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- Temporal Coverage is exactly "1940-11-14"
David Donaldson's pilot's flying log book. One
Pilots flying log book for David W Donaldson. This is a newly bound compilation of 3 log books covering the period from 12 March 1938 to 19 September 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations flown, Instructor duties and special duties flying.…
Tags: 100 Group; 149 Squadron; 15 OTU; 156 Squadron; 1667 HCU; 192 Squadron; 57 Squadron; Air Observers School; aircrew; Anson; bombing; Bombing and Gunnery School; Cook’s tour; Distinguished Flying Cross; Distinguished Service Order; Flying Training School; Gee; Halifax; heavy conversion unit; Hudson; Lancaster; Magister; operational training unit; Oxford; Pathfinders; pilot; Proctor; RAF Brize Norton; RAF Evanton; RAF Feltwell; RAF Foulsham; RAF Hampstead Norris; RAF Harwell; RAF Lindholme; RAF Mildenhall; RAF Warboys; RAF West Raynham; RAF Wyton; Tiger Moth; training; Wellington
A two and a half inch piece of shrapnel on top of a wooden ruler. Reported as probably the fragment of shrapnel which ignited the flare causing damage to Leonard Cheshire's 102 squadron Whitley P5005 DY-P over Cologne on 14/11/1940. Addition…
Tags: 102 Squadron; anti-aircraft fire; Whitley
Interview with Margaret Irene Maxwell
Margaret was almost twelve years old at the outbreak of World War Two and living in Romford, Essex. She remembers the announcement made by Neville Chamberlain on the radio on September 3rd 1939. Margaret recounts being issued with a gas mask and how…
Describes German air force attack on the city on 14 November 1940 giving detail of civilian damage and casualties. Compares it with bombing of Genoa and Turin which it claims as military. Includes photographs of damage to Coventry.
Tags: bombing; propaganda
Hugh Forth’s pilots flying log book. Two
Pilots flying log book two, for H O Forth, covering the period from 2 September 1940 to 31 December 1942. Detailing his operations flown, flying training and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Linton-on-Ouse, RAF Upavon, RAF Brough and RAF…