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A report of the assistance James gave to a fellow crew member leading to his being awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross during his first operation. Annotated '1944'.

Amongst reports of air raids, a 100th birthday and other local news a description of the actions leading to James being awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.

Including a report on the circumstances leading to Flight Lieutenant James Inward being awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.

Kenneth James Broderick in a RAF uniform walking across Warrior Square, Hastings. He has a towel under his arm. A wide street and four-storey building behind him. On the reverse "on leave".

Identification kindly provided by Graham Walton of the…

Personal flying log book 4 (aircraft operating crew) for A D Hope, covering the period from 15 March 1950 to 15 February 1963, Detailing his civilian flying duties. He was based at Broxbourne, Southend, Stansted, and Gatwick airports. Aircraft flown…

Tadeusz Jasinski’s Flying Log Book as a wireless operator from 9 May 1941 to 14 October 1945. Carried out training at No. 2 Signal School, 4 Air Observer School (air gunner training) and 18 OTU, Posted to 304 (Polish) squadron for operations in…

Bernard Ross’ Air Gunner’s Flying Log Book covering the period from 05 of April 1943 to 22 April 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown as Air Gunner. He was stationed at RAF Penrhos (9 OAFU), RAF Seighford (30 OTU), RAF…

Writes that he had recently attended aircrew selection board and medical and was now back in the RAF. Comments on his exam results and some of the tests that he had to take. Writes that he was finishing his civilian job and speculates on future…

Apologises for not writing but says he has now news and is saving paper. Writes of his civilian work and lack of luck with local girls. Comments on doctors and getting his finger lanced. Continues with gossip and family news.

Reports the result of the investigation carried out by the RAF missing research and enquiry service in Germany. States his aircraft crashed after combat with fighter and crew were buried in common communal grave at Rehborn. Advisees that remains of…

Thanks her for cigarettes she sent. States he is on a weeks holiday. Writes of receiving news from friend who was in hospital. Continues with other news of friends.

General gossip and catching up with news of friends. (Eric training in Canada). Tells story of boss eyed work mate.

Jimmy Doughty's mother writes to his sister Iris of receiving her postcard and acknowledging that she was staying on holiday for a week. Comments that Jimmy had just left to go back after leave. Concludes with family gossip. This was Jimmy Doughty's…

Details of operation to Berlin on 15/16 February 1944. Gives numbers of Bomber Command aircraft involved for 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8 Groups. Details other targets - spoof to Frankfurt, Mosquitos to Aachen and mine laying. Weather, Enemy raid reaction -…

Full length image of three airmen wearing tunics and side caps standing in a line in a field with trees in the background. On the reverse 'Bob Cooke, Paul Temple, Bill Charasse [...] 1942'.

The letter congratulates John on being awarded the Air Force Cross.


Four photographs from an album page
#1 and 4 are side views of a Bristol Bulldog.
#2 is a port side view of an Armstrong Whitworth Atlas J-9460.
#3 is a group of nine biplanes.
All captioned RAF Hornchurch.

Four photographs on a page.
#1 is Arnold's wife, Catherine, taken in 1928.
#2 is a woman, Molly, with four children - Buster, Nancy, Cathie and Neil.
#3 is two men (Allan and Tom) with four children - Buster, Neil, Nancy and Cathie.
#2 and 3 were…

A group of six airmen studying a map. Behind is a biplane. Four airmen are wearing leather helmets and two are in standard uniform. On the reverse is handwritten 'Arnold Hornchurch 1934' and typewritten a press release.

Pilot's Flying log book for Wing Commander A.L. Christian, covering the period from 1 December 1936 to 8 May 1941. Detailing his flying training, instructional duties and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Upper Heyford, RAF Upavon, RAF…
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