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Wartime memoir covering Dennis Raettig's training at Blackpool and the posting to 104 Squadron at Royal Air Force Driffield in August 1941. Worked on Wellington aircraft and mentions that Driffield also hosted the blind approach landing flight…

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Lancaster in background, seven aircrew in flying clothing standing behind a large bomb on a trolley. On the reverse 'Crew of Lancaster P (Peter) DV229 463 Squadron RAAF Waddington Lincs 1943. Lancaster P (Peter) DV229 lost over Orleans night 10th…

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The nose glass of a Halifax being cleaned by Dunc Ritchie. He is standing on top of a fuel bowser.
Underneath is a caption explaining that inside the Halifax 'A' is an air gunner who was washed out but was desperate to fly.

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Eight airmen and ground crew posing on and behind a laden bomb trolley. Painted on the bombs is 'Hitler's Haunters Ghost Sqdn 2000 Sortie'.
Behind is a Lancaster 'P', identified in the Inventory as 'KB760 NA-P'.

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Top left - an airman wearing desert uniform with shorts sitting on a motorbike, in the background Nissen huts. Captioned 'On the bike at Ein Shemer'. Top centre - five airmen sitting in a jeep with goal posts in the background. Captioned 'Fred,…

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Two pages, the first has four photographs the first showing two graves captioned 'Enschede'.
The second showing an industrial steam engine, captioned '?'.
The third has an airforce lorry with three servicemen, captioned 'Grub wagon'. Fourth has a…

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Page captioned 'Fayid Egypt July 1942, No 76 Squadron detachment became No 462 Squadron together with No 10 Squadron detachment. Read page 79 of Halifax - Operation Bareface'.
Three photographs, first is of nine servicemen in front of lorry,…

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An airman leaning on the front of a truck. He is in khaki and shorts. On the reverse 'FH Kirby N Africa 1944'.

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Five men sitting on top of a fuel bowser. On the reverse '22 [circled] 3 prints 4 postcards
Cyril Bell
Tony Tine
Albert
Paddy Aherne
Lancaster'
There is a second copy.

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Five ground crew at work on a Lancaster Mk 2. Two are on the wings refuelling. There is an oil bowser and petrol bowser in the foreground.

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Four men standing in line. The two on the left wear overalls and the second from left is shaking hands with a man wearing coat and hat in the centre. To the right another two men both in overalls. The man on the far right is wearing side cap. Above…

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Photo 1 is Flight Lieutenant Maxted with arms crossed at the rear gun turret of a Lancaster, annotated 'Fl/Lt Maxted Gunnery Leader 227'. On the turret is painted 'Phil the Fluter'.
Photo 2 is three airmen sitting on a 400 lb bomb on a trailer,…

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Eleven RAF personnel, some in flight gear, in front of a Lancaster with some of them sitting on bombs on a bomb trolley. John Cuthbert is second from right.

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Formation of Lancasters with light paint scheme lined up on runway for take off. In the foreground a chequered runway caravan, in the background trees and hangars.

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Four aircrew, three standing in the rear and one kneeling in front. Two left in rear row are wearing peaked cap and the other two side caps. Rear row wearing battledress with brevet. In the background the rear of a lorry with the arm of a flight…

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Two airmen are on a tall stepladder and two are standing on the ground. The Lancaster has 31 operations marked by bombs.

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Two aircrew wearing Mae West/parachute harnesses, the one on the left is standing doing up his gear by two groundcrew (one obscured behind undercarriage wheel). The other aircrew is on the right under the aircraft. In the background two other Halifax…

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Four airmen leaning against the back of an ambulance. All dressed in desert uniform, two in shorts, one with no top. One smoking. On the reverse caption ‘Vic “Pat” Jock. Ramat David’.

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The four men in a jeep. On the reverse 'Our usual gang in jeep "By Pass Rules"

PValentineLD1801.pdf
Top left - a river flows from bottom to right side with buildings either side. Half way up a destroyed bridge.
Top right - an RAF pilot wearing battledress with pilot's brevet and peaked cap sitting in a chair asleep.
Bottom left - an RAF officer…

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Front quarter view of a Halifax parked on an airfield. A petrol bowser is parked in front of the port wing and there is a step ladder by the starboard inner engine.

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Geoffrey Green and crew in front of their Wellington. Geoffrey Green is standing second from the right. Nose art and bomb trolley are partly visible.

This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form. No better quality copies…

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Article by Carl Olssen from 'Illustrated' magazine 19 February 1944. Comments on the operations to Berlin, on the poor living conditions on all the newly built airfields, outlines the preparations for an operation throughout the station. Numerous…

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Photograph 1 is of armourers with a bomb under the nose of a Lancaster X.
Photograph 2 is of an aircrew under the nose of a Lancaster. The nose displays a number of operation symbols.

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A cookie bomb on a trolley with a ground crew airman behind.
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