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MTrevaynePR1291380-191205-02.pdf
A detailed account of the last flight of a Stirling operation on Hamburg.

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The letter advises that a message from John was read out over German radio. He says he is fine.

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The telegram advises that John is a prisoner of war and wounded.

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He complains about food and the shortage of it. He describes exercising and how they spent some of their day. Finally he mentions that he sent three cards but received none.

YvanRielHXXXX1213v1.pdf
Daily diary from 28 December 1944 to December 25 1945. Mentions air raid warnings, daily what food available from central kitchen, holiday days. visit from relations and other daily activities. Also comments on weather, seeing V-1's fly over and…

BThomsonGBThomsonGBv4.pdf
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…

BThomsonGBThomsonGBv1.pdf
Comments on target (Frankfurt) and odds on being shot down. It was their 19th operation and out of 124 aircrew shot down that night only 10 survived, five from their crew. Mentions evading, capture, initial treatment and journey to camp (Stalag Luft…

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Informs him that confirmation had been received through the Red Cross that his son was killed in action on 28 January 1942. He was buried in military cemetery in Düsseldorf.

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Reply to a letter asking information about a friend, Sergeant J McCormick. Regrets to inform her that he had been reported killed in action on 4 April 1943 and was laid to rest in Eindhoven, Netherlands.

BHumesELHumesELv1.pdf
Recalls joining the RAF as a flight mechanic in 1939 and then employed as a barrage balloon operator. Describes his subsequent selection for aircrew and training in London, St Andrews, Manchester and in advanced navigation at Dumfries. Next covers…

BHookingsEWHookingsEWv2.pdf
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 was the reply to an enquiry from Mrs Harrison. It was to inform her that they had heard nothing regarding John having become a prisoner of war.

BWhitwellHJWhitwellHJv2.pdf
A detailed account of an operation on Friday, 8th October 1943. The crew of Lancaster 'N for Nan' were Pilot PPilot Officer John Charles Peter Taylor from London, Flying Officer Stewart Stubby bomb aimer from Herefordshire, Warrant Officer James…

YCampbellKW423220v1.pdf
Note on front - 'original diary kept as P.O.W. in Germany. Vey illegal, but managed to keep it. 24/7/44 - May 45, K W Campbell A423220'.

YLayneAJ[Ser#-DoB]v1.pdf
Starts with a letter to him after she finds out he is a prisoner telling how she felt when he was missing and how happy she was with the news that he was a prisoner. After a day by day diary of her feelings, activities, news of friends and…

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Due to conditions in Germany no longer allow transport and delivery of next of kin parcels, those still in hands of GPO would be handed back to Red Cross and returned to sender.

MLayneWH963102-170607-01.pdf
Includes certificates as a prisoner at Dulag Luft and Stalag Luft 6, sketch map showing locations of prisoner of war camps, list of crew with brevets, Churchill's speech, cartoons of prisoner life, contents of Red Cross parcels, notes, signatures,…

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Suggest that she does not send officers uniform to him direct but should write to the international Red Cross committee to get a definite ruling.

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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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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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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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Says he had received 200 cigarettes, first for ages and was sorry she had started smoking. catches up on mail received. Mentions friend and arrival of parcels and contents. Mentions getting 3/4 of Red Cross parcel in last 7 weeks.

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Reports arrival of letters one with photographs of the baby with which he is very pleased. Discusses progress of war and expectations of the end before Christmas. Mentions V-1s and V-2s. Says he has almost run out of cigarettes and that he they were…
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