Coloured Images of the RAF & Luftwaffe.

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Re: Coloured Images of the RAF & Luftwaffe.

Post by W4783 » Mon Jan 19, 2015 3:25 am

75Sqdn RNZAF Lancaster and crew





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Re: Coloured Images of the RAF & Luftwaffe.

Post by K4KittyCrew » Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:04 pm

Great photos there, thanks. Also, If there is a known source, please list them.
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Re: Coloured Images of the RAF & Luftwaffe.

Post by W4783 » Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:37 am

Queen Elizabeth at 156Sqd RAF Warboys Feb 1944

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Post by W4783 » Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:41 am

Lancaster crew.

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Post by K4KittyCrew » Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:00 am

W4783 wrote:Queen Elizabeth at 156Sqd RAF Warboys Feb 1944

http://www.history.com

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Great photos W4783 ............. would it be fair to say the first 'glass' window above the bomb doors has been blacked out?
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Post by W4783 » Wed Feb 25, 2015 2:52 am

Yes it looks like it is blacked out. I also noted that it does not have the "'Window"' chute fitted on the starboard side nose. Maybe a newly issued aircraft :?: It still looks fairly clean, unless it has been scrubbed up for the Queens visit.
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Re: Coloured Images of the RAF & Luftwaffe.

Post by PAFG » Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:29 am

FWIW, 156 Squadron had a horrendous run of losses at the beginning of January:

1/2 Jan 44 - Berlin, 4 FTR
2/3 Jan 44 - Berlin, 5 FTR
5/6 Jan 44 - Stettin, all returned.
14/15 Jan 44 - Brunswick, 5 RTR

14 a/c FTR in four ops. Bomber Command stood down for the first two weeks of February, with the intention of training and building up the Squadrons. The campaign resumed on 15/16 Feb with the biggest Berlin raid of all - 893 a/c detailed. Berlin was laid on/scrubbed on 16, 17 and 18 Feb. After that, the pressure on Harris to conform with the USAAF's 'Big Week' was intense and Berlin dropped off the menu until 24/25 March (72 a/c FTR). It's a sad irony that the USAAF visited Berlin four times in early March - in daylight - with relatively light losses. This is when the US takes primacy in the European air war.

There would have been a lot of new aircraft and new crews in 156 Squadron in Feb 44.

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Re: Coloured Images of the RAF & Luftwaffe.

Post by smudgersmith218 » Fri Feb 27, 2015 5:58 pm

Hi,

Following on from Richards post on 156 Squadron, I would strongly recommend "They Led The Way ~ The Story of Pathfinder Squadron 156 By Michael P Wadsworth" a very good book.
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