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BBullockWEJBullockWEJv1.pdf
Covers the period from joining as a Halton Apprentice in September 1932 for training as an Aircraft Fitter. Through the completion of his training and posting to 16 squadron, before being transferred to Egypt in 1937 and on to Iraq with No 4 Flying…

BBarkerRBarkerRv1.pdf
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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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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Aircrew from 156 Squadron in three rows in front of a Lancaster. Captioned 'No 156 (Pathfinder) Squadron, RAF Wyton, Huntingdon, September 1945'

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Golden eagle pathfinder badge front and rear.

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Certificate of award of La Croix du Combattant de L'Europe. Awarded by the European Veterans' Confederation to Arthur James Pearce DFM PFF.

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Certifies that Flight Sergeant A J Pearce is permanently awarded Pathfinder force badge.

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Memorandum items addresses of friends and acquaintances, mentions many days/evenings out and what sort of time he had in Belfast, Lincoln, Gainsborough and many others. Mentions various journeys and postings, lists birthdays. Jots down daily…

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Three quarter length portrait of two airmen in khaki uniform eating sandwiches. Arthur Pearce is on the left wearing air gunners brevet, medals ribbons and pathfinder badge. He has warrant officer rank badge on wrist band. In the background a table…

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Four airmen all wearing battledress, two with side caps. The three on the right have visible half brevet and the one on the left sergeant stripes. Two have pathfinder badges. Arthur Pearce is on the right with hands in pockets. In the background tall…

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On the left Warrant Officer Arthur Pearce wearing tunic with half brevet, medal ribbons and Pathfinder badge with cigarette in his right hand. He is arm in arm with a men on the right wearing a civilian suit and floral buttonhole. Behind them a tree…

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A Lancaster with light paint scheme parked on hard-standing with bomb bay doors open. In the foreground and airman (Arthur Pearce) wearing battledress with half brevet, ribbons and pathfinder badge holding barrel of an aircraft machine gun with butt…

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An airman wearing battledress with half brevet, medal ribbons and pathfinder badge standing behind and looking over a mid-upper turret.

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Three-quarter length portrait of a warrant officer wearing tunic with half brevet, wings and pathfinder badge standing in a garden. He has a cigarette in his left hand and right hand is in pocket. In the background a laundry line and trees.

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Head and shoulders portrait of an airman wearing battledress with air gunner brevet, medal ribbons and pathfinder badge. A whistle is attached to his right collar.

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Three airmen wearing battledress and two with side caps sitting on a promenade wall. The men on the left and centre are warrant officers with pathfinder badges and the all have half brevet. Coastal scenery in background.

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Full length portrait of an airman on the left wearing tunic with half brevet, pathfinder badge, medal ribbons and warrant officer rank. He is holding the hand of a young child, with another boy partly in shot. In the background is a tree with metal…

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Three-quarter length portrait of an airman wearing tunic with air gunner brevet, medal ribbons and Pathfinder badge.

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Arthur Pearce wearing battledress leaning out of the rear turret of a Lancaster in a light paint scheme. The turret is fully rotated to port. Tail wheel at centre bottom and dorsal turret above airman.

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A Rhodesian flight engineer, he requests information on how to get posted to Cheshire's squadron. Previous tour on 78 Squadron and currently on 425 Squadron, which is becoming all French Canadian. Happy to drop rank but wished to remain with…

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Notes written by Arthur Harris to Hamish Mahaddie about Bomber Command. Included is a signed photograph of Arthur T Harris.

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Discusses in detail an operation to raid to the Ploesti oilfields in Romania. At that time he was based in Foggia, Italy. They had an issue with the airframe of the Wellington twisting due to a mismatch in the fuel tanks.
On another raid a control…

BDudleyCDudleyCv1.pdf
A document written by Jim Allen's navigator. He describes his early training and difficulties when navigating in the UK, Jim Allen's skills, his own behaviour on the aircraft, flying under a bomber shortly before the target, his relief at surviving…

BAllenJHAllenJHv1.pdf
A Short Personal View of a Bit of History (interview with Jim Allen)
'Based at Burn' Introduction by Jim Allen
One More Chalked Up
A Trip to Remember
Sabotage on 578 Squadron at Burn by Joe Dudley
Memories of 578 Squadron at Burn 1944 by Joe…
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