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No 102 Squadron RAF Halifax VI, No 4 Group Bomber Command 1944-45

  • Published on Jun 22, 2015
  • No 102 Squadron RAF. Halifax Mk VI, showing late war No 4 Group Bomber Command markings. Tail stripes were red, squadron codes red with yellow outline.

Comments • 10

  • maxwellfan55
    maxwellfan55 Year ago

    Fantastic rare footage of an absolute workhorse. Praise and respect to all aircrew and ground crew who served and sacrificed.

  • M Duffy
    M Duffy 4 years ago +2

    My grandad was in 102 squadron, air Gunner. He was shot down over Belgium in 1943 he was the only survivor. Spent the rest of the war as p.o.w. shame I never got to know him he died when I was about 6. Would of loved to hear his stories.
    R.i.p. granddad and to all the 102 boys.

    BLZBOB 5 years ago

    Great find! Interesting to see a 102 Squadron Halifax in flight. My Uncle Bob was a Wireless Operator with 102 (KIA 25/7/44) he was in 'C' flight aboard DY - X when shot down. The Hali in the clip was part of 'A' flight. Their base was at RAF Pocklington, Yorkshire. Thanks for posting.

    • BLZBOB
      BLZBOB Year ago

      And here again. 2020. Some might forget . . . but I will never forget the 102 boys.

    • BLZBOB
      BLZBOB 4 years ago

      Bloody heck, I'm here again! ha ha

    • Paul Hurst
      Paul Hurst 4 years ago +1

      BILL LEYLAND great to see this.I live near pocklington. so many great old aerodromes round here. Melbourne. Holme on Spalding Moore etc. we owe these boys so much

  • Lynne Connolly
    Lynne Connolly 2 years ago

    My Dad, Ernest "Robbie" Sharp was a wireless operator on a Halifax bomber from this squadron. He was taken into hospital with peritonitis, and his plane was shot down. He served on the thousand bomber raids.

  • Andy Davies
    Andy Davies 5 years ago

    My late father, Flt Lt J C Davies RAFVR, served as a navigator in this squadron in early 1945. Thanks for posting this.

  • Don Mason
    Don Mason 3 years ago +3

    My dad was a bomb aimer in Halifax HX173 DY-N out of Pocklington. He was shot down on 8th October 1943 over Lichtenhorst, on the way home from Hanover. It was his 13th op (unlucky 13?). He was one of four survivors (obviously, otherwise I would not be here to tell the tale), baling out through the bomb bay doors as other exits were impossible to reach. After the war he became a Baptist Minister and died in 2002.

    • Evan Sieger
      Evan Sieger 3 years ago

      Hi Don. Do you have a way I can contact you (email address or the like)? I might have some information that may interest you.