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Flight Sergeant Albion John Turner number 561939, 9 Squadron, Wellington Bomber, over Kiel Harbour 4 Sept 1939.

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Headed Mr Crosskey, states Albion John Turner Flight Sergeant Pilot (regular) from Scampton in Wellington killed on Sept 3 1939 over Kiel Harbour, no 561939, Sage, plot 4, Row E, No 3, Bremen, Bremerhaven, Oldenburg.

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Letter informing her that her late husband was buried in section D, grave no, 268 in Wilhelmshaven cemetery on 13 September 1939.

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Letter covering the return of John Turner's log book which is no longer required by the Royal Air Force.

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Lists all matters for administration of estate including tax issues, probate, reading and signing papers, dealing with Air Ministry, estate duties, insurance and correspondence. Total costs £6 9 s 4d or say £3 3s.

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Notification that Flight Sergeant A J Turner was killed in action on operations in the Wilhelmshafen area on 4 September 1939.

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Notes that Lancaster RF159 crashed on 7 August 1945 at Lamontelaire France. Gives details of crew members and their arrival dates on 626 Squadron. Gives latitude and longitude of crash site near Toulouse. Crew initially buried at Angles and notes…

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Head and shoulders portrait of a sergeant wearing tunic with flight engineer brevet. Submitted with caption 'Flight Engineer - John Satchell'. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

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Six crosses surrounded by flowers in cemetery. In the background trees. Cross on left has J W Satchell, next to the right, Wilson the others are unclear.

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Six crosses in cemetery. Ground covered in snow. The cross on the right has Sgt Springett. In the background tress.

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Six graves in cemetery in forest. A woman and young girl stand on the left and a line of civilians line graves on the right.

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Writes of his last operation in a Halifax when his aircraft was shot down and exploded killing all the other members of the crew. Describes journey to camp and being in Frankfurt while it is under bombing attack. Continues with description of life as…

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Offers heartfelt sympathy signed by King George.

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Lists crew as ' Pilot Officer J E Newton-Clare, 33492, Sergeant C O Clarke, 745257, Sergeant W Thom[..]son, 637247, Sergeant W L Powell, 641379'. Date 6/7 September 1940'. Notes discrepancy in bomber command records and war diaries over whether…

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Two photographs, the first soldiers marching in the snow and the second soldiers lying dead in the snow. The translation reads his first campaign and his last. On the reverse is a list of obituary notices from the 'Die Woche' newspaper.

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The service record of Harry Aspinall from 21 June 1940 to 23 April 1944.

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Royal Canadian Air Force pilots flying log book for Cyril Joe Barton. Covering the period from 19 January 1942 to 27 March 1944. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at Darr Aero Tech, USAF Cochran Field, USAF Napier…

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Asks if there is any more news of her son Harold who lost his life on March 2nd 1943. Notes that others survived. She appreciates the kindness of those who have written to her. She still has hope that her son will return. She has read some work about…

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On headed note paper J Craven and Co Ltd, Adelaide, South Australia. Writes that he was glad that Cheshire had been able to find a pewter mug in memory of son. Notes they have had other bad news in that daughter's fiance Bruce Davies an air gunner on…

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Thanks him for letter he sent after the death of her husband Tommie (Squadron Leader T Lloyd). The letter was a great help to her.

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Top centre a title 'this photograph was taken the day after the attack on the dams of [..] pilots who took off for the dams only eleven returned'. Top centre a photograph of twelve pilots in two rows labelled 'Back row: Flt Lt Townsend, Flt Lt…

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States that Andrew has been listed as 'Missing, believed killed in action'. An official German source has informed the International Red Cross Committee that Andrew and the other members of the crew died on 24 August 1943.

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To Isabel from Casualty Branch confirming that information had come from an official German source confirming Andrew's death on 24th August 1943.

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For official purposes, any serviceman missing on operations, assuming nothing more is heard over a set period, is assumed to have died so that pay, pensions etc can be processed.

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One letter includes reference to the different procedure for a serviceman presumed killed in action (after missing in action for more than six months) or a prisoner of war. One letter is in reply to one from Isabel in which she asks about a missing…
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