Scott, Eric William


Scott, Eric William
E W Scott


139 items. The collection concerns Flying Officer Eric Scott (1425952, 188329 Royal Air Force) and contains his log books, a memoir, correspondence, documents, newspaper cuttings, a flying course handbook and photographs. He flew operations in North Africa as a bomb aimer with 142 Squadron and then after an instructional tour in Palestine started a second tour on 37 Squadron in Italy where he was shot down and finished the war as a prisoner.

The collection includes three albums.
Album 1 Photographs of Jerusalem, Bethlehem. Tel Aviv, Haifa and friends.
Album 2 Photographs taken during training in the United States and England and during his service in North Africa and Italy.
Album 3 Correspondence, newspaper cuttings, documents and the last issue of the Prisoner of war Journal.

The collection has been donated to the IBCC Digital Archive by Jacqui Holman and catalogued by Nigel Huckins.




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Collection Items

People, aircraft, and places
Top left - a large group of airmen wearing khaki uniform sitting and standing in four rows in front of a Wellington. At front middle a sign '37 Sqdn, B Flight'.
Top right - two airmen wearing khaki shirt and shorts sitting on a wall. The man on the…

No. 9 Initial Training Wing, B. Flight, No 2 Squadron
A large group of airmen wearing tunics with side caps, In the centre front and officer wearing peaked cap. They are sitting and standing in four rows with a large house in the background. Captioned 'No. 9 Initial Training Wing, B. Flight, No 2…

Pieces of cloth
Three cloth squares

1939–1945 Star, Italy Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1939–1945, Unofficial Prisoner of War Medal, and Unofficial Bomber Command Medal.

205 Group Royal Air Force Battle Honours
Map showing Mediterranean Sea and surrounding countries. Provides a history of of the group who provided the only mobile force of heavy bombers in the Mediterranean theatre. Wellington, Halifax and B-24 acted as a tactical force attacking…

Letter to Mrs E W Scott from the caterpillar club
Contains welcome to the club and includes tag with date, card for Flight Sergeant E W Scott, a gold caterpillar badge and envelope.

Cadet's handbook
Book given to students training at the Riddle Aeronautical Institute, Carlstrom Field, Arcadia, Florida, United States. Starts with some history of institute and airfield. Gives general advice to students, outlines objectives of the course and gives…

Eric Scott's observer's and air gunner's flying log book
Observer’s and air gunner’s flying log book for Eric Scott, bomb aimer, covering the period from 1 September 1942 to 4 January 1946. Detailing his flying training and operations flown as Air Bomber. He was stationed at RCAF Picton (31 Bombing &…

Eric Scott pilot's flying log book
Pilots flying log book for Eric Scott from 23 November 1941 to 17 July 1942. It covers his initial flying training in England and then in Florida and Alabama in the USA. Aircraft flown were Tiger Moth, Stearman, Vultee and Harvard. He landed on a…

The memoir of Eric William Scott
Text and numerous b/w photographs (some of which are also located in sub-collection albums) covering from immediately before and during World War II - (1939-1946). First page has colour photographs and description of prisoner of war medal. Continues…

The Prisoner of War Journal
Sixteen page journal with text and photographs. The final issue with message from Field Marshal Lord Chetwode, Editorial, article on history of prisoner of war mail/parcels, awards ceremony, prisoner of war students, garden parties, articles about…

Eric Scott prisoner of war document
Shows personal and physical details, next of kin, b/w head and shoulder photograph and fingerprint.

Colour artwork postcard showing beach on the right with promenade. To the left a park with buildings, lawn and a tent. In the distance a town. Captioned 'Beach and Greensward, Mablethorpe'.

Where Germany keeps her captives
Newspaper cutting with map of Germany and parts of Poland and Hungary with locations of prisoner of war camps, towns/cities and Allied Fronts.

Newspaper cuttings
Six newspaper cuttings.
Left - headlines 'Lincoln flight sergeant is prisoner of war'. Gives some details of family.
Middle, two cuttings concerning news that Scott was promoted and to his Air Training Corps Squadron that he was prisoner of war.…

Telegram to Mrs E W Scott
Informs her that information received through Red Cross stated that her husband was a prisoner of war.

Letter to Mrs Scott from the Air Ministry
Confirms that her husband Flight Sergeant Eric William Scott was missing as a result of air operations. Notes he was bomb aimer on a Wellington which set off to attack marshalling yards at Maribor, Yugoslavia which failed to return. Enquiries were…

Letter to Mrs Scott from Commanding Officer of 37 Squadron
Informs her that her husband was missing in action from operations on night 21 Oct 1944. Gives assessment of character and mentioned he had just recommended him for commission. Gives some account of operation to marshalling yards in northern…

E W Scott missing in action
Top - telegram from Air Ministry to Mrs E W Scott informing her that her husband is reported missing as result of air operations 21 October.
Bottom - letter of sympathy from OC 1237 Squadron Air Training Corps with regret that they learned E W Scott…

Album covers
Dark blue covers front with 'Photos'.

Model Wellington
Wooden carved model of a Wellington on stand.

Notification of decorations
Notes that Flying Officer E W Scott had authority to wear 1939/45 Star, Aircrew Europe Star and Italy Star ribbons and emblems.

Prisoner of War identity tag
Metal plate with embossed writing on paracord string.

Front Flying Clasp of the Luftwaffe
Black badge with winged bomb in centre surrounded by laurel leaves set between two stylized wings of oak leaves.

Identity tag
One of E W Scott's identity tags.
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