Hailey, Keith John


Hailey, Keith John


Six items. The collection concerns Warrant Officer Keith John Hailey (b. 1921, 1449497Royal Air Force) and contains his log book, documents and photographs. He flew operations as a wireless operator / air gunner with 433 and 635 Squadrons.

The collection has been loaned to the IBCC Digital Archive for digitisation by Sheila Mathison and catalogued by Trevor Hardcastle.




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Collection Items

Keith Hailey's Royal Air Force navigator’s, air bombers and air gunner’s flying log book
K J Hailey’s Wireless Operator’s Flying Log Book covering the period 6 May 1943 to 9 May 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown as Wireless Operator. He was stationed at RAF Yatesbury (2 Radio School), RAF Manby (Empire Air…

Keith Hailey's Service and Release Book
Keith joined the RAF 11 Nov 1941 and was released as a WO on the 19 June 1946, from the no 104 PDC Hednesford. He served in the Middle East from 26 Jan 1946 until 12 June 1946.

Wireless operators
21 aircrew posed in three rows, the end of a wooden building as background. On the reverse caption, 'Keith in Scotland 1943, July 21st, Back row, 5th from right'.

635 Squadron photographs
The first is of the aircrew with a Lancaster behind them, on the reverse caption 'Keith, back row, 11th from right'.
The second has the ground crew sitting or standing on the Lancaster, on the reverse caption 'Keith, back row on the ground, between…

Keith Hailey's initial training
25 airmen posed in three rows, wearing greatcoats and caps with aircrew under training flash, in front of a row of terrace houses. On the reverse 'Keith, middle row extreme left'.

Keith Hailey
Head and shoulders portrait showing air gunner brevet and Pathfinder badge.
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