Lovatt, Peter


Lovatt, Peter
Dr Peter Lovatt
P Lovatt


117 items. An oral history interview with Peter Lovatt (b.1924, 1821369 Royal Air Force), his log book, documents, and photographs. The collection also contains two photograph albums. He flew 42 operations as an air gunner on 223 Squadron flying B-24s.

Album One
Album Two

The collection has been donated to the IBCC Digital Archive by Nina and Peter Lovatt and catalogued by Barry Hunter.




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Lovatt, P

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Peter Lovatt's navigator’s, air bomber’s and air gunner’s flying log book
Flying log book for Peter Lovatt covering the period from 12 April 1944 to 20 June 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Burnaston (16 EFTS), RAF Barrow/Walney Island (10 AGS), RAF Oulton (223 Squadron).…

Eight airmen
Eight airmen grouped under the nose of a B-24

An oblique aerial photograph. Docks, warehouses and houses are visible.

Identification kindly provided by members of 'Finding the location WW1 & WW2' Facebook group.

Starboard engine in the air
A starboard engine over an industrial landscape.

Man in a car
The car is parked in a drive with a man sitting at the driver's seat of a 1920s Morris Cowley flat nose. The left side of the image is partially obscured by a double exposure.

Peter Lovatt Private Pilot's Licence
A licence issued to Peter Lovatt in Singapore.

Interview with Peter Lovatt
Peter enrolled in the Air Training Corp before joining the Royal Air Force. He went to Walney Island, the Air Gunnery School, and was given the option of becoming a Bevin Boy or an air gunner choosing the latter. Following training on Ansons he…

Crew of RAF Liberator
Eight airmen standing in front of nose of an RAF Liberator B. Mk VI. Considerable number of completed mission markers can be seen on the aircraft, which is coded "O" or "Q".

Ten Airmen
Two identical images of ten airmen arranged in two rows on a football pitch.

RAF Oulton Memorial Montage
A montage of a strip of 18 photographs featuring veterans from squadrons based at RAF Oulton. The first ten photos feature veterans assembled in front of a building. The last nine photos are the veterans assembled in front of a Nissen hut. On the…

24 Pilots
24 pilots arranged in three rows.

Spitfire VB
A starboard side view of a Spitfire VB on the ground. Its code is G-6H, but only part of its registration is visible - EP5??.

Monte Carlo Rally - Concours de Confort Winners
Maurice Anderson and Roy Hastie with their Hillman Minx in 1952, winners of the Concours de Confort.

Mitchell in Flight
A Mitchell flying low over the sea.

Target decoy ship
Aerial photograph of a target decoy ship made from scaffold poles, situated on a sandy beach. It is annotated 'P/O Fielder. Crew 22. 26.7.43'.

Hudson in Flight
An air-to-air view of a white Hudson of 53 Squadron Coastal Command flying over lakes and forests.

52 Airmen
52 airmen arranged in seven rows.

Trainee Airman
A half length portrait of a trainee airman.

Three B-25 Mitchells in Flight
An air to air photograph of the starboard sides of three B-25 Mitchells Mk II from 111 OTU (Coastal Command) in flight over Nassau.

Three Hudsons in Flight
An air-to-air photograph of the starboard sides of three Hudsons flying over the sea.

Four Airmen
Four men standing in front of a railway carriage.

Course 12 No 2 CFS June 1941
22 airmen arranged in three rows, with a sign indicating their course.

Roy Hastie
Roy, in uniform, lying on grass, smoking a pipe. It is annotated 'All my love, Roy xx'.

Crashed B-25 Mitchell
A Mitchell crashed on a beach. There is damage to the starboard wing tip and the port fin is missing.

Liberator in Flight
Air-to-air view of the port side of a Liberator flying over the sea. Serial AL553. It is annotated '91 Nut. F/8 Liberator II A/G'
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