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SHookKG195765v10073.pdf
These report the crash of the Stirling where Ken was the sole surviving crew member, and five children were killed, on the 1 December 1943.

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Incident 1. Describes ground loop on engine run up for take off. Pilot subsequently posted away.
Incident 2. Describes watching another aircraft taking off when its flaps fell down and bomb doors opening as it reached take off speed on the runway.…

MMarsdenJ1591984-151027-03.pdf
A detailed memoir of the operation to Mailly-le-Camp when Lancaster JB314 crashed, killing all eight crew on board. It includes a detailed description by Michel, a teacher at Courboin. The remains of the airmen are collected and buried with ceremony.…

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Photo 1 is of a crash site, captioned ' "Tubby" Spears buys it.
This is probable that this was Donald Seymour Spiers of 218 Squadron. He died 22 April 1945 when Lancaster NF994 crashed at Depden Green.
Photo 2 is of a crash site, captioned '…

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A side view of two crashed aircraft. The first aircraft has damage to the rear 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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Translation of two articles about Philip Jenkinson aircraft being shot down and after the war trying to find the location of the crash. Notes that he was amongst party of prisoners of war taken to view damage by bombing in Munich. Annotated 'From 10…

SFieldPL907804v10015.pdf
Author writes to inform him concerning the accident in which his son, who was flying as a wireless operator, was killed. Details eye witness accounts of aircraft diving into ground and all crew were killed. Court of enquiry were unable to determine…

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States that he managed to bail out before plane crashed. Would be moved to permanent camp soon. Request wife not to send anything yet.

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1:20,000 map showing the area to the west of Spa, Belgium with the possible track of Derrick Allen's Lancaster to the crash site near Vieux Pre marked in red. It is annotated with an arrow to Dusseldorf at the top and with figures 1 to 5. Captioned…

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Trail of aircraft which has run over a road into a field. A group of people stand on the side of road.

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PGouldS19100026.jpg
On the left the track left by aircraft as it crossed road and on the right a Lancaster wheels up with broken wing rests in a field. Some people around the aircraft.

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A letter and envelope from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie. Harry writes about life at Redbrae including his flying training, flying rifles to Edinburgh, a Fokker plane crashing with no serious injuries and an air raid exercise.

BLanningWPalmerRAMv1.pdf
The story of an attack by Pathfinders of 35,105,109 and 582 Squadrons 23 December 1944. Tribute to Robert pPalmer and thirty comrades who died with him. Contains history of Battle of the Bulge. Description of Oboe system. List of aircraft and crews…

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Top left - a line of Tiger Moths parked, in the background right a control tower. Top right - parked Tiger Moth captioned 'Tiger Moth No 72, the first kite I flew on'. Centre middle a fuel bowser in front of a Tiger Moth with man on top wing…

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Two Tiger Moths upside down on a grass airfield after a collision. The right hand Tiger Moth's nose is under the rear fuselage of the one on the left. Several men are standing by or climbing on the aircraft. On the reverse 'Typical prang, RAF Mount…

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Close up of the rear cockpit of a Tiger Moth with another Tiger Moths nose and propeller buried in the rear cockpit of the first. Both aircraft are inverted. On the reverse 'Bloke in the back bought it, RAF Mount Hampden, 1941, S. Rhodesia'.

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In the foreground, four airmen, two standing and two sitting around a stove on the ground in long grass. To the left a car with open door. In the background a Tiger Moth with several men standing around it. On the reverse 'Forced landing in the bush,…

LMcMahonT1061081v1.pdf
Observer's and air gunner's flying log book for Thomas McMahon covering the period 29 December 1940 to 31 August 1942. Details his training and operational duties. He flew one night time and one daylight operation with 77 Squadron in Whitley aircraft…

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A memoir written by a Royal Australian Air Force wireless operator. Firstly he describes major events in the war but he continues with his own experience training in Canada then commencing further training in the UK. Only three pages are…

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Five photographs of a Halifax Mk III 'ZA-X'.
Photograph 1 is a modern side view of a Halifax, captioned ' Halifax Mk III 'ZA-X''.
Photograph 2 is a Halifax on fire, captioned ' The plane coming down on fire.'
Photograph 3 is the rear of its…

SMaddockLyonR2205669v10006.jpg
Five photographs of the crashed Halifax Mk 3 'ZA-X'.
Photograph 1 is captioned 'Remains of Mid-Upper Gun Turret'.
Photograph 2 is captioned 'A Propeller'.
Photograph 3 is captioned 'Remains of Rear Gun Turret'.
Photograph 4 is captioned 'Engine,…

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An extract from Tee Emm magazine about a pilot that died doing unauthorised low flying. It refers to a dozen other accidents where pilots and crew lost their lives doing low flying.

MAllenDJ1880966-150901-07.pdf
Recounts that Derrick Allen contacted a M Rudi Simon who lived in Tongess, Belgium through the Association of Veterans. M Simon was researching aircraft brought down in the local area. Derrick Allen had stated that he would like to visit the where…
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