|AiB AVIA Class Reports||This file is in better condition in the TNA.
More files have photos and the extent of report is expanded from those previously in AVIA5/19
Far fewer mistakes in aircraft serial transcription
AA759 Spitfire V 22/10/1941 W1129
AA801 Spitfire IV 29/10/1941 W1132
AB646 Oxford II 30/11/1941 W1149
AB693 Oxford II 20/09/1941 W1111
AH432 Havoc II 21/11/1941 W1143
AH582 Airacobra I ??/10/1941 W1125
AH847 Tomahawk Ia 20/10/1941 W1126
AH856 Tomahawk Ia 31/05/1941 W1031
AH888 Tomahawk Iia 30/04/1941 W1015
AH922 Tomahawk IIa 11/09/1941 W1105A
AL562 Liberator II 23/11/1941 W1146
AM260 Liberator I 14/08/1941 W1089
AM261 Liberator I 10/08/1941 W1086a
AM915 Liberator I 01/09/1941 W1100
AN522 Fortress I 22/06/1941 W1048
AN534 Fortress I 28/07/1941 W1072
AN536 Fortress I 09/01/1942 W1165
AP475 Oxford II 07/02/1942 W1177
AR671 Mohawk IV 30/01/1942 W1175
AW209 Beaufort I 29/07/1941 W1072a
AW215 Beaufort I ??/06/1941 W1040
AW395 Havoc I 26/01/1942 W1171
AW850 Anson I 13/01/1942 W1169
BB912 Havoc I 22/04/1941 W1010
BD786 Hurricane Iib 30/08/1941 W1097
BJ494 Havoc I 29/09/1941 W1115
BL407 Spitfire V 24/12/1941 W1159
BL432 Spitfire V 14/02/1942 W1180
BL480 Spitfire V ??/01/1942 W1174
BL491 Spitfire V 08/03/1942 W1191
BL538 Spitfire V 09/03/1942 W1190
BL568 Spitfire V 10/01/1942 W1167
BT488 Hotspur II 19/12/1941 W1157
HM178 Argus I 15/03/1942 W1196
K5608 Shark II 24/02/1942 W1183
K6110 Tutor I 07/09/1941 W1103
L2887 Skua II 15/05/1941 W1023a
L3152 Roc 30/07/1941 W1076a
L3284 Henley I 03/06/1941 W1032
L4297 Wellington I 29/04/1941 W1013
L4575 Oxford I 05/05/1941 W1019
L4622 Oxford I 15/11/1941 W1139
L4636 Oxford I 25/10/1941 W1130
L4851 Blenheim IV 01/07/1941 W1055
L5964 Magister I 08/12/1941 W1152
L6195 Botha I 18/11/1941 W1140
L6396 Botha I 11/03/1942 W1194
L6449 Botha I 10/06/1941 W1038a
L6750 Blenheim I 24/01/1942 W1173
L6845 Whirlwind P 11/06/1941 W1039
L7248 Lerwick I 21/10/1941 W1127
L7300 Manchester I 23/11/1941 W1144
L7310 Manchester I 21/06/1941 W1046
L7315 Manchester I 29/06/1941 W1053
L7318 Manchester I 15/09/1941 W1107
L7428 Manchester I 18/11/1941 W1141
L7863 Wellington Ic 06/01/1942 W1163
L8084 Magister I 25/06/1941 W1051
L8164 Magister I 11/12/1941 W1153
L9567 Halifax 14/09/1941 W1106a
L9652 Oxford I 14/09/1941 W1005
L9935 Beaufort I 07/02/1942 W1178
N1474 Whitley V 17/06/1941 W1042
N3286 Spitfire I 15/08/1941 W1090
N3627 Blenheim IV 08/08/1941 W1086
N3935 Magister I 05/06/1941 W1034
N4563 Oxford I 04/05/1941 W1018
N5453 DH.82 Tiger Moth II 07/07/1941 W1058
N6019 Stirling I 08/05/1941 W1020
N6087 Stirling I 18/11/1941 W1142
N6431 Oxford II 30/01/1942 W1176
N6595 DH.82 Tiger Moth II 17/09/1941 W1108
N7574 Master I 25/09/1941 W1112b
N7581 Master I 30/08/1941 W1098
N7704 Master I 07/06/1941 W1035
N7765 Master I 25/09/1941 W1113
N7927 Master I 14/05/1941 W1022
N7996 Master I 17/03/1942 W1199a
N9318 DH.82 Tiger Moth II ??/06/1941 W1037
N9643 Anson I 22/04/1941 W1009
N9817 Anson I 15/05/1941 W1023
P1294 Hampden I 30/10/1941 W1133
P1368 Albemarle I 28/02/194 ....Read More.||Ross_McNeill on 11th November 2011 11:47:59|
|462 Sqn Aircraft Code letters||Hi
I am researching my uncle who was RAF 39-45. I have found these entries from the operations log of 462 sqn RAAF in Sept 43, my uncle is flight engineer in both cases.
24th/25th Sept W1169 S flyís on a sortie and states aircraft returned safely to base.
27th/28th Sept BB321 S flyís on a sortie returned to base, crashed and burned.
After the 25th Sept until the end of Feb 44 there is no mention of W1169 flying a sortie again, I have read it was SOC 1st March 44. I am not sure if BB321 had flown before but it didnít again, from another site I have learned that it entered service between Mar - Jul 1943 so not brand new it seems. W1169 had been around since Jan - Jul 1942 and had flown on the squadron first sortie in Sept 42.
