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Crew 59 of 462 Squadron, Pilot A D J Ball (Halifax III NA-240 Z5-V)

Crew formal photo 1652 HCU Marston Moor (M.J.Hibberd, M.Frank, F.Brookes, N.V.Evans, J.M.Tait, A.D.J.Ball, R.R.Taylor) later in 462 Squadron hibberd frank brookes evans tait ball taylor

Please click on each Officer or Airman to visit his page to see more of his photos and information, or use the links below.

Formal studio photo of Crew

Photo taken while the Crew were still based at 1652 HCU, Marston Moor in Yorkshire, probably in November or early December 1944, prior to being posted to 462 Squadron at Foulsham in Norfolk. Each has autographed the photo, which was taken at a photographic studio (Photographer Rob. L.S. Catcheside) in York.

Back row from left
Rear Gunner – Flight Sergeant M.J.Hibberd, RAAF;
Bomb Aimer – Flying Officer M.Frank, RAAF;

Flight Engineer – Sergeant F.Brookes, RAF;
Navigator – Flight Sergeant N.V.Evans, RAAF
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Front row from left
Mid-Upper Gunner – Flight Sergeant J.M.Tait, RAAF;
Pilot – Flying Officer A.D.J.Ball, RAAF;
Wireless Operator – Warrant Officer R.R.Taylor, RAAF
.

Not in photo – German-speaking Special Duties Operator (Air Gunner), Flying Officer J.Heggarty, RAFVR, who flew with the Crew in 462 Squadron at Foulsham, Norfolk.

For additional photos of the Crew, please visit the Locations pages.

 

Crew informal photo 1652 HCU Marston Moor (J.M.Tait, F.Brookes, R.R.Taylor, M.J.Hibberd, M.Frank, A.D.J.Ball, N.V.Evans) later in 462 Squadron

 

Informal photo of Crew

Photo taken while the Crew were still based at 1652 HCU, Marston Moor in Yorkshire, probably in November or early December 1944, prior to being posted to 462 Squadron at Foulsham in Norfolk.

Back row from left – Mid-Upper Gunner – Flight Sergeant J.M.Tait, RAAF; Flight Engineer – Sergeant F.Brookes, RAF; Wireless Operator – Warrant Officer R.R.Taylor, RAAF; Rear Gunner – Flight Sergeant M.J.Hibberd, RAAF.

Front row from left – Bomb Aimer – Flying Officer M.Frank, RAAF; Pilot – Flying Officer A.D.J.Ball, RAAF; Navigator – Flight Sergeant N.V.Evans, RAAF.

Not in photo – German-speaking Special Duties Operator (Air Gunner), Flying Officer J.Heggarty, RAFVR, who flew with the Crew in 462 Squadron at Foulsham, Norfolk.

 

Links to pages for Crew 59

Pilot – Flying Officer A.D.J.Ball photos and Service/Casualty Files, RAAF.

Navigator – Flight Sergeant N.V.Evans photos and Service/Casualty Files, RAAF.

Bomb Aimer – Flying Officer M.Frank photos and Service/Casualty Files, RAAF.

Wireless Operator – Warrant Officer R.R.Taylor photos and Service/Casualty Files, RAAF.

Flight Engineer – Sergeant F.Brookes photos and Service/Casualty Files, RAF.

Mid-Upper Gunner – Flight Sergeant J.M.Tait photos and Service/Casualty Files, RAAF.

Rear Gunner – Flight Sergeant M.J.Hibberd photos; M.J.Hibberd Service Files; M.J.Hibberd PoW Experiences; M.J.Hibberd Caterpillar Club, RAAF.

Special Duties Operator (Air Gunner) – Flying Officer J.Heggarty photos and Service/Casualty Files, RAFVR.

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