Joined: December 19th, 2004, 1:49 pm

March 15th, 2009, 3:43 pm #21

HERE'S WHAT'S IN THE DATABASE FOR 76 SQN:-
(sorry about the formatting - this is simply cut & pasted in)
Hope it helps?
Ian
57 R


BB238 HPH p128 76 'J' multi a/c line up J
DK148 26/07/1943 D/Break p103 76 'G' belly landed "Johnny the wolf" G
DK168 22/10/1943 D/Break p110 76 'H' taxies by waved off for ops H
DK168 25/07/1943 H/File p57 76 B Mk V series 1 (special) bellylanded H
DK168 25/07/1943 Halifax p051 76 Johnny the wolf belly landed in field H
DK168 22/10/1943 HH&H p118 76 'H' H
DK193 00/07/43 BSqRAF p106 76 B Mk V Srs 1 (Special) getting bombed up Y
DK193 30/08/1943 HH&H p109 76 'Y' loading bombs Y
DK203 00/10/43 D/Break p109 76 'A' 2 photo's, one wrecked other crew pose A
DK204 27/07/1943 D/Break p104 76 'L' crew gathered under nose for ops L
DK205 25/07/1943 HAW p2 76 Johnny the Wolf" bellylanded (see DK168)
DK223 06/09/1943 FTR p71 76 MP-N wrecked in rail yards in Germany, N
L9530 6 Yr Off p101 76 L flying overhead, bomb doors open L
L9530 6 Yr Off p145 76 L flying cloudy sky L
L9530 06/08/1941 BC 39-45 p50 76 Close up of Chris cheshire & his artwork L
L9530 00/00/41 BSqRAF p105 76 2 photo's - one in flight, other close up art L
L9530 D/Break p100 76 'L' Cheshires a/c in flight L
L9530 00/08/41 FTR p70 76 MP-L being serviced L
L9530 H/File p025 76 'L' Chris Cheshires personal mount L
L9530 00/08/41 H/File p51 76 a/c being serviced at Middleton St George L
L9530 Halifax p020 76 'L' Cheshires a/c at dispersal L
L9530 00/00/41 HAW p12 76 'L' Chris Cheshires a/c air to air L
L9530 31/08/1941 HH&H p62 76 'L' L
L9530 HIA p25 76 'L' Colour plate L
L9530 HP 57-18 76 Halifax Mk I series 1 L
L9530 00/06/41 HPH p121 76 'L' L
L9530 00/00/41 HSpec p9 76 'L' cheshires a/c L
L9530 HSWW2 p54 76 Side on painting of MP-L (Chris Cheshires a/c) L
L9530 Pendulum p224 76 Close up of Cyril Cheshires coat of arms
L9562 06/08/1941 BC 39-45 p50 76 Nice in flight shot 3/4 port rear view D
L9601 Halifax p016 76 Brand new a/c on grass dispersal
L9601 HIA p10 76 Brand new a/c went to 76 sqn
L9608 12/09/1941 Halifax p019 76 Engines running "Halifax" on ground
L9608 12/09/1941 HAW p14 76 Being christened
L9608 HIA p10 76 During christening as "HALIFAX"
L9608 12/09/1941 HPH p125 76 Halifax" naming ceremony
L9608 00/00/41 THPH p18 76 'HALIFAX' official named a/c taxying for t/off
LK630 00/00/43 D/Break p112 76 'D' crew pose in front of a/c D
LK645 00/00/43 D/Break p110 76 'S' crew pose in front of a/c S
LK785 24/07/1944 D/Break p117 76 'T' having another bomb applied to nose T
LK785 24/07/1944 HH&H p224 76 nose art
LK788 00/00/44 D/Break p119 76 'O' crew sitting under nose O
LK832 00/07/44 HH&H p224 76 'H' nose art H
LK903 00/10/43 D/Break p108 76 'G' crew pose in front of 3/4 view of a/c G
