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BThomasJHThomasJHv1.pdf
Covers enlistment and early training in the Royal Australian Air Force. Continues with description of journey to England via the United States and training in England. Lists his crew formed during training. Joined 102 Squadron with Halifax Mk 3 on 12…

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Norm Smith gives very brief description of his career. He trained as a pilot in Australia then on to England and 463 and later 467 Squadrons, post war, remaining in RAAF until 1947. Flew Tiger Moths, Ansons, Wellingtons, Stirlings and the Lancaster.…

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A half length portrait of Maurice with his wings.

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Maurice standing in front of a railway carriage belonging to Canadian National. On the reverse 'On the way up from the States'.
On a second copy of the reverse is added 'Maurice. Training complete on the way back to MonctonCanada [sic] for return…

MStimpsonMC155249-190922-02.pdf
Notes recorded by Maurice during his pilot training.

LStimpsonMC155249v1.pdf
Pilot’s flying log book for Maurice Cecil Stimpson, covering the period from 19 December 1941 to 30 July 1943. Detailing his flying training and operation flown. He was stationed at RAF Perth, USAAC Alabany, USAAC Moody Field, RAF Little…

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The letter asks if his mother has entered his news in the Observer.
In a second copy a caption 'This was the last letter Maurice wrote to his mother and was received the day after Maurice's death. RIP'.

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The letter advises that Maurice is now considered killed in combat.

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The letter accompanies a cheque and offers congratulations and best wishes.

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The telegram congratulates him on his grand achievement.

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The message advises Maurice that a Swan Pen has been obtained and he does not have to feel obliged to accept.

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The telegram congratulates Maurice on his grand achievement.

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Top left - view on landing from aircraft window of airport buildings including control tower. Runway in foreground. Captioned 'Taken just as we landed at Dum-Dum aerodrome, Calcutta, March 46'.
Top right - snake charmer with snake in basket.…

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Photograph of twelve aircrew all grinning some with thumbs up. Text explains they were some of the aircrew who took part in the great aerial battle of Heligoland. Pencilled note 'Jan 5th 1940'.
Aircraftman Harry Gillott is standing second right.

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The pilot who dropped the first 'Ten-Ton Tess' bomb on Germany was awarded bar to DSO.

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Names of crew including Harold Wakefield

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Red printed cover for air publication.

This item is available only at the International Bomber Command Centre / University of Lincoln.

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Cover has title and artwork silhouette of an Avro York. Inside b/w artwork of airborne York and contents page.

This item is available only at the International Bomber Command Centre / University of Lincoln.

ASouterKP210710.mp3
Kenneth Souter was born in Sunderland. His father ran a business importing wooden pit props. Kenneth learned to fly at Cambridge, and his first air experience flight was on the 5th of July 1939, and after training he went solo on the 31st of July…

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List of 20 operations from may to August 1943 and list of crew members that he flew with. Notes one crew member subsequently killed in action and another survived a bad crash.

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Accident report for Halifax II, 78 Squadron, pilot J Jenkinson. Notes port engine cut - petrol shortage. Captain could have landed earlier. Flt engineer must have misjudged [....], recommends no further action. Note with title and date.

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Eight aircrew wearing tunics with brevet and Pathfinder badges squatting and standing in two rows in front of the rear fuselage of a Lancaster registration ND755 with a dog. On the reverse 'Bill Eyles 35 Sq, back 2 rt, Bill Eyles, back 2 lt John Ford…
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