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  • Tags: RAF Kelstern

LDenverI422844v1.pdf
Extracts from log book from July 1944 on No 1 LFS and 625 Squadron on operations flying Lancasters and Oxfords on beam approach training, and then onto 156 Squadron in September 1944 until May 1945. There is also a summary of operations flown on 156…

Introduces Michael G Hanson an RAF reservist and tells of time sailing before stating training. Covers elementary and advanced training before joining 233 Squadron at RAF Leuchars on Hudson. Relates life on the station, in local area and on maritime…

LAllnutFJ436745v1.pdf
F J Allnutt’s RAAF Observer’s Air Gunner’s and W/T Operator’s Flying Log Book, from 22nd October 1943 to 27th November 1944, recording his training and operations as an Air Gunner. Aircraft in which flown: Battle, Oxford, Wellington X,…

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From RAF Kelstern Christmas 1944.

BAllnuttFJAllnuttFJv1.pdf
This is part of John Allnutt's life story, from when he was a teenager on the family farm in Australia just before the war, joining the Royal Australian Air Force, his aircrew training in Australia. It continues with his journey across the Pacific,…

PAllnuttFJ1603.jpg
From information provided by the donor. Photograph shows ten air and ground crew posed in front of their aircraft squadron letter W. Jack Brady was killed three operations later.

PAllnuttFJ1613.jpg
Frank Allnutt standing outside a Nissen hut.

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PAllnuttFJ1622.jpg
Wireless operator Jack smith Aircrew at his aircraft position writing his log during a daylight operation to Essen, 25 October 1944, the crew's 23 operation.

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PAllnuttFJ1623.jpg
Frank Allnutt and crew around a bomb inscribed 'Whacko Bluey!' beneath the nose of their Lancaster 'Wee Wally Wallaby with 31 operations recorded on it. From left to right: 'Billy Edwards flight engineer, Ralph Williams, nav, bomb aimer who replaced…

PAllnuttFJ1627.jpg
Pilot leaning out of the cockpit window of their Lancaster, there is a cartoon wallaby painted below the window and 22 operations recorded. The aircraft was called 'Wee Wally Wallaby' as it's squadron letter was W. The pilot is their captain John…

PAllnuttFJ1628.jpg
Navigator F R Williams in flying gear, seated at a his station writing in his log on the way to Essen October 1944.

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LEvansDC2207080v1.pdf
Wireless Operator/Air Gunners flying log book covering the period from 8 October 1943 to April 1953.
Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Yatesbury (2 Radio School), RAF Evanton (8 AGS), RAF Wigtown…

LSimpsonF2203970v1.pdf
Flying log book for navigators, air bombers, air gunners, flight engineers for F Simpson, air gunner, covering the period from 5 July 1944 to 20 May 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Stormy Down, RAF…

AGreenWG150911.mp3
William Green was born in Kings Lynn in Norfolk and joined the Royal Air Force at the outbreak of war, when he was 17 and a half, becoming a rear gunner on Lancasters and eventually rising to the rank of squadron leader. He tells about going to help…

ABaileyCE180424.mp3
Cyril Bailey was working in a garage before he volunteered for the RAF. He considered that he would like to be a mechanic but was told there were no vacancies and he was encouraged to become a flight engineer. He joined 625 Squadron at RAF Kelstern…

LAtkinsAH418514v1.pdf
Pilots flying log book for Arthur Atkins, covering the period from 12 November 1942 to 12 July 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAAF Benalla, RAAF Somers, RAAF Malalla, RAAF Ascot Vale,…

LHayleyCA1463437v1.pdf
Pilots flying log book for Jack Hayley, covering the period from 9 June 1942 to 30 June 1950. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and post war flying. He was stationed at, RAF Newquay, RAF Clyffe Pypard, RAF Heaton Park, RCAF Moncton,…
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