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Fred's life story from early days sneaking downstairs to drink the dregs at his parent's public house, playing rugby and studying hard, becoming an accountant, learning to be an accurate rifle shooter then joining the RAF as a an air gunner. He…

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A programme of events for a IX Squadron reunion and presentation of the portrait of George Thomson VC. The booklet covers the events leading to the award of his VC, the programme of events and the menu, a biography of the artist, a thank you to the…

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The aircraft is dropping bombs, there is a depiction of an explosion over a river with docks. In the distance searchlights are focused on a target. There is some anti-aircraft fire. The names of the crew are written on the card – 'Sgt Lennox, Sgt…

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Vertical aerial photograph of Aachen. The ground is obscured by bombs, smoke and anti-aircraft fire. Captioned ‘4B 4B’ and '624 WKY 11/12-4-44 // NT 8” 21000’ [arrow] 070° 22.46 Aachen L 11 x 1000 3 x 500 29secs P/O Black J12’

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A large group of marching men on parade. On the reverse '1943. Local Ack Ack battery on church parade, led by ATC band passing West Rd. Spondon'.
Included is a poor quality photocopied image. On the reverse 'Dale Road's Heavy Ack-Ack battery passing…

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A vertical aerial photograph of Bremerhaven. On the right is some illuminated smoke or cloud and some light trails. The rest of the image is dark. It is captioned:.
2922 SKELL. 18/19.9.44// NT. 8" 15000 ←/168° 2102
BREMERHAVEN RD.Z. 1x2000. 12…

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Top left an aerial inclined photograph of open countryside. A road runs up the left hand side and below to the right are fields. There are many unidentified small black objects over the whole area. Caption 'What is it'.

Top right caption 'V =…

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List of Halifax, Wellington and Mosquito aircraft lost from 192 and 462 Squadrons from December 1943 to April 1945. Gives aircraft registration, date, description of incident, some with captain named.

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Describes events during a mine laying operation in a Stirling to the Gironde River near Bordeaux. Relates how the aircraft was hit by anti-aircraft fire which damaged the tail and an engine as well as wounding the flight engineer. Describes the…

MPorterB[Ser#-DoB]-150527-01.pdf
The end of Lancaster LM100, PO-D, at Thin, Charleville-Mézières, France 2/3 February 1945.

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Vertical aerial photograph of Angenteuil. Street pattern and buildings are visible, the cemetery is in the bottom-right corner. Anti-aircraft fire along bottom of photograph.Captioned ‘A O (x4) 12 NT 29/30/4/42 F/8” [arrow] TX

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Air-to-air view of anti-aircraft fire bursting around Lancasters over Essen.

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A oblique aerial photograph taken at low level. Fields and hedgerows are visible with some buildings to the centre including a tall structure described on reverse of photograph as "German Flak Tower, Holland." Part of the aircraft canopy is seen on…

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Notes written by Arthur Harris to Hamish Mahaddie about Bomber Command. Included is a signed photograph of Arthur T Harris.

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Two newspaper cuttings of same date. First (from The Times) lists RAF Awards for Gallantry in air operations. Includes Distinguished Flying Cross for F/L A N Hollis. Second (from The Daily Telegraph) gives account of Hollis citation stating attack on…

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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.

Auguste Müller's account of the events at Turmgasse 4/Königsplatz 36 ½ (Wiedersichscher Keller), Königsplatz.
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