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AHicksDK151103.mp3
Ken Hicks grew up in Wales and joined the Royal Air Force as an Apprentice Mechanic at RAF Halton. He worked on Spitfires during the Battle of Britain. He was later posted to Rhodesia and survived a crash in the bush. After the war, He took part in…

ELampreyPGuntonW430902.pdf
Peter Lamprey provides a detailed description of the procedures and emotions of the crew before, during and after an operation..

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A group of aircrew and one ground crew member arranged at the rear starboard side of Lancaster PA964. Six are standing and three are sitting on the tail plane. One the reverse it is captioned with the names of the aircrew.

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Left page title 'Lancaster 97 Squadron, PFF, Bourne'. Top left - full length image of Pilot Officer Stephen Dawson wearing tunic and peaked cap standing in front of a Lancaster with open bomb doors. Captioned 'Pilot Officer'. Top right - a Lancaster…

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Left page title 'Handley Page Hampden No 50 Squadron Lindholme and Swinderby, 1941'.

Top - pilot wearing heavy jacket and flying helmet in the opened cockpit of a Hampden. Caption 'Sergeant Pilot'.

Middle - two aircrew and two ground crew…

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Covers the men maintaining the Lancaster 'G for George' as well as some of the aircrew. here are photographs of various crew members and the aircraft. 'The Daily Sketch', 17 March 1944.

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Six airmen standing and three squatting at the rear of a Lancaster. Leonard Dorricott is on the left. On the reverse 'George's crew & Ground Crew, Me G.C. G.C. Tony Perron R.G. Jock Flt Eng Malcolm [indecipherable] B.A. G.C. Jimmy Joyce WOP ? Mid…

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Eight airmen standing and three kneeling in front of Lancaster 'G for George'. The machine guns have been removed from the front turret. An aircrew member is standing on the right, wearing sunglasses.

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Flight Lieutenant Knights and crew. Ernie Twells is third from right, standing in front of a Lancaster. Flight Lieutenant Knights is third from the left.

The two starboard engines of a Lancaster viewed from inside the aircraft. In the background…

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Taken from inside a Lancaster, looking to the starboard side from the rear door. An engine is on a crane with several ground crew working on it. On the reverse 'Archangel (Yagodnik) 17.9.44 Engine Change on PB415'.

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A group picture of airmen and women. Several have drinks in their hands and one airman is smoking. Captioned 'Ernie Twells standing far right shortly after loss of baby Gerald'.

A group of airmen arranged in three rows in front of a Beaufighter.…

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Photograph 1 is a group of six trainee airmen in uniform and side caps.
Photograph 2 is a group of 36 airmen seated and standing in three rows in front of a Beaufighter.
Photograph 3 is a group of 29 trainee airmen and a woman arranged in three…

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A group of seven aircrew standing and four ground crew, crouched in front of a Halifax 'U-again'. Nose art indicates 36 operations. There is a cartoon rabbit holding a bomb and being attacked by a fighter. On the reverse is a modern detailed…

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Flight Lieutenant Mercer and crew and ground personnel in front of their Lancaster. On the reverse:
'March 1944 X for Xray
Dunholme Lodge
Bomber Command
Left to right
Isot Pratt. (mid upper) F/lt Mercer D.F.C. (pilot) Sgt Fallan (fit.…

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Six aircrew wearing parachute harness standing either side of an officer wearing peaked cap. Sitting in front, three airmen. In the background the forward lower fuselage of a Wellington. The ground is sand covered and two of the men are wearing…

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Six aircrew wearing parachute harnesses standing either side of an officer wearing peaked cap. Sitting in front, three airmen. In the background the forward lower fuselage of a Wellington with the name Marienne. The ground is sand covered and two of…

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Seven aircrew standing in line wearing various clothes in front of a Lancaster with bomb doors open. Geoffrey North is second from left. The ground has a light covering of snow. There is a man standing on the port outboard engines and another walking…

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Wartime memoir covering Dennis Raettig's training at Blackpool and the posting to 104 Squadron at Royal Air Force Driffield in August 1941. Worked on Wellington aircraft and mentions that Driffield also hosted the blind approach landing flight…

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Group of seven aircrew wearing parachute harness, Mae Wests and flying boots. Second and fifth from the left two airmen. In the background an aircraft.

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Air and ground crew posing in two lines in front of a Halifax. Aircrew wearing parachute harness stand in the rear and aircrew squatting down in front.Dennis W Raettig is front row second from left. Aircraft has heart with reclining lady nose art and…

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Six aircrew standing in back row wearing battledress or tunic. Seven airmen squatting in front wearing battledress. In the background the front of a Halifax with nose art of a lady reclining in a heart. Underneath are bomb symbols. Dennis W Raettig…

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Large group of air and ground crew standing on the port wing and forward fuselage of a Halifax. One aircrew is standing with foot on a chock by the port undercarriage. There is one man looking out from a cockpit window. The aircraft has nose art of a…

PRaettigDW16030004.jpg
Seven aircrew stand in back row wearing Mae Wests and parachute harnesses. Five wear side caps and two peaked caps. Twelve airmen are sitting or squatting in front wearing battledress or cold weather clothing. In the background the front of a Halifax…

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Six airmen standing round and four sitting on a towing tractor. they are wearing battledress or tunic and three have side caps. At the rear a towing bar and in the background open ground, engine trestles and a line of trees. Dennis W Raettig front…
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