Bradbury, Denis Carlos. Scrapbook

Title

Bradbury, Denis Carlos. Scrapbook

Description

49 page scrapbook containing photographs and cuttings concerning Denis Bradbury's training, operations with 514 Squadron, his time in the Far East, and visits to see the remaining Lancasters at RAF Coningsby.

This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form. No better quality copies are available.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

2017-03-22

Rights

This content is available under a CC BY-NC 4.0 International license (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0). It has been published ‘as is’ and may contain inaccuracies or culturally inappropriate references that do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the University of Lincoln or the International Bomber Command Centre. For more information, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ and https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/legal.

Identifier

PBradburyDC1701

Collection Items

Page 1 of D C Bradbury Scrapbook
Item 1 - A note '"Call Up" to St John's Wood Training at Bridlington & then Yatesbury Wilts'
Item 2 - A head and shoulders photograph of Dennis Bradbury in trainee side cap.
Item 3 - Head and shoulders photographs of four trainees including Dennis…

Page 2 of D C Bradbury Scrapbook
Item 1 - a group of trainees arranged in seven rows.
Item 2 - six airmen arranged in two rows, including Denis Bradbury.
Item 3 - a card with five signatures
Item 4 - a head and shoulders portrait of Sergeant Denis Bradbury with signallers brevet.…

Page 3 of D C Bradbury Scrapbook
Item 1 is a note annotated 'RAF Peplow Joining crew except flight engineer Training as crews on Wellingtons'.
Item 2 - a large group of airmen and ground crew arranged on and around a Lancaster marked PB529.

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Page 4 of D C Bradbury Scrapbook
Item 1 - five airmen standing in a garden.
Item 2 - four airmen sitting on a brick wall outside a house. On the background is a young boy.
Item 3 - eight airmen, seven seated round a table, drinking from tankards.
Item 4 - a half length portrait…

Page 5 of D C Bradbury Scrapbook
Item 1 - rear/side view of a Lancaster (JI-N), captioned 'RAF Bottisford [sic] conversion unit to Lancasters Len Thatcher joins our crew as Flight Engineer We have a change of tail gunner'.
Item 2 - an airman sitting on a farming machine.
Item 3 -…

Page 6 of D C Bradbury Scrapbook
Item 1 - seven airmen in flying suits at the tail of a 514 Squadron Lancaster.
Item 2 - nine airmen in two rows outside a Nissen hut.
Item 3 - an airman standing in front of large bush.
Item 4 - two airmen standing in front of bushes.
Item 5 -…

Page 7 of D C Bradbury Scrapbook
Item 1 - wireless operator's station inside a Lancaster.
Item 2 - in-flight view across the starboard wing of a Lancaster.
Item 3 - in-flight view of the mid-upper gun turret.
Item 4 - caption 'RAF Waterbeach 514 Squadron Operational'.

This…

Page 8 of D C Bradbury Scrapbook
Item 1 - seven airmen sitting on top of Lancaster JI-N 'PB145'. One man is sitting on the mid-upper gun turret. Underneath is 'Rosebud'.
Item 2 - an airman standing on a port outer engine.
Item 3 - two airmen standing with their hands in their…

Page 9 of D C Bradbury Scrapbook
Item 1 - photo of seven airmen at the front of a Lancaster. 81 operations are recorded on the nose. There are flags of Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the UK. In the background is a second Lancaster.

Item 2 - a telegram to Flying Officer Freamo…

Page 10 of D C Bradbury Scrapbook
Photo 1 - view across the port wing of a Lancaster in flight. Mostly clouds.

Photo 2 - air-to-air view from the mid-upper turret looking aft towards five Lancasters.

Photo 3 - vertical aerial photograph of Wesel, Germany during a bombing…

Page 11 of D C Bradbury Scrapbook
Item 1 - a list titled 'Denis Bradbury's crew' of five addresses in Canada for Hank, Woodie, Gort, Roy and Don. Item 2 -Underneath is Len Thatcher's Welsh address.

Item 3 - card of 514 Squadron crest. Approved by King George VI.

