Hudson, Douglas

Title

Hudson, Douglas
James Douglas Hudson
J D Hudson

Description

528 items. Collection concerns Pilot Officer James Douglas Hudson, DFC (755052 Royal Air Force) who joined the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve in June 1939 and trained as an observer. While on route to Malta in August 1940 his Blenheim crashed in Tunisia and he was subsequently interned for two and a half years by Vichy French in Tunisia and Algeria. After being freed he returned to Great Britain and after navigator retraining completed a tour of 30 operations on 100 Squadron. The collection contains letters to and from his parents and from French penfriends while interned in Tunisia and Algeria, newspaper cuttings of various events, logbooks and lists of operations, official documents and photographs. A further 23 items are in two sub-collections with details of navigator examinations and postcards of Laghouat Algeria.

The collection has been loaned to the IBCC Digital Archive for digitisation by Elizabeth Smith and Yvonne Puncher and catalogued by Nigel Huckins.

This collection also contains items concerning Louis Murray and Harry Bowers. Additional information on Harry Bowers and Louis Murray is available via the IBCC Losses Database.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

2015-06-16

Rights

This content is available under a CC BY-NC 4.0 International license (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0). It has been published ‘as is’ and may contain inaccuracies or culturally inappropriate references that do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the University of Lincoln or the International Bomber Command Centre. Some items have not been published in order to protect the privacy of third parties, to comply with intellectual property regulations, or have been assessed as medium or low priority according to the IBCC Digital Archive collection policy and will therefore be published at a later stage. For more information, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ and https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/legal, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collection-policy.

Identifier

Hudson, JD

Collection Items

Laghouat - Vue Général et la Mosquée
On the right a mosque with minaret. In the centre town buildings on the left trees. In the background mountains. On the reverse addressed to Mr and Mrs H E Hudson and stating that this was the view from the top of a minaret.

Laghouat - Dans le chemin de ronde
In the foreground two people, one carrying a bucket the other a sack. They are surrounded by tall palm trees. To the right a wall and in the background buildings. On the reverse addressed to Mr and Mrs H E Hudson and explaining an event related to…

Laghouat - Vue Général
Walled town in a valley, In the background a forest and other buildings. On the reverse addressed to Mr and Mrs H E Hudson and writes that he is fit and well and he has written another letter with more news.

Laghouat - Une partie de l'Oasis Sud et les Fortifications
A wall runs from bottom left to top right with buildings and palm trees to the left and above. To the right centre a fortification. On the reverse addressed to Mr and Mrs H E Hudson writing that he is delighted to have received cross parcel and about…

Laghouat (Alger) - Caserne Margeritte
View from a hill of a military camp surrounded by a wall. Camp contains many single story buildings with arched promenades. In the background mountains. On the reverse 'Our prison camp occupied part of this caserne and was "barbed wired off"…

Au Pays du Soleil Laghouat
Cover for postcard booklet with drawing of man and a camel standing in front of palm trees.

St-Georges Church and Grave Yard Tunis
A church in ornamental garden with trees and shrubs. In the foreground an entrance way with steps with low wall and railings either side. To the right side a high wall.

Laghouat - Une partie de l'Oasis Sud et les Fortifications
A wall runs from bottom left to top right with buildings and palm trees to the left and above. To the right centre a fortification.

Laghouat - Un coin du Marché
In the foreground a square with many people in Arab dress. At the tear of the square a road leads into the distance with buildings on the right. There are several palm trees throughout the area.

Laghouat - Un Jardin dans l'Oasis
A single story building set in a garden with shrubs and palm trees.

Laghouat - La Grande Séguila
An alleyway with wall on the left and single story building on the right. Palm trees behind wall and buildings. Several women are walking in the alley.

Laghouat - Subdivision, Poste et Trésor
On the right part of a low walled square surrounded on left and behind by two story buildings. A road runs up hill to the left of building behind square, Buildings on the left have multiple archways and a flag pole extending from upper floor.

Laghouat - Caserne Bessièrs
In the foreground a wall military camp. In the background a forest and mountains

Laghouat - Avenue Margueritte
A road runs from bottom to top with buildings with multiple archways either side. At the end of the road trees. There are vehicles parked on the right side and many people walking in the street.

Laghouat - Place de Oliviers
A road lined with palm trees runs from bottom to top. There are several people walking on the road and pavements.

Laghouat - Porte d'Alger et Mosquée
In the foreground a town wall and gate with buildings behind on rising ground. In the background at top of hill a white mosque

Laghouat - Vue Général
Walled town in a valley, In the background a forest and other buildings.

Douglas Hudson Distinguished Flying Cross
Distinguished Flying Cross in box

Douglas Hudson Distinguished Flying Cross
Letter from Buckingham Palace stating that the King was unable to personally give him the award. Distinguished Flying Cross in box.

Douglas Hudson decorations
Letter from Buckingham Palace stating that the King was unable to personally give him the award. Distinguished Flying Cross in box and miniatures on bar for
Distinguished Flying Cross, 1939-1945 Star with Bomber Command Clasp. Air Crew Europe Star,…

Douglas Hudson decorations
Distinguished Flying Cross, 1939-1945 Star with Bomber Command Clasp. Air Crew Europe Star, Africa Star, War Medal 1939–1945 and Air Efficiency Award.

Letter from Douglas Hudson to his parents
States he is fit and well and his greatest concern is their health. Mentions the weather. Says he is becoming an epicure and looks forward to experimenting. Says he has written 5 letters and hopes they got through. Wishes them a happy Christmas.…

Letter to Mrs Hudson from Postal and Telegraph Censorship Department
Informs her that permits could not be granted to private individuals for the dispatch of parcels to British prisoners of war in neutral countries. Encloses leaflet with details regarding dispatch of parcels.

Script of telegram to Douglas Hudson's parents
Script of telegram stating removed from Aumale Algeria, received all cables, several letters dated May 29, writing twice weekly.

Script of telegram to Douglas Hudson's parents
Script of telegram stating he had received pre-paid cables and replied to each.
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