Huntley, Ronald

Title

Huntley, Ronald
R Huntley

Description

Six items. An oral history interview with Ronald Huntley (b. 1922, 1436327 Royal Air Force), an account of the shooting down and rescue by one of the Liberator crew, and photographs of RAF high speed launches and personnel. After service as a flight mechanic on fighter aircraft, he applied to join the Air Sea Rescue service as a engine engineer on high speed launches. He was involved in the rescue of the crew of a United States Navy PB4Y-1 Liberator shot down in the Bay of Biscay in February 1944.

The collection has been loaned to the IBCC Digital Archive for digitisation by Ronald Huntley and catalogued by Nigel Huckins.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

2017-10-05

Rights

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Identifier

Huntley, R

Collection Items

Ron Huntley and RAF High Speed Launch 2641
Top left a half length portrait of a man sitting in shirt sleeves. In the background other people. Captioned 'Ron Huntley'. Bottom right - air to sea view of a high speed launch on the right heading left towards a dinghy bottom left. Captioned 'This…

Eight RAF personnel on a boat
Eight RAF personnel in a variety of uniform gathered on the deck of a small launch. Submitted with caption 'Crew 1234 & 2641'. On the reverse 'Back Row Peter L[..], Cpl Wor[..], F Officer Saunders, skipper, Bill White, Carnley, Front Row Sandy Ares,…

High speed launch 2641
Side view of an RAF high speed launch number 2641.

This item was provided, in digital form, by a third-party organisation which used technical specifications and operational protocols that may differ from those used by the IBCC Digital Archive.

High speed launch 2641
Side view of an RAF high speed launch number 2641.

This item was provided, in digital form, by a third-party organisation which used technical specifications and operational protocols that may differ from those used by the IBCC Digital Archive.

A speck of history from long ago and far away
Account of the operation to locate a German submarine and shooting down of a United States Navy PB4Y-1 Liberator by a Ju 88 in February 1944. Author is the nose gunner/bomb aimer and describes the operation, attack by fighters, ditching, escape to…
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