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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…

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

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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

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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'.

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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'.

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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'.

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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]'

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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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Three Halifaxes at Tholthorpe. The front two have their engines running. A bicycle is in the foreground.
On the reverse 'Dispersal at Tholthorpe 1944'. and 'Photo Reg [indecipherable]'.

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The front two Halifaxes have their engines running. The most distant one is static.
In front are two bicycles and some equipment.
Additional information supplied with the collection identifies the location as RAF Tholthorpe.

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A small six-wheeled lorry and trailer being used as transport for aircrew. Additional information supplied with the collection identifies the location as RAF Tholthorpe.

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Three aerial photographs of Tholthorpe. Dates were supplied with the collection.

Photo 1 is an oblique taken in the 1970s. Information supplied with the collection states 'The disused Tholthorpe airfield in the 1970s looking towards the west. The…

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Halifax, LK640, 'SE-Q' undergoing maintenance by two ground crew. On the nose is a cartoon woman named 'Queenie' Each crewman has his name painted on at their respective stations. Three bombs are painted on.
Information supplied with the collection…

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Seven airmen grouped in front of their aircraft with three ground crew sitting on the wing. A refuelling truck is present.
Information supplied with the collection states 'The crew in the Autumn of 1943, at Tholthorpe; Standing left to right Bomb…

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Four photographs of St. Leau d'Esserent.
Photo 1 is a target aerial photograph with areas to be bombed. Tunnel entrances, constructions, excavations, railway and a landing quay are marked.
Photo 2 is a vertical aerial photograph taken during the…

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Halifax, 'SE-U' taking off watched by two women and five airmen. Information supplied with the collection dates it as 10.12.43 at RAF Tholthorpe.
Information supplied with the collection states 'Croft 10 December 1943. WAAFs wave farewell to the…

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A single track road curving towards low buildings. It is captioned 'Road leading to our billets, Tholthorpe'.

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An oblique aerial photograph of RAF Tholthorpe (disused) taken in the 1970s.

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Three vertical aerial photographs of the airfield at Tholthorpe. The first is annotated 'Photo taken 28/5/43 before the photo on the wall in the Pub'. It is also captioned '14 TPC 28.5.43 //F 5" 6"- 1 mile Tholthorpe'.

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A vertical aerial photograph of St Leu d'Esserent V-1 site during an operation.
The caption reads '1962 TLP 5-8-44 // 8" 15000 --> 117° 1315:30 St Leu d'Esserent A(9x1000)(4x500)f30sec P/O Johnston "A" 420'
The second image is identical.
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