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Pilot Officer Frederick Stanbury and Norman Rutherford (right) standing in front of a Mosquito.

This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form. No better quality copies are available.

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Six aircrew with Ted on the left standing in front of their Lancaster. On the reverse 'Edward Benjamin Left'.
A second copy has on the reverse '1943 Lancaster Ted's Crew Woodall Spar [sic] (619)'

LBrownCR1334289v1.pdf
C.R. Brown’s Flying Log Book from 5 April 1942 to 7 May 1946 detailing training, operations and instructional duties as a Bomb Aimer. Based at Portage La Prairie (No. 7 Air Observers School), Paulson (No. 7 Bombing and Gunnery School), Winnipeg…

LBurnsideJGB155209v1.pdf
Navigator’s, air bomber’s and air gunner’s flying log book for J G B Burnside, flight engineer, covering the period from 20 March 1943 to 14 July 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at…

BBryanR-MBurnsideJGBv1.pdf
Part 1 - family background with information on relatives and family photographs.
Part 2 - war service of Flying Officer James Gordon Bennett Burnside flight engineer. Covers training as flight engineer. Then follows short descriptions. listing…

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Commiserates over lack of available hotel but would not have been able to spend much time with her. State that he had to go for an interview with the AOC. Continues with domestic issues. Provides instruction for her to collect his car if anything…

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A large group of airmen in a mixture of battle dress and flying gear with parachute harnesses and Mae Wests kneeling and standing in front of three crew busses.
97 Squadron aircrew at RAF Woodhall Spa waiting to join their aircraft to fly to…

SGillK1438901v40010.pdf
Description of three (one aborted due to weather) operations against Tirpitz, photograph of crew on return from sinking Tirpitz, poor photocopy of target photograph of attach on Tirpitz. Account of operation on E & R boat pens at Ijmuiden along with…

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List crew and weapon (Tallboy) and target location. Notes 'shot down by enemy ground defences approx. 1000 today (This a/c was hit by H/7 in the T/A and seen to go down in flames and exploded as it hit the ground near Syke)'.

SGillK1438901v40007.pdf
Joined 18 June 1941. Trained as navigator in Canada. After operational and conversions training in England during which he flew two operations. He was posted to 9 Squadron at RAF Bardney where he flew 25 operations which are listed. After a tour as a…

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Provides confirmation that her husband was missing as a result of air operations on 21 March 1945. Explains circumstances of loss of aircraft and states it was unlikely that any crew survived. Comments that her husband had completed 45 operations.…

SGillK1438901v30064.pdf
Writes about a bombing operation on new year. Mentions speaking to a railway signalman whose daughter possibly taught his younger brother. Writes of other family acquaintances. Continues with other family news and gossip. Catches up with other news…

SGillK1438901v30062.pdf
Comments that Christmas was over and weather had precluded operations. Writes about Christmas meal and other activities. Mentions boxing day activities. Continues with comment planned dining in night to say farewell to Wing Commander Tait. Catches up…

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First page only. Mention recent operation to e-boat pens which was reported in newspapers. Mentions a friend's accident.

SGillK1438901v30056.pdf
Complains about lack of action at his new station. Catches up with family news and mentions sending photographs of crew on return from Tirpitz operation to his wife. Writes about son Derek. Mentions getting second class navigator certificate.

SGillK1438901v30052.pdf
Writes that he had now recovered from illness and had recently done a seven mile route march. Catches up with news of friends and family and researching Navy matters. Continues with family gossip which reminded him of books he had read and comments…

SGillK1438901v30051.pdf
Letter from colleague who was an instructor at Syerson. Glad to hear that Ken was settling down at Woodhall Spa and catches up with news and gossip of friends and family.

SGillK1438901v30048.pdf
Writes after recently arriving at new station. Comments on weather. Writes about his crew, pilot from New Zealand, engineer and wireless operator from London, bomb aimer from Derby and gunners from Hull and Preston. Comments that none of his old crew…

LRouseHC911641v1.pdf
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner’s log book for H C Rouse covering the period from 11 October, 1940 to 16 December, 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown, also includes Gunnery Course results, mine laying operations, bomb loads, a…

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Reports that he arrived back safely and that he had had a good leave. Catches up with family news and gossip.

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Reports he arrived back safely. Comments that he was now one trip behind his crew. Catches up with family gossip.

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Catches up with friends/family news. Mentions he would be home in March. Compares British and Italian work rates on snow clearing. Continues with family gossip,

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Writes about poor weather and having to do snow clearing. Had not done any more operations and comments on Russian's war progress. Catches up with family news.

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Writes that he was unlikely to get leave over Christmas and mentions other activities. Comments on poor weather and mentions an operation to the Baltic which was his 6th trip. Hoping for leave in January. Catches up with family news.
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