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AIR81/1890Flying Officer W J MacRae, Flight Lieutenant E R Berrill, Sergeant C T Murphy, Corporal R Jackson, Aircraftman L Mackenzie: killed; aircraft accident, Brooklands, Wellington N3017, 9 Squadron, 8 March 1940. Note: With photographsC16471138
AIR81/2027Sergeant A E Hall: injured; aircraft accident, Axminster, Anson N5301, 9 Service Flying Training School, 22 April 1940.C16471205
AIR81/2252Flying Officer R L Culley, Pilot Officer P E Hindmarsh, Pilot Officer L Swan, Pilot Officer W Gilmore, Sergeant A G Askham, Leading Aircraftman J C Somerville, Aircraftman L M W Griffin: injured; aircraft accident, Orrisdale Head, Wellington 3012, 11 Operational Training Unit, 13 June 1940.C16471654
AIR81/2459Flight Lieutenant N M Boffee: injured; aircraft accident, Cantley near Norwich, Wellington N3013, 214 Squadron, 26 July 1940.C16471717
AIR81/2560Flying Officer D Fengler (Polish): killed; aircraft accident, Bramcote, Battle L5597, 301 Squadron, 8 August 1940.C16471727

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Pupil PilotCedric Alan? HINTON (103247) 301  Forum Post 1940-12-09 South AfricaJohannesburg (West Park) Crema


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Hudson AM788 'A' of 206 SqdnHi Robert From Air Britain Serials AA-AZ, AM788 was passed from 206 to 301 FTU and then to OADU and is recorded as Damaged by fire on 25/7/43 after stalling on t/o and hitting the ground with a wing at Ras-el-Ma.It seems to be the norm for the Air Britain series that the latest date is when the a/c is written off. they do not record the dates of intermediate transfer. FTU is Ferry Training Unit and OADU Overseas Aircraft Delivery Unit Regards Dick ....Read More.Dick on 11th December 2007 05:14:21
Americans in the RAFRe-Christmas Quiz: 81623 was Anthony Richard Henry BARTON. Granted a commision in RAFVR GD Branch for the duration of hostilities wef 6 July 1940. London Gazette 30 July 1940. Died 4 April 1943 as a S/L with 16 OTU. He has a different service number at CWGC (30104). ....Read More.Ken MacLean on 13th December 2007 01:03:25
Americans in the RAFMany thanks for the responses, but especially to Ken for the detail on Barton. The information on Barton prompts new thoughts re Regular, RAFO & RAFVR service, but I feel they digress from the title of this thread, as the evidence points to Barton being British. He was married (note wife's middle name! Surely an 'Army brat'?) and had a home in Hendon. He seems to have had prior military experience (PME) in the UK, to be recorded on CWGC as 30104 and his home address might suggest a pre-war association with Hendon Aerodrome? ....Read More.dodo on 14th December 2007 05:53:19
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Lord Mountbatten´s planeG'day Pavel Lord Louis Mounbatten used Avro York C. Mk. I s/n MW102 as a V.I.P transport. It was built at Manchester in 1944 to Specification C.1/42 under Contract No. 2429/C4A. While its first major overhaul was being carried out, the York's camouflage paint was stripped and a new coat of duck egg-green was applied over the entire aircraft. This helped lower the temperature inside. The aircraft was lost in 1950. Here is the accident report: http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19501025-0 Corgi Model - http://www.tricatus.co.uk/AA30101.htm http://cas.awm.gov.au/photograph/126385 * Notice the white wall tires!!! Cheers...Chris ....Read More.Dakota on 4th January 2008 07:40:16
