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LThompsonAJB121138v1.pdf
Pilot Officer A.J.B. Thompson’s SAAF Observers or Air Gunners Log Book from 17th January 1942 to 4th February 1943, detailing his training and duties as a Bomb Aimer. He was stationed at: SAAF Queenstown (No. 47 Air School), SAAF Port Alfred (No.…

BHumesELHumesELv1.pdf
Recalls joining the RAF as a flight mechanic in 1939 and then employed as a barrage balloon operator. Describes his subsequent selection for aircrew and training in London, St Andrews, Manchester and in advanced navigation at Dumfries. Next covers…

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Signatures of fellow course mates with Eric on his flight engineers course.
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BHookingsEWHookingsEWv1.pdf
From birth in 1920 until operational pilot in 1944. Covers early life in Battersea and Morden in London, family life, school and first jobs after leaving school at 14 years old. Describes family experiences at beginning of the war volunteering for…

MHarrisonJC1590954-180706-02.pdf
Hard back notebook with hand written and drawn notes and diagrams compiled when he was at No 2 A.G.S. at R.A.F. Dalcross in 1943. Twenty nine pages containing the theory behind gunnery, ammunition and the turret.

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Posed in three ranks building wall in background. Instructor standing to the side. Reverse is captioned 'No 2 A.G.S. Dalcross 1943' Course members are named, John is L.H. end of back row.
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SJoynerJH1812689v1.pdf
A log book used as a scrap book. The photographs and documents cover his aircrew training from November 1943. It has sergeant's mess subscription cards, photographs, correspondence and cuttings.
Many of the entries are post war and a number refer…

BJoynerJHJoynerJHv1.pdf
Records his time in the Air Training Corps before joining the RAF, his training as an air gunner and his first operation.
Post war his squadron took part in the repatriation of Army personnel from Italy and his unit was in India at around the time…

LMcCredieJ418236v1.pdf
Air Forces in India pilots flying log book for J D McCredie, covering the period from 12 August 1942 to 24 December 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and post war flying. He was stationed at RAAF Temora, RAAF Point Cook, RAF South…

LFosterIWE1851250v1.pdf
Flying log book for air gunner for I W E Foster, covering the period from 27 April 1944 to 3 August 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and post war flying with 622 squadron. He was stationed at RAF Bishops Court, RAF Husbands…

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…

LCotterJDP168678v1.pdf
Royal Canadian Air Force pilots flying log book for J D Cotter, covering the period from 11 January 1942 to 22 April 1944. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RCAF Caron, RCAF North Battleford, RAF Swanton Morley,…

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A large group of airmen wearing RAAF uniform with pilot's brevet and side caps. Sign in front reads '33 Course' Card alongside 'Trainee pilot passing out, Per Ardua ad Astra, Launceston, Tasmania, 6/3/43'. Submitted with caption…

PFOMetheringhamAF19040017.jpg
Top rear quarter view of a parked Lancaster with buildings in the background. Submitted with description 'Unidentified 1668 HCU Lancaster J9-L at RAF Metheringham May or June 1944. This aircraft may be either PB437 or PB487, both of which were known…

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Forty-five airmen wearing tunics and side caps sitting and standing in four rows. In the background left a three story building with bay windows and columns. Submitted with description 'Group photo of RAF personnel in the grounds of Initial Training…

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MSaintTJ1452007-180212-01.pdf
Diary from joining the RAF in may 1941, through training as groundcrew and then volunteered for aircrew and eventually trained as air gunner and posting to 514 Squadron. Describes operations while on the squadron and notes details and losses.…

LSaintTJ1452007v1.pdf
Flying log book for T J saint, air gunner, covering the period from 22 August 1943 to 10 May 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Morpeth, RAF Wing, RAF Little Horwood, RAF Newmarket, RAF Stradishall, RAF…

MMackieGA855966-180130-03.jpg
List 12 crews including F/Sgt Mackie for operations on 28 July 1942. Bomb load 15 x 500lb, briefing at 20.00 hours. Annotates by crosses and ticks: failed to return, returned early and failed to take off.

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List of operations from July 1941 until September 1943 for 15 Squadron, 1651 HCU at RAF Waterbeach and 214 Squadron at various airfields. Note at bottom; losses 19 Stirlings 4 Fortresses.

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Accounts of flying formation on 2 February 1941, cross country in a Wellington 3 March 1941, night flying om 4 March, cross country and night flying 5 March.

SFarrAA1434564v10001.pdf
Flying log book for A A Farr, air gunner, covering the period from 29 December 1943 to 6 October 1944. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RCAF Mount Joli, RAF Church Broughton, RAF Binbrook, RAF…

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Reg Harrison grew up on a farm in Saskatchewan and enjoyed watching aircraft when they flew over. He had his first flight as a youngster when he was lent five dollars by a shopkeeper. He volunteered for aircrew as soon as he was of age and began his…

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List of twenty-four pilot training sorties.
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