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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…

MColsonWA141402-160415-01.pdf
Includes early life and marriage. Joined the RAFVR and served on 9 Squadron and served full tours on Whitley, Halifax and Wellington. Mentions his pilot and award of DFM and promotion. Went to 97 Squadron in 1943. Was navigator/bomb aimer. Gives…

BCameronDCameronDv1.pdf
Writes of travelling to Scotland before start of the war and then joining the RAF Volunteer Reserve. Continues with account of training in England before going to Lakeland Florida for primary flying training, Cochran field for basic and advanced…

PBridgmanA2001.jpg
Small pieces of aircraft laid out on blue paper. Captioned 'Hampden Mk 1, L4049, Sqn Ldr Antony O Bridgman, RAF 83 Squadron/Scampton, Op: Berlin, Bethin, 24 Sept 1940'.

BBeisleyJWTBeisleyJWTv1.pdf
Outlines his training and 30 operations on 433 Squadron flying Halifax and then Lancaster. Writes of Halifax crash shortly after arriving and describes his actions on a busy night on an operation to Bochum when they were hit by antiaircraft fire.…

PHaggerJ2039.jpg
Aircraft engine with other pieces of mangled metal lying on grass in foreground. Other pieces of wreckage scattered about. Three men standing in distance. On the reverse 'Spitfire L.P. 85, RAF Leuchars/48'.

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PHaggerJ2038.jpg
Mangled piece of aircraft wreckage (part of fuselage) in foreground with man standing in middle distance and trees behind on left. Captioned 'Exhibit F'.

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PHaggerJ2037.jpg
Various pieces of mangled aircraft wreckage spread out on hangar floor. Identifiable part of wing and undercarriage in foreground. Captioned 'Exhibit N'.

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PHaggerJ2036.jpg
Mangled piece of metal wreckage. Captioned 'Exhibit [..]' and pointing to 'Fracture'.

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PHaggerJ2035.jpg
Open ground with pieces of aircraft wreckage scattered about over a wide area. Captioned 'Exhibit B'.

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MPrickettTO40427-161011-020001.jpg
An account about an airman who parachuted to his death after his aircraft was shot down.

LMitchellJEF550261v1.pdf
L Mitchell’s air gunner’s flying log book covering the period from 1 July 1936 to 17 September 1941. Detailing his flying training and operations flown as air gunner. He was stationed at Upper Heyford, Driffield, Boscombe Down and Linton-on-Ouse…

PMitchellJEF16010059.jpg
Stone tablet in field noting that Captain Albert Ball fell on this spot fighting gloriously 7th May 1917. A gentleman wearing suit stands behind stone. On the reverse 'A Ball UC'.

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PMitchellJEF16010058.jpg
A biplane A857[?] upside down with tail in a pond with top wing on bank. Two servicemen look on from the right. In the background wooden buildings.

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BMitchellJEFMitchellJEFv10001.jpg
Writes of being attacked by fighters on an operation to Norway. Mentions flying over oceans, combatting weather conditions, the stress of returning with damaged aircraft and worried about possible ditching. Goes on to discuss other worries of engine…

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SNewtonJL742570v10062.jpg
Article about Jack Newton, their Wellington's landing on fire in Antwerp and his subsequent escape with help from Belgian citizens.

SNewtonJL742570v10021.jpg
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.…

SNewtonJL742570v10015.jpg
Account of downing of a Wellington aircraft and subsequent actions..

SNewtonJL742570v10014.jpg
Map showing airfield where aircraft crash landed and locations used while evading.

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SNewtonJL742570v10013.jpg
Map of city with airfield highlighted in yellow and circled in red.

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MNewtonJL742570-160715-030001.jpg
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…

EWitmeurEVLangloisRB451207.pdf
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…

EWitmeurEVLangloisRB451014-0001.jpg
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…

EWitmeurEVLangloisRB450927-0001.jpg
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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