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SHookKG195765v10074-0002.pdf
These recollections and reflections were written by Patricia Hook, Ken's wife, who was a WAAF in the operations room at RAF Mepal. They are all very similar, concentrating primarily on the Stirling crash in December 1943, where Ken was the only…

EVirnotJWareingR450306.pdf
Writes on behalf of a local French farmer who is being ostracised for not hiding Robert after he parachuted onto the farmers land. She also asks Robert for his views on the situation.

EPillotJWareingJ450126.pdf
She writes she was sorry to hear that Robert was taken to Germany before Le Havre was liberated and was not rescued by allied forces and sent home like others. Describes sending her a message from her husband shortly after he was shot down and…

EBuppingerAWareingJXX09XX-01.pdf
Describes events during an operation to support the Normandy troops when Robert Wareing's aircraft was attached by fighters and set on fire. Four crew members were killed and four baled out. Author and one other evaded with help of French resistance,…

BWareingRWareingRv2.pdf
Starts with hand drawn map of Normandy marking main towns. The author records his experience on or around D-Day of bailing out of an aircraft shot down and on fire, and the subsequent aid given to him by the French Resistance. He also records a…

EHenryEEdeD460503.pdf
The letter refers to the crash of Lancaster EE148 in May 1944. The priest was in the Resistance and organised the collection of the bodies of the airmen and their funeral.

SMarsdenJ1591984v10016.jpg
A letter in French with an English translation from a French reistance fighter.

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SMarsdenJ1591984v10010-0001.jpg
A card belonging to Michel. On the front is annotated 'This person was with the last F.F.I Camp I was with. On the reverse 'Jack Marsden'.

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A celebration of an act of heroism involving Jack Marsden, Paul and Gaston Charruet. An introduction to the story of Jack Marsden's escape. The second part is a history of the events by Michel Hallard. She describes the screams of Gaston Charruet and…

EBlackJBlack[Sis]451018.jpg
Note (Roy's) at top about people being captured and held in Gestapo jail and died in Auschwitz. Letter from someone unknown to Langlois on behalf of his aunt about a person he met while evading in Belgium who was caught and tortured and subsequently…

SNewtonJL742570v10036.jpg
Sticker with union flag at the top, the letters RAF surrounding a large V cross of Lorraine inside it.

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SNewtonJL742570v10064-0003.jpg
On the left, an RAF officer wearing greatcoat is shaking hands with a woman on the left who is wearing a dark jacket. On the reverse 'Jack Newton meets Mlle DeJongh. She helped rescue many servicemen and was awarded the George Medal'.

SNewtonJL742570v10039-0001.jpg
Head and shoulders portrait on an man wearing dark coat. Captioned 'To my friend Jack L Newton in remembrance of the passing of a bridge in Liege four years ago, signed Emile Witmeur, 15 Aug 1945'. On the reverse Witmeur, 195 1 de Camp[..] 57 Avenue…

SNewtonJL742570v10035-0004.jpg
Top left - view over concrete captioned 'Runway, Deurne, concrete, said by Mr Dum[..]in to be the place where we landed'.
Top centre - view down a lane with trees/hedge either side. Captioned 'Lane leading to Mr dr Voegt's house'.
Top right -…

SNewtonJL742570v10032-0001.jpg
Was glad to receive his letter and reminisces about time he spent with her as well as mentioning other people. Asks him and his wife to come and stay if he ever gets to Belgium.

SNewtonJL742570v10002-0001.jpg
Photograph and account of Adree De Jongh going to Buckingham Palace to receive the George Medal. Helped 200 servicemen escape along the "Comet Line". On the reverse a list of her decorations.

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Includes photographs of twelve squadron officers, the crashed aircraft, some of the crew, Jack and Mary Newton and Sgt R D Porteous. Recounts the last sortie of the crew to Aachen when they had to jettison their bombs, an engine caught fire and they…

EWitmeurEVLangloisRB451207.pdf
Writes that he had not found out how Langlois was arrested but it seem that the Belgian he was with had been betrayed. Asks about his activates after the war and tells a little of his own. Says he is enclosing report. Report covers the crash landing…

EWitmeurEVLangloisRB451014-0001.jpg
Thanks him for his letter and says that he had not been helped in his enquiries by the Belgian escape service. Writes of a member of his group that was shot by the Germans and that he had now traced the escape line from the beginning. List names and…

EWitmeurEVLangloisRB450927-0001.jpg
Writes of his investigation into Belgian people involved in trying to help his crew escape after they had crashed in Belgium. He gives names and locations of those involved and notes that many had been arrested by the Germans. Gives detailed…

EWitmeurEVLangloisRB450819-0001.jpg
Letter to Jack Newton's pilot providing more information about the Belgian people who had been involved in the escape line to help his crew. Includes places they stayed and show linkage of the organisation. Includes information on Belgian resistance…

EWitmeurEVLangloisRB450815-0001.jpg
Letter to Jack Newton's pilot from a member of the Belgian escape line He says he still does not know why Jack Newton was the only one of the crew to get successfully back to England. He goes on to describe in details his research into the trail of…

PKilleenKAL1710.jpg
Pilot Paddy Aitken, Navigator Kenneth Killeen with Mlle. Marguerite and Mlle. Henriette. One woman is in Free French Army uniform, the other in civilian clothes. Behind is a radial engine and propeller of an Anson.
On the reverse 'Killeen Paddy…

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A sketch map showing a route off the Creil to Martigny road, over a bridge then into a field. The route is through St Maximin.
Information supplied with the collection describes it as 'ANACR map original'. [French Resistance] and as a map drawn by…
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