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4th February 2013, 21:44
Hello all,

never say I don't look after you! This was lurking in the records of J G Gascoigne, R/O RAF Ferry Command and his daughter kindly had her husband scann it for me/us.

Its the final publication of Transat, the journal of the wartime Association of Trans-Oceanic Radio Officers

Jam packed with...... photos of deceased and serving Ferry Command Radio Operators. This is a wonderful resource.

Please save down from this link and share. I have higher resolution copies if you need, this version is small to make it reasonably useable.



5th February 2013, 09:07
Dennis, many thanks for sharing this amazing piece of history.
But are you sure the PDF is OK? I have got several errors "reading page" when looking at the end of the PDF around page 40.


5th February 2013, 10:46
OK try with this, I took out the last three pages, they were a world map.

Does this work any better.


6th February 2013, 12:03
Thanks Dennis, now it is OK.


6th February 2013, 12:25

Thanks for digging this up and posting for us a fantastic resource of info!

e.g. "Atkinson C V Fatally injured in crash of 41-23882 at Trindad BWI Oct 14th 1942"



7th February 2013, 04:41
Hi Dennis:

Many thanks for posting the Transat newsletter - what a gem. I've been searching for years for the offspring of Henry Walter Newby (page 20) in the hope of finding his logbook and identifying the captain of the first Fortress IIA delivered to the UK - Newby was the radio operator while American George Insley Bliss was the copilot. At least I now know what he looked like!

If anyone has the ability to search for offspring, Newby was born in Toronto on Jan 26, 1914, son of Beatrice N Newby and was married at the time he was with Ferry Command. He left Ferry Command in December 1944.



26th January 2016, 00:12
Hello All:

Found this old thread while responding to the one on Catalina FP309.

For the sake of completeness - and to share the joy - a friend eventually located Henry Walter Newby's son (page 20 of the Transat magazine). He still had his father's ferry flight log which identified the pilot of the first Fortress IIA delivered to the UK, a long-time quest of mine. The friend then located the pilot's family who sent me a copy of his logbook.



7th February 2017, 03:03
That Transat magazine can now be found at: http://www.ww2irishaviation.com/transat4510-1.pdf

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