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by colinpateman
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: 218 Squadron Frederick Norton
Replies: 1
Views: 894

Re: 218 Squadron Frederick Norton

I forgot to mention that the name Norton appears to be connected to a crew captained by a pilot called Hall. I have tried to check on the NA ORBs which is where I got this observation from but the name may obviously have no connection to Frederick Norton. Thanks again.
by colinpateman
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: 218 Squadron Frederick Norton
Replies: 1
Views: 894

218 Squadron Frederick Norton

F/O F J NORTON escaped from Lancaster PD296 on 28 January 1945 to become a POW. He was the only survivor from that crew captained by Gilbert Evers. I think Norton was the second Navigator on the crew. I bought From St Vith to Victory to assist with my interest in Norton hoping he would pop up in res...
by colinpateman
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: 49 Squadron crew speculation for loss on the ground
Replies: 0
Views: 1961

49 Squadron crew speculation for loss on the ground

It appears that speculation exists as to the fate of four crew member to F/Sgt Kirtons crew of 49 Squadron who were lost over MANNHEIM 5/6 September 1943. 'Beware of the Dog at War' the plotted history book of 49 Sqd eludes to the fact that having parachuted to safety the four men fell to hostile ac...
by colinpateman
Mon May 08, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Short Stirling Aircraft Database
Topic: Flight Engineer Station
Replies: 5
Views: 4227

Re: Flight Engineer Station

James.
This last image is superb, one I have never seen and it provides great detail in respect of several areas of interest. Can I ask if you know any more information as to Squadron or identities. Thank you for your effort with my post, much appreciated.
Colin.
by colinpateman
Sun May 07, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Short Stirling Aircraft Database
Topic: Flight Engineer Station
Replies: 5
Views: 4227

Flight Engineer Station

Dear all I have a request in relation to finding any examples of internal images of the Stirling Flight Engineer station. Pino has kindly provided some small images showing the station but I very much would like an example with the Flight Engineer present. This is proving frustratingly difficult.......
by colinpateman
Sun May 07, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Short Stirling Aircraft Database
Topic: A bit more work in progress..sorry if you've seen these before
Replies: 18
Views: 6536

Re: A bit more work in progress..sorry if you've seen these before

I have just returned to this posting and became reminded of the quality of research undertaken, congratulations all round.
by colinpateman
Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:47 am
Forum: General Section
Topic: Early Flight Engineer Training
Replies: 6
Views: 2274

Re: Early Flight Engineer Training

This is without doubt the knowledge base for the Short Sterling but we appear to be coming up short on Flight Engineer information. When brought into service the position of Flight Engineer was not policy nor structured in training. Has anyone evidence of what took place with engine minders or co op...
by colinpateman
Sat May 21, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: 298 Squadron Varsity
Replies: 2
Views: 1115

Re: 298 Squadron Varsity

Bruno.

Thank you, have contacted you on the 38 group e mail.
by colinpateman
Fri May 20, 2016 6:10 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: 298 Squadron Varsity
Replies: 2
Views: 1115

298 Squadron Varsity

Has anyone the ORB for 298 Squadron.
I am looking for any information on Warrant Officer Parson the pilot who towed Hamilcar chalk 280 on operation varsity.
by colinpateman
Wed Apr 08, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: Bomber Command flying clothing
Replies: 10
Views: 3517

Re: Bomber Command flying clothing

I agree......