Keith Philpott
Keith Philpott

7:28 PM - Jul 17, 2011 #21

This is defintley the bomber and crew I'm looking for but I want photo's of the crew preferably individuals. Also if any one has anything about Ted Vigor-shotdown in 1943 or 44 and Normy Cooper I'd love to hear from you.

Chris
Hello Chris,

Have just found your string of messages from a little while ago on halifax LW674 E-Easy - You were asking for any pictures of the Crew.

Just wondering whether you had any luck?

I am desparatly searching myself for a Picture of P/O Luke Holoway (The Pilot) or the whole crew.
It seems that my Grandmother was going to marry Luke after the War but unfortunately as you already know that sadly he did not make it.

Did you have any luck in locating any Pictures of the Crew/Single Crew or Photos of the Aircraft?
I do have a Photo of who I think is Luke so that we could perhaps double check if you have one also?

If you can help in anyway at all please let us know.

Many thanks for your time - Best Regards - Keith.
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My M-i-L Niece to WJ Chudzik / GJA
My M-i-L Niece to WJ Chudzik / GJA

12:18 AM - Mar 12, 2012 #22

If you check on Richard Koval's site www.rcaf.com/6group/left.html there is a photo of a J. Lancaster of 420 squadron under his photo section in the individual photos. Cheers, Karl
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67.68.138.237 Thanks to everyone for there info January 2 2005, 7:00 PM

Thank you everyone for you're info, I appreciate it.

Chris


*** Note/GJA/2012, see http://www.6grouprcaf.com/ since this “6group” refers to No. 6 Bomber Group. And this is the site now by Richard Koval.

(Also see: http://www.canadianwings.com/Squadrons/ ... 450&page=2 and the Unit Information at http://www.canadianwings.com/Squadrons/ ... quadron-79 . The RCAF.com site is now www.Canadianwings.com . ***)

At the www.6grouprcaf.com site, under the “Our Photos” link, there are photos of the commanding officers, crews, and individuals. So then for the No. 420 Squadron, http://www.6grouprcaf.com/420Crews/index.htm and I believe this is the Halifax III aircraft “E-Easy” here:
http://www.6grouprcaf.com/420Crews/page ... secrew.htm
so he would have to be in this photo.
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My M-i-L Niece to WJ Chudzik / GJA
My M-i-L Niece to WJ Chudzik / GJA

12:41 AM - Mar 12, 2012 #23

If you check on Richard Koval's site www.rcaf.com/6group/left.html there is a photo of a J. Lancaster of 420 squadron under his photo section in the individual photos. Cheers, Karl
Rodusek
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67.68.138.237 Thanks to everyone for there info January 2 2005, 7:00 PM

Thank you everyone for you're info, I appreciate it.

Chris


*** Note/GJA/2012, see http://www.6grouprcaf.com/ since this “6group” refers to No. 6 Bomber Group. And this is the site now by Richard Koval.

(Also see: http://www.canadianwings.com/Squadrons/ ... 450&page=2 and the Unit Information at http://www.canadianwings.com/Squadrons/ ... quadron-79 . The RCAF.com site is now www.Canadianwings.com . ***)

At the www.6grouprcaf.com site, under the “Our Photos” link, there are photos of the commanding officers, crews, and individuals. So then for the No. 420 Squadron, http://www.6grouprcaf.com/420Crews/index.htm and I believe this is the Halifax III aircraft “E-Easy” here:
http://www.6grouprcaf.com/420Crews/page ... secrew.htm
so he would have to be in this photo.

Update: However, they were in aircraft LW674 when they perished, and this may not be that aircraft – as it is LW416.
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My M-iL- related to WJ Chudzik/GJA
My M-iL- related to WJ Chudzik/GJA

1:07 AM - Mar 12, 2012 #24

If you check on Richard Koval's site www.rcaf.com/6group/left.html there is a photo of a J. Lancaster of 420 squadron under his photo section in the individual photos. Cheers, Karl
On Binnie:
http://cometeline.org/ficheD019.html with a picture of Binnie. Also, picture of aircraft, though not sure it is exactly LW-674. It does come from Handley's page here.
There are pictures of those who escaped and survived with Binnie in the other photo.
To Translate:
http://translate.google.com/translate?s ... eD019.html

On Brakes:
same site: http://cometeline.org/ficheD318.html (no photo)
Translated: http://translate.google.com/translate?s ... eD019.html
==============================================================================

For more details and gravestones, see In French:
http://forcedlanding.pagesperso-orange. ... ealth2.htm
and run this URL through http://translate.google.com
Has individual headstones, and notes about the mission.
http://translate.google.com/translate?h ... th2.htm%20
=========================================

Also most in English:
http://www.inmemories.com/Cemeteries/theuville.htm with much of the same information and picture of the 6 graves.



