Members Login
Username 
 
Password 
    Remember Me  
Post Info TOPIC: Squadron 78 , Breighton, England Photos


Aircraftsman 1st Class

Status: Offline
Posts: 4
Date:
Squadron 78 , Breighton, England Photos
Permalink   


Hello. I am trying to locate aircrew photos that include my Late father when he was a navigator in Halifaxes (1944 and 1945).  His name is Wilfred J Loyer (aka Did).
He flew with the RAF in squadron 78 even though he was still RCAF  .
Ops include : Havvarden, Witten, Recklinghausen, Dulmen, Sterkrade, Hamburg, Stade and Bayreuth.
Would anyone with photos of the 78th squadron please send them to dloyer@cogeco.ca .

__________________


Aircraftsman 1st Class

Status: Offline
Posts: 4
Date:
Permalink   

No photos from the 78th squadron crews from anyone ? 

__________________
Anonymous

Date:
Permalink   

yes i have some photo's, my grandad was i rear gunner from 1943 before being posted to 99 squadron after his full tour with 78



__________________
Anonymous

Date:
Permalink   

Could you send a electronic copy to dloyer@cogeco.ca   ?

Many thanks.



__________________


Flying Officer

Status: Offline
Posts: 32
Date:
Permalink   

Anonymous

Interested to learn more of your Grandfathers experiences on 78 . . .  

Nemo Non Paratus

Tony H

78 Sqn

RAF Benson

 

 



__________________
Anonymous

Date:
RE: Squadron 78, Breighton, England Photos
Permalink   


Hello Tony.  My late father was with the 78th squadron (Canadians assigned to RAF).

I have his navigator log book and 2 or three photos of him in uniform but very little else.  I did obtain his service records from the RCAF people.

I will send you electronic copies of the log if you provide your email address and have one story were dad was almost court marshalled for a life saving decision he made.

Dennis Loyer ( dloyer@cogeco.ca )



__________________


Flying Officer

Status: Offline
Posts: 32
Date:
RE: Squadron 78 , Breighton, England Photos
Permalink   


Denis

tonyhibberd752@yahoo.co.uk

 

For info the current 78 Sqn maintain very good links with Breighton airfield they have a website too - lookup "Real Areoplane Company" on either FB or the www

Memorials exists at Bubwith church 1m N of Breighton and outside our hangar to either the WWII casualties or all who have lost their lives serving on 78 Sqn

One book already exists on 78 "Nobody Unprepared" another is in progress   

The Sqn crest will feature in the new Bomber Command Memorial in Green Park London, and the Standards of all still operational ex BC Sqns will hopefully be on parade on the day too

Nemo Non Paratus!

Tony H

 

   

 



__________________


Squadron Leader

Status: Offline
Posts: 71
Date:
Permalink   

My late father was at 78 squadron,Breighton, during May 1944 as part of his training as w/op-coming from 78 squadron then after posted to 1652HCU. Ended up in pathfinder crew on 35 squadron (Graveley.)

 

PaulH (Cambs)

 



-- Edited by paulh on Friday 27th of April 2012 11:32:17 AM

__________________

picture is my late father in about 1945

research findings at www.fltherod.wordpress.com



Flying Officer

Status: Offline
Posts: 32
Date:
Permalink   

Paul

If you have any further info on yr father and are willing to share it, it would be greatly appreciated

Tony H
78 Sqn
Benson

__________________


Squadron Leader

Status: Offline
Posts: 71
Date:
Permalink   

Tony,

pm sent.

PaulH



__________________

picture is my late father in about 1945

research findings at www.fltherod.wordpress.com

Peter Wallbridge

Date:
Permalink   

My father was with the 78th Squardon and stationed in Breighton. He was a navigator and his crew were George Bissett, Ken Taylor, Dennis Hawkins, Arthur Jordon, Fred Ireland and Jock Wallace. Have you come across any of these names in your research?

