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Printed form filled out for Wakefield H E of 1332 HCU Riccall, that he did not have any restricted or classified documents, gifts, arms or articles taken from enemy in the field.

EWakefieldHEWakefiledWE-[Mo]430924.pdf
Writes about operations to Hanover and Mannheim. Describes fires after attacks, poor German defences and German fighter attacks. Offers some sympathy to Germans on the ground and describes a fighter attacking them. Describes their first trip to…

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Writes that he is fit and well after having done six operations and describes some of them. Mentions their usual bomb load. Relates that a fighter had attacked a Halifax just behind them. Mentions eating eggs and bacon before and after operations.…

EWakefieldHEWakefieldWE-[Mo][Date]-01.pdf
Writes about the issue of the 1939-45 star which he and his crew had received. Relates that he had to bale out after his aircraft had been in collision with a Halifax. mentions damage received and describes crew abandoning the aircraft. Goes on to…

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A cartoon of two women in protective clothing, one carrying a sign saying 'Danger Area'.

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A cartoon of four WAAFs collecting travelling bags whilst an airman is shouting for his parachute bag.

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A cartoon of a parachute packer at work annotated with orders and demands.

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Four WAAFs seated on benches at a trestle table, eating.

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Dates in 1945 and 1946. Includes date of embarkation from overseas and disembarkation leave.

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Thanks him for airgram and apologises for not replying sooner. Says that he had been mucked about after doing a lot of flying and then being posted to an Australian squadron. Catches up with news and gossip asking how he was getting on. Continues by…

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Writes that he has settled down at new station and that they are now with an Australian squadron who are more easy going that the English. Comments on good conditions on new station. Mentions stating his accountancy course and that they are deep in…

BHumesELHumesELv1.pdf
Recalls joining the RAF as a flight mechanic in 1939 and then employed as a barrage balloon operator. Describes his subsequent selection for aircrew and training in London, St Andrews, Manchester and in advanced navigation at Dumfries. Next covers…

SJoynerJH1812689v1.pdf
A log book used as a scrap book. The photographs and documents cover his aircrew training from November 1943. It has sergeant's mess subscription cards, photographs, correspondence and cuttings.
Many of the entries are post war and a number refer…

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Sergeant George Mackie (pilot) in the foreground, when instructing with 1651 Conversion Unit at RAF Waterbeach in 1942. He has his foot on the step leading into the flight engineer’s compartment from the cockpit inside a Short Stirling. Behind him…

YCampbellKW423220v1.pdf
Note on front - 'original diary kept as P.O.W. in Germany. Vey illegal, but managed to keep it. 24/7/44 - May 45, K W Campbell A423220'.

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A large group of airmen in column led by colour party marching to the right with two story barrack blocks in the background. Submitted with caption 'Urner Field 1942 sixth rank second file Don Cameron'.

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View of a from the cockpit of an aircraft. On the left part of a man wearing shirt with sergeants rank and with his hand on coaming.

BPerkinsFWJPerkinsFWJv1.pdf
Covers joining the RAF, training as an engineer and first posting to RAF Christchurch which undertook radar research. Writes of life and flying as observer in Fairey Battle on radar measurement flights. The unit then moved to RAF Defford. Goes on to…

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Head and shoulders view of a man with headphones at the fight engineers desk of a Short Belfast. On the reverse 'Flt Lt J R Lee'.

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Seven men, six standing and one kneeling down, in front of a van with open serving hatch.

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Seven aircrew standing in line in front of a van with open serving hatch and rear door. In the background part of a bomber aircraft,

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Five aircrew standing in front of a van with serving hatch open. In the background part of a bomber aircraft. On the reverse 'W/C Gomm 2nd from left, F/Sgt Lee 4th from left'.

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Two men standing on left with several others bending down over parachutes in front of a van with open serving hatch on the right. In the background part of a bomber aircraft. On the reverse 'Issued on behalf of National Y.M.C.A/S'. Two versions.
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