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No. 215 Squadron RAF

P/O Jim Ross Pilot from New Zealand F/Lt. ""Taff"" Williams Navigator W/O Jack Johnson Wireless Operator/Gunner. Picture Courtesy of Brian Johnson

Jack Johnson, Wireless Operator. Taken at the Kolar Goldfields in 1944. Photo courtesy of Brian Johnson.

""Taffy Williams (Navigator)"" - taken at Jessore Bengal in 1944. Photo courtesy of Brian Johnson.

""Ted Russell (Mid Upper Gunner)"" taken at Kolar Goldfields in 1944. Photo courtesy of Brian Johnson.

""Bud Clarke (rear Gunner)"" he was a Canadian. The photo was taken at Kolar Goldfields Bangalore 1944 while 215 Squadron was converting to Liberators. Photo courtesy of Brian Johnson.

""Tich Herbert"" taken at Jessore, Bengal 1944. Photo courtesy of Brian Johnson.

""Our bomb aimer called Bassarab from Canada"".
The photo was taken at Jessore in Bengal in 1944. Photo courtesy of Brian Johnson.

W/O Jack Johnson (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner from Gateshead) in his flying gear. Picture Courtesy of Brian Johnson.

Taffy Williams, Navigator. Picture Courtesy of Brian Johnson.

Jim Ross (pilot) and Taffy Williams. Picture Courtesy of Brian Johnson.

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Jack Johnson (Wireless Operator) taken at Jessore 1944 Photo courtesy of Brian Johnson

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Jack Johnson (Wireless Operator)

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Bud Clark (Canadian Rear Gunner) taken at Jessore in 1944 Photo courtesy of Brian Johnson

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From L-R - unknown, unknown, Jack Johnson (Wireless Operator), "Taffy" Williams (Navigator) taken at Jessore in 1944 Photo courtesy of Brian Johnson

Jim Ross pilot with 215 Squadron

P/O Jim Ross pilot with 215 Squadron. He came from New Zealand Photo Courtesy of Brian Johnson.

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"Taffy" Williams Navigator and F/Lt Canning. Photo Courtesy of Brian Johnson

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Unknown 215 Squadron Airman - Could be Jim Ross (Pilot) Photo courtesy of Brian Johnson

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Unknown airman - I believe he was a member of my dads crew (Jack Johnson) Photo courtesy of Brian Johnson

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Airman 215 Squadron Photo courtesy of Brian Johnson

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Unkown Air Gunner - probably with 215 Squadron. Photo courtesy of Brian Johnson

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215 Squadron Airmen - Christmas 1944 (booze and a chicken)? Photo courtesy of Brian Johnson

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Unknown 215 Squadron airman. Photo courtesy of Brian Johnson

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Unknown and Jack Johnson Photo courtesy of Brian Johnson

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Unknown and Jack Johnson Photo courtesy of Brian Johnson

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215 Squadron Crew member Photo courtesy of Brian Johnson

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Members from Jack Johnson's crew in 215 Squadron Photo courtesy of Brian Johnson

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Crew members 215 Squadron Photo courtesy of Brian Johnson

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Members of Jack Johnson's crew from 215 Squadron believed to be Christmas 1944 Photo courtesy of Brian Johnson

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Jack Johnson and fellow crew member around Christmas 1944 Photo courtesy of Brian Johnson

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Jack Johnson with two chaps he met while on sick leave in a hill village in India 1945 Photo courtesy of Brian Johnson

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Jack Johnson and fellow crew member Photo courtesy of Brian Johnson

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215 Squadron Ground Crew - Supplied by Robert Healy. His father is on the left hand side of the group. Photo taken at Jessore. Photo courtesy of Brian Johnson

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215 Squadron taken at Jessore. Supplied by Robert Healy. Photo courtesy of Brian Johnson

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215 Squadron - taken at Jessore. Supplied by Robert Healy. His father is in the centre of the group. Photo courtesy of Brian Johnson

