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LStevensP[Ser#-DoB]v1.pdf
Pilots flying log book for Peter Stevens, covering the period from 6 June 1940 to 7 September 1941 when he was taken prisoner of war and then from 26 July 1945 to 22 January 1947 and from 28 September 1952 to 19 September 1953. Detailing his flying…

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Thanks Mr Mathews for his letter and says how proud he was of Mr Mathews son John and the rest of the crew for their work in getting their aircraft safely home. He is looking forward to flying with him again when he returns from sick leave. He was…

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Permission slip for absent from quarters at RAF North Luffenham 24/25 March 1943. Station stamp with date 24 March 1943.

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Telegram ordering Frank Hobbs to report to RAF North Luffenham by 1200 hrs on 26 January 1943.

LHobbsFJ1262633v1.pdf
Observers and air gunners flying log book for Frank Hobbs, wireless operator, covering the period from 15 March 1941 to 16 March 1943 when he was killed in action. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Pembrey,…

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Writes that he is sorry she has caught mumps and then catches up on family news. Writes of activities on his last leave and encourages her to be good and to do dance lessons.

LBrittainJT2227748v1.pdf
Flying log book for J T Brittain, air gunner, covering the period from 20 may 1944 to 14 July 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Morpeth, RAF Silverstone, RAF Turweston, RAF Chedburgh, RAF North…

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On the front over RAF Crest. Sergeants Mess Xmas 1944 and best wishes from the commanding officer. On the back cover six signatures. Inside the menu.

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Writes of flying in bad weather and very low temperatures. Says he has not had time to visit relative in Peterborough. Writes of absolute confidence in skipper and crew. Mentions no dates for squadron and no sign of leave until they get to new…

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Opens apologising for writing in pencil and mentions he has made a model Lancaster and that he does not know when he will get leave. Goes on to say that his skipper is in contact with a pal who is trying to wangle them onto his squadron which will…

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Charles Clarke joined the RAF aged 17 and began training as a pilot but he became ill with mumps and later trained as a bomb aimer. His aircraft was shot down on an operation to Schweinfurt and he became a prisoner of war. He took part in the Long…

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Charles volunteered for the RAF when he was 17 and trained as a bomb aimer at RAF North Luffenham. After qualifying, he was posted to 619 Squadron at RAF Woodhall Spa. He was shot down on his 18th operation and he became a prisoner of war. He talks…

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William Coulton was born in Derbyshire and worked as an errand boy for the Co-Op until he joined the Royal Air Force in 1943, aged 18. He trained as a flight mechanic and was posted to 115 Squadron at RAF Witchford where he worked on Lancasters. He…

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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…

RAF North Luffenham was in Lincolnshire, five miles south west from Stamford. It was built as a training airfield, opening in December 1940. In January 1941 it accommodated the Number 17 Elementary Flying Training School which used Tiger Moths. It…

144 Squadron was first formed in 1918 and reformed in 1937.
At the start of the war 144 Squadron was stationed at RAF Hemswell in 5 Group and equipped with Hampdens. The squadron transferred to Coastal Command in April 1942 and continued its …

LFreethR1319543v10001.pdf
South African Air Force observers or air gunners log book for Warrant Officer Reg Freeth, bomb aimer, covering the period from 7 February 1942 to 8 October 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations and Instructor duties. He was stationed at…

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John Leslie Munro was born in the area of Gisborne, New Zealand. He only completed two years of secondary education because of the economic slump and in 1936 began work on a sheep ranch and then a mixed farm. On the outbreak of the Second World War,…
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