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MLeadbetterJ163970-160421-010191.jpg
Three aerial photographs and two silhouettes. On the reverse 'Halifax II'.
#1 is a rear/starboard side aerial photograph.
#2 is a port side silhouette.
#3 is a port side aerial photograph.
#4 is a port/under aerial photograph.
#5 is an underside…

MCarpenterRB149832-201102-04.jpg
Series of six air to air views of Halifax Mk 2, serial BB 324, with squadron letters ZA-X, in various attitudes. Sometimes parts of the camera aircraft are visible. The following information was kindly supplied by the donor.…

PCarpenterRB1601.jpg
First photograph seven individuals standing, seven sitting cross legged on the ground, posed under the nose of a Halifax Mk 2. Third from the left, standing is pilot, Archibald Ian Scott Debenham. Aircraft parked on its dispersal, wheel chocked,…

PCarpenterRB1609.jpg
In full flying clothing surrounded by his equipment.

PLaneRJ15010002.jpg
A Halifax in flight taken from the port/rear. It has code 'TL-P'. On the rear are signatures of 'GJ Philipps, R. Lane F/Lt, G. Williams, A. Hailey [indecipherable]'.
Also a copyright stamp for 'Aeroplane' magazine.
Information supplied with the…

PCothliffKB15110103.jpg
Five men at work on the port engines of an Halifax.

PCothliffKB15110065.jpg
An air to air photograph of the port side of a Halifax 'LQ-R', taken from another Halifax.
Information supplied with the collection states 'Halifax Mk. II W7710 LQ-R "Ruhr Valley Express" of 405 " Vancouver" Sqn. This aircraft failed to return…

PCothliffKB15110048.jpg
An air to air photograph of a Halifax 'TL -P' flying above clouds. The photo is taken of the port side and slightly to the rear.
Information supplied with the collection states '35 Sqn. Halifax Mk.II P7676 TL-P being flown by PO. Reg Lane on 12 May…

LChubbWF1890485v1.pdf
Flying log book for Bill Chubb, flight engineer covering the period from 12 September 1944 to 2 May 1945. Detailing his flying and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF St Athan, RAF Topcliffe (1659 HCU) and RAF East Moor (432 Sqn). Aircraft…

PThomasAF20050046.jpg
Each photograph views the port side of a Halifax, TL-P, in flight.

MLawsonHA19210824-161128-010001.jpg
The story of Homer Lawson from birth in August 1921 to death in September 1975. He trained as a Navigator in Wales and in Scotland before converting to Halifaxes in Yorkshire. He completed 38 operations then returned to Scotland for more training.…

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 Command…

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…

PManningR1604.jpg
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.

PManningR1603.jpg
Photograph of nose art "Hellzapoppin'!!" with picture of Native American shooting a bomb from a bow and standing on an arrow. Minimum of 30 completed operations indicated. Annotated “Halifax II W7756 R Manning 10 Sqn”.

PWrightJA18010004.jpg
Aircraft squadron letter J with 11 individuals: front row, kneeling five groundcrew, rear row standing six aircrew.

PWrightJA18010003.jpg
Halifax Mk 2 squadron letter F, taken from the front, with two rows posed in front, 19 individuals, mix of aircrew and ground crew. Bomb trolley front right with bomb redacted. Airfield dispersal background.

PWrightJA18010001.jpg
Left side of Halifax Mk 2 nose, with nine ground crew standing in two rows, airfield dispersal background.

Nose art visible showing number of operations and character illustration.

MGrundyAF[DoB]-150610-090001.jpg
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…

MBooneRH1331310-150729-020003.jpg
Details of nine operations carried out between February and May 1943 from RAF Elvington on 77 Squadron flying Halifax. Targets include Cologne, Berlin and several in the Ruhr.

PAndrewsPF1701.jpg
Andy Andrews worked in a gentleman's outfitters shop and volunteered for the Air Force in 1941. He trained at RAF Cardington and Blackpool and after crewing up he flew operations with 10 Squadron from RAF Melbourne. He discusses the members of his…

EWilsonRCWilsonWJ-M430904-0002.jpg
A letter to Reg's parents with a note explaining what he had not included in the letter. The letter advises he reached Rufforth after an overnight train journey from London. He has started flying training trips. He has been to York to watch films. In…
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