Scrimshaw, Christopher Charles


Scrimshaw, Christopher Charles
C C Scrimshaw


Eight items. The collection concerns Pilot Officer Christopher Scrimshaw (1905 - 1944, 957856, 182431IRoyal Air Force) and contains his log book, photographs and documents. He flew operations as an air gunner with 61 Squadron.

The collection has been donated to the IBCC Digital Archive by Kathleen Garner and catalogued by Barry Hunter.

More information on Charles Scrimshaw can be found via the IBCC Losses Database.




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Scrimshaw, CC

Collection Items

Chris Scrimshaw
Two identical images of Chris standing with one leg resting on a brick ledge. On the front 'Pilot Off. July 1944' and on the reverse 'Chris Scrimshaw'.

1000 RAF Bombers Back Up the Army
A newspaper cutting referring to the first daylight 1000 bomber operations. Chris Scrimshaw took part in this attack. It is annotated 'Dad'.

Letter to Mrs S. Scrimshaw
The letter advises Chris' wife that her husband is missing.

Three Airmen
Two photographs of three airmen standing in front of a building. On the door is a sign with 'W/Cdr Doubleday, DSO DFC O/C 61 Sqdn'.
On the reverse -
'10May ?
F/O Mills, D'Day, F/Lt Nugent
Dad painted the board at the back of photo. I remember him…

German Food Tokens
Six sheets of German food tokens.
Cheese, Bread, Food, Bread, Food and Cheese.
Date of Expiry 6.2.44

Chris Scrimshaw's RAF navigator’s, air bombers and air gunner’s flying log book
C Scrimshaw’s air gunner’s flying log book covering the period from 11 August 1943 to 12 Aug 1944. Detailing his operations flown as air gunner. He was stationed at RAF Bishop’s Court (12 AGS), RAF Finningley, Bircotes and Worksop (18 OTU) and…

Lancaster Bombing Up
Nine ground crew and six aircrew under the nose of Lancaster 'N'. The ground crew are working on bombs on bomb trolleys. The aircrew are dressed in flying kit. On the reverse stamped 'Daily Sketch Copyright', 'Graphic Photo Union' and handwritten…

Two Lancasters being Waved Off
Two Lancasters about to depart with ground crews waving them off.
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