Eric Sinclair’s Royal Air Force Pilot’s Flying Log Book

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Eric Sinclair’s Royal Air Force Pilot’s Flying Log Book

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Eric Sinclair’s Pilot’s Flying Log Book from 25th August 1941 until 30th June 1947. Training started at No. 5 Elementary Flying Training School followed by No. 36 Service Flying Training School in Canada in January 1942. Further training at 14 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit, 1520 Beam Approach Training Flight and No. 2 Flying Instructors’ School.
Returned to 14 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit in October 1942 as a flying instructor. Further posting in March 1944 to 6 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit. In November 1944 posted to 11 Operational Training Unit and then Path Finder Force Navigation Training Unit (PFF NTU). His operational posting as a pilot to 35 Squadron occurred in February 1945. In November 1945 posted to No. 5 Ferry Pool.

Served at RAF Meir, RCAF Penhold, RAF Ossington, RAF Holme-on-Spalding Moor, RAF Montrose, RAF Fraserburgh, RAF Little Rissington, RAF Oakley, RAF Warboys, RAF Graveley, RAF Lichfield, RAF Silloth, RAF Westcott, RAF Gamston.

Aircraft flown were Magister, Oxford, Whitley, Anson, Wellington X, Lancaster III, Lincoln, B-24 Liberator, Halifax, Warwick, Dominie, C-47 Dakota, Auster.

With 35 Squadron he flew 20 bombing operations (7 day, 13 night). His targets were Bonn, Goch, Duisburg, Essen, Kamen, Chemnitz, Dessau, Hamburg, Dortmund, Misburg Oil Refinery, Witten, Paderborn, Nordhausen, Leuna, Kiel, Schwandorf, Heligoland. His pilot for his first two bombing operations was Squadron leader Gooch.
He also flew 1 Operation Manna (The Hague), 2 Operation Exodus (Juvincourt), 4 Cook's Tours, 1 Operation Spasm (Berlin), 1 Operation Post Mortem and 4 Operation Dodge (Bari).

This log book Includes copies of training exercises, diagrams and photographs.

Last entry as a pilot is a civilian flight in 1947.

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One booklet

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Great Britain. Royal Air Force, “Eric Sinclair’s Royal Air Force Pilot’s Flying Log Book,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 18, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/47764.

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