|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.
118 Squadron Curtiss Kittyhawk I, VW-H, serial #AK857,
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.
One of 403’s Spit IXs
Sergeant Bub was with the Electrical Section. Well at least that was my assumption.
He’s also on this picture with Flight Sergeant Leonard Weston, Warrant Officer Norm Cheevers and Flight Sergeant McKenzie.
F/Sgt. Leonard Weston, W/O Norm Cheevers, F/Sgt. McKenzie, Sgt. George Bub
Sergeant Bub is on the right in the first row.
This might be trivial unless you are related to Sergeant Bub and have no pictures of him or for that matter you are related to Warrant Officer Norm Cheevers and Flight Sergeant McKenzie and have no pictures also.
Now you have.
Here are some more pictures of Dad’s. I have one more set to mail you later.
Left to right;
W/O Norm Cheevers, F/Sgt. McKenzie, F/Sgt. Leonard Weston, Sgt. George Bub,
December. 22, 1943.
German decoy plane
127 Wing, Grave, Holland, November 2, 1944
Mobile Machine Shop
127 Wing Auster
Curtiss Kittyhawk I,
118 Squadron VW-V,
Annette Island, Ketchikan, Alaska, 1942
Was your father, grandfather, uncle, granduncle, or someone you know was with Electrical Section, 127 Wing around Christmas time in 1943?
Well chances are that he is on this picture.
Lorne’s father is.
This picture is probably not precious unless your father, grandfather, uncle, granduncle, or someone you know was with Electrical Section, 127 Wing around Christmas time in 1943.
If you find someone you know, please write a comment and I will get in touch.
Lorne Weston is sharing his Dad’s pictures from WWII with 403 Squadron. Most pictures were taken around Christmas time in 1943.
Here are some of my Dad’s pictures. Hope this goes through O.K.
127 Wing, Christmas, 1943. Spit IX in background is possibly KH-U.
Electrical Section, 127 Wing, Christmas, 1943
Section Commander, my father, Leonard Weston, is in front row centre.
3076 Echelon, Surrey, England.
Sgt. George Bub, Dec. 22, 1943.