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BHookingsEWHookingsEWv1.pdf
From birth in 1920 until operational pilot in 1944. Covers early life in Battersea and Morden in London, family life, school and first jobs after leaving school at 14 years old. Describes family experiences at beginning of the war volunteering for…

MHarrisonJC1590954-180706-02.pdf
Hard back notebook with hand written and drawn notes and diagrams compiled when he was at No 2 A.G.S. at R.A.F. Dalcross in 1943. Twenty nine pages containing the theory behind gunnery, ammunition and the turret.

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Letter was the reply to an enquiry from Mrs Harrison. It was to inform her that they had heard nothing regarding John having become a prisoner of war.

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Telegram sent by RAF Coltishall to the authorities, Air Ministry, 43 Group Salvage Oxford, 54 Base, HQBC No 5 Group, No 106 Squadron, Records Gloucester. Informing them that Lancaster ED593 had landed at Coltishall having been damaged on an…

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telegram notification that Lancaster ME360 failed to return from an operation to Leipzig. Lists the crew and their next of kin.

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Posed in three ranks building wall in background. Instructor standing to the side. Reverse is captioned 'No 2 A.G.S. Dalcross 1943' Course members are named, John is L.H. end of back row.
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John Harrison in flying equipment, standing in a field. On the reverse 'July '43'.

SJoynerJH1812689v1.pdf
A log book used as a scrap book. The photographs and documents cover his aircrew training from November 1943. It has sergeant's mess subscription cards, photographs, correspondence and cuttings.
Many of the entries are post war and a number refer…

BJoynerJHJoynerJHv1.pdf
Records his time in the Air Training Corps before joining the RAF, his training as an air gunner and his first operation.
Post war his squadron took part in the repatriation of Army personnel from Italy and his unit was in India at around the time…

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Reports that his son Sergeant Ronald Leslie Gard was missing as a result of air operations on the night 14/15 February 1945 when the Lancaster in which he was flying as rear gunner failed to return. Enquiries were being made through the International…

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A citation announcing that John McCredie has been awarded a DFC.

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The letter announces the immediate award of a DFC to John McCredie.

LMcCredieJ418236v1.pdf
Air Forces in India pilots flying log book for J D McCredie, covering the period from 12 August 1942 to 24 December 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and post war flying. He was stationed at RAAF Temora, RAAF Point Cook, RAF South…

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List ten crews and aircraft. Sergeant W E Foster is rostered as mid upper gunner in the ninth listed crew. Includes a spare aircraft and details other personnel to various duties.

LFosterIWE1851250v1.pdf
Flying log book for air gunner for I W E Foster, covering the period from 27 April 1944 to 3 August 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and post war flying with 622 squadron. He was stationed at RAF Bishops Court, RAF Husbands…

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Head and shoulders portrait of an RAF officer wearing tunic with wireless operator brevet and peaked cap. Submitted with caption 'Flt Lt Peter Fitt'.

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Seven aircrew wearing tunic with brevet, three in front all with sergeants rank visible and four behind. Submitted with caption 'Claxton Crew, late 1942'.

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PDenverI1703.jpg
Eight aircrew all wearing battledress with brevet and side or peaked caps, three sitting in front and five standing behind. In the background part of a bomber aircraft. Submitted with description 'Photograph of “I Denver mid fr row & crew, eight…

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Head and shoulders portrait of a pilot wearing tunic with pilot's brevet and side cap. Inscribed 'All my love Ian Dec 43’ and in pencil Redding, Rugby'. 'Submitted with caption 'I Denver Dec 1943'.

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Eight aircrew all wearing battledress with brevet and side or peaked caps standing in line in front of a Lancaster. Submitted with description 'photograph of I Denver 5th fr L & crew, eight aircrew, in a row in front of Lancaster on dispersal'.

BCotterJDPCotterJDPv1.pdf
Describes training and crewing up at operational training unit on Wellingtons. Mentions staying in London on leave with RCAF colleague, using the Canadian forces club London and dining at the Ritz. Includes diary entry describing operational baptism.…

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A large group of airmen wearing RAAF uniform with pilot's brevet and side caps. Sign in front reads '33 Course' Card alongside 'Trainee pilot passing out, Per Ardua ad Astra, Launceston, Tasmania, 6/3/43'. Submitted with caption…

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Left - full face portrait of an airman wearing tunic with flight engineer brevet. Submitted with description 'Full-face photo of unidentified flight engineer'. Right - reconnaissance photograph of a dam across the upper of two rivers with text…

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Head and shoulders portrait of an airman wearing tunic with flight engineer brevet. Captioned 'Norman Jackson VC'. Submitted with description 'Photo of Sgt Norman Jackson VC, 106 Sqn'.
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