Moss, Henry

Title

Moss, Henry
H Moss
Harry Moss

Description

Twenty items. Collection concerns Henry Moss (1925 - 2020, 3041799, Royal Air Force). He served as an air gunner with 138 Squadron at RAF Tuddenham. Collection consists of an oral history interview, his flying logbook, documents and photographs.

The collection has been donated to the IBCC Digital Archive by Henry Moss and catalogued by Nigel Huckins.

Date

2018-10-30

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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. For more information, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ and https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/legal.

Identifier

Moss, H

Collection Items

Seven aircrew and four groundcrew in front of a Lancaster
Seven aircrew all wearing Mae West standing in line. In front squatting down four airman wearing battledress. In the background a Lancaster.

Seven aircrew
Seven airmen, four standing, three squatting down, all wearing battledress with brevets. In the background to the right part of a Nissen hut.

Course photograph
Forty five students and three staff sitting and standing in four rows. All are wearing tunics and students wear cadets side caps. In the background a corrugated iron building with windows. Captioned 'C Flight, A Squadron, Usworth (drill hall)…

Henry Moss
Full length portrait of an airman standing at ease wearing uniform tunic with half brevet and side cap, In the background a building with wooden door and open window. On the reverse 'To my darling Sonia with all my love and best wishes, xxxx, Henry'.

Henry Moss
Head and shoulders portrait of an airman wearing uniform tunic with air gunner's brevet. on the reverse 'To my darling Sonia from your everloving sweetheart Henry'.

Henry Moss service and release book
Made out for Flight Sergeant H Moss. last day of service 10 April 1946. Gives some personal details. Served from 22 October 1943.

Royal air Force Volunteer Reserve notice to recruit to re-join for service
Made out for Henry Moss to present himself at Lord Crickets ground, St Johns Wood, London on 22 November 1943.

Notes on breaching up of Browning
Detailed notes concerning stripping and servicing Browning gun. Including stripping down and care of barrels. Additional notes for Browning Mk 2.

Henry Moss flying clothing card
Booklet filled in with quantities of kit issued with dates in 1944. Issued at RAF Usworth.

Henry Moss ration supplement book
Pages with stamps and some months crossed off.

Henry Moss ration book
Includes ration for meat, bacon, butter, cheese, eggs, sugar, tea, and spare pages.

H Moss ration book
Ration booklet with instructions for use. Many stamps crossed off.

Aircrew lecture note folder
Folder with contents list for twelve subjects

Welcome to RAF letter to Henry Moss
Writes welcoming him to RAF. States he has been selected for aircrew training. Continues with mention of waiting lists to start and a little about the RAF and why he would have to wait to start training.

Air gunnery practice readout
Two strips each showing twelve circles with fall of shot indicated in each. Details and comments on shooting handwritten on right hand end of strip.

Campaign stars, clasps and medals
Sent by undersecretary of state for air and lists all stars, clasps and medals for 1939-45. None are marked with X.

Henry Moss national service grade card
Personal details and marked grade 1 (one) and includes some personal details.

Henry Moss's flying log book for navigators, air bombers, air gunners and flight engineers
Air gunner’s log book for H Moss covering the period from 10 July 1944 to 20 March 1946. Detailing his flying training and operations flown as air gunner. He was stationed at RAF Pembrey (1 AGS), RAF Wing (26 OTU), RAF Langar (1669 HCU), RAF…

Interview with Henry Moss
Henry grew up in Bradford and left school just before the outbreak of war. He had various jobs like working in the mill, a greengrocer’s shop, the dye works and then garment cutting for the army. At 17 and a half was called up in London where he…
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