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27 OTU Lichfield Church Broughton Base near Derby

 

Crew at 27 OTU, Church Broughton, August 1944 (N.V.Evans, M.Frank, A.D.J.Ball, M.J.Hibberd, J.M.Tait, R.R.Taylor; all later in 462 Squadron).

 

 

Arriving in early June 1944, the 6 man Crew formed at 27 Operational Training Unit (OTU) and trained in Wellington Bombers. Photo taken at the RAF Satellite Station at Church Broughton. A similar photo with a known date of August 1944 may be seen on the R.R.Taylor page, and another (undated) on the A.D.J.Ball page. Rank listed is that of August 1944.

Back row from left
Navigator – Sgt N.V.Evans RAAF;
Bomb Aimer – P/O M.Frank RAAF;
Pilot – P/O A.D.J.Ball RAAF;

Front row from left
Rear Gunner – Sgt M.J.Hibberd RAAF
;
Mid-Upper Gunner – Sgt J.M.Tait RAAF;
Wireless Operator – F/Sgt R.R.Taylor RAAF.

(Photo from the M.J.Hibberd Collection.)

 

Bomb Aimer M.Frank at 27 OTU, Church Broughton, mid 1944, later at 462 Squadron.

 

 

 

 

Photo taken at 27 OTU Church Broughton, probably at the same time and location as the Crew photo above.

Bomb Aimer M.Frank RAAF.

(Photo from the M.J.Hibberd Collection.)

 

Navigator N.V.Evans at 27 OTU, Church Broughton, mid 1944, later at 462 Squadron.

 

 

 

 

Photo taken at 27 OTU Church Broughton, near to the airfield and Control Tower, mid 1944.

Navigator N.V.Evans RAAF.

(Photo from the M.J.Hibberd Collection.)

 

Rear Gunner M.J.Hibberd at 27 OTU, Church Broughton, mid 1944, later at 462 Squadron.

 

 

 

 

Photo taken at 27 OTU Church Broughton, near to the airfield and Control Tower, mid 1944.

Rear Gunner M.J.Hibberd RAAF.

(Photo from the M.J.Hibberd Collection.)

 

Wireless Operator R.R.Taylor 27 OTU, Church Broughton, mid 1944, later at 462 Squadron.

 

 

 

 

Photo taken at 27 OTU Church Broughton, near to the airfield and Control Tower, which is visible in the background on the left, mid 1944.

Wireless Operator R.R.Taylor RAAF.

(Photo from the M.J.Hibberd Collection.)

My thanks are extended to Chris Pointon, researcher of 27 OTU, for identifying the location of these photos.

 

 

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