Allnutt, Frank John

Title

Allnutt, Frank John
F J Allnutt

Description

32 items. The collection concerns Frank Allnutt (436745 Royal Australian Air Force) and contains his log book and photographs. He flew operations as an air gunner with 625 Squadron.

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

Date

2016-09-16

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Rights

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Identifier

Allnutt, FJ

Collection Items

Frank J Allnutt’s RAAF observer’s air gunner’s and W/T operator’s flying log book
F J Allnutt’s RAAF Observer’s Air Gunner’s and W/T Operator’s Flying Log Book, from 22nd October 1943 to 27th November 1944, recording his training and operations as an Air Gunner. Aircraft in which flown: Battle, Oxford, Wellington X,…

Christmas menu
From RAF Kelstern Christmas 1944.

The Boy from Augusta by Frank J Allnutt
This is part of John Allnutt's life story, from when he was a teenager on the family farm in Australia just before the war, joining the Royal Australian Air Force, his aircrew training in Australia. It continues with his journey across the Pacific,…

Examples of leaflets dropped over France
Similar to the leaflets dropped by John Allnutt and his crew during their training at 27 OTU.

Luftwaffe dropping fake leaflets
Goebbels-Henriot producing fake leaflets, such as counterfeit ‘Le Courrier de l’Air’ newspapers, dropped…

John Allnutt's certificate of service
Certificate of service and discharge from RAAF as a Flight Sergeant, was issued when John was commissioned on 29 November 1944.

Cartoon
Cartoon from John Allnutt's time in UK with images of people and aircraft.

John Allnutt with air and ground crew
From information provided by the donor. Photograph shows ten air and ground crew posed in front of their aircraft squadron letter W. Jack Brady was killed three operations later.

Allnutt's crew and bomb
Seven airmen standing behind a large bomb on a bomb trolley after the crew's last operation. 'Whacko Bluey!' is chalked on the bomb. Bluey was a term applied to a redhead, in this case one of the ground crew.

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Blyton from the air
Partial cloud cover, no ground detail visible. Blyton from mid upper Halifax, early July 1944 when at 1662 Heavy Conversion Unit.

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John Allnutt in New York
Two photographs showing John (has a bandaged face) with others when they were in New York in transit from Australia to UK.

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John Allnutt and crew
Frank Allnutt and crew with Wellington at 27 Operational Training Unit at RAF Lichfield in 1944. Crew posed in two rows, nose of Wellington behind them, another Wellington in background.

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John Allnutt and Ken Brady
Frank John Allnutt and Ken Brady wearing shorts and bush hats outside a Nissen hut.

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John Allnutt
Head and shoulders portrait of Frank John Allnutt after receiving his commission.

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John Allnutt
Frank Allnutt standing outside a Nissen hut.

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John Allnutt in turret
Frank Allnutt in the mid upper turret over Essen 25 October 1944.

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John and Joan Allnutt's wedding
Frank John Allnutt and Joan Hatton's wedding. Frank is in uniform and the bride is in a wedding dress holding a bouquet.
Second photograph is of some of John's fellow aircrew at the wedding.

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John Allnutt and Joan Hatten
Frank John Allnutt in uniform and Joan Hatten wearing a spotted dress outside a building.

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John Allnutt
Frank John Allnutt sitting on a camp bed outside a Nissen hut. He is wearing a bush hat and shorts.

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John Allnutt
Frank John Allnutt with training flash in his side cap.

Anti-aircraft fire over Essen
Air-to-air view of anti-aircraft fire bursting around Lancasters over Essen.

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Halifax in flight
An air-to-air view of a Halifax at the last turning point before Essen 25 October 1944.

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Herbert Ogden
Herbert Ogden hosted many Australians when they were passing through New York on their way to England. The second photograph is of his house, 26 East 83rd Street.

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Flight Sergeant Jack Smith
Wireless operator Jack smith Aircrew at his aircraft position writing his log during a daylight operation to Essen, 25 October 1944, the crew's 23 operation.

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John Allnutt and crew after their last operation
Frank Allnutt and crew around a bomb inscribed 'Whacko Bluey!' beneath the nose of their Lancaster 'Wee Wally Wallaby with 31 operations recorded on it. From left to right: 'Billy Edwards flight engineer, Ralph Williams, nav, bomb aimer who replaced…

Lancaster in flight
An air-to-air view of a Lancaster from mid upper turret during a daylight operation to Essen 25 October 1944.

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