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Squadron Leader Bill Williams's crew with 106 Squadron May 1944 to 3 September 1944 and with 9 Squadron September 1944 to March 1945.
'Vic' Prettejohns replaced original Flight engineer. Underneath is annotated the crew's names and positions.…

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A brief memoir of Frank and Freddie Horry written by Freddie's wife.
There is a short memoir about Frank and a longer memoir about Freddie.
There are three stories about different operations.

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Head and shoulders portrait of a sergeant wearing tunic with pilots wings and side cap. Captioned 'J Calman Front 1942'. On the reverse 'Jim Calman, 106 Squadron, Metheringham, Lincolnshire, 1944 Aged 22 years, 5 Group Bomber Command'. Additional…

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Air-to-air view of a Hurricane registration 'PC476' port side. Submitted with caption; “Fighter affiliation over Metheringham 1943 by OG Cook'.

MDyerJH1217992-160108-01.pdf
Note from his niece which gives outline of operation to Berlin on 2 January 1944. Mentions that Missing Research and Enquiry Service contacted his parents with news that his remains had been found and he and rest of crew were buried in the village of…

NDyerJH160108-01.pdf
On the right a newspaper cutting. Mentions that John Dyer failed to return from operation in January 1944. Gives account of RAF Missing Research and Enquiry Service findings on location of crash and the crew's graves. On the left a photograph of a…

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Two portraits of Aubrey with air gunner brevet although he flew most of his flights as a wireless operator. Reverse has pencilled annotation 'FX 6960/12G73/23/5'.

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Letter from Officer Commanding 106 Squadron expressing his sympathy and suggesting the possibility that Aubrey had managed to bale out.

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Sent from 106 Squadron advising his mother that Aubrey had not returned from an operation.

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Letter sent in response to an enquiry about provision of a headstone for Aubrey's grave and obtaining a photograph of the grave. Letter informs his mother that the Imperial War Graves Commission provides head stones and that the British Legion have a…

PFOMetheringhamAF19010005.jpg
Top left - three airmen wearing battledress and side caps standing in line with trees in the background. Submitted with description 'Three airmen in uniform, standing in front of hedge. Left to right: P/O Roberts - rear gunner, F/O Bob Wake - bomb…

PFOMetheringhamAF19010007.jpg
Top - a group of servicemen and Women's Auxiliary Air Force members all wearing uniform tunic, two kneeling in front and the other standing with trees in the background. Submitted with description 'Lunch at WAAF Officers' Mess Syerston Sep 1943. Left…

PFOMetheringhamAF19010012.jpg
Top - five aircrew wearing battledress or tunics standing in line with dog lying in front. Man on left has a tankard in his hand. In the background left a bicycle and building behind group. Submitted with description 'Group of 5 RAF officers outside…

PFOMetheringhamAF19010019.jpg
An RAF officer wearing battledress with pilot's brevet, medal ribbon and side cap standing outside the door of a building. Submitted with description 'Duplicate of MAVCP:2019/M08/07. W/Cdr R E Baxter standing outside Commanding Officer & Adjutant's…

PFOMetheringhamAF19010020.jpg
A reconnaissance photograph of an airfield with three runways and dispersals all round. Camp buildings bottom right. Submitted with description 'Aerial photo of RAF Metheringham. Annotated "3253. CPE/UK 2009. 16 April 47. F/20" // 16/400 Multi (4)…

PFOMetheringhamAF19030002.jpg
Top - the King, Queen and two princesses talking to RAF officers behind the wing of an aircraft. In the background a hangar. Submitted with description '.King George VI, Queen Elizabeth and Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret standing behind wing of…

PFOMetheringhamAF19030003.jpg
Top - six airmen, all wearing tunics with three squatting in front and three standing behind. The man middle rear wear a peaked cap and has half brevet. In the background part of a building. Submitted with description 'Group of six RAF personnel…

PFOMetheringhamAF19030007.jpg
Top - six airmen, all wearing tunics with three squatting in front and three standing behind. The man middle rear wears a peaked cap and has half brevet. In the background part of a building. Submitted with description 'Duplicate of…

PFOMetheringhamAF19030008.jpg
Top - a member of Women's Auxiliary Air Force standing on a bicycle wheel stand with rolls of paper under her arms. In the background a brick wall. Submitted with description 'Unidentified WAAF LACW holding rolls of maps at RAF Metheringham. Date…

PFOMetheringhamAF19030010.jpg
Top - five men in uniform standing in a group on steps in front of a building. The man in the centre holds a tankard. Submitted with description 'Five officers standing on steps in front of building. RAF Syerston. Date unknown. Left-right: Lt…

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Covering letter for a form that the Commission would like Aubrey's mother to complete to enable them to provide an appropriate headstone for Aubrey's grave. Specimen of the headstone.

PFOMetheringhamAF19030011.jpg
Top - full length image of a flight sergeant wearing tunic and side cap standing outside a door to a building. Submitted with description 'F/Sgt Jackson, RAF Metheringham March 1944'.
Bottom - six aircrew, four standing and two crouching in front…
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