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    Default Identifying squadron from aerial photograps

    perhaps a long shot , but I am researching the RAF career of Sgt Les 'Mick' Lewis an evader of 166 Sqn - he subsequently continued flying in the Far East and the below aerial pics I hope may give a clue as to what squadron he was with ?

    Aerial pics 14 pictures dated Feb 45 to Aug 45

    24 Feb 45 W/O Campbell D Myingyam
    19 Mar 45 F/O Todd S Na-NIEN
    27 Mar 45 P/O Mazey Y Bangkok
    5 Apr 45 W/o Deverson W Rangoon
    5 Apr 45 W/O Davidson H Rangoon
    8 Apr 45 W/O Long Z Bilin
    11 Apr 45 W/C Martin Q Rangoon
    29 May 1945 F/O Schmoyer Moulmein
    29 May 45 F/O McClelland M Moulmein
    29 May 1945 F/O Bradley B Moulmein
    1 June 45 F/O McNabb C Rajburi
    8 June 45 F/O Campbell T Bilin
    27 Jul 45 F/O Campbell T
    7 Aug 45 F/L Marcou V

    certainly a challenge !


    Bob

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    Wing Commander J Martin DFC was CO of 355 Squadron from 11/44 to 5/45. 355 operated the Liberator B.VI out of Salbani, west of Calcutta as part of 185 Wing during the period mentioned.
    Matching the dates and places given, 355 attacked Na Noi on 19/3/45; and escorted by P-51 s of the Second Air Commando attacked Bangkok on 27/3/45.

    Ref Air War For Burma by Chris Shores
    The Liberator in RAF Service, Air Britain

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    It is not uncommon for F.E. photos to not record the detail you may expect to see on European PRU examples. I agree with the suggestion given, that squadron frequently undertook photo evidence on daylight ops.

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    Default Identifying squadron from aerial photographs

    Dear Colin & Peter - I am most grateful for the information and astonished t'boot !

    The photos are indeed daylight -

    I note there are plenty of hits on Google for 355 sqn to keep me busy this evening

    regards

    Bob

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