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BGriffinDAJGriffinDAJv1.pdf
Writes of his last operation in a Halifax when his aircraft was shot down and exploded killing all the other members of the crew. Describes journey to camp and being in Frankfurt while it is under bombing attack. Continues with description of life as…

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A fragment of a parachute on which is written ‘Anzac Day 25.4.45, In M-Mike, Berchsgarten (Hitler’s Hang Out), 460 Squadron crest and moto strike and return, 460 Sqdn, F/O "Lofty" Payne, (WA), F/Sgt W A Stanley (Vic), Col Fraser, ( " ), "Buck"…

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Recounts that piece of parachute silk is a memento of Colin Fraser's Lancaster being shot down during an attack on Gestapo barracks at Berchtesgaden on 25 April 1945. Describes crew bale out and skilful crash landing by pilot Flying Officer Harry…

BBarkerRBarkerRv1.pdf
An account of operation as Pathfinder against German naval and submarine base at Kiel when his aircraft was shot down by 'Schrage Musik' equipped night-fighter which cause the aircraft to break in two. Describes crew actions during bomb run and…

LAndrewsPF181152.pdf
Navigator’s, air bomber’s and air gunner’s flying log book for P F Andrews, wireless operator/air gunner, covering the period from 16 August 1943 to 13 December 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and post war flying. It also…

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Full length portrait of a man wearing jacket and tie standing in front of foliage. He is holding a pipe. On the reverse 'Christopher Cheshire, taken in Poland, December 1942'.. Reported as taken when he was a prisoner of war in Stalag Luft III.…

BRoomCARoomCAv1.pdf
A diary of the forced march undertaken by prisoners of war 6 February 1945 to 26 April 1945

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Ida Caracchi claims she helped ten Allied servicemen. She and her husband hid them in a house located in an isolated area in the village of Striglianella, near Pistoia, bringing food and clothes. Later, they were recaptured; on 4 August 1944 German…

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Giovanni Tosi claims he helped gunner G A J Starmar, private H T Prior, major W F Barber, major R S Burton proving food and clothes.

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Domicilla Barni claims she helped some Allied servicemen from September 1943 to November 1944, providing food and clothes. One Sunday morning, Carl, Frederick, George, and John came in the village of Fognano, where she lived, in search of food. When…

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Vermiglia Bellucci claims she helped some allied prisoners of war hide in the woods near the village of Fognano, Pistoia. She gave them food and clothes.

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Idelinzo Ferri claims he helped allied prisoners of war from September 1943 to January 1944. He gave them food and provided shelter in his house. One morning, while his wife was away, she was recaptured by fascist militiamen and German soldiers who…

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Giselda Dei claims she helped Thomas S Jones (2937096) from England, Davis Douglas (2939468) from Scotland, James Hosie (260489) from Scotland, Job Kerrigan (3856100) from England, and T Turner (3975664) from England. She hid them and provided food,…

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Luigi Barni claims he helped David Douglas (3927706) from Glasgow, J F Kerrigan (3586100) from England and J R Lunt. From November 1943 to August 1944, he and his family brought them food, clothes and pocket money. Notes that J F Kerrigan remained…

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Narciso Poli claims he helped some Allied servicemen providing clothes and food.

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Field Marshall H R Alexander thanks Narciso Poli for the help given to Allied Soldiers of the British Commonwealth of Nations.

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While living as an evacuee in Settimo Spampani’s house near Pistoia, Bruno Parenti helped Royal Air Force sergeant David Pord, who escaped from the Laterina camp in the vicinity of Arezzo. From November 1943 to September 1944, Settimo and Bruno…

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Cesare Andreini, on behalf of the Comitato di Liberazione Nazionale, declares that Bruno Parenti joined the Resistance serving in the Torbecchia squad. He acted as liaison officer and never collaborated with the German army.

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H R Alexander, Field Marshall Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, thanks Bruno Parenti for the help given to Allied Soldiers.

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Giuseppe Baccarini claims he helped Lieutenant Harold Hummer (817018), of the United States Air Force, who was shot down by German anti-aircraft fire. Giuseppe helped him while he was in the village of Valdibure, near Pistoia. For this deed he…

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Luigina Dolfi claims she helped five Allied servicemen from September to October 1943. After the Armistice, some of them escaped from a camp in Pistoia and were given shelter at his house. When the situation took a turn for worse, they where moved to…

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Loris Baroncelli claims he helped G Tony and B H. He gave them clothes and helped them to go a place of safety in the mountains near Momigno and Femminamorta, in the province of Pistoia.

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Ardelio Meucci claims he helped some allied prisoners of war from 11 September to 20 November 1943. When he came to known that five men where hiding in the woods near his house, he brought food, clothes and cigarettes. On 20 November he learned that…

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Rachele Melani claims she helped Tommy and Tony, two English prisoners of war hide in the woods. She gave them food, clothes and cigarettes.

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Olga Ferroni claims she helped two English prisoner of war, John and David. Firstly, they hid them in her house, then in the woods. She gave them food, clothes and cigarettes.
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