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    Default Tony Ingram - help needed to identify this airman!

    Hi All!
    Is it possible to identify this airman: Tony Ingram ?

    He is supposed to be stationed in RAF Station Elsham Wolds in August 1941.
    It is also very likely that he could have been a member of 103 Sqn flying Wellingtons.

    I would appreciate any details that may lead to identify him or even his crew if possible...

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    A possibility?

    http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2851017

    Cheers, Tom

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    Yes, that may be him I think...
    Any clue if he indeed may have been flying in 103 Sqn in 1941?

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    There was a S/Ldr J.A. Ingram on 103sqdn 1941, on board Wellington X9609 lost on Berlin op 20/09/41, Ingram pow.

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    From Ross's POW list:
    L3 10 Ingram J A 103 X9609 39187 RAF 20/09/41

    London Gazette shows him to be John Anthony Ingram DFC 39187.
    Acting (Flight Lieutenant John Anthony
    INGRAM (39187).
    During a period in May, 1940, this officer
    carried out numerous day and night raids
    against enemy positions, pressing home his
    attacks with courage and determination. On
    one of these raids he was attacked by a
    formation of Messerschmitt 109*5, one of
    which he shot down with his front gun. As
    a flight commander he has set a spendid
    example by displaying courage, determination
    and gallantry of a high order.

    Mentioned on both these pages of Elsham Wolds history.
    http://elshamwolds.50g.com/france3.html
    http://elshamwolds.50g.com/france6.html

    A Tony Ingram is mentioned in this
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/ww2peopleswar/stories/63/a5283263.shtml


    Martyn

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    John Anthony (Tony) Ingram 39187.
    You can also have a:
    W A Ingram 167327 (or there's another at 160797)
    A Ingram 138000
    L A Ingram 141273
    HTH
    Peter Davies
    Meteorology is a science; good meteorology is an art!
    We might not know - but we might know who does!

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    Thank you all for any suggestions.

    Finally I managed to find the officer I was interested in.
    It is indeed S/Ldr John Anthony Ingram 103 sqn, on board Wellington X9609 lost on Berlin op 20/09/41, captured by Germans and became POW.
    He seems to have had very interesting relations to Poland and Polish airmen as a screening officer helping to establish 300 sqn in July-August 1940.
    In his letter to one of polish comrades he even wrote that he had painted polish red&white insignia on his aircraft...
    I wonder if there`s any photograph that may prove it!

    Anyway he was a very interesting and gallant officer.
    Last edited by Grexx; 28th October 2010 at 18:22. Reason: .

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    Does anybody knows in which squadrons F/Lt James Anthony Ingram flew during the Battle of France for which he was later decorated with DFC?
    Last edited by Grexx; 11th January 2013 at 22:13. Reason: .

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    'Valiant Wings' has an account of his op on 10/5/1940 with 103 Sq. when he was the sole a/c to return. Also Sq. photo from 14/4/1940 with him on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grexx View Post
    Hi All!
    Is it possible to identify this airman: Tony Ingram ?
    He died in 2006 at Oxen Park near Ulverston.


    You have a pm!

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