Stratford, Albert Alfred John (Flight Sergeant, b.1920 - d.2008)

Accession Number PR04645
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement Extent: 2.5 cm; Wallet/s: 1
Object type Documents
Maker Stratford, Albert Alfred John
Place made United Kingdom
Date made 1940-1945
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 207755 Flight Sergeant Albert Alfred John Stratford, 10 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force, United Kingdom, 1940-1945.

Wallet 1 of 1 – Consists of one log book of Flight Sergeant Albert Alfred John Stratford, containing entries dated between 18 May 1940 and 12 February 1942. It covers the period of Flight Sergeant Stratford’s service as an air gunner with 10 Squadron, based in the United Kingdom and the Mediterranean. The log book entries record information such as dates and times of flights, aircraft types and numbers, names of pilots, and purposes of flights. Some of the recorded purposes of flights include convoy escorts, anti-shipping patrols, security patrols, transport, reconnaissance, training, search and rescue, and aircraft tests. This log book also includes two newspaper clippings and a copy of Flight Sergeant Stratford’s Statement of Service and Discharge.

History / Summary

Flight Sergeant Albert Alfred John Stratford enlisted to the Royal Australian Air Force on 11 September 1939. Between December 1939 and July 1942, he served as an air gunner with 10 Squadron, based in the United Kingdom. With this unit, Flight Sergeant Stratford participated in patrols, transport flights, and reconnaissance over the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. Flight Sergeant Stratford later served as a fitter with 40 Squadron, based in New Guinea. He was discharged on 4 September 1945.