Holmes, George


Holmes, George
George Henry Holmes
G H Holmes


Nine items. An oral history interview with Pilot Officer George Holmes (b. 1922, 1579658, 187788 Royal Air Force) his log book, records of operation, newspaper cuttings and photographs of personnel. He flew operations as a wireless operator / air gunner with 9, 50 and 83 Squadrons.

The collection has been donated to the IBCC Digital Archive by George Holmes and catalogued by Nigel Huckins




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Holmes, GH

Collection Items

George Holmes and an airman standing in front of a hut
Two airmen in Sidcot suits and flying boots. George Holmes is on the right. The airman on the left has an attached oxygen mask across his chest and is holding a pair of gloves in his left hand. Both are holding cigarettes in their right hands, There…

George Holmes
Head and shoulders portrait photograph of George Holmes wearing tunic with wireless operator brevet and peaked cap. On the reverse ’15 Whinney Lane, Ollerton, [....], Russell Bolt'.

Wing Commander Woodroffe
Newspaper clipping showing a head and shoulders photograph of a Wing Commander with a Distinguished Flying Cross and Bar ribbon and pilot’s brevet. He is wearing a name badge 'Woodroffe'. It is captioned 'Squadron Leader J. L. Munro DSO, DFC'.…

Russia Storms at 1945 Raid
A newspaper article reporting on East German and Soviet vilification of the Allied bombing of Dresden in 1945. The article refers to the bombing of Dresden having been carried out five years ago. The aim was to gain sympathy for German communists in…

A set of calculations on headed notepaper from the Officers’ Mess at RAF Hemswell.

George Holmes sortie record sheet 83 Squadron
A Sortie Record Sheet dated from 19 August 1944 to 17 March 1945. Relating to Pilot Officer George Holmes’ service as a Wireless Operator/Air Gunner with 83 Squadron. The sheet records 16 operations, all of which are recorded as being on Lancaster…

George Holmes sortie record sheet 9 and 50 Squadrons
A Sortie Record Sheet dated from 3 June 1944 to 14 August 1944. Relating to Pilot Officer George Holmes’ service as a Wireless Operator/Air Gunner with 9 and 50 Squadrons. The sheet records 15 operations, seven with 9 Squadron, and the other eight…

George Holmes' navigator’s, air bomber’s and air gunner’s flying log book
Navigator’s, air bomber’s and air gunner’s flying log book for G H Holmes, covering the period from 7 June 1943 to 23 May 1947. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Yatesbury, RAF Evanton, RAF Turweston,…

Interview with George Holmes
George was born in Mansfield and was bought up by his Grandparents until he was seven when he moved back to his parents in Leicester where his Father ran a coffee shop. He was a semi-professional musician playing violin, trumpet and mandolin. He…
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