149 Squadron Photos & Details

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149 Squadron Photos & Details

Post by K4KittyCrew » Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:18 am

Hi Folks,

Our good friends over at http://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&sourc ... ZiajZdXgIg Alan Fraser and crew, have allowed me to post some photos from their site. This is a very good collection of photos, many come from Chris Seager, for who, along with Alan, we thank.

If anybody wishes to add any further photos or details, please do.
John
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Post by kookabat » Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:53 am

I see Tommy Knox is mentioned as the source of some of the info under a couple of those photos John - I met Tom at Canberra this year (current photo of him here). In fact I've just spoken to him on the phone and hope to go and visit him when I'm next in Sydney in a couple of weeks. There are not too many Stirling flight engineers in Australia these days, and Tom's a lovely bloke.

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Re: 149 Squadron Photos & Details

Post by K4KittyCrew » Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:39 am

Great stuff Adam, on behalf of all the forum members, please pass on our regards. ( your site looks great too, mate )
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Post by K4KittyCrew » Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:43 am

Found this photo on the net. Could not find a credit for it but if anyone has details, please let me know and I will acknowledge it.
John
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Post by PAFG » Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:28 pm

Great photos, thanks for posting.

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Post by smudgersmith218 » Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:30 pm

K4KittyCrew wrote:Found this photo on the net. Could not find a credit for it but if anyone has details, please let me know and I will acknowledge it.
John
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John,

From memory, this is one of a number of pictures taken of No.149 (East India) when attacking in daylight the VI sites early July / August 1944. I am sure Richard will be able to exspand on this.

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Post by K4KittyCrew » Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:34 am

Hi Gillianm2011,

Have you had a chance to look thru the crews on this 'post' ?
John
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Re: 149 Squadron Photos & Details

Post by AlanW » Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:59 am

John,
Third photo in group, with unknown crew, and last 5 letters "iplow"
F/Lt H.E.T. Triplow, RAAF, pilot.
F/O G.H. Hart, Nav.
Sgt W. Jeffcott, W/Op.
P/O E.G. Walk, B/A.
F/Sgt V.E. Nagle, RAAF, M/U.
Sgt C. Houlgrave, F/E.
F/Sgt J.A.F. Lapensee, R/G.
There is no paralell in warfare, to such courage and determination in the face of danger, over so long a period. Such devotion, should never be forgotten.

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Re: 149 Squadron Photos & Details

Post by K4KittyCrew » Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:16 am

smudgersmith218 wrote:
K4KittyCrew wrote:Found this photo on the net. Could not find a credit for it but if anyone has details, please let me know and I will acknowledge it.
John
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John,

From memory, this is one of a number of pictures taken of No.149 (East India) when attacking in daylight the VI sites early July / August 1944. I am sure Richard will be able to exspand on this.

Regards

Steve
I finally found the details to this photo.
John

Fit Lt Bob Chapell and his 149 Squadron crew were typical of Bomber Command's contribution to Special Duties operations in 1944, which they flew in addition to minelaying and bombing sorties. Between September 1943 and September 1944 they completed 15 Special Operations Executive(SOE) "parachutages ...
http://www.warandgamemsw.com/blog/59619 ... stirlings/
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Re: 149 Squadron Photos & Details

Post by PAFG » Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:26 am

Great photos. A surprising number of 'O' for Observer brevet badgets given the dates seem to indicate that most of the photos were taken in 1944?

Richard

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