Parry, Hugh


Parry, Hugh
Hugh Pryce Parry
H P Parry


20 items. Two oral history interviews with Hugh Parry (b. 1925, 2220054 Royal Air Force), his log book, photographs and newspaper cuttings. Hugh Parry flew operations as an air gunner with 75 Squadron and then as a photographer and air gunner with 90 Squadron.

The collection has been loaned to the IBCC Digital Archive for digitisation by Hugh Parry and catalogued by Stuart Bennett.




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Parry, HP

Collection Items

List of operations and aircraft lost
List of operations between 11 February 1945 and VE day while Hugh Parry was serving with 75 New Zealand Squadron at RAF Mepal, Cambridgeshire. Operations are listed in chronological order with aircraft identification and losses.

Camera Operators Reminders
A camera operator checklist of pre, during and post flight instructions.

Hugh Parry's flying log book for navigators, air bombers, air gunners and flight engineers
Flying log book for navigators, air bombers, air gunners, flight engineers for Hugh Parry, air gunner, covering the period from 27 May 1944 to 16 October 1945. Details his flying training, operations flown and post war flying. He was stationed at RAF…

Operation to Kamen and Linz
Account of attack on synthetic oil plant at Kamen and Linz. Synthetic oil plant and Kamen underlined. Captioned '24-2-45'

Operation to bomb German targets
Bombing a tank factory at Hanover. Marshalling yards at Munster. Benzol plants near Huls and Dortmund. Warning to civilians and foreign workers at Frankfurt-on-Main and Mannheim-Ludwigshafen. Captioned '17.3.45'.

Operation to the Ruhr
Account of bombing synthetic oil plant at Dortmund. Synthetic oil plant and Dortmund is underlined.
Captioned '26-2-45'.

Operation to Gelsenkirchen
Account of Lancasters bombing benzol plant near Gelsenkirchen. Spitfire's dropped bombs on railway trucks. Benzol plant and Gelsenkirchen is underlined. captioned '5.3.45'.

Operation to Wanne-Eickel
Concise account of marshalling yards at Wanne-Eickel. Marshalling yards and Wanne-Eickel is underlined. Captioned '4.3.45'.

Operation to the Rhine
Account of bombing targets near Paderborn and Bielefeld, benzol plants at Scholven and Osterfeld. Osterfeld is underlined. Pinpoint attack on targets. Captioned '22-2-45'.

Operations to the Ruhr
Account of Lancaster operation to Munster and Rheine railyards and Bremen oil refinery. Munster rail yards underlined. Captioned '21-5-45'.

Operation to Gelsenkirchen
Account of Lancaster attack on the Nordstern benzol plant Gelsenkirchen escorted by Spitfires and Mustangs. Captioned '28.2.45'.

Operation to Farge
Account of 10 ton bomb attack on U-boat shelters at Farge and another attack on Konigsborn and Sachsen benzol plants. Benzol plants and Hamm is underlined. Captioned '27.3.45'.

Operation to Essen
Account of attack on the Pluto Benzol Plant at Gelsenkirchen. Alma Pluto Benzol Plant Gelsenkirchen is underlined. Captioned '23.2.45'.

Operation to Mannheim and Kamen
Account of Mannheim and Kamen daylight operations. Kamen is underlined. Captioned '1.3.45'.

24 A Equipment Accountants course
36 airman in three rows. All have forage caps on and most are wearing Greatcoats. In the centre of the front row on the ground is a blackboard with '24A EQUIP/ACCTS' on it. In the background to the left of the photograph is the end of a wooden…

Group portrait
Formal group portrait of airman in front of a Nissen hut. Front row is seated crossed legged, the second row on seats, the third row is standing and next two rows are tiered above. Most are wearing forage caps. In the centre of the seated row are a…

Group portrait
Group of airman cadets in a formal pose standing outside on ascending steps into Bridlington Grand Pavilion Theatre. Most have training flashes on their forage caps. The front row is seated with an officer in the centre and a corporal to his right.…

Group portrait
12 airman in a formal pose in three tiers with the front row seated. All are in uniform and are wearing forage caps. Seated on the front row in the middle is a flight sergeant displaying a single wing brevet. Four of the airmen have a whistle…

Hugh Parry was a member of his local ATC and was awaiting the time when he would be able to volunteer for the RAF. His slightly older friends had qualified to train as pilots, navigators or bomb aimers, but because of a backlog of trades they were…

Interview with Hugh Parry. One
Hugh Parry was born in Oswestry and joined the Air Force in April 1943 and volunteered to be an air gunner. Knowing that there was a height restriction on air gunners of six feet he hid his height by wearing baggy trousers. After training, he was…
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