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No. 178 Squadron RAF

Danny Cotter's Crew.

Back Row Left To Right. John Ellis - Gunner. Bestwick - Gunner. Dick - Engineer. Watts - Gunner. Front Row Left To Right. Shaw - Bomb Aimer. Cotter - Pilot. Crane - Navigator. Dickinson - Wireless Operator. Photo Courtesy of John Ellis (Care of George Wootten).

Flight Engineers and Pilots

Johnny Marquette is the fellow second from the right on Gordon Lawson's left. The two guys with the slouch hats are Tom Scotland on the right and Smithy. Photo & Text Courtesy of John Bailey.

1391448 Sgt Ken Brown, W/Op Ag, 178 Squadron.

Member of the crew of Lib BZ 932 'Y' which crashed at Lunguletu, Romania , on 8th May 1944. The other members who lost their lives were:- Pilot Lt. Schuurman (SAAF) Lt. D.P. McGee (SAAF) Flt Sgt P Bisset (RAF) Flt Sgt J Phillips (RAF) Picture Courtesy of Joyce (Moss) and Alan Brown.

Crew Of EW276 ""L"" for Love

From Left to Right Back Row: SGT. John Bailey (Rear Gunner) SGT. Don Small (Mid Upper Gunner) SGT. James Pointing (F/Engineer) SGT. Billy Billington (Boom Gunner) Front Row: SGT. Ken Phillips (Bomb Aimer) SGT. Mal Hoppe (Navigator) W/C. Gordon Lawson (Pilot) *** Sadly not with us any more *** SGT. Bernard Walsh (Wireless Operator) Picture Courtesy of Adam Pointing

Captain Shaw's Crew

Standing Left to Right Ron Cook Nobby Clark Dick Cartwright Phil Scott Sitting Left to Right Harry Tennant Dave Hyman Skipper/Capt Shaw Scotty Wilson Picture Courtesy of Anita Lorenz.

Mess Hall.

Picture Courtesy of Anita Lorenz.

A.S. Wilson ( Adam Scott - Scotty to his mates ).

Picture Courtesy of Anita Lorenz.

""D"" for Dog and her Crew.

Picture Courtesy of Anita Lorenz.

""D"" for Dog and her Crew.

Picture Courtesy of Anita Lorenz.

Unknown Crew photo.

Sgt Wilson is back row extreme right. Picture Courtesy of Anita Lorenz.

The Sauders Crew.

Front Row Left to Right Willard (Flight Engineer) Joe Moran (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) Back Row Left to Right Gilbert (Bomb Aimer) Butch Saunders (Skipper) P. Hoyles (Mid Upper Gunner) Bill Gantley (Rear Gunner) Picture Courtesy of Breda (Hoyles) and Jack Lewis

The Sauders Crew.

Picture Courtesy of Brenda (Hoyles) & Jack Lewis

This was the crew of Liberator 'H'EW233 which attacked Verona marshalling yards on the night of 11 October 1944. P/O Raw, Pilot Lt Benadie, Navigator K Brown, Wireless Operator F Ansell, Mid-upper Gunner ? Breedon, Bomb Aimer R Daniells, Tail Gunner? Photo & Text Courtesy Of Jean Ansell.

Left To Right. Not Sure? Not Sure? LT ""Benny"" Benade, RSAAF P/O Peter Raw, RAAF F Ansell, Mid-upper Gunner Not Sure? Photo & Text Courtesy Of Jean Ansell.

F/Sgt F. J. Ansell. Photo Courtesy Of Jean Ansell.

Lt Benadie and family 178 Squadron. Taken in Pretoria (South Africa) in 1946. Photo Courtesy Of Jean Ansell.

Tour of Rome 1945. Picture Courtesy of Albert Cranthorne.

Rome 1945. Picture Courtesy of Albert Cranthorne.

Senior Briefing Officer, Milan 1945. Picture Courtesy of Albert Cranthorne.

Albert Cranthorne. Picture Courtesy of Albert Cranthorne.

Albert Cranthorne, Egypt July 1945. Picture Courtesy of Albert Cranthorne.

Burnie Thorp shot down 0ct 4 1944 while bombing po river bridges ,buried padua. Photo & Text Courtesy Of Jim Thorp.

Percey playing Billiards. Pictures from Albert Fowkes (my grandfather).

Some of the Boys. Pictures from Albert Fowkes (my grandfather).

Some of them at xmas. Pictures from Albert Fowkes (my grandfather).

This is the Committee Table. Pictures from Albert Fowkes (my grandfather).

Wolfie, Doug, Paddy and Albert Fowkes. Pictures from Albert Fowkes (my grandfather).

Albert Fowkes, 1945. Pictures from Albert Fowkes (my grandfather).

George Justin, 1586584. Bombadier, 178 Squadron. 1914-1963 Photo courtesy of Ian Broad.

Front Row, left to right. Gowan. Arthur, RAF Cresswell.Douglas A, RAF Pearce. Frank W, RAF Back Row, left to right. Potgieter. Teddy.D., (Skipper), South African A.F. George Justin, (Bomb Aimer), RAF Spence. Gordon A, (Tail Gunner), Australian A.F MacIntosh. Alan.H., (Navigator), Austalian A.F Photo Courtesy of Ian Broad.