Denton, Dennis Hugh

Title

Denton, Dennis Hugh
D H Denton

Description

59 items. The collection concerns Dennis Hugh Denton (b. 1920, 1256316 Royal Air Force) and contains his log book, documents, album and photographs. He flew 62 daylight operations with 21 and 226 Squadrons.

The collection has been loaned to the IBCC Digital Archive for digitisation by Angela Sadler and Pamela Hickson and catalogued by Trevor Hardcastle.

Date

2020-01-14

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Rights

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Identifier

Denton, DH

Collection Items

Margaret and Dennis Denton's wedding photograph
Photograph of wedding group, page captioned 'October 4th Ramsey Hants 1944.'

Chateau Everard and Corbehem January 1945
16 small photographs showing the snowy chateau grounds and Corbenem village. Captioned 'Grounds of Chateau Everard January 1945 and 'Chateau Everard , Corbenem January 1945'.

Vitry March 1945
Five pictures of 226 Squadron aircrew around the chateau and airfield. Page captioned 'March 1945'

Corbenem January 1945
Seven small photographs showing members of 226 Squadron aircrew in various parts of the village. Page captioned 'Corbenem January 1945'.

Brussels March 1945
Eight small photographs of Brussels, captioned 'Brussels March 1945'.

Album page Brussels March 1945
Five small photographs of Brussels, page captioned 'Brussels March 1945'.

Brussels March 1945
Five small photographs of Brussels, page captioned' Brussels March 1945'.

Brussels March 1945
Five small photographs of Brussels, page captioned 'Brussels March 1945'.

Corbenem, Chateau Everard
Five small photographs, first snowy scene captioned 'Chateau grounds, January 1945.
Second is of individual standing in the snow, captioned 'Gary Phillipson, January 1945.
Third is of a wooded scene, captioned Gary Phillipson, Dicky Cape, March…

Album page Corbehem & Vitry
Five small photographs, first of individual on a landing stage , captioned 'Wilf'. Second is Dennis sitting at a table outside a cafe,captioned 'Myself'.
Third is two individuals, taken from behind, walking on a path next to a road, trees, fields…

B-25 formations
Five photographs of B-25 formations from the ground, page caption 'Vitry 1945 March Airborne'.

B-25s at Vitry
Five small photographs, four of B-25s dispersed on the airfield, fifth of airfield buildings. Page captioned 'Vitry March 1945'.

Chateau Everard
Three photographs, first captioned 'The Moat', second and third captioned 'Rear of Chateau'. Page captioned 'November 1944'

B-25s
Six small photographs of B-25s in flight, some of single aircraft others of a formation of two or three. Pages captioned 'November 1944'.

Dennis Denton's crew and aircraft
Two photographs, the first with the crew standing in front of the RH side of the aircraft nose with other B-25s in the background, crew named, 'W/O Legge (Lofty), F/O Phillipson (Gary), W/C Kerr, F/O Clutton (Wilf), Myself, November 1944'.

Chateau Everard
Three photographs captioned' Chateau Everard - November 1944'.

Vitry
Four small photographs, first of two individuals with airfield and B-25 in background, captioned 'Murray Donnely - F/O Double.
Second individual standing by end of a shed, airfield and B-25 in background, captioned 'Gary'.
Third is of four…

Vitry
Three small photographs, first, two individuals standing by end of a shed, airfield with B 25 in background, captioned 'Alfy Lan - Bobby Parsons. Second an individual standing with B-25 in background, captioned 'Murray'.. Third large buildings,…

Vitry
Six small photographs, first individual standing by end wall of a shed, captioned 'Dinty Moore'.
Second of two individuals on airfield with B-25s as background, captioned 'Wilf - Bert.
Third is of snowy street of substantial houses, captioned…

Tailpiece
Photograph of individual, standing on a wall, arms outstretched, tree in background. Captioned 'Tailpiece'.

Observers course photograph
Course photograph of observers, 23 individuals, some sergeants some officers posed in three rows in front of a camouflaged structure. On the reverse RAF stamp but no unit or date, two stickers Bristol 01 and 0274.

Teaching materials
Two pages of technical notes. Page three and four from a paper on Newton's laws.

Dennis Denton's log book
Flying log book for Dennis Denton covering the period from 3 May 1941 to 8 March 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. Includes a map of part of France including the Vitry area, his Gunnery Course results, Certificates and…

Notes on 21 Squadron and Dennis Denton's crew
Notes written by Wilf Clutton in early 1950's

Obituary to Wing Commander Dennis
Two typewritten pages, one is an obituary for Group Captain DF Dennis DSO, DFC and bar, AFC, RAF (Retd), the other are the extracts from the London Gazette reporting the award of his DFC, DSO and Bar to DFC.
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