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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1945"

LSpenceMA437564v1.pdf
Navigator’s flying log book for L Spence covering the period from 25 February 1944 to 12 April 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RCAF Edmonton (2 AOS), RAF West Freugh (4 OAFU), RAF Hixon (30 OTU), RAF…

LFertichF[Ser#-DoB]v1.pdf
Frank Fertich’s Flying Log book as air gunner covering the period from 24 January 1944 to 17 April 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown as air gunner. He was stationed at RCAF Mont Joli (9 B&GS), RAF Wellesbourne Mountford (22…

LJacksonL1897934v1.pdf
Flying log book for navigators, air bombers, air gunners, flight engineers for L Jackson, air gunner, covering the period from 28 May 1944 to 16 June 1947. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF…

AJacksonL[Date]-01.mp3
Les Jackson talks about a visit to RAF East Kirkby and remembers his crew and operations.

LCarpenterRB1291451v1.pdf
Observer’s and air gunner’s flying log book for R B Carpenter, bomb aimer, covering the period from 16 May 1941 to 30 April 1945 and from 13 November 1950 to 27 May 1953. Detailing his flying training, operations flown, instructor duties and post…

BElliotJDElliottJDv1.pdf
Describes life on 428 Squadron, being shot down 20 December 1943, and his life as a prisoner of war at Stalag Luft 3 before his liberation.

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Twelve servicemen, three squatting and four standing on the ground. Five further are on a raised stand or ladder leading to front fuselage of a Lancaster. Notes with names on the reverse .

LPhillipsD1653229v1.pdf
Observer’s and air gunner’s flying log book for D Phillips, Navigator, covering the period from 16 September 1943 to 7 September 1945. Detailing his flying training and Operations flown. He was stationed at SAAF Queenstown, RAF Moreton Valance,…

MPhillipsD1653229-180604-020001.jpg
Mentions occupation pre-service as a brewery clerk. Aircrew navigator training, 460 Squadron on Lancaster and then mention of post war RAF and civilian career. On the reverse a shopping list.

LChineryDR1465877v1.pdf
Flying log book for observers and air gunners for D R Chinery, air gunner, covering the period from 16 August 1943 to 19 October 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Llandwrog, RAF…

LKnoxT1823036v1.pdf
Flying log book for flight engineers for T Knox, covering the period from 30 January 1944 to 17 January 1947. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and post war duties as a parachute instructor. He was stationed at RAF Stradishall, RAF…

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Ralph Ottey recounts an occasion when he came to the rescue of a local lady who found herself in difficulty while swimming in the local river.

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Ralph Ottey joined the RAF from Jamaica. After the war he returned to Jamaica. However, he had met the woman he was to later marry while based in the UK and returned to the settle here. He settled in Boston and had a long career with a local firm. On…

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Two identity cards, one from Stalag Luft 7

LHendersonIG19220504v1.pdf
Ian Grant Henderson’s navigator’s log book covering the period from 28 June 1943 to 9 Aug 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown as navigator. He was stationed at RCAF Edmonton (2 AOS), RAF Bishops Court (7 OAFU), RAF Peplow…

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Gillie Street was born in Aglionby, Carlisle, and spent her early childhood in Tyneside before moving back to Cumberland aged eleven. Street recalls attending grammar school in Brampton and her first flying experience on a Barnstormer. Upon leaving…

LLatimerJF1551478v1.pdf
J F Latimer’s air bomber’s flying log book covering the period from 9 March 1943 to 8 March 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown as air bomber. He was stationed at RCAF Fingal (4 B&GS), RCAF Port Albert (31 ANS), RCAF Jarvis…

LHoneyFWG915946v2.pdf
Observer’s and air gunner’s flying log book one, for F W Honey, wireless operator, covering the period from 14 October 1941 to 26 June 1945. Detailing his operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Malta, RAF Kabrit, RAF…

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Extract from Bourne Parish Magazine – 1945, a transcript of an article displayed in the Bourne Parish magazine regarding John (Jack) Cox being reported missing in March 1945. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

LCoxJ133397v2.pdf
Pilots flying log book for John Cox, covering the period from 14 June 1944 to 16 March 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Newton, RAF Peplow, RAF Sandtoft, RAF Hemswell, RAF Wickenby, POW Triesdorf, RAF…

PBarkerFK1914.jpg
Lancaster at very low level approaching a gate and hedge. Gate has man crouching on top. Both starboard engines have been left behind on a tree.

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PBarkerFK1913.jpg
Shows front end of a bomber with pilot reaching out of cockpit window with a polo mallet toward the pitot head which has a gas mask and a side cap caught on it.

PBarkerFK1912.jpg
View along runway. In the distance a bomber just above runway with two voice bubbles. 'Isn't it about time we touched down?' and 'Air speed 130 any minute'. Emergency vehicles in the foreground are chasing after the aircraft as it overshoots.

PBarkerFK1911.jpg
On the left the rear of a bomber with gunner in rear turret saying 'Captain! There's an aircraft right behind us!'. On the right the undercarriage wheels of another aircraft.
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