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ABowkerD151117.mp3
David Bowker joined the Air Force and was originally training to be a wireless operator / air gunner but remustered as a pilot. He discusses rudder lock on early versions of Halifax. Jacqueline Bowker his wife, discusses her life during the war and…

PBellOH21010060.jpg
Four photographs from an album. All four images show tents being taken down or erected and various items being moved around.

PEllamsG16030004.jpg
First is of mid upper turret of Stirling captioned 'Top gunner". Eddie in his office after cleaning.'
Second is of a Stirling just getting airborne, captioned 'Dusk take off', ' Nan taken by ground staff as we left for Germany on our last trip April…

PStachiewiczM17010028.jpg
Item 1 is a sketch of a red dragon.
Item 2 is a photograph of an airman in an aircraft cockpit.
Item 3 is an airman in a turret of an aircraft.
Item 4 is six airmen, one leaning out of the cockpit and the rest in front of the port engine of a…

PMooreD16010010.jpg
Four photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is three airmen in white uniforms, captioned "The Crew" and 'Van-Den-Ernie'.
Photo 2 is Dennis at his work station, captioned 'The great Moore at work in the air'.
Photo 3 is an airman, captioned 'Butch in…

SHookKG195765v10001.jpg
A number of individuals eating at trestle tables, sitting on folding chairs in Nissan type building, stove in foreground. Notes refer to photograph, Richard Dimbleby photographs, subject leaning back at L.H. table.
Second is a photograph of a group…

BBarryCGBarryCGv1.pdf
Starts with description of feelings and actions beginning of the war. Mother had tried to persuade her to join land army and mentions brief experience and unsuitability for farming. Decided to join the RAF. Details enlistment and initial training…

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Mention action on getting caught in searchlights, effects of altitude on aircrew, avoiding bombs from above, encounters with B-17 while on operations and getting a bottle of Bourbon from the American crew later. Mentions encounter with probable…

PReynoldsWT1503.jpg
Four tall aerials, two wooden huts, one protected by blast walls, in a open field.

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PLambAM17010026.jpg
Alexander in the rear turret of a Lincoln, annotated 'Lincoln May 47 My Office BP Type D 2.5" Wyton'.

PDentJ20020005.jpg
Upper page - top left - half length image of a man wearing parachute harness and flying helmet in the cockpit of an aircraft.
Top right - three quarter length image of a man wearing parachute harness looking back from the cockpit of an aircraft.…

P78Sqn17010068.jpg
View of the head and shoulders of an airmen wearing flying jacket and helmet writing with pencil at a table inside fuselage of a Halifax.

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

PLeeJR1801.jpg
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.

PLeeJR1805.jpg
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'.

PPowellNI19010013.jpg
An airman wearing flying helmet in right hand seat of B-24 cockpit. Two versions of the same image.

P78Sqn17010067.jpg
An airman wearing flying suit and parachute harness lying in bomb aimers position of a Halifax.

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P78Sqn17010066.jpg
An airman wearing flying jacket, Mae West/parachute harness and flying helmet sitting looking at map in cockpit of a Halifax.

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PHattersleyCR16010003.jpg
A group of airmen sitting in uniform outside a brick building in the sunshine. Most are seated, two are standing . On the reverse it is captioned '"The Boys" working during the hot weather'. There is a list of the airmen.

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Photograph 1 is of camouflaged brick buildings.
Photograph 2 is of airmen eating at rows of tables in a mess hall.
Photograph 3 is a head and shoulders portrait of an aircrew member on an aircraft.
Photograph 4 is of a man sitting reading in an…

PPowellNI19010026.jpg
An airman wearing flying helmet and battledress with sergeant rank sitting behind a machine gun, inside fuselage of aircraft.

PCameronD2142.jpg
Head and shoulders image of an airman wearing shirt and flying helmet asleep inside an aircraft. Submitted with caption 'Napping in York, Transport Command'.

PStewartEC17110036.jpg
An airman sitting at the pilot's seat. On the reverse 'Commanding Officer of RAF Stn Iraq 1945'.

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Certificate for 2222987 Aircraftman King on posting with signatures form various sections.
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