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  • Collection: Cutts, Ernest

Air gunner's log book for Ernest Cutts, rear gunner, covering the period 23 November 1943 to 21 September 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations and post war flying. He was stationed at RAF West Sale, RAF Litchfield, RAF Marston Moor, RAF…

Two typewritten pages detailing the life of Ernest Cutts. He was the youngest of seven children, born in NW Victoria, Australia. He enlisted as aircrew on his 18th birthday and was posted to No 1 Recruit Training School in Victoria. Next he went to…

Head and shoulders portrait of Ernest Cutts wearing a cap.

Ern Cutts at the tail of a Halifax 'U again'. He is wearing full flying gear - boots, overalls, helmet and lifejacket. On the turret is a swastika, indicating an enemy aircraft has been shot down.

Head and shoulders of portrait of Sergeant Ernest Cutts wearing a side cap.

One airman seated in the rear gunner's position with a second airman loading belts of ammunition. Both are wearing full operational uniform - leather jackets, helmet and lifejackets. On the reverse is a modern type written caption 'Rear turret of…

A group of 20 airmen arranged in three rows. The front row is seated behind two machine guns. The second row is standing and the third row is standing on a bench. In the background are huts and a windsock. Ernest Cutts is front row third from left.…

A group of seven aircrew standing and four ground crew, crouched in front of a Halifax 'U-again'. Nose art indicates 36 operations. There is a cartoon rabbit holding a bomb and being attacked by a fighter. On the reverse is a modern detailed…

An air-to-air photograph of a Halifax in flight above scattered clouds.


A group of 20 men arranged in three rows in front of a corrugated iron clad building. They are wearing fatiques with side caps or berets.
On the reverse:
'3 B.A.G.S. West-Sale Course 39 Gunners
Back Row L to R Coxhill. Cutts. Ferguson. Blythe.…

Newspaper cutting referring to Bomber Command bringing back Army men from Italy in Halifax and Lancaster bombers.

Ernest Cutts was born in Mallee in Victoria and at the age of fifteen he passed the Commonwealth Public Service Exam, joining the Military Post Office as a civilian junior postal officer. At eighteen he enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force and…
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