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PDyerJH1607.jpg
Head and shoulders portrait of an airman wearing uniform tunic and cadet side cap. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

PDyerJH1606.jpg
Head and shoulders portrait of a sergeant wearing uniform tunic with air gunner brevet and side cap. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

PDyerJH1605.jpg
Head and shoulders portrait of a flight sergeant wearing uniform tunic with air gunner brevet and medal ribbon. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

PDyerJH1604.jpg
Head and shoulder portrait of a sergeant wearing uniform tunic with air gunner brevet. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

PDyerJH1603.jpg
Head and shoulder portrait of a man wearing uniform tunic with flight engineer brevet. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

PDyerJH1602.jpg
Head and shoulders portrait of an airman wearing uniform tunic and a cadet side cap. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

PDyerJH1601.jpg
Head and shoulders portrait of a pilot wearing uniform tunic. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

NDyerJH160108-01.pdf
On the right a newspaper cutting. Mentions that John Dyer failed to return from operation in January 1944. Gives account of RAF Missing Research and Enquiry Service findings on location of crash and the crew's graves. On the left a photograph of a…

MDyerJH1217992-160108-01.pdf
Note from his niece which gives outline of operation to Berlin on 2 January 1944. Mentions that Missing Research and Enquiry Service contacted his parents with news that his remains had been found and he and rest of crew were buried in the village of…

PColsonWA1601.jpg
Headstone for Flight lieutenant W A Colson DFM 17 December 1943. With trees in the background. Submitted with caption 'Modern colour photograph of CWGC headstone for WA Colson taken by W Harrison' Additional information bout this item was kindly…

MColsonWA141402-160415-01.pdf
Includes early life and marriage. Joined the RAFVR and served on 9 Squadron and served full tours on Whitley, Halifax and Wellington. Mentions his pilot and award of DFM and promotion. Went to 97 Squadron in 1943. Was navigator/bomb aimer. Gives…

BBeisleyJWTBeisleyJWTv1.pdf
Outlines his training and 30 operations on 433 Squadron flying Halifax and then Lancaster. Writes of Halifax crash shortly after arriving and describes his actions on a busy night on an operation to Bochum when they were hit by antiaircraft fire.…

PBarnesRE2004.jpg
Notes that he was killed on 22 April 1944 age 22 years.

PSwainsDNJ1701.jpg
Head and shoulders portrait group photograph of D Swains with two other aircrew cadets, captioned “Scarborough – June 1944” with handwritten details of the individuals.

MPrickettTO40427-161011-020001.jpg
An account about an airman who parachuted to his death after his aircraft was shot down.

MLeeJR575842-180320-01.pdf
Covers 467 Squadron formation at RAF Scampton and move to RAF Waddington. List station and squadron commanders and statistics from operational record books including first and last operational sorties, operational sorties attempted, reasons for…

SLeeJR575842v20002.jpg
Writes in answer to her letter that the remainder of James Lee's crew were all killed. Mentions Wing Commander Gomm, captain and commander of the squadron. Rejoices that one member was spared and it would not be long before she was reunited with her…

MLeeJR575842-180320-040001.jpg
Lists James Lee's crew top right, menu for meal in the centre, at the bottom, pilot's brevet drawing and epitaph for crew. On the reverse many signatures.

MLeeJR575842-180320-030001.jpg
List and next of kin of crew of James Lee's aircraft. Includes Wing Commander C L Gomm, Flying Officer T J Phillips, Flying Officer A H Rearden, Pilot Officer H N Pritchard, Warrant Officer L L McKenny.

MLeeJR575842-180320-020001.jpg
Recalls shooting down of James Lee's aircraft where he was the only survivor. Subsequently rescued by French people and medically treated then became a prisoner of war. Notes he returned to the place and people who rescued him had no idea what had…

PWareingR1617.jpg
Full face portrait of a man wearing side cap. Caption 'Wilfred Gaughran 1920-1944'

PWareingR1615.jpg
Faded image show an honour guard of troops with rifles on the left with other people in the background. Iron railings behind troops

MWareingR86325-161005-68.jpg
Reports that Wellington crew of 9 Squadron took of on operation from RAF Honington and force landed in Vichy France. Apart from one who eventually made his way to freedom, the other crew returned safely and resumed operational flying. Two years later…

EPillotJWareingJ450316.pdf
Glad to hear Joan's husband is comparatively comfortable and safe in prisoner of war camp and that she was hoping to send clothes parcels. Mentions receiving letters from families of crew members who were killed. Goes on to thank Joan for telling her…

ECampbellMWareingJ450302.jpg
She writes thanking Mrs Wareing for provided information on a Mrs Pillot in France who tends the graves of the men who were killed in action. She states that when the war is over she will visit them. She also hopes that Mrs Wareing’s husband will…
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