Auction house dominic winter is holding a themed sale to mark the 50th anniversary of the battle of britain, scheduled for may. We have specially made barathea and serge fabrics for the service dress uniforms as well as the ww2 raf battle dress uniform bdu. Collecting and researching ww2 pilots flying logbooks. Important and highly significant royal flying corps log book and photo grouping to reginald collis, who went on to become head of flying training in the rcaf in ww2. In an raf or faa pilot s personal service log book, the registration number of any aircraft flown, along with any other particulars, such as aircraft type, flight duration, purpose of flight, etc.
They have been getting harder and harder for me to find. On september 11, 1944, don pierini, a p51 mustang pilot stationed in debden, england, flew a mission over leipzig, germany. Ww2 raf fighter pilots casualty caterpillar club badge, log book, photograph archive. Station mentioned on log is baaf sub post waco, texas. Log books raf for sale in uk 29 used log books rafs. The only one that fits the bill is the longines 1935, loosely based on the czechoslovakian air force issued watches, they were used by czech and slovak pilots who enrolled in the raf. World war ii flight log book bullock texas state history. Can anyone give me an idea of the market value of a 25 plus sortie air gunners log book 50 squadron 1943 including the shuttle raids, peenemunde etc. This sometimes led to confusion in which the records of individual pilots and crews were mistaken for that of the aircraft and vice versa.
You will then be awarded your pilot wings and go to an ocu to train on the aircraft that you will be flying operationally e. Reason column codes on log book page recording postings e. Buy wwii royal air force militaria and get the best deals at the lowest prices on ebay. Also a pilots log book 40 squadron 15 plus sorties over north africa in 1942 pilot was killed in action on 10 november 1942. Fighter aces in world war ii had tremendously varying kill scores, affected as they were by many factors. I collect log books, and i keep a pretty close eye on the market.
The air transport auxiliary ata was a british civilian organisation set up during the second world war. Awards log books photo albums vintageflyinghelmets. Peter stevens pilots flying log book ibcc digital archive. Royal air force combat reports 19391945 the national. Bbc ww2 peoples war part 1 raf pilot training geoff. This is the flight log book belonged to my father who was a pilot of a whitley bomber during the second world war,recording the 12 sucessfull missions. Wwii royal air force militaria books for sale ebay. Ww2 raf pilots uniform and log book setall relating to. Very nice wwii raf spitfire pilot s log book of fl r.
All were purchased through reliable auction houses or militaria dealers. Ww2 royal air force e raf engineer half wing patch. These records are royal air force combat reports written during the second world war. Aircrew logbooks we have an extensive collection of aircrew logbooks, covering all aircrew trades, periods and theatres, although the majority are from the two world wars.
The aircrews of raf bomber command during world war ii operated a fleet of bomber aircraft carried strategic bombing operations from september 1939 to may 1945, on behalf of the allied powers. Pages in category royal air force pilots of world war ii the following 200 pages are in this category, out of approximately 2 total. The best books on pilots of the second world war five books. This lead to a rather large and one very wellhidden from mrs siko collection appearing in my office, including both raf and luftwaffe ww2 pilot s logbooks flugbuch in german and i thought id share it with you here, as there seems to be a lot of interest in military aviation history on the forum. The flights include basic flying training, aerobatics etc. A superb and historically important flight engineers flying log book and medals. Many items are unique, and unlikely to appear again. If you are streamed to rotary you will spend 18 months flying twinengine helicopters at raf shawbury, the juno and jupiter. The grandson of a bomber command pilot and the author of nine books on military aviation discusses his favourite books on pilots during the second world war a time when 800 allied airmen were lynched. Find great deals on ebay for raf log book and raf medals.
Apr 02, 2018 second world war spitfire pilot allan scott flew above london as part of celebrations for raf 100. Pilots log book to be endorsed in red ink gross carelessness or the like. New refers to a brandnew, unused, unopened, undamaged item, while used refers to an item that has been used previously. After world war ii, noncommissioned pilots began to be phased out and today all air. The book documents sir douglas bader s flights in 1945, when he was shot down and captured. Sims, pilot, 19 squadron fighter command 278 squadron air sea rescue. Buy wwii royal air force militaria books and get the best deals at the lowest prices on ebay. Ww2 raf pilots logbook king crown version exact copy. Ww1 rfc fighter pilot mcscotch 40 squadron 1917 mick.
Pilot log book for sale in uk 60 used pilot log books. Valuation of ww2 flying helmets welcome to ww2buyer. It is a tremendous personal account of one of the fiercest and most idealised air conflicts the battle of britain seen through the eyes of a pilot of the famous 609 squadron, which shot down over 100 planes in that epic contest. Prices are realistic and fair, and below my actual purchasing costs.
A very significant log book, being the only one of these early ledger types i have ever seen and i have no idea how long they were issued. A friend of mine in the usas dad was a spitfire pilot in ww2 and has sent me a couple of photos from his log book, i thought id show them on here for posterity hopefully hes going to send me some more, ill post them on here as soon as he does. The best books on pilots of the second world war recommended by steve darlow. Records of the royal air force how to find the few, eunice wilson. This wartime newsreel film looks at fighter pilots, their flying clothing and their aircraft, while following a number of spitfire aircraft as they are scrambled to intercept incoming german raids. Sfts dunnville canada north african desert tent nz air force pilot nz onward sweetheart brooch old family bible p 40 warhawk pilot logbook raf station brighton sequence of instruction. Vintage ww11 original german luftwaffe flying log book. Posts about wwii pilot log written by thinkingshift. British wwii royal air force militaria books for sale ebay. Named to flying officer later flight lieutenant harold carr.