I have a photograph of this group together with a group 78 squardon with Halifax S (Sugar) , navigation section and gunnery section photograph dated 4th may 1945 and various other photographs.

Is there a 78 squardon association I could get in contact with.

Regards,

Peter Wallbridge



__________________


Flying Officer

Status: Offline
Posts: 32
Date:
Permalink   

Peter

 

Please contact me at tonyhibberd752@yahoo.co.uk

 

Kind Rgds

 

Tony H

78 Sqn 



__________________


Corporal

Status: Offline
Posts: 14
Date:
Permalink   

Hi, Tony - I've just e-mailed you with an information request for my Great Uncle James W Love - I believe that he was Flt Sgt James W Love, Mid Upper Gunner, 78 Sq' LK762 (lost on Nuremburg raid, 20th/21st Match 1944) - just need to tie up confirmation that they are one-and-the-same man, as I'm writing his brother's (my Grandfather's) own 101 Sq' RAF WW2/PoW memoirs, and seek to clarify the point with the view to expanding the linked stories...

Regards,

Barry L.

__________________
Anonymous

Date:
Permalink   

I'm looking for the full 78 Squadron Photograph with S Sugar. I have lost my copy.



__________________


Aircraftsman 1st Class

Status: Offline
Posts: 3
Date:
Permalink   

Hi, my grandfather was a 78Sqn gunner in 1944. His name was E W Hobbs. Unfortunately my family doesn't have many of his records left, if anyone has any information / photos' of the Sqn from 1944 I would be most grateful.

__________________


Aircraftsman 1st Class

Status: Offline
Posts: 4
Date:
Permalink   

Found a photo of the 78 squadron circa 1945:

 

group1945f.JPG



Attachments
__________________
Terry

Date:
Permalink   

Thank you for this 1945 78 Sqn photo. I am fairly certain my father (Flt Lt Myers RCAF) is 2nd from left in front row.



__________________


Flying Officer

Status: Offline
Posts: 32
Date:
Permalink   

Re your question on Air Gunner E Hobbs, I  assume he survived the war as there are were AG's of that name on 78 Sqn KIA/MIA in either '44 or 45. Do you have a rank and/or service number available?

 

Kind Regards

 

Tony H   



__________________


Flying Officer

Status: Offline
Posts: 32
Date:
Permalink   

Terry

 

How long was your father on 78 Sqn?

Kind Regards

Tony H

 

 



__________________


Aircraftsman 1st Class

Status: Offline
Posts: 2
Date:
Permalink   

Hello Tony;

He was a 78 Sqn pilot from October 44 until end of April 45 (31 missions).



__________________


Flying Officer

Status: Offline
Posts: 32
Date:
Permalink   

If you have any information on his service, i.e. copies of log books, images etc of your father that you would be willing to share I'd be most interested. I was the voluntary history officer for 78 Sqn up until Oct 2012

Kind Regards

Tony H

tonyhibberd752@yahoo.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

   



__________________


Aircraftsman 1st Class

Status: Offline
Posts: 2
Date:
Permalink   

I do have his logbook which I will scan and forward. There may be a couple of other items related to 78 Sqn as well. I will send direct to your yahoo address once I have it completed.

Terry



__________________


Flying Officer

Status: Offline
Posts: 32
Date:
Permalink   

Terry

Many thanks - will look forward to it with interest!

Kind Regards

Tony

 



__________________


Aircraftsman 1st Class

Status: Offline
Posts: 1
Date:
Permalink   

hello,

i am new on this forum; i found it because i was looking for photos about a crew of the 78 squadron, fell down in my small village of france where we have 6 of them buried in the churchyard of souilly; we are looking for informations because we want to describe what happened on a panel that we will install along the road, closed to the place of the crash. For the tourists. And because 2 members of 2 differents families of the crew killed came recently to see the place of the crash. SO... if you got something, you can write me here : jerome.nicolas2@wanadoo.fr


