Keen, Eric


Keen, Eric
Eric D L Keen


Ten items. Collection concerns Eric Keen (1451093) a Stirling flight engineer he flew bombing operations and then glider towing/paratrooper dropping all with 196 Squadron. Collection contains his log book, photographs a letter and memento 5 Franc note.

The collection has been donated to the IBCC Digital Archive by Steven White and catalogued by Nigel Huckins.




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Keen, EDL

Collection Items

View from aircraft
View of ground with trees and hill and part of aircraft wing and strut at top of photograph

Airman standing on a monument
An airman wearing tunic with brevet and side cap standing on a monument (South Africa War memorial) with statue of woman holding an olive branch on the left. Part of a figure on top of monument is at top of photograph. On the reverse 'London, Ont,…

An airman outside a Nissen hut
An airman wearing battledress with brevet and medal ribbons standing holding the saddle of a bicycle which is propped against a Nissen hut. On the reverse 'RAF Tilstock, Mar 45, Willy the ______ from the west'.

An airman outside a building
An airman wearing battledress with brevet standing outside a building with open door and windows. Door has number 8 above it. On the reverse 'RAF Tilstock, Mar 1945, "Sparky Boy".

Four airmen
Four airmen wearing tunics and side caps, two sitting in front on a bench and two standing behind. Submitted with caption 'Eric Keen and others'. and information 'Due to the length of training I estimate this photo to have been taken round about the…

Eric Keen's navigator's, air bomber's and air gunner's flying log book
Navigator’s, air bomber’s and air gunner’s flying log book for E D Keen, flight engineer, covering the period from 30 July 1943 to 18 May 1946. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF…

Sixteen aircrew
Sixteen aircrew wearing battledress or tunic all with brevet, with side or peaked caps sitting and standing in two rows on grass in front of a hangar. On the reverse a list of signatures. Several of the men have one or more medal ribbons. Submitted…

Five Franc note
Bach and front of 5 franc note with names listed and message 'thanks for the lift'.

Bristol Hercules fuel consumption indicator
Circular slide rule for Bristol Hercules VI engine economic fuel consumption indicator and leather case.

Letter to the editor of Pegasus journal from Eric Keen
Story of paratroopers dropped from Stirling over Normandy on 5/6 June 1944 all signing 5 franc note with message 'thanks for the lift'. Stirling crew survived the war and the pilot kept the note. Lists names of paratroopers and the fact that Eric…
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