Both aircraft had the code letter S. My question is would a squadron have in active service at the same time two aircraft with the same code letter?
I am thinking that W1169 ended its service on 25th Sept for whatever reason and BB321 was either new or new to the squadron and took its code letter.
Also if anyone has any more information on W1169 or BB321 or pictures of them that would be appreciated, he also flew BB333 J, BB386, BB424, BB430. He crashed in BB430 too after undercarriage failure 2 Nov 43. I have been looking for pictures of these aircraft with no luck.
Rob ....Read More.||Welshbob on 27th April 2014 04:14:32|
|Looking for RAAF 642 Squadron pictures||Hi all
I am looking for pictures of these Halifax BII bombers form RAAF 462 squadron between 1942-4
W1169 S Ė I have one picture of this aircraft but rear end only.
My Uncle Sgt. John H Thomas flew on all these aircraft as flight engineer and would love any pictures of them. Also if anyone knows anything on my uncle I would love to hear.
Any help appreciated.
Rob ....Read More.||Welshbob on 3rd May 2014 09:35:24|
|Looking for RAAF 642 Squadron pictures||Hi John
I tried to get a copy 462 Sqn 'To see the dawn again' but alas all I got was unavailable in print and a bogus site that claimed I could download it. I did manage to get a copy Jon Lake's Halifax squadrons of world war 2 that was good and gave me a lot of good data and a colour plate of W1169 my uncles plane, it led me to 462 sqn.
Rob ....Read More.||Welshbob on 4th May 2014 04:21:45|
|Looking for RAAF 642 Squadron pictures||Hi Col
Your pointing me to ORBs in the Australian archives was awesome and gave me more data on Uncle John, also some data on W1169 his aircraft. Since posting this question I found a group on facebook called friends of 466/462 squadrons, i found some pictures of John there posted by a relative of RHV Thomas. I am still trying to find images of his aircraft if they exist.
Yes John should be recorded there, I agree. Far too long he has been forgotten, something I intend to rectify.
Rob ....Read More.||Welshbob on 4th May 2014 04:29:17|
|Looking for RAAF 642 Squadron pictures||Hi Bob,
You will find a rather nondescript photograph of No.462 Sqn RAAF Halifax II W1169 "S" in this book:
Handley Page Halifax: From Hell to Victory and Beyond.
The photo has the following caption:
With the guns removed and the entire front turret sealed with doped canvas, W1169: S of 462 Squadron lands amidst its own personal dust storm and gives a better idea of the problems encountered when operating Merlin engines under such harsh conditions. One of the original 76 Squadron detachment aircraft*, it had completed 50 operations by September 1943 and was struck off charge along with a number of other older Halifaxes when the squadron was re-formed as 614 Squadron in March 1944. (Source: J.Stanley)
* No.76 Sqn Halifax B.II W1169 "MP-S", was flown out to the Middle East on 10 July 1942 by the following crew:
Airborne 03.59 hours.
Pilot: F/Sgt H C Granger
Obs. Sgt C P Harrold
W/Op. Sgt W H Mennell
MUG Sgt G P Carrell
Engr. Sgt H W Gorton
RG. F/Sgt L F T Noakes
Fitter Cpl Culkin
Fitter Cpl Heavens
Instr. Cpl Fox
To See The Dawn Breaking:76 Squadron Operations.
Ottery St. Mary:Author,1981
Sorry, No scanner. Others might be able to help.
Col. ....Read More.||COL BRUGGY on 4th May 2014 05:49:37|
|Looking for RAAF 642 Squadron pictures||Hi Col
Thanks you for your reply. I have searched online for the books you mentioned and unavailable so far, I will get my misses to ask in the library for me they may be able to get them. Where I live is in old bomber command territory in East Yorkshire so maybe the books may be here somewhere.
I like the inscription off the picture in the book, my uncle flew W1169 S on her last and 50th sortie. Its possible he may even have been on her in the picture. W1169 did well indeed and was on 462ís first op on 7th Sept 42. Your info confirms what I suspected that she had been with 76 sqn prior to 462, I am still wondering if my uncle also came over from 76.
I have emailed halifaxlv827.co.uk and given them Johnís data and picture, he can now rejoin some of his crewmates at 462 Sqn.
Have you been to [url]https://www.facebook.com/groups/349414338442678/[/url] itís the home of the friends of 466/462 squadrons and has lots of pictures and data. I found pictures of John and W1169 S there posted by the son of RHV Thomas and also a picture of the crashed BB430 that John was on at the time.
Rob ....Read More.||Welshbob on 4th May 2014 07:59:55|
|Looking for uncle's crew from 462 M.E.||Thanks to the Friends of 466/462 Squadron group Sgt Munroe has been found.
Next on my hunt are pictures of: -
F/O L J P DUNLOP - 128366/(119722) Leslie John Patrick DUNLOP RAFVR.
Sgt C WESTON - 1325255 Charles WESTON RAFVR
Sgt C R B AINLEY
Sgt EF Bass - KIA 18/19-08-43
and anyone else associated with Halifax W1169 S and her crews, air and ground. I have a picture of them all and want to identify them for posterity. ....Read More.||Welshbob on 27th May 2014 03:52:31|