Carpenter, Ronald


Carpenter, Ronald
R B Carpenter


27 items. The collection concerns Flight Lieutenant Ronald Carpenter DFM (149832 Royal Air Force). He flew a tour of operations as a bomb aimer with 10 Squadron and with 223 Squadron in 100 Group on electronic countermeasures. The collection contains his log book, documents and photographs.

The collection has been donated to the IBCC Digital Archive by Ronald Carpenter and catalogued by Trevor Hardcastle.




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Carpenter, RB

Collection Items

Halifax DT546 damaged by flak, returned to Melbourne airfield
Records an incident to Squadron Leader Debenham's crew, Ronald Carpenter was the Bomb Aimer, flying 10 Squadron Halifax DT546 on 13/14 October 1942, when the aircraft was damaged by anti-aircraft fire and the flight engineer injured. It includes a…

Ronald Carpenter's Air Forces in India record cards
The Air Forces India F373 has his service details and next of kin. The Form 256 is the Medical Report Prior to Release, records that he has served in the U.K. for 4yrs 7 months, India 1 yr, Indo China 6 months and Burma 6 months. It was carried out…

Page of 12 Operational Training Unit's F540
One page of the operations for June 1942, records one Wellington failing to return from operation to Essen on 1/2 June. It also records two Wellingtons successfully attacking Bremen on 25/26 June, one of them was captained by Flight Lieutenant…

Recommendation for Ronald Carpenter's D.F.M.
Has recommendation from his Squadron Commander, his Station Commander and the No 4 Group Air Officer Commanding. Was gazetted on 14 September 1943.

Ronald Carpenter's Medical Grade card
Issued by the Tottenham Medical Board on initially being called up, was Grade 1.

Ronald Carpenter's Service and Release Book cover
Has his service details, is stamped Middlesex Territorial Army and Air Force Association.

Ronald Carpenter's RAFVR Identity Card
Has his photograph and personal details.

Ronald Carpenter's Record of Service
Gives details of Ronald's service. Was initially trained as a Wireless operator but remustered to Air Bomber in June 1942. He did his first tour on No 10 Squadron flying in the Halifax from RAF Melbourne and was awarded the DFM. He was commissioned…

Ronald carpenter's Form 965
Ronald's record of entry to the RAF and contains his personal details service number etc.

Authority for Ronald Carpenter's commission
From the Air Ministry, to everyone who needs to know to enable Ronald to obtain his uniform and new pay rates and allowances etc.

Ronald Carpenter's application to join RAFVR
Ronald is applying for a commission in the ground branch and the form has a brief list of his RAF appointments and courses.

Ronald Carpenter's Pay Book cover
Cover has cancelled in red and is annotated 'Release' and 'Embarked HMT Worcestershire 20-3-47'

10 Squadron crew
10 Squadron crew boarding their Halifax.

Ronald Carpenter
Ronald with bomb aimer brevet, DFM and campaign medal ribbons.

Aerial photograph is a mass of light streaks, nothing else visible. Photograph captioned '1632 FCX 21/22.6.43/NT 8" 19500' 0205 135M KREFELD RDB 2X1000GP 630X4 48X30 P11 S/L DEBENHAM X 10.

Ronald Carpenter
Formal portrait as an officer with bomb aimer brevet and DFM medal ribbon.

Ronald Carpenter
Ronald standing on the grass, trellis arch and open door in a house wall behind him. Bomb aimer brevet and flying officer rank braids.

223 Squadron aircrew
12 aircrew posed in two rows on a grass area. Ronald Carpenter third from left in front row.
Additional information about this item has been kindly provided by the donor.

Course photograph 12 Operational Training Unit
Formal course photograph, posed in three rows in front of wooden structure. Names written on photograph during processing. Captioned '28 Course BA's, WOAG's, & AG's'. Couse was at R.A.F. Chipping Warden in May 1942, Ronald right end of front row.…

Ronald Carpenter
Ronald on the left with fellow aircrewman, both in flying gear. Brick building in background.
Additional information about this item has been kindly provided by the donor.

Ronald Carpenter
Five airmen in Sidcot suits. Ronald second from the right.

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

Halifax in flight
Series of six air to air views of Halifax Mk 2, serial BB 324, with squadron letters ZA-X, in various attitudes. Sometimes parts of the camera aircraft are visible. The following information was kindly supplied by the donor.…

Aircrew and ground crew with Halifax
First photograph seven individuals standing, seven sitting cross legged on the ground, posed under the nose of a Halifax Mk 2. Third from the left, standing is pilot, Archibald Ian Scott Debenham. Aircraft parked on its dispersal, wheel chocked,…

Bomb aimer in his position
In full flying clothing surrounded by his equipment.

Aircrew boarding Halifax
Seven aircrew in flying clothing, carrying parachutes, boarding aircraft.
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