Loudon, Arthur

Title

Loudon, Arthur
A E Loudon

Description

14 items. One oral history interview with Flying Officer Arthur Edwin Loudon (432960, Royal Air Force) his log book, papers and nine photographs. He was a Royal Australian Air Force navigator and flew operations in Lancasters with 12 Squadron from RAF Wickenby.

The collection was catalogued by Barry Hunter.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

2016-05-05

Rights

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Identifier

Loudon, AE

Collection Items

Five men
Five men standing at ease on a grassy field. Four are airmen and one is a soldier.

Two airmen in stocks
Two sergeant airmen are sitting with their legs in stocks. They are wearing greatcoats and side caps.

Parade of trainee airmen
Parade of trainee airmen arranged in three rows and led by an airman. In the foreground are three sailors and some spectators.

Military parade with three twin engined aircraft flypast
A parade of servicemen marching down an Australian street. Three twin engined aircraft are flying low over head. Numerous spectators are looking on.

Hopsten Airfield
Target photograph of Hopsten airfield. The lower right side is obscured by cloud or explosions. The left side of the image has been damaged. Captioned '5B.5B 66 WKY 16/17.9.44//NT 8" C 15000 [arrow] 120° 23.25 1/2 Hobsten [sic] Airfield J 20x500 27…

Cologne
Target photograph of Cologne mostly obscured by clouds and smoke. No detail can be seen on the ground. Captioned '3024 WKY 28.10.44 // 8" 18000' [arrow] 041° 1600 Cologne A/P H J. 1MC4000IN:5ANM6507.2MC500DT.3GP500DT.1GP500.LD.C35sec F/L. Curtis…

Dusseldorf
Target photograph of Dusseldorf with much of the detail over exposed. Captioned 'Captioned ' 60 6 B 3198 WKY. 2/3.11.44 // NT C'. 8" 18500' [arrow] 110° 19.14 Dusseldorf 4GP 500 OT. 1 HC 4000 1N.1MC10000T.3ANM650T. 2ANM590T.2MC 500 DT. 29 sec F/L…

Calais
Target photograph of Calais. Much of the photograph is obscured by explosions. In the top right corner is a Lancaster. Captioned '2647 WKY 20-9-44//8" 9000' [arrow] 160° 17.01 1/2 Calais M/T A.P6 D. J 13x1000:4x500 C.25.secs. F/L Curtis J.12.'.

Westkappelle
Target photograph of the Westkappelle seawall. Captioned Captioned '3 3 274 WKY. 3.10.44//C 8" 14:55 [arrow] 080° 4000' West Kappelle Sea Wall J. 1x4000. 8x1000. 1x500. 18 secs F/L Curtis J 12.'.

No 1 A.N.S. Parkes 39 course
A program of participants, trainers and events of an evening related to the 39 Course. The fourth page has some autographs of participants.

MV Stirling Castle souvenir of voyage
A souvenir of the voyage and ports called with dates. There are details on the ship and a page on the history of the Royal Australian Air Force wings.

Arthur Loudon's flying log book for navigators
Flying log book for Arthur Loudon, navigator, covering the period from 10 July 1943 to 12 July 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAAF Bradfield Park, RAAF Mount Gambier, RAAF East Sale,…

Citation for Arthur Loudon
A citation for a Distinguished Flying Medal awarded to Flight Sergeant Arthur Loudon

Arthur Loudon was born and raised in Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia. He talks about his early life, jobs and family, before he enlisted in 1943, aged nineteen, into the Royal Australian Air Force. He was trained as a navigator at various…
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