‘C’ Flight group photograph, March 1945 in front of PB820 JN-V

C flight march 45 with numbers

‘C’ Flight group photograph, March 1945 in front of PB820 JN-V
© Tony Pickup

1. F/O Norman Bartlett, RAF 54290 – Flight Engineer, Bailey crew. confirmed – Chris Newey
6. F/Lt Ronald Christie Flamank, RNZAF NZ427270   – Pilot. confirmed – Chris Newey
7. F/Lt. Douglas St,Clair Clement, RNZAF NZ421679 – Pilot.  confirmed – Simon Sommerville
8. Leonard Walter Hannan
RNZAF NZ42397 – Pilot. confirmed – John Ware
10. Sqn Ldr. John ‘Jack/ Irish Jack’ Mathers Bailey, DFC and bar, RNZAF NZ412183 – Pilot & O/C ‘C’ Flight. confirmed –  Tony Pickup
11. F/O Herbert Wilfred Hooper, DFC,
RNZAF NZ40111 – Pilot. confirmed – Chris Newey
14. P/O Kiwi Ernest Amohanga, RNZAF NZ425492 – Pilot. confirmed – Chris Newey

15.
F/O John Henry Thomas ‘Jack’ Wood, DFC, RNZAF NZ426239 – Pilot. confirmed – Chris Newey
16. F/O Esmond ‘Eddie’ Edgar Delwyn Ware, RNZAF NZ42486 – Pilot. confirmed – John Ware
18. F/O Leslie Gordon Sinclair, RNZAF NZ428917  – Pilot. confirmed – Chris Newey
19.  F/O Alexander Annandale ‘Sandy’ Sommerville, RNZAF NZ425459 – Navigator. Sinclair crew. confirmed – Chris Newey
20.  Sgt. George Painting, RAFVR – Flight Engineer. Sinclair crew. confirmed – Ian Foster
22. Sgt Douglas Williamson, RAFVR – Flight Engineer. Wood crew. confirmed – Simon Sommerville
23. F/S John Austin White ‘Jack’ Pauling, DFM,  RNZAF NZ422976 – Navigator. Wood crew. confirmed – Chris Newey
24. Sgt. Alan McRobert, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner. Sinclair crew. confirmed – Ian Foster
25. Sgt William (Bill) Glover RAFVR –  Rear Gunner. Sinclair crew. confirmed – Chris Newey
26. F/S Stanley John Heald, RNZAF – Air Bomber. Ware crew. confirmed – Chris Newey
27. Sgt. Richard H. Wright RAFVR – Rear Gunner. Ware crew. confirmed – John Ware
28.
F/O Colin Campbell Emslie, RNZAF NZ431170 – Navigator. Ware crew.
30. F/O Ian Anderson Foster RAAF AUS.423091 – Wireless Operator. Sinclair crew. confirmed – Sue Foster
39. W/O I (Roy) Corfield, RAFVR – Rear Gunner. Bailey crew. confirmed – Chris Newey
41. F/S. Christopher Dunn, RAFVR – Air Bomber. Shaw crew. confirmed – Malcolm Laing
42.  Sgt. Thomas Beall, RAFVR – Mid Upper/ Rear Gunner. Shaw crew. confirmed – Malcolm Laing
43.  Sgt. Ronald Webster
, RAFVR – Flight Engineer. Shaw crew. confirmed – Malcolm Laing
45. Sgt. Robert Sturrock, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner. Hooper crew. confirmed – Barry Mayner
46. F/O Ross Manley Cato, RNZAF NZ4212791 – Air Bomber. Clement crew. confirmed – Chris Newey
47. Sgt J Wildish, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner. Clement crew. confirmed – Chris Newey
48. F/O Randall Hewitt, RNZAF NZ4216258 – Navigator. Clement crew. confirmed – Chris Newey
49. Sgt Frank Watts, RAFVR – Rear Gunner. Clement crew. confirmed – Mike Watts
50. F/S Edward Maxwell “Max” Spooner, RNZAF NZ428162 – Wireless Operator. Amohanga crew. confirmed – Chris Newey
51. – Flamank crew (needs confirmation – Chris Newey)
52. F/S Gerry Newey, RNZAF NZ425285 – Wireless Operator. Wood crew. confirmed – Chris Newey
53. – Flamank crew. (needs confirmation – Chris Newey)
54. – Flamank crew. (needs confirmation – Chris Newey)
55. – Flamank crew. (needs confirmation – Chris Newey)
57. Sgt B “Steven” Fletcher RAF – Flight Engineer. Amohanga crew. confirmed – Chris Newey
58. W/O Raymond Daniel James Parkinson, RNZAF NZ4213415 – Wireless Operator. Trewheela crew. confirmed – Wayne Parkinson
59.  F/O Alfred Hugh “Alf” Woolcock, RNZAF NZ2121 – Bomb Aimer. Amohanga crew. confirmed – Chris Newey
61. F/O Jack Cresswell Richardson, RNZAF NZ427323 – Mid-Upper Gunner. Amohanga crew. confirmed – Chris Newey
63. F/S Walter Kenneth “Ken” Dalzell, RNZAF NZ433854 – Navigator. Amohanga crew. confirmed – Chris Newey
65. F/S Alexander Freedman “Sandy” Strachan, RNZAF NZ4210193 – Rear Gunner. Amohanga crew. confirmed – Chris Newey
74. Sgt William Richardson, RAF – Flight Engineer. Clement crew. confirmed – Chris Newey
80. F/S G B White, RCAF R.209852 – Mid Upper Gunner. Ware crew. confirmed – Chris Newey
85. F/S John Edward Barry Mossman, RNZAF NZ42112587 – Wireless Operator.
Rangiuaia crew. confirmed – Chris Newey
87. F/S Ian Dalrymple Rowe, RNZAF NZ4210043 – Air Bomber. Sinclair crew. confirmed – Ian Foster
93. F/Lt. Jack Geoffrey Brewster, DFC, RAFVR 130520 – Navigator. Bailey crew. confirmed –  Tony Pickup
95.
F/O John ‘ Jack’ Christopher Wall, DFC, RAFVR 143421 – Air Bomber. Bailey crew. (needs confirmation – Simon Sommerville)
97. F/S Jim Hooper, RAF – Air Bomber. Wood crew. confirmed – Chris Newey
98. P/O Richard ‘Dick’ Pickup, RAFVR 989260/188816 – Wireless Operator. Bailey crew. confirmed – Tony Pickup

