McDonald, Edward Allan


McDonald, Edward Allan
E A McDonald


Ten items. Two oral history interviews with Edward Allan McDonald (1922 - 2020, 1076170, Royal Air Force), a memoir, his log book, documents and photographs. He flew 28 operations as a rear gunner with 50 Squadron from RAF Skellingthorpe.

The collection has been loaned to the IBCC Digital Archive for digitisation by Edward Allan McDonald and catalogued by Barry Hunter.




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McDonald, EA

Collection Items

28 Trainee Airmen
A group of 28 trainee airmen arranged in three rows in front of a wooden hut. On the reverse -
'At Evanton Scotland
No 8 AGS about [double underlined] 21-4-44 all air gunners. No 1 to 8 are named on slip of paper [missing], hope I have got names…

EA McDonald's Service and Release Book
RAF Form 2520A issued to EA McDonald covering his service record from 18.10.40 to 18.12.45.

Skilling's Follies
Seven airmen, four seated and three standing. One photograph has the seven airmen numbered and on the reverse they are identified -
'Mid/Up No 1 John Meadows - Epping Forest
Rear/G No 2 EA McDonald - Hull
Wirless [sic] /Op No 3 HR Martin -…

RAF Skellingthorpe
Vertical aerial photograph of RAF Skellingthorpe. Aircraft are visible on the dispersals.

Bride, groom and four aircrew
A group of five airmen and a bride standing outside a church. On the left is pilot Hugh Skilling.

Skilling's Follies
Seven aircrew known as Skilling's Follies standing in front of a Lancaster. Captioned 'Photo edge Fred Clark, Flt Engineer UK, Dugy Cruckshank, Bomb aimer, New Zealand, Bob Martin Wirless [sic] Opp UK, Hugh Skilling Pilot New Zealand, Len Petford…

Edward Allan McDonald's wartime memories
The first part is an eye witness account by Alan McDonald of an aircraft crash and its aftermath.
The second part describes the 'Skilling Follies', an aircrew who completed 25 operations from RAF Skellingthorpe.
The third part describes an…

Edward Allan McDonald's flying log book for navigators, air bombers, air gunner, flight engineers
Flying log book for navigators, air bombers, air gunner, flight engineers for Edward Allan McDonald, air gunner, covering the period from 10 march 1944 to 1 June 1945. He was stationed at RAF Evanton, RAF Market Harborough, RAF Winthorpe, RAF…

Allan McDonald was born in Hull and watched Alan Cobham’s Flying Circus as a child. He worked as an apprentice electrician before joining the Air Force. He served as ground personnel in Northern Ireland until he passed the exams to become aircrew…

Allan McDonald was born in Hull and worked as an apprentice electrician before joining the Air Force. He passed the exams to become aircrew and trained as an air gunner. During training, his aircraft crash landed and he was soaked in petrol. He flew…
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