Casey, John

Title

Casey, John
J Casey
John Casey

Description

14 items. Collection contains an oral history interview with Sergeant John Casey (- 2016, 2217470, Royal Air Force), an escape map, logbook, service documentation, a wallet and photographs. John Casey served as an air gunner on 61 Squadron in 1944-45.

The collection has been loaned to the IBCC Digital Archive for digitisation by John Casey and catalogued by Nigel Huckins.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

2015-06-10
2015-11-19

Rights

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Identifier

Casey, J

Collection Items

13 airmen
13 airmen in two rows, front row of seven sitting and rear row of six standing. All are wearing greatcoats and side caps. In the background a wooden hut with windows. A board at the front reads 'No 126 Course Air Gunners Squad B, 13-12-43 [....]'.…

Six aircrew
Six aircrew standing in line wearing side caps and Mae Wests. In the background the fuselage of Lancaster PB542 OL-W.

Six aircrew in front of Lancaster
Six aircrew standing in a line. All are wearing side caps and Mae Wests. Behind them the forward part of a Lancaster and in the background a open ground to a hedge.

Airmen at Aircrew Receiving Centre
A group portrait of airmen wearing tunic and side caps in eight rows on a staircase. In the background a building with the top of doors. Captioned 'A.C,R,C St John's Wood London 1943'. Second photograph is same as the first with no title.

Six aircrew by the tail of a Lancaster
Six aircrew wearing battledress, four wearing side caps and two wearing flying boots standing in a line by the rear turret of a Lancaster. In the background another Lancaster.

Six aircrew by the tail of a Lancaster
Six aircrew wearing battledress, four wearing side caps and two wearing flying boots standing in a line by the rear turret of a Lancaster. In the background another Lancaster. On the reverse '10.3.45 Skell, J E Morgan (signature), Bain, Gee, Casey,…

John Casey in rear turret
John Casey in rear turret of a Lancaster. Tail wheel at the bottom and a ladder is on the starboard side of fuselage. On the reverse 'J Casey'. Second photograph is the same as the first

John Casey reference from his headmaster
Letter testifying to the character of John Casey from his headmaster at Willington RC school.

Map case
Canvas map case

John Casey's service and release book
Contains details of his service from 14 September 1943 to 2 March 1947.

Wallet, photograph and story
John Casey's wallet salvaged from a Stirling that he bailed out of near Normanton-on-Trent while training on 29 July 1944. Photograph of Rose who was an Irish woman who lived in the same digs as John Casey in Birmingham in 1941.

John Casey's flying log book for navigators, air bombers, air gunners and flight engineers
Navigators, air bombers, air gunners and flight engineers flying log book for Sergeant John Casey from 26 February 1944 to 8 October 1945. Detailing training schedule and operations flown. Served at 7 Air Gunnery School followed by training at 29…

Silk escape map
Escape map for France Germany and Switzerland on the left and Belgium and Germany on the right.

Interview with John and Vera Casey
Before the war, John Casey worked for Vickers Armstrong. He joined the Royal Air Force and completed his training as a warrant officer at RAF Padgate. He learned how to fly Stirling aircraft at RAF Wigsley, Wellington aircraft at RAF Bruntingthorpe…
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