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PMaidensT16010003.jpg
An airman in a rear turret of an aircraft fuselage supported on blocks of wood. From information kindly provided by the donor. 'Johnny Johnson in Lanc at Roses'. Photograph is captioned 'Johnny Johnson DFC Ex/Flt 617 Squadron RAF.

SPerryWRP1317696v60011.pdf
A short history of 106 Squadron. Covers formation in world war one. Reformed in 1938 with Hinds and Battles. Equipped with Hampden at beginning of the war. Initially a advanced training unit. Became operational in September 1940. Describes early…

PBakerWB16040005.jpg
Top - course photograph of thirty officers wearing tunics or battledress sitting and standing in four rows. Captioned 'No 25 Elementary Course. Syndicate "V", 28/3/45 to 23/5/45', lists name of those on photograph, F/O Baker front row second from…

Penswick, J - Notes-02.pdf
A compilation of photographs of Jack comprising 25 images in this collection.

This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form. No better quality copies are available.

PPenswickJ1709.jpg
A vertical aerial photograph of the bombing of the Tirpitz. Much of the image is obscured by smoke and explosions. Tirpitz can be seen right of centre. Anti-aircraft fire can be seen to the top of the photograph. Three bomb explosions in the water…

PPenswickJ1708.jpg
A squadron photograph of a large group of airmen and ground crew arranged in five rows in front of a Lancaster. Information supplied with the collection identifies it as 617 squadron, 1945.

This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in…

PPenswickJ1707.jpg
An oblique aerial photograph showing a target indicator exploding over rows of factory buildings separated by a road. The photograph is taken at very low level.

PPenswickJ17040002.jpg
An air-to-air view of two Lancasters KC-W and KC-A in flight.

This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form. No better quality copies are available.

PPenswickJ17030003.jpg
Six airmen on their return from sinking the Tirpitz. They are positioned at the rear of their Lancaster.

Additional information about this item has been kindly provided by the donor.

This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in…

LPenswickJ[Ser#-DoB]v1.pdf
Observer’s and air gunner’s flying log book for J Penswick, air gunner, covering the period from 25 October 1942 to 19 May 1945. Detailing his flying training, operation flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Morpeth, RAF North…

PWakefieldHE1704.jpg
Badge with breached dam and lightning strike, moto 'apres moi le deluge'. On black background.

NWakefieldHE171016-06.jpg
Top left - photograph of a Tallboy bomb. Main photograph of a Lancaster dropping a Grand Slam bomb. Text explains photograph is of a 22,000 lb bomb leaving rack during attack on a viaduct at Arnsberg, Germany.

MWakefieldHE174040-171016-390001.jpg
Made out for Flight Lieutenant Wakefield for refuelling, daily inspection (airframe and engines). Stamped 617 Squadron.

MWakefieldHE174040-171016-260001.jpg
Lancaster Avro type '683' Mk 1 & II, instructional course handbook, inside first pages. Name of holder Sgt E A Blake, 617 Squadron.

This item is available only at the International Bomber Command Centre / University of Lincoln.

LWakefieldHE174040v1.pdf
Harold Wakefield's RAF Navigator's, Air Bomber’s and Air Gunner's Flying Log Book, from 16th August 1943 to 16th August 1946, recording training, operations, instructional duties and Transport Command duties to India and the Far East as a Flight…

SBrennanJ1210913v20005-00080002.pdf
5 Group operation order No B.976. Provides explanation for attack on Ruhr Dams, enemy defences, 20 special Lancaster from 617 Squadron, routes to be flown by all three waves. Goes on with detailed plan of attack, method and timing. Continues with…

SJoynerJH1812689v1.pdf
A log book used as a scrap book. The photographs and documents cover his aircrew training from November 1943. It has sergeant's mess subscription cards, photographs, correspondence and cuttings.
Many of the entries are post war and a number refer…

PDentJ20020007.jpg
Left page - top left - air-to-air view front port quarter of a Lancaster. Captioned 'Lancaster Mk1 KM-Z (LL854) Operation Frontline May 1946 44 (Rhodesia) SQ'.
Bottom left - similar air-to-air view front port quarter of a Lancaster with further…

PDentJ20010005.jpg
Type 464 (Provisioning) Lancaster parked on grass with elevated platforms on the left. On the reverse 'Dam Buster, RAF Mildenhall'.

PFOMetheringhamAF19050011.jpg
Top - a runway with FIDO aflame on edges. A Mosquito is landing on left side. Submitted with description 'Mosquito landing with the aid of FIDO. Date and location not recorded'.
Bottom - side by side target photographs of port area showing aiming…

PFOMetheringhamAF19050008.jpg
Reconnaissance photograph showing a river running top to bottom and a bridge crossing in the middle with several spans down. There are many craters on both sides of the river. Explanatory note 'NIENBURG BRIDGE over the river Weser after the attack by…

PFOMetheringhamAF19040055.jpg
Top - head and shoulders image of two men wearing civilian jacket and tie with a hedge behind. Submitted with description 'Post-war colour print of Des Richards, Chairman of the 106 Sqn Association, and F/Lt David Shannon DSO*, DFC* of 106 and 617…

PFOMetheringhamAF19040031.jpg
Group of men and women in civilian clothes in a large room. Submitted with description 'Colour photograpgh of 617 Sqn reunion. L-R: #2 G Rice (?), #4 William Tait, #5 Prince Bernhard, #6 Lady Cheshire, #7 Leonard Cheshire. Date and location…

PFOMetheringhamAF19040018.jpg
Damaged photograph of four aircrew wearing battledress with brevet standing in front to a brick wall. Dustbin visible lower left. Submitted with description 'Copy of a damaged, undated, original photograph showing four members of F/Sgt L J Burpee's…

PFOMetheringhamAF19030015.jpg
Head and shoulders image of two men wearing jackets and ties standing in front of shrubbery. Captioned 'Des Richards, David Shannon DSO + bar, DFC 3 bar'. Submitted with description 'Post-war colour print of Des Richards, Chairman of the 106 Sqn…
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