Post by Dave Homewood on Mar 5, 2019 20:07:15 GMT 12
I just want to bump this to say I am still always on the lookout for copies of WWII RNZAF logbooks please, especially anyone who flew P-40's, Corsairs, Hudsons or Venturas, but any RNZAF aircrew logbooks are very welcome.
Does anyone know where I could get a copy of Ian Richmonds logbook or images/information he had? I have asked some people on this site and would prefer original logbook even if I have to buy it otherwise would be happy with copies...I am his great grandson Phil Richmond..if anyone could help please email firstname.lastname@example.org
From Colin Hanson’s By Such Deeds – Honours and awards in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, 1923 – 1999 :
RICHMOND, Squadron Leader Ian Gordon, DFC, mid. NZ2469; Born Nelson, 23 Sep 1915; NZ Army/TF (Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast Regt) 28 Jul 1933 to 1 Jun 1936; RAF 10 May 1937 to 30 Jun 1945, 39898; RNZAF 1 Jul 1945 to 19 Feb 1946; PoW 30 Jun 1942 to c.May 1945; Pilot. Citation Distinguished Flying Cross (24 Jul 1941): [218 Sqn RAF (Battle/Blenheim/Wellington)] This officer has served with his squadron since 1938 and for the past year has commanded a flight with conspicuous keenness and leadership. On the night of the 7th May, 1941, he dived through heavy and accurate flak to obtain a direct hit on the GNEISENAU at Brest. He has, at all times, provided an example of efficiency, courage and devotion to duty. Citation Mention in Despatches (11 Jun 1942): For distinguished service. Served as OC 1501 BAT Flight RAF (Oxford) mid-1941-May 1942. Joined 15 Sqn RAF (Stirling) on 30 May, but shot down during a raid on Bremen on 29/30 Jun 1942 and became a PoW. Died Nelson, 8 Jun 1982.
The Air Force Museum of New Zealand hold a collection of his papers.