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LDarbyC1897788v1.pdf
Observer's and air gunner's flying log book for Sergeant Charlie Darby, air gunner from 22 January 1944 to 16 January 1945. Charlie Darby was stationed at RAF Castle Kennedy and RAF Driffield where he flew Anson, Wellingtons and Halifaxes Mk 2 and 3.…

ADobleRG151117.mp3
Ron Doble grew up in London and joined the Air Training Corps and the fire watchers when war was declared. He volunteered for the Air Force when he was 18 and trained as an air gunner. He talks about the conditions in his turret and the mishaps he…

PFisherT1701.jpg
Thomas Fisher trained initially as a fitter in the RAF. When the Air Ministry announced that flight engineers were needed from the ranks of the ground mechanics he volunteered for training. The CO was surprised that he volunteered and asked him if it…

PMarriottMW1701.jpg
Interested in aircraft through the Air Training Corps, Maurice joined the Royal Air Force in 1942 and went to Cardington. In July 1943 he went to the Air Crew Reception Centre at Lord’s Cricket Ground, followed by 17 Initial Training Wing in…

PDelfosseJEC1701.jpg
Jack was born in London and went to Highgate School where he learnt navigation, Morse code and marching. On leaving he became a medical student but left half way through the course. He then joined the Royal Air Force and initially trained on Harvards…

LDobleRG3030256v1.pdf
Flying log book for navigators air bomber air gunners flight engineers for R G Doble, air gunner, covering the period from 10 September 1945 to 1 July 1947. Detailing his flying training, instructor duties and post war squadron duties with 97…

PDobleRG1503.jpg
Six airmen standing outside a wooden hut. Five are wearing flying helmets, googles and flying uniforms. On the reverse 'Moreton in Marsh 21 OTU Gunners'.

PDobleRG1511.jpg
Three airmen standing at the front of a Wellington with no front turret. On the reverse
'S/Ldr Corbishley Pilot
F/Lt Ray Nav
Sgt R Dobble R/Gunner.
Moreton in Marsh 21 OTU'.

PDobleRG1513.jpg
Two photographs, the first is of two airmen, one squatting and one standing behind. It is captioned 'Ted & Tom Bomb aimer & w/op 21 OTU'.
The second is a larger version of the same image and on the reverse is
'F/Sgt Tom Carter W/Op
F/Sgt Ted…

LMarriottMW1627148v1.pdf
Flying log book for aircrew other than pilot for M W Marriott, navigator, covering the period from 6 May 1944 to 12 June 1947. Detailing his flying training and post war flying duties with 194, 96 and 110 squadrons. He was stationed at RCAF Rivers,…

LBonneyA651126v1.pdf
Flying Officer A. Bonney’s Royal Canadian Air Force Flying Log Book for Aircrew other than Pilot, from 13th October 1942 to August 1944. Recording his training as an air gunner in Canada and England, two completed tours with 142 Squadron RAF based…

LGoodwinWJ419914v1.pdf
Pilots flying log book for W J Goodwin, covering the period from 17 January 1943 to 3 September 1945. Detailing his flying training and post war duties with 463 squadron. He was stationed at RAAF Narrandera, RAAF Point Cook, RAF Clyffe Pypard, RAF…

LManningLES1892872v1.pdf
Navigator’s air bomber’s and air gunner’s flying log book for L E S Manning, air gunner, covering the period from 14 October 1943 to 18 July 1944 when he was shot down and evaded capture until 7 September 1944 when he rejoined allied forces but…

LHughesCL133498v1.pdf
C. L. Hughes’ Observer’s and Air Gunner’s Flying Log Book, from 8th January 1942 to 8th July 1945, detailing his training, operations and instructional duties as a navigator. He was stationed at RCAF Charlottetown (32 Air Navigation School),…

LHughesCL133498v1.pdf
Observer’s and air gunner’s flying log book for Clarence Hughes, Navigator, covering the period from 8 January 1942 to 18 July 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at 32 Air Navigation…

LLeavissED1818433v1.pdf
Flying log book for navigators, air bombers, air gunners, flight engineers for E D Leaviss, air gunner, covering the period from 9 July 1944 to 8 June 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Brough, RAF…

LLeadbetterJ163970v1.pdf
Bomb Aimers flying log book for J Leadbetter covering the period from 25 October 1943 to 14 May 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. Also details of targets and bomb loads. He was stationed at RCAF Picton (31 B&GS), RCAF Portage…

LRobinsonDA1215638v1.pdf
Pilot’s flying log book for D A Robinson, covering the period from 23 November 1942 to 21 May 1948. Covering his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. It states in his log book that his previous one was lost due to enemy action…

LYeomanHT104405v1.pdf
Pilot’s flying log book for Harold Yeoman covering the period from 18 November 1940 to 7 November 1942. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Sywell (6 EFTS), RCAF Moose Jaw (32 SFTS), RAF Bassingbourn (11…

BCleggPVLangAGv1.pdf
Covers from April 1941 on 150 Squadron flying Wellington, then on 21 Operational Training Unit and finally on 156 Squadron with Wellington and then Lancaster until operation to Dortmund 4 May 1943 when his aircraft was hit and target indicator bomb…

LScottEW188329v1.pdf
Observer’s and air gunner’s flying log book for Eric Scott, bomb aimer, covering the period from 1 September 1942 to 4 January 1946. Detailing his flying training and operations flown as Air Bomber. He was stationed at RCAF Picton (31 Bombing &…
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