Key, Edward George


Key, Edward George
E G Key
Ted Key


Five items. An oral history interview with Sergeant Edward Key (1866522 Royal Air Force), his logbook, a newspaper cutting and two photographs of aircrew. After training as a flight engineer he joined 514 Squadron in February 1945 and flew 19 operations on Lancasters with 514 Squadron, as well as on operations Manna , Exodus and other humanitarian flights.

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




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Key, EG

Collection Items

Crew on top of Lancaster
Seven aircrew wearing battledress with brevet sitting on top of the fuselage at port wing of a Lancaster.

An airman
Full length image of an airman wearing battledress with sergeant rank and parachute harness over Mae West and carrying parachute pack. Standing in the doorway to a single storey hut.

Newspaper cutting - double raid on Cologne yards
Brief account of bombing of Bremberg marshalling yards near Cologne by USAAF B-17 and RAF Lancasters, both by day.

Edward Key’s flying log book for navigators, air bombers, air gunners and flight engineers
Flying log book for navigators, air bombers, air gunner and flight engineers for E G Key, flight engineer. Covering the period from 16 October 1944 to 16 June 1952. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was…

Interview with Edward George Key
Ted Key was a flight engineer. He was born to a large family in London which he remembers coming down from Norfolk to visit. His father was in the Navy as a chief petty officer and away a lot. Ted was in the air defence cadet corps before he joined…
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