Lancaster PB226

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  1. wittoner1992

    wittoner1992 New Member

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    Hi all, I hope someone on here can help me find my fathers war record. I believe he was a flight engineer and I'm sure (almost) that his plane was Lancaster PB226, I think he may have been in 460 squadron, an Aussi squad I believe. His name was Douglas Adair. Many thanks in advance for any help or ideas.
     
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    DerAdlerIstGelandet Der Crew Chief
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    Welcome.

    Do you have any copies of his records, or old photos?

    Edit: That was a stupid question. You are asking for his records. ;)
     
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    Write to the Air Historical Branch with as much detail as you have about your father. They will be able to help. Google "Air Historical Branch" and you should find a means of contacting them. They typically ask for written letters simply because their staff is too small to be constantly answering emails. I've worked with AHB on several occasions and found them to be hugely helpful and knowledgeable about all RAF-related records.

    Hope this helps...a little.
     
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    Thanks buffnut, thats great, I'll give it a go and see where I get, thanks again.
     
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    From several sources from the "interweb"

    798 aircraft ordered from A.V. Roe and Co. Ltd., Chadderton, to contract Acft/1807. 755 Delivered between December 1943 and May 1944 as 224 B.I, 33 B.I (Special) and 498 B.III. Batch ran from PB226 - PB267, numbering 42 aircraft.PB 226 being a MkIII. In service with 460 SQUADRON coded AR-G. Made 60 missions from 02/08/44 to 27/03/45.

    http://www.ozatwar.com/460sqdn/vivchapman.htm for some pictures during that time (not AR-G)

    A paid helping hand to find Records for the Australian Military Forces( 5 $ aud) http://www.ozatwar.com/wwiiresearchtool.htm
     
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    Also found this picture from Australian War Memorial. If you google "460 SQUADRON coded AR-G" you get a wealth of history, pictures and crew pictures.

    G_for_george_panorama.jpg


    Good Luck!!
     
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