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Notes that Lancaster RF159 crashed on 7 August 1945 at Lamontelaire France. Gives details of crew members and their arrival dates on 626 Squadron. Gives latitude and longitude of crash site near Toulouse. Crew initially buried at Angles and notes…

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Series of notices in August, September and October 1945. Second notice reports the loss of six aircrew on an operation 'Dodge' Mission on 7 August 1945. Crash site Lamontelarie (55 miles north east of Toulouse). Crew buried in Mazargues Cemetery…

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An air gunner who has completed two tours. Requests advice on how to get back on operations.

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Navigator’s, air bomber’s and air gunner’s flying log book for Walter John Smith, flight engineer, covering the period from 22 April 1943 to 7 March 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Lindholme,…

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Album page including letter from Air Vice Marshal E A B Rice, 1 Group, congratulating Warrant Officer E W Smith on the award of the Distinguished Flying Cross. Caption on page '2nd Tour of Ops 12-626 Sqn, Wickenby, Lincs June - Nov 1943'.

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Pilot’s flying log book for Warrant Officer Ernest Smith, from 3 April 1943 to 29 June 1944, recording operations and instructional duties. He served at RAF Hixon, RAF Blyton, RAF Waltham, RAF Binbrook, RAF Wickenby, RAF Bircotes, RAF Church…

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Ian writes about his operations to Berlin and Essen and that he hates the war. Mentions he has now done 17 operations. Catches up with family news.

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Writes of operational schedule and recent operation to Stuttgart. Mentions leave has been put back. Catches up with family news. Writes he is feeling miserable and meeting skipper's family. Writes that he has 11 operations to do.

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Mentions sorry to hear some bad news and then writes that he had flown to Munich and it was a “wizard” show.

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He writes that he was at Hamburg last night and that they are not operating from from Wickenby that night and that will help him sleep. Catches up with news of children.

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He writes about his bombing operation to Nuremberg and that they had to fly back from Germany on only three engines. Mentions that he has been put in charge of flight engineers on the station. Catches up with family news.

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He writes that he had landed safely the night before and he is hoping for more leave soon.

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Writes of operation to Nuremberg and interview for his commission with Group Captain Hughie Edwards.

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Writes of mail and mentions an operation to Wilhelmshaven.

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He starts by catching up with domestic and family/acquaintance matters. He goes on to write of an operation to Lorient, although it was bad for french civilians and that he is looking forward to leave.

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He wishes her many happy returns and thanks her for the parcel. He mentions a present for her but it will need to wait for next leave.

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He is worried about his son David’s illness. He also writes about the weather, that he is fed up and that he went to the cinema in Lincoln to watch Bambi.

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The letter is Ian Wynn’s final letter written in case of his death. He advises how he would like his sons to grow up and states that he loves his wife.

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Writes about weather and about their aircraft. Looking forward to leave and talks about car and allowances and is enclosing newspaper cutting about the latter.

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Writes of flying including cross country and over Doncaster and Gainsborough as well as scaring farmers ploughing with horses.

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Discusses disturbing financial matters and complains about RAF remuneration and the way they are treated.

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Writes about mail issues and requests she does not worry about him flying. Mentions his captain has been posted away and he hopes to get the previous one back. Catches up with acquaintance and family news and mentions pay.

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Thanks her for parcel and complains of mail distribution on base. Talks of flying and life on camp. Writes of weather prevention of colds.

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Writes of winter weather and life on camp. Catches up with family news and dealing with estate.

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States he has moved several times in the last week but he has finally been crewed up. Mentions his captain, Flying Officer Stammers and that his crew seem nice blokes. On the reverse address for Wynn and Son registered plumbers.
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