Wood, Colin

Title

Wood, Colin

Description

15 items. An oral history interview with Warrant Officer Colin Wood (b. 1922, 1451225 Royal Air Force), his log book, service record and seven photographs including pictures of some of his crew. Colin Wood trained in Canada and flew operations as a navigator with 106 Squadron from RAF Metheringham. His crew were:

428289 - Andy A Anderson, pilot
1593692 - D Evans, flight engineer
1451225 - Colin Wood, navigator
1564707 - G H McElhone, bomb aimer
1873924 - P Thomas Tobin, wireless operator
1584474 - Vernon R Grogan, mid upper gunner
1595586 - R O Day, rear gunner.

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

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

2016-03-25

Rights

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Identifier

Wood, C

Collection Items

83 Squadron crest
Photograph of the 83 Squadron crest.

Route plan for no. 5 group Ladbergen March 3rd, 1945
Planned operation on Ladbergen on 3 March 1945. Mandrel screen and window were to be deployed. Captioned 'ROUTE PLAN
FOR No. 5 GROUP
LADBERGEN
MARCH 3RD, 1945'

Interview with Colin Wood
Colin Wood grew up in Sheffield and worked as a plumber until he volunteered for the RAF. He trained in Canada and flew operations as a navigator with 106 Squadron from RAF Metheringham. On arrival at the station his pilot and three others made their…

Colin Wood's service and release book
Service and release book of Colin Wood (2 March 1942 - 27 July 1946).

Colin Wood's navigational notes
Notes taken during Colin Wood's training. They cover navigation, wireless, radar, meteorology, intelligence, geography and operations.

Colin Wood's Royal Canadian Air Force flying log book for aircrew other than pilot
The log book covers the training, operational career and and post war flying of Colin Wood from 8 July 1943 to 7 February 1946. He trained in Canada and in Great Britain and was stationed at RAF Metheringham, RAF Coningsby and RAF Full Sutton. …

Andy Anderson's  flying log book for pilots (incomplete)
Incomplete pilots flying log book for A A Anderson covering the period from 19 April 1944 to 31 May 1945. Detailing his training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Bitteswell, RAF Bruntingthorpe, RAF Winthorpe, RAF Syerston, RAF…

97 and 83 Squadron aircrew in front of Lancaster
Large group of airmen posed in front of Lancaster. Colin Wood is immediately in front of the man who is 4th left in the back row.

7th from the right on the bottom row is Flight Lieutenant Edward Raymond Brown DFC. He flew 31 operations (25 with 83…

Bomb damaged town and marshalling yard
Unidentified aerial oblique photograph of a damaged urban area and large marshalling yard. Captioned 'J/83'.

Sergeant Tom Tobin
Head and shoulders of Thomas Tobin, service number 1873924, wireless operator.

Additional information about this item has been kindly provided by the donor.

Sergeant Vernon Grogan
Head and shoulders portrait of Sergeant Vernon Grogan, service number 1584474, mid-upper gunner.

Additional information about this item has been kindly provided by the donor.

Andy Anderson
Head and shoulders of pilot Andy Anderson, Royal Australian Air Force.

Additional information about this item has been kindly provided by the donor.

Airman standing by hut
Unidentified airman standing outside a wooden hut.

Seven airmen holding Stalag 12 sign
Seven airmen holding a spoof Stalag 12 sign at Royal Canadian Air Force
Rivers, Manitoba Canada. Colin Wood is third from left.

Additional information about this item has been kindly provided by the donor.

Flight Sergeant Colin Wood's Award of Path Finder Force Badge
A certificate awarding Flight Sergeant Colin Wood the Path Finder Force Badge.

This item was provided, in digital form, by a third-party using technical specifications and operational protocols that may differ from those used by the IBCC Digital…
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