LK911 00/00/43 WRB p43 76 'Y' standing at dispersal being serviced Y
LK912 00/11/43 D/Break p112 76 'N' crew pose in front of a/c N
LK912 00/09/43 HH&H p136 76 'N' N
LW646 00/11/44 D/Break p121 76 'E' crew pose in front of nose + art E
LW648 00/08/44 D/Break p117 76 'A' crew sitting on nose (nose art)blackprince A
LW648 00/08/44 HH&H p225 76 'A' nose art A
LW648 HSpec p55 76 'A' nose art A
LW648 HSWW2 p55 76 Side on painting of 'Achtung The Black Prince' A
LW695 27/04/1944 D/Break p114 76 'M' crew pose at nose on ladder (nose art) M
LW695 21/04/1944 HH&H p222 76 'M' nose art M
MZ516 00/09/44 D/Break p118 76 'V' crew pose under nose + nose art V
MZ516 00/09/44 HH&H p221 76 'V' nose art V
MZ516 HSpec p51 76 'V' nose art V
MZ516 YAM CMH 76 Nose art 'U' + ground crews ref 4/34 U
MZ528 29/10/1944 D/Break p120 76 'K' damage sustained to fuselage K
MZ599 00/00/44 D/Break p116 76 'U' crew pose by sqn codes & door U
NA570 00/03/44 BC36-68 p91 76 MP-P waiting green light P
NA570 00/03/45 D/Break p122 76 'P' crew line up under nose + bomb tally P
NA584 00/11/44 D/Break p120 76 'Z' crew pose in front of 3/4 view of a/c Z
R9487 00/04/42 HH&H p72 76 'X' crew line up X
RG553 25/04/1945 D/Break p125 76 'T' falling out of control without tail T
RG556 00/00/46 BSqRAF p106 76 Side on photo of a/c on ground still as 76 sqn D
RG591 00/04/45 D/Break p123 76 'A' on ground 3/4 view A
RG591 00/04/45 D/Break p124 76 'A' crew pose prior to ops A
RG591 00/04/45 H/File p79 76 at base on ground A
W7671 00/09/43 Halifax p083 76 'W' banking to port W
W7671 00/07/42 HH&H p74 76 'W' Middle East W
W7671 THPH p79 76 in flight banking to port seen from stbd side W
W7805 03/04/1943 BC 39-45 p101 76 Bomb load ready under nose of a/c M
W7805 03/04/1943 HH&H p85 76 'M' being loaded with bombs M
12/12/1941 BC 39-45 p59 76 Actually with 10 Sqn. refueling shot
BofBC p2/3 76 5 Mk V's lined up / on dispersal
BofBC p315 76 Poor quality shot Hally taking off at dusk
00/04/43 D/Break p103 76 'C' crew boarding a/c via side door C
00/08/41 D/Break p99 76 'D' early B I in flight D
H/File p157 76 Nose art "Le Cren's Lament" K
00/08/41 Halifax p019 76 Hally landing on wet runway ex ops
HAW p90 76 Sqn a/c line up for ops
00/06/43 HH&H p132 76 Unidentified a/c
00/00/42 HH&H p194 76 Being refuelled
HIA p17 76 Hally being refuelled
HIA p8 76 'MP-?' in flight
HPH p124 76 Early BI in flight
HSpec p54 76 'O' nose art O
HSpec p72 76 Bristol B 12 Mk I mid upper turret
HSWW2 p19 76 'L' in flight, 3/4 front view L
HSWW2 p19 76 'L' in flight, 3/4 rear view L
00/03/42 Planes A83 p11 76 MP-W being bombed up at Mid St G W
00/00/41 Raider p22 76 'L' Cheshires a/c in flight L
00/00/41 Raider p23 76 'L' Cheshires a/c on the ground L
YAM CMH 76 Another bomb being painted on. ref 76/5
YAM CMH 76 Nose art 'Bugs Bunny' ref 20/66
Hello

