Jones, William

Title

Jones, William
William C Jones
W C Jones

Description

Nine items. An oral history interview with Stella Jones about her late husband, Sergeant William Jones (b. 1924, 1852503 Royal Air Force), his log book, documents and photographs. His photograph album is a sub-colection. He flew operations as a wireless operator with 218 Squadron.

The collection has been loaned to the IBCC Digital Archive for digitisation by Stella Jones and catalogued by Barry Hunter.

Date

2018-07-04

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Rights

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Identifier

Jones, WC

Collection Items

Hamburg Residential and Industrial Area
A vertical aerial photograph of Hamburg.
The photo is captioned '(T) Ched 23.5.45//7" J 218'.
On the reverse 'Crown Copyright Reserved' and 'Hamburg'.

Bremen Industrial Area
A vertical aerial photograph of Bremen.
The photo is captioned '(T) Ched 23.5.45//7" J 218'.
On the reverse 'Crown Copyright Reserved' and 'Bremen'.

Dortmund Industrial Area
A vertical aerial photograph of Dortmund.
The photo is captioned '(T) Ched 23.5.45//7" J 218'.
On the reverse 'Crown Copyright Reserved' and 'Dortmund'.

Kassel
A vertical aerial photograph of Kassel showing the football stadium and extensive damage. Captioned '(T) Ched 23.5.45//7" J 218'.
On the reverse 'Crown Copyright Reserved' and 'Kasel'.

Stadtgarten Essen and Hohenzollernstraße
A vertical aerial photograph of Essen around Stadtgarten and Hohenzollernstraße. The photo is captioned '(T) Ched 23.5.45//7" J 218'.
On the reverse 'Crown Copyright Reserved' and 'Essen'.

Hanomag factory
A vertical aerial photograph of South West Hanover, delimited by Bückeburger Allee and Friedrich-Ebert-Straße. Captioned '(T) Ched 23.5.45//7" J 218'. On the reverse 'Crown Copyright Reserved' and 'Hanover'.

Identification kindly provided by…

Munster Marshalling Yards
A vertical aerial photograph of Munster captioned 'Following photographs taken whilst on a Cook's tour of Bomb damaged Germany'.
The photo is captioned '(T) Ched 23.5.45//7" J 218'.
On the reverse 'Crown Copyright Reserved' and 'Munster'.

W C Jones’ navigator’s, air gunner’s and air bomber’s flying log book
Navigator’s, air gunner’s and air bomber’s flying log book for W C Jones, wireless operator, covering the period from 13 December 1943 to 23 May 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Madley, RAF…

William Jones
A half-length portrait of William wearing a trainee side cap. The image has been colourised. On the reverse 'R74/8268 Col'.

The Eighth Passenger
A list of crew members from Lancaster 'Beany-Able'.

Album cover
One cover

William Jones Trainee
A half-length portrait of William wearing a trainee side cap.

Re-Assembling an Aircrew
A review of 'The Eight Passenger' by Miles Tripp. Miles Tripp was a bomb aimer with 218 Squadron. In the book the author explains his efforts to reunite with his former crew.

Bombs Sink Scheer
A newspaper cutting telling of the sinking of the Admiral Scheer by Lancasters.

William Jones 54 MU Leave Pass
RAF Form 295A issued to William to allow him leave whilst at 54MU. Captioned 'On to 54.MU later to be demobbed'.

Fitters Training
Top, eight ground arranged round tables, captioned 'Looking fat at school'.
Bottom, four men about to hit a tool with a hammer, captioned 'Fitters?'

William Jones Pass Card and Aircrew and Erks
William's pass card and a photograph of ten airmen.
RAF Form 295A issued to William containing details of his temporary leave.
The photograph is captioned 'Aircrew and Erks' and has ten men in two groups in front of a hangar.

William Jones Mess Card, RAF Locking
Five items from an album.
Item 1 is a Mess card from RAF Locking.
Item 2 is an address card for William Jones, part of his mess card.
Item 3 is the reverse of the address card.
Item 4 is the monthly charges at the Mess.
Item 5 is the cover of…

Veterans. A Tribute to a Fighting Crew of Immortals
William Jones and his crew positioned on top of the starboard wing of their Lancaster.
Captioned 'Veterans. A Tribute to a Fighting Crew of Immortals'
Left to Right. Pilot. W/Op. Mid Upper. Engineer.Bomb Aimer Nav. Rear Gunner.
"Winky" The best…

Aerial photographs, Mess Card and the Immortal Crew
Three photographs and copies plus One Mess Card from an album.
Photo 1 is an aerial photograph of Hamburg. On the reverse is '440'.
Photo 2 is an aerial photograph of a bombed city. On the reverse is '440'.
A mess card for RAF Chedburgh,…

British prisoner of war and Germany Aerial Photos
Four photographs and four copies from an album.
Top left is a group of prisoners of war, captioned 'A group of POWs we flew back from Germany'. On the reverse of 5 is '440'.
The other three photos are aerial photographs of bomb damage over Germany.…

Skipper, Anti-aircraft fire, Yank Drome
Photo 1 is the pilot viewed from the bomb aimer's station of a Lancaster, captioned 'Skipper settles down'.
Photo 2 is of black explosions above the clouds, captioned ' "Flak" over Gelsenkirchen.
Photo 3 is captioned 'Yank drome' and is of…

Two Crashes, Winky & Cole
Photo 1 is of a crash site, captioned ' "Tubby" Spears buys it.
This is probable that this was Donald Seymour Spiers of 218 Squadron. He died 22 April 1945 when Lancaster NF994 crashed at Depden Green.
Photo 2 is of a crash site, captioned '…

Lancaster Operations
Photo 1 is of A-26B Invaders viewed across the starboard engines of a Lancaster, captioned 'Drome in France'. On the reverse is '440'.
Photo 2 is of a Liberator in flight viewed from a Lancaster, captioned 'Formation flying with a Yank'. On the…

On to Squadron and Ops
Photo 1 is a port side view of a Lancaster, captioned 'Our kite Beany Baker'. On the reverse of 5 '440'.
Photo 2 is of a shirtless airman sitting in the cockpit viewed from the ground. The nose art is of a Bear annotated 'Bring 'em back alive'. The…
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