11 thoughts on “‘C’ Flight group photograph, March 1945 in front of PB820 JN-V

  1. nom

    I got excited as the prospect of finding a photo of dad, however; 50. is not W/O Tapua ‘Tap’ Heperi, RNZAF NZ426199 – Wireless Operator. Clement crew

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    1. 75nzsquadron Post author

      Hi Naomi
      Sorry for your disappointment – do you have any thoughts as to where he might be in the picture? This is the ‘Flight’ that Tap was in and he stayed with the Squadron till June, so he should be there somewhere…….

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  2. Chris Newey

    Hi Naomi, is he number 64? I think Tap is also in the full-Squadron photo (top of this page), second-to-left in the top-centre group sitting on top of the cockpit of the Lancaster with the rest of the Clement crew. Regards, Chris

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  3. kevin smith

    Hi Simon,
    I am sorry but No.65 ad No.67 identifications refer to the ‘A’ Flight and not ‘C’ Flight.

    Regards

    Kevin Smith.

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  4. Sue Foster

    My dad (91 and still going strong) Ian Foster is number 30 in this photo, with the moustache and wearing the officer’s cap. The other caps (the folding ones) were called forage caps and could be worn by officers and non-officers alike.

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  5. Sue Foster

    My dad is going to come and look at these pics soon and see if he can put names to faces that haven’t been listed yet. Cheers. Sue

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  6. Mike Watts

    on looking at this picture sgn Frank Watts looks to be no 49 and not no 45 as stated and yes clement crew.
    Rear Gunner. An amazing photo.

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