Allam, A J

Title

Allam, A J

Description

33 items. The collection concerns Warrant Officer Albert John Allam (657570 Royal Air Force) and contains his log book, memoir, documents and photographs. He flew operations as a pilot with 227 Squadron.

The collection has been donated to the IBCC Digital Archive by Peter Stuart Allam and catalogued by Nigel Huckins.

Date

2017-12-06

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Rights

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Identifier

Allam, AJ

Collection Items

Wesel Cooks tour
Oblique aerial photograph of a city with much bomb damage. Submitted with caption 'Wesel Cooks tour'. Willibrordi Cathedral is to far left centre.

An airman
An airman wearing tunic standing carrying a number of unidentified objects. In the background Nissen huts. Submitted with caption 'tiger'.

Operation Exodus
A group of men mostly wearing Mae Wests standing by the rear fuselage of a Lancaster. Submitted with caption 'pow 2'.

Operation Exodus
Prisoners of war lined up to rear fuselage of a Lancaster. Submitted with caption 'pow 1'.

Two airmen in front of a RAF Mitchell
Two airmen standing side by side in front of a Mitchell. Submitted with caption 'Melsbroek 2a Exodus'.

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

Lancasters on Operation Exodus
View down a row of four Lancasters line up on grass. An airman wearing shirtsleeve order is standing under the nose of nearest aircraft. Submitted with caption 'May 10th 1945 Melsbroek. Exodus'.

Two airmen on a motorbike
Two airmen, the driver wearing battledress with half brevet and the passenger wearing shirtsleeves astride a motorbike in a field with hedgerow in the background. Submitted with caption 'Matt and Dick'.

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Sergeant A J Allam
Head and shoulders portrait of an airman wearing tunic with pilot's brevet and side cap. Submitted with caption 'March 1942-1'.

Essen (Krupps Works) Cooks tour
Oblique aerial photograph of an industrial area with much bomb damage. Submitted with caption 'Essen (Krupps Works) Cooks tour'.

Nine airmen
Seven aircrew and two groundcrew, all wearing battledress and side caps, three squatting and six standing, all in front of a Lancaster. Pilot is third from left back row. Submitted with caption 'crew 3' and information 'Crew 3 as crew 2 but with…

Seven aircrew
Seven airmen all wearing battledress with brevet standing in line in front of a Lancaster. Pilot is third from the left. Submitted with caption 'crew 2' and information 'Crew 2 l to r: Len Stevens FE, Harry Wilson W/Op, dad, Bob Lillico RG, Harry…

Seven aircrew
Seven airmen, all wearing battledress with brevet, three squatting in front and four standing behind. Submitted with captions 'crew 1a' and 'Crew1a taken in early April 1945 at Balderton'.

Cook's tour Cologne
Oblique aerial photograph of a city with river running left to right with destroyed bridge. Cathedral and railway station on near bank. Submitted with caption 'Cologne Cooks tour'. River is river Rhine, destroyed and collapsed railway bridge is the…

Bielefeld Viaduct
Oblique aerial photograph of a railway with damaged viaduct and many bomb craters. Caption submitted by donor 'Bielefeld Viaduct Cooks tour'.

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Albert John Allam RAF Personnel document
Gives list of unit postings, mustering and promotions.

No 5 Group Tactical Notes
Cover of book only. Notes not to be taken into the air and designated Secret.

Sergeants' Mess RAF Strubby mess subscription card
Blue printed card made put for W/O Allam, 227.

Responsibilities of prisoner of war
Booklet giving rules for conduct as a prisoner of war and rights.

A J Allam - pilots flying log book No 2
Pilot's Flying Log Book for A.J. Allam. Covers the period from 11 September 1944 to 16 July 1945 detailing his final training and operational flights. Listed at the back are all the stations he was posted to: RAF Wilmslow, RAF Dalcross, RAF Sywell,…

Route map to Lutzkendorf
Shows route from Strubby area to target near Leipzig. Captioned 'W/O Allam, 227 Sqdn, Target Lutzkendorf'

Memoir
Chapter 8 - Overture and Beginners. Gives account of time on OTU at RAF Lossiemouth. Includes ground instruction, crewing up and description of station and training on Wellington. Writes about a fatal crash he sees and about some of his sorties.…

Two airmen in cockpit
View looking up into cockpit of a bomber with one airman in pilot's seat and one standing, both looking back.

Five aircrew
Four aircrew wearing battledress with brevet standing behind the rear turret of a Lancaster. A fifth airman is sitting in the turret.

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

Five aircrew
Five aircrew all wearing battledress with half brevet and side caps standing under a bomber.

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

Five aircrew
Five aircrew, all wearing battledress with brevet standing by the main undercarriage of a bomber.

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