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White Commonwealth war graves headstone for Sergeant A J Dickerson wireless operator air gunner, 28 January 1942. Submitted with caption 'Grave marker Rechswald Cemetery'.

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Cross with 030296 Sgt A J Dickerson RAF, 28.1.42. Submitted with caption 'First grave marker Reichswald Cemetery'. On the reverse 'Re-interred Reichswald Forest Mil Cem, plot XI, Row B, Gr No 18'.

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Informs him that confirmation had been received through the Red Cross that his son was killed in action on 28 January 1942. He was buried in military cemetery in Düsseldorf.

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Notes that the remains of Sergeant A R Dickerson were removed from Düsseldorf cemetery and reverently re-interred in the Reichswald Forest British war cemetery.

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Thanks him for cable and that he had just finished the last of his leave. Mention staying on base until the rest of his crew apart from one were buried at Harrogate. The other crew member's body was sent to Dorchester for a private funeral. Writes of…

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Top - an RAF officer wearing tunic with pilot's brevet and medal ribbons sitting in the right hand seat of an aircraft cockpit looking back. Submitted with description 'S/Ldr Ron Churcher seated in an aircraft cockpit'.
Bottom - a group of German…

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Headstone on grave for Sergeant G Fletcher, air gunner, 14 January 1945. Submitted with description 'War grave of 106 Sqn Sgt G Fletcher RAFVR, air gunner (service number 1585386), St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France - Block "S". Plot 1. Row…

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Covering letter for the photograph of the temporary cross marking the grave of Aubrey and the other members of his crew. Photograph of the grave. On the reverse 'Grave 9-12, Row B, Plot. Brittish [sic] Military Cemetary, Bad Tolz, Durnbach, Germany.'

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Covering letter for a form that the Commission would like Aubrey's mother to complete to enable them to provide an appropriate headstone for Aubrey's grave. Specimen of the headstone.

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Letter is to inform his mother that Aubrey is being moved from his temporary grave to his final resting place.

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Letter sent in response to an enquiry about provision of a headstone for Aubrey's grave and obtaining a photograph of the grave. Letter informs his mother that the Imperial War Graves Commission provides head stones and that the British Legion have a…

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Letter from the Imperial War Graves Commission advising his mother that a head stone had been placed marking Aubrey's grave at the Durnbach War Cemetery and that the inscription that she had asked for had been inscribed and that if she wished to, she…

NDyerJH160108-01.pdf
On the right a newspaper cutting. Mentions that John Dyer failed to return from operation in January 1944. Gives account of RAF Missing Research and Enquiry Service findings on location of crash and the crew's graves. On the left a photograph of a…

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…

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Headstone for Flight lieutenant W A Colson DFM 17 December 1943. With trees in the background. Submitted with caption 'Modern colour photograph of CWGC headstone for WA Colson taken by W Harrison' Additional information bout this item was kindly…

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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…

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An account about an airman who parachuted to his death after his aircraft was shot down.

MTansleyEH149542-181113-08.pdf
Account of recovery of eight bodies from Ernest Tansley's aircraft and burial on 6 December 1943. Continues with account of bodies being exhumed after the war. Re-buried at Chalottenburg, Berlin.

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List details of graves and personnel buried. Includes Pilot Officer E H Tansley pilot RAF and inscription. At VIII.F.2.

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For Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery. For E H Tansley and crew in Plot 8 row F

MTansleyEH149542-161027-01.pdf
About Lancaster (ED655) of 57 Squadron over target 22/23 September 1943. Report on engagement on two enemy night fighters by mid-upper and rear gunners. First enemy aircraft claimed as destroyed. Damage to Lancaster engine sub-frame. Continues with…

MTansleyEH149542-160929-02.pdf
Account of attack by night fighter and subsequent crash on 2 December 1943 at Trebbin of Ernest Tansley's Lancaster. Plans of crash site and notification of where parts of the aircraft landed. Description of photos (not included). Includes eye…

EFiedlerMDowardA940920.pdf
Handwritten translation of original Germany reporting her request for information about the shooting down and death of her father. Writes that crew were buried on 6 December 1943 is St Anne's (?) Cemetery. They were shot down by a night fighter on 3…
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