Fonds 74/619 - Edgar James Kingston-McCloughry fonds

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Edgar James Kingston-McCloughry fonds

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    CA ON00093 74/619

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    • Photocopied [197-] (Reproduction)
    • 1937-1957, predominant 1941-1944 (Creation)

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    12 cm of textual records

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    Edgar James Kingston-McCloughry (1896- ) was Air Officer Commanding Royal Air Force No. 44 Group the Second World War. In December 1943 he was appointed Chief Operations Planner at Headquarters Allied Expedtionary Air Force for the invasion of Normandy in the summer of 1944. On the conclusion of the Normandy operations, he was appoited to His Excellency the Commander-in-Chief's Committee on Reorganization of the Army and Air Forces in India.

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    Fonds consists of selected correspondence relating to Ferry Command and No. 44 Group during 1942-1943 and to reports of Air Ministry production during 1940-1942 and documents concerning air operations and the analysis of bombing tactics and strategy. There are also British Cabinet and Allied Command papers relating to Operation "Overlord".

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    The immediate source of acquisition is unknown.


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    • English

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      Original records are held at the Imperial Museum in London, England.

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      Copies of the finding aid are located in the first file of the fonds and in the Reading Room at the Directorate of History and Heritage. Electronic copies are also available.

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      Original records are held at the Imperial Museum in London, England.

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      Originally titled A/V/M E.J. Kingston-McCloughry Papers

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