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by AlanW
Wed Sep 07, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: Sterling Bomber OJ-G 149 Squadron
Replies: 2
Views: 1105

Re: Sterling Bomber OJ-G 149 Squadron

Stirling EE879, OJ-G took off from Lakenheath 20.35 for ops to Berlin. Records show it crashing at Sputendorf, NNW of Ludwigsfelde with the loss of all the crew. Chorley states that the crew were laid to rest here, before being later transferred to the Berlin War Cemetery. The Berlin op looks to be ...
by AlanW
Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:48 am
Forum: Challenges
Topic: Aircraft Identification Challenge 252
Replies: 9
Views: 2372

Re: Aircraft Identification Challenge 252

I would have to agree with Cliff, on a Piaggio P108....
by AlanW
Wed Aug 03, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: General Section
Topic: WW2 RAF Crashes in Bomber County
Replies: 8
Views: 2211

Re: WW2 RAF Crashes in Bomber County

75sqdn Lancaster ND801, overshot on landing at Mepal, returning from Dortmund 3/4th Feb 45. 4 crew injured.
by AlanW
Thu Jul 28, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: Challenges
Topic: Aircraft Identification Challenge 251
Replies: 8
Views: 1524

Re: Aircraft Identification Challenge 251

A very "Whitley" looking Henschel 124 ?
by AlanW
Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: Fl/Lt Leslie Victor Walsh 150 Squadron
Replies: 5
Views: 1223

Re: Fl/Lt Leslie Victor Walsh 150 Squadron

He was very lucky, as the night after his last op with the King crew, they were lost. As for his Commission, i have him in LG 14th May 43
by AlanW
Fri Jul 08, 2016 5:19 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: Fl/Lt Leslie Victor Walsh 150 Squadron
Replies: 5
Views: 1223

Re: Fl/Lt Leslie Victor Walsh 150 Squadron

The difference in service numbers in the LG is that one is his enlisted number, and the shorter one is his commissioned officer number. At the time of his death, he was 150sqdn Gunnery Leader, and as far as i can ascertain by looking at crew lists, as Gunnery Leader he did not fly on any ops. Wellin...
by AlanW
Sun Jul 03, 2016 9:00 am
Forum: General Section
Topic: Lancaster PB634 / SR-U , No. 101 Sqdn. , lost 28.12.1944
Replies: 15
Views: 3534

Re: Lancaster PB634 / SR-U , No. 101 Sqdn. , lost 28.12.1944

There is in fact, every possibility that Ken Gibbs was the age stated at time of death, when you take into account the story of a Canadian airgunner, who lied about his age when enlisting, and was killed in April 45 at the age of 16.
by AlanW
Sat Feb 27, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: General Section
Topic: Flight logs
Replies: 3
Views: 616

Re: Flight logs

If you are referring to his flying logbook, then the answer is no. If you eventually find out information on any squadron's he was with, you can then look at their record books for details of flights/ops
by AlanW
Fri Feb 12, 2016 1:13 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: Aerial Photograph
Replies: 4
Views: 1275

Re: Aerial Photograph

Is it this one
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by AlanW
Wed Nov 04, 2015 6:44 pm
Forum: British Crews
Topic: T Smith 1021395 149 Sq
Replies: 2
Views: 599

Re: T Smith 1021395 149 Sq

Mick, not a supply drop to the resistance, but a "Gardening" (Sea Mining) op to the area off La Rochelle.