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BBarkerRBarkerRv1.pdf
An account of operation as Pathfinder against German naval and submarine base at Kiel when his aircraft was shot down by 'Schrage Musik' equipped night-fighter which cause the aircraft to break in two. Describes crew actions during bomb run and…

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Account of Jim Copus's last operation to Frankfurt during which his 97 Squadron Lancaster was shot down by a Me 110 night fighter. Includes the task of air gunners, the engagement by the night fighter which disabled all hydraulics including those to…

MBarkerR[Ser#-DoB]-151001-01.pdf
Opens with mention of Bomber Command memorial in Green Park and 55,573 despite killed, moral was high due to belief that winning was vital. Tells story that he was guest at two weddings in 1943 with three other members of bomber command and that all…

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Eddy Smythe reminisces about his father, John Henry Smythe, who was from Sierra Leone and served in Bomber Command during the Second World War. John flew as a navigator until his aircraft was shot down in November 1943. He became a prisoner of war in…

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Jim Copus was born in Watlington and volunteered for the Royal Air Force when he was eighteen. After training, he flew operations as a mid-upper gunner with 97 Squadron from RAF Bourn. On one operation he realised that it was very quiet. He could not…

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James Copus grew up in Oxfordshire. He volunteered for aircrew and after training, became a mid-upper gunner and flew operations with 97 Squadron. He remembers a crash while taxiing to take-off, baling out of his empty Lancaster and how he kept…

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Blocks of huts and other buildings stand in the camp area. Sections of barbed wire and a guard tower are visible. In the distance, the Barth church tower.

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Seven airmen seated round a table. They are about to have Christmas dinner. The table is set with cutlery, glasses of beer, presents and a cake.

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A panoramic view of the camp from the roof of a hut. Several huts can be seen.

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Four men, three carrying milk churns. behind is a hut.

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A watchtower at Stalag Luft 1. It is at the corner of fences. In the distance is a church and village.

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Eleven men in three rows, kneeling, sitting and standing in front of a goal. Behind are their huts.

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A wreath from the Luftwaffe on the grave of Sergeant J C Shaw. It contains the words 'Die Deutsche Luftwaffe'.

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A group of airmen at the internment of Sergeant J C Shaw. Two, on the left are saluting. Other airmen are holding wreaths for the grave. Light snow on the ground and trees bare of leaves in the background.

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Four airmen stand at the grave of Sergeant J C Shaw. On the right German soldiers fire their rifles in salute.

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A German officer and two airmen in greatcoats saluting at the internment of Sergeant J C Shaw. Other airmen are holding wreaths to be laid on the grave. In the background the graveyard is lightly covered in snow, with the trees bare of leaves.

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The grave of Sergeant J C Shaw covered in wreaths. In the background are more graves and bare trees.

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A German officer leads the hearse containing the body of Sergeant J C Shaw. Behind the hearse are rows of British airmen wearing greatcoats. In the background is the graveyard and trees.

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Group of airmen in greatcoats standing to attention at the funeral of Sergeant J C Shaw. They are arranged in three rows. Behind are woods and the graveyard.

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Horse drawn hearse with the coffin of Sergeant J C Shaw. There is a large group of airmen in greatcoats marching behind the hearse. The graveyard can be seen on the right of the photograph.

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The coffin of Sergeant J C Shaw flanked by wreaths, flowers and two airmen. In the chapel at the camp. One wreath has 'RAF' and the other 'Die Deutsche Luftwaffe'.

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Sergeant J C Shaw lying in state in his coffin, guarded by two airmen. They are in the chapel.

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17 actors from Jack and the Beanstalk standing on the stage. The are in a variety of costumes and some men are dressed as women.

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Four actors standing on the set of the pantomime. One is playing a King and three are dressed as women. One is wearing imitation Royal Air Force wings.

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One man and three men dressed as women. One woman is seated on the man's knee. The two other women are standing at the side. The backdrop shows a painted staircase and corridor.
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