Joss, Douglas


Joss, Douglas
Doug Joss
D A Joss


Three items. An oral history interview with Squadron Leader Douglas Alexander Joss (632261, 56113 Royal Air Force), and two wartime photographs of him and his crew. Douglas Joss completed 32 operations as a rear gunner on 626 Squadron.

The collection has been loaned to the IBCC Digital Archive for digitisation by Andrew Joss and catalogued by Nigel Huckins.




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Joss, DA

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Douglas was born in Aberdeen, the eldest of 5 children. He signed up for the Royal Air Force in October 1938 and trained as a Flight Rigger, becoming a Leading Aircraftsman after training.
During his time as a Leading Aircraftsman, he tells of…

Pilot Officer Doug Joss
Head and shoulders portrait of Doug Joss wearing flying helmet, goggles and jacket. 'Captioned 'Pilot Officer Doug Joss, Rear Gunner 626 Squadron, Retired Squadron Leader with MBE'.

Crew of Sugar 2 of 626 Squadron
Seven aircrew, three sitting in front and four standing behind. All are wearing tunic with aircrew beret. In the background curtains at either side. Captioned ‘Len (Navigator) Arthur (Wireless Operator) Mac (Flight Engineer) Don (Bomb…
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