Hope, Arthur Denis


Hope, Arthur Denis
A D Hope


26 items. The collection concerns Flight Lieutenant Arthur Denis Hope (169139 Royal Air Force) and contains his log books, correspondence, documents, newspaper cuttings and photographs. He flew operations as a wireless operator with 62 Squadron before becoming a prisoner of war.

The collection was loaned to the IBCC Digital Archive for digitisation by Bruce Neill-Gourlay and Pat Hoy and catalogued by Barry Hunter.




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Hope, AD

Collection Items

Cartoon of Colonel Sapt and Black Michael
The cartoon is of two German officers from The Prisoner of Zenda. The first Colonel Sapt has C. Aubrey Smith in brackets and the second of Black Michael has Raymond Massey above and in brackets.

Crew of Lancaster 'C-DUZ17'
Six airmen grouped at the front of a brick entrance. They are named in the caption underneath.
Their aircraft is incorrectly captioned. It was DV217.

Seven Airmen
A group of seven airmen standing in front of a hedge.

In Memory of an Airman
A newspaper article about a stained glass window dedicated to Robert Turner.

Greenwich Pilot, 19, Killed in Jet Crash
A brief obituary of John Gillard killed when his Vampire crashed in Devon.

More Dakotas Leave for East Bengal
The Dakotas will be used to transport grain to East Bengal. Handwritten on the cutting is 'The Statesman Oct 29th 1946'.

Goebbels Reverts to Terror-Reporting
A newspaper report about operations on Frankfurt.

Daily Herald
The title of a newspaper.

Arthur Hope's RAFVR Enlistment
RAF Form 2150 completed by Arthur.

Meat and Meat Products Ration Stamps
10 German ration stamps.

Letter to Arthur Hope's Father
The letter advises Arthur's father that his son is missing.

Letter to Arthur Hope from Samuel Day
Samuel asks Arthur to attend the Confirmation of a fellow prisoner of war.

Ecco i vostri alleati
Titled "Here are your allies" the booklet highlights Italy's alliance of with a harsh and hypocrite regime. It provides short bios and photos of key Nazi leaders, condemns antisemitism, denounces Nazi massacres and the oppression of religion, and…

Arthur Hope's Aircrew Categorisation Card
A card with a record of Arthur's training and postings.

Arthur Hope's Certification Awarding him a Commission
Two copies of Arthur's note of commission.

Arthur Hope's National Service Certificate of Registration
A card with Arthur's registration number.

A D Hope’s personal flying log book. Four
Personal flying log book 4 (aircraft operating crew) for A D Hope, covering the period from 15 March 1950 to 15 February 1963, Detailing his civilian flying duties. He was based at Broxbourne, Southend, Stansted, and Gatwick airports. Aircraft flown…

A D Hope’s flying log book for navigator’s, air bomber’s, air gunner’s and fight engineers. Three
Flying log book for A D Hope, Signaller, covering the period from 23 July 1952 to 29 October 1954. Detailing his flying duties with Number one overseas ferry unit and 167 Squadron. He was stationed at RAF Abingdon. Aircraft flown in were Valetta,…

A D Hope’s flying log book two, for navigator’s, air bomber’s, air gunner and flight engineers. Two
Flying log book for A D Hope, wireless operator/ signaller, covering the period from 1 May 1949 to 23 July 1952. Detailing his flying duties with 240 and 242 operational conversion units and number one overseas ferry unit. He was stationed at RAF…

A D Hope’s navigator’s, air bomber’s and air gunner’s flying log book. One
Navigator’s, air bomber’s and air gunner’s flying log book one, for A D Hope, wireless operator, covering the period from 15 December 1942 to 28 April 1949. Detailing his flying training, operations flown, instructor duties and post war flying…

Letter to Arthur Hope from Louise Turner
An aerogram from Louise to Arthur. She asks about him and his family.

Letter to Arthur Hope from Louise  Turner
The letter hopes he and his new wife are well. She asks if he will see a friend of hers who is coming to London for University.
On the address page is written 'Please forward to your son'.

Arthur's Letter to Mrs Heckendorf
The story of events the night Mrs Heckendorf's son was shot down and died.

Lettergram to Mrs C Clarke from Arthur Hope
The letter to Clara from Arthur is written from a prisoner of war camp. He writes emotionally about his regrets.
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