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  • Collection: Firth, John

LFirthJB1850441v10001.pdf
Navigator's, air bomber's and air gunner's flying log book for Sergeant John Firth from 31 March 1944 to 7 August 1944. Detailing training and operations flown. Served at RAF Wigsley, RAF Syerston, RAF Skellingthorpe. Aircraft flown were Stirling and…

AFirthJB160706.mp3
John Firth was a flight engineer with 50 Squadron at RAF Skellingthorpe June to August 1944. He was shot down in August 1944 on his 20th operation and became a prisoner of war at Stalag Luft 7.

PFirthJB1617.jpg
Head and shoulders view of seven aircrew in two rows, three in front and four behind. All are dressed in battledress with aircrew brevet and shirt and tie. John Firth is top right. On the reverse '50 Squadron crew, John Firth top right'.

PFirthJB1615.jpg
Full length portrait of John Firth wearing a light coloured suit and tie standing by a wooden door to a house. He has a cigarette in his right hand and his left hand is in his trouser pocket. Behind him a brick wall and to the left an open wicker…

PFirthJB1611.jpg
Interior of a building with windows on the right. In the back right corner a large cross with railings behind. In the centre and left two candelabra stand against the back wall. On the left a lectern. In the centre three support columns running from…

PFirthJB1609.jpg
In the centre four men in line abreast carry a large tub slung on a pole. To the right a tall fence with clothes hanging on it. Telegraph poles with lights are aligned along the fence. To the left three men standing talking in front of the door in…

PFirthJB1607.jpg
Head and shoulders portrait of John Firth in tunic and side cap. On the reverse 'AC1 Locking, 1943'.

PFirthJB1605.jpg
Three bunks, the bottom one near the floor and with an approximately 50 cm space between each. There is a vertical support a third of the way from the left. The bottom two bunks are covered with a variety of unidentifiable objects. Clothes hang on…

PFirthJB1601.jpg
Full-length portrait photograph of John Firth wearing a jacket, shorts, long white socks and black shoes with his hand resting on an occasional wooden table. On the reverse Age 4 ½, Mrs Firth, Felma, 10NA Crescent[...], [...] 9, […,] 16x1.5-,…

EAirMinFirthJB470101.jpg
References John Firth's request for his log book which was forwarded with this letter.

ERidgewayWSFirthJB[Date]-01.pdf
Envelope addressed to J Firth, Slough, from WS Ridgeway (who is mentioned in the attached card), Wollaton, Notts, and containing a home-made Christmas card from Stalag Luft 7, Bankau, 1944, signed by 6 airmen and giving their addresses.
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