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  • Collection: Baxter, Peter Dennis

Produced by A V Roe, title page records copy is no 1360, belongs to Flight Lieutenant Baxter of the Lancaster Finishing School and is dated June 1943. Also pencilled note with settings for Lancaster for maximum range and for maximum endurance.

From information provided by the donor. Panoramic landscape photograph (stitched together from multiple images) of 153 Squadron at Scampton, dated 06/1945, PD Baxter is Front row, 14th from the left. Spreadsheet (on three tabs) identifying some of…

Blank except for release date 7 October 1946.

From information provided by the donor. Typed letter from O.C. Maintenance to staff of maintenance wing congratulating them for their work in keeping the aircraft of the training wing sufficiently well repaired to achieve 3400 flying hours in a…

From information provided by the donor. Inside cover of book, handwritten inscription, 'CPL Baxter 573344, October 1942. Flight Lieutenant Baxter, Flight Engineer Leader, No 1 Lancaster Finishing School, R.A.F. Hemswell, February 1944', submitted…

From information provided by the donor. Page with illustrated aeroplanes and trails crossing one another, handwritten inscription at the top of page, A/A Baxter No 573344. “B” Squadron 2 Wing, Block P Hut 7, R.A.F. Cosford. Albrighton Staffs.…

From information provided by the donor. Two photographs taken when Peter visited Berlin in October 1945. He was then on 50 Squadron based at RAF Sturgate. One shows some of the ruined buildings and debris in the streets, the other the Brandenburg…

From information provided by the donor. The Stonebow, Lincoln decorated for VJ Day.

From information provided by the donor. Photograph of the Stonebow, Lincoln, decorated for the VE Day celebrations.

From information provided by the donor. Two similar photographs of the crew, grouped around the rear of the aircraft, and the reverse of one of them, annotated ' Baxter 507, S/L Slade and crew, June 1943, 12 Squadron Wickenby'.

The first is to Duisberg on 26/27 April 1943 with Squadron Leader Villiers as the captain. The second is to Essen on 27 May 1943, Squadron Leader Slade as the captain. The third is to Dusseldorf on 11/12
June 1943, with Squadron Leader Slade as the…

Card issued to Peter Baxter and others to authorise them to wear cycling clothes during the station fitness runs.

From information provided by the donor. 'Pipe carried on flights over enemy territory containing compass in case crashed.'


From information provided by the donor. 'Two identification tags belonging to PD Baxter noting his rank, religion and service number.'

Photograph of Peter with flight engineer brevet and flight lieutenant rank, trees in background

Records Peters appointment as a Pilot Officer

A form giving permission for Peter Baxter to wear 1939-45 Star, aircrew Europe with clasp and defence medal ribbons with a note of the date on which he qualified for the 1939-45 star (19/01/1943), the form is signed by the Officer commanding of 153…

Order of Battle number 22 for 11 November 1944, shows Peter Baxter although acting Flight Engineer Leader scheduled to fly as a member of Flying Officer Whites crew. According to Peters record of his service ' I Flew with Nine Wing commanders', the…

Mess bill is from the Officers Mess at RAF Hemswell for May 1944.

Orders were for 26 August 1943 when 12 Squadron were based at RAF Wickenby. Peter was one of the Duty Officers.

From information provided by the donor. List of crew members of 12 Bomber Squadron at RAF Wickenby, giving rank and surnames, written onto a map, submitted with caption, '1943 Crew List 12 Sqdn Wickenby'.

The medical board was held at St Athan to assess Peters medical suitability for remustering to aircrew.
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