102 Sqn Pocklington

Joined: November 13th, 2003, 9:00 pm

November 13th, 2003, 9:00 pm #1

Hi folks, this is a copy of a post i've just put on another Halifax forum, so apologies to those who have already seen it. I am looking for any info regarding a 102 Sqn Halifax Mk111 based at RAF Pocklington in 1944. I've asked before without much success, but i'm hoping something may turn up. I know the code letters were DY-C and the serial no was MZ300. This aircraft survived the war and was struck off charge on 20th March 1947. I believe it also flew with 77 and 10 Sqns but I don't know when or what its code letters would have been. Between June and Aug 44 with A flight 102 sqn the pilot was a Flt Sgt Adams (possibly Alfred F Adams)and the Flight Engineer was a Sgt E. Moore (1493595).
Any info on this aircraft or its crew (especially Sgt Moore who was at 1652 HCU Marston Moor from Feb to June 44) would be appreciated. Any photos especially welcome. (I have access to a scanner and so could borrow, copy, and return any photos).

Please help if poss. I live in Liverpool and have no chance of getting to Kew in the forseeable future.

Thanks..... Jon Shelley
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Tim cope
Tim cope

November 22nd, 2003, 5:50 pm #2

I have been gathering info on 102 squadron for research on a book. I have some bits and bobs on the crew. let me know your email I will be glad to send you the bit through.
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Joined: November 13th, 2003, 9:00 pm

November 27th, 2003, 6:38 am #3

Hi, my email is as follows....

blue.jonshell@virgin.net

Any info however small would be appreciated.

Thanks Jon
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Joined: January 26th, 2004, 6:59 am

January 26th, 2004, 6:59 am #4

Jon my father was a 102 Squadron pilot joined the squadron in December 44 and flew 20 missions between then and 25 April 45.
Flew DY - J Mark VI Halifax for most ops.

Dad is stll alive and well and I am sure would be happy to help you if he could.




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Tim Cope
Tim Cope

January 26th, 2004, 8:03 pm #5

Did your father fly on the raid to Madgeburg 16.01.45 if he did I would love to hear his account. Because I have written a book following the life of one Halifax Bomber from May 1944 to 16th Jan 1945 when she failed to return any info would be appreciated.
Many thanks
TIM
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Mark Petersen
Mark Petersen

January 26th, 2004, 9:22 pm #6

Tim,
My Father was on B flight and did not go to Madgeburg. His first raid in January was 28th to Stuttgart (in a Mark III MZ694)

He then went on raids on 2,7,13 and 21 Feb with the 21 Feb raid being the first in the Mark VI Halifax.

He has his log and details of the raids but not sure that it will be of help to you.

Regards
mark
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January 30th, 2004, 1:23 pm #7

Mark,

Great to hear from you. I'm going to email you shortly about 102 sqn. Any info your Dad would like to pass on would be greatly appreciated.

Jon
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January 30th, 2004, 1:27 pm #8

Note for Tim,

Tim i emailed you a while ago reference your offer of information (see earlier posts). Did you ever receive it? If not the request still stands (please).

Thanks in advance Jon
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Tina Priestman
Tina Priestman

April 13th, 2004, 12:21 pm #9

Hi folks, this is a copy of a post i've just put on another Halifax forum, so apologies to those who have already seen it. I am looking for any info regarding a 102 Sqn Halifax Mk111 based at RAF Pocklington in 1944. I've asked before without much success, but i'm hoping something may turn up. I know the code letters were DY-C and the serial no was MZ300. This aircraft survived the war and was struck off charge on 20th March 1947. I believe it also flew with 77 and 10 Sqns but I don't know when or what its code letters would have been. Between June and Aug 44 with A flight 102 sqn the pilot was a Flt Sgt Adams (possibly Alfred F Adams)and the Flight Engineer was a Sgt E. Moore (1493595).
Any info on this aircraft or its crew (especially Sgt Moore who was at 1652 HCU Marston Moor from Feb to June 44) would be appreciated. Any photos especially welcome. (I have access to a scanner and so could borrow, copy, and return any photos).

Please help if poss. I live in Liverpool and have no chance of getting to Kew in the forseeable future.

Thanks..... Jon Shelley
http://www.bordertelegraph.com/news/arc ... xter_.html

Hi

Not sure if you are aware of Alun Emlyn Jones - see attached article. If you want his contact details please email me.

regards

Tina Priestman
(ps my husband was involved in the memorial located on Garrowby Hill)
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christine johnson
christine johnson

February 21st, 2008, 2:18 pm #10

I'm not even sure if I'm on the right site to request help with my enquiry, but will leave a message in the hope that if I'm not, then someone out there will put me on the right track!
My son is trying to research my late dad's RAF career and would welcome ANY information he can gather on his time at Pocklington.My father's name was Flt Sgt Cyril George William PUGSLEY,he was a wireless operator/air gunner. He was a member of 102 (Ceylon) Squadron and was based at Pocklington between the 10th July, 1944 and the 16th December, 1944. We have a photograph of the crew he flew with in the Halifax with the nose painting and logo "The Flying Scot". The crew members appear to have written their own names and addresses on the back of the photo, two are New Zealanders - H.J. Hammond from Christchurch and R.H> Selby from New Plymouth. Another two are from the London area -one signature is quite difficult to decipher but I think the name is G. Armsby of Holmstall Avenue, Burnt Oak, Edgware and the other is J.W. Chown of Willingdon Road, Wood Green, London.
The two other crew members are from Kent and Sussex and I think I am already "on their trails".
If there is anyone with any information whatsoever to offer, then both my son and I would be more than grateful to hear from you.

With best wishes,
Christine Johnson
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