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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…

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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.…

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Lists of crew and positions with some extra notes. First operation as crew 6 May 1944. Night operations May and June. July targets included Kiel, Stuttgart, Hamburg. Mentions crews missing. Daylight operationd to Trossy St Maximin and provides some…

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Photograph 1 is a half length portrait of a man wearing shirt and tie, seated in a chair, captioned ' Dr Syrach Larsen - Lisa's Father'.
Photograph 2 is a street scene with a curved road, lamp posts and trees, captioned 'The road outside Dr Larsen's…

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Head and shoulders portrait on an man wearing dark coat. Captioned 'To my friend Jack L Newton in remembrance of the passing of a bridge in Liege four years ago, signed Emile Witmeur, 15 Aug 1945'. On the reverse Witmeur, 195 1 de Camp[..] 57 Avenue…

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Fragments of document Intelligence School 9 entitled ‘Warning against giving Information about your escape or how you evaded capture’ Gives rules about safeguarding information. Signed by F/O CR Godfrey 146099 635 Squadron. Dated 2 September…

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A notice by Intelligence School 9 (Western European Area) for members of the armed services repatriated after escape or evasion with instructions as to what statements should be made. Signed by Herbert O’Hara on 1 September 1944.

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Brass escape compass with crazed glass

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Two escape maps, the first is of Germany at a very small scale, the second is of France, Benelux and Switzerland.

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Six head and shoulders portraits of Alexander Lamb and a page of English-Dutch phrases. They are captioned 'Escape pictures for use in fake docs if needed'.

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Photograph 1 is of Russ Johnstone in airman's uniform standing by a gate outside a church, it is captioned 'Russ Johnstone (Nav)'.
Photograph 2 is a head and shoulders photograph of Syd Marshall.
Cutting 1 describes a large raid heading to…

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Item 1 is a statement by Roy Maddock-Lyon on the events leading to the loss of the aircraft and his evasion and return to the UK.
Item 2 is a letter from the Air Ministry advising his parents that he is safe in Sweden. It is captioned 'RAF Letter…

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Describes events leading up to and including Jack Newton's last operation before crash landing in Belgium. Lists his crew and gives account of their attempts at evasion, meeting with Belgian helpers, moving to various safe houses and Jack Newton's…

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Noted not to be produced in public; a list of phrases in German, Spanish, French and Dutch.

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Article headlines: gallantry in captivity, awards to airmen, many lives saved in Germany. OBEs for Group Captain Laurence F Wray RCAF shot down March 1944 for work done on evacuation of Stalag Luft 3. Wing Commander (acting Group Captain) Henry…

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George Reid Williamson, smartly dressed in civilian clothes with a tartan tie, stands on a rooftop looking at the camera. Trees and buildings are seen in the background.

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George Reid Williamson dressed in a pinstriped jacket and dark trousers, leaning against a wood and wire fence, whilst reading a newspaper and smoking a cigarette. A wooded area is in the background. On the reverse ‘In the Bois de Boulogne during…

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Photograph 1 is 15 German airmen seated on a flight of steps. The main caption details how the Gruppe was sub-divided and a later caption reads 'German Night Fighter Squadron'.
Photograph 2 is a half length portrait of a man, woman and young girl,…

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Album page with eight black and white photographs various orientations. Captioned 'E Easy - they did 25 Operations in this Halifax'.
Top, Halifax bomber, ladder present against port wing at least two ground crew present.
Upper-mid-left photograph,…

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Log book for Sergeant Herbert O'Hara from 7 November 1942 to 9 September 1962. He was stationed with 12 Squadron at RAF Wickenby, where he flew Lancasters as navigator. The log book shows 14 night operations over France and Germany, with one to…

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Two story house with double door on left and Dutch roof. Captioned 'Villa "Bois le Comte", Gomze Andomont, 15 miles from Liege. Where we met Emile Witmeur on August 14 1941, Belgium'.

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AMartinA170830.mp3
Alfie Martin was born near Belfast in 1920. He applied for the Air Force but his mother was worried about the dangers and so he withdrew his application. He joined the army and when the RAF advertised for soldiers to transfer the RAF he volunteered.…

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Andy Andrews worked in a gentleman's outfitters shop and volunteered for the Air Force in 1941. He trained at RAF Cardington and Blackpool and after crewing up he flew operations with 10 Squadron from RAF Melbourne. He discusses the members of his…

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Bert Turner was a member of the Air Training Corps before the war. He volunteered for the Air Force and was called up 2 August 1942. After training he became a flight engineer with 196 Squadron. He flew some bombing and mine laying operations before…
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