Pope, Kenneth


Pope, Kenneth
Kenneth Pope
Pope, Kenneth Malcom John
K M J Pope


Four items. The collection concerns Sergeant Kenneth Malcom John Pope, (b. 1924, 1876733 Royal Air Force). He completed 32 operations as a flight engineer with 467 Squadron from RAF Waddington. The collection contains instructions for prisoner of war, list of phrases and his service and release book; and an album.

The collection has been loaned to the IBCC Digital Archive for digitisation by Susan Elizabeth Kelly and catalogued by Trevor Hardcastle.




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Pope, KMJ

Collection Items

The responsibilities of a prisoner of war
Instructions and guidance for all rank in the event of capture by the enemy.

Album front cover
Album front cover with 467 Squadron badge

Kenneth Pope's flying log book for navigators, air bombers, air gunners and flight engineers
Royal Air Force flying log book for Sergeant Kenneth Pope, flight engineer, covering the period 25 September 1944 to 17 May 1945, detailing training, and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Winthorpe, RAF Syerston, RAF Waddington. Aircraft…

Blank album page
An album page with missing photograph.

Bomber Command memorabilia
Royal Air Force warrant officers cloth badge, photograph of Lancaster PO-Y, newspaper clipping summarising why Bomber Command crews should be remembered.

467 Squadron Badge
467 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force Badge.

467 Squadron memorabilia
Small metal lapel badge of a kangaroo with the word Australia beneath it, a 467 Squadron badge, a flight engineers half brevet, a large printed label, '467 Squadron'.

Kenneth Pope's medal ribbons and rank badges
Name tag 'POPE'., France and Germany Star and 1939-1945 Star medal ribbons, a Royal Air Force warrant officers cloth badge and sergeants stripes.

Kenneth Pope
Two head and shoulder portraits of Kenneth Pope in uniform, cap has aircrew training flash. Third is an informal photograph of a lady sitting on a low wall.

E. Training Wing
Group portrait of 57 individuals in uniform, 55 aircrew trainees, 1 sergeant and an officer, in multiple rows in front of building. Together with RAF cap badge. Captioned 'E. training wing'.

Kenneth Pope
Head and shoulders portrait of Kenneth Pope, in uniform with flight engineers brevet, together with coloured drawing of RAF badge superimposed on a three bladed propeller with a small ribbon bow in RAF colours.

Flight engineer
Flight Engineer magazine article describes role of flight engineer. Photograph of Kenneth Pope, in uniform with sergeants stripes and flight engineers brevet, crouching with dog outside a building.

Technical certificate
Technical certificate authorising Flight Sergeant Kenneth Pope to refuel and carry out daily inspections on Lancasters, their airframes and their Merlin engines.

Lancaster aircrew positions
Air-to-air photograph of a Lancaster in flight showing crew positions, annotated with the names of Kenneth Pope's crew. Pilot Jim Cross, navigator Darce Edwards, flight engineer Ken Pope, radio operator Bill Maurer, mid-upper gunner Bill Perry, rear…

467 Squadron badge
467 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force badge.

Aircrew selection board proforma
Aircrew selection board proforma completed giving details of Kenneth Pope's flying experience.

Letter from the Royal Air Force Record Office to Kenneth Pope
Letter confirming award of 1939-1945 Star, France and Germany Star and War Medal 1939-1945 to Kenneth Pope.

Letter from the Royal Air Force Record Office to Kenneth Pope
Kenneth Pope has been removed from the class G Reserve as he had joined the Territorial Army.

Notification of awards to Kenneth Pope
Notification of awards to Kenneth Pope.

Lancaster taking off
Lancaster over runway just after take off, airfield scene in background, another aircraft in circuit.

Winthorpe August 1944
Seven airmen in uniform with Nissen hut in background captioned 'Winthorpe August 1944'.
Two airmen sun bathing with Nissen hut in background captioned 'Ken', 'Jim (Pilot)'.

Crashed Stirling
Four photographs of Stirling GP-L that crashed at RAF Winthorpe due to a punctured tyre, Two showing port side, two showing starboard front quarter and detached wing. Aircraft appears complete except for the detached wing, sitting on grass with…

One photograph with four men, three aircrew in uniform, captioned 'Davey', 'Ken', 'Bill'. Second shows one sergeant aircrew in uniform, buildings in the background. Both are captioned 'Syerston'.

Syerston LFS
Three photographs, two of four aircrew one of seven. Page captioned 'Syerston L.F.S.', 'The day before we went to a squadron 1944'. The individuals have their given names and crew positions hand written on the photographs.

Kenneth Pope and two crew members with a motor vehicle in back ground. Captioned 'Bill Ken Mal'.
An air gunner standing in front of a small tree with a building behind. Captioned 'Mal R. Gun'. Both are captioned 'Waddington Just before a cross…
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