Seeking confirmation of Ju.88 lossThe Forms 540 and 541 for No.419 Squadron, under the date as 7/8 June 1944, re Lancaster KB732, crew as follows: F/O W.J. Anderson, pilot (later awarded DFC), J26323 F/O W.F. Behann, navigator, F/O J.W. Steels, air bomber (later awarded DFC), R77416 WO L.F. Bailey, wireless operator; 3030143 Sergeant R.J. Udem, flight engineer (RAF), Burton (mid-upper gunner) and Mann (rear gunner). The Form 540 said, in part, "Sergeant Mann, the rear gunner of aircraft ‘X' claimed a Ju.88 as destroyed. This is the first enemy aircraft claimed as destroyed by an air gunner of a Canadian-built Lancaster." The Combat Report gave the time as 0141 hours, height 8,000 feet; no cloud below, bright moon and attack from starboard quarter. Mann fired 200 rounds at 500 yards down to 350 yards; Burton fired 100 rounds from 500 yards down to 350 yards. Narrative as follows: "After leaving the target area of Acheres on the night of 7/8 June 1944, Lancaster X KB732 of 419 Squadron, at a position of 49.43 N 0131E, flying at a height of 8,000 feet, an airspeed of 210 mph at 1014 ½ hours, was attacked by enemy aircraft, positively identified as Ju.88. "The fighter was first sighted by both rear and mid-upper gunners on the starboard quarter up at a range of 1,200 yards. Enemy aircraft was right in the centre of the moon and well silhouetted. Enemy aircraft then came up to a range of 700 yards, banked and commenced attack at great speed. At 600 yards range rear gunner gave combat maneouvre corkscrew starboard. Both gunners opened fire at 500 yards and tracer was seen to enter port wing. Enemy aircraft continued to close in. Rear gunner gave another short burst at a range of 400 yards. Enemy aircraft still pushed his attack when at a range of 350 yards both gunners gave a long burst and enemy aircraft was seen to fall on the port quarter going down with sparks falling from it, then bursting into flame, fell on the ground where it was seen to explode. All members of the crew, excepting navigator, confirm that enemy aircraft was destroyed. "Visibility was exceptionally good. Full moon, 7/10 cliud below. No visible ground aim. No flak. No searchlights." Can this "kill" be confirmed ? Can enemy unit be identified ? ....Read More.HughAHalliday on 15th January 2008 06:23:00
SOURCES? - RAF & Commonwealth aircraft losses in Hungary and Austria, 1944Gentlemen, I am most grateful for the excellent and informative responses. I had a similar posting on Ruy Horta's Allied & Russian Discussion Board, and together responses from both sites have been most complimentary. Dick and Linzee, yes, I was aware of the fact that Gunby and Temples book only extended into 1942. Hopefully part 2 will be available to us soon. Dick, the NARA source for 205 Group sounds like a very useful source. Those kind of activities I believe match well with the types of penetrations and subsequent interceptions in that region in 1944. Pzulba, the books you so kindly list sound like a potential gold mine of information, especially detailed personal accounts of the losses I am interseted. The ISBN information will be most helpful in trying to track these down; in my case probably via interlibrary loan (my interests, expertise and personal resources are focused on the Luftwaffe). For all of you, I have copied below what is known of the pilot - Lt. Herbert Ludwig's - confirmed claims during the period of interest. Dr. Theo Boiten was most generous in sharing information with me and the information sought is noted with question marks (?). However, the list does not come out too well here regarding formatting, so if requested I can PM a WORD doc to any of you that is much easier to comprehend. In closing, appreciate any further information and commentary on my request to complete this pilot's abschüsse list. Many thanks, David Abschüsse List Lt. Herbert Ludwig 5./NJ Schule 1 & 6./NJG 101 No. Date Time Unit Location Type Unit(Sqn) Code Serial Comments 1 14 Sep.42 14:15 5./NJ Schule 1 10km. S. Orel Pe-3 ? ? ? Soviet 2 15 Dec. 42 13:10 5./NJ Schule 1 30km. N. Orel B-24 ? ? ? Soviet 3 02-03 Oct.43 23:54 6./NJG 101 Crashed between Holzkirchen and Mitterdarching, 32km SSE of München Lancaster BI 460 AR-H W4301 Shot down from 5200m altitude. 