Still More Pictures From F/Sgt. Leonard Weston

Lorne Weston sent these exclusives pictures with this message. I asked Lorne if I could share everything in the message.

Here are some more of Dad’s pictures.

Will send more another time.

Lorne Weston

AK857

 

118 Squadron Curtiss Kittyhawk I, VW-H, serial #AK857,
crash-landed at Annette Island, Ketchikan Alaska, 1942.

 

waiting for King

 

F/Sgt Leonard Weston

His note on front of picture “Waiting for King to present our Squadron crest Eng.” and on the back,

 

WAITING TO PIPE THE SQUADRON

BEFORE KING GEORGE VI  DEC 6/43

SO DAMN COLD IT FROZE MY

FINGERS SO I WORE MY GLOVES

TO PLAY. WE WERE ALL

DECORATED FOR SHOOTING DOWN

THE 200th GERMAN PLANE BY

OUR SQUADRON (403 THE WOLF

SQUADRON R.A.F. SPITFIRE MARK IX’S)

AFTERWARDS WE HAD A HELL OF

A GOOD DRINKING PARTY. G. BUB

+ I COULD NOT MAKE IT HOME

SO SLEPT ON THE AIRFIELD ALL

NIGHT HAPPY AS TWO PIGS IN A

PILE OF SHIT.

 

 

Spitfire Mk IX D-Day

 

One of 403’s Spit IXs