Please does anybody know of a 10 Sqn Database?

If so I would be very grateful for a copy, I have a relative who served.

Thanks in advance!

Chris Simmonds
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Joined: December 19th, 2004, 1:49 pm

March 15th, 2009, 3:46 pm #22

HERE'S WHAT'S IN THE DATABASE FOR 76 SQN:-
(sorry about the formatting - this is simply cut & pasted in)
Hope it helps?
Ian
57 R


BB238 HPH p128 76 'J' multi a/c line up J
DK148 26/07/1943 D/Break p103 76 'G' belly landed "Johnny the wolf" G
DK168 22/10/1943 D/Break p110 76 'H' taxies by waved off for ops H
DK168 25/07/1943 H/File p57 76 B Mk V series 1 (special) bellylanded H
DK168 25/07/1943 Halifax p051 76 Johnny the wolf belly landed in field H
DK168 22/10/1943 HH&H p118 76 'H' H
DK193 00/07/43 BSqRAF p106 76 B Mk V Srs 1 (Special) getting bombed up Y
DK193 30/08/1943 HH&H p109 76 'Y' loading bombs Y
DK203 00/10/43 D/Break p109 76 'A' 2 photo's, one wrecked other crew pose A
DK204 27/07/1943 D/Break p104 76 'L' crew gathered under nose for ops L
DK205 25/07/1943 HAW p2 76 Johnny the Wolf" bellylanded (see DK168)
DK223 06/09/1943 FTR p71 76 MP-N wrecked in rail yards in Germany, N
L9530 6 Yr Off p101 76 L flying overhead, bomb doors open L
L9530 6 Yr Off p145 76 L flying cloudy sky L
L9530 06/08/1941 BC 39-45 p50 76 Close up of Chris cheshire & his artwork L
L9530 00/00/41 BSqRAF p105 76 2 photo's - one in flight, other close up art L
L9530 D/Break p100 76 'L' Cheshires a/c in flight L
L9530 00/08/41 FTR p70 76 MP-L being serviced L
L9530 H/File p025 76 'L' Chris Cheshires personal mount L
L9530 00/08/41 H/File p51 76 a/c being serviced at Middleton St George L
L9530 Halifax p020 76 'L' Cheshires a/c at dispersal L
L9530 00/00/41 HAW p12 76 'L' Chris Cheshires a/c air to air L
L9530 31/08/1941 HH&H p62 76 'L' L
L9530 HIA p25 76 'L' Colour plate L
L9530 HP 57-18 76 Halifax Mk I series 1 L
L9530 00/06/41 HPH p121 76 'L' L
L9530 00/00/41 HSpec p9 76 'L' cheshires a/c L
L9530 HSWW2 p54 76 Side on painting of MP-L (Chris Cheshires a/c) L
L9530 Pendulum p224 76 Close up of Cyril Cheshires coat of arms
L9562 06/08/1941 BC 39-45 p50 76 Nice in flight shot 3/4 port rear view D
L9601 Halifax p016 76 Brand new a/c on grass dispersal
L9601 HIA p10 76 Brand new a/c went to 76 sqn
L9608 12/09/1941 Halifax p019 76 Engines running "Halifax" on ground
L9608 12/09/1941 HAW p14 76 Being christened
L9608 HIA p10 76 During christening as "HALIFAX"
L9608 12/09/1941 HPH p125 76 Halifax" naming ceremony
L9608 00/00/41 THPH p18 76 'HALIFAX' official named a/c taxying for t/off
LK630 00/00/43 D/Break p112 76 'D' crew pose in front of a/c D
LK645 00/00/43 D/Break p110 76 'S' crew pose in front of a/c S
LK785 24/07/1944 D/Break p117 76 'T' having another bomb applied to nose T
LK785 24/07/1944 HH&H p224 76 nose art
LK788 00/00/44 D/Break p119 76 'O' crew sitting under nose O
LK832 00/07/44 HH&H p224 76 'H' nose art H
