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15th October 2011, 20:02
Hi All,

My neighbour and good friend Warrant Officer Denis Charles Elliott was stationed in Digri and flew Liberators, I have offered to post for him.

Does anyone have any details of his time spent there, he has his own flight log book and a good memory.

I'll keep it short for now..

Many thanks,


Matt Poole
15th October 2011, 22:44
Hi, David,

You are in luck! Recently Robert Quirk posted a batch of his selected transcriptions of the 159 Sqn Operations Record Book Form 540's and Form 541's on his website at: http://www.rquirk.com/159oper/records159.html .

Robert has also posted transcribed crew lists for 159 Sqn ops as found in the Battle Orders (pre-operational crew notifications) and Sortie Reports (post-op listings) of the 159 Sqn ORB. Take a look here: http://www.rquirk.com/159list/159list.html

These latter transcriptions each include a names index at the end, so Denis will be able to see his name, and his crew's individual names, many times.

Hmm...logbook...LOGBOOK! What would it take to bribe you into copying (via scan, digital images, or old fashioned photocopier) 100% of his Liberator flights? Robert hosts my pdf compilation of RAF Liberator serial numbers taken solely from flight logbooks (49 books, so far), and I'd love to add Denis' details to the document. This pdf can be accessed from: http://www.rquirk.com/seac.html . I do recognize that a pilot's entry for each flight takes up two logbook pages -- double that of a non-pilot. That would be a lot of copying, I realize.

Write to me at feb2944 AT aol.com (making the obvious address changes) if you are interested. My enticement -- certain ORB records scanned onto a CD, among other goodies in my collection -- would be exciting to Denis, I can absolutely guarantee. 159 Sqn is very special to me; my mom's first husband (not my father), Sgt George Plank, was a wireless op/air gunner killed on his 9th op with the squadron on 29 Feb '44.



16th October 2011, 21:20
Hi Matt,

Many thanks for your reply, I have just been searching through the pages you directed me to, makes great reading and one feel so humble.
I will pop up to see Denis tomorrow, I'm sure he will be very please too and I will ask about scanning his Logbook.

Best regards,


30th October 2015, 00:41
Hi all, for those of you that are still looking for more information.
My grandfather had recordings made with the Imperial War Museum.
Here is the link: http://www.duxfor.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/80024755