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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1942"

Keith Steven’s Pilot’s Flying Log Book from 22 July 1941 until 14 January 1944. Initial training at No. 11 Elementary Flying Training School, followed by 15 Service Flying Training School, and posting to 7 Bombing and Gunnery School. Attended…

Gives personal details and list of postings. Notes at one stage missing believed intered.

Enclosing Thomas' flying log book together with acknowledgement of receipt card.


William Jackson’s Flying Log Book 1 from 12th July 1940 until 14th February 1943 as a pilot. Training started in No. 15 Elementary Flying Training School, then No. 6 Flying Training School, 17 Operational Training Unit. Posted to 105 Squadron in…

A compilation of names and addresses. Includes Thomas' service and prisoner numbers and identifies his camp barrack as 17A.

Six Lancasters and one Manchester (left) parked on airfield with hanger on the right. Captioned '42 Waddington 44 Sqn'.

Typed name is Sablosky, Myer then handwritten 'Stratton Michael'. Gives personal details including that he had non-British parents. Lists postings from 18 March 1942 to September 1946. Mentions training and postings to 578 and 76 Squadron. Only…

A letter from Frank Gales (father of Pilot Officer P F W Gales) providing the names and addresses of next kin of other members of his son and Bob Butler's crew: 'Pilot - S/Leader C Raymond, AG - F/O A J Calvert, Bomb Aimer - Sgt Kelly, Wireless…

Terry Lloyd’s older was a wireless operator in Bomber Command and became a prisoner of war. Terry was also determined to join the RAF as aircrew. However, he was rejected due to his eyesight and served on Air Sea Rescue launches. Terry was posted…

Left page: view of Luton with German annotation. Right page: top left, report of rocket development. Top right, Barracuda in flight with tail wheel showing. Middle left, three airmen standing alongside a Barracuda. Middle right, lifeboat alongside…

Left page: top left, list of members of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force. Top right, Queen Mary standing with a woman in uniform and 13 men, one in uniform, identified as Bob.
Middle, left, Christmas greetings.
Middle, right, best wishes at…

Left page: top, the Luftpost, numbers 10 and 18.
Middle, left report of an aircraft landing on a car.
Middle centre, woman holding a baby, reports of engagements and births of babies.
Bottom left, report of the death of Lieutenant Geoffrey William…

Basil Fish volunteered for the RAF in 1941 from Manchester University where he was a student and a member of the University Air Squadron. He was posted to 617 Squadron at RAF Woodhall Spa. On one flight his aircraft crashed on return and although…

Wilf Keyte joined the RAF in 1937 and was based with maintenance units. He was posted to Scampton and Henlow where he worked with the Queen Bee missile unit. He was then posted in charge of stores to the Orkneys and then RAF Swinderby. Wilf was then…

Colin Cole took part in the attack that sunk the Tirpitz. He describes how the aircraft was adapted for the operation and flew via Lossiemouth. Colin disposed of the Upkeep 'bouncing bombs' as part of his service with the RAF. They were dropped on…

Conversation recorded for the Nanton Lancaster Society.
Hamish Mahaddie, the recruiter for the Pathfinder Force recalls the life of Ian Willoughby Bazalgette VC who plagued him weekly for the opportunity to join the Pathfinders. He had been posted…

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Two photographs of Bob.
#1 A half length portrait of Bob in uniform.
#2 A head and shoulders portrait of Bob.


Two airmen, including Bill, standing by their tent.
On the reverse 'Turner Field Georgia. USA. 1942'.

Bill standing by his tent.

Rex was born in Toronto Canada in 1924 and grew up there, at aged 18 in 1942 he joined the RCAF as aircrew. He initially started training as the second member of a Mosquito crew but was later changed to wireless operator/air gunner and having…

The discharge volunteers identity book belonging to Peggy. Provides personal details and notes that she is entitled to 'demobilisation privileges'.
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