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LThomasAF1851072v1.pdf
Flying Officer A.F. Thomas’ RAF Navigator’s, Air Bomber’s and Air Gunner’s Flying Log Book, from 4th November 1943 to 26th March 1947, detailing his training, operations, instructional and post-war duties as a Flight Engineer. Also contains…

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Photo 1 and 3 are the same. Arthur's mother and Ted are standing in the snow, captioned Christmas dinner 1946, in the garden.
Photo 2 is Arthur in uniform sitting on a wall, captioned 'Flying Officer AF Thomas DFM 149 Squadron RAF Methwold'.
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Head and shoulders image of Arthur Thomas in uniform. Captioned 'Flying Officer Arthur Froude Thomas DFM. 149 Squadron RAF Methwold 1947.

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Photo 1 is a Stirling dropping supplies containing arms, ammunition and medical supplies.
Photo 2 is the supplies on parachutes.

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A port side view of a Stirling 'OJ-K' on the ground.

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Photo 1 and 2 are vertical aerial photographs of Wesel during the attack. The first image is at the start of the bombing and one explosion can be seen. In the second image, one minute later, there are many explosions.

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Photo 1 is a vertical aerial photograph of Wesel during an attack. The town is obscured by cloud and the bombers used Gee-H. There are tracks of a bomber going down in flames and exploding on contact with the ground. Photo 2 is a vertical aerial…

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Photo 1, 2 and 3 are vertical aerial photographs of an attack on Bonn. No detail is visible on the ground. Searchlights and incendiary tracks are visible.
Photo 3 is slightly later and shows large fires gaining control. Cologne is at the top left of…

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Photo 1 is a vertical aerial photograph of Homberg. Bombs can be seen exploding in the town at the early stages of the attack.
Photo 2 is a vertical aerial photograph of Hohembudberg, Duisberg. It shows a night attack with incendiary bombs burning…

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Photo 1 is a vertical aerial photograph of Bonn during an attack. Street patterns are clearly visible as are fires.
Photo 2 is a vertical aerial photograph of Duisburg. The river is visible but much detail is obscured by cloud and smoke.

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Photo 1 is a vertical aerial photograph of Koblenz. The river can be seen and falling sticks of incendiaries.
Photo 2 is a vertical aerial photograph of Homberg. The image is very clear with only a few explosions hiding the detail.

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Photo 1 is a vertical aerial photograph of Vohwinkel. The left side of the image is obscured by explosions but there is a great deal of detail visible elsewhere.
Photo 2 is a vertical aerial photograph of an unidentified location. The image is very…

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A Lancaster taking off from Methwold.

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A port side/rear view of Lancaster TK-A flying over Thetford Chase.

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Photo 1 is a port side view of a Lancaster with engines running on the ground. Other aircraft are visible in the background.
Photo 2 is a group of 17 flight engineers arranged in three rows. Each individual is identified in the caption.

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Photo 1 is Arthur Thomas standing in his flying kit.
Photo 2 is Jock Donnelly standing in his flying kit.
Photo 3 is Flight Sergeants Anstell and Drew with Pilot Officer Arthur Thomas. They are standing on the edge of a wood.

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A group of 16 air and ground crew arranged at the nose of a Lancaster.

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Eight airmen arranged in front of their Lancaster. Each individual, including Arthur Thomas is identified in the caption.

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Photo 1 is is five airmen standing outside the Flight Engineer's Office.
Photo 2 is the same five airmen standing outside the Flight Engineer's Office. A caption identifies each individual.
Photo 3 is a half-length portrait of Petty Officer Jan…

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Photos 1 and 2 are groups of airmen and WAAFs drinking, captioned '149 Squadron RAF Methwold. Officer's Mess Party. Centre. The Station Meteorological Officer F/O Misty Case under the weather'.

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Photo 1 and 2 are the Flight Engineers seated at a long table set for dinner.
Photo 3 is the Flight Engineers, including Arthur Thomas, standing by a table, drinking. It is captioned with the individuals named.

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15 airmen arranged in two rows, captioned '1945. 149 Squadron. RAF Methwold. Wireless Operators Section. Leader. F/Lt Charles Wilkie'. Each individual is named in a second caption.

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Group of airmen arranged in four rows in front of a Lancaster, captioned with each individual's name.

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18 airmen arranged in three rows, captioned '1945. 149 Squadron. RAF Methwold. Bomb Aimers Section. Leader F/Lt John Lay. Centre Front'.
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