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Accident report for Halifax II, 78 Squadron, pilot J Jenkinson. Notes port engine cut - petrol shortage. Captain could have landed earlier. Flt engineer must have misjudged [....], recommends no further action. Note with title and date.

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Letter from relation of Harry Binns navigator who had been killed in a crash. Asks Bill to tell Mrs Binns about Harry's last days. provides some information about Harry and asks him to share any experiences.

AMcCulloughF210621.mp3
Fred McCullough discusses his series of abstract art works which are an homage to his uncle.

YPattissonC1264245v1.pdf
Transcription of day by day account of activities from 19 April 1942 to 3 October 1942. Commences with photograph of Squadron in front of Halifax and of pilots on training course (Pattisson top left), Records daily activities, casualties, losses of…

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Two photographs. Top - rear turret and wrecked rear fuselage. Bottom - aircraft wreckage in woods. Submitted with caption 'JB873'.

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Three photographs and accompanying text. Top left - four German servicemen crouch alongside partly visible body in a woods. Captioned 'Sgt Webb (wounded) later died in hospital (Weert). Laid wounded in this wood all night (from midnight) until found…

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Describes log books. Mentions August 1943 accident leading to no entries for September 1943. Gained commission in RAF in 1948. Mentions flying first jet in November 1948 and two incidents while flying and that he had shortened his name from…

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Posed out side a house, complete with kitbag. From information kindly supplied by the donor. 'P.O. Reg Harrison leaving the small hamlet of Finnie, Sask. to catch the train for the trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia and then set sail for England and…

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Two photographs, the first is of fire fighting the burning wreckage, damaged buildings in background. From information kindly supplied by the donor, 'Attempts to put out the fire after the bomb load expired after the crash on take-off. The crash took…

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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…

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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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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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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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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…

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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'.

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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…

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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…

BYeomanHTYeomanHTv1-01.pdf
Starts with a poem and then a series of stories which together form the memoirs of Harold Yeoman, an officer who served in Bomber Command during the war, initially as a pilot on Wellingtons and then as an Intelligence Officer. He relates 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,…

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Lists details of Peter Jenkinson's aircraft, date, squadron, base, place of crash, names of crew.

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States that Flying Officer Jones and crew failed to return from operation to Stuttgart on 28 January 1945. After attack by German night fighter Lancaster PB638 ('O - Oboe') crashed at Michelbach, Aglasterhausen. Tells of local man designing and…

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Translation from newspaper article reporting Philip Jenkinson's visit to Michelbach. Notes that Philip himself was shot down in Halifax south of Augsburg and he visited Michelbach a few days ago and saw memorial to his brothers crew who crashed…
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