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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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Letter to LM Boldy regarding the crash in which Flight Sergeant David Boldy was killed. Details about his burial place in Danzig (Gdańsk) are provided.

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Letter from the Air Ministry to L Boldy, confirming that there is no connection between the identity of a man named Boldey and Flight Sergeant David Boldy listed as missing on 11 July 1942.

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Draft letter from Stephen Boldy to the Imperial War Graves Commission stating that the name of David Boldy does not appear on the Roll of Honour at Runnymede and asking for appropriate steps to be taken.

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Letter from David Boldy’s mother to the Adjutant at RAF Depot, Uxbridge regarding articles in newspapers about a man on trial who mentions a man with a similar name to her son.

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In the foreground a white cross with ‘545585 Sgt L M Tetley’ on the cross bar and below on the upright ‘RAF 28.8.42’. In the background the bottom further row of crosses.

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Headstone of Leslie Mellor Tetley in the Reichswald Forrest War Cemetery. Inscribed '545586 SERGEANT L.M. TETLEY AIR GUNNER ROYAL AIR FORCE 28TH AUGUST 1942 AGED 22, ONLY SON OF ANNIE TETLEY HALIFAX ENGLAND HE DIED NOT IN VAIN'.

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Letter from the Air Ministry to Mrs E Milling informing her that her husband’s grave has been found in a German cemetery but it and two others are marked collectively with the names and service particulars of three of the crew who could not be…

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Squadron Leader George Bickers was brought up in a working class family in Southampton during the 1930’s, attended Bitterne Park Boys School and joined the Royal Artillery where he was promoted to Corporal, having taken control of a searchlight…

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A wooden cross in a cemetery bears the inscription 'S. Englishe Flieger. Namen unbekannt'. Trees are visible in the foreground.

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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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27 pages transcribed from a local newspaper covering the night 100 bombers overflew Switzerland leading to two being shot down. Bombs were dropped on Swiss territory.
14 airmen were buried at Vevey and the funeral is described. There is repetition…

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Rows of graves in a cemetery. St Martins, Vevey. Captioned 'Ronald Oswald Bret (indecipherable)
31 RAF graves. Killed on raids'.
On the reverse 'Foulks - N2.
1944 412471
F/Lt WR Esquilant AFC 37. 24/8/46

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Seven coffins being lowered into graves by military and civilians at Vevey, Switzerland. The two photographs are the same but the second is captioned 'July 1943 "Our Crew" being laid to rest Semper Paratus'.

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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…

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14 coffins of RAF airmen a Vevey. Union flags are draped over them at the start of the funeral service. On the reverse 'Vevey 12/13 July 1943'.

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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…

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Airmen and soldiers at the funeral of 14 Royal Air Force airmen at Vevey, Switzerland. The coffins are draped with many wreaths. On the reverse 'Vevey'.

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Airmen and soldiers at the funeral of the two Lancaster crews at Vevey, Switzerland. In the foreground are the wreaths on top of the coffins. In the background tall trees and mountains. On the reverse 'Vevey-St. Martins 101 & 166 sqn funerals'.

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Coffins with union flags and many wreaths are surrounded by mourners, two soldiers with drums, soldiers and two Royal Air Force officers.

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Chaplains, Royal Air Force officers and airmen, Swiss military and civilians stand by the graveside. Behind are houses and mountains.

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Many wreaths stacked beside open graves at the funeral of the Lancaster airmen.

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Floral wreath in the form of wings and having ribbons with Royal Air Force printed. Part of the funeral for the 14 airmen lost over Switzerland.

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Chaplain, mourners, Swiss military and Royal Air Force officer at the graveside for the funeral of the 14 airmen.

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14 coffins with union flags. At the side are mourners
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