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Rank : ARE ? Service : RAFR ?[QUOTE=AllanGW;3958]This is not really my area of expertise, but might be worth a long shot. 2768 Squadron RAFR was an RAF Regiment squadron which would have been formed by transferring Army airfield defence personnel into the Regiment. Try http://www.rafweb.org/Regiment2.htm for more info Regards Allan[/QUOTE] Thanks Allan , I think you are right. They have since clarified with this info rank as L.A.C - service number 1518398 - 2804 Squadron - R.A.F regiment - R.A.F Station, Gatow, Germany So your RAF Regiment suggestion was right. maybe the second Squadron was after a transfer. ....Read More.jives11 on 31st January 2008 03:31:03
400920 - Unaccounted airmen - 20-9-1940Thanks Allan for your info on Balloon Squadron. Meanwhile also discovered the helpful website http://www.bbrclub.org/1940%20Status.htm. Thanks as well for the correction on Eastham vs East Ham. Will amend my files. Regards, Henk. ....Read More.Henk Welting on 29th March 2008 07:17:22
400920 - Unaccounted airmen - 20-9-1940Thanks Allan for your offer. The book (latest edition) is on my book-shelf, however for me difficult to read whether 12 FTS on 20-9-1940 still was based at Spittlegate. Regards, Henk. ....Read More.Henk Welting on 29th March 2008 11:19:46
400920 - Unaccounted airmen - 20-9-1940Thanks Allan. Keep the rain where it is !! Regards, Henk. ....Read More.Henk Welting on 29th March 2008 12:48:20
Unidentified WW2 Bomber Crew. Help Please.This is certainly the birch crew of 50 sqn. certainly Birch, Gray, and Allan flew on the crew as below as mentioned in my book 'A Shaky do the Skoda works raid-16/17th April 43 Lancaster ED828 VN-S 50 S/L Birch P.C. Sgt Mooney W. P/O Medani J. F/S Allan S. F/L Wood E.C.J. F/O Gray C.W. Sgt Hartman J.M. Peter ....Read More.rs1800 on 1st June 2008 04:02:19
Unidentified WW2 Bomber Crew. Help Please.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello All, The latest update. Thanks to input from members of Roots Chat , RAF Commands & Lancaster Archives Forums. (and a bit of my own digging arround) I am now well ahead with some of the details . I dont want to fall into the "assuming " trap again so please, please pull me up if you spot any errors. 50 Sqn.RAF in 1943 took part in the first shuttle-bombing raid (when the targets were a radar factory at Friedrichshafen and the Italian naval base at Spezia), and the epic raid on the German V-weapons experimental establishment at Peenemunde. Also many other targets of importance. It now looks pretty certain my photo is of Sqdn/Ldr. Peter Cliff Birch. DFC and Crew. He and F/L Wood E.C.J. F/O Gray C.W. F/S Allan S. (with 3other members who dont appear to match any of the names on the photo) flew on this opp. 16/17th April 1943 Skoda works raid- Lancaster ED828 VN-S 50 Sqn Crew S/L Birch P.C. Sgt Mooney W.*** P/O Medani J.*** F/S Allan S. F/L Wood E.C.J. F/O Gray C.W. Sgt Hartman J.M.*** ( *** don't seem to be in My Photo) I notice that Flight Sergeant S.Allan was awarded his DFM on the 20 April 1943.I wonder if it was related to this particular opp , or because he had completed the required number of opps to qualify! Hopefully some kind soul will have access to citation data for all the medals my people were awarded. According to Lost Bombers site , ED828 was lost on the Bochum Opp.of 12/13 June 1943 (with a totally different crew listed) together with ED 429 & ED472. also from 50 Sqn. It would be great now if someone has info to date and list the actual crew pictured in my photo. The rather crude Nose art donkey compared with the fine example on the pic shown from the book and the fact that F/S Allan is not wearing a medal ribbon in my photo, supports my thoughts that it is a much earlier crew prior to April 1943. It couldnt be later than 12 June if the a/c is ED828 (we have no id marks !!). Here lies the Question ? ED 828 was code letter "S" for Sammy . Would there have been another replacement a/c lettered "S" after ED 828 was destroyed on the 12/13 June. This could mean the Picture in the Book of Peter Birch in the cockpit of "S" Sammy. could have been much later in the War. We dont appear to have names Medani, Hartland or Mooney on Photo. They dont appear on the CWWG site as casualties so presume crew shuffling had taken place. Also we have Definite persons on Photo as Sid Andrews (2nd L ....Read More.Grandarog on 2nd June 2008 05:34:43
