Category: SEAC

Wing Commander Arthur Gill (1916 – 2016)

1 MAY 2016 • 6:20PM  Wing Commander Arthur Gill, who has died aged 100, was one of the few survivors from his squadron after the Japanese overran the Dutch East Indies; he went on to become the RAF’s leading dive-bomber…

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…

Hawker “Dodo” – The flightless Hurricane

Original Source is one of the Aviation Mags – we will update it when we lock it down.  Blue Text is our research TO SUPPORT the large number of RAF and Indian Air Force squadrons flying the Hawker Hurricane in…

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…

Flt Sgt Ray Whitehouse’s (261 Squadron) Logbook

A visitor to our site, Sue Hendrie ,  recognised her father in the photo album of Cpl Kennedy . Her father Flt Sgt Ray Whitehouse can be seen in the below photo of pilots from 261 Squadron, sitting top left.

Sqn Ldr Bob Johnson, RCAF, 28 Squadron RAF (Part 1)

Squadron Leader Bob Johnson, who has died aged 96, was a Canadian Hurricane pilot who managed to evade the murderous attentions of the Japanese enemy for 23 days after being shot down on a reconnaissance patrol over the Irrawaddy river…

Memoirs of Sgt Fred Whittaker – Hurricane Pilot

Memoir of Fred Whittaker of 30 Sqdn Fred Whittaker took part in 30 Sqdn’s battle with the Japanese in Ceylon in April ’42. He wrote a short memoir of his wartime activities.  The following is a transcription of notes Fred Whittaker…

War Establishment of a Hurricane Squadron

Ever wondered what was the Unit establishment of a Hurricane Squadron? How many pilots, Sgt Pilots, airmen, mechanics, warrant offices, fitters, armourers etc was it authorised? or how many Dhobis, Cooks, Sweepers and Mess Waiters it had on strength (only…