Petty, Doug


Petty, Doug
Douglas Petty
D Petty


11 items. An oral history interview with Flying Officer Douglas Petty ( 1923 - 2023, 189456 Royal Air Force) documents and photographs. He flew operations as a flight engineer with 429 Squadron.
The collection has been loaned to the IBCC Digital Archive for digitisation by Douglas Petty and catalogued by Barry Hunter.




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Petty, D

Collection Items

Douglas Petty's crew
Seven airmen including Doug Petty, dressed in full uniform. Underneath the individuals are identified
'F Claridge W Manion F Bullen
W Hay L Joderell E Tammela D Petty'.

B Flight, 3 Squadron, No 21 ITW August 1943
Group of trainees arranged in five rows. Each individual is named in the caption underneath

Doug Petty's crew and ground crew
Ten airmen arranged in two rows in front of their Halifax. Seven of the airmen are identified with rank and function. Four have DFCs.

Two airmen
Two trainee airmen standing in front of a low stone wall. Behind is a palm tree.

Doug Petty
Photo 1 is a trainee Doug Petty sitting on a low stone wall, captioned 'No 21 Initial Training Wing Torquay 1943'.
Photo 2 is a head and shoulders portrait of Doug Petty with a pipe in his mouth, captioned 'Newly commissioned Pilot Officer 1944'.

Five photographs of airmen
Photo 1 is two trainee airmen standing beside a low wall, behind are palm trees. It is captioned 'Torquay 1943'.
Photo 2 is a head and shoulders portrait of an airman in a khaki top, captioned 'Leeming 1944'.
Photos 3 and 4 are two different groups…

Two airmen standing on a fuel bowser
Two airmen standing on the front of a fuel bowser, behind is the nose of a Halifax.

Airman appointed to Commission - Statement of Account
RAF Form UK/1 issued to Doug Petty

Flying Officer Douglas Petty Memoirs
Brief memoirs recorded by Doug Petty during his RAF service. They cover the period from June 1943 to April 1947.

Letter from Lloyds Bank to Doug Petty
The letter advises Doug Petty that the bank has received £70/1/9 from the RAF and has opened an banking account in his name.

Interview with Doug Petty
Born in Shildon, County Durham Doug Petty was a car maintenance apprentice before joining the Royal Air Force in 1942 as a flight engineer.
He completed technical training at RAF St Athan, where he met Betty, his future wife. From there Doug went to…
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