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Gives account of last (and 7th) operation to Schweinfurt 26/27 April 1944. His Lancaster was shot down and the pilot, wireless operator, flight engineer, and both gunners were killed. The bomb aimer and navigator (Bob Burns) were made prisoners of…

Account of last operation to Schweinfurt on 25 April 1944. Describes attack by night fighter. Aircraft spinning down and Bob eventually blown out of aircraft by explosion and parachuted to safety. Initially evaded but captured while injured. Recalls…

Draft of memoir with contents page - giving service history. Followed by pages with reference to photographs for name and rank, deferred service, ground training dates and places, training in Canada, back home for service flying, 5 Group, 51 base,…

A list of Bob and his crew. A colour drawing of their Halifax and the location of their graves in Normandy.

Bob's grave at Tilly-sur-Seuelles Commonwealth War Cemetery.

A view of rows of graves. On the reverse 'British Military Cemetary [sic] Singapore Oct 1946'.

A letter from the British Red Cross and Order of St John of Jerusalem sent to Mrs Joan Broderick concerning her husband, Kenneth, whose whereabouts is still unknown. The letter includes the information of two of Kenneth's crew members, Sergeant…

Top - distant view of cemetery with rows of headstones and memorial. Road leads up to gate on right. Captioned 'British War Cemetery'.
Bottom - view across rooftops to hill in the distance with tower on top. Domed building in middle ground.…

Top left - view of three rows of white headstones in cemetery. Captioned 'British War Cemetery, Rheinberg, Germany'.
Bottom right - a name wearing suit standing between rows of white headstones in a cemetery. Captioned 'Daddy visiting Bob's grave in…

A certificate for a burial plot purchased by Lars Cornelius Christian Andersen.

A transfer certificate attached to the burial plot purchased by Lars Andersen. This transfer allows Catherine Christian to use the plot in the event of his death.
A further handwritten note states 'Molly Andersen widow of :- Lars Cornelius Christian…

Two photographs of the burial of British airmen at Vevey. The coffins have union flags draped over. There is a large attendance in the background. One photograph is annotated 'First photo of 14 graves taken by Mrs Desborough, Vevey Burial service in…

Rocks surrounding a flat stone with metal plaque. On the reverse 'Have you seen this picture before "Rhodes Grave, Worlds View Matopos'" all solid rock too, taken by me'.

In the foreground, propellers mounted on poles with grave crosses and trees in the background. Two versions of the same image, the second submitted with information 'img437'.

View across a cemetery with many grave white stone cross headstones. In the distance a memorial building.

Made out for Castleford and Glasshoughton Joint Committee. Made out for Mrs Arther Pawson at space 90 in section Q of New Cemetery cost 10 shillings and sixpence. Annotated 'Grandma, my mother's mother'. On the reverse 'Further [....] 25th January…

Two photographs taken at a ceremony at Overloon War Cemetery. Children are standing at each grave.

Faded image show an honour guard of troops with rifles on the left with other people in the background. Iron railings behind troops

Certificate of burial for Roy Chadwick in parish of Woodford in city of Chester on 27 August 1947. Annotated 'Grave Number M.W. B13 and 14'.

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…

A newspaper cutting with news of Charlie Warner's death.

Clara's grave festooned with flowers. Information supplied with the collection states 'Clara Thorpe (Diver)’s grave at Welling Kent. Died 2nd May 1951.'

Research notes about the collision of two Lancasters over Branston.

Combat report by Flying Officer V S Breckenridge. Relates first attack by fighter killed wireless operator and wounded rear and mid-upper gunners as well as damaging the aircraft. Second fighter attack caused more damage and the pilot and navigator…
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