4 08-09 Oct.43 01:23 6./NJG 101 10-20km SSE of Bremen Stirling ? ? ? Flugbuch states “bei Bremen”. This was not BK687 of 218 Sqn. claimed by Augenstein (shot down at 01.42 hrs). 5 03-04 Apr.44 00:08 6./NJG 101 Dunapentele-Tiborszállás, S. Budapest Wellington 37 ? LN853 6 03-04 Apr.44 00.16 6./NJG 101 Hercegfalva, SW Budapest Wellington 104 ? LN925 7 29-30 May 44 00.55 6./NJG 101 Sankt Pölten/Pacsér, Yugoslavia Wellington 142 ? LN318 8 01-02 Sep.44 22.20 6./NJG 101 NNE Budapest, in Raum Keiler Halifax ? ? ? 9 10-11 Sep.44 22:44 6./NJG 101 S. Kecskemet (QB), in Raum Keiler Halifax ? ? ? 10 10-11 Sep.44 03:10 6./NJG 101 E. Budapest (LU), in Raum Keiler Halifax ? ? ? 11 16-17 Sep.44 21:41 6./NJG 101 50-60km N. Debrecen, Hungary DB-3F ? ? ? Soviet 12 16-17 Mar.45 21:35 6./NJG 101 Crashed near Grosshabersdorf, 21km WSW from the centre of Nürnberg. Lancaster BI 166170 AS-M? PA234ME307 Uncertain as to which aircraft was the one shot down from 5000m altitude. 13 16-17 Mar.45 21:40 6./NJG 101 Nürnberg-Fischbach Lancaster BI 100 CF-Z PB117 Shot down from 5 ....Read More.David E. Brown on 15th January 2008 09:26:52
SGT H.G POPPER 101 Sqn KIA 30/8/44Morning folks, Sgt. Popper was the SDO on F/Lt William McLeod Stewart's crew. His real name was Popper. Gerhard Heilig is Austrian and unlike some other German and Austrian Jews who changed their names upon joining 101 as Specials he refused to do so. I saw him recently at 101's annual reunion in Lincoln and Ludford Magna. Stewart's daughter was also there. Joachim Herzog, a German Jew from Berlin, did change his name to "John Hereford" during his RAF service. He passed away just last month: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/12/13/db1301.xml Carin Olofsson, here in Sweden, has a webpage on Commonwealth casualties buried in southern Sweden: http://www.hembygdshistoria.se/palsjo/cw2.htm If memory serves me correctly P/O Pocock was flying his 2nd Dickey trip with the Stewart crew hence the nine casualties. Perhaps Greg can verify this from the 101 ORB? Dave ....Read More.alieneyes on 20th January 2008 02:29:51
October 1942Hello Bruce, 2/10 1942 Twenty-two RAF trained American Spitfire pilots from 4th FG on their first combat mission of the 8th AF, are taking part in escort of six 97th BG B-17s on a diversionary bombing mission against St.-Omer/Loguenesse Aerodrome. Claimed four FW-190s around Dunkirk, Nieuport and Calais. 15th Light BS in A-20s, attacks a ship in the Le Havre port at 1420 hours. Thirty-two 97th and 301st BG B-17s, under escort by thirty-one 1st FG P-38s and approximately 350 RAF fighters, attack Albert/Meaulte Aerodrome. Source: Air War Europa Chronology 1942-45 by Eric Hammel. 4th FG had no Spitfire losses. I will suppose the American pilots came from the disbanded RAF Eagle Squadrons. Regards Finn Buch ....Read More.Argus on 25th January 2008 05:01:31
