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An image taken from the footwell of the bomb aimer's position looking up at an airman at the controls of a Lancaster.

Two photographs from an album.
#1 is a half length portrait of an airman in flying kit inside an aircraft.
#2 is a pilot in his seat in an Anson. It is stamped Mar 1942.

An airman wearing flying helmet in the right hand seat of cockpit of a B-24.

View from inside aircraft of an airman in the left hand pilot's seat. Submitted with caption 'PDW Austor Mallala Jul 43'.

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View from outside of an airman sitting in rear turret of a Lancaster. Two machine guns are visible.

Man looking through a metal instrument which he is holding up to the Perspex of a window on a B-29. He is leaning forward. He is wearing a cap with earphones over, and a leather jacket with a harness over. There are controls for a heated suit, and…

An airman complete with lifejacket is inside his aircraft heading to his station. On his shoulders are Canada flashes.

Robert Holman's personal details. promotions to A.C.1, trade qualification, medical classification, inoculations etc.

Top left - an airmen at navigator's station behind cockpit of an aircraft.
Bottom left - an airman wearing tunic with half brevet and side cap sitting on a stool outside with tree in the background.
Right - five airmen wearing tunics and peaked…

Left - view from behind of an airman wearing flying helmet looking back from the left hand seat in bomber cockpit. Captioned 'Skip'.
Centre - three-quarter length image of a pilot wearing tunic and side cap standing by a wall with trees in the…

Several airmen at work cleaning windows.

The photograph on the left of the left page shows the tail of an aircraft.
The photograph on the top right of the left page shows the interior of an aircraft with a view looking out of the bomb aimer's position.
The photograph on the bottom right…

Two airmen in the cockpit of an Anson.

13 airmen arranged around tables preparing for an operation.

Six airmen sitting in a group on an airfield with bi-plane aircraft and tented hangars in the background. Two versions of the same image, the second submitted with information 'img400'.

An airmen standing in an aircraft holding on to a machine gun.

A blurred image taken from a rear cockpit. On the reverse 'My head obscures everything as usual. Diving on Shack on the bank of the PetitKodiak [sic] SFTS 42'.
In a second image his head is turned towards the camera.

An airman identified as Alan Edgar sitting in the cockpit of a Canadian built Avro Anson. He is wearing a leather helmet and goggles. On the reverse is written 'Freddie Firth takes one of yours truly -wrapped up for nothing Feb 43'.
A second…

Leave form for A V Cluett from 3 Wing RAF Melksham for period 3 April 1941 to 17 April 1941.

Seven photographs from an album.
#1 is the Algiers Grand Post Office with palm trees and a pool in front.
#2 is a sunken ship with a man leaning on it.
#3 is Ron in flying kit at his station on his aircraft.
#4 is a statue on a plinth, in a…

Tells of early life in London, joining the Woman's Auxiliary Air Force in 1941 and training as a driver. Relates experiences at RAF Scampton and then with 57 Squadron as a tractor driver pulling bomb trolleys. Subsequently went to East Kirkby.…

An airman sitting on a Lancaster engine holding on to the propeller with his left hand. Some engine trestles and a hut can be seen behind him. Boards have been placed in the mud leading to the door of the hut.

Describes events during a mine laying operation in a Stirling to the Gironde River near Bordeaux. Relates how the aircraft was hit by anti-aircraft fire which damaged the tail and an engine as well as wounding the flight engineer. Describes the…

Three photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a view of the flight deck from behind.
Photo 2 is an airman at a work station in the cockpit, annotated 'The Doc'
Photo 3 is some trees and snow.
A fourth photo has been removed.
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