Wapiti IIA J9496 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database] RAFCommands.com
Wapiti IIA J9496
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|425 Squadron - F/Lt Joseph R. Laporte||Although Richard beat me to the punch, I shall at least contribute what I acquired today.
This crew reported to No.425 Squadron on 23 December 1944. The ORB gives only initials (and not complete ones in all cases). Personnel were:
J6958 F/L Joseph Roland Serge Yvan LAPORTE - awarded DFC. Postwar served with No.438 (Auxiliary) Squadron, 2 October 1946 to 25 August 1948.
J42771 F/O Joseph Achille Louis Philippe RODRIQUE - poswar RCAF service
R164759 (later commissioned as J94969) Jacques Pacifiqe LAMONTAGNE
J40677 F/O John Hilliard FOLEY - served in postwar RCAF; killed in a Harvard, 22 March 1949.
Can 8166A (later commissioned as J94977) Flight Sergeant Joseph Rene Raymond ST.ONGE, a former Aero Engine Mechanic who had remustered to Air Gunner in November 1943.
R253830 (later commissioned as J84932) Joseph Laurent VERONNEAU
R177470 (commissioned as J94671) Sergeant Joseph Jules Rodrique ARCAND (killed) ....Read More.||HughAHalliday on 16th May 2008 07:08:28|
|Westland Wapiti Losses in India - Aircrew Information Request||I am currently involved in a project related to chronicling the histories of various Westland Wapitis that served with the RAF and the IAF in India.
Unfortunately the ORBs related to various units are complete only from June 1942 onwards and anything prior to that is a great mystery. While I have been able to find out details of some accidents. I do not have the crew details for the following examples. Can our forum members help if they know the names of the pilots or aircrew?
J9383 II 1942-12-23 dbr ground
J9483 II 1942-03-31 31.3.42 accident Patna, UC Collapsed on Landing
J9496 II 1942-05-20 Taxied downwind in high speed into AudaxK5569 at Drigh Road 20.5.42
J9633 II 1939-05-10 Cr ??
J9716 II 1942-05-18 Ratnagar Log 1 ATU Cr while towing drogue
J9731 V 1942-08-11 Cr Madras 8-10-42 , FL 11-8-42 Plt Offr D K Sarkar?
J9733 V 1940-02-07 SOC DBER
J9759 V 1941-03-28 Hit Trees during FL itarpur N India 28-3-41
K1260 II 1941-10-04 force landed Bhuj 4 Oct 41
K1269 II 1941-10-30 crashed Drigh Rd 30 Oct 41
K1271 II 1942-05-20 1SFTS ATU Cr on ldg Peshawara 20-5-42
K1286 II 1942-03-16 1 AACF hit by Lysander N1209 of No.2 Sqn at DR 16-3-42
K1289 II 1941-06-30 1s EC FL Pushtakhara, nr Peshawar30-6-41
K1291 II 1942-05-28 ran into soft ground and tipped up Cochin 28-5-42
K2276 II 1941-11-07 crashed Drigh Rd 7 Nov 41
K2289 II 1941-06-10 1SFTS 5CDF hit rock in FL non night navex Jungshahi 10-6-41
K2294 II 1940-10-21 1s crashed at Drigh Rd, 21 Oct 40, repaired
K2303 II 1941-06-18 flew into ground at Jhimpur Sind, damaged - to 1 SoTT(I)
Appreciate your help very much
Jagan ....Read More.||Jagan on 9th June 2012 10:52:19|
|The Westland Wapiti in the Indian Air Force : A Complete History (1933-1943)||Specifically I would welcome photographs related to the following numbers
If you have photographs in your collection that shows any of the previous aircraft, It would be great to get a look. ....Read More.||Jagan on 27th January 2013 03:22:02|
|Wapiti J9486 India - a Mystery solved?||Paul,
Working down my Wapiti project, I found a similar entry for J9496
TOC RAF in 11-4-1929. AD Drigh Road 24-5-1929. HQ Flt New Delhi (1933), HQ Flt AP Lahore (1934), Stn Flt Risalpur (1939), Damaged while landing Parachinar 18-8-1939
It is likely that the authors confused the Form 1180 for J9496 and added the information to J9486!
So 9496 was repaired after wards and used by No.1 Indian AA C Flight till its write off in a taxying accident in May 1942.
And J9486 had its sad end earlier in September 1933 ....Read More.||Jagan on 18th February 2013 03:37:29|