E-MAILS FROM BRUCE HALL

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Bruce Hall has also helped with other information on his father-in-law, Flight Sergeant Frank Ward DFM, who flew with 460 Squadron RAAF and was lost over Germany in 1943 during a raid on Pilzen.

 

Loss of Lancaster ED711
and all its crew on 16 April 1943
During a raid on the Skoda Armaments Factory
at Pilzen in Czechoslovakia

 


 

Subject:   WW2 Photos
Date:           Sat, 8 Apr 2000 20:18:49 +1000
From:          "Bruce Hall" <oakleigh@acenet.com.au>

Hello Peter.

Rummaging thru some old aviation stuff left by my late father, I found a few photos of RAAF Wirraways and views of Archerfield taken by a WW2 photographer named W Myers.

One of these is attached. It is a Wirraway from 23 Squadron RAAF being flown by "Pop" Wood (whoever he is) in 1941.

 

 

If you are interested in this sort of material, I will send a few more as time allows.

Regards,

Bruce Hall

 


 

Subject:  Wirraway
Date:          Mon, 10 Apr 2000 03:52:12 +1000
From:         "Bruce Hall" <oakleigh@acenet.com.au>

Peter,

Another picture for you. This one is of a landing mishap in a Wirraway. There is no indication of where this was taken or which Squadron, although it is reasonable to assume it belongs to 23 Squadron, I think.

Regards,

Bruce Hall

 

 


 

Subject:   Wirraway Roll
Date:           Tue, 11 Apr 2000 07:48:59 +1000
From:          "Bruce Hall" <oakleigh@acenet.com.au>

Peter,

I think you'll like this one. It was taken by W. Myers. It is entitled "Bobby Gibbs doing full roll in Wirraway". Note the position of the alerons. The underside detail of the Wirraway is fantastic. Can you tell me if A20-109 belonged to 23 Squadron?

Regards,

Bruce Hall

 


 

Subject:   Wirraway
Date:   Tue, 11 Apr 2000 21:35:16 +1000
From:  "Bruce Hall" <oakleigh@acenet.com.au>

Peter,

This pic if of Wirraway number A20-98. Nothing recorded re pilot or sqdrn.

Bruce Hall

 

 


 

Subject:   Photographer - W. Myers
Date:  Tue, 11 Apr 2000 21:41:21 +1000
From:  "Bruce Hall" <oakleigh@acenet.com.au>

I think he was an official war photographer that my father knew. I recall seeing some of his photos when he visited back in the late 1950's. There were a lot of shots from new Guinea operations showing bombing runs and straffing attacks on shipping, as I recall.

I am still working thru the material my father left and I will let you know if I find more of his pics.

I still have a few more Wirraway shots to send to you plus a couple of Archerfield from the air. Also one of MacArthur's Liberators at Archerfield.

Regards,

Bruce

 


 

Subject:   McArthur's Liberator
Date:           Thu, 20 Apr 2000 18:04:12 +1000
From:           "Bruce Hall" <oakleigh@acenet.com.au>

Hi Peter,

This pic is entitled "B18 Archerfield MacArthur". it was taken by W Myers.

Bruce Hall

 

Liberator and a B-18 at Archerfield

 


 

Subject:    Archerfield & Wirraway Pics
Date:             Mon, 24 Apr 2000 19:07:15 +1000
From:          "Bruce Hall" <oakleigh@acenet.com.au>

Hi Peter,

I should have sent these pics to you earlier so that you could have included them in your update of your web site.

Two pics are of Archerfield aerodrome taken from a Wirraway, the other is of Wirraways flying in formation. All were taken by W. Myers. He must have used a fine grain film for these and his other shots because the detail really shows up when they are enlarged.

Regards,

Bruce Hall

 

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