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This is the flight log book belonged to my father who was a pilot of a whitley bomber during the second world war,recording the 12. Ww2 spitfire pilot s log book flies into uk auction. He flew 7 missions and crashed on the first and last, some pages from his log are attached. Cape colony, south africa, the number 10 royal air force flying ace of world war ii had 27 confirmed single kills enemy aircraft shot down. That way, the military knows you can at least handle the basics of flight. Pleated chest and lower bag pockets, all with buttoned flaps. Raf records at the pro, fowler, elliott, nesbit, goulter pro publications the bomber offensive, verrier batsford 1968 pilot, joe patient dfc leo cooper 1997 records of the royal air force how to find the few, eunice wilson journal of the raf historical society. In the third installment of our interview with rcaf pilot george stewart we hear about the final stages of his operational training meeting his navigator whod accompany him on his 50 missions.
Even today, one of the things that can help you to become a military pilot is to, well, be a pilot already. Armstrong and miller, mitchell and webb team up in this sketch for comic relief featuring four very peculiar second world war pilots. In the log, the pilot wrote that the bomber was severely damaged and the crew was badly injured. Tuck joined the royal air force raf in 1935 and first engaged in combat during the battle of france, over dunkirk, claiming his first victories. Log book endorsement by superior officer had special meanings, depending on the colour. The first pilots were assigned to raf reserve command and attached to raf flights to ferry. I grew up in the same house in which uncle bill was raised. Get the best deals on rcaf collectible when you shop the largest online selection at.
I promise it will get juicier as dad goes on bombing missions and leaves comments in his log book. These form a very useful resource for those researching the history of a particular unit, station or aircraft, or an operation or campaign. Lemanias and eternas were issued after wwii, i have a lemania as a matter of fact. Ww2 raf pilot s uniform and log book set all relating to warrant officer c o burton. New listing ww2 raf hurricane mk ii pilots notes flying manual royal air force merlin engine.
They are the official reports which pilots or air gunners filed after they had encountered enemy aircraft on operational flights. Prior to the attack on pearl harbor, the us was generally pacifi. A sergeant pilot was a noncommissioned officer who had undergone flight training and was a qualified pilot in the air forces of several commonwealth countries before, during and after world war ii. It was, in other words, a slightly better than average pilot s log book. The scanned pages and photos featured here are all from william campbell s pilot s flying log book. Top 10 raf fighter aces of wwii war history online. All the stories were woven on the armatures of various raf form 414s pilots flying log book of course. Extracts from a pilots logbook the national archives. 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. One of the collections i have been putting together over the years is devoted to wwii us naval aviator flight logbooks. These form a very useful resource for those researching the history of a particular unit, station or. After your training, you will be awarded your pilot.
It was, in other words, a slightly better than average pilots log book. The raid over a norwegian fjord on german shipping in. We are often asked whether we hold a specific persons log book. He took out two nazi fw190s on a german airfield, but he lost three fellow pilots. But for the moment, its still all about the sequence of instruction those flying skills and exercises fighter pilots had to learn. After leaving the raf he joined the royal army service corps as a privatedriver and served in korea and with the lot are his ab64 pay book and certificate of service detailing this. Jul 15, 2016 pilots flying log book raffleet air arm 211042 18101943. The only thing that is found is copies of radio communications and the written pilots log. Com ww2 pilots helmet l52 and 20 1907 pattern bayonets 21st panzer division 5% introductory commission 77 sqadron raf caterpiller log book group 77 squadron raf caterpiller log book group 8. Wwi pilots logbook and gun camera photos discovered in. In september 1940 he was promoted to squadron leader and commanded a hawker hurricane squadron.
The royal air force 1940 valuation of flying helmets. Raf pilots logbook and photographs from the disastrous black friday attack on enemy ships during wwii is on sale for. Displayed below are several examples of opened and unopened parachutes used by fighter pilots and bomber crews. Apr 24, 2019 british pilot s log book found decades after ww2 taplow plane crash. So my dads wwii pilot log book is a bit dry in the early stages. A scar e grouping of items attributed to flying officer stanley thomas worbey who was killed in action 8 days before the end of ww2 whilst flying a hawker tempest of 3 squadron.
A logbook and gun camera photos that belonged to a world war i pilot have been found in a u. To spitfire hurricane pilot, flying officer david leslie randall of raf 253 squadron. Though this parachute came with an authentic wwii era log book, there was some information inside that didnt match this parachute. The log begins march 1942 but there are only about 4 pages used with just a few entries each year through to 1945. Endorsement in red ink was a way of punishing a pilot for an offence done while flying. The medals were awarded to flight sergeant archibald steele who flew operational sorties as a 2nd pilot in avro lancasters of no. Superb wwii photo album from a raf ground crewman serving with 123. He was part of the 4th combat cargo group, supplying the british army, raf and ch. Ww2 spitfire pilot returns to the skies on raf 100 forces.
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