Vickers Wellesley East Africa...

Discussion in 'Aircraft Picture Requests' started by aircro, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. aircro

    aircro Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2009
    Messages:
    189
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    ... operational pictures wanted. Except those from Profile aircraft and few from a net is there any other photos of Wellesley during war in E. Africa?
     
  2. c1951

    c1951 New Member

    Joined:
    May 2, 2008
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Air International in 1980 ran a history of the Wellesley. They covered the African involvement in some detail including correspondance between oposing pilots. Seemingly it was very successful. I can dig out the article and pdf what I find
     
  3. aircro

    aircro Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2009
    Messages:
    189
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Thanks, but I already have that pdf. There is just one war photo in East Africa. The other is survivor from 1942 in Palestine.
     
  4. buffnut453

    buffnut453 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2007
    Messages:
    2,176
    Likes Received:
    227
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Virginia, US of A
    IIRC Chris Shores' "Dust Clouds in the Middle East" by Grub Street has some Wellesley Pics. Can't quite recall whether the tome covers east Africa but I think it does.
     
  5. verner

    verner Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2009
    Messages:
    168
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Third Stone
    Here's a few.
     

    Attached Files:

  6. aircro

    aircro Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2009
    Messages:
    189
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Amazing photos Verner:shock::p! From where You get it? But photo with L2713 is confusing, because is writed that is prewar photo - L2713 with late war side roundel??
     
  7. aircro

    aircro Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2009
    Messages:
    189
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Thanks Buffnut, I'll try to find it.
     
  8. Snautzer01

    Snautzer01 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2009
    Messages:
    3,097
    Likes Received:
    453
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    enjoy
     

    Attached Files:

  9. Snautzer01

    Snautzer01 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2009
    Messages:
    3,097
    Likes Received:
    453
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    enjoy some more
     

    Attached Files:

  10. Snautzer01

    Snautzer01 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2009
    Messages:
    3,097
    Likes Received:
    453
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    and enjoy this too
     

    Attached Files:

  11. Snautzer01

    Snautzer01 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2009
    Messages:
    3,097
    Likes Received:
    453
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    and the last to enjoy


    I downsized the pictures.
     

    Attached Files:

  12. Wayne Little

    Wayne Little Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2006
    Messages:
    51,230
    Likes Received:
    849
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Adelaide Sth. Aust.
  13. aircro

    aircro Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2009
    Messages:
    189
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Nice photos Snautzer01, especially interior:thumbup:, but - they are not WAR photos.
     
  14. SDuhig

    SDuhig New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2011
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Sadly I don't think I have any pictures but I am in touch with a friend who actually flew as bombadier/navigator in Wellesleys in the East African Theatre during WW2. He flew in the only mission to gain DFC in East Africa. I have recently submitted his log book (amazing aircraft types... and DFC entry which he gave me a detailed account of - so unfair that only his pilot got the DFC!) to IWM with his silk? chitty describing who he is in local languages for re[\patriation if he was shot down. I have images of these documents if anyone is interested.

    FYI He tells me that 223 Squadron aircraft carried no squadron markings (Is this true?) and that he (others) had adapted his aircraft to carry an additional lewis gun used through openings in the side of the fuselage behind the wing. If you would like to know more contact me direct please at [email protected]
     
Loading...

Share This Page