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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1945"

PClarkM17010002.jpg
Four photographs from an album.
#1 is two WAAFs and three men sitting in the sun. It is captioned 'Joan, Roy, Bill [indecipherable] Control Officer. Behind is a Crossley 4 x 4 Fire Tender.
#2 is a pilot standing in a snowy landscape. It is…

PMercierCG2101.jpg
Cyril Mercier was born in Jersey in 1925. He joined the Home Guard in 1940 and the RAF in 1943. After initial training, and training on gunnery at Bridgnorth he joined 14 Operational training Unit at Abingdon, where he crewed up. He trained on…

AEllisS-U211116.mp3
Sidney and Una both experienced the effect of the war in Sheffield as a child. When Dunkirk survivors arrived at the nearby Reception Centre Sidney collected many souvenirs such as cap badges and his aunt also took two soldiers in to her home while…

YvanRielHXXXX1213v1.pdf
Daily diary from 28 December 1944 to December 25 1945. Mentions air raid warnings, daily what food available from central kitchen, holiday days. visit from relations and other daily activities. Also comments on weather, seeing V-1's fly over and…

EvanRielCvanRielCv1.pdf
Begins in May 1940 in the Netherlands and relates experiences of start of war, invasion, air raids, casualties, air attack on Rotterdam, surrender of the Netherlands. Continues with account of events and life during occupation including regulations,…

LDoxseyJA630441v2.pdf
J A Doxsey’s RAF Observer’s and Air Gunner’s Flying Log Book from 1st February 1944 to 30th July 1949, recording training and Transport Command duties across Europe, Africa and India as a Wireless Operator/Air Gunner. Also later civil flying…

PSymondsKWP2103.jpg
Ken Symonds was in the Air Training Corps when the unit was visited by a flight engineer. This meeting further inspired him, along with his cousin to join the RAF in a ground trade with the expectation of moving on to become a flight engineer. …

ASouterKP210710.mp3
Kenneth Souter was born in Sunderland. His father ran a business importing wooden pit props. Kenneth learned to fly at Cambridge, and his first air experience flight was on the 5th of July 1939, and after training he went solo on the 31st of July…

PPennLE1705.pdf
37 airmen arranged in four rows. Refresher training on Beauforts. Laurie Penn is identified as being third from the right in the bottom row.

This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form. No better quality copies are…

LPennLE413929v1.pdf
Pilots flying log book for L E Penn, covering the period from 31 December 1942 to 26 September 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RCAF Dauphin, RCAF Pennfield Ridge, RCAF Yarmouth, RAF…

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Produced by 'Registration Research', it uses information from the squadron's operational record books. It records the major operations, gives periodic reviews, lists the changes in Officer Commanding and records events in the Squadron's history.

PMcPhersonGM1603.jpg
Half length image of three officers wearing tunics with brevet and medal ribbon sittings. The man on the left is a pilot and the other two are air gunners. Submitted with caption, 'Cyril, Harry and Gerald 1945'.

PMayBJ1602.jpg
Half-length portrait of an airman wearing battledress with flight engineers brevet. Captioned 'Ben May flight engineer, Tholtorpe 1945'.

PHoganPJ1720.jpg
A very large group of airmen sitting and standing in four rows in front of a Halifax and others lined up sitting on wings, engines and fuselage. Submitted with caption 'RAAF 466 Sqn March 1945 (Personal Photo Album)'.

PHoganPJ1716.jpg
Air-to air view front quarter from below of two Halifax, the nearer with letters 'HD-C' and the other above. Submitted with caption 'NR179 HD-C Returning Circa 1945 (AWM)'

SHoganPJ436464v20001.pdf
P J Hogan’s log book covering the period from 20 August 1943 to 7 October 1945.
Detailing his flying training and operations flown as navigator. He was stationed at RAAF Mount Gambier (2 AOS), RAAF Port Pirie (2 B&GS, 3 AOS), RAF West Freugh (4…

SHoganPJ436464v10029.jpg
Certified several times on several dates with no entries

SHoganPJ436464v10019.jpg
Aircraft flown Battle, Anson, Wellington, Halifax. Navigator. Medical examination at RAF Waddington. address in Australia, next of kin. List of postings to units.

SHoganPJ436464v10015.jpg
Various dates in 1944 and 1945

SHoganPJ436464v10013.jpg
Gives personal details, navigator and list posting units and dates. Shows aircraft flown as Battle, Anson, Wellington and Halifax.

SHoganPJ436464v10010.jpg
Contains personal details dates of service and discharge, promotions and postings and movements.

PGrundyL1907.jpg
Lilian and George Grundy on their wedding day circa 1945. Additional information has been kindly provided by the donor.
This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form. No better quality copies are available.

BHookingsEWHookingsEWv2.pdf
Describes operations as Lancaster pilot. Detailed description of last sortie to attack Dortmund-Ems canal on 6 November 1944. His aircraft was attacked by FW 190 which was driven of and then set on fire by another fighter attack. Describes bailing…
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