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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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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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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.

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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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Letter to Mrs Wilson, wife of captain, from mother of Frank Fuller, rear gunner on the crew. Crew did not return from operations on 30/31 March Hoping for news. Will write if they hear anything.

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Letter to Mrs J. H. Wilson from 7 Squadron enclosing a list of next of kin for her husband’s crew and requesting confirmation of her address.

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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…

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Certification of the death of 649384, Sergeant Ivor Roderick Fraser missing believed killed 8 September 1941.

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Seven aircrew standing in line front of a Halifax. Title '1943/44, End of Tour of 37 ops, official RAF Photograph'. Captioned ' Norman - navigator, John - pilot, Vic - bomb aimer, Arthur - rear gunner, Jack - flight engineer, George - mid upper…

BWarnerJWarnerJv1.pdf
First operation to Montluçon 15 September 1943. Briefed as easy trip with little opposition. Arrived early and waited for pathfinders, bombed from 8000 ft. Wing Commander Smith missing from operation reported hit by bombs. Operation 2, Mondane 16…
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