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Full length image of two airmen wearing greatcoats and side caps. They both have sergeants rank and medals on their coats. In the background a Wellington. On the reverse '1. Front gunner (left),
2. Rear gunner (right),
2 rear gunner was killed when…

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

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Tony Terry standing in his uniform and smoking. On the reverse 'A. Terry R.A.A.F. Anthony (Tony) D. Terry [unclear] Jim Wright 1/95'.

Additional information about this item has been kindly provided by the donor.

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Four biographies of 199 Squadron servicemen killed in action, with notes regarding the inscriptions on their headstones.
Flying Officer Ronald Herman Downes Cook, wireless operator/ air gunner;
Sergeant Ronald Hughes, navigator;
Sergeant John…

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Tom Wharmby was born at Walkden, North Manchester. Mentions hobbies, schooling at St Johns School, Bolton Commercial and Worsley Technical School, his wedding and an accounting job at Cooper and Cooper. Details his military career with the Home Guard…

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Announced missing from air operations: Pilot Officer Hedley Madgett DFM.

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Two-page handwritten letter from Wing Commander N C Hyde to Jessie Redgrave. Wing Commander Hyde of RAF Waddington writes of his sympathy on the death of her husband Harry.

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Condolence letter and envelope from King George VI to Jessie Redgrave on the death of her husband, Harry.

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A letter from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie. Harry writes in detail about the funeral of two airmen in which he was a pall bearer. He also discusses plans for getting to Southend.

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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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Reporting that Andrew Bain had been re-buried in British Military Cemetery Berlin (Heerstrasse), Grave 13, Row K, Plot 4.

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Letter states that Warrant Officer Fear, Andrew's captain was buried at Doberitz (near Berlin) and it is likely that Andrew would also be buried there. When there is official confirmation, either they or the Air Ministry will send it to her.

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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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Air Ministry Accounts need a completed Air Ministry Form 531 before they can release Andrew's Post Office Savings book. The original of his will has been forwarded to Messrs Newlands and Warner.

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The story of an attack by Pathfinders of 35,105,109 and 582 Squadrons 23 December 1944. Tribute to Robert pPalmer and thirty comrades who died with him. Contains history of Battle of the Bulge. Description of Oboe system. List of aircraft and crews…

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Poem about losing a loved one and subsequent memories.

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An Air Marshall, mayor and a rector standing looking at a photograph of Robert Palmer mounted on a wall. Explanatory note on opposite page.

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Letter 1 is a covering letter for Harry Redgrave's Certificate of Service and Discharge, dated 29 July 1941.
Letter 2 corrects Harry Redgrave's service to include his attendance at an Air Observer's course on a new Certificate of Discharge and…

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Letters from Agnes Stott to a fellow crew member's father, comments on confusion about regular crew member who did not fly with them on their last operation and telling him that she had received formal notice that Robert had died.

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Three colour photographs of gravestones. Top left - for Flight Sergeant H Ferguson air gunner. Top right - for Flight Sergeant J W Milburn wireless operator. Bottom - for Flight Sergeant J F Dormer navigator.

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Three crosses on graves with flowers. Graves of 1312983 F Sgt L F Jackson RAF, 1086977 Sgt J R Luxton RAF, 1600605 Sgt A C Samuel RAF. All dated 1943-08-12.

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RAF Form 543 recording Thomas' service in the RAF.

This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form. No better quality copies are available.

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A scroll commemorating Sergeant T. Carter's sacrifice. His flight engineer's brevet is included in a frame.

This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form. No better quality copies are available.

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Thirty-five airmen wearing greatcoats and side or peaked caps sitting and standing in four rows.

Submitted with caption 'Back row left to right. Edward Pullen, became a Wing Commander, killed in action 20 December 1943 when serving with 50…
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