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Leonard Sparvell lived in Bexley Heath until he joined the RAF in 1944. He remembers the stress of returning home particularly after long flights to/from Stettin. He also stresses that he was one of the lucky ones and many did not return. After the…

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Roddy MacKenzie’s father, Roland, joined the Canadian Royal Air Force in 1942. He trained as a pilot and worked as an instructor in Canada before being posted to RAF Kirmington, where he joined 166 Squadron and received the Distinguished Flying…

LJacksonCP1815926v1.pdf
Flying log book for flight engineer for C P Jackson, covering the period from 13 August 1944 to 17 October 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF St Athan, RAF Blyton, RAF Hemswell and RAF Kirmington.…

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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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Photo 1 is a vertical aerial photograph captioned Essen but it is 100% cloud covered. At the top are explosions and a Lancaster at a lower level. Caption '3424 KRN 11-3-45//8" 19000 042° 1505 ESSEN K I.H.C. 4000IN. 12ANM.64.4GP.250.DT.C.36 SECS …

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A vertical aerial photograph captioned 'Nurnberg'. No detail is visible, much of the image is blotted out by anti-aircraft fire. Full caption '3520.KRN.16/17-3-45//NT8"17500 090 2[.] [..] NURNBERG. K. 1 HC.4000 IN. 15X4 28 SECS. F/O BONSALL…

LEdmundsAE430709v1.pdf
Pilots flying log book for A E Edmunds, covering the period from 18 August 1941 to 4 October 1945. Detailing his flying training, Operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Penhold, RAF Hatfield, RAF Prestwick, RAF Dishforth, RAF…

LLancasterJO103509v1.pdf
Pilots flying log book for J O Lancaster covering the period from 6 July 1937 to 15 September 1943. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Sywell, RAF Anstey, RAF Desford, RAF Sealand, RAF…

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Reply to addressee's letter having returned from operation to Stuttgart. Writes about returning from leave and photographs he asked for.

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Informs him that his son's personal effects had been forwarded to the RAF central depository.

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Expresses sympathy over news of Sergeant Henry Simpson who was flight engineer of an aircraft that failed to return from an operation to Versailles.

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Sergeant Henry Simpson’s RAF Navigator’s, Air Bomber’s and Air Gunner’s Flying Log Book, from 31st August 1943 to 7th June 1944, detailing his training and operations as a flight engineer. He was stationed at RAF Blyton (1662 Conversion Unit)…

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Navigator’s air bomber’s and air gunner’s flying log book for B C Wright, flight engineer, covering the period from 11 July 1943 to 29 May 1946. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF St…

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For Sergeant Barry Wright. gives details of hours flown on operations and account of actions during operation to Leipzig 19 February 1944. Aircraft attacked by enemy fighters, Wright although seriously wounded continues to perform his duties.…

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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.

LHendersonIG19220504v1.pdf
Ian Grant Henderson’s navigator’s log book covering the period from 28 June 1943 to 9 Aug 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown as navigator. He was stationed at RCAF Edmonton (2 AOS), RAF Bishops Court (7 OAFU), RAF Peplow…

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The telegram advises that Jack is missing.

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A note summarising Jack's status.

BDaviesMDaviesJRv1.pdf
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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