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BWhiteheadTWhiteheadTv1.pdf
Belonging to Sergeant Tom Whitehead, B.P.O.W. 1051, Stalag Luft 6. Contains newspaper cutting with news of Tom Whitehead as prisoner of war. Main dates of events and locations from shoot down to liberation. Includes a poem 'Joe', cartoon, diet sheet,…

MWhiteheadT1502391-180307-06.pdf
Includes: editorial matters, dispensing by air mail; greetings at Lisbon; the letters they write home; official reports from the camps; groups from the camps; the brighter side; 'send us books...'; how they help (fundraising at home); examination…

MWhiteheadT1502391-180307-10.pdf
Includes: editors comments; for sailors and seamen (Marlag und Milag Nord camps); official reports from the camps; the letters they write home; groups from the camps; [two pages missing] income tax relief; how they help (fundraising at home);…

MWhiteheadT1502391-180307-17.pdf
Includes: editorial matters; all in a day's work; life in a Japanese prison camp; fun and games; letters they write home; official reports from the camps; group photographs from the camps; how next of kin are helping (including knitting pattern for…

BCopusPJCopusPJv.pdf
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…

PHemsworthR1508.jpg
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.

PWhiteheadT18010006.jpg
Top left - eleven men standing and kneeling in three rows in front of a hut. Captioned 'B55 NCO's soccer team, Stalag Luft 1. 41'.
Top right - group of men wearing shorts and muddy kit in front of wire fence with huts and spectators behind.…

PWhiteheadT18010001.jpg
Top - a panoramic view using three photographs of huts in POW camp captioned 'F32 Stalag Luft 1'.
Bottom left - view of single storey hut with icicles in foreground top. Captioned 'F34 Dulag Luft.
Bottom middle - a manned guard post behind barbed…

PWhiteheadT18010002.jpg
Top left - a guard tower taken through barbed wire. Captioned 'F36 Dulag Luft'.
Top middle - a wooden guard tower with telegraph wires and fence to the right and church in the background on the left. Captioned 'F29 Stalag Luft 1'.
Top right - a…

PWhiteheadT18010012.jpg
Top left - a man looking closely at a model ship on a table. In the background other figures. Captioned 'A10 NCO's Arts and Crafts Exhib, Stalag Luft 3'.
Top middle - four posters/drawings mounted on wall. Captioned 'A15 NCO's Arts and Crafts…

PWhiteheadT18010010.jpg
Top left - costumed actors and band of musicians on stage. Band has 'MM' on stands. Captioned 'B15 Officers' Show, Stalag Luft 1, 41'.
Top right - band of musicians on stage (with 'MM' on stands). Captioned 'B14 Officers' Show, Stalag Luft 1, 41'.…

EIrvinLLWhiteheadT430930.jpg
Addressed to Stalag Luft 1. Welcomes him to Caterpillar Club and encloses membership card.

PHillR1502.jpg
Roy Hill and his crew were shot down over the Ruhr by a German night fighter and incarcerated for six months in Stalag Luft 1. He worked as a photographer in Farnborough following the war.

PWadeR1503.jpg
Ron was born in Stoke-on-Trent. He left school at fourteen and tells of his experiences working in a pottery factory doing odd jobs until he was called up. He joined the Royal Air Force in 1939 at the age of twenty-two. Ron trained as an air gunner…

BCopusPJCopusPJv10009.jpg
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…

BCopusPJCopusPJv10009.jpg
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…

PSmytheE1701.jpg
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…

MPackhamG1214349-160825-010001.jpg
On his return to Great Britain after his release from prisoner of war camp, Geoff Packham was interrogated by his commanding officer. His aircraft was damaged during a raid on Sterkrade by Holten. The bailed out over the Netherlands. He was captured…

PWhiteheadT18010011.jpg
Top left - seven men playing hockey on ice. Two are on the ground. In the background a guard tower and line of spectators. Captioned 'B21 Officers v NCO's, Stalag Luft 1. Feb [..]'.
Top middle - the backs of men playing ice hockey. In the…

PWhiteheadT18010004.jpg
Top left - parade of airmen wearing greatcoats standing in line in the snow. Captioned 'B47 Funeral of Sgt J C Shaw, Stalag Luft 1, Jan 42'.
Top right - propeller blades with iron cross and swastika on grave. Captioned 'Funeral of Sgt J C Shaw,…

PWhiteheadT18010005.jpg
Top left - German officer walking in front of horse drawn cortege with parade behind. Snow covered ground and in the background trees, Captioned 'B48 Funeral of Sgt J C Shaw, Stalag Luft 1, Jan 42'.
Top right - grave with flowers on top and trees…

PHemsworthR15060027.jpg
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.

PHemsworthR15060024.jpg
A panoramic view of the camp from the roof of a hut. Several huts can be seen.

PHemsworthR15060022.jpg
Four men, three carrying milk churns. behind is a hut.
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