Arthur Ward’s Royal Air Force Observer’s and Air Gunner’s Flying Log Book

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Arthur Ward’s Royal Air Force Observer’s and Air Gunner’s Flying Log Book

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Arthur Ward’s Flying Log Book as an air bomber from 20 November 1942 until 27 August 1944 on completion of his operational tour. Trained at No. 10 Advanced Flying Unit, 27 Operational Training Unit 30 Operational Training Unit, 1651 Conversion Unit, before being posted to 199 Squadron for operations in August 1943.

Served at RAF Dumfries, RAF Lichfield, RAF Hixon, RAF Waterbeach, RAF Lakenheath, RAF North Creake.

Aircraft flown were Anson, Botha, Wellington III, Stirling III.

He flew 36 night operations with 199 Squadron. These included bombing, mine laying and special operations dropping window and radar jamming. Targets included Bordeaux, Friesians Islands, Boulogne, Hannover, Mannheim, Kattegat, Bremen, Berlin, Abbeville, Kiel Bay, the Baltic Sea, the Mediterranean Sea, Heligoland, Laon, Aulnoye, Amsterdam, St Annaland.

His pilot on all but his last three operations was Flight Lieutenant Lumsdaine. Pilots for the last three were Flight Lieutenant Cattarall and Flying Officer Holmes.

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Great Britain. Royal Air Force, “Arthur Ward’s Royal Air Force Observer’s and Air Gunner’s Flying Log Book ,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 20, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/48813.

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