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Describes a very near collision at night between an Halifax and a German Fw 190. Lists crew of Halifax. Notes it was their 31st operation of 34 total.

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Incident 1. Describes ground loop on engine run up for take off. Pilot subsequently posted away.
Incident 2. Describes watching another aircraft taking off when its flaps fell down and bomb doors opening as it reached take off speed on the runway.…

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Gives account of daylight operation with mention of bombload and instrument problem on take off and subsequent trip with no air speed indicator. Formatted on another aircraft in order to bomb. Continues with comment on return trip and landing without…

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Navigator’s, air gunner’s and air bomber’s flying log book for G Babbage, air gunner, covering the period from 15 December 1942 to 8 April 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Stormey Down, RAF…

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Covers enlistment and early training in the Royal Australian Air Force. Continues with description of journey to England via the United States and training in England. Lists his crew formed during training. Joined 102 Squadron with Halifax Mk 3 on 12…

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Text for a lecture. Joined RAF as air observer in June 1941. List initial training postings, conversion to Halifax, crewing up and posting to 102 Squadron at RAF Pocklington in May 1943. Describes preparation for operations and lists 6 operations…

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Gives account of Halifax of 466 Squadron in which P J Hogan was navigator being shot down by German intruder aircraft on night 3/4 March 1945. The navigator and two gunners baled out successfully. The engineer left the aircraft but his parachute did…

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Observer’s and air gunner’s flying log book for R B Carpenter, bomb aimer, covering the period from 16 May 1941 to 30 April 1945 and from 13 November 1950 to 27 May 1953. Detailing his flying training, operations flown, instructor duties and post…

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Account of John Mitchell's career in the Royal Air Force from Oct 1934 until November 1957. Writes of his early ambitions to fly, and joining the RAF as a wireless operator. Describes his training and early postings to Worthy Down on Vickers…

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Left page - A Lament. Poem about those left behind. By Lillian Wilson Gibson.
Right page. Top - A blank Royal Air Force Traffic Accident Report.
Bottom - Ration card for AWW1 Robinson J from RAF Pocklington.

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Twenty-five airmen in a mixture of uniform in four rows, front sitting, next squatting and the other two standing. In the background the port inner and outer engines of a four engine bomber. On the reverse 'Pocklington 1943, Groundcrew A Flight'.

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Back row, five men stranding two groundcrew wearing battledress at either end an three aircrew wearing parachutes in between. In front three aircrew wearing parachutes squat between two other airmen wearing battledress. In the background part of a…

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Seven aircrew wearing a variety of flying kit, including three with parachutes, stand in a row. Squatting in front are four airmen. On the reverse 'Pocklington 1943 DY-E (Easy), L-R, Back row: Canadian air gunner (midupper), Front row: X, Sgt…

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Two versions of the same photograph. Eleven personnel, a mix of air and ground crew sitting on top of a Halifax. One in front of cockpit and one standing in cockpit with peaked hat. Others strung along the top of aircraft and inner port wing. On the…

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Front quarter view of a Halifax with engines running. A man is pulling away the chock from the starboard main undercarriage. On the reverse 'Pocklington 1943. DY-E, Stan Jeffrey removing chocks pre take-off'

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An account of Ronald Walker's life compiled by his sons.

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Two photographs, first of 39 aircrew posed in two rows in front of a Halifax, second of 19 aircrew posed in two rows in front of wooden building. Information from donor '102 Squadron bomb aimers, Pocklington 1945'.

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Urban area, smoke and dust in centre of picture. Captioned '6195 PCK 25-3-45//8" 16200' 020T 10.01 OSNABRUCK. Q. 1HC2000IN 11X15CP. C 27secs F/O McVICAR X/102

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Coastline, bomb explosions and dust visible on land, only caption visible is E 102. From donor information 'After bombing run Heligoland'.

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Most of target obscured by smoke and dust. Captioned '6014 PCK 2-3-45// 7" 20000' 095t 1009 COLOGNE Z 8MC500DT 8GP250IT C 33 Secs F/O McVICAR A/102

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The burnt tail section of a Halifax and a partially damaged house.
Information from donor 'Crashed on take-off from RAF Pocklington all five crew killed'.

This is 102 Squadron Halifax RG482 ‘K’ which crashed into the Red House on Yapham…

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Target completely obscured by markers/cloud. Captioned '5977 PCK 21/22-2-45 //NT(C)8" 18000' 049T 20.42 WORMS R 1HC2000DN 6CP14 2CP15 26 secs F/O McVICAR K/102'.
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