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Chart shows route for one flight. It has an inscription which reads 'No 576 Squadron, R.A.F. Fiskerton to Delft, 30 Apr 45, Lancaster G for George, Crew: Pilot F/O. Everitt, Nav Sgt B A Gilbert, BA Sgt T Royall, Eng F/S Kitchen, W/Op P/O. T…

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An account of how the need for Operation Manna arose, how negotiations with the German accupying forces proceeded, how the operation was announced to the Dutch people and a summary of the Operation.

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An account of how the operation came about and evolved. Describes the events leading up to the need for food relief in Holland, a brief account of how the operation was set up and executed.

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A detailed account of the visit made by a group ex aircrew who took part in Operation Manna who had been invited for a five day visit to commemorate Operation Manna.

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Produced by 'Registration Research', it uses information from the squadron's operational record books. It records the major operations, gives periodic reviews, lists the changes in Officer Commanding and records events in the Squadron's history.

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Medals and medallions presented to Ted Leaviss and others who attended the anniversary celebrations of Operation Manna in Holland in 1984 and later.
Medallion showing Lancasters dropping packages over a stylised Dutch landscape with 1945 and…

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Ted Leaviss's name tag, presented to him for the 40th Anniversary visit remembering Operation Manna. It has small silhouettes of the Lancaster and B 17 dropping food packages. It has his name, his squadron and the Union Flag. There are three…

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1939-1945 Star, France and Germany Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1039-45 and ribbons

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1939-1945 Star, France and Germany Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1039-45 and ribbons.

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Posed out side a house, complete with kitbag. From information kindly supplied by the donor. 'P.O. Reg Harrison leaving the small hamlet of Finnie, Sask. to catch the train for the trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia and then set sail for England and…

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Reg is sitting under the aircraft before the bombs have been loaded. From information kindly supplied by the donor. 'Harrison sitting on the bomb trolley, on a bomb canister. This was a mixed load of bombs consisting of 4000lb Cookie, several 500lb…

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A Lancaster that has landed with its wheels up. From information kindly supplied by the donor. 'This picture shows how my tour of ops ended. My tour started with a crash when I went on my 2nd dickey trip & the crew brought back a 500lb bomb that…

BHumesELHumesELv1.pdf
Recalls joining the RAF as a flight mechanic in 1939 and then employed as a barrage balloon operator. Describes his subsequent selection for aircrew and training in London, St Andrews, Manchester and in advanced navigation at Dumfries. Next covers…

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Seven aircrew in flying equipment, posed in two rows in front of right side rear fuselage of a Lancaster. From information kindly provided by the donor. 'Eric with crew No 195 Squadron 1944'.

BHookingsEWHookingsEWv2.pdf
Describes operations as Lancaster pilot. Detailed description of last sortie to attack Dortmund-Ems canal on 6 November 1944. His aircraft was attacked by FW 190 which was driven of and then set on fire by another fighter attack. Describes bailing…

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Standard letter expressing their regrets at John being reported missing.

BHookingsEWHookingsEWv1.pdf
From birth in 1920 until operational pilot in 1944. Covers early life in Battersea and Morden in London, family life, school and first jobs after leaving school at 14 years old. Describes family experiences at beginning of the war volunteering for…

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Telegram sent by RAF Coltishall to the authorities, Air Ministry, 43 Group Salvage Oxford, 54 Base, HQBC No 5 Group, No 106 Squadron, Records Gloucester. Informing them that Lancaster ED593 had landed at Coltishall having been damaged on an…

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telegram notification that Lancaster ME360 failed to return from an operation to Leipzig. Lists the crew and their next of kin.

SJoynerJH1812689v1.pdf
A log book used as a scrap book. The photographs and documents cover his aircrew training from November 1943. It has sergeant's mess subscription cards, photographs, correspondence and cuttings.
Many of the entries are post war and a number refer…

BJoynerJHJoynerJHv1.pdf
Records his time in the Air Training Corps before joining the RAF, his training as an air gunner and his first operation.
Post war his squadron took part in the repatriation of Army personnel from Italy and his unit was in India at around the time…

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Reports that his son Sergeant Ronald Leslie Gard was missing as a result of air operations on the night 14/15 February 1945 when the Lancaster in which he was flying as rear gunner failed to return. Enquiries were being made through the International…

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Titled 'Lancasters at Juvincourt France awaiting ex POWs, 12.5.45, Operation Exodus'.
Top left - a line of Lancasters parked on the left side.
Top right - a line of Lancasters on the right side.
Bottom left - a line of men at the rear fuselage…

LFosterIWE1851250v1.pdf
Flying log book for air gunner for I W E Foster, covering the period from 27 April 1944 to 3 August 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and post war flying with 622 squadron. He was stationed at RAF Bishops Court, RAF Husbands…
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