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LCrampinDE2206941v1.pdf
D E Crampin’s Wireless Operator’s Flying Log Book covering the period 15 October 1943 to 24 March 1953. Detailing his flying training and operations flown as Wireless Operator. He was stationed at RAF Yatesbury (2 Radio School), RAF Evanton (8…

PWilsonRC1748.jpg
A Halifax, EY-E, air-to-air view of the port side.

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Cyril Mercier was born in Jersey in 1925. He joined the Home Guard in 1940 and the RAF in 1943. After initial training, and training on gunnery at Bridgnorth he joined 14 Operational training Unit at Abingdon, where he crewed up. He trained on…

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Enlisted in 1939, ground staff until re-mustered as aircrew, Feb 1943 to RAF St Eval, anti-submarine sweeps. May 1943 to 78 Squadron, 1943 instructing at OTU, July 1944 to 35 Squadron Pathfinders, total of 66 operations. Demobbed February 1946.

LEylesCW900473v1.pdf
Observer’s and air gunner’s flying log book for C W Eyles, bomb aimer, covering the period from 9 July 1942 to 14 October 1944. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Dumfries, RAF Abingdon,…

P78Sqn1723.jpg
Reconnaissance photograph of an airfield with three runways, perimeter track, dispersals and buildings. Submitted with caption 'Aerial view of wartime RAF Breighton'.

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P78Sqn1714.jpg
A large group of personnel sitting and standing in three rows in front of a Halifax. In addition large groups of airmen are sitting and standing across the top of the wings and engines. Submitted with caption '78 Sqn Breighton after VE Day'.

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Site record plan, line drawing of runways, perimeter track, dispersals and buildings of RAF Breighton.

S78Sqn19361201v30027.pdf
Log book covering the period of service on 78 Squadron at RAF Breighton from September 1943 to June 1944 flying Halifaxes. A total of 31 night time operations were flown. Targets were Hannover, Bochum, Kassel, Dusseldorf, Mannheim, Leipzig,…

S78Sqn19361201v30026.pdf
Gives background on what inspired him to write a memoir. Theme of chronical is 'Luck'. Writes of joining RAF as soon as he was old enough and of initial tests and selection as a wireless operator/air gunner followed by 18 months deferred service.…

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Room with maps and easel at front and rows of empty wooden chairs. Submitted with caption 'Breighton Briefing Room'.

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P78Sqn17080015.jpg
On the right an airborne Halifax with wheels down just above the ground while below a man watches. To the bottom centre and left a small truck towing a check pattern runway caravan wit wind sock behind. Submitted with caption LV874 EY-P Popeye's…

P78Sqn17080012.jpg
Rear quarter view of Halifax letter 'EY - M' parked on dispersal with engines running. Submitted with caption '78 Sqn Halifax MkIII EY-M at dispersal RAF Breighton'. Two versions of the same image, the second submitted with caption '78 Sqn Halifax…

P78Sqn17080006.jpg
In the middle distance a Halifax taking-off with main wheels still on the ground. In the distance left a hangar and right another Halifax. In the foreground the starboard wing of a Halifax. Captioned 'Halifaxes of 78 Squadron taking off from RAF…

P78Sqn17070004.jpg
Target photograph shows glare and explosions. Built up area roads are faintly visible. Captioned '252.BTN 7/8-6-44//NT F/8, 5000, 080 degrees, 01.13, JUVISY RD, C, 19x500, F/L DAVIES, U78'. Submitted in folder titled 'U-Uncle Target Images'.

P78Sqn17030031.jpg
A large group of RAF personnel including members of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force sitting and standing in three rows with a building in the background. Titled 'Duty Staff of: Flying Control, Crash Tender and Ambulance and Met office RAF Breighton'.…

P78Sqn17030029.jpg
Eleven airmen mostly wearing battledress with side or peaked caps squatting and standing in two rows under the port wing of a Halifax. Three in the back row right side have visible brevet. One man third from left front row wearing overalls is holding…

P78Sqn17030025.jpg
Six ground crew wearing battledress with jerkins and side cap standing in line behind the rear turret of a bomber. On the reverse 'Cpl Rowe: Polly Perkins, Les Fellows, "Jonah" Jones, henry Wilkins, Cpl name unknown. Ground crew of Halifax II U-Uncle…

P78Sqn17030003.jpg
Six ground crew wearing battledress and (five) side caps, standing in line under the nose of a Halifax. Nose of aircraft has long row of bomb symbols along the bottom. On the reverse 'Ground crew of U-Uncle RAF Breighton, 1943, (C Richards).

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Three ground crew wearing battledress and side caps standing by the rear fuselage hatch of a Halifax. On the reverse 'Left to right: Corporal Rowe, LAC Ernie Jones and LAC Cliff Richards. Ground crew of Halifax U-Uncle, RAF Breighton 1943…

M78Sqn19361201-170421-050001.jpg
Christmas 1944 Menu, five courses.

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MLeavissED1818433-151116-380001.jpg
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.

BCleggPVVerdonRoeLv1.pdf
Second son of Sir Alliot Verdon-Roe founder of A.V. Roe & Co Ltd to be killed in the RAF Bomber Command in WWII. Starts with b/w photograph of head and shoulders portrait of an RAF officer wearing tunic with pilot's brevet, medal ribbon,…

MYeomanHT104405-190417-02.pdf
Covers education, playing rugby and RAF career. After training as pilot in England and Canada, posted to 12 Squadron at RAF Binbrook flying Wellington. Mentions some of his 14 night operations before he was medically grounded. Continues with postings…

BYeomanHTYeomanHTv1-01.pdf
Starts with a poem and then a series of stories which together form the memoirs of Harold Yeoman, an officer who served in Bomber Command during the war, initially as a pilot on Wellingtons and then as an Intelligence Officer. He relates his…
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