Richard Franklin’s navigators, air bombers, air gunners and flight engineers flying log book

LFranklinRH178702v1.pdf

Title

Richard Franklin’s navigators, air bombers, air gunners and flight engineers flying log book

Description

Wireless operators flying log book for Richard Franklin covering the period from 17th February 1943 to 19th July 1946. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Madely (4 Radio School), RAF Wigton (1(O)AFU), RAF Topcliffe (1659 HCU), RAF Leeming (427 Squadron), RAF Atherstone, RAF Wellesbourne Mountford (22 OTU), RAF Wymeswold (108 OTU), RAF Membury (525 Squadron), RAF Stoney Cross (46 Squadron). Aircraft flown in were, Dominie, Proctor, Botha, Anson, Whitley, Halifax, Wellington, Dakota. He flew a total 30 operations (all night-time) with 427 squadron. His aircraft was attacked by an Me 109. the aircraft was damaged and crash landed at RAF Lakenheath. Targets were Hanover, Kassel, Dusseldorf, Berlin, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Leipzig, Essen, Villeneuve-Saint-Georges, Le Bourget, Lens, Saint-Valery-en-Caux, Ghent, Boulogne, Louvain, Le Clipit, Aachen, Bourg Leopold, Au Fevre, Merville, Conde-Sur-Noireau, Archeres, Arras. The log book also lists his post war RAF flights.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Contributor

Mike French

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One booklet

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LFranklin RH178702v1

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Citation

Great Britain. Royal Air Force, “Richard Franklin’s navigators, air bombers, air gunners and flight engineers flying log book,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed August 5, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/22951.

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