LK903 00/10/43 D/Break p108 76 'G' crew pose in front of 3/4 view of a/c G
LK911 00/00/43 WRB p43 76 'Y' standing at dispersal being serviced Y
LK912 00/11/43 D/Break p112 76 'N' crew pose in front of a/c N
LK912 00/09/43 HH&H p136 76 'N' N
LW646 00/11/44 D/Break p121 76 'E' crew pose in front of nose + art E
LW648 00/08/44 D/Break p117 76 'A' crew sitting on nose (nose art)blackprince A
LW648 00/08/44 HH&H p225 76 'A' nose art A
LW648 HSpec p55 76 'A' nose art A
LW648 HSWW2 p55 76 Side on painting of 'Achtung The Black Prince' A
LW695 27/04/1944 D/Break p114 76 'M' crew pose at nose on ladder (nose art) M
LW695 21/04/1944 HH&H p222 76 'M' nose art M
MZ516 00/09/44 D/Break p118 76 'V' crew pose under nose + nose art V
MZ516 00/09/44 HH&H p221 76 'V' nose art V
MZ516 HSpec p51 76 'V' nose art V
MZ516 YAM CMH 76 Nose art 'U' + ground crews ref 4/34 U
MZ528 29/10/1944 D/Break p120 76 'K' damage sustained to fuselage K
MZ599 00/00/44 D/Break p116 76 'U' crew pose by sqn codes & door U
NA570 00/03/44 BC36-68 p91 76 MP-P waiting green light P
NA570 00/03/45 D/Break p122 76 'P' crew line up under nose + bomb tally P
NA584 00/11/44 D/Break p120 76 'Z' crew pose in front of 3/4 view of a/c Z
R9487 00/04/42 HH&H p72 76 'X' crew line up X
RG553 25/04/1945 D/Break p125 76 'T' falling out of control without tail T
RG556 00/00/46 BSqRAF p106 76 Side on photo of a/c on ground still as 76 sqn D
RG591 00/04/45 D/Break p123 76 'A' on ground 3/4 view A
RG591 00/04/45 D/Break p124 76 'A' crew pose prior to ops A
RG591 00/04/45 H/File p79 76 at base on ground A
W7671 00/09/43 Halifax p083 76 'W' banking to port W
W7671 00/07/42 HH&H p74 76 'W' Middle East W
W7671 THPH p79 76 in flight banking to port seen from stbd side W
W7805 03/04/1943 BC 39-45 p101 76 Bomb load ready under nose of a/c M
W7805 03/04/1943 HH&H p85 76 'M' being loaded with bombs M
12/12/1941 BC 39-45 p59 76 Actually with 10 Sqn. refueling shot
BofBC p2/3 76 5 Mk V's lined up / on dispersal
BofBC p315 76 Poor quality shot Hally taking off at dusk
00/04/43 D/Break p103 76 'C' crew boarding a/c via side door C
00/08/41 D/Break p99 76 'D' early B I in flight D
H/File p157 76 Nose art "Le Cren's Lament" K
00/08/41 Halifax p019 76 Hally landing on wet runway ex ops
HAW p90 76 Sqn a/c line up for ops
00/06/43 HH&H p132 76 Unidentified a/c
00/00/42 HH&H p194 76 Being refuelled
HIA p17 76 Hally being refuelled
HIA p8 76 'MP-?' in flight
HPH p124 76 Early BI in flight
HSpec p54 76 'O' nose art O
HSpec p72 76 Bristol B 12 Mk I mid upper turret
HSWW2 p19 76 'L' in flight, 3/4 front view L
HSWW2 p19 76 'L' in flight, 3/4 rear view L
00/03/42 Planes A83 p11 76 MP-W being bombed up at Mid St G W
00/00/41 Raider p22 76 'L' Cheshires a/c in flight L
00/00/41 Raider p23 76 'L' Cheshires a/c on the ground L
YAM CMH 76 Another bomb being painted on. ref 76/5
YAM CMH 76 Nose art 'Bugs Bunny' ref 20/66
Hello

