HALIFAX MkV LL 114 - Crash

Discussion in 'The War In The Air' started by Bandy, Aug 25, 2017.

  1. Bandy

    Bandy Junior Member

    Welcome on this forum Gilles,
    My neighbour Michel have sent your draft about the LL114 crew story
    I hope to see you, if you visit Autrans and the crash place in the next summer.
  2. Bandy

    Bandy Junior Member

    New Info about:
    F/S. James Alvin Taylor 19 years - RCAF Bomb Aimer

    Attached Files:

  3. pepin

    pepin New Member

    Hi Andy,

    For the benefit of every body, I tried to post the pictures of the Alouette squadron crew on the Tholtorpe base on this site, but it does not work. Feel free to post whatever pictures you can

    Bandy likes this.
  4. Schmidt

    Schmidt New Member

    Hello, I am French, excuse my english, please.
    I think that Johnson was an officer of SOE RF (with Forest Yéo Thomas and Eric Piquet-Wicks) and Cdt Lecointre was the chief of the 6th bureau of the BCRA (Col Passy).
    They prepared together the aérial opérations.

    Harry Ree likes this.
  5. Schmidt

    Schmidt New Member

    All JOHN Opérations where for R1 and R2 areas, The chief of SAP R1, R2, in France was
    Paul Rivière, aka Marquis. The sentence "De carnaval à mardi gras" indicated a message for him. The Paul Rivières's archives are at the CHRD in Lyon.
    Bandy and Harry Ree like this.
  6. Bandy

    Bandy Junior Member


    On a French document of BCRA, about the planning of operation for the nignt 3 to 4 february 1944 I can read theses informations:

    OP John 35: 12c - 1 libérator = 12 containers. "Liberator" is, I suppose, a generic name for heavy bomber like Halifax etc...
    OP Marc 7 : 6c - 1 Abermal or Abernal . 6 containers ok, but what is the meaning of Abermal ? A type type of aircraft ?
  7. travers1940

    travers1940 Well-Known Member

    The nearest match I could find to an RAF WW2 aircraft is the Armstrong-Whitworth Albermarle, originaly concieved as a bomber, but by 1944 used as glider tug, parachute transport, and also a general & special transport aircraft. It took part in the invasion of Sicily, Operation Overlord, and Operation Market Garden.
    Armstrong Whitworth Albemarle - Wikipedia
  8. Janine Creager

    Janine Creager New Member

    I was working on some family history of Arthur Edward Reid (a distant cousin) on FamilySearch.org and did a Google search which led me to this page. Thank you for everyone's comments! The info and especially the photos really help to know more about him.
    Bandy likes this.
  9. Robert-w

    Robert-w Well-Known Member

    They were also sometimes used for special weapons drops to resistance, partisans etc which ties in with the French document
    Bandy likes this.

Share This Page