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Hazel Carby discusses her father Carl's early life in Jamaica, his experiences training in Canada and serving as aircrew in the RAF, and how he and his family were treated in London in the post war period.

She also discusses her research into her…

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Reg is sitting under the aircraft before the bombs have been loaded. From information kindly supplied by the donor. 'Harrison sitting on the bomb trolley, on a bomb canister. This was a mixed load of bombs consisting of 4000lb Cookie, several 500lb…

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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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Gives excuses for poor correspondence. Mentions he has now been on squadron for a month and still likes it. Catches up with her recent news and activities. Sends late birthday greetings. Mentions he has just had leave after completing five trips in a…

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Writes that he is on leave and they were having beautiful weather. Relates his journey on leave via Hull and Leeds and tells of his activities. Mentions a day in London and catches up with news of friend who had transferred to Mosquito and had many…

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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…

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From birth in 1920 until operational pilot in 1944. Covers early life in Battersea and Morden in London, family life, school and first jobs after leaving school at 14 years old. Describes family experiences at beginning of the war volunteering for…

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Air Forces in India pilots flying log book for J D McCredie, covering the period from 12 August 1942 to 24 December 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and post war flying. He was stationed at RAAF Temora, RAAF Point Cook, RAF South…

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Extracts from log book from July 1944 on No 1 LFS and 625 Squadron on operations flying Lancasters and Oxfords on beam approach training, and then onto 156 Squadron in September 1944 until May 1945. There is also a summary of operations flown on 156…

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Reconnaissance photograph of an oil refinery on a peninsular with large plume of smoke from upper right area. Explanatory note underneath mentions target 'VALLO (Near Oslo) oil refinery'. Submitted with description 'Reconaissance [sic] photograph…

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Top - a runway with FIDO aflame on edges. A Mosquito is landing on left side. Submitted with description 'Mosquito landing with the aid of FIDO. Date and location not recorded'.
Bottom - side by side target photographs of port area showing aiming…

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Oblique aerial photograph of an industrial site with most buildings destroyed and many without roofs. Captioned 'Krupps - Essen'. Submitted with description 'Oblique aerial photo showing damage to Krupps factory in Essen'.

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Reconnaissance photograph showing a river running top to bottom and a bridge crossing in the middle with several spans down. There are many craters on both sides of the river. Explanatory note 'NIENBURG BRIDGE over the river Weser after the attack by…

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Oblique aerial photograph of a town totally destroyed. Submitted with description 'Oblique aerial photo showing bomb damage to an unidentified known urban area'.

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Target photograph showing explosions and smoke. Submitted with description 'Target photograph. Location and date not stated. A Lancaster at a slightly lower altitude can be seen at the bottom of the photo'.

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Side by side photographs showing on the left an industrial area with roads and buildings and on the right the same area with most of the structures destroyed. Explanatory text underneath 'Zeitz. The left hand photograph shows this synthetic oil plant…

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Left and right - side by side reconnaissance photographs showing on the left a town with river flowing top to bottom with buildings and roads. On the right - large areas bottom left quadrant shows destroyed buildings and craters. Explanatory text…

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Left - full face portrait of an airman wearing tunic with flight engineer brevet. Submitted with description 'Full-face photo of unidentified flight engineer'. Right - reconnaissance photograph of a dam across the upper of two rivers with text…

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Workshop with twisted metal framework remains. A man in uniform standing bottom centre. Captioned 'Krupps'. Submitted with description 'Photo of damaged Krupps factory with an unidentified man in military uniform in the foreground'.

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Inside view of workshop with damaged machinery and structure. Submitted with description 'Air Ministry photo No. CL 2387. First pictures taken inside Krupps. Interior views of the devastated Krupps Works at Essen, the big gun factory. Taken on 11 Apr…

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Air-to-air view of a large formation of Lancasters flying over a town surrounded by open countryside. A river runs from middle left to right with a bridge in middle with town on far side. Submitted with description 'Photo numbered C3186. Showing…

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Cartoon with two men standing in front of a stone inscribed with names. In the background bombed buildings. Above a four engine bomber. Submitted with description 'Photo of a cartoon of Hitler and Goering standing in front of bomb damaged stone with…

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Destroyed industrial site with just tangled metal framework remaining. A man in uniform standing centre at bottom. Submitted with description 'Photo of a bomb-damaged machine shop at Krupps Works, Essen. An unidentified serviceman in battledress is…

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In the foreground a railway track with completely destroyed buildings beyond. Part of a ship top left and some remains of cranes and loading equipment in the background. Submitted with description 'RAF picture of Hamburg docks showing bomb damage to…

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