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by Merlin
Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:47 am
Forum: General Section
Topic: F/O Ian Ross RAAF 617 Sqn
Replies: 15
Views: 2043

Re: F/O Ian Ross RAAF 617 Sqn

No problem Snowy I will look these out,scan them and send them as a pm. My father's log reads as follows: Date Hour Aircraft Type and No. Pilot Duty Remarks Flying Times 12/1/45 0835 Lancaster DV405 F/O Watts Wop "Ops" Bergen; Circled "Ditched" A/C; landed Milltown Day 8:20 Merlin
by Merlin
Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: General Section
Topic: F/O Ian Ross RAAF 617 Sqn
Replies: 15
Views: 2043

Re: F/O Ian Ross RAAF 617 Sqn

Hi Snowy

I will let you have copies of the letters I received from Freddie and also the page from my father's log-book albeit very brief. The experiences these young men went through, most certainly aged them.

Regards

Merlin
by Merlin
Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:39 am
Forum: General Section
Topic: F/O Ian Ross RAAF 617 Sqn
Replies: 15
Views: 2043

Re: F/O Ian Ross RAAF 617 Sqn

Hi Snowy A brilliant set of photographs, thanks so much for posting these. In the second photo, note the white flash in Ian's side cap. This was worn by aircrew under training. My father was a Signals Instructor with 617 and would have known Ian almost as well as he knew Mowbray Ellwood, who was Ian...
by Merlin
Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:44 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: F/O Ian Ross RAAF 617 Sqn
Replies: 15
Views: 2043

Re: F/O Ian Ross RAAF 617 Sqn

Hi Snowy

welcome to this forum. I have to firstly apologise for my own absence for a while which is due to a house-move!

I would be very interested to see any photos you have of Ian Ross and his crew if that is possible.

Regards

Merlin
by Merlin
Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:59 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: FLEMING, WO Melville (R109805/J89169)
Replies: 8
Views: 892

Re: FLEMING, WO Melville (R109805/J89169)

Thanks, answered my own question as he had flown some of the same ops as my Uncle. I am sure now Fleming was on 61 sqn before 156. The orbs had three different initials. He was on the Dashper crew from about 13th Nov 1942 Lancaster W4899 QR- 61 Sgt Dashper F. Capt Sgt Faraday W. F/E Sgt Watkins H. ...
by Merlin
Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:47 am
Forum: General Section
Topic: FLEMING, WO Melville (R109805/J89169)
Replies: 8
Views: 892

Re: FLEMING, WO Melville (R109805/J89169)

Hi Sandiego as promised I have found a reference to the DFC as follows: FLEMING, Melville WO1C, (C/R 109805) RCAF. 156 Squadron. London Gazette 12/12/1944 Page 5693. If there isn,t a citation in the L.G. it might be possible to find a reccomendation for the award in the National Archives; unfortunat...
by Merlin
Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:42 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: FLEMING, WO Melville (R109805/J89169)
Replies: 8
Views: 892

Re: FLEMING, WO Melville (R109805/J89169)

Hi Sandiego welcome to the forum. If you are able to see a copy of the 156 Squadron ORB (operational record book), it will almost certainly record the date that this airman joined the Squadron and the OTU (operational training unit) or Squadron that he was transferred from. I have a list of all the ...
by Merlin
Sat Apr 02, 2011 7:38 am
Forum: General Section
Topic: 67 YEARS AGO TODAY ..... 24th March 1944
Replies: 5
Views: 721

Re: 67 YEARS AGO TODAY ..... 24th March 1944

Hi Bob

I had the priviliege of meeting two Officers who survived Stalag Luft 3 and the enforced march. S/Ldr Gus Gunter and F/O Eddie Poulter, who were shot down in a 619 Sqn Lancaster.

I will look forward to seeing your photographs.

Regards Paul
by Merlin
Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:25 am
Forum: General Section
Topic: Wanted info on the loss of Stirling EF252 at Shepherds Grove
Replies: 8
Views: 1591

Re: Wanted info on the loss of Stirling EF252 at Shepherds G

Hi John

I was interested to note your remarks about the RAF Hospital at Ely in Cambridgeshire. Does anyone know if this is still there ? My father received treatment at Ely, (following a crash), in the burns unit. This was shortly after the war.
Regards

Merlin
by Merlin
Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:12 pm
Forum: 'The Mess Inn'
Topic: Listed on Ebay - Medals x 5
Replies: 7
Views: 871

Re: Listed on Ebay - Medals x 5

Merlin said ....... I aggree with you entirely, unfortunately from a collectors viewpoint the fact that most WW2 medals were not named makes it even worse. Please excuse my ignorance but recently, I've held the view that all crew members medals were en scripted with the crew members name on them. I...