Stimpson, Maurice Cecil


Stimpson, Maurice Cecil


124 items. The collection concerns Flight Lieutenant Maurice Cecil Stimpson DFC (1921 - 1944, 155249 Royal Air Force) and contains his log books, photographs, documents, and pennants. He flew operations as a pilot with 156 Squadron and was killed 15 February 1944.

The collection has been donated to the IBCC Digital Archive by Tony France and catalogued by Barry Hunter.

Additional information on Maurice Cecil Stimpson is available via the IBCC Loses Database.




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Collection Items

Maurice Cecil Stimpson’s pilot’s flying log book. Two
Pilot’s flying log book for Maurice Cecil Stimpson, covering the period from 1 August 1943 to 15 February 1944, when he failed to return from operations. Detailing his operation flown. He was stationed at RAF Warboys. Aircraft flown in were Oxford…

Formal Dinner
A celebration dinner at the Colne Valley Electrical Company. A group of men in civilian clothes seated at long tables having a formal dinner.

Maurice is in the foreground looking over his left shoulder.

Additional information about this item…

Québec and Saint Lawrence River
The front of two boats at a jetty along Saint Lawrence River. In the distance, Québec.

Identification kindly provided by Norman Stewart and Alastair Disley of the Unidentified photos of the British Isles Facebook Group.

Maurice Stimpson's Swann Fountain Pen
The pen sent by Maurices's friend Doris.

Maurice Stimpson's Pilot Wings
Two cloth badges, one from the USAAF and one from the RAF.

Maurice Stimpson's decorations
Four medals awarded to Maurice, including his DFC.

Maurice Stimpson
A head and shoulders portrait of Maurice in jacket and tie.

Maurice Stimpson's Father Training a Land Girl
Maurice's father with a ewe and lamb and a land girl. On the reverse 'Harry teaching land girls Parkfield'.
Parkfield Lodge is at Headstone Lane and the entrance to the lane that ran down to the house is just opposite the Headstone Lane…

No 1 Flight No 2 Squadron 10 ITW
A group of 53 trainee airmen arranged in four rows. On the front is a caption 'No 1 Flight No 2 Squadron 10 ITW October 1941' and on the reverse each man has signed his name.

Gifts for Maurice Stimpson
A newspaper cutting describing a party at the United Services Club culminating in the award of a tankard and a cheque to Maurice in honour of his DFC.

Maurice Stimpson's Pass for Cochran Field
A military pass used by Maurice at Cochran field.

Maurice Stimpson's Birth Certificate
Maurice's birth certificate.

Maurice Stimpson's Certificate for Pilot Training
A certificate awarded to Maurice for completing his pilot training course.

Maurice Stimpson's Instrument Flight Certificate
A certificate awarded to Maurice for passing his instrument flying course.

Maurice Stimpson's Path Finder Certificate
A certificate awarding Maurice the Path Finder Badge.

Letter to Maurice Stimpson's Father
The letter invites Maurice's father to a reception at Buckingham Palace to receive his late son's DFC.

Letter to Maurice Stimpson's Sister and Brother
The letter is from Maurice's mother to Maurices' brother and sister, Nellie and Harry. She encloses something to give to Maurice.

Postagram to Maurice Stimpson from Arthur Harris
The postagram congratulates Maurice on the award of his DFC.

Maurice Stimpson
Three half length portraits of Maurice Stimpson.
In the first he is a sergeant and is wearing his pilot's wings.
In the second he is a trainee with a volunteer reserve badge.
In the third he is wearing a flying suit with a fur collar.

Perth 1941 Trainees
30 trainee airmen arranged in four rows. On the reverse 'Perth 1941'.

Maurice Stimpson in a Bath
Maurice sitting in a bath. On the reverse 'This is your's truly taking the one & only bath since leaving England. "look how dirty I am," MS'.

Valdosta Bus Station
A bus, car and waiting passengers at the bus station. On the reverse handwritten 'Valdosta, Bus Station' and printed 'Valdosta Bus Station 1942'.

AT-10 Wichita
An air to air photo of the port side of an AT-10 Wichita, MO713. On the reverse is handwritten 'Could have got a little closer?' and printed 'Maurice comment. Could have got a bit closer. Not sure if he was taking the picture or the comment was…

Twin Lakes Valdosta
Two aerial views of the twin lakes at Valdosta, identified on the reverse

London 1941 Training School
51 trainee airmen arranged in five rows. At the bottom is handwritten 'London 1941'.

Each man has signed his name on the reverse.

Printed on the reverse is 'London 1941 Maurice Back row 8th from Left'.
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