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    I hope that it's OK to post links here.

    A poster on the WIX forum requests information on the personnel photographed in front of an RAF Liberator


    http://warbirdinformationexchange.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=42232

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    By the natural finish would appear to be a B.VI and, sorry most of my reference is stored right now, by the window arrangement is probably from the back end of the KL348 KL689 serial range.
    The Air Britain B-24 book gives two units in the time frame...
    70 Sqn at Aqir 12/10/45 to 12/12/45
    178 Sqn at Ein Shemer 25/8/45 to 11/45 when conversion started to Lancaster, the last B-24 leaving in Jan 46.

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    There appears to be a number of Arabic/Indian looking women in RAF/WAAF uniform the front row.Since the original poster on WIX is in israel I reckon,this picture must have been taken at an airfields in Palestine

    I don't know much about RAF recruitment in Palestine and I don't know about whether women were ever involved.Initially the women made me think the photo couldn't be from Palestine and must be from India


    If we knew a bit more about the original owner of the album and oher details we migh be able to work out more about this Liberator.There appears to be another B-24 behind this one in OD,which doesn't really help with the research

    Wasn't there a liberator HCU at Lydda as well?
    Last edited by JonF; 28th August 2011 at 11:45.

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    1675 HCU was at Lydda but moved on to Egypt in August 1944

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