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Reply to a letter asking information about a friend, Sergeant J McCormick. Regrets to inform her that he had been reported killed in action on 4 April 1943 and was laid to rest in Eindhoven, Netherlands.

BPayneTPGunningFVv1.pdf
A biography of Vivian, born in Beaminster in 1920. He trained at Aldergrove and served at Bassingbourne, Wattisham, West Raynham, Watton then Wyton. Losses were high. He was shot down near Le Bourget, his two crew members dying with him. Additional…

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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.

BWhitwellHJWhitwellHJv2.pdf
A detailed account of an operation on Friday, 8th October 1943. The crew of Lancaster 'N for Nan' were Pilot PPilot Officer John Charles Peter Taylor from London, Flying Officer Stewart Stubby bomb aimer from Herefordshire, Warrant Officer James…

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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…

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This account was written by Henry for publication in 'The Digger'. Henry recounts that in 2010 he became aware that the National Lottery were awarding grants to veterans to visit places with special memories for them, he applied and was successful.…

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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…

MColsonWA141402-160415-01.pdf
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.

MFryHL413129-200304-05.pdf
Account from 2003 in German and English of research started in 1997. Shows aerial photo of crash site. Excavations in 1999 discovered parts of aircraft and remains of crew which were then buried in Berlin war cemetery in year 2000. Reports…

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Refers to letter of 10 May 1944 stated they had passed on a request to the British Red Cross to enquire about his son's cuff-links but they replied that no personal effects on any crew member had been recovered. Goes on to outline new enquiries since…

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Account of scattering ashes of Harold Dryhurst over Stanstead airport. He was killed in an aircraft crash. Includes accounts of funeral and of accident.

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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