2/ii/44 – Squadron Photo

488(NZ) Squadron RAF 2nd February 1944

488(NZ) Squadron RAF
2nd February 1944

On 2nd February 1944, a photo was taken of the Squadron’s aircrew. The copy from Broody’s collection is well annotated with the name and rank of all present. There are some notable absences, including Vlotman & Wood, Hall P & Marriott and Hall J & Cairns. This may be because of leave; or as I can account for 3 entire crews absent, possibly some NFT flights. (There were no operational flights until 21:05 on this day). There are also 3 crews from the Fleet Air Arm (back row, in the centre) who were attached to the Squadron for night fighting training.

Broody is standing 4th from the left on the second row, directly behind Jack Scott. It is great to have such a well annotated photo, which allows me to put faces to so many names I have read about in the ORB and elsewhere.

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