An interesting 604 (F) Squadron Flt/Sgts log book group

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Lot 217
An interesting 604 (F) Squadron Flt/Sgts log book group

Sold for £ 705 (US$ 876) inc. premium

Arms & Militaria

2 Aug 2005, 12:00 BST

Oxford

An interesting 604 (F) Squadron Flt/Sgts log book group
To Gordon Sinclair "Tommy" Thomas, comprising two Observer's and Air Gunner's Flying Log Books for the period 1937 through to 1953, a Fighter Controller's Log Book (1950s) and various ephemera including an AG cloth wing, a portion of uniform with medal ribbons including 39-45 star with rosette, Air Crew Europe star etc etc. One entry in the log books is for a night sortie on 18/6/40 during which "Tommy" shot down an HE115 sea-plane.

Footnotes

  • The situation regarding the Blenheim, flying out of Manston, and the HE115 is of particular note as the incident is reputed to have been the first occasion that a night fighter confirmed a "Kill" while operating from a home base. Accounts of the attack are relayed in Night Fighter by Rawnsley & Wright and True Adventure Stories of the Air by Grey, both included with this lot.
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