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LBrownJ2205595v1.pdf
Flying log book for navigators, air bombers, air gunners, flight engineers for Jeff Brown, air gunner, covering the period from 18 August 1944 to 31 December 1951. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and post war flying. He was stationed…

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Full length portrait of Jeff Brown in Flying Officers dress uniform, with black armband, showing medal ribbon strip, and air gunner's half brevet. He is wearing his cap.

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An account of events leading up to, and during Operation Manna, plus personal involvement. Page contains head and shoulders photograph of Jeff Brown, in uniform, showing an air gunners brevet and sergeants stripes.

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List detailing 25 aircrews, headed, 'No.576 Squadron RAF Station Fiskerton, Order of Battle NO.290'.

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A group of seven airmen arranged in two rows, the front row seated, the back standing. Sergeant Joseph Wilson is front row, far left.

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The names of Cyril Goff's crew.
‘Uncle Cyril Crew.
P.O CC Goff
Sgt EG Burnett
Sgt PE Duckers
FS WE Haslam
Sgt JG Smith
Sgt JW Sutherland’.

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Head and shoulder studio portrait of Alan Ramsbottom, in uniform. On the reverse 'Alan Ramsbottom, Sergeant 1482867, Air Gunner 57 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, Died Tuesday 20th March 1945, Age 22'.

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Head and shoulder studio portrait of Homfray Reece Gibbon, in uniform, showing air gunner brevet and sergeant stripes. On the reverse 'Homfrey Reece Gibbon, Sergeant 1817726, Air Gunner?, 166 Sqdn, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, Died Saturday…

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Ernest with his six crew on completion of his second tour on 12 Squadron. Crew signatures on photograph margin: 'A G Luke; A Van Hul; J Calles; G Parker; W H Newman; E W Smith; L G J Street'.

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Six airmen sitting on top of a Lancaster cockpit with the pilot seated inside. Victor Azzaro is third from the left. Six airmen are wearing peaked caps and one a side cap. The nose art indicates at least 65 operations were completed.

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Four airmen at the tail of a Wellington. A fifth airman is sitting at the entrance of the rear turret. The Wellington is coded 'ZO-H', HF464. The photograph is signed by J W Beale, W F Temlett and F Elliott. On the reverse 'Azzaro, 196 Squadron…

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Five airmen, including Vic Azzaro, arranged round a card table. A sixth man is lying on the top bunk of bunk beds. Two men are smoking pipes. On the wall is a round object with a key hanging on a chain.

On the reverse 'Berlin Air Lift Vic Azzaro…

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Ian writes that he bombed St Nazaire the previous evening. He received a parcel containing sea stockings and hopes to get some for his rear gunner. Catches up with family news.

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Sergeant J K Henson, Flight Sergeant A H D Batty and Sergeant L S Coleman all of 226 Squadron were awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal for the action around a daylight attack on Merville airfield.

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A group of seven airmen, including Malcolm Staves standing in front of a Lancaster. They are wearing full flying gear.

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An airman wearing tunic sitting on steps in front of a door to a brick building. Caption 'Sergeant John Botterill Forge Hudson, 1457262, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve'. He was gunner in Ian Wynn's Lancaster.

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Seven aircrew wearing tunics, three in front and four behind. Neville Petts is identified as back row second from right wearing observer brevet. Ian Archer Wynn is back row left wearing engineer brevet, John Hudson is front row left wearing air…

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Louis Makens worked as a farm worker before the war but volunteered for aircrew. He discusses his training on Wellingtons and operations flying Stirlings with 196 Squadron including a crash landing, and glider towing. His Halifax was shot down 18/19…

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The letter refers to Mr Joseph's son, Flight Sergeant David Joseph who is reported as missing in action. A list of his crew is included. The list does not include Sergeant Louis Makens who joined the crew as mid under gunner and became a prisoner of…

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Seven aircrew, four standing with two kneeling in front, four are wearing parachute harness, three are wearing flying jackets. They are standing in front of an aircraft's open bomb door. Hedley Madgett is on the left wearing a side cap.

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Seven aircrew standing in front of a Lancaster, on the reverse '115 Squadron Witchford, F/L J G Sutherland RAAF and crew. Completed 30 ops. A4-D completed 105 operations.' The crew are listed on a separate note as 'F/O J G Sutherland RAAF pilot, F/S…

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Lancaster in background, seven aircrew in flying clothing standing behind a large bomb on a trolley. On the reverse 'Crew of Lancaster P (Peter) DV229 463 Squadron RAAF Waddington Lincs 1943. Lancaster P (Peter) DV229 lost over Orleans night 10th…

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Reports death in active service of Air Gunner Douglas William Randall who was previously a fellow inmate of Laghouat internment camp where he produced the camp newspaper and helped organise sport.

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Head and shoulders portrait of an airman wearing side cap and tunic with air gunner brevet, Pathfinder badge and sergeants stripes.

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Letter from Mr T Liddle, father of mid upper gunner Sergeant T Liddle. Writes that he has no news of his son and that he is in communication with other parents of crew who have also had no news. Hopes for good news. Mentions that his son had three…
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