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Full length portrait photograph of Arthur Atkinson in uniform, with a cadet’s hat, a leading aircraftman’s rank insignia.

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Seven aircrew leaving a Lancaster 'A’, parked on a dispersal with bomb doors open following a daylight operation to Duisburg 14 October 1944. All aircrew are wearing life vests, carrying crew bags and helmets; two wearing Sidcot suits, two with…

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Two identical photographs of Sergeant John Young standing with wireless operator John Hartley. Both are wearing Mae Wests, parachute harnesses and flying boots. In the background two bicycles are leaning against a low structure. On the reverse of…

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Line group of seven aircrew, all in uniform either battledress or tunics with appropriate brevets. Sergeant John Young is standing is on the extreme right. Captioned ‘Sgt Stedman P. F/O Gapes N. F/O Fox O/B W/O Hartley W/AG Sgt Cambell M/U Sgt…

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Cover and back have faint image of a sailing ship. Loose sheet of paper with names of Edward Ellis's crew.

Left inside page is blank, right inside page has images of seven aircrew, two at the top, 3 in the middle and two at the bottom. All are in…

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Seven aircrew standing in battledress uniform. Don Briggs is second from the right, pilot, William Neale, is in the centre. In the background a part of a Lancaster with open bomb bay.

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Nine aircrew officers dressed in uniform standing in front of the port wing and part of the fuselage of a Lancaster with cockpit covered. On the reverse ‘No 576 Lanc squadron, Fiskerton 31/10/44 – 13/9/45 with 49 Sqn’ and ‘F/L Namon [?] Radar…

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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 list of Bill Thomas' aircrew with 166 and 153 Squadron at RAF Kirmington and RAF Scampton.

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Cyril Abbotts volunteered for the Royal Air Force while he was an engineering apprentice with W T Avery at Smethwick. After his reception at Lord’s Cricket Ground and initial training,he trained as a pilot at RAF Bowden and Moose Jaw in Canada. On…

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Seven aircrew standing in front of the rear turret of Lancaster VN-R. Five men have Mae Wests, one unfastened. The pilot in the middle wears a peaked cap.

L V Sharpe is second from the right.

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Leslie Temple spent four years in the Air Training Corps before joining the Royal Air Force as a radio operator. He completed a tour of 30 operations with 101 Squadron at RAF Ludford Magna, as a German speaking special operator. He describes how…

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Seven aircrew dressed in uniform, standing in front of a Lancaster. A lorry is visible in the background. Captioned 'Woodhall Spa, Sept 1944 Mid-Upper Gunner, Flight Eng. Bomb Aimer, Skipper, Nav, w/op 'Me' Rear Gunner' On the reverse 'Colin Cole L…

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Group of 12 airmen and one civilian, arranged in two rows, three kneeling at the front, eight standing behind. On the wall are squadron crests. Captioned on the reverse 'Binbrook 46 4/14 Colin Cole'.

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Cream letters and wing, gold leaves on a blue background.

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Group of seven aircrew, four standing and three kneeling. All are wearing battledress, two including the pilot, have peaked caps, the rest have side caps. They are standing in front of a hedge, with a wooden door to a stone building on the right.

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Seven aircrew are on grass arranged in two rows, for standing and three crouched. Men wear various combinations of battledress and tunics, side caps and peaked caps. William Anderson is standing second from the left. Buildings are visible in the…

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Seven aircrew in Mae Wests standing in front of the undercarriage of a large aircraft. Two kneel in front and five stand behind. The middle man in the rear is wearing an officers peaked cap. The letter B can be seen behind on the undercarriage door.…

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Eight aircrew arranged in two rows, four crouched for standing. Two have pilot’s wings, others are single winged brevets. One man is holding a pet. In background are two tents.

Back row from left to right: wireless operator Flight Sergeant…

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Joan Wilson was born in Nettleham near Lincoln. She joined the Women’s Auxilliary Air Force and served as a wireless operator at RAF Morton Hall. The day following the Normandy landings, she had to send an urgent signal to all aircraft, to stop…

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Head portrait of John Maher while under training, captioned ' 5 F/Sgt Maher RAAF W/Op'.

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A crew list of Lancaster 111, ED531, PO-T, 467 Squadron.
Captioned -
'1, F/O Mitchell RAAF (Pilot)
2 F/O St George RAAF (Nav)
3 Sgt Evans RAFVR (Eng)
4 F/O Morgan RAFVR (B/A)
5 F/Sgt Maher RAAF (Wop)
6 F.Sgt Terry RAAF (A/G)
7 F/Sgt Bolger…

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George Anderson was born in County Durham and worked in a grocery shop before he joined the Royal Air Force in 1943. He flew operations as a wireless operator at the end of the war, with 101 Squadron from RAF Ludford Magna. In 1959 George and his…

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The seven aircrew are standing at the nose of 'Liz Beth', their Lancaster. Each crew member is identified along with brief details of the crash at Normington, Lincolnshire on completion of an operation to Turin 12/13 July 1943.
The second part of…

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Seven aircrew in two rows three kneeling in front and four standing behind. Derrick Allen is on the right of front row. Two in the centre of the back row are wearing peaked cap and remainder side caps. In the background part of the fuselage of a…
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