Category: SEAC

SEAC Losses – Westland Lysander

In the latest update to the SEAC Aircraft Losses Database, the records of Westland Lysanders in the Indian theatre have been added. A total of 62 incidents are recorded between 1941 to 1943  Lysander II 62 The first Lysanders arrived…

SEAC DB Losses Update – Bristol Blenheims

The SEAC Losses Database has been updated with Bristol Blenheim losses. The update covers Blenheim losses of aircraft whose flights originated in India, Ceylon and Burma. The total entries are around 240.. and assuming some are damaged, recovered later and…

John Medland – Service in RAF Kohat

Mike Medland contributed over 40 photographs from his father’s collection. His father was then Corporal John McLaren Medland (No. 771763)  (1922-2012) who served with the RAF from 1940 till 1946.  As Mike recalls about his father: John’s maternal grandparents were…

How many aircraft did the RAF lose in SEAC Theatre?

A few years ago, (actually couple of decades ago) I asked myself – I wonder how many aircraft were lost by the RAF and Commonwealth Air Forces in the SEAC Theatre (- The Indian Subcontinent – covering present day India, Burma, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Ceylon).  There were no published figures, nor reference material available. The data exists, but is scattered among countless books and sources – not consolidated in one single location.

P-47 Thunderbolt with the RAF

Courtesy: Joe Baugher The Royal Air Force was supplied with a total of 830 P-47Ds. In RAF service, the “razorback” P-47D was known as the Thunderbolt I and the “bubble canopy” P-47D was known as Thunderbolt II. Thunderbolt Is were…