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Donald Fraser completed a tour of operations as a flight engineer with 101 Squadron. He discusses the importance of ground personnel, his crew, his operations and the conditions at RAF Ludford Magna. He describes having to stop his mid-upper gunner…

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Eric Horsham was born in Plumstead, London. He worked initially as a messenger for the Royal Ordnance before following the family footsteps in to the railways. He volunteered for air crew and began training as a flight engineer. He flew operations…

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The letter refers to Mr Joseph's son, Flight Sergeant David Joseph who is reported as missing in action. A list of his crew is included. The list does not include Sergeant Louis Makens who joined the crew as mid under gunner and became a prisoner of…

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Before the war, Harry Parkins worked in furniture restoration in Hackney, before later selling bomb-damaged goods in Bethnal Green, working for an engineering firm in Islington until it was bombed and finally as an invoice and warehousing clerk…

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Harry Parkins discusses his training, his operations and life on an operational station. He discusses what it was like to be shot at, lucky charms and superstition, plus flying a Lancaster close to Lincoln Cathedral after the war.

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Engineer log completed by David Sanders for a sortie in Lancaster NG266 on 27 April 1945.

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An album book containing: 1. Photographs of Ian Wynn, his family and his first crew captain. 2. A history of his first captain. 3. Letter of sympathy and memorial scroll. 4. A diary of events from joining the air force up to first operation fully…

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Describes wartime service from 1939 to 1945. Joined as Halton apprentice in September 1945. Posted as fitter engine to RAF Wittering working on Wellington Hampden and Manchester aircraft. Followed by tour at RAF Upper Heyford working on Wellington…

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Tribute to Squadron Leader William G Neal Distinguished Service Order, Distinguished Service Cross, Croix de Guerre, 1912-2001. Describes how Don Briggs met and was crewed with Bill Neal’s crew who having completed one tour had been selected for a…

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Letter from mother of flight engineer, written to the captains wife expressing sympathy, thanks and hope that the crew are safe somewhere.

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Crew lists, briefing times and duty staff for operations on night 13/14 February 1944. There are some pencilled calculation in the margins.

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Lists of crews for operations 5/6 June 1945. Includes duty personnel and briefing times. Handwritten figures between 8000 and 12000 at 500 intervals above each crew.

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List of crews with red line under the fourth crew member in each crew, Includes duty personnel and briefing times.

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Lists crews for operations as well as duty personnel and briefing times.

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List crews and aircraft for operations as well as duty personnel and timings. Each crew has pencilled annotation of a height. Annotated at the bottom 'X, K Colour film, [..]artiche, O,T,P,Z'.

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations and standby as well as duty personnel and timings. Indicated training programme for 2 June will be same as for 1 June. Annotated 'Maisy, Scrubbed'.

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List crews for operation and standby as well as duty personnel . Drawn over with green pencil.

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations with duty personnel. Fourth crew member in each crew is underlined and ticked. Heights are assigned in pencil to each crew.

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Lists crews and aircraft with duty personnel and timings for operations. The fourth member of each crew is underlined in red.

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations as well as duty personnel. Scrawled over with blue pencil.

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations. Fourth member of each crew of the six crews underlined. Includes duty personnel and timings. On the reverse some operation notes.

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night 25/26 May 1944. Contains timings and duty personnel. Several pencilled notes including heights for each aircraft. Annotated 'Stuttgart, Cancelled" in large red writing.

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations 22/23 May 1944. Includes timings and duty personnel. Annotated 'Brunswick'.

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List aircraft and crews for operations 21/22 May 1944. Includes duty personnel. Annotated 'Bombing, colours' and some pencilled notes. On the reverse handwritten notes on bombing method, route,timings, Window.
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