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A mystery solved……

JNV squadron photo

Pilot Doug Clement sat astride the nose of PB820 in the March 1945 Squadron group photograph.

Many thanks to Peter for contacting me on behalf of his father, who worked alongside Doug Clement, Pilot of JN-V, in New Plymouth as an NPDC Bus driver for many years before he retired.

It would appear that Doug is the airman sat astride the nose of the Lancaster that appears in the March 1945 Squadron photograph. Even better perhaps, Peter has also been able to confirm that the aircraft in this photograph and thus the ‘Flight’ group photographs is in fact PB820 JN-V, the aircraft that Doug and his crew flew in.

The identity of this aircraft has been a taking point for some while – so perhaps we now have an answer to our question…….