A superb & historically important
FLIGHT ENGINEER'S FLYING LOG BOOK and Medals.
1939-45 Star, France & Germany Star, Defence Medal and War Medal.
Sergeant S. C. WEBB. R.A.F.
While flying with 467 Squadron
ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE
(20th October 1944 - 17th April 1945)
This Flight Engineer flew a full 30 sortie tour with 467 Squadron R.A.A.F. (Lancasters) between 20th October 1944 and 17th April 1945.
His highly detailed and magnificently written up log book records his initial training flights from early 1944 and his later fully qualified participation in many of the most famous raids of WW2 in which 467 Sqd (5 Group) were heavily involved.
Sgt WEBB's USUAL LANCASTER "U" UNIFORM WAS PILOTED BY F/O IVAN LILLICRAP, DFC, RAAF AND IS HERE SHOWN ABOUT TO LEAVE ON A RAID. NOTE THE USUAL GROUP OF 'SENDERS OFF" WHO ALWAYS GATHERED TO WAVE OFF THE BRAVE AIRMEN
Every raid against many of the most heavily defended targets in Germany is carefully recorded with great detail with notes of individual targets attacked and bombs dropped. Also included are weather and cloud observations and comments on the flak and searchlight defences.
Sgt WEBB took part in two unsuccssful raids on the URFT DAM (cloud) and was also present in the 1st wave of the now infamous 1000 bomber "Fire Storm" raid on the City of DRESDEN on 13/14th April 1944 in which over 50,000 people were killed.
Sgt Webb also flew in the FAMOUS "S" for SUGAR Lancaster when it served with
467 Squadron. The aircraft is now on display at the RAF Museum, Hendon.
Seldom available and now very rare indeed.