Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 22

Thread: Turkish Casualties

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Zelhem, Netherlands.
    Posts
    6,313
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Sorry Amrit, no info on occupant Tiger Moth BB816 (of same unit).
    Regards,
    Henk.

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Zelhem, Netherlands.
    Posts
    6,313
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    General info on TAF in UK:
    Lt OSZU was injured 15-8-1944 on Tiger Moth T7353 of 28 EFTS.
    Lt H. BUDAN was injured 18-10-1942 on Master T8571 of 5 (P)AFU and admitted RAF Cosford Hospital.

    Henk.

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Brugge, Belgium
    Posts
    318
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Far to pretend I understand Turkish, but "reading" the article on the website of the Turkish Air Force, I think to have digested the following:

    Akarcay - Miles Master W9017 (with RAF pilot I.F.Chapman?)
    Aksu - ?
    Ang - Miles Master, Caythorpe
    Ay - ?
    Donmez - Spitfire
    Gorez - Miles Master
    Gulcekan - ?
    Nalbant - Oxford, RAF Cranwell, 17 SFTS
    Oray - ?
    Parlak - Miles Master, Grantham/Belvoir Castle
    Sasmaz - Miles Master, Ashby
    Sengun - Miles Master, Barkston Heath
    Sumerca - Airspeed Oxford, engine trouble.
    Toros - Spitfire W3456

    Regards,

    Leendert

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Brugge, Belgium
    Posts
    318
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    If Lt Toros was in Spitfire W3456, then engine failure on landing at RAF Heston.

    This Spitfire was assigned to No 308 (Polish) Squadron in Nov. 1944. Was Lt. Toros then too?

    Regards,

    Leendert

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Brugge, Belgium
    Posts
    318
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    British pilot I.F. Chapman should read F/O L.F. Chapman (Leonard Frank). Died 4 Sept 1943.
    He was a flying instructor according his entry on the CWGC website (http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2706513)

    Regards,

    Leendert

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Reading, Berkshire, UK
    Posts
    3,461
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts

    Default

    Hi, All,
    It would seem that, in WW2, the UK Govt was intent on keeping Turkey as a "Friendly Neutral Nation" - like Sweden, and as opposed to Spain and Eire.
    It would also seem that in the process of keeping Turkey "freindly" some considerable effort (hardware and training) was put into their military aviation hardware/personnel.
    This puts me in mind of the occasion when a Black Buck Vulcan was returning to Ascension (with problems) and had ti divert to Brazil. The RAF, shortly afterwards, acquired Tucano trainers!!!!!!
    I would give your back teeth to listen to the telefone calls from MoD UK to MoD Brazil as that a/c (with lots of embarassing things still hung underneath it!!!) went into Brazilian airspasce.
    We, on the ground at Ascension, were mostly unaware of what was going on! But we got the picture later on!
    S'not what you know, but who you know!
    Rgds
    Peter Davies

  7. #17
    Freshman Guest

    Default Turkish Casualties

    Perhaps they received some of their training in the U.K.?[/QUOTE]

    Pages 128 to 130 of Alan Bramson and Neville Birch's "The Tiger Moth Story" contains some amusing anecdotes about the training of Turkish pilots at No.28 E.F.T.S. near Wolverhampton.

  8. #18
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    4,578
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 54 Times in 52 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Henk Welting View Post
    Sorry Amrit, no info on occupant Tiger Moth BB816 (of same unit).
    Regards,
    Henk.
    I have LAC (Pilot U/T) Stanley Albert De’Ath aged 20 (1332723) (possibly on BB816)

  9. #19
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    4,578
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 54 Times in 52 Posts

    Default

    Nalbant,R,2nd Lt, 16-17/8/42

    Reşit Nalbant - -Full name quoted as M. REŞİT NALBANTOĞLU

    http://www.tayyareci.com/hvsehitleri/cilt1-1914-47/1941-1942/190.htm

    Probably

    17.08.42 Oxford 1 V3235 RAFC at Grantham Dived in Ground

  10. #20
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    4,578
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 54 Times in 52 Posts

    Default

    18-19.9.42 2nd Lt N Sengun

    NİZAMETTİN ŞENGÜN -18.09.1942
    http://www.tayyareci.com/hvsehitleri/cilt1-1914-47/1941-1942/198.htm

    Probably

    19.09.42 Master II DL115 RAFC near Cranwell Spun in Ground

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •