Simpson, Frank


Simpson, Frank
F Simpson


Five items. An oral history interview with Frank Simpson (1924 - 2019, 2203970 Royal Air Force) his log book, service and release book and photographs. He flew operations as a mid-upper gunner with 625 Squadron.

The collection has been loaned to the IBCC Digital Archive for digitisation by Frank Simpson and catalogued by Barry Hunter.




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Simpson, F

Collection Items

Frank Simpson and his crew
Seven airmen at the nose of their Lancaster, 'Ollie's Bus'. Submitted with caption, “Frank's Crew. Center of photo - Ollie's pilot, 5th left HR Hardstaff (NAV), Ken Smale (Tail end Charlie) Frank is 6th from Left. 1944 – 45”.

28 airmen
A group of 28 airmen and cadets arranged in three rows. Submitted with caption, “Air cadets 1939 - 40. Frank 2nd left front row”

Frank Simpson's Service and Release Book
Book issued to Frank Simpson covering his time in the RAF.

Frank Simpson's flying log book for navigators, air bombers, air gunners, flight engineers
Flying log book for navigators, air bombers, air gunners, flight engineers for F Simpson, air gunner, covering the period from 5 July 1944 to 20 May 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Stormy Down, RAF…

Interview with Frank Simpson
Frank Simpson was born in Manchester and volunteered to be an air gunner after joining the RAF. He flew in ‘Ollie’s Bus’ which was named after the Canadian pilot. He describes seeing the German aircraft with the Schrage Musik, the upward firing…
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