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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…

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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Item 1 is an image of the graves of F/O Grayshan and Serg Berry, captioned 'The graves of Jonny and Red Berry'.
Item 2 is a Caterpillar Club membership card issued to Sgt Roy Maddock-Lyon, captioned 'Caterpillar Club Membership Card.'
Item 3 is a…

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Details of the funeral of the airmen at Vevey. A large number of wreaths adorned the coffins. A crowd described as 'extensive' attended. Annotated with 'Cost to Govt sf 7447.40 ED412 'O'
sf 300 ED 531
7747.40
sf 553.36 per man!'
On the second…

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A biography of Arthur Pritchard written by his daughter. It covers his training, operations and the night he was shot down. Despite speaking no French he was assisted to a hideout in Paris where he remained until Paris was liberated in August 1944.

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…

BPayneRBallFv1.jpg
Details of the funeral of Sergeant Frederick Charles Ball (1921 - 1944, 1161312 Royal Air Force) in Leicester, attended by four of the crew, including (Sir) Michael Beetham. The tragedy brought Reg and Ena closer together and they agreed not to get…

SJonesHB1866363v10012.jpg
A section with a header page, seven photographs and two letters.
The first page is the header which states 'The Crew'.
Photo 1 is a head and shoulders portrait of Hugh Jones, captioned 'Hugh Brenton Jones - Air Gunner'.
Photo 2 is a head and…

MBowerFG1575473-200123-060001.jpg
Details of the marking of headstones of War Graves.

MRedgraveHC743047-151002-060001.jpg
A document describing the activities of the Imperial War Graves Commission.

MDowningJJ418648-160914-11.jpg
A note with some details of the Lancaster crew of PB812. It includes the names of six airmen including Jeff Downing.

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His story begins in June 1941 when the Air Minister broadcast that a new cadet force was to be set up. Stan joined immediately. Initially they marched then received training in relevant subjects - Maths, Physics, Theory of Flight, Navigation, Morse…

BCopusPJCopusPJv.pdf
Account of Jim Copus's last operation to Frankfurt during which his 97 Squadron Lancaster was shot down by a Me 110 night fighter. Includes the task of air gunners, the engagement by the night fighter which disabled all hydraulics including those to…

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…

PWadesonTE16010012.jpg
Headstone for 1439406 Sergeant T E Wadeson, air gunner, Royal Air Force, 3 August 1943, age 21. To the left headstone for Sergeant Sneddon. On the reverse 'July 1959, Ohlsdorf'.

SWrightAC1149750v20186.jpg
Photograph 1 is a Swiss anti-aircraft gun manned by seven soldiers. It is annotated '75mm AA gun 3 batteries on Jura mountains fired 400 times night 12/13.7.43'
Photograph 2 is 14 airmen's coffins annotated 'ED412 'O' rear row ED 531 'T' front. I…

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…

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Account of the investigations of the Air Ministry Casualty Branch on the the fate of those declared missed in action.

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The exterior of the church viewed from the graveyard. Five or six people are standing by a grave.

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Item 1 is a photo of the inside of St Leonhard's church with an annotated cross indicating where George's grave is.
Item 2 is the crowded interior of the church, annotated '1958 by the Consecration our new church St Nikolaus with bishop Dr.…

SEllisRHG918424v10042-0001.jpg
A sketch of a specimen headstone with instructions for wording. Included is a note accompanying photographs of a temporary cross marking Roy's grave.
On the reverse is handwritten 'Burial Ground Eindhoven (Woensel) Gen Cem (EE-103) Holland'.

PPaineGH16010027.jpg
Tree photographs first captioned 'Swimming pool S.Rhodesia'.
Second captioned 'World View, Rhodes' Grave , Matobo'.
Third is captioned 'Shangani Monument, Matopos'.

SBakerDA19210428v10016.jpg
Left side. Titled 'South Africans at Szubin Oflag XXIB [..] 42, 43'. Nineteen men wearing a variety of uniform, five squatting down in front the others standing. In the background a single story brick building. Captioned 'Reg Allwoood (SR), Bush…

PCothliffKB15110072.jpg
A sketch map showing a route off the Creil to Martigny road, over a bridge then into a field. The route is through St Maximin.
Information supplied with the collection describes it as 'ANACR map original'. [French Resistance] and as a map drawn by…
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