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Recently Added Items

Interview with Theo Eaves

In accordance with the conditions stipulated by the donor, this item is available only at the International Bomber Command Centre / University of…

Peter Lovatt's navigator’s, air bomber’s and air gunner’s flying log book

LLovattP1821369v1.pdf

Pilots / Air Gunner’s flying log book for Peter Lovatt covering the period from 12 April 1944 to 20 June 1945. Detailing his flying training and…

Peter Watson

PWatsonPHC1702.pdf

Peter Watson in uniform with Air Gunner’s brevet and medal ribbons. Submitted with caption; PHC Watson Aged 22 1946.'

This item was sent to the…

Peter H C Watson’s flying log book (Partial)

LWatsonPHC182029v1.pdf

Flying log book (Partial) for P H C Watson, air gunner, covering the period from 13 February 1944 to 7 June 1944 and for April 1945. Detailing some of…

Clarence Keith Bruhn’s flying log book for observers, air gunners and wireless operators

LBruhnKC437927v1.pdf

Flying log book for observers, air gunners and wireless operators for K C Bruhn, covering the period from 9 September 1943 to 7 September 1945.…

Peter Thomas’s Royal Canadian Air Force flying log book for aircrew other that pilot

LThomasPG1524026v1.pdf

Royal Canadian Air Force flying log book for aircrew other that pilot for P G Thomas, Navigator, covering the period from 6 January 1944 to 2 October…

Frank Simpson and his crew

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…

28 airmen

PSimpsonF1701.jpg

A group of 28 airmen and cadets arranged in three rows. Submitted with caption, “Air cadets 1939 - 40. Frank 2nd left front row”

Frank Simpson's Service and Release Book

OSimpsonF2203970-170203-01.pdf

Book issued to Frank Simpson covering his time in the RAF.