Arnold Christian's Log book
Pilot's Flying log book for Wing Commander A.L. Christian, covering the period from 1 December 1936 to 8 May 1941. Detailing his flying training, instructional duties and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Upper Heyford, RAF Upavon, RAF Netheravon, RAF Sealand, RAF Debden, RAF Bicester and RAF Swanton Morley. Aircraft flown in were Hind, Tiger Moth, Audax, Tutor, Hart, Fury, Magister, Anson, Wallace, Oxford, Vildebeest, Gladiator, Hurricane, Demon, Walrus, Blenheim, Battle, Halifax, Harvard, Leopard Moth, Proctor, Hornet Moth and Master. He served with 218 Squadron, Central Flying School, 108 Squadron, 104 Squadron and 13 Operational Training Unit before being posted to 105 Squadron for operations. He flew 11 night operations before failing to return. His log book is stamped 'Death presumed'. The only targets identified are Boulogne, 'aerodromes' and Hamburg. The rest are simply marked 'operations'. The book contains the maiden flight of L7244, the prototype Halifax with test pilot Major Cordes on 25 October 1939.
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