|1941 N0. 19 OTU. course photograph of 32 named pilots||Third screening of a 1941 photograph showing 32 future Bomber pilots undergoing operational training at 19 O.T.U. RAF Kinloss. The photo was kindly given to me by the family of the late Group Captain IVESON.
Since first posted in 2009, 13 have been identified,. Can you help with the remaining 19 please ? I have exhausted the LG and Flight Global and used every conceivable combination of full-stop, space, comma etc. but there's always the chance someone may come up with some further details. The photo was kindly given to me by the family of the late Group Captain IVESON. Thank you
The photograph can be seen on Photobucket using the following URL http://s563.photobucket.com/albums/ss72/dfuller52/?action=view¤t=21OTU-1941.jpg
Back Row Standing: (L-R)
CARDEN, Gordon Edward, 1292442.
FORD-HUTCHINSON, Roger Francis Stuart. Sgt, died 24/7/1941 on 76 Sqn flying Halifaxes
ROWLEY-BLAKE, Douglas. Sgt, died 8/11/1941 with 58 Squadron flying Whitleys. His aircraft was lost at sea while returning from a bombing raid on Berlin. Attended High Storrs Grammar School, 1932-1937
MODELAND, Seward Terry, R/56234 102 Sqn
ABECASSIS. George Edgar. Became Squadron Leader with 161 Squadron flying Sterlings. He was shot down on 7/10/1944 from Tempsford on operation Tablejam. Became PoW in Stalag Luft III.
WHYTE, 'Chic' CO of 76 Sqn Jan 1945
FLOCKHART. C..B. Sgt, (Later Wg Cdr). 2nd Pilot on Halifax Mk I, Serial No. 9516 MP, shot down 5 Aug 1941. Baled out over Glabeek, Belgium (40km E Brussels), captured, sent to Stalag Luft 1, moved to Stalag Luft VI in Summer of 1943. Escaped 18 Feb 1944, returned to UK via Sweden. Awarded DCM 26 February 1946 at Buckingham Palace by King George VI. Died 15 March 1988.
# JONES, L..
POOLES. Could be be Flt Lt M Pooles from 35 Squadron who was lost on 30th March 1942. http://www.archieraf.co.uk/archie/1020tlk.html is a link
# MARTIN. Could be HAMILTON-MARTIN
Front Row, Seated: (L-R)
# ROWE or ROWEN
# FOILIOT-FOSTER, F
# WILLIAMS. If Williams N. L. - came from No.2 SFTS
IVESON, Douglas. 'Hank' Iveson. Born 1917, died 1994. Service number 86384. Amongst many commands was CO of 76 Sqn. Flew every type of heavy bomber during the war. Post war, flew all types of 'V' bombers, Became Waddingtons 'Station Commander during the cold war in the 1960s.
QUICK, 77 Sqn?
GASKELL. Could be W/C Peter Ridley Gaskell DFC 63818, He was a F/L on 102 Squadron during the summer of '42 and ended up as C/O of 357 squadron from July to November '45
# SUTS COOPER or SURS COOPER
PUTTICK. Wilfred, died 26 Jul 1941 with 10 Squadron flying Whitleys.
REYNOLDS, John Alfred. Died 8 Sep 1941 after returning from an operation over Berlin in Whitley Z6937 of 51 Sqn. Code: MH-S. One of three aircraft lost on this operation. (Whitley Z6744, Z6938) Took-off from RAF Dishforth 20:03 hrs to bomb Berlin. Re ....Read More.||namrondooh on 13th April 2012 03:41:02|
|Re: Pb477 (405 rcaf sqn) sgt. Sidney rhodes, flt/eng rafvr 1680670||Hello,
7/8 Sept 1941
Whitley V Z6937:MH-
T/o 2003 Dishforth. Stalled and crashed 0550 while making a second attempt to land at base. Sgt Jessup survived the crash, but died soon afterwards in Station Sick Quarters. Sgt Duke's injuries were minor.
1164659 Sgt (Pilot) John Alfred REYNOLDS RAFVR +
67691 P/O (Pilot) Leslie Charles Ross WILSON RAF +
911895 Sgt (Obs.) Alexander Anthony JESSUP RAFVR - Injured (died later, 8-9-41)
1152714 Sgt (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Albert Edward BARRETT RAFVR +
947721 Sgt (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Eric Cecil DUKE RAFVR - Minor injuries.
See: BCL2/140(with additives).
Irrespective of what the LG, or Tavender have to say; Swift and Sure, by Keith S. Ford (p.395), and here:
http://www.flightglobal.com/FlightPDFArchive/1941/1941 - 2906.PDF
Clearly indicate that Duke's unit at the time of the award of his DFM, was No.51 Sqn.
Col. ....Read More.||COL BRUGGY on 8th September 2012 08:37:53|