Sinclair, Ian Menzies (Flight Lieutenant, b.1913 - d.1959)

Accession Number PR04201
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement Extent: 1.5 cm; Wallet/s: 1
Object type Log book
Maker Sinclair, Ian Menzies
Place made Australia, United Kingdom
Date made 1940-1944
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition

Collection relating to the Second World War service of 402066 Flight Lieutenant Ian Menzies Sinclair, 149 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force, Australia and the United Kingdom, 1940-1944.

Wallet 1 of 1 – Consists of one flying log book of Flight Lieutenant Sinclair, containing entries dated between 30 April 1940 and 9 October 1944. This log book covers the period of his general flying training in Australia, operational training in the United Kingdom, service as a pilot with 149 Squadron, based in the United Kingdom, and service as a flying instructor in the United Kingdom. The entries record details such as dates and times of flights, aircraft types and numbers, other crewmembers, and purposes of flights. Purposes of flights include training, cross country flights, bombing operations targeting Germany, and flying instruction.

History / Summary

Flight Lieutenant Ian Menzies Sinclair enlisted to the Royal Australian Air Force on 29 April 1940. He underwent general flying training in Australia, and travelled to England in February 1941 to complete his operational training. Flight Lieutenant Sinclair went on to fly Wellington bombers with 149 Squadron, based in Mildenhall, England. With 149 Squadron, he participated in bombing operations over Germany. After completing twenty operations, Flight Lieutenant Sinclair became a flying instructor. He was discharged on 22 March 1945.