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Seven aircrew in two lines squatting and standing wearing parachute harness in front of a four engine bomber with lion nose art. Captioned 'P/O D COOPER W/O, SGT HURRY ENG. F/O MACVAY DFC B/A, SGT MATTHEWS A/G, P/O HOUSDEN DFC NAV, SGT HEGGIE A/G,…

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Example of nose art, left-hand side cockpit, Captioned 'LJ542 G'. This was a 199 Squadron Stirling EX-G.

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Five airmen arranged at the front of their Lancaster 'D'. The nose art features a cartoon figure holding a bomb. The text is partly indecipherable but the second word is 'Special'.
On the reverse is
'L to R
Jerrie ----
Bob ---- Killed on Ops…

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Seven airmen standing in front of their Halifax. It has 'The Ol' Ram' nose art. 47 operations are marked by painted bombs. There are also three swastikas.

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12 airmen arranged in two rowsin front of their Halifax. The Halifax has the Ol'Ram nose art.

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A painted wooden plaque with the nose art from Homer Lawson's Halifax. It features a ram's head snorting smoke and a swastika breaking apart. On the head is a maple leaf (the pilot was Canadian) and 'Go'tdam' Underneath is 'The Ol'Ram'. There is a 10…

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Nose art on a Lancaster 'D' with a cartoon which is not clear. Underneath is text which is indecipherable.

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Maintenance operations underway on a Lancaster. Its code is 'H²ARRY'[sic]' 40 operations are marked by painted bombs and further aft is a cartoon character holding a bomb in a threatening manner. Two men are working underneath. There are two engine…

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Painted on the nose is a Kangaroo wearing wellingtons and playing bagpipes. Notes are coming out of the pipes. 44 operations are marked including four ice cream cones indicating Italian targets. The Lancaster is 'E²'.

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The nose of a Lancaster with a painting of a woman wearing a swim suit with RAF roundels. She is looking up at the cockpit and is wearing a sun hat. Behind her is a representation of David Langdon's 'AC2 Joe Soap’, a small airman with glasses and…

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The nose of a Lancaster with an airman working on the nose art. He is at the top of a stepladder. The art is of a man wearing a grass skirt, boots and a crown. Over his right shoulder he has an Australian flag and in his left hand he has a string of…

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Two images of Lancaster W4783 AR-G's nose. The first has 90 operations marked. The first 15 operations the bomb is held by a stick figure with a halo.
In the second image only 79 operations are marked.

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The art features a depiction of Hardtmuth Lahm's cartoon dog 'Snifter' heading west over a map of Berlin. There is a Swastika and a large amount of mess left by the dog. This is dripping off the map. The name "Snifter" is painted on.

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Close up of the nose art on a Lancaster. Depicted is a swastika with a hand held dagger cutting through it. Seventeen operations are marked by daggers, one of which has a 'B' above it. The Lancaster is 'K²'. Beneath is printed 'Killer'.

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Two close ups of the nose of a Lancaster. Depicted is an Australian flag, a Kookaburra sitting on a branch, with a snake in its beak. The snake's head is a cartoon depiction of Hitler. Twenty three bombs mark operations. Underneath are two people…

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Lancaster nose art of Pinocchio with a drum and Jiminy Cricket with a sousaphone. Underneath is painted 'MACNAMARA'S BAND'.
Operations are marked by quavers rather than bombs.

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Nose art on an aircraft. Donald Duck is holding a bomb, underneath is written 'Donald (Do'emover) Duck'. 27 bombs indicate 27 operations.

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33 airmen and one Naval Officer standing in front of Lancaster with Nickey Mouse / Admiral Prune II nose art and 11 bomb symbols. Guy Gibson is eigth from the left on the front row.
On the reverse ‘March 1943 ED593 Admiral Prune
Left to…

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A group of 14 airmen at the nose of a Halifax. One airman, in a leather jacket, is holding a bottle up to the aircraft. Nose art has 45 operation 'bombs' and a crest with 'Ville de Quebec'.

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Seven airmen at the nose of their Lancaster, 'Ollie's Bus'. Submitted with caption, “Frank's Crew. Center of photo - Ollie's pilot, 5th left HR Hardstaff (NAV), Ken Smale (Tail end Charlie) Frank is 6th from Left. 1944 – 45”.

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Five airmen sitting on the top of a Lancaster with a sixth sitting in the cockpit. 134 operations are marked on the nose and '134 Not Out'. Lancaster LS-J.
A second copy is annotated 'Rear Gunner Skipper F/Eng Midgunner B/Aimer W/Op Nav on leave'.

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A framed display with five sections.
#1 is a modern photograph of Rex wearing his medals. Underneath is a plaque stating 'Y0615463 Master Engineer Rex Ormand John Searle Royal Air Force'.
#2 is Rex's ribbons, brevet and hat badge.
#3 is the nose…

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Six photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is three airmen under the nose of Halifax 'W'.
Photo 2 is one airman standing under the nose of Halifax 'W'.
Photo 3 is the nose of Halifax 'W'.
Photo 4 is nine airmen at the rear of Halifax 'W'.
Photo 5 is…

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Seven photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is an air-to-air side view of a Halifax in flight.
Photo 2 is a cloudscape.
Photo 3 and 4 are a Halifax port wing and cloudscape.
Photo 5 is a cloudscape.
Photo 6 is an airman standing under the nose of…

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Six photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is the nose of Halifax 'W' with the nose art of 'Willie the Wolf' depicting a naked woman pursued by a wolf. There are 44 operations marked.
Photo 2 is an airman on top of a Halifax.
Photo 3 is underneath the…
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