Cole, Ivor


Cole, Ivor
Frederick Ivor Geoffrey Cole
F I G Cole


42 items.
The collection concerns Sergeant Frederick Ivor Geoffrey "Ivor" Cole (1817994 Royal Air Force) his log book, documents and photographs, and a photograph album of his post war service in Singapore. He flew operations as a wireless operator with 103 Squadron.

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




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Cole, FIG

Collection Items

"D" Squadron No.2 Air Crew Wing RAF Yatesbury
A group of trainee airmen arranged in six rows. Captioned at the top ' "D" Squadron No.2 Air Crew Wing RAF Yatesbury' and at the bottom with each airman's name. On the reverse is the photographer's name 'Vivian of Hereford'.

Two Airmen beside Nissen Huts
Two airmen standing in front of two Nissen huts. On the reverse 'Russ'.

Four Airmen beside Nissen Huts
Four airmen standing in front of two Nissen huts. On the reverse 'Russ'.

Airman on a Bicycle
An airman sitting on a bicycle and leaning on a Nissen hut.

A vertical aerial photograph taken during an operation at Ulm. Most of the image is obscured by cloud or explosions. It is annotated '4710 EWS 17/18.12.44//NT 7" 12500 118° 1932½ ULM C 1HC 4000IN 15X4 23SEC F/O MORGAN C 103'.

A vertical aerial photograph taken over Bochum. No detail is visible due to light flashes.
It is annotated '4565 EWS 4/5.11.44// NT(8") 16500 145° 1944 BOCHUM A/P.A.C. 1HC 4000 [indecipherable] 29 SECS F/O MORGAN O 103'

Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers (REME) Old Dalby, 35 Base Workshops
Aerial photograph of a newly constructed facility with rail tracks leading into at least two tunnels.
It is annotated '711 812 6000 5" 11-6-44'

Pilot Looking Out of a Lancaster
A pilot looking out of a Lancaster cockpit window. The photograph has been taken from the port wing looking forward.

Ivor Cole, Alec and Mac
Three airmen standing in a camp. On the reverse '1/2/46 Self, Alec & Mac at Merv Camp Cairo Egypt'.

Wardley west of Uppingham
A vertical aerial photograph taken over fields. A road meanders from left to right.
It is annotated '2211 812. 6000 5" 11-6-44'

Sergeant Ivor Cole
A half-length portrait of Ivor Cole

Damaged Mid-Upper Turret
The damaged turret of Lancaster PM-C covered with a tarpaulin.

Airman at Rear Turret
An airman leaning on the rear turret of a Lancaster.

Our Crew Lancaster "C" Charlie
Ivor (arrowed) and his crew under their Lancaster. On the reverse 'Our crew Lancaster "C" Charlie 103 Squadron Elsham Wolds Lincs 1944'.

Ivor Cole
A half length portrait of Ivor wearing a training flash in his cap. On the reverse 'To Grandma with best wishes Ivor xxxx'.

Ivor Cole
A half length portrait of Ivor wearing a training flash.

Ivor Cole
A half length portrait of Ivor in a Sidcot flying suit.

Ivor Cole
A head and shoulders portrait of Ivor with his wireless operator's brevet.

Sergeant SG Marshall
The sergeant is standing at his post behind the pilot in the cockpit of a bomber. On the reverse 'SG Marshall'.

Ivor Cole
Half length portrait of Ivor with a trainee flash in his cap. On the reverse '4541 To/ My loving sweetheart Eileen with love Ivor xxxx'.

How they Struck
A brief newspaper report on one night's operations against Germany.

Operations over Germany
A brief report of operations by bombers over Germany.

Wounded in Normandy
Two soldiers from Melton Mowbray were reported as wounded.

Nazis' Big Oil Plants Hit
An article about operations over port and oil refineries.

The growing up of 'Johnny' Johnson, top fighter ace
Four photographs of Johnny - as a baby, a nine year old, a teenager and on his wedding day. The article gives brief details about his life.
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