Browse Items (56 total)

  • Tags: 5 Group

RAF Morton Hall was in Lincolnshire, four miles south west from Lincoln. It was a country mansion taken over by the RAF in 1942 as the Aircrew Commando School, training personnel in evasion techniques. In March 1943 it also became the headquarters of…

SChattertonJ159568v10751.jpg
Signal provides weapons settings for tonight. Details distributor, delay and TV settings for bomb sight. Details photo flash and camera settings. Provides specific settings for 52 Base, East Kirby Base and 617 Squadron. Concludes with instructions on…

PTwellsE15070003.jpg
A document recommending the award of a Distinguished Flying Cross to Ernie Twells.

SChattertonJ159568v10679.jpg
Lists airmen under heading movements from the unit,

SChattertonJ159568v10656.jpg
Lists airmen under headings movements to the unit and movements from the unit

SChattertonJ159568v10648.jpg
Signal indicating bomb jettison areas agreed with Royal Navy. On the reverse some calculations.

Tags:

SChattertonJ159568v10627.jpg
Lists airmen under headings promotions, promotion correction, results of courses, marriages and movements to the unit.

SChattertonJ159568v10380.jpg
Details meteorological report requirements for flights. Covers rules for making and recording observations in the air, and actions on completion of flights, States that Squadron navigation officers and station meteorological officers are responsible…

SChattertonJ159568v10321.jpg
Unit 44 Squadron, Lancaster Mk III. Filled in for all other flying 18 day and 5 night. Page is scribbled over with lines.

SChattertonJ159568v10280.jpg
Signal from 5 Group to all 5 Group Stations stating standby for operations on 20 January. Details A and B bomb loads with preselection settings. On the reverse 'Bombing Leader from Int'.

SChattertonJ159568v10194.jpg
Contains lists of promotions, movements and movement corrections for airmen on 44 Squadron.

SChattertonJ159568v10174.jpg
Indicates a single bomb load for operations on 11 March 1945. Includes time on target, preselection settings, false height settings and other notes. Annotated '146 of 5 Group and 800 a/c of other Groups'. On the reverse marking and tactics including…

SChattertonJ159568v10095.jpg
Includes 32 point distributor settings and bombing instructions. 4 Lb incendiary v false height load setting. Photo flash settings.

SChattertonJ159568v10005.jpg
Signal to all 5 Group Stations instructing bomb aimers to that the 32 point distributor setting is to be 0.25 seconds until further notice.

463 (RAAF) Squadron was formed in November 1943, as part of 5 Group Bomber Command, from C Flight of 467 Squadron. It flew Main Force operations until it was disbanded in September 1945.
It was stationed at: RAF Waddington and RAF…

207 Squadron was equipped with Battles in 1939 and became part of 12 Operational Training Unit. The Squadron was re-formed in November 1940 at RAF Waddington as part of 5 Group Bomber Command to bring the new Manchesters into operational service.…

106 Squadron was formed in 1917 and reformed in 1938. At first it was a reserve bomber squadron flying Hampdens as part of 5 Group stationed at RAF Cottesmore. It moved to RAF Finningley and RAF Coningsby where it converted to Manchesters and then…

97 Squadron was reformed in 1935. It had a number of training roles at different stations but became operational in March 1941 flying Manchesters from RAF Waddington. The squadron converted to Lancasters in January 1942. In April 1943 it moved to RAF…

50 Squadron was reformed in May 1937 and converted from biplanes to Hampdens in 1938 becoming part of 5 Group Bomber Command. The squadron flew daylight operations in Hampdens at start of the war until losses proved too great. They converted to…

9 Squadron was formed as a Royal Flying Corps unit at St Omer, France in December 1914. In February 1939, the squadron moved to RAF Honington, equipped with the Wellington and was first employed in anti-shipping operations. The squadron was…

OWoodC1451225-160325-010015.jpg
Planned operation on Ladbergen on 3 March 1945. Mandrel screen and window were to be deployed. Captioned 'ROUTE PLAN
FOR No. 5 GROUP
LADBERGEN
MARCH 3RD, 1945'

Tags:

Johnny Johnson f.jpg
George ‘Johnny’ Johnson was born in rural Lincolnshire. As a child he won a scholarship to Lord Wandsworth’s Agricultural College in Hampshire. He volunteered for the Royal Air Force at the outbreak of the Second World War and was selected for…
Output Formats

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