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PChadwickR19040022.jpg
Front view of a Lancaster with many men working on various parts of aircraft or watching. Captioned 'G1038 3 April 44'. On the reverse 'Avro Lancaster, ? N Africa, Italy'.

PFordTA17110062.pdf
Four photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a Lancaster going down in flames, captioned 'Photo taken by Chappie of kite going down in flames over Osterfield (Rhur) probably Mac's ht 18,000' '
Photo 2 is Terry, crew and a WAAF outside a Nissen…

PFordTA17110027.pdf
Three items from an album.
Item 1 is a card for the Airmen's Club, Operated by the Winnipeg Women's Air Force Auxiliary.
Item 2 is a card accompanying a gift of cigarettes and sweets, donated by the Wartime Pilots and Observers Association.
Item 3…

PFordTA17060004.jpg
The group of seven are standing in front of a Nissen hut.

PFordTA17040008.jpg
Four photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a target photograph of Emmerich. The river is visible but no ground detail.
Photo 2 and 3 are Terry and Eddy at the controls on the way home from the Emmerich raid.
Photo 4 is six airmen and a WAAF…

LShawSR3002545v1.pdf
Observer’s and air gunner’s flying log book for S R Shaw, covering the period from 21 July 1942 to 1 March 1947. Detailing flying with the Air Training Corps and following training as an airframe fitter his service flying, and his flying with the…

PEdgarAG19010127.jpg
A football team plus four others, one of whom is wearing an RAF crest on his top.

PEdgarAG19010122.jpg
A group of six airmen arranged in two rows under an aircraft. On the reverse is handwritten -
'L to R
Back Row
Harry Bamforth "Smudge" Smith (Ron) Fred Outwin
Taffy, Nobby Red
A. Able Ground Crew
49 Fiskerton'.

PEdgarAG19010107.jpg
Two bombers with their engines running, Viewed from the side/front.

PEdgarAG19010104.jpg
12 airmen under the nose of a Lancaster.

PEllamsG16030002.jpg
First is of a crew of eight, standing by left mainwheel of a Stirling captioned 'The crew'. ' The crew of aircraft 'N' for Nan. no 199 Squadron from Nov 1944 till April 1945'.
Second is of ten individuals standing and kneeling in front of a…

PEllamsG16030003.jpg
First of group of individuals, captioned 'Air and ground crew, sitting on wing of "N" for Nan, March 1945.'
Second is of small car, captioned "Crew - bus", my first car bought when on ops with 199 Sqdn.'
Third is of right-hand forward nose of a…

MTurnerCF1042292-160822-07.jpg
A Certificate detailing Charles' trades and ranks in the RAF with dates, issued by the Record Office.

ETurnerCFTurnerF430428.pdf
In the letter he complains that his mother hasn't written to him, he misses mild beer, tripe and black pudding. He describes going out for drinks with a WAAF and meeting South African air force pilots and more girls, then they all went for dinner and…

PLawsonHA1605.jpg
12 airmen arranged in two rowsin front of their Halifax. The Halifax has the Ol'Ram nose art.

PEvansD17030092.jpg
The nose of a Lancaster with an airman in the cockpit.

PEvansD17030091.jpg
The tail of a Lancaster being towed by a tractor. Also assisting is an airman on a bicycle. It has squadron code 'AR' and 'DV296'. This aircraft crashed at Teltow, Berlin December 1943 with the loss of all crew.

PEvansD17030084.jpg
Maintenance operations underway on a Lancaster. Its code is 'H²ARRY'[sic]' 40 operations are marked by painted bombs and further aft is a cartoon character holding a bomb in a threatening manner. Two men are working underneath. There are two engine…

PEvansD17030082.jpg
The nose of a Lancaster with a painting of a woman wearing a swim suit with RAF roundels. She is looking up at the cockpit and is wearing a sun hat. Behind her is a representation of David Langdon's 'AC2 Joe Soap’, a small airman with glasses and…

PEvansD17030078.jpg
Two airmen are on a tall stepladder and two are standing on the ground. The Lancaster has 31 operations marked by bombs.

PEvansD17030085.jpg
Two close ups of the nose of a Lancaster. Depicted is an Australian flag, a Kookaburra sitting on a branch, with a snake in its beak. The snake's head is a cartoon depiction of Hitler. Twenty three bombs mark operations. Underneath are two people…

PEvansD17030067.jpg
A Lancaster port wing. It has landed wheels up and has been on fire. Two men are on the wing with extinguishers. There is a hole in the wing and one of the propeller blades is bent forward. Three airmen are standing close by on the ground which is…

PEvansD17030063.jpg
A group of four airmen and four WAAFs sitting on a wall.

PEvansD17030040.jpg
A close up of the front port side of Lancaster 'Y' . The port inner engine covers are off and the engine is running. An airman is underneath observing the engine and a trolley accumulator is visable behind the main wheel.

PEvansD17030038.jpg
Side view of a chocked Lancaster with its engines running. Underneath is an airman and a trolley accumulator. The hatch at the rear is open with a ladder visible.
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