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Recently Added Items

A bomber pilot’s journey through WWII

BCleggPVWilsonDv1.pdf

Biography of Squadron Leader David James Baikie Wilson, DSO, DFC and Bar (1917 - 1947). He flew operations as a pilot with 214, 196 and 617 Squadrons…

162 Squadron Light Night Striking Force Battle Orders

MBoltonJD67631-170906-01.pdf

162 Squadron crew lists and record of operations from 19 December 1944 to 17 April 1945 and John Bolton's memoir.

John Derek Bolton’s pilots log book. Two

LBoltonJD67631v2.pdf

Pilots log book for John Derek Bolton, covering the period from 17 March 1946 to 14 June 1947. Detailing his civilian flying duties. He was based at…

John Derek Bolton’s Pilots flying log book. One

LBoltonJD67631v1.pdf

Pilots flying log book for John Derek Bolton, covering the period from 18 October 1940 to 11 December 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations…

Commonwealth War Graves Commission work order

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Commonwealth War Graves Commission work order, for graves including that of A H D Batty.

J Barnes’ pilots flying log book. Two

LBarnesJ[Ser#-DoB]v2.pdf

Pilots flying log book for J Barnes, covering the period from 4 April 1951 to 4 February 1954.

J Barnes’ pilots flying log book. One

LBarnesJ[Ser#-DoB]v1.pdf

Pilots flying log book for J Barnes, covering the period from 10 December 1940 to 6 march 1946 and 24 September 1948 to 2 march 1951. Detailing his…

Wehrmacht armband and signed napkin

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A red cloth napkin with the signatures of eight individuals, including Peter Banting and H J Rothwell his pilot. It is positioned with a yellow…

Peter Banting’s Royal Canadian Air Force flying log book for aircrew other than pilot

LBantingP1399810v1.pdf

Royal Canadian Air Force flying log book for aircrew other than pilot for Peter Banting, bomb aimer, covering the period from 5 October 1943 to 11…