Wells, Ray. Album


Wells, Ray. Album


26 items. Photographs of Ray's service including pictures of post war Germany.




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Wells, RG

Collection Items

Squadron Reunion at Lisset
A large group of 158 Squadron veterans at St James Church, Lisset.

Demob Leave at Huntley Drive, Hull
Photo 1 is Ray and Dorothy sitting on a fence.
Photo 2 is Marj and Dorothy.
Photo 3 is Ray and Dorothy.
Photo 4 is Dorothy sitting on the grass at Lincoln.
Photo 5 is Dorothy in the garden at Hull.
Photo 6 is Ray and Marjorie at Hull.

New York, Lake Superior, Hamburg and Gatwick
Photo 1 is The Statue of Liberty seen from the sea.
Photo 2 is a quay on Lake Superior.
Photo 3 is a street scene of Hamburg.
Photo 4 are prefab buildings seen from the control tower, Hamburg.
Photo 5 is skyscrapers seen from the sea, annotated…

Hamburg Outskirts with Bomb Damage
Photo 1 and 2 are bombed buildings, annotated 'More rubble on the outskirts'.
Photo 3 is of buildings at the side of the river.
Photo 4 is the Sergeants' Mess & house in the background.
Photo 5 is prefab houses annotated 'The houses Hitler…

Bombed out Hamburg
Eight photographs from an album. Each photo shows damaged buildings, annotated 'Last night a strong force of our bombers raided Hamburg & heavy fires were reported by our air-crews' and 'Not one enemy bomber will enter the German Third Reich!!'

Airmen at the Sergeants' Mess, Hamburg
Photo 1 is an Alsatian annotated 'Juonk. The best German I knew & a grand pal'.
Photo 2 is three airmen and the dog annotated 'After lunch at the Mess.'
Photo 3 is a man with a top hat and a long brush, annotated 'German chimney sweep'.
Photo 4 is…

Leaving Hamburg
Photo 1 is bomb damaged buildings, annotated 'The price they paid'.
Photo 2 is the Mess seen from the garden.
Photo 3 is a large building annotated 'The W/O's club Hamburg' and 'The Ship & Dragon'.
Photo 4 and 5 are Dakotas annotated 'Passengers…

Photo 1 is a street scene in Hamburg.
Photo 2 is bomb damaged buildings.
Photo 3 is bomb damaged buildings in St Pauli.
Photo 4 is damaged buildings annotated 'The hun and his home'.
Photo 5 is an airman in front of bombed buildings, annotated…

Ray Wells' Germany
Photo 1 is of three airmen seated with an Alsatian, annotated 'Off duty at the mess'.
Photo 2 is three airmen sitting, annotated 'On the launch with Bill & Tich'.
Photo 3 is five airmen in the mess, annotated 'Shooting lines in the Mess!'.
Photo 4…

Hamburg River Views
Photo 1 is a bomb damaged view with a launch in the foreground, annotated 'The Old city from launch'.
Photo 2 is the dockyard with cranes , annotated 'Sunken shipping dock area'.
Photo 3 is a bridge with the city behind, annotated 'Hamburg from…

Hamburg Statues and Memorials
Photo 1 is a statue of the Kaiser, annotated 'The Kaiser & his "Der Tag" '.
Photo 2 is a German War Memorial.
Photo 3 is the front of a large building annotated 'Hall of Justice'.
Photo 4 and 6 is the Bismarck statue, annotated 'Bismark "Blood &…

War graves and anti-aircraft fire Tower, Germany
Photos 1 and 3 are Second World War graves, Hamburg.
Photos 2 and 6 are anti-aircraft fire towers.
Photos 4 and 5 are 1914-1918 Great War Graves, Germany.
Photo 7 is a boat annotated 'The Mess Launch "Hazel" '.
Photo 8 is a passenger engine…

Photo 1 is The Mess, annotated 'The Mess (English Corner)'.
Photo 2 is an airport terminal annotated 'Flughafen (Home of Flyers)'.
Photo 3 is a railway station annotated 'Klein Borstal Station'.
Photo 4 is a church, annotated 'Hamburg from the…

At Home and RAF Fuhlsbuttel
Photo 1 is a group of six including Dorothy and Norma, annotated 'The family at home'.
Photo 2 is Ray and Norma, annotated 'Lincoln'.
Photo 3 is Ray and colleague, annotated 'The Mess, Germany'.
Photo 4 is four airmen annotated 'The Gang'.

Dorothy and Home
Photo 1 is Dorothy sitting on grass with a dog, annotated 'Dorothy and Pete Sheffield'.
Photo 2 is Dorothy standing outside a house, annotated 'Home -Sheffield'.
Photo 3 is Dorothy and a young girl, annotated 'Dorothy and Norma'.
Photo 4 is Norma…

Air and Ground Crew
Photo 1 is Ray and colleague, annotated 'Flying Control Types'.
Photo 2 is three ground crew on a tractor, annotated 'Ground Crew Gatwick'.
Photo 3 is two airmen annotated 'Paddy & Geordie'.
Photo 4 is Ray topless at an outside table, annotated…

Tempest and Airmen at Gatwick
Photo 1 is three airmen in and around a cockpit, annotated 'Tempest & Gremlins'.
Photo 2 is Ray sitting on a stone wall in flying kit, annotated 'Wot a Line !!'.
Photo 3 is three airmen sitting on the front of a Tempest, annotated…

RAF Gatwick 1946
Photo 1 is two men in a swimming pool, one diving, annotated 'Geordie and Paddy'.
Photo 2 is five airmen annotated 'The Gang - Flying Control'.
Photo 3 is three airmen at the nose of a Mosquito, annotated 'Ginger & Crew'.
Photo 4 is two airmen…

Ray Wells and Dorothy
Photo 1 is Ray sitting on a promenade wall with a dog.
Photo 2 is Dorothy sitting on a beach, annotated 'Bridlington'.
Photo 3 is Ray sitting on a beach.
Photo 4 is Ray standing in a park, annotated 'Horley'.
Photo 5 is Dorothy standing by the…

Ray Wells and Dorothy's Engagement Day
Photo 1 is Ray on the promenade.
Photo 2 is Dorothy on a post on the beach.
Photo 3 is Ray, Dorothy, Fred and Rays mother and father on steps.
Photo 4 is Ray on a post on the beach.
Photo 5 is Ray and Dorothy on the promenade.
Photo 6 is Dorothy…

Ray Wells' Family
Six photographs from an album, annotated 'The Family, Dorothy and Fred my Skipper at Sheffield. Taken in the grounds 1945'.
Photo 1 is Ray's mother, father sitting with Fred, Dorothy and Ray behind.
Photo 2 is Ray's mother and father standing in…

Ray Wells, Crew and Girlfriend
Photo 1 is Ray Wells, trainee airman.
Photo 2 is Seven airmen and five ground crew under the nose of their Halifax, captioned 'Halifax G -George and Crew. RAF Lisset. 158 Squadron. 1944. 37 Operations - Europe.'
Photo 3 is a side head and shoulders…

Ely Cathedral, Ray Wells and colleague
Photo 1 is a vertical close up of Ely Cathedral.
Photo 2 is Ray Wells and a navigator.
Photo 3 is a vertical view of the cathedral and surrounding streets.

Ray Wells' Crew
Seven airmen at the rear of a Halifax. Each man and his position are annotated on the photograph and underneath. Each man has signed his name on the photo.
At the top is 'The Boys before our first trip Oisemont - France Halifax B-Baker 158…

C Flight, No 1 Squadron
53 airmen arranged in five rows. Underneath is a caption with each man's name.
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