The Canadian Wings site reorganized, but here is the 420th squadron info:
http://www.canadianwings.com/Squadrons/ ... 450&page=2
No. 420 Squadron

No. 420 Squadron formed in No. 5 Group, Bomber Command on 19 December 1941, as the RCAF's 18th - fourth Bomber - squadron formed overseas, at Waddington. It was equipped with Handley Page Hampen Mk Is and began operations in January 1942, flying...

And Unit Information: http://www.canadianwings.com/Squadrons/ ... quadron-79

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8:25 AM - Mar 15, 2012 #25

Hi
please could you E-mail me regarding WJ Chudzik
howard.waller@talk21.com
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Rick
Rick

12:18 PM - Jul 17, 2012 #26

Does anyone have pictures of crews or individuals from the 420 Snowy Owl Squadron. In 1943 I beleive it was they were stationed at Tholthrope Yorkshire. I'm looking for pics of Norman Binnie, Normy Cooper, Ted Vigor,and Bill Brayley. I'm not sure if all were posted to the 420 Squadron.

Chris
Does anyone have any pictures or knowledge of Antonio Roski ? Uncle... can't find any pictures of "L"



MZ-687 "L" did not return. pilot F/O GF Pritchard, 2nd Dickey P/O RH Davies, ba F/O Block, nav F/O Moffit, gun WO1 Surles, wop WO2 DBH Lorenz, ag F/Sgt AG Roski, and gun Sgt KG Boucock.

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Jay hunt
Jay hunt

12:56 PM - Oct 04, 2012 #27

Hi Chris,

Here's all the 420 Squadron Halifaxes listed in the database here. All are of Halifax aircraft & no crew details given, but the list may be of use...

Best wishes for the New Year.
Ian
57 R

LV953...00/00/00...BSqRAF p241...'Fangs of Fire' nose art...F
LW380...00/06/44...Halifax p138...'B' basking in summer sunshine...B
LW380...Planes A83 p10...PT-B in foreground on ground PT-Y at rear...B
LW676...00/06/44...Halifax p138 'Y' In background with LW217...Y
LW676...Planes A83 p10...PT-Y in background, PT-B in foreground...Y
LW676...00/08/44...THPH p146...PT-Y basking on a sunny grassy dispersal...Y
MZ420...00/07/44...HIA p34...Two a/c on ground being serviced
MZ423...00/00/45...BSqRAF p241...Tail section of this a/c lined up at Rawcliffe...B
MZ620...06/01/45...A/St4 p182...a/c taxies past
NR230...57#90419...PT-H at dispersal engines running...H
NR230...57/90420...PT-H at dispersal, taxies out 3/4 front view...H
NR230...57/90421...PT-H at dispersal, close up engines running...H
NR230...57/90421...H front 3/4 view of engines running up...H
........57#90411...PT-S crew pose with nose art...S
........57#90412...PT-O (possibly) at dispersal, crew door open...O
........57#90413...PT-V (possibly) "Viva Viva Viva" taxies in...V
........57#90415...Unidentified a/c nice side on with nose art
........57#90420...Unidentified a/c taxies away from the camera
........57/90411...Crew pose under nose of 'Sweet Sue' (?) PT-S...S
........57/90412...unidentified Halifax sits at dispersal (from rear)
........57/90413...PT-V 'viva viva viva' taxies in at Tholthorpe...V
........57/90420...evocative photo of Halifax taxying away
...00/00/44...BC36-68 p100...“Diane Cupid" nose art
...00/00/45...BSqRAF p241...‘Lets Get Crackin - City of London' artwork

Additionally we have the following pics:-
Squadron blazer badge
Marshalling group of Halifaxes with PT-C prominent
One of 420's Halifaxes being serviced at dispersal
Nose art "The Dusty Duke"
420 Sqn Halifax undergoing engine maintenance
Halifax PT-H showing mid-under gun clearly
I am compiling historical information about the RCAF 420 Snowy Owl Squadron as the “City Of London” bomber squadron during the war, as an auxiliary fighter squadron from 1948 to 1956, as 2420 AC&W Squadron from 1957 to 1961 and an Air Reserve Squadron at Shearwater, N.S. and Summerside, P.E.I. from 1974 to 1994.