Item 4 - two…

Page 12 of D C Bradbury Scrapbook
Extract from Flying Officer Snow's log book. It lists operations between 15 Jan 1945 and 21 May 1945.

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Page 13 of D C Bradbury Scrapbook
Item 1 - card for Farewell Dinner to be held at the Officers' Mess, 514 Squadron, RAF Waterbeach
Item 2 - handwritten summary of 514 Squadron operational and flying hours.
Item 3 - the menu at the farewell dinner.
Item 4 - the Operational record…

Page 14 of D C Bradbury Scrapbook
Photo 1 - three airmen standing in front of a castle, captioned 'Me as an officer'.

Photo 2 - an officer with a woman smartly dressed with hat, fur and gloves. [Identified on page 22 as Woody and Lily Freamo on their wedding day, Dec…

Page 15 of D C Bradbury Scrapbook
Item 1 - annotated with 'August 1945 change to Coastal Command with new crew Pilot F/L Johnny Allen air-sea rescue'.

Photo 2 - six airmen in tropical kit at the tail of a Lancaster.

Photos 3,4,5,6 are air-to-air shots of a Lancaster dropping…

Page 16 of D C Bradbury Scrapbook
Photo 1 - the mess. There are tables and chairs in an A-framed building.

Photo 2 - a local waiter, dressed in white.

Photo 3 - an airman standing at the front of a small truck, outside a thatched-roofed building.

Photo 4 - a market…

Page 17 of D C Bradbury Scrapbook
Photo 1 - a view of a military hut with a truck.

Photo 2 - a man dressed in shorts standing outside a tent.

Photo 3 - Denis lying on a bed smoking a pipe.

Item 4 - One cent Malayan banknote, showing head of King George VI.

Photo 5 - a…

Page 18 of D C Bradbury Scrapbook
Photo 1 - a night street scene, captioned 'Cairo Street en route to Palestine May 1946'.

Photo 2 - Denis sitting in uniform on a ship's railing. On a building is graffiti reading 'Nelson look at your heirs'. Above is the caption…

Page 19 of D C Bradbury Scrapbook
Photo 1 - four airmen in shorts and one civilian in a suit.

Photo 2 - a street scene of a narrow alley in a town.

Photo 3 - the front of the Officer's Club/NAAFI.

Photo 4 is a man with his arms round two women. All are wearing swim…

Page 20 of D C Bradbury Scrapbook
Photo 1 - Denis Bradbury in uniform standing behind his parents, who are seated, outside a house. His father is smoking a pipe and Denis is holding one.

Photo 2 - a head and shoulders portrait of Denis Bradbury in uniform. smoking a…

Page 21 of D C Bradbury Scrapbook
Large group of airmen and ground crew arranged on, around and on top of a Lancaster, in front of a hangar. The photograph is in a mount with the RAF crest at the top and underneath '514 Squadron, RAF, Waterbeach, 1945'.

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Page 22 of D C Bradbury Scrapbook
Photo 1 - Woody Freamo in civilian clothes with a toddler.

Photo 2 - Wedding photograph of Woody Freamo and Lily. He is in uniform, she is wearing a dress with a fur stole over her shoulders, hat and gloves.

Photo 3 - a hotel in Bridlington,…

Page 23 of D C Bradbury Scrapbook
Six colour postcards of Bridlington.
1 Enerby Cliffs
2 The Spa
3 The harbour
4 Princes Gardens
5 Sands and Spa
6 Victoria Terraces and sands

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Page 24 of D C Bradbury Scrapbook
Six colour postcards.
1 South Sands, Bridlington
2 Landing, Flamborough
3 Shireman, Bridlington
4 Promenade, North Shore, Bridlington
5 Bridlington
6 Thornwick Bay, Flamborough

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Page 25 of D C Bradbury Scrapbook
A newspaper cutting titled 'S.O.S. Interrupts Air-Sea Rescue Exercise'. There is a handwritten annotation 'Feb/March 1946'. The article describes a Sunderland getting into problems near Singapore, separately from the air-sea rescue exercise, then…
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