Maurice Stimpson's 1944 Diary

YStimpsonMC155249v2.pdf

Title

Maurice Stimpson's 1944 Diary

Description

A diary kept by Maurice. It records his operations. (Note the squadron was visited by the King & Queen on 10th February 1944 and he had lunch with them in the mess. He was killed on 15th February 1944 on an operation to Berlin)

Date

1944

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Format

One printed diary with handwritten annotations

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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YStimpsonMC155249v2

Transcription

THE AIR FORCE DIARY

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PERSONAL MEMORANDA

Name: M. C. STIMPSON
Service No. 155249

Home Address: PARKFIELD LODGE, HEADSTONE LANE, N. HARROW, MIDDX

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JANUARY 1944

Joined R.A.F. 1-9-41
Graduated 9-10-42
P/O (back date 7-6-43) 11-9-43
P.F.F. badge 29-10-43
F/LT (back dated 29-10-43) 1-11-43
AWARDED D.F.C. 28-1-44

SATURDAY 1
Ops BERLIN.

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SUNDAY 2
Ops BERLIN

WEDNESDAY 5
Ops STETTIN.

THURSDAY 6
arrived back from Stettin 0900 hrs, on train home at 1230 hrs, good going

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THURSDAY 10
King & Queen visited 156 introduced & had lunch in the mess with them. Went home & met Marion on W. ST 20.40 hrs, took her to the club & was presented with tankard & cheque, jolly fine time.

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FEBRUARY 1944

SUNDAY 13
Heard that Ward[?] to Sampson gone for a Burton

MONDAY 14
Received Valentine?
[indecipherable word], Joe & Johny & saw "Crash Dive" Tyron Powers, quite good.

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[back cover]
SUNDAY 13

Citation

Maurice Stimpson, “Maurice Stimpson's 1944 Diary,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 27, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/34225.

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