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Wapiti IIA J9403 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Wapiti IIA J9403

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Visitor Comments on Old Forum Archive Threads[URL=""]Keith McQu[/URL] Commented on [URL][/URL] Sorry, I'm 12 years late to the party. F.P Smythies joined HMS Petersfield as a Sub Lt on the day she was commissioned at Devonport on 21 April 1920. Public [URL=""]4 hrs[/URL] ------------------------------------------------- [URL=""]Brian Atkinson[/URL] Commented on [URL=""]J9403[/URL] My Father flew in this aircraft as rear gunner in 1932 and 1933 I still have his log book. Public Oct 11, 2017 3:24pm ------------------------------------------------- [URL=""]Dennis Killeen[/URL] Commented on [URL][/URL] Re Douglas Julian SALE (SN J9929) : These posts are very old, and I don't know if anyone is still interested, but - Sale was indeed shot down in May 1943, but survived and made his way back home via Gibraltar. I think that's why he was awarded the DSO. I understand he was awarded the DFC for crash landing a plane with a full complement of primed TIs on board after the bomb doors jammed. He ordered the rest of the crew to bale out, but one man's parachute was burned, so instead of baling out himself he flew it home. He managed to get clear before the whole lot went up. As I understand it he was in one of four Halifax III's (his being HX325) of Sqdrn 35 shot down 20th / 21st January 1944 whilst on a massive raid on Leipzig. We lost many other planes and crew that night. Squadron 35 (subsequently 635), was one of the elite Pathfinder Squadrons, which dropped TI (Target Indicator) incendiary bombs for the following aircraft to use as aiming points, so their navigation and bombing ...[URL=""]See More[/URL] Public Oct 10, 2017 6:38pm ------------------------------------------------- [URL=""][IMG][/IMG][/URL] [URL=""]Jon Brooke[/URL] Commented on [URL][/URL] Hello there - John Vincent Brooke would have been my uncle had he lived longer. He was indeed flying to Anglesey having recently returned from training in Canada. As far as I have been informed het was flying in fog and crashed - no collision to my knowledge. Public Oct 8, 2017 12:35pm ------------------------------------------------- [URL=""][IMG] ....Read More.Jagan on 14th October 2017 02:21:43

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