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WW2 RAF Pathfinder log book grouping.
Logbook and ephemera to Sgt.J.R.Powell an aircrew signaller with 7 Squadron accompanied by research.Powell previously served with the RAF in a ground role including service in Africa before remustering as aircrew. Logbook records air gunner training from September 1943, navigation with No.8 (O)A.F.U. and then wireless training with 28 OTU. Joined No.7 Squadron at Oakington flying Lancaster IIIs flying his first operation, a daylight mission to Nordstern on 13/9/44. Powell went onto fly 25 night and 13 day operations completing his operational flying with food drops over Holland in Operation Manna, POW repatriation and cooks tours.
Logbook is accompanied by a colour tinted photograph showing Powell wearing his pathfinder badge which is endorsed by the original award certificate signed by AVM Bennett. Also Powell's Signaller's brevet and his modified cap badge used as a Pathfinder's badge. Also comes with a small amount of research mainly concerning 7 Sqn's activities. Would reward further personal research concerning Powell. All items in clean condition,