Tait, John


Tait, John
John Tait
J T Tait


Six items. The collection consists of an oral history interview with Warrant Officer John Thomas Tait (1923 - 2019, 175522 Royal Air Force), his service and release book and four photographs. John Tait flew 34 operations with 50 Squadron from RAF Skellingthorpe as a wireless operator / air gunner.

The collection has been donated to the IBCC Digital Archive for digitisation by John Tait and catalogued by IBCC Digital Archive staff.




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Tait, JT

Collection Items

John Tait was prompted to join the Royal Air Force, as he was American by birth and therefore he had to report to the police station once a month because he was considered an ‘alien’. He was a wireless operator and gunner, flying in Ansons,…

John Tait's service and release book
Service in the Royal Air Force (29 December 1941 to 29 October 1946).

John Tait with a man and woman
Three people in a garden in front of a bungalow. Sergeant John Tait is on the on left holding a cigarette; and older bearded man is on the right, and elderly lady is seated between them.

John Tait in front of a bungalow with an officer
Sergeant John Tait, standing in garden in front of a bungalow. At the left hand side, a flying officer with an observer’s brevet. Both are smoking cigarettes.

John Tait
Head and shoulders portrait of Leading Aircraftsman John Tait.

Additional information about this item has been kindly provided by the donor.

Seven personnel in front of an aircraft
Seven aircrew personnel of various ranks stood in front of a Government Air Transport aircraft. Four are wearing side caps and three dress caps. John Tait is the second from the right.
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