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Report on operation to Essen by 254 aircraft, 14 aircraft lost and 60 aircrew killed. Gives account of Wellington W5519 SM-U which was damaged and forced to ditch. All crew were rescue by Cromer lifeboat, At the bottom, a photograph of six aircrew…

MMolloyS[Ser#-DoB]-160212-01.pdf
Contains photographs, silhouettes and drawings of British, American and Russian aircraft, showing dimensions, armament, armour plate or glass, and position of fuel tanks. Tables set out aircraft capabilities, including range and bomb loads.

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Framed display case with two photographs, uniform buttons, medal ribbons and medals, Rhodesia flash, two newspaper cuttings (RAF bombers fire ships and role of honour - incorrect report that he died in prisoner of war camp). In addition a telegram, a…

BBriggsDWBriggDWv1.pdf
Describes wartime service from 1939 to 1945. Joined as Halton apprentice in September 1939. Posted as fitter engine to RAF Wittering working on Wellington Hampden and Manchester aircraft. Followed by tour at RAF Upper Heyford working on Wellington…

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List of events covering joining the RAF, selection for pilot, training and start of operations.

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Full length portrait of an airman. On the reverse is 'Dudley Snooke Age 20. Killed on Active Service Sept 28th.'

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View inside a factory workshop. Two workbenches right and centre with men and women working at them. Windows in left and back walls. Submitted with caption 'Production of Hampden bombers. Pegasus XV111 engine mountings -repair section'.

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LWoodsEH751788v1.pdf
Observer’s and air gunner’s flying log book for Eric Horace Woods, navigator, covering the period from 28 November 1939 to 10 July 1946. Detailing his flying training, operations flown, instructor duties, operations with transport command and…

LSmithEW174520v2.pdf
Pilot’s flying log book for Warrant Officer Ernest Smith, from 3 April 1943 to 29 June 1944, recording operations and instructional duties. He served at RAF Hixon, RAF Blyton, RAF Grimsby (Waltham), RAF Binbrook, RAF Wickenby, RAF Bircotes, RAF…

LSmithEW174520v1.pdf
Pilot’s flying log book for Flight Sergeant Ernest Smith from 11 February 1939 to 31 March 1943, detailing his pilot training and 20 operations with 144 Squadron on the following targets in Belgium, France and Germany: Aachen, Antwerp, Brest,…

LSmithEW174520v3.pdf
Pilot’s flying log book for Flying Officer Ernest Smith from 1st July 1944 to 25 July 1945, detailing duties as a flying instructor with No. 3 (later No. 7) Flying Instructor School at RAF Lulsgate Bottom, including attendance at No. 1 Beam…

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Photo 1 is a starboard side ground view of a Firefly.
Photo 2 is a starboard/front flying view of a Hampden.

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Several women working on an aircraft panel. Submitted with caption 'Hampden bomber. Salvaging of damaged parts. Female workers engaged on reducing for producing'

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Four airmen standing beside their aircraft. They are dressed in flying kit. On the reverse 'Flight Lieutenant Sanderson DFC & Crew (Hampden) (Sandy) Those grim days with our backs to the wall'.

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An air-to-air photograph of four Hampdens including L4125 flying over an RAF Hemswell.

Identification kindly provided by Jayne Barraclough of the Unidentified photos of the British Isles Group.

LMottersheadF422232v1.pdf
Observer’s and air gunner’s flying log book for F Mottershead, wireless operator, covering the period from 29 April 1943 to 9 April 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RCAF Calgary, RCAF Mossbank, RCAF…

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Transcript from news cutting, Kings Lynn paper 1941. Reports that Pilot Officer Frederick Arthur Caunter-Jackson lost his life as a result of air operations on night 11/12 June 1941. Other names of his crew were listed and it is assumed his was the…

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Formal group photograph of personnel in front of a Hampden. They are arranged in three rows, some seated some standing. A dog is in the middle: a hangar, a gantry crane and sandbags are visible in the background.

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Starboard side of a Hampden L4194 parked on the ground. In the background are more aircraft and part of a hangar.

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A underside silhouette with 'Hampden I' on the reverse.

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