32 OtuG'day Chaps The following might help answer some questions. It was extracted from the O.R.B.'s, crash cards and aircraft record cards. Cheers...Chris No. 32 (RAF) Operational Training Unit Known Codes: HA, HM, RD, DK, LB, OP No. 32 (RAF) Operational Training Unit was located at Patricia Bay, British Columbia and had formed at West Kirby, Cheshire, England on 7 August 1941. The OTU moved to Patricia Bay as of 22 August 1941 and became operational as of 10 December 1941. No. 32 (RAF) OTU was formed to train torpedo bombing crews. Immediately after the Pearl Harbour attack by the Japanese, the OTU was temporarily designated as No. 32 (Torpedo-Bomber) Squadron RCAF. No. 32 (RAF) OTU was part of No. 4 Training Command. The Squadron reverted back to OTU status within a very short period of time. The OTU was later reactivated as No. 32 (TB) Squadron for a short time when the Japanese invaded the Aleutians. On 10 December 1943 the OTU converted to training Dakota crews and on 25 May 1944 moved to RCAF Station Comox, British Columbia. No. 32 (RAF) OTU was part of No. 4 Training Command. No. 32 (RAF) OTU was turned over to the RCAF and redesignated as No. 6 (RCAF) Operational Training Unit on 1 June 1944. As No. 6 (RCAF) OTU they moved to RCAF Station Greenwood, Nova Scotia on 15 January 1946 and were then disbanded on 31 March of that year. Beaufort Mk. I - L9967 RD*K later OP*K, L9968 RD*L later OP*L (Swung off the runway on landing at Patricia Bay on 4 February 1942 and ran into a three foot trench. The aircraft was repaired), N1005 RD*A later OP*A also DK*R (Swung to first to port then to starboard while taxing at Patricia Bay on 31 December 1941, went off the runway into a bank of earth and collapsed the starboard landing gear damaging the starboard wing, engine and propeller. The aircraft was repaired), N1006 RD*B (Glided to a landing at sea 8 miles south-east of Patricia Bay on 16 February 1942 after the starboard engine failed. The aircraft was written off), N1007 RD*C later OP*C, N1021 RD*D later OP*D, N1026 RD*O (Nosed over and struck the water after the port engine caught fire shortly after take-off from Patricia Bay on 29 May 1942. The aircraft was destroyed), N1027 RD*P later OP*N (Was struck by taxying Hampden AN107, same Unit, while parked at Patricia Bay on 26 October 1943. The aircraft was repaired), N1029 RD*E later OP*E, N1030 RD*F later OP*F, N1045 RD*G later OP*G, N1078 RD*H later OP*H (Jumped the chocks and the propellers struck wooden trestles while on an engine run-up at Patricia Bay on 7 November 1941. The aircraft was repaired), N1107 RD*J (The starboard landing gear struck an open drainage ditch after swinging to starboard on landing at Patricia Bay on 14 January 1942. The aircraft was repaired), W6473 RD*M (Made a force landing on rough ground Rodeo, New Mexico on 27 March 1942 after the port engine failed then fell from the aircraft. The aircraft was written off), W6484 RD*N later OP ....Read More.Dakota on 4th February 2008 02:50:16
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Captain HNE Salmon KoAS 6/12/43Another slight query. HAROLD NIGEL EGERTON SALMON KoAS 6/12/43 while Ferrying Mitchell FW159 from Dorval (aircraft disappeared without a trace) is listed as resigning from RAF and joining ATA in Wynn's Men of Battle of Britain - But the CWGC has him in Ferrying Comand (which would actually make more sence) than ATA in light of what he was doing when he died. But I would like confirmation he was not in ATA if possible http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2623017 ....Read More.paulmcmillan on 26th February 2008 04:59:02
