' 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…

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A poem about the loss of Halifax, WL-U.
A second sheet states 'Written by Dale Plante niece to Allan Kurtzhals'.

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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 article about the attack on Kassel. It is annotated 'No 16 22/10/43'.

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10 Squadron crew boarding their Halifax.

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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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Two photographs, first of 39 aircrew posed in two rows in front of a Halifax, second of 19 aircrew posed in two rows in front of wooden building. Information from donor '102 Squadron bomb aimers, Pocklington 1945'.

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Seven aircrew standing in front of right inner engine of Halifax. From information supplied by donor 'No 102 Sqdn crew'.

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Two photographs, first of a crew posed close to the H2S fairing on the left side DY E are the a/c letters, second is of Halifax just about to taxi, airman removing wheel chock. Information from donor 'Halifax DY-E about to taxi for bombing run'.

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14 airmen arranged in two rows in front of a Halifax. On the nose of the Halifax is a cartoon with the name 'X Terminator'. 49 operations are marked.

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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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An operation to Essen with HE Batchelder pilot. Main force bombed Bonn but three aircraft from 102 Squadron were diverted to Essen to bomb using Gee. The aircraft was damaged and everyone baled out successfully. All were taken prisoner.

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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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The photograph on the left page shows airmen in front of a Halifax.
The photograph on the right page shows the squadron badge of the RAF 171 Squadron.

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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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Batchelder was the pilot of this operation. They bombed inside flares but the navigator insisted it was not Mannheim. Damage to one engine from flak, later they were attacked by a Me 110. They successfully landed at RAF Horsham St Faith, Norwich.

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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'. The goat…
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