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SHoganPJ436464v30004.pdf
Pat Hogan's account of being shot down and baling out when his aircraft was attacked by an intruder while back in United Kingdom. Aircraft was diverted due to intruder and was nearly out of fuel. After order to bale out Hogan had to go back to get…

PFOMetheringhamAF19040041.jpg
An airman wearing tunic and side cap standing on wing by cockpit of a crashed Battle resting in a field with no undercarriage and bent propeller. Submitted with description 'P/O Peter Ward-Hunt standing on starboard wing of crashed Battle'.

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Top - head and shoulders portrait of an RAF officer sitting looking back from the pilot's seat of an aircraft. Submitted with description 'S/Ldr Ron Churcher in the pilot's seat of an aircraft. Date and place unknown'.
Bottom - distant view from…

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Reports that Wellington crew of 9 Squadron took of on operation from RAF Honington and force landed in Vichy France. Apart from one who eventually made his way to freedom, the other crew returned safely and resumed operational flying. Two years later…

LMitchellJEF550261v2.pdf
John Mitchell’s wireless operator’s flying log book covering the period from 12 October 1941 to 9 August 1948. Detailing his flying training and operations flown as wireless operator. He was stationed at RAF Kinloss (19 OTU), RAF Forres (19 OTU),…

LMitchellJEF550261v1.pdf
L Mitchell’s air gunner’s flying log book covering the period from 1 July 1936 to 17 September 1941. Detailing his flying training and operations flown as air gunner. He was stationed at Upper Heyford, Driffield, Boscombe Down and Linton-on-Ouse…

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John Mitchell describes events during his first operation to drop leaflets on the Rhur. After engine failure they force crash landed in a field in France. They were gathered by French Gendarmes and flown back to England three days later. In addition…

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Flight Sergeant wireless operator on 58 Squadron at RAF Linton-on-Ouze flying Whitley III. First operation to Ruhr to drop leaflets and crash landed in France on the way back. Other operations were convoy patrol and bombing in France, Netherlands,…

BMealingMillsSChandlerCHv1.pdf
Letter encloses a transcript of telephone interview and ask Mr Chandler to check for accuracy and asks specific questions about window, operation briefings, bird strike, being coned on Karlsruhe operation, overcoming fear and did he feel operations…

LFranklinRH178702v1.pdf
Wireless operators flying log book for Richard Franklin covering the period from 17th February 1943 to 19th July 1946. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Madely (4 Radio School), RAF Wigton…

PSeaggerA16010106.jpg
Front view of a damaged B-24. Its nosewheel has collapsed and a crane has been positioned to raise the nose.

PSeaggerA16010099.jpg
A Wellington with a collapsed undercarriage. Ground personnel are working on it and a tracked device is visible under the starboard undercarriage.

PSeaggerA16010070.jpg
The aircraft appears to have crash landed and is being dismantled or lifted for repair. Two small crane trucks are assisting with a third standing by.

PStachiewiczM17010032.jpg
Four photographs of Mieczysław Stachiewicz forced landing of Wellington, Z1273.

PWatsonC17010041.jpg
A Lancaster with one wheel on a low embankment. The port outer propeller has been damaged. It is captioned 'A 297G Lancaster III Emergency Landing Wick 22.12.44'.

MFraserC[Ser#-DoB]-151113-02.jpg
Recounts that piece of parachute silk is a memento of Colin Fraser's Lancaster being shot down during an attack on Gestapo barracks at Berchtesgaden on 25 April 1945. Describes crew bale out and skilful crash landing by pilot Flying Officer Harry…

LKirbyH1637087v1.pdf
Flight engineers log book (Copy) for H Kirby covering the period from 26 April 1944 to 24 May 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Winthorpe, RAF Syerston, RAF Waddington and RAF Coningsby. Aircraft flown…

LDobleRG3030256v1.pdf
Flying log book for navigators air bomber air gunners flight engineers for R G Doble, air gunner, covering the period from 10 September 1945 to 1 July 1947. Detailing his flying training, instructor duties and post war squadron duties with 97…

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Four aircrew on top of a 50 Squadron Lancaster wing. There are holes in the top of wing.
Captioned between pages 39-40 of 1956 Memoir '[Underlined] Bradwell [\Underlined] After Hamburg 1942, showing self, P/O Power, Sgt Wilson, Sgt Conner. Both…

PCruickshankG1503.jpg
Four aircrew sitting on wing. Captioned between pages 38-39 of 1956 Memoir 'Sgt Alan Conner, F/O Power,Self, Sgt Wilson, Taken after crash landing. “Bradwell Bay”. After Hamburg raid 9th November 1942, Wireless operator Sgt Lew Austin R.A.A.F.…

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Starting with conscription in 1942 as a flight mechanic at RAF Skegness. Working up to a flight engineer but failing as he started working at RAF Halton training as a flight mechanic, then attending a fitter course. Volunteered for the flight…

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A crashed Lancaster in field with belly landing, damaged to propeller and nose with two servicemen one seated with head showing from cockpit and the other standing with upper body showing out of canopy window.
On the reverse 'LANCASTER PO-L…

ATrotmanPJ180604.mp3
Applying for RAF Bomber Command in May 1940, Percival Trotman was called up in September 1940, training as a pilot at RAF Towyn in Aberystwyth. Being present at Coventry when the town was bombed, he recalls deciding that the Germans deserved to have…
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