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Five Group Newsletter, number 24, July 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and features about second thoughts for pilots, gardening, war effort, signals, armament, war savings, navigation, radar navigation, navigation training,…

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Seven aircrew standing and kneeling in two rows in front of a Lancaster. All are wearing battledress. Captioned 'Back row L to R, John Kirk navigator, Colin Branch engineer, Jimmy Chancellor pilot, Front row L to R, Jack Wilkinson mid upper gunner,…

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Notes that Lancaster RF159 crashed on 7 August 1945 at Lamontelaire France. Gives details of crew members and their arrival dates on 626 Squadron. Gives latitude and longitude of crash site near Toulouse. Crew initially buried at Angles and notes…

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Series of notices in August, September and October 1945. Second notice reports the loss of six aircrew on an operation 'Dodge' Mission on 7 August 1945. Crash site Lamontelarie (55 miles north east of Toulouse). Crew buried in Mazargues Cemetery…

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Photograph of Lancaster starboard wing with seven crew putting on parachutes and preparing to board aircraft. Caption 'Berlin here we come, Crew of a Lancaster prepare top take-off'.

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Recounts that piece of parachute silk is a memento of Colin Fraser's Lancaster being shot down during an attack on Gestapo barracks at Berchtesgaden on 25 April 1945. Describes crew bale out and skilful crash landing by pilot Flying Officer Harry…

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Navigator’s air bomber’s and air gunner’s flying log book for Ronald G Britt, covering the period from 1 October 1943 to 26 May 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Stormy Downs, RAF Wymeswold, RAF…

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Flying log book for air gunner for M R Barry, covering the period from February 1943 to 10 June 1944. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Ballarat, RAF West Sale, RAF Lichfield, RAF Church Broughton, RAF…

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An account of operation as Pathfinder against German naval and submarine base at Kiel when his aircraft was shot down by 'Schrage Musik' equipped night-fighter which cause the aircraft to break in two. Describes crew actions during bomb run and…

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Contains personal details including next of kin. Enlisted 16.4.43. Notes mustered as air gunner discharged as AC2 on 27 February 1945 as services no longer required. Noted that after initial training went to 31 Base and served on 149, 90 and 115…

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Story of Lancaster Number R 5868 once the gate guard at RAF Scampton. Relates that it flew 137 operational sorties and suffered only minor damage. Served on 83 Squadron in 1942 at RAF Scampton and mentions some of its operations including…

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Bottom left - a Lancaster gate guard at the entrance of a Royal Air Force Station with trees behind.
Right bottom - the gate posts people and a bus.
Centre top- an Vulcan flying over. On the reverse 'Lancaster at Scampton Main Gate'.

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Air-to-air view from front below of a Lancaster with bomb doors open.

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Air-to-air view of front quarter of a Lancaster airborne with clouds below. Squadron letters PG - 619 Squadron. "B" on reverse.

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At top - title: 'Operations, 50 44 630 Squadrons, Manchester aircraft 333 1/2 operational hours, Lancaster aircraft'.
On the left and right - RAF bases and operations carried out from them.
On the right - a map on northern Europe and United…

Five Group Newsletter, number 23, June 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and features about gunnery, air bombing, navigation, armament, navigation training, public relations, signals, gardening, equipment, air sea rescue,…

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Congratulatory letter concerning daylight operation by Bomber Command Lancasters on U-boat factory at Augsburg. 'Undeterred by heavy losses at the outset 44 and 97 Squadrons pierced in broad daylight into the heart of Germany and struck a vital point…

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Mentions time as a balloon operator at Felixtowe and then training as an air gunner. First tour on 50 Squadron RAF Swinderby on Manchester, but had to wait for aircraft to arrive as squadron still flying Hampden when he arrived later transferred to…

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Brief recollection of Eric Horsham from his early years in Plumstead, training at Lords, Torquay, St Athans, Marston Moor then 102 Squadron at Pocklngton. On one operation they were badly damaged but made a successful forced landing at RAF…

Five Group Newsletter, number 22, May 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and features about armament, war savings, flying control, engineering, flight engineers, gardening, prisoner of war fund, air bombing, navigation,…

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An article about a navigator and a bomb aimer who destroyed their maps on two occasions. They were charged with Lack of Moral Fibre.
A second article titled 'Norton Camp, Sheffield' is about a punishment camp where the writer was sent after cycling…

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Flying log book for navigators air bomber air gunners flight engineers for R G Doble, air gunner, covering the period from 10 September 1945 to 1 July 1947. Detailing his flying training, instructor duties and post war squadron duties with 97…

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Four aircrew on top of a 50 Squadron Lancaster wing. There are holes in the top of wing.
Captioned between pages 39-40 of 1956 Memoir '[Underlined] Bradwell [\Underlined] After Hamburg 1942, showing self, P/O Power, Sgt Wilson, Sgt Conner. Both…

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Four aircrew sitting on wing. Captioned between pages 38-39 of 1956 Memoir 'Sgt Alan Conner, F/O Power,Self, Sgt Wilson, Taken after crash landing. “Bradwell Bay”. After Hamburg raid 9th November 1942, Wireless operator Sgt Lew Austin R.A.A.F.…
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