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Extract from Bourne Parish Magazine – 1945, a transcript of an article displayed in the Bourne Parish magazine regarding John (Jack) Cox being reported missing in March 1945. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

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Operation against Dortmund on 23 May 1943 and Dusseldorf on 25 May 1943. List all crews flying. Squadron Leader Turgel's aircraft is highlighted on both operations and on the 25 May 1943, no landing time and a note 'No News'.

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Photo 1 is a head and shoulders portrait of Gordon Prescott.
Photo 2 is a full length portrait of Gordon Prescott as a boy scout.
Photo 3 is Gordon Prescott and two scout leaders. Gordon is holding a standard.
The three photographs are captioned…

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A very short memoir of N G Prescott, a wireless operator with 12 Squadron. He completed eight operations but on his ninth he was reported missing at Munich.

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Observer’s and air gunner’s flying log book for N G Prescott, wireless operator, covering the period from 25 August 1943 to 7 Jan 1945, when he went missing on operations. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at…

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From casualty branch expressing regret that his son was missing as result of air operations on night 25/26 February 1943 when his Lancaster failed to return. Enquiries would be made via the Red Cross.

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Informs him that his son was missing as a result of air operations on 25/26 February 1943.

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Previously reported missing now presumed to have been killed. Gives other personal details. Includes head and shoulders portrait of man in flying jacket.

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Informing her that her husband was missing following operations on 11 November 1944.

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Writes to express sympathy on hearing her husband was reported missing. Mentions his task as flight engineer and hopes better news will reach her but if not she should be proud that his efforts brought nearer the days of victory and peace.

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Covers a report from the Royal Air Force Missing Research and Enquiry Service in Germany. Describes crash of her husbands aircraft which came down 20 miles south of Hamburg. Bodies of some crew were recovered but apart from Flt Sgt Green none were…

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Writes that he saw Arthur Brett safely bail out of the aircraft. Presumes he went into hiding on reaching the ground and is sure he is alive. Sends regards from Stanley Alldis, member of the crew, who was a prisoner with the letter's author.

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Informs her that they have no news of her son's whereabouts. Asks for his details and suggests they write to Geneva or she send telegram.

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A document published by the Government advising families not to publicise details of date, place or circumstances of the casualty.
A second document concerns personal effects and how they are protected and returned to the family of the deceased.

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Expresses regret that his son Pilot Officer Donald Arthur Baker was missing as a result of air operations on 5 November 1941. Only information available was that he was captain of a Hampden which set out to bomb the enemy and failed to return. Does…

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Reports that son Pilot Officer D A Baker was missing as a result of air operations. Mentions he was captain of aircraft detailed to attack shipping but cause of failure to return was not known. Provides hopeful information for future, mentions that…

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Telegram from Air Ministry informing parents that their son Pilot Office Donald Baker is reported missing as result of air operations on 5 Nov 1941.

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Flying Officer Arthur Woolf’s RAF Navigator’s, Air Bomber’s and Air Gunner’s Flying Log Book, from 22nd June 1943 to 24th July 1944, detailing his training and operations as a wireless operator. He was stationed at RAF Yatesbury (No.2 Radio…

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Notes on publication of names of those wounded or missing while serving with Royal Air Force. Caution not to give any or privately published details of dates, place or circumstances. Press asked to cooperate.

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Flying log book for navigators, air bombers, air gunners, flight engineers for R Gard, air gunner, covering the period from 7 March 1944 to 14 February 1945 when he went missing on operations. He was stationed at RAF Stormy Down, RAF Turweston, RAF…

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A letter to Arthur's father explaining that his son is missing in action.

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A biography of Arthur Pritchard written by his daughter. It covers his training, operations and the night he was shot down. Despite speaking no French he was assisted to a hideout in Paris where he remained until Paris was liberated in August 1944.

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Informs her that husband John is missing as result of operations on night of 30/31 May 1942.

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The letter refers to Jim Tyrie being missing in action and assuring his father that he may be captured and that efforts will be made to trace him through the Red Cross.

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A telegram to Jim Tyrie's father reporting his son missing.
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