Franklin, John Brown

Title

Franklin, John Brown
Jack Brown Franklin
John B Franklin
John Franklin
J B Franklin

Description

15 items. An oral history interview with John "Jack" Brown Franklin (1921 - 2018 1484256 Royal Air Force)and fourteen photographs of people and aircraft. He served in the Liverpool Home Guard before enlisting in the Air Force. He served as ground crew with 109 Squadron between late 1942 and 1944 before being posted to Burma with 28 Squadron in 1945.

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

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

2016-03-31

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Identifier

Franklin, JB

Collection Items

Three airmen by the nose of a Mosquito
Three airmen all wearing tunic and side caps standing in front of the nose of a Mosquito. The aircraft has a flying horse nose art and many rows of bomb symbols. The man on the left is pointing to the bomb symbols while the other two look on. Noted…

J B Franklin
Head and shoulders portrait of J B Franklin.

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Four airmen standing in front of a Mosquito.
Four airmen standing in line wearing a variety of uniform. The man on the left has pilots brevet and the man on the right a navigators brevet. Both aircrew have medal ribbons. They are standing behind the wing of a Mosquito. Noted as being '109…

Three members of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force
Three women, one sitting in front and the other two kneeling and standing behind all with hands on shoulders of the one in front of them. Noted as being '109 Squadron Wyton'. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

Nineteen personnel in front of a Mosquito
Two prints of an image of nineteen service personnel including airmen and four members of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force sitting and standing in two rows in front of a Mosquito. In the background trees. Noted as being '109 Squadron Wyton'.…

Three airmen in front of a Mosquito
Three airmen wearing variety of uniform standing in line in front of a Mosquito. Noted as being '109 Squadron Wyton'. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

Airmen, a tractor and a Mosquito
Eight airmen in a variety of uniform gathered round a tractor with RAF roundel on left front wheel arch. In the background a Mosquito. Noted as being '109 Squadron Wyton'. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

Three airmen in front of a Mosquito
Three airmen, two in battledress and one in tunic, all wearing side caps standing in line The outer two men have hands on shoulders of middle man. Behind them a Mosquito with knight on horse nose art, many bomb symbols and letter H. Noted as being…

Five airmen in front of a Mosquito
Five airmen stood in front of a Mosquito. Noted as being '109 Squadron Wyton'. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor

Four ground crew and a Mosquito
Four RAF personnel with a Mosquito with an open engine cowling. One man is lying on the wing. Noted as being '109 Squadron Wyton'. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

Thirty five airmen in front of a Mosquito
Thirty five airmen wearing a mix of uniforms in three rows, front row sitting and back two standing in front of a Mosquito. On the aircraft nose is a winged horse and rows of bomb symbols. Noted as being '109 sqn Wyton', names are listed at the…

Five airmen in front of a Mosquito
Five airmen standing in a row. The second from the left has navigator's brevet and the second from the right a pilot's brevet. In the background a Mosquito with clover leaf nose art and five double rows of bomb symbols. Noted as being '109 squadron…

Six airmen in front of a Mosquito
Six airmen. two wearing battledress with brevet and side caps. Four other men in shirt and tie, two wearing side caps. In the background a Mosquito with a winged horse on nose and three rows of bomb symbols, noted as being '109 Squadron Wyton'.…

Forty two airmen
42 airmen in tropical gear sitting on and in front of a Spitfire, submitted with caption; 'John Franklin (seated 5th left) 28 Sqn Burma 1945'. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

Interview with Jack Brown Franklin
Jack Brown Franklin grew up in Liverpool and worked in a paper merchants. He discusses Liverpool being bombed and his service in the Local Defence Volunteers. He joined the Air Force in 1941 and trained as an engine mechanic. He served with 109…
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