Kirby, Harold

Title

Kirby, Harold
Harold V A Kirby
H V A Kirby
Harold Kirby
H Kirby

Description

Nine items. Two oral history interviews with Warrant Officer Harold Kirby (b. 1923, 1637087 Royal Air Force), his log book, photographs and documents. He flew operations as a flight engineer with 467, 97 and 156 Squadrons.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

2015-07-10
2015-09-21
2016-06-11

Rights

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Identifier

Kirby, HVA

Collection Items

Harold Kirby’s flight engineers log book
Flight engineers log book (Copy) for H Kirby covering the period from 26 April 1944 to 24 May 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Winthorpe, RAF Syerston, RAF Waddington and RAF Coningsby. Aircraft flown…

Service record from August 1942 until November 1946 November
Starting with conscription in 1942 as a flight mechanic at RAF Skegness. Working up to a flight engineer but failing as he started working at RAF Halton training as a flight mechanic, then attending a fitter course. Volunteered for the flight…

Bill Ryan's crew
Seven aircrew standing with the pilot at the left all wearing side caps with the second man from the left wearing his centrally, The aircrew next to the pilot are wearing whistles, the man on the end is holding a book.
On the reverse 'BILL RYAN'S…

Bill Ryan's crew at Waddington 467 Squadron July 1944
Six aircrew are standing next to a Lancaster with bomb bay open, with five of them wearing parachutes, with the pilot standing on the left. Two aircrew are wearing peaked caps, two are wearing side caps and one of them in the middle is wearing…

Crashed Lancaster in field
A crashed Lancaster in field with belly landing, damaged to propeller and nose with two servicemen one seated with head showing from cockpit and the other standing with upper body showing out of canopy window.
On the reverse 'LANCASTER PO-L…

Lancaster being serviced
A Lancaster being serviced outside with the marking PO-L with bomb trolley to the left with servicing equipment.
On the reverse '467 SQUADRON LANCASTER WADDINGTON 44' and '1'.

Man inside wing
A man inside left wing that has been damaged, the man is sticking out of the damaged wing with head and arm showing with no cap.
On the reverse 'LANCASTER PO-L WITTERING AFTER RAID ON V1 STORAGE SITE TROSSY ST MAVIN AUGUST 3 1944'.

Interview with Harold Kirby
Harold Kirby joined up the Royal Air Force encouraged by two friends, but ended up training as a flight mechanic at RAF Halton on medical grounds. Harold became them airframe fitter, volunteered as a flight engineer, passed the physical but was then…

Interview with Harold Kirby
Harold Kirby grew up in London and worked in an accounts department before joining the Royal Air Force. He served as a fitter with 460 Squadron at RAF Binbrook before remustering as a flight engineer. He flew two tours of operations with 467, 97 and…
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