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  • Tags: Gibson, Guy Penrose (1918-1944)

LMartinWJ1822340v1.pdf
Flying log book for W.J. Martin, flight engineer covering the period from 3 April 1944 to 13 November 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations and instructional duties. He was stationed at RAF East Kirkby, RAF St Athan, RAF Swinderby, RAF…

PFOMetheringhamAF19040040.jpg
Half length image of three pilots wearing tunics with brevet and (the right hand two also medal ribbons), with peaked caps standing in front of a Lancaster with Mickey Mouse nose art. Submitted with description 'Photo of, left to right, S/Ldr John…

PFOMetheringhamAF19040022.jpg
Top - aircrew member in battledress sitting on a bomb trolley with 8000lb bomb under an aircraft. Submitted with description 'An aircrew member in battledress with an illegible half-brevet sat on a bomb trolley under an unidentified aircraft. Also on…

PFOMetheringhamAF19040009.jpg
Squadron badge with lion with standard, squadron CVI, moto Pro Libertate. With signature of the King, Guy Gibson and others. Submitted with description 'Photo of the 1941 approval of the 106 Sqn badge, signed by HRH King George VI. Other signatures…

PMitchellJEF16010016.jpg
Guy Gibson handing silver trophy to a flying officer while another servicemen looks on. On the reverse 'Guy Gibson'.

PMitchellJEF16010014.jpg
Two civilians wearing overcoats and bowler hats walk in front of two RAF officers wearing uniform tunics. The officer on the right is Wing Commander Guy Gibson. On the reverse 'W/C G P Gibson V.C. D.S.O D.F.C and his visit to Trent Lane, Sat July…

PMitchellJEF16010012.jpg
A group of five RAF officers four wearing uniform tunics and the last an overcoat accompany a civilian with overcoat, bowler hat and umbrella all walking toward camera. The officer second from the right is Wing Commander Guy Gibson. On the reverse…

SFoxleeBT404595v10003.jpg
Top - seven aircrew wearing various uniform or flying clothing standing in line under the engine of a bomber. Mick Martin is third from the right. Bertie Foxlee is on the left. Bottom - 22nd June 1943 Hungaria restaurant in London following the…

PChadwickR19040098.jpg
Half length portrait of two men. Roy Chadwick on the left wearing suit and tie is talking to Guy Gibson on the right wearing RAF uniform tunic. On the reverse 'Chadwick, Guy Gibson, 60 between arrows to top and bottom'.

PChadwickR19040094.jpg
Half length portrait of Roy Chadwick on the left wearing suit and tie talking to Guy Gibson on the right wearing RAF uniform tunic. On the reverse 'A most famous photo. The original photo. Roy Chadwick CBE and Guy Gibson VC outside Buckingham Palace…

PChadwickR19040069.jpg
Three-quarter length portrait of on the left Guy Gibson in RAF uniform and arms crossed talking to Roy Chadwick to the right wearing suit. Behind them two other RAF officers and in the background on the right another group of servicemen. On the…

PEdmundsAE1703.jpg
33 airmen and one Naval Officer standing in front of Lancaster with Nickey Mouse / Admiral Prune II nose art and 11 bomb symbols. Guy Gibson is eigth from the left on the front row.
On the reverse ‘March 1943 ED593 Admiral Prune
Left to…

BCleggPVWilsonDv1.pdf
Biography of Squadron Leader David James Baikie Wilson, DSO, DFC and Bar (1917 - 1947). He flew operations as a pilot with 214, 196 and 617 Squadrons before becoming Head of Aerodynamic Development and Testing, and Test-Pilot at A V Roe & Co Ltd.…

LOwenDE1153507v2.pdf
Flying log book for navigators, air bombers, air gunners, flight engineers for D E Owen, flight engineer, covering the period from 29 August 1942 to 9 May 1946. Detailing his flying training operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at…

LOwenDE1153507v1.pdf
Pilots flying log book for D E Owen, flight engineer, covering the period from 15 October 1942 to 5 August 1943. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Stradishall, RAF Mildenhall, RAF Lakenheath and RAF Scampton.…

Five Group Newsletter, number 26, September 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and features about operations, gardening, war effort, tactics, signals, air bombing, navigation, radar navigation, engineering, air sea rescue,…

AWilmetS190504.mp3
Sheila Wilmet grew up in Liverpool and was fifteen when war was declared. She describes the devastation of bombing in 1941, spending nights in an Anderson shelter, and navigating unexploded bombs during her commute. She volunteered after viewing a…

Five Group Newsletter, number 14, September 1943. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, an article on the Rolls Royce Merlin and features about training, signals, gunnery, accidents, bombing, decorations, photography, engineering,…

PCheshireGL18100041.jpg
Top centre a title 'this photograph was taken the day after the attack on the dams of [..] pilots who took off for the dams only eleven returned'. Top centre a photograph of twelve pilots in two rows labelled 'Back row: Flt Lt Townsend, Flt Lt…

PThorpJF1601.jpg
John Thorp was born and raised in Manchester where he attended North Manchester Grammar School. At seventeen he joined the Home Guard. When he was eighteen he volunteered for the RAF with dreams of becoming a pilot. While waiting at Heaton Park to…
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