Bailey, John Derek

Title

Bailey, John Derek
John Derek Bailey
Bill Bailey
John D Bailey
John Bailey
J D Bailey
J Bailey

Description

17 items. Two oral history interviews with John Derek "Bill" Bailey (b. 1924, 1583184 and 198592 Royal Air Force) service material, nine photographs, a memoir and his log book. He flew a tour of operations as a bomb aimer with 103 and 166 Squadrons from RAF Elsham Wolds and RAF Kirmington.

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

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

2016-12-07
2017-01-13

Rights

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Identifier

Bailey, JD

Collection Items

Bill Bailey
Half length portrait of Bill Bailey in cadet's uniform. Additional information 'JD Bailey age 18 yrs Aircrew Under Training October 1942'.
On the reverse is the photographer's stamp.

Bill Bailey
Head and shoulders portrait of Bill Bailey in uniform with brevet and medal ribbons. The photograph was taken to commemorate his promotion to Pilot Officer. Additional information about this item has been kindly provided by the donor.

Airmen on parade
A group of airmen standing at ease on parade. Bill Bailey is in the front most line, third from the left. Additional information about this item has been kindly provided by the donor.

Welcome letter from Secretary of State for Air
A message from the Secretary of State for Air welcoming airmen into the RAF.

Wally Williams
Head and shoulders portrait of Wally Williams in civilian clothing. On the reverse 'Wally Williams E4 Snoop'.

Jock Greig
Head and shoulders portrait of Sergeant Jock Greig in civilian clothing. On the reverse ' Haggis Jock'.

Sergeant JG Anderson
Head and shoulders portrait of Sergeant J G Anderson in civilian clothing. On the reverse 'JG Anderson (McGinty)'.

Gus Leigh
Head and shoulders portrait of Gus Leigh. On the reverse 'Wilf (Gus) Leigh'.

Ron Archer
Head and shoulders portrait of Ron Archer in civilian clothes. On the reverse 'Ron H Archer'.

Bill Bailey
Side view, head and shoulders portrait of Bill Bailey in civilian clothes. On the reverse 'Bailey'.

Bill Bailey's Service Record
Form 543, Bill Bailey's Service Record

Bill Bailey's Cadet's Flight Log
Cadet's Flight log of Bill Bailey issued by City of Leicester Wing, Air Training Corps. It records one flight in a Tiger Moth on 30 May 1942, duration 10 minutes

Was it all a Dream
Bill Bailey's wartime memoirs, from enlistment, training in UK and Canada and detail of each of 31 operation in Bomber Command. After completion of his tour he was transferred to Lossiemouth to train Free French aircrew. After successful progress he…

John Derek Bailey’s Royal Canadian Air Force flying log book for aircrew other than pilot
Flying log book for aircrew other than pilot for John Derek Bailey, bomb aimer, covering the period from 6 July 1943 to 5 September 1945, detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Regents Park, RAF…

Interview with John Derek "Bill" Bailey. One
John Derek ‘Bill’ Bailey volunteered for the Air Force when he was 18 and trained as a bomb aimer in Canada. When he arrived he caught scarlet fever and spent five weeks in an isolation hospital. He flew operations as a bomb aimer with 103 and…

Interview with John Derek "Bill" Bailey. Two
John Derek Bailey completed a full tour of operations as a bomb aimer with 103 and 166 Squadrons from RAF Elsham Wolds and RAF Kirmington.
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