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The document covers an operation on Rouen on the night of 18/19 April 1944. It describes the attack and details the aircraft and pilots that took part.
Two aircraft were shot down by a Me 410 as they were landing. The crews are listed.

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A group of six airmen arranged in two rows. Reg Payne is top left.
On the reverse
'W/Op training RAF Yatesbury
Reg Payne
Keith Kenway
Robbie Robertson
Ron Boydon
George Plank
Eric "Tubby" Melhuish'.

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Twelve aircrew posed in two rows, names applied during processing, captioned '79 Course W.OP./AG's'. Signatures on the reverse.

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A group of 12 airmen, all in fatigues except one man wearing a shirt and tie. On their left is an air raid shelter. Reg Payne is third from the right, back row.

Additional information about this item has been kindly provided by the donor.

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…

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A copy of a photograph of seven airmen at the tail of their Halifax III, ZL-K. Each airmen and their role is identified on the caption.
A second image is a better quality photograph of the seven airmen in a row,
Two of the men have POW added to…

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Two airmen (Peter Hazeldine left) in flying kit standing at the nose of a Hampden. Above their heads on the nose is a griffon with [undecipherable] underneath and P/O R. Waprinc D [incomplete].

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Two airmen inside an aircraft. Information supplied with the collection states 'G H Walters Vict. BC'

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Four biographies of 199 Squadron servicemen killed in action, with notes regarding the inscriptions on their headstones.
Flying Officer Ronald Herman Downes Cook, wireless operator/ air gunner;
Sergeant Ronald Hughes, navigator;
Sergeant John…

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Head and shoulders, all with aircrew trainee flash and telegraphist sleeve badge, all three have inscriptions to Eric and one is dated Oct '43.

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Three colour photographs of gravestones. Top left - for Flight Sergeant H Ferguson air gunner. Top right - for Flight Sergeant J W Milburn wireless operator. Bottom - for Flight Sergeant J F Dormer navigator.

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A poem about the work done by a Wireless operator air gunner.

BPayneTPGunningFVv1.pdf
A biography of Vivian, born in Beaminster in 1920. He trained at Aldergrove and served at Bassingbourne, Wattisham, West Raynham, Watton then Wyton. Losses were high. He was shot down near Le Bourget, his two crew members dying with him. Additional…

BWhitwellHJWhitwellHJv2.pdf
A detailed account of an operation on Friday, 8th October 1943. The crew of Lancaster 'N for Nan' were Pilot PPilot Officer John Charles Peter Taylor from London, Flying Officer Stewart Stubby bomb aimer from Herefordshire, Warrant Officer James…

MCurnockRM1815605-171114-001.pdf
News sheet with details of the Southampton reunion in 1987, Recco Report -stories about ex-POWs, Obituaries, members reports, KLB Club for prisoners from Buchenwald and a flight in a Blenheim.

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Three head and shoulders portraits of Ted.
#1 Ted as a trainee
#2 Ted as a trainee. On the reverse 'Ted Thornhill'.
#3 Ted smoking a pipe. On the reverse 'WOP-AG POW Germany 1943 to 1945' and on a post-it 'EB Thornhill with Dunhill pipe. Pipe…

LDownesS430647v1.pdf
Flying log book for Steven Downes, wireless operator, covering the period from 9 December 1943 to 19 June 1945. Detailing his flying training. He was stationed at RAAF Parkes, RAAF Sale, RAF Halfpenny Green, RAF Lichfield, RAF Church Broughton and…

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Seven airmen arranged in a row. Their names are listed in a caption above. On the image is annotated '276. LMG. S/L Epps. 427-Sqd'

BWhittleGGWhittleGGv1.pdf
A brief memoir of Geoffrey Whittle's wartime service. His training started in March 1942 in Scotland. One year later he converted to Wellingtons, then Lancasters at RAF Lindholme. He was then posted to RAF Ludford Magna. On his 15th operation over…

PChubbWF1804.jpg
Seven airmen in a row. Each airman has been annotated with their role on the aircraft. At the top is annotated 'Bill Chubb 432 Sqdn RCAF.'

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Portrait of Sergeant William Anderson in greatcoat. and side cap. On the reverse

'George Anderson
George Anderson
George 5633
1942
19 years of age
R.A.F.V.R.
Sgt Wm. G. Anderson
Wireless.Op.A/G 1501026
Born. March 18th 1923
Killed on…
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