400812 - Unaccounted airmen - 12-8-1940What caused the death of following airmen, killed on active service (Flight Global), probably most of them - if not all - killed in an air raid: Cpl Arthur R.O. BARRELL - 864073 - 933 (Balloon) Sqn, buried Gosport (Ann's Hill) Cem., Hampshire (UK4826); LAC Charles H. CHILCOTT - 654152 - 930 (Balloon) Sqn, same cemetery as BARRELL; Cpl Sydney A. CROKER - 864272 - 933 Sqn, same cemetery as BARRELL; AC1 Albert E. GRANT - 861990 - 930 Sqn, same cemetery as BARRELL; AC2 Harold W. HALE - 954410 - 930 Sqn, same cemetery as BARRELL (not listed Flight archives); AC2 Ronald F. HILL - 956396 - 930 Sqn, same cemetery as BARRELL; Cpl Reginald W. HOLLISTER - 511553 - 912 (Balloon) Sqn, same cemetery as BARRELL; LAC Gerald McELREA - 548268 - 930 Sqn, same cemetery as BARRELL; AC1 Harry REED - 630523 - 930 Sqn, same cemetery as BARRELL, AC1 Alex J. SMITH - 743465 - 930 Sqn, buried Woodston Cem., Old Fletton, Huntingdonshire (UK2396), and LAC Sydney H. BELL - 342519 - not listed Flight archives, buried Lympne (St.Stephan) Churchyard, Kent (UK4011); AC1 Eric S. GINNS - 540014 - not listed Flight archives, buried Higham Ferrers Cem., Northamptonshire (UK2286); AC1 Arthur M. LANGDON - 630191 - died of wounds or injuries received on active service (Flight archives), buried Manchestern Southern Cem., Lancashire (UK717); Cpl Edward B. McCOLL - 523177 - killed on active service (Flight archives), buried Glasgow (Eastwood) Cem. (UK7492), and finally AC2 Norman H.M. SYME - 574864 - killed on active service (Flight archives), buried Highweek (All Saints) Churchyard Ext., Newton, Abbot, Devonshire (UK5686). Just one proposed aircraft loss for this day: Blenheim I - L1406 - 25 Sqn - overshot landing at night, Martlesham Heath. Regards and thanks for your help. Henk. ....Read More.Henk Welting on 26th February 2008 11:10:53
Flt Lt Willie McCarrollYou probably have what is on the CWGC register, but if not here is the entry. Name: McCARROLL, WILLIAM Initials: W Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Flight Lieutenant Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Age: 25 Date of Death: 21/11/1943 Service No: 103019 Additional information: Son of William John and Minnie McCarroll; husband of Gwendoline Mary McCarroll, of Belfast. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 120. Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL I can't find anything in the ORB copies that I have but someone will come in with more info. ....Read More.alclark on 27th February 2008 01:43:43
Awards, 2 June 1943The following is a list of some 320 citations which did not appear in the London Gazette but were associated with the Birthday Honours List of 2 June 1943. They include 54 AFC awards, three Bars to the AFC, 12 AFMs, nine ARRCs, 54 BEMs, six CBEs, 17 Commendations, 64 MBEs, 64 Mentions in Despatches, 41 OBEs and two awards of the RRC. While far from complete (the CBE and MiD awards are fragmentary) these may interest some readers who may get the texts from me at hughhall@allstream.net. My public thanks to Steve Brew and Erroll Martyn who have contributed greatly to this lcompilation. ABBOTT, Harry Percy, Warrant Officer - MBE - 430602 - 3 Sqn - RAF ADAMS, Harold, SL - OBE - 430602 - Bomber Command HQ - RAFVR AFFLECK, John Robert Clark, FS - AFM - 430602 - 24 OTU - RAF AGUTTER, James Francis, Flight Sergeant - BEM - 430602 - 8 AGS - RAF ANNAN, Stewart Hutchinson, SL - MiD - 430602 - 20 OTU - RAFVR APPLETON, James Ronald, SL - AFC - 430602 - TFU Defford - RAF Can ARCHER, Ernest Leonard, SL - AFC - 430602 - 1526 BAT Flight - RAF ARMSTRONG, Rodney Irvine, FL - MiD - 430602 - 1482 Flight - RAF BADCOCK, Edgar Clifford Graham, SL - OBE - 430602 - 211 Group, Mid East - RAFVR BAKER, Francis George, Flight Sergeant - Comm - 430602 - 3 (O) AFU - RAFVR BAKER, Raymond Alfred, FS - AFM - 430602 - 15 OTU - RAF BAKER, George Robert Charles, WC - OBE - 430602 - Air Ministry - RAF BALLETT, Wm Alfred, FL - MBE - 