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    Hello folks, this is my first post on this great forum and I am requesting your help in a research project.

    I am currently looking into 101 squadron from Mid 1943 to Mid 1944.

    I am aware that photos of 101 squadron aircraft are scarce due to the fact that they were fitted with the secret ABC equipment from Sept 43. I have a copy of 'Bomber squadron at War' and was wondering if any members here have any other photographs.

    I am particularly interested in Sergeant Corkill's crew and if anyone has any information I would love to hear from you.

    Many thanks,

    Tail End Charlie

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    Is anyone able to offer anything?!

    Thanks in advance.

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    Hi Charlie,

    As you say photos of 101 squadron Lancs are hard to come by.
    Is the one you mention in Bomber Squadrons at War LL757 SR.W ?
    That is the one in Lancaster at War page 30, by Garbett and Goulding.
    Let me know if not the same one.

    Regards,
    Wayne.

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    There are a couple of pictures of 101 Sqdn Lancs in Freeman's "Raiding The Reich". One shows an a/c dropping window, the other is of a Lanc that bellied in on return from ops. Both pictures show ABC aerials.
    Bill.

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    hello,

    You'll find a few pictures in the story of No. 101 Squadron, "Bomber Squadron at War", by Andrew Brookes, published by Ian Allan in 1983, ISBN number 0 7110 1279 2.
    One on page 97 shows SR-W and its caption says it was forbidden to take pictures of equipment such as ABC, and so the photographer was hiding in a hangar to picture the Lancaster parked outside. There's another of SR-B dropping incendiaries over Duisberg on 14 october 1944, credited to IWM.

    Joss

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