I want to say to Tony that there is a little mistake in the book "NOBODY UNPREPARED- nemo non paratus" p128, Sgt Dunleavy is written "killed" instead of PoW :
aircrewremembered.com/orr-richard.html

jerome


__________________
Kemp,

Date:
Permalink   

My father age 97 was with 78th squadron flying bombers .his crew were Canadians, Australians and he himself was a volunteer from brazil. Crew names were flying officer Max Mclellan pilot, flight set M.Phillips navigator, sgt B.Hollingsworth bomb aimer, Sgt.,L.Brown,wireless operator, Sgt. Landquist gunner,Sgt.S.Adams gunner, flying officer Harry Kemp flight engineer.

My father would be interested to find out anything about his crew since 1945.



__________________


Flying Officer

Status: Offline
Posts: 32
Date:
Permalink   

Hi Kemp

When convenient can you contact me re your fathers service on 78 Sqn



__________________


Aircraftsman 1st Class

Status: Offline
Posts: 1
Date:
Permalink   

KEMP,

My name is Adriano Silva Baumgartner, a former Brazilian Commercial pilot. I am currently working on a major book-tribute to ALL Brazilians who enlisted, trained, died, served and survived WW2 while flying with the RAF, RCAF and other Allied Air Forces, such as USAAF.

Please could you contact me, so we could have your father's biography included on this book?

OBS: All revenues of this work will be donated to charity, at least this is my intention...Your father and the men of his breed all fought for a better world and freedom...it is the minimum I can do, to keep their flame alive...

My contact is: baumgartner_asv@yahoo.com.br

Thank you

Adriano Silva Baumgartner, ASV 00.344, Commercial Pilot CANAC 892471

__________________
Adriano Silva Baumgartner
Anonymous

Date:
Permalink   

My uncle, Andrew JOHN Kerr Steven, was the navigator with this crew until he bailed out just north of Berlin a few raids before this one. He was with another crew until they crashed in departure from Breighton the week before the Berlin raid. 



__________________


Group Captain

Status: Offline
Posts: 168
Date:
Permalink   

Hi Tony H,

Do you have the ORB's for 78 Sqn for April-June 1944?

 

Regards,

 

John.



__________________
Anonymous

Date:
Permalink   

Hi John

I should have the ORB's for 1944 & 1945 early in the New Year (just waiting to receive copies of them) I currently only have 1939 > 1943!

Tony

 

 

 



__________________
Anonymous

Date:
Permalink   

when did he serve with 78? Which airbase? 



__________________
Anonymous

Date:
Permalink   

Breighton but I have his service history whilst in the RAF and it seems he spent most of his service as an instructor. I am interested to know if it is possible to go to Kew and have acess to more detailed information. I am interested in the crew report of his bailing out over Berlin and how fate had him in that aircraft.



__________________
Anonymous

Date:
Permalink   

My father, William L Sandilands, was with 76 and 78 sqns and was killed 28 October 1944 over Westkapelle with 76 sqn (his 29th mission). I have never seen any photos of his crew. Is it true that after 30 missions the airmen were given a long leave? - Roger Sandilands, Glasgow. r.j.sandilands@strath.ac.uk

 



__________________


Group Captain

Status: Offline
Posts: 168
Date:
Permalink   

Hi Roger,

Crew after completing 30 ops were usually give 6 months break from operations and were sent to a training unit as an instructor in their various trades. This would then be followed by a second tour of operations.

Regards,

John.



__________________


Aircraftsman 1st Class

Status: Offline
Posts: 4
Date:
Permalink   

Does anyone have a good quality digital photo copy of the 1945 78th squadron group pic ? The one I added to this forum (above) was just a photo of a photo and I was hoping for a clearer shot.

__________________
Page 1 of 1  sorted by
 
Quick Reply

Please log in to post quick replies.

Tweet this page Post to Digg Post to Del.icio.us


Create your own FREE Forum
Report Abuse
Powered by ActiveBoard