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  • Tags: Harris, Arthur Travers (1892-1984)

BMillingtonRWestonFv1.pdf
A biography of Fred. In addition it includes histories of aircraft and squadrons he served in, Details are included of airfields he served at. Additionally there are biographies of various servicemen associated with Fred's squadrons and service.
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AGuyanS[Date]-01.mp3
'Jock' Guyan comments on his operations. the recording includes audio clips from a documentary including excerpts of Arthur Harris, engine noises and interviews.
He sings several songs including 'Ops on a Stirling' to the tune of Waltzing Matilda,…

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Quoting Sir Arthur Harris that nearly 50,000 British bomber crew personnel out of a total of 110,000 were killed during the war.

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Arthur Harris wearing blazer with medals coming down stairs accompanied by a lady. Submitted with caption 'Harris'. On the reverse 'Marshall of the RAF Sir Arthur "Butch" Harris, AOC Bomber Command 1942-1945 May 1981 B.C. Reunion at Grosvenor House…

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For Sergeant Barry Wright. gives details of hours flown on operations and account of actions during operation to Leipzig 19 February 1944. Aircraft attacked by enemy fighters, Wright although seriously wounded continues to perform his duties.…

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Newspaper cutting reporting number of bomber command aircrew killed and comparing it to combined Army casualties from D-Day to the end of the war.

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A brief description of Bomber Command starting with Air Marshal Harris commanding, types of aircraft used, 1000 Bomber attack on Cologne and losses, the Pathfinder Force, losses, hazards to returning crews and casualties.

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A brief description of bombing activity during the war. Starting with the ineffectual early operations to 1000+ bomber operations. He lists some of the operations then details some of the hazards for returning aircraft. After the war Stan took a new…

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A telegram congratulating Sam being awarded a Distinguished Service Order

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Two photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is Arthur Harris taking the salute.
Photo 2 is a Mess bar decorated for Christmas. There is a sign -The Jolly Butchers.

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Details of Sam's time with 128 Squadron at RAF Wyton and RAF White Waltham.
There is a photo of Arthur Harris giving the salute.

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After a spell with 512 squadron mostly transportation flights Sam returned to the UK, flying as an instructor.
A the end of 1943 he returned to Bomber Command, 627 Squadron.
There is a photograph of the squadron grouped in front of a Mosquito.

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A group of airmen waving an aircraft off. Information supplied with the collection identifies two as Clifford MacKay “Black Mike” McEwen and Arthur Harris.

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The telegram congratulates Wannop on his award of a Distinguished Flying Cross.

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Five cuttings from newspapers. Item 1 refers to an attack on Northern France on 31 August 1944 (annotation). Item 2 is a comment from Sir Arthur Harris praising the accurate bombing of the German garrison at Le Havre, September 1944. Item 3 is a…

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Photo 1 is the Queen Mother unveiling the statue of Sir Arthur Harris.
Photo 2 is inside St Clement Danes during the service.
Photo 3 is the Queen Mother being greeted by the president of the Bomber Command Association, Sir Michael Beetham.

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Item 1 refers to a protest from Dresden over a statue to Sir Arthur Harris.
Item 2 is a letter thanking Sir Arthur Harris from a couple bombed out of their home in Liverpool.
Item 3 is an article titled 'Remembering Bomber H'.
Item 4 is a letter…
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