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Two photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a vertical aerial photograph taken over Frankfurt. All the detail is obscured by light and anti-aircraft fire. It is annotated '110 Mep 4/5.10.43//NT 8" 16000 --> 045° . 21.37 ½. Frankfurt. W. 10x30: 8…

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Sergeant George Mackie (pilot) in the foreground, when instructing with 1651 Conversion Unit at RAF Waterbeach in 1942. He has his foot on the step leading into the flight engineer’s compartment from the cockpit inside a Short Stirling. Behind him…

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List of operations from July 1941 until September 1943 for 15 Squadron, 1651 HCU at RAF Waterbeach and 214 Squadron at various airfields. Note at bottom; losses 19 Stirlings 4 Fortresses.

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A large group of airmen sitting and standing in five rows in front of a Stirling. On the reverse 'Nov 1943, 622 Squadron 3 Group, Bomber Command, RSAF Mildenhall, Short Stirling'.

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Table with aircraft column on the left and columns for day and night 1st and 2nd. Filled with hours and calculations. Submitted with caption 'calculating flying hours for logbook'.

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Form filled out with a few personal details but no assessment grades. Notes he flew Lancaster, Lincoln and Stirling and was a gunnery leader.

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Six men, five wearing battledress, the other a shirt and trousers, all standing in line under the nose of a Stirling. Captioned 'Allen Gould (on the left) FE on Stirling'.
Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

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In the centre a group of five airmen stand talking in a group. Another three stand off to the left looking on. On the far right in the distance another two men. One the left part of an aircraft. In the centre a Stirling with other Stirlings lined up…

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A large group of air force personnel sitting and standing in four rows in front of a Stirling with D-Day stripes on outer wings.

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Pilot's and engineer's notes for Stirling I, III, IV with several marks of Hercules engines.

This item is available only at the International Bomber Command Centre / University of Lincoln.

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Four small fragments, captioned ' bits from 75 Squadron Stirling crash 1/12/43 on approach to R.A.F. Acklington returning damaged from an op. A/c hit a cottage on approach to airfield. 6 crew and five children killed. Location of crash North…

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A number of individuals eating at trestle tables, sitting on folding chairs in Nissan type building, stove in foreground. Notes refer to photograph, Richard Dimbleby photographs, subject leaning back at L.H. table.
Second is a photograph of a group…

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This occurred on 1 December 1943, Ken Hook was the only crew member to survive. Five small children were killed.

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This was the aircraft that crashed on the 1 December 1943 where Ken Hook was the only surviving crew member.

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These report the crash of the Stirling where Ken was the sole surviving crew member, and five children were killed, on the 1 December 1943.

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A squadron of airmen lined up in four rows under the front of a Stirling. On the reverse '1943 Daddy back row 11 from the right'.

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Five newspaper cuttings. The first refers to the death of George. The second is a list of names and which service they served in. Item 3 refers to George being promoted to Pilot Officer. Item 4 refers to a Remembrance Day service when a plaque was…

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A booklet about the loss of Stirling LJ827. A French language account of the history and crew of Stirling LJ827.

This item is available only at the International Bomber Command Centre / University of Lincoln.

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A collection of photographs, first two of a group of nine NCOs standing at the end of their billet, one captioned 'Subject on the left'.
Second is of a number of individuals eating at folding tables, an identical photograph is captioned 'Richard…

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Three copies of the same photograph,one has the reverse which has a copy of the citation for Ken's DFM. One has the captions, '74 Sq Mepal by Richard Dimbleby', 'Subject 7th from right'. photograph shows a number of aircrew in flying gear and with…

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Records how Ken joined the RAF as an armourer and then remustering to air gunner, then flying with No 75 (NZ) Squadron on Stirlings.

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Page lists six events, three Stirling, all crashes, three Lancasters damaged by anti-aircraft fire. The first on 1 December 1943, the last on 26 August 1944. This is not an exclusive list. The first on the list records Ken Hook's crash near…

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Standard letter from the King regretting not being able to present the medal personally.
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