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'D' ring with wire attached

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Metal "D" ring

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EWakefieldHEWakefieldWE-[Mo][Date]-01.pdf
Writes about the issue of the 1939-45 star which he and his crew had received. Relates that he had to bale out after his aircraft had been in collision with a Halifax. mentions damage received and describes crew abandoning the aircraft. Goes on to…

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Requests caterpillar badges for himself and his crew after they baled out on night of 24 December 1944.

LPennyJA1345892v1.pdf
Pilots flying log book for James A Penny, covering the period from 10 November 1941 to 23 November 1943 when he was shot down over Berlin. He was stationed at AAC Souther Field, RCAF North Battleford, RAF Shawbury, RAF Sleap, RAF Blyton, RAF Upwood…

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A certificate from G. Q. parachute company appointing Flight Sergeant P J Hogan RAAF to be a member of the G Q Club. At top colour artwork showing a man on parachute against blue sky with white clouds.

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Top - caterpillar club card made out to Flight Sergeant P Hogan.
Middle - b/w photograph of four aircrew, two in front two behind. Bottom left man has pilot's brevet and the others half brevet. Captioned 'Pat Hogan (44 version) with three members of…

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Four officer pilots, upper torso, posed outside wooden building. From information kindly supplied by the donor. 'This picture taken about two days after we received our wings at No 11 S.F.T.S. at Yorktown, Sask. Left to right Anaka, Linklater,…

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Writes that she was thrilled to meet him and read his letters. One of the girls who wrote to him was a friend of hers although they had now lost touch. She hoped that he would come back to England but that meeting people who's lives had been saved by…

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SHoganPJ436464v30004.pdf
Pat Hogan's account of being shot down and baling out when his aircraft was attacked by an intruder while back in United Kingdom. Aircraft was diverted due to intruder and was nearly out of fuel. After order to bale out Hogan had to go back to get…

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Colour Google Earth image of open countryside with river weaving top to bottom, road running bottom upwards through long village on the right and a Town (Elvington) top left. Yellow marker in river valley labelled 'Approximate Bale Out Landing…

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Gives account of Halifax of 466 Squadron in which P J Hogan was navigator being shot down by German intruder aircraft on night 3/4 March 1945. The navigator and two gunners baled out successfully. The engineer left the aircraft but his parachute did…

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Thanks him for letter and the gift of a parcel of food. He states that contents were distributed to those still with them that were working at the time that the particular parachute that saved his life was manufactured. Says his address was given to…

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BHumesELHumesELv1.pdf
Recalls joining the RAF as a flight mechanic in 1939 and then employed as a barrage balloon operator. Describes his subsequent selection for aircrew and training in London, St Andrews, Manchester and in advanced navigation at Dumfries. Next covers…

BHookingsEWHookingsEWv2.pdf
Describes operations as Lancaster pilot. Detailed description of last sortie to attack Dortmund-Ems canal on 6 November 1944. His aircraft was attacked by FW 190 which was driven of and then set on fire by another fighter attack. Describes bailing…

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Crowd, some in uniform, around car in street, with houses in the background and car in foreground. Taken through window from inside a building. Submitted with description 'Photo taken from inside the Daugaard Inn in Daugaard, Denmark showing the…

YCampbellKW423220v1.pdf
Note on front - 'original diary kept as P.O.W. in Germany. Vey illegal, but managed to keep it. 24/7/44 - May 45, K W Campbell A423220'.

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Reports arrival of mail and says he had written to Air Ministry asking them to open an account in her name and mentions other financial matters. Catches up with news of friends and acquaintances. Mentions going to church and asks her not to send him…

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Glad to hear that her husband's life was saved by one of Irvin's parachutes and welcomed him to Caterpillar Club. Regrets that was not possible to let her have badge until after the war.

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An account about an airman who parachuted to his death after his aircraft was shot down.

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Full length image of a man wearing overcoat with hands in pockets standing on side of a road by filed with a tree. On the reverse 'Field he landed in'.

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Recalls shooting down of James Lee's aircraft where he was the only survivor. Subsequently rescued by French people and medically treated then became a prisoner of war. Notes he returned to the place and people who rescued him had no idea what had…
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