430602 - Stn Swanton M - RAF BANNON, Patrick Mathew, Sergeant - BEM - 430602 - 3201 Servicing Echelon - RAFAux BARTLETT, Geoffrey Cecil Clements, WC - AFC - 430602 - 59 Sqn - RAF BATTY, Reginald Henry, GC - MiD - 430602 - Middle East Met - RAF BAX, Alfred Victor, WC, AFM - Comm - 430602 - AOS - RAF BENNETT, Alan Wilfred, FL - MBE - 430602 - 1 Overseas Aircraft DU - RAFVR BIRCH, Francis Leslie, FL - MBE - 430602 - Staff Pilots Training Unit - RAFVR BIRD, Dennis, Corporal - BEM - 430602 - 106 Sqn - RAF BISHOP, Herbert Frank, SL, AFC - OBE - 430602 - 2 EFTS India - RAF BLACKBURN, Joseph Carlyle, AC2 - BEM - 430602 - Luqa - RAF BLAKE, Gilbert Lawrence, SL - Comm - 430602 - Western Zoyland - RAF BLENNERHASSETT, Richard Markby, FL, AFC - Comm - 430602 - 24 Sqn - RAF BONNAR, Norman John, FO - AFC - 430602 - Benson - RAFVR BOTTOMS, Francis, FL - MBE - 430602 - Sea Rescue Mid-East - RAF BOYER, James, FL - MBE - 430602 - Bodorgan, Stn - RAF BRADSHAW, Norman William, FL - MiD - 430602 - 101 Met Unit - RAFVR BREACH, Frank Harold, FO - MBE - 430602 - 272 Sqn - RAF BRECKON, Ivan Oswald, FL - MiD - 430602 - 23 OTU - RNZAF BRERETON, William, SL, MBE - AFC - 430602 - Air Landing School India - RAF BROWNE, Jessie Katharine Annie, Acting Senior Sister - ARRC - 430602 - Henlow Hospital - RAF BROWNE, Stanley Frank, FL - MBE - 430602 - 13 Maintenance Unit - RAF BROWNING, Norman Edgar, FL - MBE - 430602 - Air Training Corps - RAFVR BUCKINGHAM, CW, FL - MBE - 430602 - 103 Sqn - RAF BUCKLEY, Ethel Maude, Acting Matron - A ....Read More.HughAHalliday on 1st March 2008 09:41:07
Pilot detailsHi, Does anyone know when the following pilots were posted in/out of 263 Squadron please. F/Sgt Robert Cahrles Beaumont, 1301714, out 15/05/44 P/O C Bell, in 28/01/42 F/L D P M Bell, 115406, out 21/05/44 Sgt S G Brannigan, in 20/01/42 Sgt C I Lawson, in 19/02/41 P/O Arthur Henry Lee-White, 121791 P/O Donald William Lintern, 60079, out 25/01/41 F/O John James Lilleystone, 128644, in 09/43 Sgt MacFagden, out 10/05/42 Sgt J Maddocks, out 08/10/41 Thank, Alex ....Read More.Alex Crawford on 2nd March 2008 04:45:51
War Deaths Indices, Genes ReunitedHi Ann, i decided to try it out to see if it was any good. What it seems to be is a list of overseas deaths. I have tried searching at least 20 names i have for RAF casualties in this country and have come back with no results. I tried out the names of two men killed overseas and both came up! I have also tried this with Army personnel that were killed in Shropshire and get no hits (yet i get hits for soldiers buried in France) So if your casualties are in this country, don't bother with it! If your casualties are overseas then it does give training units and non operational units. For example: LAC Glyndwr Arthur Williams (412301), buried in Tel El Kibir Cemetery. CWGC gives no unit. The death indices on GR gives his unit as HQ 205 Group. Hope that helps you! Tom Ps the other thing is that £5 buys you 50 credits. This does not mean you get to view fifty records. Instead each time you view a record it eats up three credits. A bit naughty i think! ....Read More.thorne83 on 5th March 2008 01:12:58
Wellingtons "L", "N" and "R" SerialsFrom RAF Serials L1000-N9999: L4212-L4391 Mk.I L7770-L7899 Mk. IC N2735-N3019 Mk.IC Pavel ....Read More.CZ_RAF on 13th March 2008 12:50:59
Wellingtons "L", "N" and "R" SerialsSorry Ian, my mistake, now in full detail. L4212-L4391 - 175 Mk.I L7770-L7789 - 20 Mk.I and Ia (Ia from L7773) L7790-L7899 - 80 Mk. IC N2735-N2859 - 100 k. IC N2865 - N3019 - 120 Mk.Ia Pavel ....Read More.CZ_RAF on 14th March 2008 06:20:44


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