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YJonesFT1717191v1.pdf
Navigator's. air bombers and air gunners log book used as a daily diary from 23 January 1944 until 31 January 1944. Describes daily activities including lectures as well as training and test flights. Mentions social activities, weather, inspections…

PMayBJ1602.jpg
Half-length portrait of an airman wearing battledress with flight engineers brevet. Captioned 'Ben May flight engineer, Tholtorpe 1945'.

BMayBJMayBJv10001.jpg
Ben May's life and service as a flight engineer on 420 Squadron flying Halifax from January 1945. Relate life before volunteering for aircrew and being called up for the RAF in February 1944. Provides short description of training and joining 420…

BMilesRJMilesRJv1.pdf
A detailed Biography of Reg' service and post service life.

PMilesRJ16010032.jpg
Three airmen at work in the tower, identified in the accompanying data as Tholthorpe.

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A vertical aerial photograph of Marquise Minoyecques during a bombing operation. The left side of the image is obscured by explosions.
It is captioned '2363 TLP 27-8-44//8" 16500' -->142° 2016.2 Marquis/Mimoques (B) E(2x1000) (13x500) c 32 sec F/S…

PMilesRJ16030006.jpg
A Halifax nose with 12 airmen perched on top. Each man is identified by name, trade, air force and home town.
The nose art is a cartoon of a woman, painted 'Tak Yer Time I'm Easy'. 56 bombs are painted on. Under the cockpit is 'Beryle'.
There is a…

PMilesRJ16010005.jpg
Three similar vertical aerial photographs of Calais during a bombing operation. Much of the detail is obscured by explosions. The first image is a cropped version of the full photograph.
It is captioned '2693 TLP 25-9-44// 8" 4000' --> 157° 1111.30…

PMilesRJ16010004.jpg
A vertical aerial photograph of Bottrop. The street pattern is clear.
It is captioned '2762 TLP 27.9.44 8" 6000 -->265° 0934.7 Bottrop E (16x500) c 33 F/S Tease E 420'.

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A vertical aerial photograph of Bergen. In the top of the image are the U-boat pens. It is captioned '2877 TLP 4-10-44 8" 12000' --> 055° 09.29 45 Bergen (B) E (9x1000( (2x500) c27 ½ sec F/S Tease E 420'.

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Three identical vertical aerial photographs of Castrop-Rauxel during an operation. The right side of the image is obscured by explosions. The street pattern is very clear on the left side.
It is captioned '2536 TLP 11/9/44//8" 16500' -->1330 1845 .7…

LTeaseJ[Ser#-DoB]v1.pdf
Pilots flying log book for J Tease, covering the period from 13 June 1944 to 10 October 1944. Detailing his operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Tholthorpe. Aircraft flown was Halifax. He flew a total of 35 operations with 420 squadron, 14 night…

PCothliffKB17030033.jpg
14 airmen under the front of their Halifax.
On the reverse -
'This is the only photo of our crew with Ground Crew standing, 2nd from left
Doug Moe Mid-upper
Barry Ashbee F/E
Ray Irwin B.A.
Bill Lynn W.A.G.
Russ McKay Pilot
Gerry Pelletier…

PCothliffKB17030027.jpg
A port side view of Halifax 'KW-S'. Trolley accumulators in the foreground and a fuel bowser in the background.
On the reverse 'MZ454 KW-S of 425 Sqn Tholthorpe Taken Nov 44.
This aircraft crashed after take off on ops 5/3/44 [sic incorrect date,…

PCothliffKB17030025.jpg
Seven airmen in flying kit standing at the starboard/front of a Halifax.
On the reverse '425 Sq Halifax III Tholthorpe'.

PCothliffKB17030019.jpg
Three Halifaxes on the ground taken from under a fourth. It is annotated 'PL40185'.
On the reverse -
'Tholthorpe
Nov 44
MZ454 KW-S in background
LL596 KW-U in foreground
425 Sqn'.

PCothliffKB17030017.jpg
A view of the nose of a Halifax with 'Bang On' surrounded by a triangle of stars.
On the reverse 'KW-B of 425 Halifax III
KW-B
NR252
425 Sqn
Tholthorpe
Feb/Mar 1944'.

PCothliffKB17030015.jpg
A port side view of a Halifax with Eddie standing at the front. Under the nose are five airmen.
On the reverse 'KW-V 425 Sqdn Sept 1944 Tholthorpe Man in photo is F/E Eddie Collyer' and 'MZ538 KW-V'.

PCothliffKB17030011.jpg
Seven airmen in flying kit, arranged in a line under their aircraft.
On the reverse
'Tholthorpe 44/45
L to R
Bourke (N)
Self (E) Lalond (MU. G)
Alarle (Rear G)
Brassard (P)
Bernatchez (R)
Tieven (WOP)
Photo Reg [indecipherable]'

PCothliffKB17030007.jpg
A group of airmen being transported to their aircraft on a lorry with a trailer.
On the reverse 'Crew 'bus' Tholthorpe Going out to aircraft for ops 1944' and 'Photo Reg [indecipherable]' and 'Tholthorpe'.
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