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AWhiteEJ161027.mp3
James White worked as a wages clerk for the Co-op before volunteering for the Air Force. He had intended to join the navy but he saw some recruits being shouted at so he turned around and crossed the corridor to join the RAF. He had always had an…

ABantingP160315.mp3
Peter Banting grew up in London and was a member of the Air Training Corps before he volunteered for the Royal Air Force. After training he flew operations with 75 Squadron from RAF Mepal and 7 Squadron RAF Oakington. After the war he trained to be…

BStoreyDPStoreyDPv1.pdf
A memoir of David Storey's service from 27 May 1943 to April 1944. He describes his 32 completed operations as a navigator on Halifaxes and including details of incidents and aircraft losses.

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AOttewellJA161230.mp3
John Ottewell was a member of the Air Defence Cadet Corps and volunteered for the RAF when he was eighteen. While undertaking initial training he was present when a Fw 190 attacked the town of Babbacombe. He took part in the clean-up at the church…

BBriggsDWBriggDWv1.pdf
Describes wartime service from 1939 to 1945. Joined as Halton apprentice in September 1945. Posted as fitter engine to RAF Wittering working on Wellington Hampden and Manchester aircraft. Followed by tour at RAF Upper Heyford working on Wellington…

BBriggsDWNealeWv1.pdf
Tribute to Squadron Leader William G Neal Distinguished Service Order, Distinguished Service Cross, Croix de Guerre, 1912-2001. Describes how Don Briggs met and was crewed with Bill Neal’s crew who having completed one tour had been selected for a…

MBriggsDW56124-170523-010001.jpg
Statistics for overall bomber command crew number, casualties and total number of Lancasters built. Breakdown of Don Briggs’s operations by type. Statistics for 156 PFF Squadron including numbers of sorties, casualties and aircraft lost. Concludes…

BCruickshankGCruickshankGv2.pdf
Mentions time as a balloon operator at Felixstowe and then training as an air gunner. First tour on 50 Squadron RAF Swinderby on Manchester, but had to wait for aircraft to arrive as squadron still flying Hampden when he arrived later transferred to…

[1]DAVID AND THE RAF2 (2).pdf
Account of Wing Commander David Donaldson's RAF career from his early interest in flying and joining the Royal Air Force volunteer reserve in 1934, call up in 1939 and operational tours on 149 Squadron, 57 Squadron, flight commander 156 Squadron…

PWoodC1601.jpg
Colin Wood grew up in Sheffield and worked as a plumber until he volunteered for the RAF. He trained in Canada and flew operations as a navigator with 106 Squadron from RAF Metheringham. On arrival at the station his pilot and three others made their…

PCrossleyD1501.jpg
Don Crossley was born in South Emsall in 1924. He tells of his time before the war working at Upton Colliery before joining the Royal Air Force. He volunteered and trained initially as a wireless operator / air gunner. He tells of his experience at…

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.…

PWhitworthJ1505.jpg
Target photograph of Berlin with no ground features visible. Some target indicator streaks run from the upper centre left to the centre right of the photograph. Captioned, '5B' and '4304 BRN 15/16.3.45 // NTB 25000 076 2120 Berlin D 4MC500DT C42Secs …

PWhitworthJ1507.jpg
Target photograph of Berlin with no ground features visible. Two sets of target indicator streaks run from the centre to the right of the photograph. Captioned '5B' and '4285 BRN 14/15.3.45 // NT 8 25000 066 213030 Berlin D 2MC500DT 2MC500LD CH2Secs…

PWhitworthJ1509.jpg
Target photograph of Berlin with no ground features visible. Some target indicator streaks run from the upper left of the photograph toward the centre, with more coming into the top left of the photograph toward the top centre. Captioned '5/B', and…

PWhitworthJ1509.jpg
Target photograph of Berlin with no ground features visible. Some target indicator streaks just below centre right of the photograph, with one small flare to the right of centre, which is arrowed. Captioned '5/B' and, '4141 BRN 4/5.3.45 //NT8"…

PWhitworthJ1511.jpg
Target photograph of Berlin with no ground features visible. Some target indicator streaks just below centre right of the photograph, with one small flare to the right of centre, which is arrowed. Captioned '5/B' and, '4141 BRN 4/5.3.45 //NT8"…

PWhitworthJ1513.jpg
Target photograph of Berlin with no ground features visible. Some target indicator streaks appear in the bottom right corner of the photograph. Captioned '5/B' and, '4450 BRN 27/28.3.45//NT8" 21500 262 2128.30 Berlin A 3MC500DT 1M500LD C 37½ secs…

PWhitworthJ1515.jpg
Target photograph of Berlin with no ground features visible. Some target indicator streaks are clustered toward the top left of the photograph, with others across the centre and lower half. One small flare is visible to the right of centre. Captioned…

LBriggsDW56124v1.pdf
Donald Briggs served as a flight engineer with 156 Squadron Pathfinders flying Lancasters from RAF Upwood between 27 May 1944 and 31 March 1945. The incomplete log book includes 62 daylight and night time operations to French, German, Dutch and…

MWoodC1451225-160325-05.jpg
A certificate awarding Flight Sergeant Colin Wood the Path Finder Force Badge.

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LJonesTJ184141v1.pdf
Navigator’s, air bomber’s and air gunner’s flying log book for Sergeant Tom Jones from 17 August 1943 to 27 August 1945. Detailing training schedule, instructional duties and operations flown. Served at RAF Mildenhall, RAF Warboys, RAF…

LDawsonSR142531v2.pdf
Pilots flying log book for Stephen Dawson, covering the period from 6 April 1942 to 30 August 1944. Detailing his instructor duties, flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Swanton Morley, RAF Cottesmore, RAF Swinderby, RAF…

LAnsellHT1893553v1.pdf
The log book covers the training and operational duties of Flight Engineer Sergeant Harry Thomas Ansell, from 14 April 1944 to 24 May 1945. He trained at RAF Torquay, RAF St Athan, RAF Stockport and was stationed at RAF Wigsley, RAF Syerston, RAF…

PAnsellHT1610.jpg
Vertical aerial target photograph of Politz oil refinery. It is annotated '3966.CON.13/14-1-45//NT.7" 18500 070 22:09 Politz H. 14CP3 29 secs F/O Inniss H 83'
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