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    Default Log books of deceased airmen - post war period

    Gents
    As you know, log books belonging to airmen killed during the war were destroyed after the war. But what had happened to the log books of airmen deceased after the war? Some were passed to the next of kin, but some were not. Should they be attached to the loss file, personal file or not collected deposit?
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    Default Re: Log books of deceased airmen - post war period

    "log books belonging to airmen killed during the war were destroyed after the war"

    I hope you'll excuse me, Franek, but that's really not right.
    Details of actual practice on Flying Log Books of deceased or surviving aircrew, return vs retention & much later destruction, all recounted at some length here:
    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...379#post165379

    As for post-war practice, unless some member can answer with direct knowledge, suggest ask either
    RAF Museum Research (formerly DORIS), email askcollections@rafmuseum.org
    or
    RAF Air Historical Branch email: ahb.raf@btconnect.com
    Last edited by Don Clark; 20th January 2023 at 05:14.
    Toujours propos

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    Default Re: Log books of deceased airmen - post war period

    Sure I meant not claimed log books.
    I am after log books of some airmen, who as far as I know had no next of kin. I will try to contact them.
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