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A group of seven airmen standing in a line. In the second of two identical images it is annotated -
'Lancaster Crew . 166 Squadron . Kirmington
L-R Bill Oliver Bomb Aimer, Jack Hammond Mid Upper Gunner, Eddie Helmore Wireless Operator, Bill…

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Congratulations from squadron and award of Conspicuous Gallantry Medal.

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Congratulations from squadron and award of Conspicuous Gallantry Medal.

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The telegram advises that Jack is missing.

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Draft comments on last operation of John Davies. Died on active service with 166 Squadron. List crew of his Lancaster (pilot and flight engineer survived) and recounts operation to V1 site at Trossy St Maximin in which and other crew John were…

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Covers medical problems in childhood, starting work with Bristol aircraft company in 1937, medically unfit for RAF aircrew, he was sent to work on Beaufighter at RAF Predannack where he was awarded a white feather by a young lady at a social event.…

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Covers command structure on formation and names commanders. Mentions original multinational crews. Covers some details of operational record at RAF Kirmington. Concludes with move to RAF Scampton and formation of 153 Squadron.

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Lists 13 operations while a wireless operator on 166 Squadron at RAF Kirmington and 16 operations completed on 153 Squadron at RAF Scamption. He failed to return from his 17th operation from Scampton. Notes memorial to crew erected at the crash site…

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Writes that he is very busy. Comments about his brother and how he would like to "line shoot" with him. Continues with gossip on family matters and what he would like to do when he came home on leave.

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An airman wearing tunic standing next to his bride in white in St Helena church doorway. Men, women and children gathered round kook on. Submitted with caption 'Gordon's wedding - met his wife whilst at Kirmington, and they married in the church…

BTerryRTerryDv1.pdf
A brief biography of Dennis featuring photographs described in the collection. It covers his training and service as a fitter in the UK and Canada. He maintained a Lancaster that completed 124 ops and the aircraft was, unusually, awarded a DSO.
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