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Article about Jack Newton, their Wellington's landing on fire in Antwerp and his subsequent escape with help from Belgian citizens.

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Gives account of event when Wellington W5421 of 12 Squadron landed on fire at Antwerp Deurne on 5/6 August 1941. Notes that all crew except Jack Newton became prisoners of war He became the first airman to reach UK using the Comète escape line.…

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Cathedral spire surrounded by multistorey buildings around the grand market square. Captioned 'Bale out - bale out!!. Not b----y likely, we're below the height of the cathedral!!!'.

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Account of downing of a Wellington aircraft and subsequent actions..

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Map showing airfield where aircraft crash landed and locations used while evading.

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Map of city with airfield highlighted in yellow and circled in red.

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Includes photographs of twelve squadron officers, the crashed aircraft, some of the crew, Jack and Mary Newton and Sgt R D Porteous. Recounts the last sortie of the crew to Aachen when they had to jettison their bombs, an engine caught fire and they…

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Writes that he had not found out how Langlois was arrested but it seem that the Belgian he was with had been betrayed. Asks about his activates after the war and tells a little of his own. Says he is enclosing report. Report covers the crash landing…

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Thanks him for his letter and says that he had not been helped in his enquiries by the Belgian escape service. Writes of a member of his group that was shot by the Germans and that he had now traced the escape line from the beginning. List names and…

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Writes of his investigation into Belgian people involved in trying to help his crew escape after they had crashed in Belgium. He gives names and locations of those involved and notes that many had been arrested by the Germans. Gives detailed…

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Letter to Jack Newton's pilot providing more information about the Belgian people who had been involved in the escape line to help his crew. Includes places they stayed and show linkage of the organisation. Includes information on Belgian resistance…

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Letter to Jack Newton's pilot from a member of the Belgian escape line He says he still does not know why Jack Newton was the only one of the crew to get successfully back to England. He goes on to describe in details his research into the trail of…

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Shows Lancaster having bounced along runway after landing leavening bits of aircraft behind. The mid-upper turret has bounced out of aircraft and one aircrew is hanging underneath it. Another's persons legs can be seen protruding from front lower…

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A very short memoir of N G Prescott, a wireless operator with 12 Squadron. He completed eight operations but on his ninth he was reported missing at Munich.

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The letter expresses regret and sympathy on the loss of his son in a flying accident.

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Top right - rear quarter view of an AT6 with foreword starboard fuselage panels removed. Bent propeller to right, A man wearing flying jacket stands behind starboard wing root. In the background trees and a hut. Captioned 'No Doc Did''nt [sic] do…

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Top left - a man wearing overalls standing on the port wing by the cockpit of a Harvard. The aircraft number part 'B-5' is visible
Bottom right - mangled wreckage, probably unidentified aircraft. In the background corrugated wall with window on…

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Two cuttings referring to RAF Neepawa.
Item 1 shows a Tiger Moth, a ground crew woman and two airmen.
Item 2 is an article about local businesses supporting the RAF. It also describes Commonwealth and British pilots.

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Four photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is an Oxford on its nose, captioned 'An Oxford visits us'.
Photo 2 and 3 are a Harvard, AJ943, upside down, captioned '-and John got out & walked away'.
Photo 4 is a Harvard upside down, captioned 'Digger…

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The letter contains news from Bagotville.

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A side view of two crashed aircraft. The first aircraft has damage to the rea and the second, an Anson, has been damaged at the front. On the reverse 'Dickie Reid shows the Canadians what the RAF can do!! SFTS 42'.
A second image of the accident…

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An Avro Lincoln RA682 that has swung on landing and the undercarriage collapsed. The propellers are all showing damage. It is annotated 'SCM 2780/G Crashed Aircraft 24.4.51'.

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A Lancaster with its fuselage broken into sections in a field. In one photograph a man is sitting in the pilot's seat. The first image is annotated 'Fortune was kind! To me. The day after'.

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The letter advises Mrs Turner that her son is seriously ill after a flying accident.
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