Wouter has sent four photos of Tempests and pilots. He needs help to identify the unit(s) and particularly the names of the pilots.
The photos were taken at Volkel before the Armistice and at Quackenbruck in April 1945. The Tempests on the first and third photos are for sure 274 Sqn aircraft. "JJ" code-letters and the lightning flash painted beneath the windscreen - probably applied after the war. If you have some more info concerning these photos, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..







 Information concerning the photos above:

Two years go my dad died, shortly before he told me that he had recently visited the little museum at Tangmere and he had recognised his cousin (who was brought up with him as his step-brother). My dad thought a great deal of him, his name was Ernest Griffiths. I too remember him but from the 1960's and 70's so am having to do a bit of mind modelling and cast his features 25 years on...
I think Ern is the one sitting down on the far right of the picture, as you look at it, on the bumper of the car. Ern died in the seventies but we have a family wedding this Friday at which I will be seeing Ern's eldest son - I will show him the picture - do you have any other information that would corroborate my thinking?
All I know is that Ern started flying for bomber command on Lancs, then transferred onto Typhoons and possibly later to Tempests. Does this sound plausible?
(March 14 2005)





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