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Three airmen sitting in deck chairs in front of a brick built building. The two on the left are reading papers. The two on the right are wearing battle dress with half brevet.

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A pilot wearing battledress sits on a lawn in centre holding a small dog in front of him. Identified as S/Ldr J McCarthy at the Petwood Hotel, Woodhall Spa. Taken between 25/10/1943-12/07/1944. Additional information about this item was kindly…

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Gives location of Andrew's grave in the Garrison Cemetery, Doberitz, near Berlin.

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In response to Isabel's enquiry about possible news concerning Andrew, stating that nothing has been heard so far.

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States that Andrew has been listed as 'Missing, believed killed in action'. An official German source has informed the International Red Cross Committee that Andrew and the other members of the crew died on 24 August 1943.

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Letter states that Warrant Officer Fear, Andrew's captain was buried at Doberitz (near Berlin) and it is likely that Andrew would also be buried there. When there is official confirmation, either they or the Air Ministry will send it to her.

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16-page Service and Release Book for H J Warren, showing he served from 6 September 1938 and had an effective date of release of 8 June 1946. Also enclosed are a photograph of a uniformed airman sat in the cockpit of an aircraft, turning toward the…

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To Isabel from Casualty Branch confirming that information had come from an official German source confirming Andrew's death on 24th August 1943.

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From Andrew's squadron commander expressing his sympathy at her loss. Andrew was popular for his 'cheerfulness, willingness and quiet confidence' and was a skilful air-bomber. He was on his 11th operation from the base.

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Reporting that Andrew Bain had been re-buried in British Military Cemetery Berlin (Heerstrasse), Grave 13, Row K, Plot 4.

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For official purposes, any serviceman missing on operations, assuming nothing more is heard over a set period, is assumed to have died so that pay, pensions etc can be processed.

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Date: 4/5 July 1944, target, zero hour 0130 hours. Lists leader and marker 1, Wing Commander Cheshire flying P-51. Marker 2 in Mosquito and 17 Lancaster carrying one tallboy bomb each.

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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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Date 24 June 1944, target, zero hour 1750 hours. Lists leader and marker no 2 crews in Mosquito and sixteen crews in Lancaster all armed with Tallboy bombs.

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States date 19 June 1944, Target constructional works Watten, zero hour 1915/1931. Lists leader/marker Wing Commander Cheshire and marker 2, Squadron Leader Shannon in Mosquito with 18 crews flying Lancaster all armed with Tallboy bombs.

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States date 15/16 June 1944, target, zero hour 2235. Shows Wing Commander Cheshire leader and marker in Mosquito and 22 crews flying Lancaster all armed with Tallboy bombs.

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Giving Andrew's service record, including his will.

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Specifies date - 14/15 June 1944, target and zero hour 2235 hours. Lists crews with Wing Commander Cheshire leading along with two other markers flying Mosquito and 22 crews flying Lancaster all armed with one Tallboy bomb.

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Letter to Isabel following up the initial telegrams. States that her husband has been reported missing after an operation on 23/24 August 1943.

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Provides date - night 8/9 June 1944, target- railway tunnel and bridge, Saumur, zero hour - 0200. Leader and marker no 1 - Wing Commander Cheshire flying Mosquito. Lists pilot and navigator of two other markers flying Mosquito. Lists 25 other crews…

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Letter to Isabel with inventory of Andrew's effects, asking her to acknowledge receipt of the effects.

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Letter in which Andrew describes life on the squadron, including the comradeship of his crew and appreciation of Isabel. Includes envelope.

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Letter in which Andrew describes how he feels about life in the squadron and how Isabel has now left the WAAF and is looking after uncle and his son.

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Letter from British Red Cross Society informing Isabel of the location of Andrew's grave at Doberitz, near Berlin.

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Telegram informing Isabel that Andrew failed to return from operations on 24 August 1943.
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