Please does anybody know of a 10 Sqn Database?

If so I would be very grateful for a copy, I have a relative who served.

Thanks in advance!

Chris Simmonds
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James Watt
James Watt

March 24th, 2009, 3:38 pm #23

I have seen in some recent postings here, that this site has access to "halifax database photos?" (is that correct?)
I have been looking for Halifax photos from 76sqn, only of the mark II series.these flew from late 42 to late 43 with the sqn and i am particularly interested in w7781,w7805,w7813,w7868,bb282,dt541,dt545,dt554,dt556,dt647,dt698and finally dt751.
It was really fascinating that you could pinpoint so many photos that seem really quite impossible for me to find.
Many thanks for any help in advance!
Lonny
I see that you have in your datbase pictures of this plane which was piloted by my father Reg (Jimmy) Watt and named after his wireless operator Akin Shenbanjo. The museum in Canada is planning on painting the nose art and writing something about these men especially looking to highlite Blacks in the RAF/RCAF.

Your datatbase suggests there are some photos that might help in this endevour.

LW648 00/08/44 D/Break p117 76 'A' crew sitting on nose (nose art)blackprince A
LW648 00/08/44 HH&H p225 76 'A' nose art A
LW648 HSpec p55 76 'A' nose art A
LW648 HSWW2 p55 76 Side on painting of 'Achtung The Black Prince' A

I am of course hoping to get high quality copies of these photos to forward to the museum to help them more accurately depict the aircraft and crew.

Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.

THANKS!

James H. Watt
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Eddie Fell
Eddie Fell

March 25th, 2009, 7:53 pm #24

James

Have you seen the post in this thread by Barry Jones (about 7 above yours in 2007)? Akin was Barry's father. The photos you refer to can be found in 'To See the Dawn Breaking' by Bill Chorley.

Cheers

Eddie
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JP
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June 9th, 2013, 8:49 am #25

I have seen in some recent postings here, that this site has access to "halifax database photos?" (is that correct?)
I have been looking for Halifax photos from 76sqn, only of the mark II series.these flew from late 42 to late 43 with the sqn and i am particularly interested in w7781,w7805,w7813,w7868,bb282,dt541,dt545,dt554,dt556,dt647,dt698and finally dt751.
It was really fascinating that you could pinpoint so many photos that seem really quite impossible for me to find.
Many thanks for any help in advance!
Lonny
Dear Lonny,

Today I read your post on the forum. I saw you were interested also in 76 Sqdn DT751. This one landed/crashed in America (NL) on 43-03-12.
My father in law's family helped at least one of the crewmembers getting away from the Germans.

Do you also have some info about that? I'm interested because I own a piece of outfit of one of the crewmembers. This piece I wanna alocate.

Kind regards,

JP (NL)
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August 21st, 2013, 2:33 pm #26

Hi JP I would be very interested to hear any stories you have on the crew of DT751 as my uncle W Wright was one of the crew members when it was shot down. He and other members of crew made it to the coast and stowed away on a boat but were captured. The story appears in the book Valley of the shadow death by Alwyn J Phillips. I have been unable to get a copy of this book so anything you can pass on would be gratefully received.
All the best Phil
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JP
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August 21st, 2013, 6:58 pm #27

Dear Phil,

Please contact me for more info.

Greets JP
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August 21st, 2013, 8:16 pm #28

Hi JP I can't seem to find any contact details for you, hopefully you can find mine and get in touch as I would very much like to hear the story.
All the best Phil
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August 24th, 2013, 2:08 pm #29

I'm sure you've already found these but just in case here's a bit more on DT751

http://www.lostaircraft.com/database.ph ... ntry&e=378#

This has about the pilot, second from the bottom.

http://www.conscript-heroes.com/escapel ... ermany.htm

And this is the guy that shot it down

http://translate.google.com/translate?h ... 2=Traduire

All the best Phil
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July 20th, 2015, 12:24 am #30

Hi Ian F., I have just found out that my father was a WOP/AG on this Halifax and flew bombing missions over occupied europe. I don't know how your site operates regarding information, but as i know very little about him and have no photos of him or the plane, i am obviously hoping you could fill in any of the blanks. My father's name is Warrent Officer Akin Shenbanjo, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal in Sept'44, and went on to study law at Leeds University. I would dearly love to know the names of his flight crew, etc.... let's face it i'd appreciate anything about him, good, bad or indifferent.
Yours faithfully, Barry Jones.
Hi Barry
It's a long time since you posted your message, but I hope you see this. I met your father in 1969 at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and worked with him there for a few weeks. He was the most charming, good-humoured man and I enjoyed working with him. I heard about some of his exploits in the RAF and one of the things he told me was that towards the end of the war or just after it he was a driver for King George VI - I don´t know whether you ever heard this, but I think he was quite proud to have driven the King!
Sincerely
Colin Burnie
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