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PSeaggerA16010039.jpg
A crashed B-24 Liberator. The nosewheel has collapsed and the port tyre is punctured. In front is a truck, three men and a wooden board. On the reverse 'A Yankee Liberator with nose wheel collapsed and port wheel punctured'.

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Photograph 1 and 2 are of damage to the rudder of a Boston . It is being inspected by air and ground crew. Captioned 'Boston A/C, 88 Sqd returned from a raid on Transformer and Switching Stn near Orleans, France 3rd Oct 1943.' Captioned 'Air Crew…

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Top left - large group of men gathered round field kitchen with lorry in the background. Captioned 'Breakfast queue Dawson Field'. Top centre - four men standing round a trestle table preparing food with lorry in the background. Captioned '"Bert" &…

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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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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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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…

PCoultonWA16010021.jpg
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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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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Top is photograph of 13 ground crew and aircrew in two rows. Front row has five non commissioned officers and one officer in the centre sitting on a trolley. All apart from right hand man are aircrew. All are wearing tunic or battledress. At the…

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A group of ground personnel, some kneeling, most standing, some dressed in fatigues but most in full uniform. Two are standing on a tractor. Behind is a Nissen hut. On the reverse '61 Sqdn Crew Don is in there Somewhere. 1944'

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Four personnel on a motorcycle and sidecar. A leading aircraftsman in the sidecar is holding a reconnaissance camera. Two men are in uniform, the others are in shirt and tie; the rider is wearing a crash helmet. A building and bicycle are visible in…

PCoultonWA16010026.jpg
Top left - 11 men in swimming gear. They are up to their knees in water. Behind are rocks. Captioned ‘Amongst the rocks Hadera’. Top centre - five airmen in desert uniform with long trousers. In the background a building and vehicles. Captioned…

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Halifax Mk 2 squadron letter F, taken from the front, with two rows posed in front, 19 individuals, mix of aircrew and ground crew. Bomb trolley front right with bomb redacted. Airfield dispersal background.

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Alma Leedham grew up in London and worked for Hawker aircraft on the Hurricane at the start of the war . She later trained as a driver in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force. She served at RAF Scampton driving tractors taking bombs to the aircraft.…

ABirkbyB150729.mp3
Bessie Birkby grew up in Sheffield and volunteered for the Women’s Auxilliary Air Force in 1942. She first worked in Balloon Command in Scotland and then trained to be a driver in North Wales. She was then posted to 625 Squadron at RAF Binbrook but…

AGoslingC180907.mp3
Cyril Gosling trained as an armourer at Kirby in Blackpool and was first posted to 49 Squadron where he worked on the guns and turrets. As part of his role he would go on flights in the bombers to check the guns accuracy by firing at drogues. On…

ABeechH160924.mp3
Harold Beech was born in Middle Rasen, Lincolnshire. He was six when war was declared and saw the construction of many airfields near his home. As a schoolboy he also watched aircraft being transported on the back of Queen Marys. A lodger with his…

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Harold Mercer served in the RAF initially as a transport driver and then trained to become an air gunner. He worked as a milkman before being called up in April 1942. Was sent to Weston-super-Mare, where he played in the military band. Was then sent…

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Vera Willis nee Tomlinson volunteered for the Women's Auxiliary Air Force because she wanted to be a driver. Her driving career in the RAF involved driving long distances as well as driving aircrew to dispersal. Some crew gave her letters for…

PEvansD17030089.jpg
Port side view of a Lancaster with its engines running.

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Three photographs, one captioned 'Bill Maurer W.O.P.' shows him in flying kit, sitting on one of a row of bombs. The second captioned 'Y for Yoke', shows the Lancaster on its dispersal, bomb doors open, group of figures under starboard wing. Third…

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Lancaster 'N' with pilot at the controls looking out of the open cockpit window. At the nose are trolleys with bombs being prepared by seven armourers. Six aircrew wearing Mae Wests are standing behind the bomb trolley. A tractor and buildings are in…

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A Lancaster with a 4000 lb bomb on a bomb trolley underneath.

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A Lancaster being serviced outside with the marking PO-L with bomb trolley to the left with servicing equipment.
On the reverse '467 SQUADRON LANCASTER WADDINGTON 44' and '1'.

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Three views of Lancaster under maintenance.
Photo 1 has an engine trestle at the nose. In front is a tractor with a bomb trailer.
Photo 2 has several engine access frames under the engines and a long stepladder at the nose.
Photo 3 has access…
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