Robert Brown’s South African Air Force Observer’s and Air Gunner’s Flying Log Book

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Robert Brown’s South African Air Force Observer’s and Air Gunner’s Flying Log Book

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R Brown’s South African Air Force Observer’s and Air Gunner’s Flying Log Book, from 4th July 1942 to 25th September 1943, detailing training and operations as a Bomb Aimer (“Bombardier” used in logbook). Based at RAF Oudtshoorn (45 Air School), Air Force Station Port Alfred (43 Air School), RAF Cottesmore and RAF Saltby (14 OTU), RAF Wigsley (1654 conversion Unit) and RAF Scampton and RAF East Kirkby (57 Squadron). Aircraft in which flown: Anson, Oxford, Wellington Ic, Manchester, Lancaster.
Records a total of five night operations. The final entry notes: “Shot down when returned over base by JU88. Engineer and self only survivors. Baled out”. Targets in Germany, are: Berlin, Hanover, Leverkusen, Monchengladbach (early return) and Nurnberg.
Also records some private flights in 1947 and 1948.

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One booklet

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IBCC Digital Archive

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Great Britain. Royal Air Force, “Robert Brown’s South African Air Force Observer’s and Air Gunner’s Flying Log Book,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 4, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/36100.

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