Whittle, Geoffrey

Title

Whittle, Geoffrey
G G Whittle

Description

12 items. An oral history interview with Squadron Leader Geoffrey Gordon Whittle DFM (1923 – 2016, 1397166 Royal Air Force), his log books, photographs and memoirs. Geoffrey Whittle flew operations as a navigator with 101 Squadron from RAF Ludford Magna.

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

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

2015-06-26
2016-08-22

Rights

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Identifier

Whittle, G

Collection Items

20 trainee airmen
A group of 20 trainee airmen wearing side caps with a white flash. Behind is a wooden hut and a Nissen hut with a telegraph pole in between.
On the reverse 19 airmen have signed their names

Geoffrey Whittle
Half length portrait of Geoffrey Whittle in uniform with Flight Sergeant rank, wearing an Observer's brevet.

Geoffrey Whittle
Head and shoulders portrait of Geoffrey Whittle. On the reverse 'Guess who!'

Flak Hit Bombs
A newspaper cutting about the night Warrant Officer Bill Walker succeeded in bringing their badly damaged aircraft back.

Jack Osborne
A review of Tim Barlow's research in to the life of his Great Uncle, Jack Osborne who died on the night of 22/23 June 1943 in Lancaster 'LM325'. Tim Barlow travelled to Benningen, Holland where there is a memorial at the crash site. Geoffrey Whittle…

Warrant Officer 'Bill' Walker's crew
An account of the night they were nearly shot down over Hannover. Crew names and positions are detailed as are the events of the night. One engine was on fire and this was extinguished by diving and restarted. The engineer put out a second fire and…

Sqn Ldr C G Whittle, DFM
An incomplete memoir written by Geoffrey Whittle starting at age 16. At age 18 he volunteered for aircrew duties and trained at RAF West Freugh. He converted to Wellingtons then Lancasters and moved to RAF Ludford Magna in June 1943. Over Hannover…

Peenemünde
A description of the briefing and attack on Peenemünde 17 August 1943.

Sqn. Ldr Geoffrey Whittle, DFM RAF (Ret'd)
A brief memoir of Geoffrey Whittle's wartime service. His training starts in March 1942 in Scotland. One year later he converted to Wellingtons, then Lancasters at RAF Lindholme. He was then posted to RAF Ludford Magna. On his 15th operation over…

Geoffrey Whittle's observers and air gunners flying log book. One
Observers and air gunners flying log book for Geoffrey Whittle, navigator, covering the period from 4 November 1942 to 26 July 1953. Detailing his flying training, instructor duties and post war flying. He was stationed at RAF West Freugh, RAF…

Interview with Geoffrey Whittle
Squadron Leader Geoffrey Whittle was born in London. After leaving school at fourteen he became an apprentice printer in the family business. He volunteered for the Royal Air Force on the outbreak of the Second World War and trained as a navigator.…
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