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flyinmick
07-20-2006, 05:06 PM
Hi,
Just thought I'd pass these along in the hope that they might help in some way in the design of the Wellington. Before anyone asks, they are genuine recordings.
http://www.stelzriede.com/ms/html/sub/mshwlnak.htm
A longer version of the Berlin raid may be obtained here: http://rapidshare.de/files/23589659/Berlin_3-4_Sep_43_Vaughan-Thomas.mp3.html

The details for the Berlin raid are as follows:
The crew involved was that of Flt Lt Ken Letford (later DSO DFC) of 207 Sqdn.

The full crew were:

Ken Letford
Charlie Stewart
Bill Bray
Jock Fieldhouse
Con Connelly
Bill Sparkes
Henry Devenish

The 3rd September recording (made in Lancaster ED586 EM-F) over Berlin was made with BBC engineer Reg Pidsley and correspondent Wynford Vaughan-Thomas. Here's how they did it: http://www.btinternet.com/~roger.beckwith/bh/repwar/wr_action.htm (http://www.btinternet.com/%7Eroger.beckwith/bh/repwar/wr_action.htm)
Here's Pidsley and Vaughan-Thomas in front of F-Freddie before leaving on the raid: http://www.btinternet.com/~roger.beckwith/bh/repwar/wr_intro.htm (http://www.btinternet.com/%7Eroger.beckwith/bh/repwar/wr_intro.htm)

Henry Devenish was credited with the destruction of a German nightfighter, as heard in the recording.
A photo of Letford appears in Falconers' 'Bomber Command Handbook'.

F-Freddy's history may be found here: http://www.lostbombers.co.uk/bomber.php?id=2413

I don't know who the Bf110 crew were but believe them to have been from NJG 3. Can anyone help?

Both the Essen and Stettin raids were recorded in OL-T for Tommy. The details of the Essen raid are to be found here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/ww2peopleswar/stories/78/a7719078.shtml
Those of you visiting or living in London can visit RAF Hendon and see portraits of WgCo Shaw and S/Lr. Dunk as well as see one of the Lancasters they flew. Read parts one and two of this also. Facinating!
T-Tommy was ED601 and her fate can found here: http://www.lostbombers.co.uk/bomber.php?id=2414

So far, I have not been able to find out anything about the Stettin crew but beieve the aircraft involved to have been T-Tommy. Any help from anyone with an identity for the crew?

flyinmick
07-20-2006, 05:06 PM
Hi,
Just thought I'd pass these along in the hope that they might help in some way in the design of the Wellington. Before anyone asks, they are genuine recordings.
http://www.stelzriede.com/ms/html/sub/mshwlnak.htm
A longer version of the Berlin raid may be obtained here: http://rapidshare.de/files/23589659/Berlin_3-4_Sep_43_Vaughan-Thomas.mp3.html

The details for the Berlin raid are as follows:
The crew involved was that of Flt Lt Ken Letford (later DSO DFC) of 207 Sqdn.

The full crew were:

Ken Letford
Charlie Stewart
Bill Bray
Jock Fieldhouse
Con Connelly
Bill Sparkes
Henry Devenish

The 3rd September recording (made in Lancaster ED586 EM-F) over Berlin was made with BBC engineer Reg Pidsley and correspondent Wynford Vaughan-Thomas. Here's how they did it: http://www.btinternet.com/~roger.beckwith/bh/repwar/wr_action.htm (http://www.btinternet.com/%7Eroger.beckwith/bh/repwar/wr_action.htm)
Here's Pidsley and Vaughan-Thomas in front of F-Freddie before leaving on the raid: http://www.btinternet.com/~roger.beckwith/bh/repwar/wr_intro.htm (http://www.btinternet.com/%7Eroger.beckwith/bh/repwar/wr_intro.htm)

Henry Devenish was credited with the destruction of a German nightfighter, as heard in the recording.
A photo of Letford appears in Falconers' 'Bomber Command Handbook'.

F-Freddy's history may be found here: http://www.lostbombers.co.uk/bomber.php?id=2413

I don't know who the Bf110 crew were but believe them to have been from NJG 3. Can anyone help?

Both the Essen and Stettin raids were recorded in OL-T for Tommy. The details of the Essen raid are to be found here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/ww2peopleswar/stories/78/a7719078.shtml
Those of you visiting or living in London can visit RAF Hendon and see portraits of WgCo Shaw and S/Lr. Dunk as well as see one of the Lancasters they flew. Read parts one and two of this also. Facinating!
T-Tommy was ED601 and her fate can found here: http://www.lostbombers.co.uk/bomber.php?id=2414

So far, I have not been able to find out anything about the Stettin crew but beieve the aircraft involved to have been T-Tommy. Any help from anyone with an identity for the crew?

hotspace
07-21-2006, 10:20 AM
Cool thread m8 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

msalama
07-21-2006, 11:24 AM
Extremely interesting. Thanks for sharing http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

polak5
08-10-2006, 12:06 AM
someone esle had posted that first link on here before, but i lost it when i reformatted my pc. Thx for posting all these links i dig it! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif