Browse Items (10 total)

  • Tags: 149 Squadron

LEdwardsED1236492v1.pdf
South African Air Force observers or air gunners log book for Ellis Edwards, bomb aimer, covering the period from 9 February 1942 to 29 March 1943 when he was missing in action on a raid to Berlin. Detailing his flying training and operations flown.…

AAdamsT160616.mp3
Tony Adams grew up in Australia and was studying accountancy when he was conscripted into the army at the age of 18. He later transferred to the Air Force. He trained as a wireless operator and was sent overseas to the UK in June 1943. After…

RAF Mildenhall was in Suffolk eight miles north of Newmarket. It opened in 1934 and by September 1939 the station was home to 149 Squadron in 3 Group Bomber Command. The squadron flew Wellingtons until converting to Stirlings in late 1941. In…

149 Squadron was formed in 1918 and at the beginning of the war was stationed at RAF Mildenhall in 3 Group equipped with Wellingtons.
In November 1941 the squadron converted to Stirlings and it flew more sorties with the Stirling than any other…

RAF Tempsford was in Bedfordshire, three miles north east of Sandy. Construction started in July 1940 and was completed in October 1941, when the station became home to the RAF Special Duty Service as part of 3 Group. 138 and 161 Squadrons arrived in…

ASolinD170220.mp3
Donald Solin grew up in Perth, Western Australia and worked in a store before joining the Air Force. He served in Europe and North Africa. and flew 40 operations as a pilot with 624 Squadron, a special duties squadron dropping supplies and agents…

ABatesP151009.mp3
Philip Bates grew up in Lancashire and joined the Royal Air Force in 1940. He served as ground crew with Coastal Command before remustering as aircrew. He flew operations as a flight engineer with 149 Squadron until his aircraft was shot down and he…

ABatemanJT160802.mp3
James Bateman trained in Canada and completed tour of operations as a navigator with 149 Squadron

NWrightJ150410-01.jpg
Three months before he went missing Sergeant J A Clough wrote his parents a letter expressing no having regrets dying for his country. Annotated '8/12/42 149sqn'.

PCushwayAW16010029.jpg
A formation of three Wellingtons, 'W-OJ, M-OJ' and N-OJ' silhouetted against the sky.
Output Formats

atom, dc-rdf, dcmes-xml, json, omeka-xml, rss2