Gould, Allen


Gould, Allen
Allen G Gould
Allen Gould
A G Gould
A Gould


Twenty-seven items. Concerns Allen Geoffrey Gould (b. 1923, 1605203 Royal Air Force). He completed a tour of operations as a flight engineer with 620 Squadron and the Special Operations Executive. Collection consists of an oral history interview, his log book, flight engineer course notebooks, pilot's and engineers handling notes, mention in London Gazette, official documents and photographs.

The collection has been donated to the IBCC Digital Archive by Allen Geoffrey Gould and catalogued by Nigel Huckins.




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Gould, AG

Collection Items

Allen Gould
Head and shoulders portrait of an airman wearing uniform tunic and side cap. Captioned 'Allen Gould in uniform aged 19'.
Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

Six airmen in front of a Stirling
Six men, five wearing battledress, the other a shirt and trousers, all standing in line under the nose of a Stirling. Captioned 'Allen Gould (on the left) FE on Stirling'.
Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

Groups of airmen in front of a Stirling
In the centre a group of five airmen stand talking in a group. Another three stand off to the left looking on. On the far right in the distance another two men. One the left part of an aircraft. In the centre a Stirling with other Stirlings lined up…

Allen Gould
Full length portrait of a flight sergeant wearing uniform tunic with half brevet. In the background a painted column.

Allen Gould
Full length portrait of a warrant officer wearing uniform tunic with half brevet and side cap standing in open ground. On the reverse 'Allen Gould after he'd received his warrant (badge on sleeve)'.

Squadron photograph
A large group of air force personnel sitting and standing in four rows in front of a Stirling with D-Day stripes on outer wings.

Member of Women's Auxiliary Air Force
Half-length portrait of an airwoman wearing uniform tunic and glasses. On the reverse ' 1945, Norma XXX'.

Allan Gould Service and Release book
Personal details and service from 7 October 1942 to 8 October 1946.

Show programme Out of the Blue
Programme for event at RAF Great Sampford

Hercules VI fuel computer
Hercules VI economic fuel consumption indicator - circular slide rule.

Notes for pilots and flight engineers Bristol Hercules engines in Stirlings
Technical notes for various marks of Hercules engines. Limits for flying conditions, running notes, dos and don'ts.

Mentioned in London Gazette
Mention for Flight Sergeant A G Gould RAFVR on 1 January 1946

Engine handling
Contains list of diagnosis of possible running faults. Covers defects in fuel systems, oil systems, ignition systems, propeller system and miscellaneous. List faults and causes. Goes on to provide notes and diagrams to assist pilots and engineers in…

Flight engineer's log
Sortie logs for Stirling I. on a number of trips with no dates.

Stirling course notes
AF Notebook. Contains graph, lists of engine types, aircraft details, diagram of aircraft, notes and diagrams of fuel system, handling notes and procedures. Notes on equipment including dinghies and drills, pyrotechnics, emergency packs, automatic…

Petrol system notes and list of manual for various aircraft systems.

Contains notes and diagrams on fuel tanks, control settings, aircraft engine systems, ignition, cooling systems, layout of Merlin and other flight data.

RAF notebook. Contains notes on axis of aircraft, stability, heat, temperature, petrol, carburettors, fuels, thermal efficiency, electrics, physical laws, atmospheric pressures, ohms law, ignition, electromagnetic induction, power/weight ratio,…

RAF notebook containing calculations, notes on engines, cylinders, pistons, shafts, bearings pumps, magnetos, electrics, timing, carburettor and other aircraft systems.

Flight engineers course notes
Covers maintenance and inspections, general orders and modifications, engineering manuals, types of inspection, form 700, change of serviceability and repair log, certificate of damage, types of wheels, form 79 log books, ticketing of aircraft,…

Notes on valve timing, pages of calculations, notes on aircraft fuel, diagrams and various other aircraft systems.

Flight engineer course notes
Covers propellers, hydromatics, various valves and handling in flight, air compressors, air charging, air hydraulic strut, faults, dowty struts, pneumatics, exactor, maintenance of hydraulic systems. Covers other aircraft systems and has many hand…

Stirling school flight engineer course notes
Notes covering electrics, theory of flight, engineering science, supercharging, power, fuel consumption and engine use in various stages of flight.

Flight engineer data sheet
Photograph of document. Covers fuel consumption and boost levels. On the reverse handwritten calculations.

Stirling pilot's notes
Pilot's and engineer's notes for Stirling I, III, IV with several marks of Hercules engines.

This item is available only at the International Bomber Command Centre / University of Lincoln.
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