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Two vertical aerial photographs from an album.
Photograph one, Frankfurt at night, is indecipherable. Captioned 'a brilliant spectacle of searchlights, flak sparks and puffs, glowing incendiaries and target indicators'.
Photograph two is taken…

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A vertical aerial photograph of Koblenz during a night operation. The centre of the image is obscured by anti-aircraft fire. No detail is visible on the ground. Annotated '2225 MEP 6/7.11.44/NT(C)8” 19,000. 127[degrees] 1931 KOBLENZ Z.Q IHC 4000 IN…

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A vertical aerial photograph of Duisberg taken during a night operation. The lower half of the image is obscured by anti-aircraft fire. The top half has no clear detail. annotated '1941 MEP 14/15.10.44// NT (C) 8” 20000 [arrow] 065[degrees] 0130…

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A vertical aerial photograph of Dortmund during an operation at night. No detail on the ground is visible and half the image is obscured by anti-aircraft fire. Annotated '1863 MEP 6/7.10.44// NT. 8” 21,000 [arrow] 310[degrees] 2030 DORTMUND. N. 1…

PFordTA17030004.jpg
A vertical aerial photograph of Frankfurt. The image was taken at night and half is obscured by anti-aircraft fire. Almost nothing can be seen on the ground. annotated '1698 MEP 12/13.9.44// NT (C) 8” 18,500 [arrow] 010[degrees] 2300. FRANKFURT. P…

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A citation referring to the circumstances of the award of a Distinguished Flying Medal to Charles.

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Photo 1 is a side view of a Lancaster flying above clouds.
Photo 2 and 3 are predicted flak explosions.
Photo 4 is an oblique image of the Rhine.
Photo 5 is the port side of Lancaster VN-N viewed from slightly above and to the front.

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Photo 1 is a vertical aerial photograph of Tours. The city is visible but there are incendiary tracks blotting out much of the detail.
Photo 2 is a vertical aerial photograph taken during the bombing of Tours. Explosions can be seen and a…

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A biography of Arthur Pritchard written by his daughter. It covers his training, operations and the night he was shot down. Despite speaking no French he was assisted to a hideout in Paris where he remained until Paris was liberated in August 1944.

MLawsonHA19210824-170720-01.pdf
Suzanne Pescott is the daughter of Homer Lawson who took part in an operation to destroy a V-1 site. Although he survives a Halifax from his squadron was destroyed and six of the seven crew members did not survive. Suzanne visited the site to lay a…

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Born in Manchester, he was 20 years old in 1940 when he joined up and volunteered for aircrew. He trained in South Africa, Canada (Moncton and Trenton), the Unites States (Lakeland), and was torpedoed in the Atlantic on his way back. Maurice flew…

MCurnockRM1815605-171114-007.pdf
The news-sheet of the RAF ex-POW Association. This edition covers the recovery of a crashed Blenheim in Holland, Roy Winton's fourth visit to Barth in 2000, the proposed erection of a memorial to RAF POWs, the Fallingbostel memorial project,…

MCurnockRM1815605-171114-001.pdf
News sheet with details of the Southampton reunion in 1987, Recco Report -stories about ex-POWs, Obituaries, members reports, KLB Club for prisoners from Buchenwald and a flight in a Blenheim.

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To Mr Floyd, father of Philip Floyd, mentioning that he was his son's navigator and that he had recently discovered Mr Loyd's address. Expresses concern that he might upset Mr Floyd. Provides description of their last operation on 1000 bomber attack…

STyrieJSB87636v1.1.pdf
A wartime log kept by Jim Tyrie whilst being kept a prisoner of war. He was shot down on 10th April 1941 and imprisoned for 4 years, 1 month and 16 days. It contains cartoons, sketches and maps.
He lists the men who were shot after recapture during…

BTyrieJSBTyrieJSBv1.pdf
A biography of Jim Tyrie. He was called up on 1st September 1939 and learned to fly on Tiger Moths. He was shot down on his 7th operation over Berlin. In POW camp he was described as a dedicated tunneller. There is a list of the camps he was kept in…

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An unofficial diary kept by Alexander from March 21st, 1945 to May 2nd 1945.

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One page of a letter to Mrs Winden regarding an aircrew member, Allan. It describes the events that led to their aircraft being shot down 20 miles south east of Berlin. Further page or pages are missing.

ACookeWH0111XX.mp3
An audio account of an anti-aircraft gunner's service in Burma. Describes a B-24 crash landing near a small landing strip in Burma and discusses Spitfires burried in Burma.

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Photo 1 is an air to air image of a Wellington IV.
Photo 2 is a Wellington landing at night.
Photo 3 is a vertical aerial photograph with two Wellingtons. No detail is visible on the ground due to cloud and anti-aircraft fire.
Photo 4 is a…
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