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215 Squadron at Jessore - Supplied by Robert Healy. His father is in the photograph. Photo courtesy of Brian Johnson

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215 Squadron at Jessore supplied by Robert Healy. Are the men on the left paratroopers? - any information would be welcome. Photo courtesy of Brian Johnson

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215 Squadron at Jessore suppled by Robert Healy Photo courtesy of Brian Johnson

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Back Row - John Graham (Wireless Operator/Beam Gunner), Stanley Dyball (Navigator), Hedley Lamberty (Nose Gunner) Front Row - Jock McLennon (Mid Upper Gunner), Cecil Quinn (Flight Engineer) and Ken Kemp (Rear Gunner) Photo courtesy of Linda Ibrom via Brian Johnson

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Back Row - Hedley Lamberty, Peter Monoghan Front Row Jock McLennan, Cecil Quinn, Ken Kemp Photo courtesy of Linda Ibrom via Brian Johnson

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Ken Kemp and crew 215 Squadron Back Row - John Graham, Sydney Dyball, Reid, Cecil Quinn, John Clifford, Roy Williams Front - Ken Kemp Hedley Lambert, Spencer Photo courtesy of Linda Ibrom via Brian Johnson

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Ken Kemp 215 Squadron 1945 Photo courtesy of Linda Ibrom via Brian Johnson

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Ken Kemp 215 Squadron. Photo courtesy of Linda Ibrom via Brian Johnson

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Ken Kemp Rear Gunner 215 Squadron Photo courtesy of Linda Ibrom via Brian Johnson

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Ken Kemp and Len Russell 66 years later Photo courtesy of Linda Ibrom via Brian Johnson

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Airmen/Ground crew with 215 Squadron Liberator Photo Courtesy of Brian Johnson

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Two Airmen from 215 Squadron Photo courtesy of Brian Johnson

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Aimen / Ground crew from 215 Squadron Photo courtesy of Brian Johnson

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Ground Crew / Airmen with 215 Squadron Liberator Photo courtesy of Brian Johnson

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Tennis players Photo courtesy of Brian Johnson

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Group of 215 Squadron Airmen Photo courtesy of Brian Johnson

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Signatures on 215 Squadron,

13 - John Moran on Right

Photo Courtesy of James Moran C/O Brian Johnson

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Photo Courtesy of James Moran C/O Brian Johnson

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Squadron helper or mascot possibly? Photo Courtesy of James Moran C/O Brian Johnson

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Huge fire - possibly caused by crashing aircraft?

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John Moran Photo Courtesy of James Moran C/O Brian Johnson

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Photo Courtesy of James Moran C/O Brian Johnson

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John Moran on the left. Photo Courtesy of James Moran C/O Brian Johnson

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John Moran on the left. Photo Courtesy of James Moran C/O Brian Johnson

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Photo Courtesy of James Moran C/O Brian Johnson

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Photo Courtesy of James Moran C/O Brian Johnson

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Photo Courtesy of James Moran C/O Brian Johnson

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Photo Courtesy of James Moran C/O Brian Johnson

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Photo Courtesy of James Moran C/O Brian Johnson

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Photo Courtesy of James Moran C/O Brian Johnson

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Photo Courtesy of James Moran C/O Brian Johnson

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Photo Courtesy of James Moran C/O Brian Johnson

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John Moran on the right Photo Courtesy of James Moran C/O Brian Johnson

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Photo Courtesy of James Moran C/O Brian Johnson

Ken Grierson just after the war Served on 1673 HCU

Ken Grierson just after the war
Served on 1673 HCU and 215 Squadrons as a Airgunner from 1943 to 1945. Liberators he flew in were EV996, BZ950, EW263, EV243, EW257, EW172, EV237, EV283, EV963"S", KG969"U", EW284"R", Photo and text courtesy of Mark Bastin