Charles Turner's flying log book

LTurnerCF1042292v1.pdf

Title

Charles Turner's flying log book

Description

C F Turner’s air gunner’s log book covering the period from 27 December 1943 to 4 April 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown as rear air gunner. He was stationed at SAAF Port Alfred (43 Air School), RAF Little Horwood and RAF Wing (26 OTU), RAF Chedburgh (1653 HCU), RAF Feltwell (3 LFS), RAF Tuddenham and RAF Stradishall (186 Squadron). Aircraft flown in were Hampden, Anson, Northrop, Audax, Wellington, Stirling and Lancaster.
He flew a total of 5 night operations and 27 day operations with 186 Squadron, a total of 32 plus one recall. Targets were Essen, Cologne, Homberg, Solingen, Bottrop, Rur Dam Schwammenauel, Duisburg, Osterfeld, Siegen, Trier, Saint-Vith, Mönchengladbach, Juvincourt-et-Damary, Saarbrücken, Wanne Eichel, Gelsenkirchen, Buer, Dortmund, Hattingen, Bocholt, Neuss, Sterkrade, Dessau and Merseburg. It also contains a newspaper clipping 'Cologne bridge is out'.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Contributor

Terry Hancock

Rights

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Format

One booklet

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Identifier

LTurnerCF1042292v1

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

RAF bomb-aimers were dead on target when Lancasters and Halifaxes gave Cologne its heaviest battering of the war in daylight last Saturday. Some were told to smash the big suspension bridge over the Rhine, and - as the picture shows – they did it. The great steel span has crashed into the river where it will have to be blown to pieces to clear a way for the large-scale traffic along the Rhine.

Collection

Citation

Great Britain. Royal Air Force, “Charles Turner's flying log book,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed January 21, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/23327.

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