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YPattissonC1264245v1.pdf
Transcription of day by day account of activities from 19 April 1942 to 3 October 1942. Commences with photograph of Squadron in front of Halifax and of pilots on training course (Pattisson top left), Records daily activities, casualties, losses of…

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A poem about the loss of Halifax, WL-U.
A second sheet states 'Written by Dale Plante niece to Allan Kurtzhals'.

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Reg Harrison grew up on a farm in Saskatchewan and enjoyed watching aircraft when they flew over. He had his first flight as a youngster when he was lent five dollars by a shopkeeper. He volunteered for aircrew as soon as he was of age and began his…

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Writes that he was okay after operation to Brunswick and now had only seven left to finish tour. Returned with 72 holes in the aircraft. Relates seeing films and discusses clothing. Mentions a visit by the King to Middleton St George.

LWarnerJ1623709v1.pdf
Navigator's, air bomber's and air gunner's flying log book for Jack Warner, flight engineer. Covering the period from 2 July 1943 to 28 January 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Topcliffe, RAF Leeming,…

LNewsome[Ser#-DoB]v1.pdf
Flight Sergeant W.B. Gracie’s Flying Log Book, from 6th September 1943 to 5th August 1944, recording training and operations as a Flight Engineer. Based at RAF Croft (1664 Conversion Unit) and 431 RCAF Squadron) and RAF Tholthorpe (425 RCAF…

MMoffatJ[Ser#-DoB]-151020-01-02.pdf
Royal Air Force Navigator’s, Air Bomber’s and Air Gunner’s Flying Log Book [cover not shown].
M Moffat’s Air Gunner’s Flying Log Book covering the period 16 June 1943 to 30 March 1944. Hand written note –missing’. Detailing his…

LHughesCL133498v1.pdf
C. L. Hughes’ Observer’s and Air Gunner’s Flying Log Book, from 8th January 1942 to 8th July 1945, detailing his training, operations and instructional duties as a Navigator. He was stationed at RCAF Charlottetown (32 Air Navigation School),…

LFertichF[Ser#-DoB]v1.pdf
Frank Fertich’s Flying Log book as air gunner covering the period from 24 January 1944 to 17 April 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown as air gunner. He was stationed at RCAF Mont Joli (9 B&GS), RAF Wellesbourne Mountford (22…

LThompsonAJB121138v1.pdf
Pilot Officer A.J.B. Thompson’s SAAF Observers or Air Gunners Log Book from 17th January 1942 to 4th February 1943, detailing his training and duties as a Bomb Aimer. He was stationed at: SAAF Queenstown (No. 47 Air School), SAAF Port Alfred (No.…

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A copy of Harry Pearce's mess bill with 2/- deducted for damages.

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Ernest Hector Angelo Pedrazzini was the son of an Italian father and an English mother. After the war he changed his name to Tillbrook. Ernie’s father escaped from a prison camp during the First World War and finding his way to Russia and…

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Photograph 1 is of the cockpit of a Halifax with damage below and in front of the pilot's position.
Photograph 3 is of the instrument panel of a Halifax showing damage. Captioned 'Halifax A/C, returned from a raid, Ruhr, Germany, damage to pilots…

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Gerry Philbin's talents in hockey whilst serving in the RCAF are described. He then transferred to the UK to fly Halifaxes. During an operation they were shot down and only he and Sergeant Millard survived. He was captured but escaped with the help…

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Five airmen in a row. Information supplied with the collection states 'Burnside crew Croft' 1943.

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Three identical vertical aerial photographs of an attack on Berlin. There is no detail on the photograph. Some light flashes and tracer fire is visible. It is captioned '10 CRT 28/29.1.44//NT 8" 14000 -->100°0324 Berlin Raid M1 x 2000 2x30 6 x 4…

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Halifax, 'SE-U' taking off watched by two women and five airmen. Information supplied with the collection dates it as 10.12.43 at RAF Tholthorpe.
Information supplied with the collection states 'Croft 10 December 1943. WAAFs wave farewell to the…

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Seven airmen outside a Nissen hut. Information supplied with the collection states 'The crew very relaxed at Croft in 1944. Standing left to right Les Stamp "Scotty", Tom Lee and Al Brooks; lower left to right, Gerry Philbin, with Lloyd Barker over…

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Seven airmen in flying kit standing in front of their Halifax.
On the reverse 'Halifax Mk V Poss SE-W LL258'
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'Left to right as viewed
"Jock" Heron M/O
"Ned" Sparkes F/Eng
"Badge"Badgery (RAAF) Pilot
"Archie" Pitt Nav
"Jack" Page…
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