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Mary Ward joined the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force in 1940. She served briefly at RAF Driffield but mostly at RAF Linton on Ouse. She trained as a cook before being moved to duties as a map officer. She prepared maps for briefings and debriefings.…

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John Firth was a flight engineer with 50 Squadron at RAF Skellingthorpe June to August 1944. He was shot down in August 1944 on his 20th operation and became a prisoner of war at Stalag Luft 7.

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Photograph 1 is a senior officer laying a wreath in a cemetery with airmen and civilians watching. Captioned 'Nov 1st 1944, All Saints Day. Group/ Capt MacDonald O.C. 137 Wing T.A.F. 2 laying wreath on Allied Airmens graves in Cemetery, Vitroy…

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Photograph 1 is of a destroyed German 8.8 mm gun, captioned 'German Gun.'
Photograph 2 is of a destroyed German half-track, captioned 'German Tank.'
Photograph 3 and 4 are six airmen sitting on the barrel of a Tiger tank.
Photograph 5 and 6 are…

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Photographs 1 to 8 are of the memorial to the 1914-18 war captioned 'Vimy Ridge (1914 1918) 18th Feb 1945.'

Photographs 9 and 10 are of the British Cemetery at Dury, captioned 'British Cemetery 1914 1918, Dury, France. March 1945.'

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Photographs 1 to 4 are of German soldiers at burial ceremonies, captioned 'Prints from a film of a captured German soldier.'
Photograph 5 and 6 are of an Ar 232 with RAF Roundels. They are captioned 'Captured German Transporter A/C'.

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A newspaper cutting announcing the death of Stanley Norton. There is a brief description of his life before and during the war. There are details of his funeral at Lincoln and floral tributes.

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Gilberto Martina reminisces his childhood in Chiusaforte and in the Canal del Ferro area: disrupted schooling, fear of Germans, subsistence farming, saboteurs, and one of his mates being killed by a bomb found in a pile of litter. Stressed how the…

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Charles Baron grew up in London and volunteered for aircrew in 1940. He trained as a navigator and on radar. He later volunteered for overseas duties and was posted to India where he flew intruder operations over Burma. After the war he worked…

Marhta and Fritz L's account of the events at Philippistraße 7 and Gießbergstraße 31.

Minna G and Albrecht von E's account of the events at Salztorstraße, cemeteries in Kassel in the week following the bombing.

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Dennis Kirk was born in Barkston 1920, and lived on a farm near Plungar. Recalls when the war started and the War Executive Committee told farmers what to produce; talks about the Land Army. Being in a reserved occupation, he joined the Home Guard…

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Len McNamara was born in Bristol in 1924. An apprentice plumber, he joined the Air Training Corps and volunteered for aircrew. Discusses his initial training at various stations, the gunnery course he passed with merit and honours, an escape and…

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James Wright was born in Nottinghamshire and worked as a civil servant before he joined the Air Force. After training in Canada he flew on operations as a navigator with 61, 97 and 630 Squadrons. He recalls the occasion when Eastbourne Railway…

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Describes in detail air raid shelters, rationing, shopping,the absence of traffic and school life. There is a description of the Gorton extended family complete with a family tree. Harold Gorton met Lilian Carmen Mary Morgan, at Oxford university.…

Heinrich West's account of the events at Mauerstraße 13/15. Gießbergstraße.

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William Edwin Barnett talks about his experience of living on the edge of RAF Westcott, near Aylesbury. Remembers starting to work on a farm at the age of fourteen and describes his everyday life and duties. Tells of being conscripted into the Home…

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Andrew Carswell volunteered for the Royal Canadian Air Force in his native Toronto. He trained as a pilot and on arrival in the UK and completion of his further training he was posted to 9 Squadron. His first operation was to Berlin. On their final…

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Arthur Woolf was working in an office before he volunteered for the RAF. He was keen on flying and would cycle to Castle Bromwich airfield to watch the aircraft. He was accepted for aircrew training and became a wireless operator. After joining a…
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