John Cecil Preston's pilot's flying log book



John Cecil Preston's pilot's flying log book


J C Preston’s RCAF Pilot’s Flying Log Book from 25 November 1942 to 17 May 1946. It details training, 13 Air Search and Rescue (ASR) sorties and other duties as a pilot with 249 Squadron in the Middle East, over the eastern Mediterranean and later with PAI Force (Persia and Iraq Force). He was stationed at US Naval Air Station Grosse-Ile, US Naval Air Training Centre Pensacola, RCAF Station Charlottetown (No. 31 General Reconnaissance School), RAF Brough (No. 4 Elementary Flying Training School), RAF Ein Shemer (No. 78 Operational Training Unit), RAF Idku and RAF Basra (No. 294 Squadron). Aircraft in which flown: DA 82A, Spartan NP-1, Stearman N2S, Vultee SNV-1, North American SNJ, Consolidated P2-Y3, Consolidated PBY Catalina, Anson, Wellington, Warwick, Walrus



One booklet


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