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Arthur Pearce wearing battledress leaning out of the rear turret of a Lancaster in a light paint scheme. The turret is fully rotated to port. Tail wheel at centre bottom and dorsal turret above airman.

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View from outside of an airman sitting in rear turret of a Lancaster. Two machine guns are visible.

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An airman wearing leather jacket with fur collar standing with hands in pockets. In the background a single storey hut with corrugated iron roof. On the reverse '"Jock" Walker, Rear Gunner, 1943, Later Killed'.

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Seven airmen, including Akin Shenbanjo, are standing under the front of their Halifax. They are wearing parachute harnesses and Mae Wests.

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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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Covers the men maintaining the Lancaster 'G for George' as well as some of the aircrew. here are photographs of various crew members and the aircraft. 'The Daily Sketch', 17 March 1944.

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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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Handwritten list of the crew:

'Date 23rd Aug 1943
Target Berlin
A/C Stirling III EE 5938'X'
Capt WO Fear T,
Nav Sgt Ruddy G.H.
AB Sgt Bain A,
W,Op Sgt Woolcott, D.G,
FE Sgt Munro C,
M.U. Sgt Holmes J.A.C, (Can),
R.Gnr F S Davidson…

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Air-to-air view of the front two thirds of an Anson taken with a camera gun. In the background open country. Captioned 'Avro Anson, 6 SFTS, Camera gun, Mallala, 1943'.

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Half-length portrait photograph of Sergeant Arthur Atkinson seated, in uniform with air gunner brevet.

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The service record of Sergeant Arthur Cushway, killed in action.

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Head and shoulders portrait of an airman wearing battledress with air gunner brevet, medal ribbons and pathfinder badge. A whistle is attached to his right collar.

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Contains personal information, address and telephone numbers of acquaintances. Entries for registered for RAF 9 Jan 43, fireguard duty days, swimming, medical appointment, passed selection board for Air Gunner 26 MaR 43,Holiday dates, call up papers…

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An airman wearing battledress with half brevet, medal ribbons and pathfinder badge standing behind and looking over a mid-upper turret.

YPearceAT1874945v4.pdf
Memorandum items addresses of friends and acquaintances, mentions many days/evenings out and what sort of time he had in Belfast, Lincoln, Gainsborough and many others. Mentions various journeys and postings, lists birthdays. Jots down daily…

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Three-quarter length portrait of an airman wearing tunic with air gunner brevet, medal ribbons and Pathfinder badge.

LPearceAT1874945v1.pdf
Air gunners' flying log book for A T Pearce, covering the period from 2 December 1943 to 25 November 1946. It details his flying training, operations flown and post war flying.

Arthur Pearce was stationed at: RAF Bishops Court, RAF Seighford, RAF…

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Head and shoulders portrait of Arthur in uniform with sergeant's stripes and Air Gunner's brevet. Submitted with caption: 'Arthur Young. Born in Cardiff he was killed in the crash of the "Salford Lancaster" on 30 July 1944, returning from a raid on…

LAllenBW1898094v1.pdf
Flying log book for navigators, air bombers, air gunners, flight engineers for B W Allen, air gunner, covering the period from 15 April 1944 to 1 June 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Pembrey, RAF…

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BBC 78 RPM vinyl disk Gordon Cruickshank recorded in August 1944.

Joined RAF in 1938 and Bomber Command in 1941 as an air gunner. Started operations in 1942 and completed first tour of 31 trips at end of November 1942. Says was badly shot up on…

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Head and shoulders portrait of Bert Allen in sergeant's uniform with air gunner's brevet, mounted on card. Inscription reads, 'all my love Darling, Bert, xxxxx'. The frame has the words, 'Dubarry Studios, Birmingham'.

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Bill has his arm around Shorty’s shoulder, who has a single wing brevet, a medal ribbon and Sergeant’s stripes. Both aircrew, in uniform, leaning against metal balustrade at the Grand Hotel, Sorrento bay with breakwater and headland in…

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Head and shoulders portrait of air gunner Bill Bailey with half wing brevet.

Additional information about this item has been kindly provided by the donor.

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A B-24 on Marston Mat pierced steel planking. Bill Bailey's face is visible inside the turret. Five aircrew are visible and an aircraft is partly visible behind.

Additional information about this item has been kindly provided by the donor.

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Five veterans standing beside a bouncing bomb exhibit. Behind is the front of a Lancaster 'C'. Captioned 'Bill Howarth rear gunner on Dams raid (far left)'.

A Lancaster flying over the nose of another Lancaster 'C'.
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