I am looking for any historical documents, military records, magazine or newspaper clippings, and particularly pictures of aircraft in 420 markings. If you or anyone else connected with this forum has such material, I would appreciate it very much if you could contact me.


Thank you very much for your assistance.

Jay Hunt
Ottawa Canada
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1:00 PM - Oct 04, 2012 #28

Hi Chris,

Here's all the 420 Squadron Halifaxes listed in the database here. All are of Halifax aircraft & no crew details given, but the list may be of use...

Best wishes for the New Year.
Ian
57 R

LV953...00/00/00...BSqRAF p241...'Fangs of Fire' nose art...F
LW380...00/06/44...Halifax p138...'B' basking in summer sunshine...B
LW380...Planes A83 p10...PT-B in foreground on ground PT-Y at rear...B
LW676...00/06/44...Halifax p138 'Y' In background with LW217...Y
LW676...Planes A83 p10...PT-Y in background, PT-B in foreground...Y
LW676...00/08/44...THPH p146...PT-Y basking on a sunny grassy dispersal...Y
MZ420...00/07/44...HIA p34...Two a/c on ground being serviced
MZ423...00/00/45...BSqRAF p241...Tail section of this a/c lined up at Rawcliffe...B
MZ620...06/01/45...A/St4 p182...a/c taxies past
NR230...57#90419...PT-H at dispersal engines running...H
NR230...57/90420...PT-H at dispersal, taxies out 3/4 front view...H
NR230...57/90421...PT-H at dispersal, close up engines running...H
NR230...57/90421...H front 3/4 view of engines running up...H
........57#90411...PT-S crew pose with nose art...S
........57#90412...PT-O (possibly) at dispersal, crew door open...O
........57#90413...PT-V (possibly) "Viva Viva Viva" taxies in...V
........57#90415...Unidentified a/c nice side on with nose art
........57#90420...Unidentified a/c taxies away from the camera
........57/90411...Crew pose under nose of 'Sweet Sue' (?) PT-S...S
........57/90412...unidentified Halifax sits at dispersal (from rear)
........57/90413...PT-V 'viva viva viva' taxies in at Tholthorpe...V
........57/90420...evocative photo of Halifax taxying away
...00/00/44...BC36-68 p100...“Diane Cupid" nose art
...00/00/45...BSqRAF p241...‘Lets Get Crackin - City of London' artwork

Additionally we have the following pics:-
Squadron blazer badge
Marshalling group of Halifaxes with PT-C prominent
One of 420's Halifaxes being serviced at dispersal
Nose art "The Dusty Duke"
420 Sqn Halifax undergoing engine maintenance
Halifax PT-H showing mid-under gun clearly
I am compiling historical information about the RCAF 420 Snowy Owl Squadron as the City Of London bomber squadron during the war, as an auxiliary fighter squadron from 1948 to 1956, as 2420 AC&W Squadron from 1957 to 1961 and an Air Reserve Squadron at Shearwater, N.S. and Summerside, P.E.I. from 1974 to 1994.

I am looking for any historical documents, military records, magazine or newspaper clippings, and particularly pictures of aircraft in 420 markings. If you or anyone else connected with this forum has such material, I would appreciate it very much if you could contact me.


Thank you very much for your assistance.

Jay Hunt
Ottawa Canada
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1:50 PM - Oct 04, 2012 #29

Does anyone have pictures of crews or individuals from the 420 Snowy Owl Squadron. In 1943 I beleive it was they were stationed at Tholthrope Yorkshire. I'm looking for pics of Norman Binnie, Normy Cooper, Ted Vigor,and Bill Brayley. I'm not sure if all were posted to the 420 Squadron.

Chris
I am compiling historical information about the RCAF 420 Snowy Owl Squadron as the City Of London bomber squadron during the war, as an auxiliary fighter squadron from 1948 to 1956, as 2420 AC&W Squadron from 1957 to 1961 and an Air Reserve Squadron at Shearwater, N.S. and Summerside, P.E.I. from 1974 to 1994.

I am looking for any historical documents, military records, magazine or newspaper clippings, and particularly pictures of aircraft in 420 markings. If anyone connected with this forum has such material, I would appreciate it very much if you could contact me.


Thank you very much for your assistance.

Jay Hunt
Ottawa Canada
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6:07 PM - Apr 15, 2018 #30

Jay, don’t know if you still need them but check out http://www.wartimememoriesproject.com/w ... hp?pid=571

I also have an article about my dads graduation from the London paper, a couple photos ( most seem to have disappeared) and a pdf of my dads log book if you are interested still....
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