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PCameronD2021.jpg
Eleven men, eight standing behind and three squatting in front all, bar one in overalls, wearing battledress. In the background a Lancaster with 30 bomb symbols on the fuselage. Submitted with caption 'Don Cameron’s Ground Crew Witchford 1944'.

PCameronD2020.jpg
Ten airmen wearing battledress and side caps squatting and standing in two rows. In the background an open bomb bay of a Lancaster. Submitted with caption 'Don Cameron’s Ground Crew Withford 1944'.

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Two photographs of Jim.
Photo 1 is submitted with caption; “Self Dec. 1943”.
Photo 2 has Jim standing beside a Lancaster tyre and is submitted with caption; “At 514 Sqdn, Waterbeach.”

PEleyNJ1631.jpg
Lincoln on dispersal next to a runway, submitted with caption; “One of our Lincoln bombers at Leconfield.”)

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Nine ground crew and six aircrew under the nose of Lancaster 'N'. The ground crew are working on bombs on bomb trolleys. The aircrew are dressed in flying kit. On the reverse stamped 'Daily Sketch Copyright', 'Graphic Photo Union' and handwritten…

PCarpenterRB1601.jpg
First photograph seven individuals standing, seven sitting cross legged on the ground, posed under the nose of a Halifax Mk 2. Aircraft parked on it's dispersal, wheel chocked, battery trolley plugged in.
Second photograph is of the same 14…

PThomasAF20010044.jpg
The two images are the same except photo 1 is in b/w and photo 2 is colourised. The view is of starboard side and from the rear. The closest aircraft is WP-V.
The colourised image is captioned '90 Sqdn Stirlings Tuddenham 1944'.

PThomasAF20010043.jpg
Photo 1 is an air-to-air view of two Stirlings flying in formation.
Photo 2 is a Stirling on the ground with two aircraft flying overhead.

PEvansD17030034.jpg
Three views of Lancaster under maintenance.
Photo 1 has an engine trestle at the nose. In front is a tractor with a bomb trailer.
Photo 2 has several engine access frames under the engines and a long stepladder at the nose.
Photo 3 has access…

PEvansD17030032.jpg
A side view of a Lancaster parked on a circular pan. In the distance are three more Lancasters and part of a hangar.

PPearceAT16010064.jpg
A Lancaster with light paint scheme parked on hard-standing with bomb bay doors open. In the foreground and airman (Arthur Pearce) wearing battledress with half brevet, ribbons and pathfinder badge holding barrel of an aircraft machine gun with butt…

PWrightJA18010003.jpg
Halifax Mk 2 squadron letter F, taken from the front, with two rows posed in front, 19 individuals, mix of aircrew and ground crew. Bomb trolley front right with bomb redacted. Airfield dispersal background.

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Left side of Halifax Mk 2 nose, with nine ground crew standing in two rows, airfield dispersal background.

Nose art visible showing number of operations and character illustration.

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Wellington parked in front of trees

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Top - a group of six aircrew wearing tunic and side cap in front of a Wellington. David Donaldson is third from the left. In the background trees.
Middle - a group of six aircrew standing in front of a Wellington. Five are wearing tunic and side…

PGibbonT1506.jpg
Seven aircrew, six standing, one seated, in front of Lancaster, V, on an airfield dispersal. All the men are in flying suits and boots. Behind the crew, under the aircraft, can be seen one other man in uniform. Nose art with head and shoulders of a…

PGibbonT1507.jpg
Seven aircrew, six seated on bomb trolley, with pilot standing, in front of Lancaster, E, parked on dispersal. All aircrew wearing flight suits. Some are wearing Mae Wests.

PCluettAV1507.jpg
Rear quarter view of Lancaster 'VN-P' parked on hard-standing with three rows of bombs in the foreground. On the reverse '50 Sqd Skellingthorpe, about D Day, Yanky [sic] 1000 lb bomb GP, English 500 ", AVC, ND991, 50 Sqd - Flt Refuelling - BDU - 22…

PCoultonWA16010025.jpg
Top left - three buildings in the middle distance with scrub in foreground. Captioned 'A & B Flight'. Top right - a number of buildings in the middle distance with hills in the background. Captioned '32 Squadron Dispersal'. Middle left - in the…

Vera Willis.jpg
Vera Willis volunteered for the Women's Auxiliary Air Force because she wanted to be a driver. Her driving career in the RAF involved driving driving aircrew to dispersal.This content is available as embedded video:

PMabeyBC1605.jpg
Bernard Mabey was born in London and experienced the Blitz at first hand. He was a member of the Air Training Corps in 1941 before volunteering for the RAF. He trained as an air frame mechanic at RAF Locking. His first posting was RAF Marston Moor…

PCoultonWA1608.jpg
William Coulton was born in Derbyshire and worked as an errand boy for the Co-Op until he joined the Royal Air Force in 1943, aged 18. He trained as a flight mechanic and was posted to 115 Squadron at RAF Witchford where he worked on Lancasters. He…

PRaettigDW16030004.jpg
Seven aircrew stand in back row wearing Mae Wests and parachute harnesses. Five wear side caps and two peaked caps. Twelve airmen are sitting or squatting in front wearing battledress or cold weather clothing. In the background the front of a Halifax…

PRaettigDW16030003.jpg
Large group of air and ground crew standing on the port wing and forward fuselage of a Halifax. One aircrew is standing with foot on a chock by the port undercarriage. There is one man looking out from a cockpit window. The aircraft has nose art of a…
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