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    The caption for this picture says Woodhaven 1940 but it cannot be so. Britain had only one Catalina at the time and it was not there. Suspect it is a later Catalina and a later date at Woodhaven with Heinkel BV18 also in the background and Iverach in the foreground.The date August 41?

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    I know the picture you are referring to Robin.
    Funnily enough it is not included in the book Chronicles of a Nervous Navigator by John A Iverach

    I have just had a quick look through his book but doubt I can give an exact date for your picture as the pic is not in his book - However Iverach was posted from 240 Sqn in Feb 1942 to travel to Calshot to meet W/Cdr Sofiano and thus start his tour with the clandestine Heinkel He115's.
    He returned to Canada injured by 15/11/42 so the picture at Woodhaven would have been taken sometime between Feb/March 1942 and October/November 1942.

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    The subject picture should show up on this link...

    http://www.theinvergordonarchive.org...number1424.asp

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    Hi bvs,

    I have search for it in the book too but was not able to find it as you have stated:)
    Also pls note that Iverach's daughter Lorranie claimed in provided link he is not in foreground...

    Pavel
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    The photograph is take in Woodhaven after an operation to Vesteraalen in Northern Norway on 19th or 21st of August 1942.
    I have another photograph taken a few minutes later, when the two agents walks up the slipway.
    The Catalina in use was ex 210 sqn QL-R named Vingtor by the norwegians.
    On the photograph my father Kaare Stenwig is in the center with his maps under his left arm.

    Best regards

    John Kåre Stenwig

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