Browse Items (17 total)

  • Tags: 102 Squadron

LWilsonJ1486634v1.pdf
Observer's and air gunner's flying log book for J Wilson, covering the period from 12 July 1942 to 26 March 1945. Detailing his flying training, Operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Penrhos, RAF Lossiemouth, RAF…

AWilsonJ161231.mp3
Joseph Wilson was training to be a pharmacist when he volunteered for the Air Force. He trained to as a bomb aimer and completed 47 operations with several squadrons. He recalls flying a Tiger Moth early on in training and discusses mine laying and…

RAF Topcliffe was in Yorkshire three miles south west from Thirsk. Construction began in 1939 and it opened in September 1940 as a grass airfield. In October 1940 77 Squadron moved in, staying until September 1941, and was joined by 102 Squadron from…

RAF Linton-on-Ouse is in Yorkshire five miles south west from Easingwold. Construction began in 1936 and it opened in May 1937 with a grass surface. Concrete runways were laid August 1939-1940. 78 Squadron was replaced by 77 in the summer of 1940 and…

RAF Dalton was in Yorkshire four miles south west from Thirsk. Construction began in 1941 and it opened in November 1941 with a grass surface. 102 Squadron moved in that month with Whitleys and was joined by its Conversion Flight with Halifaxes in…

102 Squadron formed in 1917 and was a reserve squadron as part of 4 Group Bomber Command at the start of the Second World War. It flew operations from RAF Topcliffe before being transferred to Coastal Command. It returned to Bomber Command in 1942…

RAF Leeming is in Yorkshire seven miles south west from Northallerton. Construction began in 1939 as a grass airfield and it opened in June 1940. 10 Squadron arrived in July and 7 and 102 Squadrons the following month but 102 left in September and 7…

RAF Pocklington was in Yorkshire 14 miles east of York. Construction began in 1940 and it opened in June 1941 when it became home to 405 Squadron, the first Canadian squadron in Bomber Command. In August 1942 102 Squadron arrived at Pocklington and…

RAF Finningley was in Yorkshire four miles south-east of Doncaster. It opened in 1936, and was initially home to 7 and 102 Squadrons. In September 1939 RAF Finningley was in 5 Group with 7 and 76 Squadrons but both were replaced by 106 Squadron in a…

RAF Driffield was in Yorkshire, 12 miles north from Beverley. Construction began in 1935 and it opened in July 1936. The station was used by Fighter Command and Transport Command as well as Bomber Command. The runways were concreted in 1943 and it…

ASayerT151202.mp3
Tom Sayer was accepted in to the Royal Air Force as an apprentice and began training as a pilot as soon as he was old enough. He trained in the United States and on his return he was detached to Coastal Command. He completed eight operations…

LSayerT591744v1.pdf
Royal Canadian Air Force pilot's flying log book for Sergeant Tom Sayer from 28 July 1941 to 17 December 1944. Detailing training and operations flown with Coastal Command and Bomber Command.After training in the United States and Canada he served at…

AJeffreySE160613.mp3
Stan Jeffrey was a flight mechanic at RAF Pocklington. He discusses the camaraderie between the ground and air crews. He would stick chewing gum to the undercarriage as a good luck charm. Shortly after the end of the war, the ground crew were taken…

PSayerT16010006.jpg
At the back a map showing targets for operations in the Ruhr and rest of Germany as well as France and north Italy. There are two indications for German night fighters damaged and shot down. At the top a newspaper cutting headlined 'Huge explosion in…

PSayerT1602.jpg
Air to ground photograph showing fields and hedges. There is a target triangle half way up on the right side. There is smoke from a practice bomb below and to its left. At the top, the bottom of a fuselage. On the reverse '1st bomb'. Captioned '102…
Output Formats

atom, dc-rdf, dcmes-xml, json, omeka-xml, rss2