Wednesday, July 26, 2017
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No. 76 Operational Training Unit (OTU).

Photographed at 76 O.T.U. Aqire Palestine. Back Row Left To Right. Sgt Bob Simpson (Pilot). Sgt Arthur Burley, (WOP/AG). Sgt Jock Burt (Bomb Aimer). Sgt Harry Hatton (Navigator). Front Row Left To Right Geof Cole (Flight Engineer). Dick Tindell (Mid Upper Gunner). George Wootten (Rear Gunner). Photo & Text Courtesy of George Wootten.

76 OTU taken in November 1944. I only have names for the back row, who are the bomb-aimers (well, ""air bombers"" it has on the back of the photo). They are, from left to right: Cole, Watts, Chandler, Connolly, Smith, Killroy, Holloway and Galley. Photo Courtesy Of Nigel Cole.

Aquir in 1944.

Taken at 76 OTU Aquir in Palestine (Israel now I guess) This is one of the Pilots, 2nd Pilots and Flight Engineers on the course. The South African Air Force had 2nd pilots where we had Flight Engineers. I'm third from right front row The chap on extreme right of the middle row was Hank Westinghouse of the Westinghouse Appliance group. He was a ""Yank in the RAF"" Great guy. Picture & Text Courtesy of Matt Kennedy

Aquir in 1944.

Air gunners. My boys Stan & Charlie are back row 2nd & 4th. Picture & Text Courtesy of Matt Kennedy.

Aquir in 1944.

Navigators & Bombaimers. Maurice Harmes is back row extreme right and Cyril King our Nav is front row 5th from left. Picture & Text Courtesy of Matt Kennedy.