Whittaker, Harry


Whittaker, Harry
H Whittaker


26 items. The collection concerns Sergeant Harry Whittaker (Royal Air Force) and contains his log book, documents and photographs. He flew operations as a bomb aimer with 158 and 635 Squadrons.

The collection has been loaned to the IBCC Digital Archive for digitisation by Simon Whittaker and catalogued by Barry Hunter.




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Whittacker, H

Collection Items

Reconnaissance photograph of Stettin. Urban area shown with the Centrum being clearly visible right of centre with roads radiating out. The West Oder river is to the middle left to bottom right of the photograph and parkland lower right above the…

Harry Whittaker
Harry standing outside a brick building and holding a camera. The shadow of the photographer is in the shot.

Laurie Howes
Six photographs of Laurie.
#1 Laurie in a Sidcot suit.
#2 Laurie sitting on rocks.
#3 Laurie standing by a wooden door.
#4 Laurie sitting on a railing at a beach.
#5 a half length portrait of Laurie.
#6 a colour portrait of Laurie.

John Thompson
John standing outside a Nissen hut at RAF Downham Market.

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

Jack Blackburn
An airman at the Flight Engineer's station of a Halifax. This is a Merlin powered aircraft, the switches seen below the airman were not present on the Hercules engine variants.

35 Squadron Badge
A Bomber Command, 35 Squadron cloth badge.

Bomb Aimer's Station
A bomb aimer's station with a photograph of Harry Whittaker.

A vertical aerial photograph taken during an operation at Julich. The top right quarter is obscured by smoke and explosions. In the bottom right is a Halifax. The image is captioned ' 2792 L.SGN 16-11-44 // 8" 15000' 1536.36 Julich R .1 HC4000 IN…

A target photograph of Berlin orientated with south-east to the top. In the upper right corner the Spree river winds it way through the city. In the middle of the photograph is a significant area of glare and just below this are the docks of…

12 Lancasters of 35 Squadron in flight
12 Lancasters from 35 Squadron flying over New York. North Brother Island and Rikers Island can be seen in the top left of the photograph.The aircraft are in the post-war black and white colour scheme.

A near vertical aerial photograph of Bergen Harbour, showing its entire layout, with the town in the centre. In the town the seven-sided lake, Lille Lungegardsvannet, next to the Festplassen can be identified. Above this is the large body of water…

Group of Soldiers
A group of soldiers arranged in five rows. On the reverse three men are named with their home town. Also 'Taken 22 June 1943 at Gloucester'.

Artie Ashworth's Crew
Eight men in two rows at the front of their 635 Squadron Lancaster.

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

635 Squadron Group Photograph
A large group of airmen and ground crew arranged in four rows in front of a Lancaster. It is captioned '635 (Pathfinder) Squadron RAF Downham Market Norfolk May, 1945'.

Ken Calton’s navigator’s, air bomber’s and air gunner’s flying log book
Navigator’s, air bomber’s and air gunner’s flying log book for Ken Calton, flight engineer, covering the period from 27 March 1943 to 4 October 1946. Detailing his flying training, operations flown, instructor duties and post war flying duties.…

Harry Whittaker's flying log book
Flying log book for Harry Whitaker, bomb aimer and navigator, covering the period from 21 May 1942 to 22 November 1946. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at 10 Advanced flying Unit RAF Dumfries,…

Certificate for Award of Pathfinder Wings
An incomplete certificate with no name or date.

Seven Airmen and a Halifax
Seven airmen standing at the front of Halifax Mark II Series 1, DT566 'S'. Five are dressed in flying kit.
A second copy has each man named on the reverse.

DFM Award to Pathfinder
A newspaper article about Harry's DFM award.

This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form. No better quality copies are available.

Harry Whittaker DFM
Harry standing on a step beside a wooden door. On the first copy is annotated 'Harry Whittaker DFM Log Book 158 Sqd 635 Sqd 35 Sqd'.
A second has no annotation.
A third copy has ' F/Sgt Whittaker (Bombadier) (Charlie) on the reverse.
A fourth copy…

Pilot's Notes for Tiger Moth Aircraft
This item is available only at the International Bomber Command Centre / University of Lincoln.

Three Airmen and a Lancaster
Three airmen standing at the front of a Lancaster, painted in post-war white scheme. On the reverse '14th 153881 Warrant Officer H DFM 1538881 Warrant Officer HA'.

Bergen harbour
An oblique aerial photograph of Bergen Harbour showing a number of vessels operating in the waters surrounding the town. Bergen occupies the central part of the image and in the centre left of the image can be seen the water of Lille…

Seven Airmen
Seven airmen in flying kit, standing at the rear of their Halifax. 158 Squadron, Lissett, Johnny Johnson crew. A second copy is annotated '158 Sqdn RAF Lissett 4 Group 1944' and each man is identified with their crew position. Another copy has each…

Eight Seated Airmen
Eight airmen seated in a tent. Information supplied with the collection states 158 squadron, Lissett, Johnny Johnson crew.
There is a second copy with details on the reverse of each man, his crew position and his address.
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