Azzaro, Victor Emmanuel


Azzaro, Victor Emmanuel
Azzaro, Vic
V E Azzaro


12 Items. The collection concerns Flight Lieutenant
Victor Azzaro MBE, DFC (1915 - 1997, 56448 Royal Air Force) and includes nine photographs, his decorations and a letter awarding him his pathfinder wings. He flew operations as an air gunner with 196, 15 and 7 Squadrons.

The collection has been loaned to the IBCC Digital Archive for digitisation by Julie Azzaro and catalogued by Barry Hunter.


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Azzaro, VE

Collection Items

Victor Azzaro and crew on a Lancaster
Six airmen sitting on top of a Lancaster cockpit with the pilot seated inside. Victor Azzaro is third from the left. Six airmen are wearing peaked caps and one a side cap. The nose art indicates at least 65 operations were completed.

Five airman and a Wellington
Four airmen at the tail of a Wellington. A fifth airman is sitting at the entrance of the rear turret. The Wellington is coded 'ZO-H', HF464. The photograph is signed by J W Beale, W F Temlett and F Elliott. On the reverse 'Azzaro, 196 Squadron…

Five airmen playing cards
Five airmen, including Vic Azzaro, arranged round a card table. A sixth man is lying on the top bunk of bunk beds. Two men are smoking pipes. On the wall is a round object with a key hanging on a chain.

On the reverse 'Berlin Air Lift Vic Azzaro…

31 airmen recruits
31 recruits arranged in four rows, in front of a large tree. On the reverse 'Vic joining RAF 1936, 2nd row standing 2nd from left'.

17 airmen, three naval officers and one civilian
A mixed group comprising 17 airmen, three naval officers and one civilian. They are arranged in two rows in front of a single-storey wooden hut. On the reverse is '116 Sqn?'.

Trainee airmen
A group of trainee airmen arranged in nine rows. The front row are the senior officers and trainers. The back rows are the trainees with training flashes in their caps. On the reverse are 14 signatures and '84867'.

Corporal Victor Azzaro
Half-length portrait of Corporal Vic Azzaro, wearing a cap with a training flash. On the reverse is a photographer's mark '50981/349'.

Airmen and Lancaster
A large group of airmen arranged in five rows at the front of a Lancaster. A sixth row is standing on its wing.

Victor Azzaro's decorations in a display box
A wooden display box with Victor Azzaro's medals: Cross of the European Confederation of Former Combatants; Member of the British Empire; Distinguished Flying Cross and bar; 1939-45 Star; Air Crew Europe Star; Defence Medal; War Medal 1939-1945;…

Victor Azzaro's Cross of the European Confederation of Former Combatants
A Cross of the European Confederation of Former Combatants medal awarded to Vic Azzaro. On the reverse 'Confederation Europeenne des Anciens Combattants' and 'Depose LR Paris'

Victor Azzaro's decorations
Seven medals awarded to Victor Azzaro. Member of the British Empire, Distinguished Flying Cross and bar, 1939-45 Star, Air Crew Europe Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1939-1945, General Service Medal with Arabian Peninsula clasp. Both front and…

Award of Path Finder Force Badge
A certificate issued to Flying Officer V E Azzaro DFC. The Path Finder badge is awarded to him permanently.
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