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PHarrisonRW21040032.jpg
A Lancaster that has landed with its wheels up. From information kindly supplied by the donor. 'This picture shows how my tour of ops ended. My tour started with a crash when I went on my 2nd dickey trip & the crew brought back a 500lb bomb that…

SHoganPJ436464v30007.jpg
Colour Google Earth image of open countryside with river running top to bottom, road from left with small village to top left. A few farms dotted about. Yellow pin captioned 'Crash site OS Map Ref 860-596'.

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EHoganPJHoganDH450321-0001.jpg
Catches up with recent family news and mentions death of relative and a friend. Says he has no fear of death himself but tries to keep prepared as best he could. Writes of interrogation over his accident and relates eye witness account that only 40…

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PFOMetheringhamAF19050018.jpg
Remains of a crashed aircraft in open ground with two men looking at wreckage on the right, Submitted with description 'Photograph of crashed Hampden. Location and date unrecorded'.

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PFOMetheringhamAF19040054.jpg
Top - an airman wearing tunic and side cap with his arm around a woman wearing dress and hat. In the background a window. Submitted with description 'Photo of an RAF airman in service dress with a civilian woman. Identities and location…

PFOMetheringhamAF19040041.jpg
An airman wearing tunic and side cap standing on wing by cockpit of a crashed Battle resting in a field with no undercarriage and bent propeller. Submitted with description 'P/O Peter Ward-Hunt standing on starboard wing of crashed Battle'.

PFOMetheringhamAF19040003.jpg
Top - head and shoulders portrait of an RAF officer sitting looking back from the pilot's seat of an aircraft. Submitted with description 'S/Ldr Ron Churcher in the pilot's seat of an aircraft. Date and place unknown'.
Bottom - distant view from…

PHarrisonRW2103.jpg
Reg Harrison grew up on a farm in Saskatchewan and enjoyed watching aircraft when they flew over. He had his first flight as a youngster when he was lent five dollars by a shopkeeper. He volunteered for aircrew as soon as he was of age and began his…

LLayneWH963102v1.pdf
Observer’s and air gunner’s flying log book for Walter Henry lane, wireless operator/air gunner, covering the period from 19 October 1940 to 23 September 1943, when he was shot down and became a prisoner of war. He was stationed at RAF Penrhos,…

CWagnerHW-170719-01.jpg
Map of part of Holland, close to the German border and the Ruhr, showing the crash sites of a Halifax on the 18 December 1944 and a Manchester on 13 March 1942.

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…

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'.

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.

MFryHL413129-200304-05.pdf
Account from 2003 in German and English of research started in 1997. Shows aerial photo of crash site. Excavations in 1999 discovered parts of aircraft and remains of crew which were then buried in Berlin war cemetery in year 2000. Reports…

CFryHL-200304-01.jpg
Black and white map with Oranienburg just above centre. Black dot indicating Lancaster crash site between villages of Lehnitz and Schmachtenhagen.
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