Ford, Terry. Album One

Title

Ford, Terry. Album One

Description

18 items. Photographs and documents of Terry Ford's service including target photographs, press cuttings and propaganda leaflets. It contains some images taken inside an aircraft during operations.

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IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

Ford, T

Collection Items

75 Squadron return to Mepal
Four photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is 14 aircraft over Mepal after an operation to Le Havre.
Photo 2 is Terry Ford at the ladder at the rear of his Lancaster.
Photo 3 is 15 Lancasters breaking formation to land at Mepal.
Photo 4 is six…

Le Havre
Two vertical aerial photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is bombing of the centre of Le Havre.
Photo 2 is taken on the next day and German Army positions on the outskirts were attacked.

Propaganda Leaflet and Bombing Attacks on Germany
Two items from a scrapbook.
Item 1 is a propaganda leaflet, dropped on Homberg on 21-11-44.
Item 2 is a newspaper cutting about Bombing Attacks on Germany. It states that the RAF lost 79,281 airmen and 22000 aircraft during the war. The USAAF lost…

Flushing and Bonn
Two vertical aerial photographs from an album. Photo 1 is of Flushing where a dyke was breached. Some flooding is visible according to the caption. Photo 2 is of Bonn showing in the city in great detail at the start of the attack. it is annotated…

Duisburg
Two vertical aerial photographs of Duisberg. Two operations in 24 hours to the same location. The caption comments on the large number of ' "scarecrows" sent up by the Hun'.
Photo 1 is a daylight image with all the details obscured by explosions…

75 (New Zealand) Squadron Crew
Three photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is Reg Weedon, Navigator.
Photo 2 is Harry Fitzwater, Rear Gunner.
Photo 3 is Eddy Muller, Flight Engineer.
They are all in flying kit and positioned with their left foot on the the rear access ladder of a…

Stirling and Fighter Affiliation
Four photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is Terry Ford landing a Stirling.
Photo 2 is a a view to the front as the aircraft is landing.
Photo 3 is a Stirling's starboard engines during a corkscrew manoeuvre.
Photo 4 is a Hurricane breaking off an…

Terry Ford's crew and Terry Ford flying a Stirling
Three photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is an unidentified crew of six at the tail of a Wellington III.
Photo 2 is a view out of a Stirling taking off.
Photo 3 is Terry Ford at the controls of a Stirling.
A fourth photograph is missing.

The Lake District
Six photographs from an album.
Six views of the lakes, captioned 'The Lake District. Whilst stationed at No 2 (Observers) A.F.U. Millom, Cumberland, I visited the Lake District for a weekend. I spent one night at Coniston and the next day went on to…

Homberg and a Lancaster exploding in mid-air
Three photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is an air-to-air photograph of an aircraft exploding after a direct hit.
Photo 2 is an air-to-air photograph of burning pieces of an aircraft after a direct hit.
Photo 3 is a vertical aerial photograph of…

Koblenz, flight engineer and Lancaster
Three photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a target photograph of a night attack on Koblenz. All detail is obscured by target indicators and incendiaries.
Photo 2 is Terry's flight engineer seen from the bomb aimer's position.
Photo 3 is a…

Emmerich and Terry Ford's crew
Four photographs from an album. Photo 1 is a target photograph of Emmerich. The river Rhine is visible but no ground detail. Photo 2 and 3 are Terry and Eddy at the controls on the way home from the Emmerich operation. Photo 4 is six airmen and a…

Westkapelle Dyke and Dortmund
Two target photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is Westkapelle dyke which was bombed to flood Walchern Island, which was below sea level.
Photo 2 is a night attack on Dortmund, most of the image obscured by anti-aircraft fire and target indicators.

Frankfurt and Calais
Two vertical aerial photographs from an album.
Photograph one, Frankfurt at night, is indecipherable. Captioned 'a brilliant spectacle of searchlights, flak sparks and puffs, glowing incendiaries and target indicators'.
Photograph two is taken…

Le Havre and Terry Ford's crew
Four photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a view during take off from the bomb aimer's station.
Photo 2 is air gunner Paddy Glover in his mid-upper turret.
Photo 3 is wireless operator George Tredinnick looking out of the astro-dome.
Photo 4 is…

Newspaper Cuttings after the attacks on Pont Remy, Le Havre and Frankfurt
Five cuttings from newspapers. Item 1 refers to an attack on Northern France on 31 August 1944 (annotation). Item 2 is a comment from Sir Arthur Harris praising the accurate bombing of the German garrison at Le Havre, September 1944. Item 3 is a…

75 Squadron and Terry Ford's Crew
Three photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is 13 Lancasters in flight over RAF Mepal.
Photo 2 is a frosty tree beside Terry's hut.
Photo 3 is Terry and his crew standing in front of a Nissen hut. In the caption each individual is named, as is their…

Dortmund and Cologne
Three photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is three or four aircraft turning to port after bombing Dortmund. Aircraft shadows confuse the numbers involved.
Photo 2 is a vertical aerial photograph of the marshalling yards at Nordfalk, Cologne.
Photo…
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