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  • Spatial Coverage is exactly "Wales--Vale of Glamorgan"

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Flight engineer on B-24. Posted to 614 Squadron at Amendola, Italy. Relates first trip in Wellington, flew with squadron CO. Gives some description of Amendola air base operations. Relates some experiences with oil drum heater. Mentions flying home…

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Notes service with 614 Squadron, part of 205 Group, Mediterranean allied strategic air force on B-24 as flight engineer. Relates his first operation in a Wellington. Changed to 104 Squadron. Gives description of base at Amendola, Italy. Relates…

BBryanR-MBurnsideJGBv1.pdf
Part 1 - family background with information on relatives and family photographs.
Part 2 - war service of Flying Officer James Gordon Bennett Burnside flight engineer. Covers training as flight engineer. Then follows short descriptions. listing…

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Asks her to congratulate friend over birth of baby. Mentions he is stiff due to PT, basket ball and swimming. Just off to camp cinema.

LSnowballMG1595147v1.pdf
M G Snowball’s Flight Engineer’s Flying Log Book covering the period 13 September 1944 to 19 October 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown as Flight Engineer. He was stationed at RAF St Athan (4 School of Technical Training),…

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On the front, a printed list of fittings in Barrack block with pencilled calculations. On the reverse marked answers to a test/quiz on the location of equipment in aircraft and other aircraft engineering related questions, with those correct ticked…

MSmithBM582378-170220-01.pdf
Preface covers his training as an apprentice at RAF Halton and subsequent training as an electrical fitter at RAF St Athan. Outlines career with transition to ground engineer and then other postings. Continues with time as an instructor teaching a…

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Ben May's life and service as a flight engineer on 420 Squadron flying Halifax from January 1945. Relate life before volunteering for aircrew and being called up for the RAF in February 1944. Provides short description of training and joining 420…

LDentJ2206473v1.pdf
Flying log book for J Dent, flight engineer, covering the period from 25 August 1944 to 8 May 1947. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and post war duties with 44 squadron, air ministry film unit and 148 squadron. He was stationed at RAF…

BYeomanHTYeomanHTv1-01.pdf
Starts with a poem and then a series of stories which together form the memoirs of Harold Yeoman, an officer who served in Bomber Command during the war, initially as a pilot on Wellingtons and then as an Intelligence Officer. He relates his…

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Twelve airmen all wearing greatcoats and side caps, six sitting in front and 6 standing behind. In front a board 'No 8 course flight engineers squad 4, 1942-09-14, B - G'. On the reverse 'August to September 1943 RAF St Athan, South Wales, Cpl Thomas…

BJonesTJJonesPWv1.pdf
Memoir including photographs of the crew and aircraft. Thomas Jones was a flight engineer on Stirling and Lancaster and completed 64 operations on two tours. Describes early life, joining the RAF, selection and training., crewing up and first posting…

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Head and shoulders portrait of an airman wearing uniform tunic with flight engineer brevet and side cap, On the reverse 'Aug 1943, RAF St Athan'.

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Covers medical problems in childhood, starting work with Bristol aircraft company in 1937, medically unfit for RAF aircrew, he was sent to work on Beaufighter at RAF Predannack where he was awarded a white feather by a young lady at a social event.…

SDaviesLA1581024v10004.pdf
Flying log book for R M Smith, flight engineer, covering the period from August 1944 to 16 November 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF St Athan, RAF Wigsley, RAF Syerston and RAF Skellingthorpe. Aircraft…

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Biography of flight engineer Robert (McKenzie otherwise Mackenzie) Smith. Includes early life and RAF training. Continues with operational history and description of flight engineers role. Concludes with post-war brush with law and subsequent career.…

Wright BC.pdf
Navigator’s air bomber’s and air gunner’s flying log book for B C Wright, flight engineer, covering the period from 11 July 1943 to 29 May 1946. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF St…

SSimpsonHEW180633v10004.pdf
Contains rules of the association and personal details of Henry Simpson and receipt for subscription for 1943.

LPageTJ183427v1.pdf
Thomas Page’s flight engineer’s flying log book covering the period from 4 January 1943 to 12 December 1951. Detailing his flying training and operations flown as flight engineer and glider pilot. He was stationed at RAF St Athan (4 SoTT), RAF…

MJeffreyS1139581-160518-01.pdf
Handwritten notes include: boost controls, various valves, rev counter, engine installation, heaters, fire extinguishers, oil filter maintenance and aerodrome ground signals.
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