(George) Dennis Loomes, India 1944
George Dennis Loomes, known by his middle name, Dennis, joined the RAF on 10/4/1943. I am not sure where Dennis did his basic training, but he qualified as a Wireless Operator and Air Gunner.
Referring to Dennis’ NAVIGATOR’S, AIR BOMBER’S AND AIR GUNNER’S FLYING LOG BOOK, it tells us that his 1st entry was on the 8/11/1943 and he was at No. 2 Radio School RAF Yatesbury in Wiltshire, he was signed off from there on the 13th May 1944. Click here to see two of the aircraft that Dennis would of acquired his air experience/training on.
Next Dennis went on to do his Gunnery training at No. 8 Air Gunnery School at RAF Evanton in Ross and Cromarty, Scotland. The period of this course ran from 14/5/1944 to 20/6/1944.
Referring to Dennis’
SERVICE AND RELEASE BOOK he started his overseas service on the 16/7/1944 in
India. His wife
Dennis’ 1st entry in India, in his NAVIGATOR’S, AIR
BOMBER’S AND AIR GUNNER’S FLYING LOG BOOK is on
On the next page dated 4/10/1944 Dennis is now with the No. 9 Ferry Unit again based at
Allahabad, he is with them until 29/04/1945.
He is a wireless operator and is part of an air crew that is delivering various
aircraft and perhaps personal to
In his Ferry crew identity book Dennis is with the 229 GROUP INDIA and his rank is Sergeant.
In his Log book dated 22/08/1945 Dennis is now with Ferry Flight No.36 Staging Post. I believe he was based at RAF Bamrauli which was near Allahabad. Dennis’ last entry in his log book is dated 27/08/1946.
Dennis served in India from 16/7/44 until 22/11/46
Dennis’ release date from the RAF / last day of service was 27/3/47 he had served in the RAF for 3 years and 11 months.
In all, going by his LOG BOOK, Dennis flew in 19 different types of aircraft to and from 72 different locations in India, Burma, Thailand, Ceylon, Bahrain and United Arab Emirates.Dennis was awarded 4 medals: 39-45 Star, Burma Star, Defence Medal and War Medal.
Dennis' Ferry Crew Identity Book which he carried around with him whilst in India. Click Here to view inside.
Dennis' Service And Release Book which give details of his service record in the RAF.
Click here to see selected pages taken from inside this book.
Dennis' Navigator's, Air Bomber's And Air Gunner's Flying Log Book.
In this log book Dennis recorded all his flying times- from his time training until the end of his time in India.
Click Here to see selected pages taken from inside this book.
Click here to see a list of the 72 RAF Airfields and Airports that Dennis flew to and from whilst serving in India.
Click here to see a map of India that shows the location of some of the RAF Airfields and Airports that Dennis flew to.
Below is a list taken from Dennis' log book and photo's of aircraft Dennis flew in when in India.
Dennis collected quite abit of memorabilia when serving in the RAF, below is just a few of them, click on the links to view.