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BMillingtonRWestonFv1.pdf
A biography of Fred. In addition it includes histories of aircraft and squadrons he served in, Details are included of airfields he served at. Additionally there are biographies of various servicemen associated with Fred's squadrons and service.
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MRobertsEJH[See#-DoB]-170712-02.pdf
Victoires de la RAF en 1943
Air Marshal Sir Richard Peck describes large composition and successes of RAF during 1943 whilst underlining the threat still posed by Germany.

Les machines
Maintains Anglo-American aircraft production is four times…

MSoltysiakB781032-170622-040001.jpg
Contains British, American, German and Italian aircraft silhouettes.

MColeFIG1817994-180214-04.pdf
A notebook completed by Ivor during his training. At the end are eight pages of newspaper cuttings of operations that Ivor took part in.

Gunther Rall was raised in Stuttgart and enjoyed outdoor and sporting activities as a youngster and he was also a Boy Scout. He became a cadet in the army, and joined the 13th Infantry Regiment. He met a friend in the air force, and decided it was…

SRAFIngham19410620v050001-Audio.mp3
Lech Gierak was born in Poland and after the death of his father made his way to England and joined the Polish Air Force. He worked as an armourer on a number of stations and after the war moved to Stoke on Trent to become a miner. Lech talks about…

SRAFIngham19410620v040001-Audio.mp3
Jan Stangrycuik (Black) was born and raised in Poland. His family emigrated for a better life in Argentina when he was a teenager, but when the British Embassy called for volunteers to join the war effort, Jan answered the call and sailed with seven…

SWeirG19660703v100001-0028.jpg
Air-to-air view of a Wellington, a Spitfire and a P-51 in formation. Submitted with caption 'Wellington hurricane (sic) p'.

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

BTerryRTerryDv1.pdf
A brief biography of Dennis featuring photographs described in the collection. It covers his training and service as a fitter in the UK and Canada. He maintained a Lancaster that completed 124 ops and the aircraft was, unusually, awarded a DSO.
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SKingEJ182986v10084.jpg
Five items, Edward's description of the operation to bomb Panzer concentrations in woods, requested by Field Marshall Montgomery. As the operation was in daylight Edward was able to describe the scene not too long after D Day. There is also Edwards…

PPriceAP19020022.jpg
Top left - air-to-air view of a formation of four Wellingtons in echelon over open countryside. Captioned 'Wimpy'.
Top right - air-to-air view from front looking down on airborne Handley Page Harrow. Captioned 'Harrow'.
Bottom left - air-to-air…

SBrennanJ1210913v20003-0008.pdf
Text for a lecture. Joined RAF as air observer in June 1941. List initial training postings, conversion to Halifax, crewing up and posting to 102 Squadron at RAF Pocklington in May 1943. Describes preparation for operations and lists 6 operations…

NWeedenRC170409-08.jpg
Two articles. First gives brief description of two operations against Stuttgart 41/2 hours apart. Second describes attacks against German gun positions near Flushing as well as German HQ on low countries front.

NWeedenRC170409-06.jpg
Two articles. Both provide brief descriptions of RAF attack on Bonn.

SAdderM175073v10092-0008.jpg
Artwork of a Wellington from below with two Spitfires behind over snow covered landscape. On the reverse 'Vickers Wellington bomber and Spitfires, after the original by Albert Kaye'.

PProbynEA17010059-0006.jpg
31 cadets and officers arranged in two rows in front of a Spitfire.

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MWierT500238-170122-01.pdf
Tadeusz record of flying at No 48 M.U for years 1952 to 1958. Lists aircraft types and hours by month.
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