Over the years I have had a number of photographs sent to me without any captions or details with them. All I know is that they are “believed” to be of members of No.218 Squadron. The vast majority I have managed to discover the crew or individual by cross referencing other photographs or calling upon the assistance of former squadron members. In the hope that there is a family member, an ex veteran or a fellow researcher who can help with identifying these photographs I will be posting these photographs over the coming months.
If you can help please, get in contact. Thank you.
Sadly, it is becoming increasingly regular for photographs which have been contributed by families / members and published on this site to be copied without permission and used on other sites without the common decency of asking Not only is this disrepectful to the association but the individuals who kindly donated them. I have taken the steps to modify all photographs from September 1st 2016 in such a way that they can be identified as originating from this web site. Any individual / remembrance sites using photographs without permission will be identified on this site.
A poor quality photograph of a squadron Avro Lancaster. The nose art is hard to determine but it looks like “Curly the Catapiller”. The assemble crew are unknown as is the aircrafts identity.
UPDATE : I have just found out that this is the crew of Leslie Crawford RAAF. Les joined the squadron on December 18th 1944. He and his crew started operations in December 1944c and had by VE Day flown 24 operations plus 5 Manna trips. It is believed that the Lancaster is ME860 XH-G of “C”-Flight.
A recent email from Michele Coiz from north east Italy, confirms that this is the church at Auberive sur Suippes, Michele, himself a former member of the Aeronautica Militare (Italian Air Force) kindly sent in the photo below which clearly shows the distinctive tower. Thank you Michele.
Can anyone identify this airman? He appears to have served
On both No.218 and No.75(NZ) Squadron
Four young airman under training at RAF Stradishall. The reverse of the photo records their names,
Hayward is recorded as killed, Sid Wilson with 218 Squadron, Alex Heard “Chop over Essen” and Ken “Stradishall 218 Squadron” Sid was shot down with 218 and ended up a PoW, I cannot find anything relating to Alex Heard or Hayward?