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LShawWH189217v1.pdf
Navigator’s, air bomber’s and air gunner’s flying log book for W H Shaw, wireless operator, covering the period from 26 November 1943 to 16 February 1947. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and post war flying with 37 squadron, 168…

LFranklinRH178702v1.pdf
Wireless operators flying log book for Richard Franklin covering the period from 17th February 1943 to 19th July 1946. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Madely (4 Radio School), RAF Wigton…

LTurnhamK1850743v1.pdf
Wireless Operator/Air Gunners flying log book for Ken Turnham covering the period from 11 January 1944 to 14 April 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Yatesbury (2 Radio School), RAF Mona (8(O)AFU), RAF…

BHopgoodPMHopgoodPDv1.pdf
The biography begins with government measures at the start of National Service. He volunteered and enlisted at Padgate, Warrington. He was classified as Grade 1 , medically. Initial training was at Lords then Regents Park, London, then Babbacombe,…

PSimpsonF1703.jpg
Seven airmen at the nose of their Lancaster, 'Ollie's Bus'. Submitted with caption, “Frank's Crew. Center of photo - Ollie's pilot, 5th left HR Hardstaff (NAV), Ken Smale (Tail end Charlie) Frank is 6th from Left. 1944 – 45”.

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Arthur Atkinson is recognised as category 'B (Air ? Sea Rescue).'

LAtkinsonA1042303v1.pdf
Observers and air gunners flying log book for Arthur Atkinson, wireless operator, covering the period from 28 April 1943 to 19 January 1946 and from 16 September 1950 to 30 September 1950. Detailing his flying training, operations flown, instructor…

PJohnsonKA1501.jpg
Ken Johnson's crew. Captioned ‘LL91 QR-X “Xray” with Harry Watkins crew L-R Doug. Hockin (N) Fred Jowitt (E) Johnny Ware (W/O) Ted Ray (B/A) Front- Harry Watkins (P) Ken Johnson (MUG) Hugh Green (RG)’

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A group of eight airmen, the front row seated , the four at the back standing. It is annotated '2nd Tour Crew 1944-45. Celebrating End of 51st Ops.& Tour Horse & Jockey, Waddington'.

PMadgettHR19030004.jpg
Six aircrew, four standing behind and two kneeling in front.Three are wearing parachute harness and one a flying jacket. In the background part of an aircraft. Hedley Madgett is standing on the left holding a parachute and helmet.

PGeachDG16030008.jpg
Head and shoulders portrait of Bill Bowey. On the reverse 'Wireless Operator Bill Bowey Aged 20 Berlin Killed 24/3/44 9-12-1943'.

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A series of cartoons starring the Observer as the leader of the bomber crew.

Five Group Newsletter, number 36, July 1945. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and articles on training, signals, navigation, radar navigation, air bombing, gunnery, tactics, Japanese fighter control, air crew safety, accidents,…

Five Group Newsletter, number 30, January 1945. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and articles on famous last words, operations, navigation, this month's bouquets, radar navigation, tactics, air bombing, signals, gardening, training,…

Five Group Newsletter, number 29, December 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and articles on tactics, operations, gardening, signals, navigation, this month's bouquets, radar navigation, air bombing, engineering, training,…

Five Group Newsletter, number 28, November 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and articles on the end of the Tirpitz, gardening, operations, signals, navigation, this month's bouquetes, radar navigation, tactics, air bombing,…

PLashamB1502.jpg
Seven aircrew in various uniform. One wearing Mae West is sitting on a chock in front while the others, three with Mae Wests stand behind. In the background the front of a Lancaster with bomb door open. The aircraft has the letter 'S' on the nose and…

Five Group Newsletter, number 27, October 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and features about operations, gardening, signals, tactics, air bombing, navigation, this month's bouquets, radar navigation, training, second thoughts…

PVickersA1603.jpg
A landscape group photograph of seven airmen in uniform, standing by, sitting on and resting against something not seen, submitted with caption; 'Arthur Vickers crew 1943. 2nd left rear Bill Elsey, Bomb Aimer. Arthur Vickers right rear.' Huts are…

PBradburyDC17010049.pdf
A brief memoir of Denis Bradbury and his wartime experiences in the RAF. An introduction to a talk entitled 'How to visit twelve different countries at no expense to myself due to the incompetence of the Air Ministry'.

This item was sent to the…

PBradburyDC17010046.pdf
Photo 1 - head and shoulders portrait of trainee Denis Bradbury smoking a pipe.

Photo 2 - an air-to-air image of a Percival Proctor.

Photo 3 - modern photograph with a side view of a Lancaster and E-7 Sentry in the distance.

Photo 4 -…

PBradburyDC17010035.pdf
Internal images of inside the RAF Lancaster, captioned 'Last time in a Lancaster was on Thursday 20th. March 1947 flying back to Ein Shemer from Malta Now inside a Lancaster some 67 and a half years later.'

Photo 1 - the cockpit, annotated 'Pilot…

PBradburyDC17010020.pdf
Photo 1 - Denis Bradbury in uniform standing behind his parents, who are seated, outside a house. His father is smoking a pipe and Denis is holding one.

Photo 2 - a head and shoulders portrait of Denis Bradbury in uniform. smoking a…
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