Pictures sent by Dean Black.
Pilot sitting on aircraft: this is Jimmy Abbotts.
He can be seen second from right in the second photograph of a group of 4 pilots. Perhaps your blog readers can identify the others?
About Ron Forsyth…
Somewhere in Holland in 1944.
Colin sent me this message a while back about his grandfather who was still living.
Ron is still with us. Colin told me in a message when I sent him this picture. So what is so interesting about this pilot and his grandson.
He had some very interesting information to send along and share with my readers.
This is what he wrote in 2012.
I’m sending you a couple of pictures and some scans of papers that my grandfather has been keeping.
There is a photo taken of him in September 1944, just after my father was born in Cambridge.
There is a scan of a group photo from the Neil Dove collection that was published in a magazine in the 1970s. It’s more formal looking than the ones you had posted on your blog.
My Grandfather had a book that he lent to someone, but lost track of. The one thing he has from that book is a photo copy about the history of the 403 and all the planes with serial numbers.
There is a list of all the types of planes he flew.
I’ll send these in a couple of emails so it doesn’t get too big.
Colin sent this picture on November 10, 2012.
Photo of Ron Forsyth on a new plane. A replacement after his previous one was shot up.
I post stories and pictures and you react to them.
You don’t have to read all that I wrote on this blog.
You just have to be related somehow to someone who had been related to RCAF 403 Squadron during WWII. Use the search button on the right, top right.
Simple! Maybe I wrote something about someone you knew like Ron Forsyth
Or this pilot who flew “Belle”
Collection Georges Nadon via the Nadon family