Briley, William George

Title

Briley, William George
George Briley
W G Briley

Description

Eight items. An oral history interview with Warrant Officer William George Briley (1586825, Royal Air Force), his log book, service material and a sight log book containing 18 target photographs. After training in South Africa, George Briley completed 39 bombing and supply dropping operations as a navigator with 40 Squadron flying Wellingtons from Foggia in Italy.

The collection has been loaned to the IBCC Digital Archive for digitisation by William George Briley and catalogued by Barry Hunter, with additional identification provided by the Archeologi dell'Aria research group (https://www.archeologidellaria.org)

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

2015-10-09

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Identifier

Briley, WG

Collection Items

William George Briley flying log sheet
An extract from William George Briley's log book detailing training on a Tiger Moth at 15 Elementary Flying Training School.

William George Briley's service
A listing of William George Briley's operational stations and squadrons.

Certificate of merit
A certificate awarded to William George Briley of The gas light & coke co for 10 months of safe driving.

Civil defence diploma
A diploma awarded to William George Briley of the Gas light & coke company for having been free from driving accidents

Udine marshalling yards
Vertical aerial photograph of Udine marshalling yards, centered on Porta Aquileia. The image is clear with the exception of an explosion in the lower right. Detail of the town and roads is visible. Captioned 'A4 2760 40/54 Jan 20 45 F8/NT 8000'…

Circhina supply drop
Vertial aerial photograph of Circhina. Snow-covered terrain, scattered trees and a river are visible on the image. Captioned '2780 40'55 21 Jan '45 F8"//1400° [arrow] 17.17 T.T. Circhina Supply Drop. Sgt Hanson P/O Jones B'A.

Salcano railway bridge
Vertical aerial photograph of the Salcano railway bridge, most of the frame is obscured by cloud. There is a road on the right side and some railway lines at the top. Captioned 'A4 A4 2696 40/50 3 Jan 45 F8//NT 7000' [arrow] 050° 17.32 Salcano Rly.…

Dobolj railway bridge
Vertical aerial photograph of the railway line near Doboj and the Bosna river. There are some explosions. Captioned '2740/52 5 Jan 45 F8"// 8000° [arrow] 11.00 1/2 R.R. Dobolj Rly Bdg. Sgt. Hanson. F/Sgt Jones B/A'.

Casarsa bridge
Vertical aerial photograph of the area around the Casarsa bridge on the Tagliamento river. The left half of the image is obscured by bright light. A road runs from top to bottom with side roads leading off. Captioned: 'A4 2009 40/46 Dec 26 44 F8//NT…

Ponte della Priula
Vertical aerial photograph of the Ponte della Priula area. The centre is obscured by bright light and tracers. The Piave river meanders across the lower half of the image; the strada statale 13 Pontebbana and the Venezia – Udine railway line are…

Podgorica-Klopot roads
Vertical aerial photograph of the roads between Podgorica and Klopot. A river meanders across the centre, round a rock ridge. It is followed in part by a road. Captioned '2528 40/38 15 Dec '44 f8"//4,000' [arrow] 16.08 Z.Z Podgorica-Klopot Roads Sgt…

Matesevo-Kolasin road
Vertical aerial photograph of Matesevo-Kolasin Road. The Tapa river meanders through the centre of the image. Adjacent is flatter land but to the top and bottom are hills. A road partly follows the river. Captioned '2609. 40/42 19 Dec '44 F8 // 9000'…

Podgorica
Vertical aerial photograph of Podgorica, obscured by explosions and tracer. It is captioned 'A4 2409 40/31 19/20 Nov 44 F8"//7000' [arrow] 063°. 20.31 Podgorica Z. 1x4000 MIII 17 1/2 Sgt. Hanson 40 Sgt Boughen. B/A'

Szombathely
Vertical aerial photograph of Szombathely. Field pattern and some buildings are visible as well as a river. It is captioned 'A4 2484 40/33 22-23 Nov 44. F/8"//NT 8000 --> 360° 2003 Szombathely M/YOS. J 9x500 3x250 Mk III Sgt Hanson J Sgt. Boughen…

Podgorica
Vertical aerial photograph of Podgorica. The image is very clear apart from explosions and fires on the left side, a mainly industrial area. A river flows left to right with a road bridge and several roads. Captioned '22.30 40/22. 6. Nov '44…

Novi Pazar roads
Vertical aerial photograph of a road and a river, some small explosions in the centre. Captioned '2356 40/29. 18.Nov'44 F/8//9000' [arrow] 1430. R.R. Novi Pazar Rds Sgt Hanson Sgt Boughen B/A'.

Borovnica railway viaduct
Vertical aerial photograph of the Borovnica railway viaduct. Some fields are visible but the majority of the image is obscured by bright lights, tracer and smoke. Captioned 'A4 2042.40/8 26 Sept. 44.F8".//.NT. 7600' [arrow] 039° 2042 Borovnica Viad.…

Bronzolo
Vertical aerial photograph of the Adige river south of Bronzolo. The Lusina stream is barely discernible. Captioned ''A4 2085. 40/14 12 Oct 44. F8//NT 11000' [arrow] 035° 2020. Bronzolo F 9x500 5x250 Mk III 24 Sgt. Hanson. F. B/A Sgt. Bouchen'.

Brescia
Vertical aerial photograph of Brescia. In the lower half the Breda works and the railway line are visible; the top half is obscured by tracers, explosions and bright lights. Captioned '1972 40/2 17 Sept 44 F8//NT 7100' [arrow] 300° 2046 Brescia R.…

Szekesfehervar
Vertical aerial photograph of Szekesfehervar. In the lower half some street detail is visible but all of the top half is obscured by bright light and tracers. Captioned 'A4 1989 40/4. 19 Sept 44 F8"//NT. 9100' [arrow] 049°. 2046. Szekesfehervar.T.…

Tatoi aerodrome
Vertical aerial photograph of Tatoi aerodrome. No detail is visible. The image is dark with explosions in the bottom left corner and ant-aircraft tracer. Captioned 'A4 1945. FOG.13/14 Sept 44//NT. F8. 9100' [arrow] 160°. 0013. Tatoi A/D. 6x500lbs,…

Bologna
Vertical aerial photograph of Bologna. Field patterns are visible but the centre and lower portions of the image are obscured by bright lights, flares or anti-aircraft fire. Captioned 'A4 1943. FOG.12/13 Sept 44//NT F8 10300' [arrow] 265° 21.23…

Sight Log Book
A book for recording astronomical observations but used for keeping target photographs.

William George Briley's service and release book
Service and release book of William George Briley from 6 July 1942 to 22 September 1946.

William George Briley's observer's and air gunner's flying log book
Observers and air gunners flying log book for Wiliam George Briley, covering the period from 2 December 1943 to 24 November 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and communication flight duties. He was stationed at, East London, RAF…
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