When and Where

LeClare Allerthorn Walker should be on this group photo.

But he is not. LeClare Allerthorn Walker was shot down on August 19, 1942.

Collection Robert Brookes

LeClare Allerthorn Walker’s biography is on this blog for you to read.

20 pilots pose for posterity after August 19, 1942. 8 have been identified. I knew some of them but Doug Banks found some more.

One of them looked familiar…

Collection Fred Turner

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Reader’s Comment

Stephen Nickerson commented on William Thompson Lane.

It was interesting to read that the 403 was visited by W/C Ford the day P/O W.T. Lane was missing. On March 13th, 1943, while carrying out an escort assignment to American B-17s, Ford’s Spitfire was suffering engine trouble on the return leg of this mission. He ordered the squadron to return to base immediately because the American bombers’ C/O did not take his fighter escorts limited flying range while flying over France that day. P/O Lane who was acting as (Red 4) stayed with Ford while the rest of the 403 left the area. Lane had consumed more fuel then the rest in the section because he was acting as tail in Charlie. Fortunately, for Ford his engine recovered and Lane warned him of enemy aircraft attacking. Lane received several hits to his fighter in protecting his leader before both escaped. I’m sure W/C Ford was upset to hear that Lane was missing the day he came to visit his old squadron.

William Thompson Lane is in the back row, second from the right. On the extreme right is Fred Turner.

More on this picture later…

Courtesy Doug Banks

Debden June and July 1941 – Fred Turner’ Collection

1941 Fred Turner climbing into Hawker Hurricane Mk.I at Debden

1941 Fred Turner climbing into Hawker Hurricane Mk.I at Debden

June 1941 Frank Picula missing May 42; Ross Tees interned in Eire  and Myself

June 1941 Frank Picula missing May 42; Ross Tees interned in Eire  and Myself

18 June 1941 3 Squadron Course No.5  RCAF 52 O.T.U. Debden

18 June 1941 3 Squadron Course No.5  RCAF 52 O.T.U. Debden

1941 06 18 #3 Sqn. 5 course RCAF. Debden back

18 June 1941 3 Squadron Course No.5  RCAF 52 O.T.U. Debden

18 June 1941 3 Squadron Course No.5  RCAF 52 O.T.U. Debden

1941 06 18 #4 Sqd. 5 course RCAF Debden back

June 1941 Bill and I (Bill is Dad's Brother) at Salsbury Plain

June 1941 Bill and I (Bill is Dad’s Brother) at Salsbury Plain

June or July 1941 Hawker Huricane Mk.I No. 52 OTU Debden

June or July 1941 Hawker Huricane Mk.I No. 52 OTU Debden

June or July 1941 Hawker Huricane Mk.I No. 52 OTU Debden

June or July 1941 Hawker Huricane Mk.I No. 52 OTU Debden

June or July 1941 Hawker Huricane Mk.I No. 52 OTU Debden

June or July 1941 Hawker Huricane Mk.I No. 52 OTU Debden

1941 06 R.A.F. Debden Dad & Hurricane Mk.1 RAF

June or July 1941 Hawker Huricane Mk.I No. 52 OTU Debden

1941 06 RAF Debden Huricane l (4)

1941 06 RAF Debden Huricane Mk. l (1)

1941 06 RAF Debden Huricane Mk. l (2)

1941 06 RAF Debden Huricane Mk. l (3)

June 1941 Sgt. Picula, Tees and Moran feeding pigeons in Trafalgar Square London

June 1941 Sgt. Picula, Tees and Moran feeding pigeons in Trafalgar Square London

1941 06 Sgt. Pilots A. Moran & F. Picula Uxbridge

June 1941 Sgt Pilots A. Moran and F. Picula Uxbridge

1941 07 Fred Turner Hawker Huricane Mk. 1 Debden

June or July 1941 Hawker Huricane Mk.I No. 52 OTU Debden

1941 07 Hurricanes Debden

July 1941 Hurricanes at Debden

1941 07 Miles Master (1)

July 1941 Miles Master

1941 07 Miles Master (2)

July 1941 Miles Master

1941 07 Miles Master

July 1941 Miles Master

 

More from Fred Turner’s Collection: Debert, Goderich, and Summerside

Debert

Goderich

Summerside