Do you live near these Halifax Boys?Hello Everyone! If anyone lives near my Halifax Boys, I would be ever so grateful if you could take a picture of their grave for me .....Please? I'm missing 9 pictures out of 14 Halifax Heroes. 1- Barnstaple Cemetery Pilot Sgt Terrace Claude Ashley 1337699 2- Glasglow- Riddrie Park Cemetery Flight Engineer Sgt Thomas Robert McMeeken 1568151 3 - Liverpool- Anfield Cemetery Navigator Sgt Albert James Allan 1459143 4 - City of London Cemetery - Manor Park Bomb Aimer F/O Robert Frank Walker 129607 5 - Northampton Dallington Cemetery Air Gunner Sgt Fredrick Cosford 1163277 6 - Wembley Alperton Burial Ground Air Gunner Sgt Douglas Wooster 1603969 7 - Hampreston - All Saints Churchyard Flight Engineer Sgt Norman John Hart 1194214 8 - Dundee Eastern Necropolis Flight Engineer Sgt Norman Townsend 1568521 9 - Sunbury New Cemetery Flight Engineer Sgt Peter Cross Parrot 1174427 Thank you in advance. Your help is greatly appreciated in preserving the memory of these Halifax Heroes of DG420 and R9497. Kindly email me at Halifaxhero@gmail.com. Thank you. Best Wishes JJ's Girl http://halifaxhero.googlepages.com ....Read More.JJ'sGirl on 15th July 2008 03:58:08
Nationality of 6 pilots from 488 Sqn 1944-45Peter, NZ421074 Thomas Gilbert Campbell Mackay (log book or copy of held by RNZAF Museum) NZ412272 Andrew Latham Shaw (most probably) NZ422344 Thomas Allan MacLean (most probably) NZ4210081 William Albert Craig (most probably) No RNZAF/New Zealand connection found for the others. Errol ....Read More.Errol Martyn on 1st August 2008 07:08:39
410222 - Unaccounted airmen - 22-2-1941Thanks Allan for quick response; enjoy the weekend. Regards, Henk. ....Read More.Henk Welting on 9th August 2008 10:32:28
3/2/1943 Runnymede Memorial aircrewFor James Allan I have 1 OADU and Halifax DT503 ....Read More.John Larder on 3rd September 2008 06:06:50
410125 - Unaccounted airman - 25-1-1941Thanks Allan for info and link. Regards, Henk. ....Read More.Henk Welting on 3rd November 2008 06:26:28
Mont Fleury Coastal Battery, NormandyThanks Allan for the suggestion. The class is going to nearby Arromanches museum but I have already been told they are on a tight schedule (and under firm control, since they are only 15 yrs old) and so can't fit in more than that and the trip to Beny-sur-Mers. I am doing research on a number of other students from their school who served with the RCAF and will post some queries in due course, so I may take you up on that offer shortly. ....Read More.dfuller52 on 27th November 2008 09:03:05
411202 - Unaccounted airwoman and airmen - 2-12-1941Thanks Allan; will amend my files. Henk. ....Read More.Henk Welting on 9th February 2009 12:01:17
420108 - Unaccounted airwoman and airmen - 8-1-1942Thanks Allan; annotation made. ....Read More.Henk Welting on 11th March 2009 10:34:04
A G Sheffield, 2SFTS, 1940/41Checking BMD's Allan George Sheffield was born on the 23rd November 1921 (in Barrow S) and passed away in Southampton in March 2002. Cheers, Tom ....Read More.thorne83 on 23rd April 2009 06:12:36
T A Purvis - 114 Squadron - 1945I am trying to trace the circumstances of the death of Thomas Allan Purvis on 21-2-1945. He is buried in Padua War Cemetery. I believe the squadron was flying Boston's at that time. The other 5 casualties from 114 I have traced on that day (see below) are all listed on the Malta Memorial. ABSALOM W 573285 BATES DJ 1684954 CURRIE HM 1569209 HAMILL CA 1568791 PURVIS TA 1077824 Many Thanks Martyn ....Read More.Martyn A Critchlow on 23rd May 2009 07:56:03
420507 - Unaccounted airmen - 7-5-1942All are DOAS A - Died on active service: Sgt (WOp/Ag) Wilfred B. ADAMS - age 29 York District Sgt Frederick R. LEVAY - age 19, Wantage district, Berkshire Sgt (WOp/Ag) Alan RUSHTON - age 21 York District, name spelled as Allan on index. LAC Lawrence STERN - age 20, Aylesbury district, Buckinghamshire. ....Read More.dennis_burke on 30th July 2009 12:08:38
