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  • Tags: Operation Exodus (1945)

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Ken Symonds was in the Air Training Corps when the unit was visited by a flight engineer. This meeting inspired him, along with his cousin, to join the RAF in a ground trade with the expectation of moving on to become a flight engineer. Ken’s…

LProbynEA1896412v1.pdf
Flying log book for navigators, air bombers, air gunners, flight engineers for E A Probyn, air gunner, covering the period from 3 January 1944 to 27 July 1945 and 7 to 11 August 1967. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was…

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Showing the last operational sorties of the war in Europe by the main force. His pilots on operations were Flight Lieutenant Briant and Flight Lieutenant Sommers.

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Sixteen page journal with text and photographs. The final issue with message from Field Marshal Lord Chetwode, Editorial, article on history of prisoner of war mail/parcels, awards ceremony, prisoner of war students, garden parties, articles about…

BWierTWierTv1.pdf
Starts with commentary on family in Poland and names recorded on visits to Poland. Continues with account of early life, school and life in Poland before the war.
Flashback 1. Mentions first operation on 300 Squadron at RAF Faldingworth. Continues…

LDentJ2206473v1.pdf
Flying log book for J Dent, flight engineer, covering the period from 25 August 1944 to 8 May 1947. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and post war duties with 44 Squadron, air ministry film unit and 148 Squadron. He was stationed at RAF…

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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…

LDenverI422844v1.pdf
Extracts from log book from July 1944 on No 1 LFS and 625 Squadron on operations flying Lancasters and Oxfords on beam approach training, and then onto 156 Squadron in September 1944 until May 1945. There is also a summary of operations flown on 156…

LKellJA[Ser#-DoB]v1.pdf
Pilot’s log book for J A Kell covering the period from 4 May 1942 to 2 October 1946. Detailing his flying training and operations flown, including assessment certificates and course syllabus. Notes include references to a 1000 bomber operation,…

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Two versions of the same strip with enlargements of all slides. Slide 1 - captioned 'Returning load of ex-POWs (American) to Chilbolton Hants UK from Brussels'. A large group of men in various dress standing behind a Stirling with trees and building…

LHarrisJD128456v1.pdf
Observer’s and air gunner’s flying log book for J D Harris, navigator, covering the period from 22 April 1942 to 26 November 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RCAF Ancienne Lorette,…

MJenkinsFC59301-150515-01.pdf
A biography of FC Jenkins. It covers his birth and marriage but concentrates on his RAF years. He took part in 58 operations and survived the war to continue in RAF service.

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Seven aircrew in flying clothing, in a row in front of a Lancaster tail turret, squadron letters KC-H. Eric (far left) was part of the crew when his squadron commander, Wing Commander Rolo Kingsford-Smith (centre) 'borrowed' a Lancaster from No 617…

LJonesWC1852503v1.pdf
Navigator’s, air gunner’s and air bomber’s flying log book for W C Jones, wireless operator, covering the period from 13 December 1943 to 23 May 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Madley, RAF…

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Four photographs and four copies from an album.
Top left is a group of prisoners of war, captioned 'A group of POWs we flew back from Germany'. On the reverse of 5 is '440'.
The other three photos are aerial photographs of bomb damage over Germany.…
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