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Harry Hacker first came into contact with aeroplanes at the age of sixteen whilst working as an apprentice for Rootes Motor Group who were making Wellington aircraft. He was a member of the Home Guard and after applying to join the RAF went for…

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The author was shot down over Linz, Austria whilst bombing a Panzer works. The other six in his crew perished. He was taken to Dulag Luft at Frankfurt then Stalag Luft VII. In January his camp was evacuated and he joined the Long March to the west,…

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In the log Dick Curnock recorded crew and friends names and addresses, an obituary of Ginge Wheeldon who was shot by a Typhoon whilst on a march, cartoons, sketches of aircraft, dates of letters received and samples of window.

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Describes operations as Lancaster pilot. Detailed description of last sortie to attack Dortmund-Ems canal on 6 November 1944. His aircraft was attacked by FW 190 which was driven of and then set on fire by another fighter attack. Describes bailing…

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Letter on headed paper to Mrs Valentine about the delay of parcels she has sent to her husband in Stalag Luft 6. She is advised to refrain from sending further parcels at the current time because of the difficulties of the transport system on the…

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Writes about map of prisoner of war camps that they sent. Gives advice on addressing letters to husband due to German censorship. Suggests address to Stalag 357 and omit Stalag Luft 3.

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References the other five members of his crew and gives information on the prisoner of war locations of Roy Langlois, Sgt Copely both at Stalag Luft 3 and the other three at Camp de Chambaran, Istres France.

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Glad to know that she had heard from her husband and noted his camp address. Mentions that they had been informed that husband had been promoted and had a new service number. Includes information on posting letters and parcels to prisoners of war.…

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Thanks her for her letter. Advises her to continue to address letters to Stalag 357 in case his move to Stalag Luft 3 did not take place.

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From Red Cross prisoner of war department congratulating her on birth of her son and that they would cable through Geneva giving information about the birth to her husband.

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From Red Cross prisoner of war department. Explains that football items of clothing must be sent in next of kin parcel as there was no special label for a sports parcel.

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Informs her that her husband had been moved to another camp and she should sent mail to Stalag Luft 3 Stalag 357.

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Writes sending her a copy of their circulars giving full directions about sending letters and parcels to her husband, who is a prisoner of war. The also send a circular regarding the sending of parcels to prisoners of war. They request that if she…

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Informs her they have forwarded letter to her son and gives his address at Dulag Luft.

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Notes kept by Fred Hooker after being shot down. It details the evacuation of the camp from Stalag Luft 7 to Stalag 3A with deaths recorded.

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After baling out on 12 September 1944 and evading with the flight engineer for 8 days was captured. Describes move to Dulag Luft and journey to Stalag Luft VII. Gives detailed description of camp and activities. At the end quotes some extracts from…

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Richard Curnock was born in Grantham and joined the Royal Air Force in 1941. He achieved the rank of warrant officer and served in 425 Squadron. Richard tells of how he followed his two older brothers into the services, and his time serving in the…

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Telegram telling Isabel that information has been received from the International Red Cross Committee indicating that Andrew has been killed in action.

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The telegram is written to David Geach's father and confirms via the International Red Cross that he has been taken prisoner.

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A letter of sympathy from the Air Ministry to David Geach's father expressing regret that his son is missing during operations.

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The telegram advises Miss Ross that the International Red Cross have confirmed that David Geach is a prisoner of war.

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The letter refers to Jim Tyrie being missing in action and assuring his father that he may be captured and that efforts will be made to trace him through the Red Cross.

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The telegram advises Jim Tyrie's father that his son has been reported as a prisoner of war by the Red Cross.

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Letter from Air Ministry confirming information had been received from the International Red Cross that his son, Pilot Officer Donald Baker was a prisoner of war. They do not have information on which camp he was in.
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