Sgt R C Ford 41 SQNThanks Allan Hi Chris I have this on Ford, FORD, ROY CLEMENT ‘Henry’, 741683/88214, RAFVR; joined RAFVR as airman plt., Jun 1938; Sgt Plt, d/u; 20 E&RFTS, Gvsnd., d/u; mob. 1 Sep 1939; 6 FTS Little Rissington, 6 Oct 1939; A Flt., 41 Sqn, 16 Dec 1939-15 Apr 1941; FL/NI, in Mag. N8296, Bishop Auckland, 1 Jan 1940; 12 Grp. Pool, Aston Down, 15 Jan-24 Feb 1940; 1PD Me109 over Sheppey, 5 Sep 1940; CD sustained over Southern Esx. in Spit. Ia, N3266, FL/NI bet. Confield Tye & Tinsleys Farm, W. Hanningfield, 7 Sep 1940; com. Prob Plt Off (88214), 19 Nov 1940 (sen. 6 Nov 1940); OSR/TON in soft grnd. (‘fatigue’) in Spit. I, X4177, Ctk., 14 Mar 1941; 4 Del. Flt., Ggmth., 15 Apr 1941; 41 Sqn (again), 2-23 May 1941; vol. as catapult ftr. plt. in new MSFU, 23 May 1941; Fg Off (WS), 19 Nov 1941 (sen. 6 Nov 1941); Production Test Plt., Hawker Aircraft Ltd., Langley, 23 Jun 1942; Flt Lt (WS), 19 Nov 1942 (sen. 6 Nov 1942); att. crse., 1 ETPS, Boscombe Down, 17 Jun 1943; Test Plt., 20 MU, Aston Down, d/u; (promoted to Sqn Ldr?); released from RAF, 23 Oct 1945; com. Fg Off in RAFVR, 13 Sep 1947; 18 RFS, Fair Oaks, Sep 1947; 15 RFS, Redhill, Apr 1948; Flt Lt, 1 Mar 1951 (sen. 13 Sep 1947); ret. 11 May 1952; rel. com. 13 Sep 1952; d. 13 Dec 2002. May I ask your interest in him, please? Thanks Steve ....Read More.Steve Brew on 2nd August 2009 11:39:23
Air Crashes at Sea Civilian War Dead CWGCThanks Allan I'm digressing from Linzee's original post .The Glenn Miller film had the song "Ha Ha ha you & me, little brown jug how I love thee" in it .Something I remember from seeing the film in the late 1950s or early 1960s I only discovered Leslie Howard films in my late teens in the early 1960s & thought he was lovely ! It was only much much later that I learnt about his death. The Duke of Kent [George V's youngest son] was killed in a Sunderland ?? crash in Scotland WW2. Was he regarded as a civilian or was he in uniform ? Anne ....Read More.aestorm on 28th August 2009 08:15:57
NZ414243 J J Caulton, 132 Sqn, shot down 29.4.44Thanks Allan, much appreciated. Errol ....Read More.Errol Martyn on 7th November 2009 05:21:52
Bombardment on Loosduinen/The HagueThanks Allan, three raids on the same target in such a short space of time would surely have been recorded somewhere in the records for medium or heavy bomber units. To be honest, I overlooked the possibility of fighter bombers being involved. Cheers Bill. ....Read More.BillG on 11th March 2010 04:24:53
Air Raid - 1659 HCU Topcliffe 1944-1945[QUOTE=AlanW;49390]Leading Aircraft Woman, Frances Elsie May Clinker age 22yrs.[/QUOTE] Thanks Allan. A bit more detail for her profile. Tony ....Read More.Tonym on 3rd June 2010 04:27:20
430603 - Unaccounted airmen - 3-6-1943Thanks Allan & Malcolm. WOp CREANEY must have been involved in a very bad accident; perhaps Douglas has more on him. Regards. Henk. ....Read More.Henk Welting on 30th June 2010 09:17:08
Whitney Straight Collision, North Weald, 19 April 1943Thanks Allan, Paul and Dave; exactly what I needed. Regards Steve ....Read More.Steve Brew on 18th September 2010 07:51:54
512 Sqn - Dakota FD899 - 6-10-1943Malcolm, I appreciate the look-up. I'll leave the offending ref in the file, with a note to disregard it in the future. For future reference, here is what I have: 6/10/1943 No.512 Sqn. Dakota III FD899 Detailed to carry out an air test, the Dakota collided with two balloon cables, one of which completely severed 15 feet of the port main plane. The aircraft crashed at the Bernhard Baron Pavilllion, Regent's Park, London, and was destroyed by fire. There were no survivors among the nine crew/passengers. 119168 F/O (1st Pilot) James Allan ROBERTSON RAFVR + J/20934 F/O (2nd Pilot) Theodore Myroslaw HAWRYLUK RCAF + AUS412408 F/Sgt (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Henry Edgar DENNIS RAAF + 1500925 AC1 (FME) Ronald Eric PENN RAFVR + 1279173 AC1 (FME) Hugh Richard PHILLIPS RAFVR + 1399658 AC2 (FRE) Kenneth Thomas DING RAFVR + 1355333 AC2 (F2A) Dudley Austin WESTCOTT RAFVR + 1800466 AC2 (F2A) Ronald Douglas BROWN RAFVR + 1213183 LAC (FMA) Jack Leonard HOUGHTON RAFVR + (Not HOUGHTO, as on CWGC) See: Storr: Vol.8. p.102 of 484. (With additions and corrections). Feel free to correct/amend, if necessary. Col. ....Read More.COL BRUGGY on 14th October 2010 11:38:29

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