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PPopeKMJ18010036.jpg
Kenneth Pope's crew in uniform standing in front of Lancaster PO-Y. Captioned 'The Crew', and 'Darcy, Ken, Tom, Vic, Bill, Bill, Jack'.

PFraserC1502.jpg
Three-quarter-length portrait of seven RAF aircrew in uniform with with aircrew brevet. Each individual identified “JR ‘Buck’ Bennett, mid upper gunner-NSW, WA ‘Bill’ Stanley, Wireless operator-Victoria, HR ‘Shorty’ Connochie, rear…

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Squadron Leader Bill Williams's crew with 106 Squadron May 1944 to 3 September 1944 and with 9 Squadron September 1944 to March 1945.
'Vic' Prettejohns replaced original Flight engineer. Underneath is annotated the crew's names and positions.…

PPopeKMJ18010039.jpg
Six uniformed men, shrubs and part of a building in background. Captioned 'The Australian members of the crew'. and 'Darcy. Jim. Bill. Bill. Malcolm. Vic.'

PToombsSE15100022.jpg
George Toombs’ crew of N for Nan, 460 Squadron, RAF Binbrook, dated 1944. On the reverse ‘460 Squadron Binbrook
Australian crew of N for Nan
Navigator A K Ward
Pilot P K Lester
Radio/op A S Robb
Bomb/ Aimer T V Ierry
Upper gunner…

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Ted Neale's account of his last operation on a Wellington Mk 10. They had to fly to Grotaglie to take soldiers to Athens. He describes how they fitted the 12 men into the aircraft. On reaching Kalamaki, the airfield was being besieged by ELAS…

PFordTA17110059.pdf
Two photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is Terry Ford and his flight engineer, taken during flight from the bomb aimer's position.
Photo 2 is Terry Ford and his flight engineer taken from behind.

PPhillipsD1815.jpg
Seven aircrew and three ground crew wearing either battledress or coveralls squatting and standing in four rows in front of a Lancaster. Notes of names on the reverse.

PDobleRG1513.jpg
Two photographs, the first is of two airmen, one squatting and one standing behind. It is captioned 'Ted & Tom Bomb aimer & w/op 21 OTU'.
The second is a larger version of the same image and on the reverse is
'F/Sgt Tom Carter W/Op
F/Sgt Ted…

PWrigleyJ17050010.jpg
Bride, groom and nine others forming the bridal party. Groom and one man in airman's uniforms and one older man is an Army officer.

Additional information about this item has been kindly provided by the donor.

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Left page title 'Targets'

Top left - a note 'got to here'. Top right - an aerial oblique view of a city-scape with some large buildings and some damage visible. Captioned 'Essen' on the reverse 'Essen'.

Middle - an aerial oblique view of a…

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Transcription of extract from a recording made in a Lancaster bomber while over target. Gives crew intercom commentary including bombs gone and reports on defences.

MDyerJH1217992-160108-01.pdf
Note from his niece which gives outline of operation to Berlin on 2 January 1944. Mentions that Missing Research and Enquiry Service contacted his parents with news that his remains had been found and he and rest of crew were buried in the village of…

PTrappSV1605.jpg
A colourised head and shoulders image of Sylvia Trapp's husband taken during his training in Canada.
Additional information about this item has been kindly provided by the donor.

PTrappSV1604.jpg
A head and shoulders image of Sylvia Trapp and her husband. Both are in uniform, he has a bomb aimer brevet.

PPopeKMJ18010027.jpg
Three photographs, two of four aircrew one of seven. Page captioned 'Syerston L.F.S.', 'The day before we went to a squadron 1944'. The individuals have their given names and crew positions hand written on the photographs.

BDunmoreGDunmoreGv1.pdf
A 25 page account of the preparation for, and carrying out of a maximum effort operation against Duisburg by Lancasters of 83 Squadron at RAF Wyton, part of 8 Group Bomber Command. Account provides detailed description of preparations, briefing and…

PFordTA17040016.jpg
Four photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is Terry Ford landing a Stirling.
Photo 2 is a a view to the front as the aircraft is landing.
Photo 3 is a Stirling's starboard engines during a corkscrew manoeuvre.
Photo 4 is a Hurricane breaking off an…

BWhittleGGWhittleGGv3.pdf
An incomplete memoir written by Geoffrey Whittle starting at age 16. At age 18 he volunteered for aircrew duties and trained at RAF West Freugh. He converted to Wellingtons then Lancasters and moved to RAF Ludford Magna in June 1943. Over Hanover…

PMcDonaldEA1501.jpg
Seven aircrew known as Skilling's Follies standing in front of a Lancaster. Captioned 'Photo edge Fred Clark, Flt Engineer UK, Dugy Cruckshank, Bomb aimer, New Zealand, Bob Martin Wirless [sic] Opp UK, Hugh Skilling Pilot New Zealand, Len Petford…

PMcDonaldEA1504.jpg
Seven airmen, four seated and three standing. One photograph has the seven airmen numbered and on the reverse they are identified -
'Mid/Up No 1 John Meadows - Epping Forest
Rear/G No 2 EA McDonald - Hull
Wirless [sic] /Op No 3 HR Martin -…

PLambAM17010032.jpg
Five airmen sitting on the top of a Lancaster with a sixth sitting in the cockpit. 134 operations are marked on the nose and '134 Not Out'. Lancaster LS-J.
A second copy is annotated 'Rear Gunner Skipper F/Eng Midgunner B/Aimer W/Op Nav on leave'.

PVickersA1604.jpg
A group photograph of six aircrew under the fuselage of an aircraft, view of bottom left and all back row individuals truncated, submitted with caption; “Arthur Vickers crew. Left rear Bill Elsey, Bomb Aimer. Arthur Vickers left rear"

PGodfreyDC15070027.jpg
Six aircrew wearing parachute harnesses standing in line in front of a Wellington with name Marienne. A ladder is visible leading to entry hatch. Ground is sand covered and two of the crew are wearing shorts. The second photograph on the reverse…

PCaseyJ1509.jpg
Six aircrew wearing battledress, four wearing side caps and two wearing flying boots standing in a line by the rear turret of a Lancaster. In the background another Lancaster.
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