Mills, Gordon Albert

Title

Mills, Gordon Albert
Albert Gordon Mills
G A Mills
A G Mills

Description

25 items. The collection concerns Flight Lieutenant Gordon Albert Mills (b. 1921, 1448361, 196610 Royal Air Force). He volunteered for aircrew as air gunner and completed operations on 149, 218 and 75 NZ Squadrons on Lancaster and Stirling in 1944/45 and stayed in the RAF after the war. The collection contains his log book, documents, photographs and decorations.

The collection has been donated to the IBCC Digital Archive by L A Barker and catalogued by Nigel Huckins.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

2020-10-28

Rights

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Identifier

Mills, GA

Collection Items

Man in a Lancaster cockpit
A man wearing civilian clothes and glasses sitting in the left hand seat of a Lancaster cockpit and looking back towards camera.

Identification kindly provided by Andy Shaw.

Man in cockpit
A man wearing civilian clothes and glasses sitting in the left hand seat of an aircraft cockpit.

Man sitting on bed
A man wearing pyjamas sitting on a bed. In the background a door and kitbag and holdall on a shelf.

Eight airmen
Eight men all wearing battledress and peaked or side caps. Four are sitting with arms folded and four are standing behind. All in the front row and the left man in the back row have visible brevet. In the background right a fence.

85 Course officers school photograph
Thirty-seven officers, all wearing tunics, many with brevet, and peaked caps sitting and standing in four rows. In the background huts. All names at the bottom, Flying Officer Mills is third from left in back row.

Joyce Mills
Three-quarter length portrait of a woman wearing a dress sitting and smiling. Captioned 'Joyce Mills'.

Gordon Mills
Top left a man wearing uniform tunic holding a dog with bushes in the background. Captioned 'Gordon Mills Aug 41'. Top right a three-quarter length portrait of a man wearing tunic and side cap sitting. Bottom left another copy of top right…

Air gunner in uniform
Hear and shoulders portrait of a man wearing tunic with air gunner's brevet and peaked cap.

Wedding photograph
On the left a bride wearing white wedding dress and holding bouquet. On the right ad RAF officer wearing tunic with air gunner's brevet and medal ribbons. In the background part of a stone building and a wooden door.

Man being presented with a silver tankard
On the left and man wearing a duffel coat receiving a small silver tankard from a Royal Air Force flight lieutenant on the right wearing tunic with air gunner brevet and medal ribbons. Two RAF pilots stand in the background.

Squadron photograph
A very large number of RAF personnel sitting and standing in front of a Lancaster with others on stands and standing on top of the wings and fuselage.

Newspaper article on Bomber Command operations
Mentions attack on Dresden and also on Wesel in support of Rhine crossing. German opposition was anti aircraft fire, however squadron all returned safely though some aircraft damaged.

Stardust
Five verse song or poem about Bomber Command operations

Gordon Mills observer's and air gunner's log book
G A Mills’ RAF Observer’s and Air Gunner’s Flying Log Book, from 18th October 1943 to 24th May 1952, detailing training, operations and instructional duties as an Air Gunner, and post-war duties including Operation Sunray. Based at RAF Penrhos…

European Confederation veterans  cross of war medal
Blue ribbon with European Union circle of stars with metal cross.

Decorations
1939-1945 Star, France and Germany Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1039-45, General Service Medal (Malaya).

Medal ribbons
General Service medal, War Medal 1939-45, Defence Medal, France and Germany Star, 1939-1045 Star.

Presentation metal plate
Metal plate escribed 'presented to F/L Mills from 5352 AC DET Fassberg 4 7 54'.

Gordon Mills sortie record sheet no 1
First five operations on 149 Squadron Stirling, then one operation on 218 Squadron before he Joined 75 Squadron on 16 January 1945. List 15 operations as air gunner on Stirling and Lancaster.

Gordon Mills sortie record sheet number 2
Lists thirteen sorties 16-28 on Lancaster of 75 Squadron as air gunner. Records eight wartime operations and five after the end of hostilities.

Pilot's flying log sheet
Shows Gordon Mills nineteen trips as passenger or second pilot in Tiger Moth in 1941, 1942 and 1943.

Gordon Mills record of service, educational and professional qualifications
List all courses attended between 1941 and 1954. Volunteered for air gunner in 1943. Flew operationally on 149, 218 and 75 Squadrons, then gunnery leader at several stations. Officers school in 1946. Dated 1 November 1954.

Gordon Mills record of service, educational and professional qualifications
List all courses attended between 1941 and 1954. Volunteered for air gunner in 1943. Flew operationally on 149, 218 and 75 Squadrons, then gunnery leader at several stations. Officers school in 1946. Dated 11 November 1954.

Gordon Mills annual confidential report form
Form filled out with a few personal details but no assessment grades. Notes he flew Lancaster, Lincoln and Stirling and was a gunnery leader.

Letter to Gordon A Mills from secretary of state for air
Thanks him for his service on leaving the active list of the Royal Air Force
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