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LWoodsEH751788v1.pdf
Observer’s and air gunner’s flying log book for Eric Horace Woods, navigator, covering the period from 28 November 1939 to 10 July 1946. Detailing his flying training, operations flown, instructor duties, operations with transport command and…

PMadgettHR1806.jpg
Black briefcase with diary, 61 squadron plaque and other objects inside.

PMadgettHR1804.jpg
Wooden plaque with 61 Squadron badge. Includes dates added 1922-1943.

PMadgettHR1502.jpg
Sketch of a Lancaster with engines running. Underneath 'Spezia, 18/19-4-43, Sgt Madgett, Sgt Robinson, Sgt Palk, Sgt Bradley, Sgt Wakefield, Sgt Barker, Sgt Souter'. Signed by AOC. Supplied with caption ' Sketch of Lancaster by P/O A. Pollen drawn to…

YMadgettHR1330340v4.pdf
Entries start at home and then cover posting to RAF Waddington and Winthorpe, medical boards and leaves. Posted to 61 Squadron at RAF Syerston on 10 March 1942. Covers first 18 operations starting 22 March and ending 12 June 1943. Targets include…

MMcDonaldEA1076160-150914-01.pdf
The first part is an eye witness account by Alan McDonald of an aircraft crash and its aftermath.
The second part describes the 'Skilling Follies', an aircrew who completed 25 operations from RAF Skellingthorpe.
The third part describes an…

PLaphamR1520.jpg
100 plus aircrew in five rows in front of a hangar. Titled '61 Squadron (Bomber) at RAF Station Waddington Feb 1946'.

LVipondR3040603v1.pdf
Navigators, air bombers, air gunners and flight engineers flying log book for Richard Vipond, covering the period from 29 May 1944 to 18 November 1953. Detailing his flying training, operations flown, instructor duties and post war duties with 514,…

MJacksonFAC84035-151002-03.jpg
Transcript from news cutting, Kings Lynn paper 1941. Reports that Pilot Officer Frederick Arthur Caunter-Jackson lost his life as a result of air operations on night 11/12 June 1941. Other names of his crew were listed and it is assumed his was the…

MVipondR3040603-170423-05.jpg
A certificate awarded to Richard Vipond permitting him to service certain parts of Lincolns.

MVipondR3040603-170423-020001.jpg
A certificate allowing Richard Vipond to undertake Daily Servicing on Lincolns.

PCluettAV1541.jpg
Six Lancasters dispersed around airfield on concrete pans. The Lancaster in the foreground is facing camera and has a large number of bomb symbols on the nose. Trees on the left as well as in the far distance. One Lancaster has the squadron code QR.

PCluettAV1521.jpg
A large group of airmen in a variety of dress in front of a corrugated iron building with a number of windows. On the reverse 'Skelly 43, 50-61 Sqns armourers + bom [sic] dump'.

AWrightJDFC150608.mp3
James Wright was born in Nottinghamshire and worked as a civil servant before he joined the Air Force. After training in Canada he flew on operations as a navigator with 61, 97 and 630 Squadrons. He recalls the occasion when Eastbourne Railway…

MClydeSmithD39856-160919-020001.jpg
Brief notes on history of 35 aircraft (Manchester, Lancaster and Lincoln) including those lost, crashed (one that at Bardney), or scrapped. Includes prototype Lincoln as well as Lancaster aircraft sent to Canada, India and for Tiger Force.

ABarrJ150731.mp3
Jim Barr grew up in Scotland and worked as an apprentice engineer before volunteering for the Royal Air Force. He trained as a navigator in South Africa and flew operations with 61 Squadron. He describes what it was like to be a navigator with Bomber…

PHouriganM18010095.jpg
Target photograph of Farge. Partly rural and wooded with both banks of the Weser, roads settlements and field patterns visible. Captioned ‘3’, ‘4908 SKELL. 27.3.45/8” 16800 055’ 1302 FARGE.P. 14MC1000(Minol)ID. C.33secs. S/L…

PHouriganM18010093.jpg
Target photograph of Givors. Rural area with field patterns, a dense wood and sparse settlements. Captioned ‘8°F’, '6B 1963. SKELL.11/12.8.44//NT.8” 8000’ [arrow] 048° 0104. GIVORS RD.F. 8x1000. 3x500. 23secs. F/L PARKER F. 61. On…

PHouriganM18010091.jpg
Target photograph of Ladbergen. Mainly rural area with fields covered in snow and the Dortmund-Ems Canal visible. Captioned ‘5’ 4121 SKELL. 1.1.45//8” 11750 ‘040°’ 1119 LADBERGEN. C 14MC1000DT, LD. C28secs. F/L.GREENFIELD.C.61. On the…

PHouriganM18010089.jpg
Target photograph of Bois-de- Cassan. Rural area, roads, woods, field patterns and houses clearly visible. Captioned '3°F', '4B', '1614 SKELL. 2.8.44 // 8" 16000' [arrow] 085° 1719 BOIS-DE-CASSAN RD.M.11X1000.4X500.C33secs.F/O. WHITE. M.61'. On the…

PHouriganM18010087.jpg
Target photograph of Farge. Partly rural and wooded but with industrial structures including oil storage tanks. Roads and field patterns visible. Captioned '3[degree]s F', '4B', '4912 Skell.27.3.45//8" 16200 050° 1303 FARGE.R. 14MC1000(Minol)LD.…

PHouriganM18010085.jpg
Target photograph of Flushing. Port area, breakwater, docks, quays, bomb explosions and disturbed water visible. Captioned '8°F', '5B', '3205 SKELL.11.10.44.// 8" 5000' [arrow] 272° 1458 FLUSHING 96RD.C.11X1000.4X500.C23secs.F/O ABBOTT.C.61.'. On…

PHouriganM18010083.jpg
Target photograph of Politz. Partially obscured by ball of light and haze, no clear detail visible. Captioned '5[degreesF', '5B', '4385 SKELL.8/9.2.45//NT(C).8" 10750 065° 2121 POLITZ.A. 1HC4000IN. 14MC500DT. 21secs. F/O MOURITZ.A.61.'. On the…

PHouriganM18010081.jpg
Target photograph of Royan. Almost completely obscured by light streaks and a ball of light. no clear detail visible. Captioned '8°F', '6CLB', '4179 SKELL.4/5.1.44//NT(C).8" 8000 213° 0402 ROYAN.L. 1HC4000(M) IN,5GP500DT,11MC500DT, 23secs. S/L.…

PHouriganM18010079.jpg
Target photograph of Wilhelmshaven. Completely obscured by cloud, smoke, dust and bomb explosions. Captioned '3°F', '6B', '3079 SKELL.5.10.44.//8" 18000' [arrow] 270° 1109 WILHELMSHAVEN RD.B.10X1000.4'J'X500.C34secs.F/O MOURITZ.B.61'. On the…
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