Category: SEAC

Disbandment of 607 Squadron, Mingaladon, Burma (August 1945)

No. 607 Squadron (“County of Durham”) was an Auxillary Squadron, raised in 1930. It saw service in the Battle of France, and in the Battle of Britain, before moving overseas to India to fight on the Burma Front.  One of…

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…

No.151 Operational Training Unit – an airman’s album

Recently I got a set of photographs purchased from Jim Payne ( http://www.throughtheireyes.co.uk) . Jim had  procured the album of an RAF airman K D Griffiths who was posted at No.151 Operational Training Unit at Peshawar.  The Album features 24 pages of…

Air Routes India (229 Group – Transport Command)

 This is a war time folder showing the Air Routes in India published by 229 Group of Transport Command. The folder has pages providing details of several war time staging airfields in India, starting with Karachi and its surroundings and…

WW2 era Radial engine wreck recovered in Manipur, India

In January 2014, a group of enthusiasts from Kounu Lairembi thougal lup, and students from “The Kumari’s Woodstalks School” explored the area of Kounu Larembi in Manipur, India and recovered a wrecked radial engine. The engine appears to be a Pratt…

Photo Album of Flying Officer Frank Fahy – 615 Squadron, India

Flying Officer Frank Fahy – 615 Squadron , India Ian Fahy contributed photos of Flying Officer Frank Fahy to the linked Gallery. The Gallery features photographs from Frank’s service in India with No.615 Squadron, including logbook pages from Nov 1944…

In the Skies of Calcutta : A tribute to Maurice Pring

by Joydeep Sircar War came to Calcutta on the night of the 20th December, 1942. The Japanese had overrun Burma by May 1942, chasing the tattered remnants of British-Indian and Chinese troops across the jungle-clad hills of the Indo-Burma border,…