Homewood, William Robert


Homewood, William Robert
Homewood, W R


17 items. The collection concerns William Robert Homewood (1577093 Royal Air Force) and contains his log book, documents, photographs and a piece of shrapnel. He flew operations as a bomb aimer with 51 Squadron.

The collection was loaned to the IBCC Digital Archive for digitisation by Jeffrey Homewood and catalogued by Barry Hunter.




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Homewood, WR

Collection Items

Trainee Airmen Group
A large group of trainee airmen arranged in front of No 1 Elementary Air Navigation School, Eastbourne College. One man is circled.

Additional information kindly provided by Robin Talbot and Paul Wells of the Unidentified photos of the British…

Five Airmen
Five men in khaki grouped at the entrance to a brick building.

Two Airmen
Two men sitting on a door step. They are in khaki and are wearing fur lined flying boots.

William Homewood
William, in shorts and khaki, sitting on a doorstep, eating grapes.

William Homewood
A half length portrait of William in uniform.

Nose of Halifax Bomber
The nose of a Halifax bomber with the pilot leaning out of the port window. It is annotated 'Macnamara 1st. Only two of her four engines visible. Note shamrock small [triangular] shaped window in nose is navigator's office'.

Halifax Bomber
The front of a Halifax with an annotated note stating 'Halifax Bomber. Macnamara the 1st with Paddy Murray, the skipper, at the controls'.

Seven Airmen
Seven men in flying kit standing under a Halifax.

Trainee Group Photo
A large group of trainees arranged in four rows in front of a large building.

News from Distant Lands
A newspaper cutting about the three Homewood brothers who are serving in the Army, Navy and Air Force. Three more articles cover other Boston residents on active service.

William Homewood's Operations in 51 Squadron
A list of William and crew with the date, aircraft and 37 operations.

William Homewood's Warrant
A document certifying William is appointed as a Warrant Officer.

William Homewood and Crew
A list and photograph of the crew.

51 Squadron, 4 Group, RAF Bomber Command
A detailed account of William's service in 51 Squadron including copies of the squadron's operational record books.

Piece of Shrapnel
A piece of shrapnel with half a paper tag attached.

William Homewood's Service and Release Book
Form 2520A with brief details of William's service in the RAF.

William Homewood's Royal Air Force Navigator’s, Air Bomber’s and Air Gunner’s Flying Log Book
W R Homewood’s Navigator’s, Air Bomber’s and Air Gunner’s Flying Log Book covering the period from 2 May 1944 to 12 March 1945, detailing his flying training and operations flown as Air Bomber. He was stationed at SAAF East London (41 Air…
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