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Jan Albone grew up on a farm in Lincolnshire and discusses her life during and after the war.

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Bob Burns flew operations with 106 Squadron and was shot down becoming a prisoner of war. While a prisoner of war, he wrote arrangements for the camp bands and orchestra and played the saxophone and clarinet. He took part in the long march and took…

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

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She thanks her for her letter. She has heard from Teddy too. She asks about recovering his possessions from the RAF.

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Judy has just heard that Ted is a prisoner of war. She tells her news from her new station.

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Three head and shoulders portraits of Ted.
#1 Ted as a trainee
#2 Ted as a trainee. On the reverse 'Ted Thornhill'.
#3 Ted smoking a pipe. On the reverse 'WOP-AG POW Germany 1943 to 1945' and on a post-it 'EB Thornhill with Dunhill pipe. Pipe…

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Three items relating to the loss of Ted's Lancaster. #1 is a note about the crew - 4 were killed and 3 baled out. #2 is the reverse of the note explaining that the WAAFs at Edith Weston were very kind to the Forces. Ted sold his logbook and medals to…

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Both sides of Ted's Dog Tags

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Two views of Ted's box opened revealing its contents.
There is a head and shoulders portrait of Ted with his POW number, 16865, printed on. There is a post it note with 'POW Germany Ted Thornhill 1943-1945'.
Inside the box is a Caterpillar Club pin…

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Six views of Ted's box used for storing badges.
#1 has F/Sgt Thornhill on the front with flags of the USA, United Kingdom and USSR on the top.
#2 has F/Sgt Thornhill on the front.
#3 is the side with Stalag IVB.
#4 is the back showing the…

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A letter card for sending mail to prisoners.

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He apologises for having nothing new to say but he is fit and well.

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He reminds his wife that he is writing on the day of their first wedding anniversary. He expresses love for her and says he hopes to be home soon.

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The telegram advises that he has arrived back in England. Handwritten is 'Ted home from POW camp'.

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Flight engineer on B-24. Posted to 614 Squadron at Amendola, Italy. Relates first trip in Wellington, flew with squadron CO. Gives some description of Amendola air base operations. Relates some experiences with oil drum heater. Mentions flying home…

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Notes service with 614 Squadron, part of 205 Group, Mediterranean allied strategic air force on B-24 as flight engineer. Relates his first operation in a Wellington. Changed to 104 Squadron. Gives description of base at Amendola, Italy. Relates…

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The story of an attack by Pathfinders of 35,105,109 and 582 Squadrons 23 December 1944. Tribute to Robert pPalmer and thirty comrades who died with him. Contains history of Battle of the Bulge. Description of Oboe system. List of aircraft and crews…

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Mentions that his son had previously been reported missing and while no news of him had come to hand a report regarding two of his crew had been received from the red cross. Flight Sergeant R K Yeulett was captured and Flight Lieutenant G Russell…

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Left - view of gate entranceway with trees behind.
Middle - view of grave cross with 'Englander' and wreaths.
Right - view of part of cemetery with grave crosses and open landscape beyond with trees, hills and houses in distance. Captioned…

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A memoir written by a Royal Australian Air Force wireless operator. Firstly he describes major events in the war but he continues with his own experience training in Canada then commencing further training in the UK. Only three pages are…

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A group of men mostly wearing Mae Wests standing by the rear fuselage of a Lancaster. Submitted with caption 'pow 2'.

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Prisoners of war lined up to rear fuselage of a Lancaster. Submitted with caption 'pow 1'.

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Booklet giving rules for conduct as a prisoner of war and rights.
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