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10:34 PM - Aug 27, 2011 #31

Hi - Have copies of the Operational Record Books for 102 Squadron for 1943, 1944 and 1945 if details required.

Neil
Hi Tom

My Uncle died aged 20 in Halifax JB918 call sign DY-T of Halifax Bomber group 102

His plane was shot down on the 26/27 April 1943 at 04:20

His RAF number is 1291074 Sgt at one point, when was also an RAF volunteer reserve at one point.

Shot down by Georg Kraft 12 NJG.3 on the night of April 26th 1943 Zuiderzee 04:29

Location 448 2H5 in See: 3900m


I'd like to follow the ORBs back from the reports of his planes loss to the point where Fred joins the squadron. Hopefully his name will crop up a few times in the ORBs.

Any other info would be great too!


Cheers
James




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10:36 PM - Aug 27, 2011 #32

Sorry it's Neil not Tom, this forum doesn't let you see the other posts as you type your reply!!


James
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7:30 PM - Sep 13, 2011 #33

This week we have just got news that my Great Uncle Joseph Marsh was with the 102 sqdn at Pocklington in 1943, below is a list of the crew:

Sergeant JOSEPH MARSH
1080667, 35 Sqdn, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, who died age 23 on 14 July 1943
Son of Joseph William and Ellen Marsh, of Upholland, Lancashire.
Remembered with honour RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL

Sergeant FRANK FREDERICK WARD
1321748, 35 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died age 21 on 14 July 1943
Son of Ernest C. and Bessie Ward, of Hornchurch, Essex.
Remembered with honour RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL

Sergeant STUART FRED HUGHES
1021591, 35 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on 14 July 1943
Remembered with honour RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL

Flight Sergeant FRANK WILLIAM WHITTAKER
1231515, 35 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died age 20 on 14 July 1943
Son of William and Mabel Elizabeth Whittaker, of Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Lancashire.
Remembered with honour RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL

Flight Sergeant EDWARD WRIGHT SAYWELL
415372, 35 Sqdn., Royal New Zealand Air Force who died age 25 on 14 July 1943
Son of Raymond and Margaret Maud Saywell, of New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand.
Remembered with honour RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL

Sergeant ERNEST RAYMOND MOORE
1379660, 35 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died age 30 on 14 July 1943
Son of Ernest John and Dorothy Amy Moore; husband of Jessie Louisa Moore, of Enfield, Middlesex.
Remembered with honour RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL

Sergeant RONALD W. WISSON pow - Held L6/357, pow No.450

This crew died on their first mission for 35sqdn, but the log books shows them flying over 14 for 102 sqdn during the early months of 1943.

I am in contact now with Ronald Wissons grandson, but would be interested to hear from anyone who can remember this crew, or anyone with photos of Pocklington during this time.. I'm guessing that some of you have some that are not on the web..

I believe there is some kind of 102 reunion, and that the man to talk to is Tom Wingham, does any one have details please.. IM me if you think thats the best way.

All the best
Chris



It seems a very long time ago that I began my research on my great uncle Joseph Marsh.

Not only have I built a web site dedicated to everyone that died on the Aachen raid of July 13/14 1943, but I am not beginging to build one dedicated to everyone that served with 102 Ceylon Squadron.

I hope the forum hosts are ok with me posting this here, I did so because I know this one post hits high on the search engine results for 102 Squadron.

Our web site address is www.102ceylonsquadron.co.uk

We are looking for everyone that has a link with 102 to send us their loved ones story.

We have already had a number of people send us articles and histories.. most of it is waiting to be written up by yours truely..

If any one has any questions I can be contacted via the web site.

All the best to you all

Chris
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Cat Dare
Cat Dare

9:46 AM - Sep 14, 2011 #34

Hi there,

Have just been looking at your website. I have tried to email you on the 102 ceylon squadron email address but got a delivery failed notification. I think my grandad was a bomber pilot in WW2 at was based at Pocklington. My email address is catdare@hotmail.com

Best wishes,

Catherine Dare.
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11:11 AM - Sep 14, 2011 #35

Have rteplied by email, thanks for the enquirey, great to hear from another family member of 102.
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5:11 PM - Sep 19, 2011 #36

Hi - Have copies of the Operational Record Books for 102 Squadron for 1943, 1944 and 1945 if details required.

Neil
Also know have copies of the ORB for 1941 and 1942

Neil
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Douglas MacDonald
Douglas MacDonald

10:02 AM - Sep 24, 2011 #37

Hi - Have copies of the Operational Record Books for 102 Squadron for 1943, 1944 and 1945 if details required.

Neil
Hi,

My father died recently and going through his papers we discovered that his uncle, James Jenkins MacDonald was killed around 25th June 1943 while serving with 102 Squadron.

All we know is that his grave is at Florennes Communal Cemetery and would appreciate if you had any more information about his final mission.


Regards,


Douglas MacDonald
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9:48 AM - Oct 03, 2011 #38

I have a photo of all the Wireless Operators on the Squadron and one of them is named Pugsley. I did 43 trips on 102 and I still have vivid memories of that time although it was 65 years ago. I will be meeting three other members of my crew next week in Brisbane.I will send you a copy of the photo if you like.Regards.
Just seen your post my grandad was on 102 squadron may to October 43 as a WAG
IF you have a pic of him that would be fantastic...his name was George Ollerhead ...regards Mark
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Harold Brabin
Harold Brabin

5:58 AM - Oct 12, 2011 #39

It seems a very long time ago that I began my research on my great uncle Joseph Marsh.

Not only have I built a web site dedicated to everyone that died on the Aachen raid of July 13/14 1943, but I am not beginging to build one dedicated to everyone that served with 102 Ceylon Squadron.

I hope the forum hosts are ok with me posting this here, I did so because I know this one post hits high on the search engine results for 102 Squadron.

Our web site address is www.102ceylonsquadron.co.uk

We are looking for everyone that has a link with 102 to send us their loved ones story.

We have already had a number of people send us articles and histories.. most of it is waiting to be written up by yours truely..

If any one has any questions I can be contacted via the web site.

All the best to you all

Chris
Hi, If you wish to give me your address I will send you a disk containing my War Diary.
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8:16 AM - Oct 24, 2011 #40

Sgt Ronald Peel flew as a bomb aimer in Halifax MZ652 DY-Z.
The aircraft crashed in Germany. No survivors.

The crew:

FO A.V. Maxwell Pilot
FO W A Rushforth Navigator
Sgt R.W. Peel Bomb Aimer
Sgt P. Stamper Wireless Op.
Sgt N.W. Amstein Air Gunner
Sgt L. McKenna Air Gunner
Sgt E. Walker Engineer

Just wanted to let you know that a page has been made on our site for this crew but we still really need some photo's if possible.

All the best

Chris
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