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Four newspaper cuttings from 1944 describing four separate operations. Salzburg captioned 'Oct 17 1944', Essen captioned 'Oct 25th 1944', Dunkirk and Vienna captioned 'Nov 4th 1944' and Gelsenkirchen captioned 'Nov 6th 1944'.

MCluettAV1209046-150515-13.pdf
Detailed descriptions of the workings of Bristol, Boulton Paul and Fraser Nash turrets. Procedures for gun harmonisation of Hurricane, Typhoon, Beaufighter, P-51 and Spitfire

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Three newspaper cuttings describing attacks on Essen, Harburg oil refinery, Spitfire and Typhoon attacks on bridges and Aschaffenburg. They are captioned 'Nov 11th 1944'.

MCluettAV120946-150515-15.pdf
Royal Air Force notebook for workshop and laboratory records containing a large number of hand drawn wartime cartoons including aircraft caricatures. On the cover '547557 AC2 Johnson' and '1209046 LAC Cluett 1940'.

LClydeSmithD39856v1.pdf
Pilot's flying log book for Denis Clyde-Smith covering the period from 1 June 1942 to 19 July 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations and test pilot duties. He was stationed at RAF Honington, RAF Wigsley, RAF Waddington, RAF Boscombe Down.…

MCurnockRM1815605-171114-093.pdf
In the log Dick Curnock recorded crew and friends names and addresses, an obituary of Ginge Wheeldon who was shot by a Typhoon whilst on a march, cartoons, sketches of aircraft, dates of letters received and samples of window.

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Mr Cromarty joined the Royal Air Force as an AC2 and served as ground personnel before training as an air gunner. He flew operations as the rear gunner with 630 Squadron from RAF East Kirby. He discusses what operations and life on a station were…

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James Burchill was in the ATC before he volunteered for aircrew training. He was expected to be deferred but was told he had been chosen for immediate service. On one operation he was injured and by the time he was ready for operational duties again…

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John Harrison grew up in Yorkshire and worked in the Civil Service before joining the Royal Air Force at 18. After training, he flew operations as a mid-upper gunner with 106 Squadron from RAF Metheringham before being shot down over Leipzig and…

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Leslie Lunn joined the RAF and after his basic training did his flying training in America. In the UK he joined 129 Spitfire squadron after completing his training. The squadron later converted to Mustangs. His squadron covered the D-Day landings and…

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Mary Wilkins Ellis was born in Oxfordshire and became interested in aviation at a very early age. She experienced her first flight with Alan Cobham’s Flying Circus. Mary learned to fly while still at school and obtained her licence in 1938. When…

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Richard Curnock was born in Grantham and joined the Royal Air Force in 1941. He achieved the rank of warrant officer and served in 425 Squadron. Richard tells of how he followed his two older brothers into the services, and his time serving in the…

LLancasterJO103509v2.pdf
Pilots flying log book for J O Lancaster, covering the period from 17 September 1943 to 31 May1950. Detailing his duties as a flying instructor, Test pilot with Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment, Empire Test pilots School, discharged…

BHumesELHumesELv1.pdf
Recalls joining the RAF as a flight mechanic in 1939 and then employed as a barrage balloon operator. Describes his subsequent selection for aircrew and training in London, St Andrews, Manchester and in advanced navigation at Dumfries. Next covers…

EGortonHGortonLCM440130.pdf
He writes of his social activities, domestic details and of his colleagues.

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View inside factory workshop. On the right a large machine tool being operated by a woman. A row of similar machines in row going towards the back all attended by men or women. On the left the backs of another row of machines. Submitted with caption…

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View inside factory workshop. From bottom left to centre right a row of large machine tools attended by men and women. Submitted with caption 'Production of Typhoon Wings. Part of Machine shop'.

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View inside factory workshop. In the foreground a row of wingtips standing upright. Behind several work tables with me and women working on wingtips. Submitted with caption 'Production of Typhoon wings. Wing tip lay-out sub assembly'.

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View inside a factory workshop. On the left piles of metal bars - raw material. On the right a milling machine with two men alongside. Other machines in the background. Submitted with caption 'Production of Typhoon wings. milling the spar booms'.

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View inside factory workshop. In the centre the wings of a Typhoon fighter with associated undercarriage joined by metal centre section. Wing tips supported on trestles. Submitted with caption 'Production of Typhoon wings. Wings in test…

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View inside workshop. Four fighter wings vertical on trestles from left to right. Two men are painting the wing second from the left and a man and a women are painting the wing on the right. Submitted with the caption 'Production of Typhoon wings.…

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