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Jeff Hildreth grew up in a colliery village where his father was a miner. When he left school he started working at a tailor’s shop. He didn’t enjoy working in the shop and was happy to volunteer for the RAF and was accepted for to train as a…

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Vera Willis volunteered for the Women's Auxiliary Air Force because she wanted to be a driver. Her driving career in the RAF involved driving driving aircrew to dispersal.This content is available as embedded video:

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Flight Lieutenant Mercer and crew and ground personnel in front of their Lancaster. On the reverse:
'March 1944 X for Xray
Dunholme Lodge
Bomber Command
Left to right
Isot Pratt. (mid upper) F/lt Mercer D.F.C. (pilot) Sgt Fallan (fit.…

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Signal provides weapons settings for tonight. Details distributor, delay and TV settings for bomb sight. Details photo flash and camera settings. Provides specific settings for 52 Base, East Kirby Base and 617 Squadron. Concludes with instructions on…

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Details night flying training for six crews on 11 December. Details five crews for day training fighter affiliation and bombing for 12 December. Lists eight crews for link training. Details personnel for church parade on 12 December 1943.

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on 14/15 January 1944. The fourth member of each crew is ticked. Includes briefing times and duty personnel

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on 22/23 February 1944. Fourth member of each crew is underlined and ticked. Includes briefing times and duty personnel. On the bottom some handwritten notes and calculations.

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Table with Tare, petrol, bomb and all up weight for two configurations for nine aircraft each.

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on 30/31 January 1944. The fourth member of each crew is underlined. Included two standby crews with aircraft letters annotated. Shows briefing times and lists duty personnel. Page is written over with…

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on 25/26 February 1944. The fourth member of each crew is underlined and ticked. Includes two standby crews, briefing times and duty personnel.

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on 28/29 February 1944. The fourth member of each crew is underlined and two crews have aircraft letters appended. Includes briefing times and duty personnel.

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night 4/5 March 1944. Fourth member of each crew is underlined and ticked. The last crew, third from left in third row is written in. Includes one standby crew and duty personnel. On the reverse some…

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on 5/6 March 1944. The fourth member of each crew is ticked. Includes briefing times and duty crew. On the reverse camera notes.

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on nigh 6/7 March 1944. Fourth member of each crew is underlined. Included briefing times and duty personnel.

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Lists training for 12 and 13 February 1944. Training includes flying and ground training. Flying involved check rides, cross country, formation flying and weapons ranges. Ground includes aircraft cleaning, link training, dinghy drills and 25 yard…

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Lists crews and aircraft for opetaions 10/11 March 1944. Fourth member of each crew is ticked. Includes briefing times and duty personnel.

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations. Fourth member of each crew is underlined. Includes two standby crews, timings and duty personnel.

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on 16/17 March 1944. The fourth member of each crew is underlined. Third crew in second row is crossed through. and a new captain annotated for fourth crew in second row. Includes two standby crews and duty…

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Table with tare, petrol, bomb and all up weight for six configurations although the last on right is struck through.

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night 19/20 March 1944. The fourth member of each crew is underlined, some are ticked and the two in standby crews are annotated with 'X'. Includes briefing times and duty personnel.

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations. Fourth member of each crew is ticked. Includes two standby crews and duty personnel.

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations. The fourth member of each crew is underlined. Includes briefing times and duty personnel

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Lists airmen under heading movements from the unit,

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night 22/23 March 1944. The fourth member of each crew is underlined and ticked. Includes one standby crew with aircraft 'T' annotated alongside. Includes timings and duty personnel.

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night 24/25 March 1944. Fourth member of each crew is underlined in red. Two crews flying with second pilot and one with second navigator. Includes duty personnel.
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