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SEAC Aircraft Losses Database

If you look at the top right portion of the “Research Section” above on the home page, you will notice that the SEAC Aircraft Losses link is active. This new section on the website – covers the Harvard and Hurricane…

Air Route Information – India : 229 Gp Transport Command

What you see here are three booklets of the “Air Route Information – India” booklets issued sometime in 1945 in the far east. These booklets are a collection of loose sheets tied together with filing thread – the sheets composing…

Logbook Pages of Flt Lt Raphael Goldstein , No.28 Squadron

Logbook pages  of Flight Lieutenant Raphael L Goldestein, who served with No.28 Squadron on the Burma Front during 1945-46 are available in the Gallery .  Raphael Laurent Goldstein (162102) RAFVR’s career with the RAF is provided in detail at the Burma Star…

RAF War Dead in Asia during WW2

A related post elsewhere got me searching on the casualty figures that the RAF incurred in South East Asia  cover India, Burma and the Pacific. The main source that I could fall back on was the CWGC Database . Using…

Putting a face to a name – 12 Squadron RAF

On 31st August 1941, Wellington W5577 of No.12 Squadron RAF failed to return from a raid on Bologne. Two of the crew members are known to be in the montage above, but trying to identify them exactly is turning out to be difficult.

A Vengeance crash at Begumpet, Hyderabad, India, 72 years ago.

Almost exactly to the day, 72 years ago,  two Australians lost their lives taking off from Begumpet Airfield in Hyderabad, India.   The accident happened when Vengeance AN944, an aircraft newly built and inducted into service by No.82 Squadron RAF,…

Carmichael, Humphrey Rawstone (Pilot Officer) – Burma Escapee

Hidden among the archives in the ORBs of No.28 Squadron is this “Circumstantial report” on the loss of Hurricane II.B BX131 of No.28 Squadron RAF on 26th April 1943, operating in the Mayu Peninsula in Burma.  The aircraft was ditched…

Gallery: AIR 10/1564 Aircraft Accidents Summary, July to December 1933

The aircraft accidents summary was initially procured to aid in my Westland Wapiti Book Project. Sharing this with other RAF researchers out there. The report didnt have the details of the fatal Wapiti accident that I was researching, and appears…

A Mark IIc Gyro Gunsight Training Aid

Gyro Gunsight Training Aid

 

A Gyro Gunsight Training Aid with a Operational Training Unit to help teach fighter pilots the use of the twist grip – linked to the GGS.