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Target photograph of Walcheren showing coast with sea to right and land with lagoon in centre. Captioned 'Walcheren, Wad, 7.10.44 //8" 6000 070 13554, 14 x 1000 C21 F/O Ward Smith S. 463'.

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Reconnaissance photograph showing coast with breached sea wall. Town in centre.

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Front quarter view of a Lancaster with several bomb trollies underneath and a bomb being hoisted into bomb bay while two ground crew conduct load with others looking on. Partial view of nose art.

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Front quarter view of Lancaster with bomb being loaded by ground crew. Fuel bowser in front. Aircraft has devil nose art with words 'Nick the Nazi Neutralizer'. Gantry by port inner and an airman on top of wing.

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Two airmen in the process of loading a bomb in bomb bay of a Lancaster.

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Air-to-air view of a Lancaster with bombs falling below. Another aircraft above to the left and another bottom right.

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Introductory letter from Sir Arthur Harris for Hamish Mahaddie, in support of Mahaddie's post-war lecture tour of Australia and New Zealand. Harris greets Bomber Command veterans and describes the significance of their contribution to the war.…

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Target photograph showing canal running top to bottom with open countryside each side. Explosion in the centre. Captioned '7438 WAD/1/2.4.45//NT 7"9750 128 1914 GRAVENHORST.D'. Two versions of image.

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Four photographs on a card captioned 'Koln 1945'. Two are of the main bridges, road and rail, destroyed by the bombing and two views of the devastation around the cathedral.
On the reverse 'Morning after! Cologne Photographed by navigator W. Alan…

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The railway bridge destroyed during the bombing, with the cathedral behind.

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A list of the crew of three aircraft with results of a bombing exercise.
On the reverse is a quotation from Madame Bovary.

LArrowsmithDR427789v1.pdf
Pilots flying log book for Douglas Ross Arrowsmith, covering the period from 15 January 1943 to 3 September 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at 1 Elementary Flying Training School RAF RAAF…

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Alan writes that he has been in London. He travelled back by train and ferry. Then via Brussels and then train the next day into Germany where a lot of the towns had been bombed.
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LWoolleyA19240610v1.pdf
Navigator’s, air bomber’s and air gunner’s flying log book for A Woolley, flight engineer. Covering the period from 6 July 1943 to 25 June 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at 1654…

LSproatesHB1107339v1.pdf
Harrison Sproates’ Flying Log Book as wireless operator from 3rd January 1941 until 29th May 1944. Training was at No. 2 Signals School, No. 1 Air Gunnery School, and 13 Operational Training Unit. Posted to 244 Squadron for operations in the Middle…

SGrewB[Ser#-DoB]v10001.pdf
Flight Sergeant Archibald Steele’s Flying Log Book as a pilot and flight engineer from 20th April 1943 to 10th September 1945. Flying training started with 19 Elementary Flying Training School then at 12 and 36 Service Flying Training Schools in…

BBrabinHWBrabinHWv1.pdf
Harry joined the Royal Australian Air Force on 25 June 1942 as a wireless operator/air gunner and received his initial training in Australia before going to Canada for his trade training.

He sailed on the SS Johan Van Barneve to San Francisco and…

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Amongst reports of air raids, a 100th birthday and other local news a description of the actions leading to James being awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.

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Reports of air raids on London and Berlin, the exchange of British internees with German airmen, film reviews, preparations in America, a royal visit, the study of Islandic, reader letters and advertisements accompanied by photographs.

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Reports from Romania, battles over London, air raids in Berlin, speeches from the House of Commons and the sinking of a German troopship. Includes a cartoon strip and advertisements for local businesses.

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