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11th Jul 2019, 16:29
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Posted By Ian Burgess-Barber

No. 1 Ferry Unit R.A.F. Pershore 1947/8

A very long shot this, in view of the time elapsed - but here goes.
If there is anyone who can tell me that they know of, or can confirm that any of the following are still with us, (they would be...
5th Dec 2018, 21:08
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Posted By Ian Burgess-Barber

harrym - you got here in the end for Danny...... ...

harrym - you got here in the end for Danny......
So good to hear that you are still listening out on this frequency. It is a nagging worry whenever our vets. go quiet for a period of time. Please...
13th Nov 2018, 11:17
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Views: 31,236
Posted By Ian Burgess-Barber

Sad. Sad. Inevitable - yet so sad. ...

Sad. Sad. Inevitable - yet so sad.

Thank you Danny for your wonderful memories.
Thank you for writing so eloquently, with Hibernian literary flourish and a welcome peppering of wit.
Thank...
26th Sep 2018, 21:04
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Posted By Ian Burgess-Barber

Logs by Folks we never knew

Hello SimonK

Welcome to the Bearpit! You said in your other opening thread :

"The challenge is making someone else’s logbook, recorded full of amazing events, into an interesting and truthful...
26th Jul 2018, 15:58
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Views: 2,127
Posted By Ian Burgess-Barber

DODGYOLDFART yr. last "I think you will find...

DODGYOLDFART yr. last

"I think you will find that she flew on with the RAF rather than the ATA after the end of hostilities this included Meteors and Vamps".

Thanks for that info. - so even...
26th Jul 2018, 13:06
Replies: 21
Views: 2,127
Posted By Ian Burgess-Barber

Saintsman yr. last "Where (sic) there that...

Saintsman yr. last

"Where (sic) there that many different aircraft produced during that period"?
There certainly were.
Just Wiki the list of the 487 types flown by Eric Winkle Brown and then...
10th Mar 2018, 13:38
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Posted By Ian Burgess-Barber

Welcome Tr.9er "my TIF was in a Cessna C172...

Welcome Tr.9er

"my TIF was in a Cessna C172 and all my lessons were in Piper PA28 Tomahawks."

Never heard of a TIF - please enlighten me.

Just a quick nit-pick if I may (this readership...
17th Feb 2018, 16:37
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Posted By Ian Burgess-Barber

Having waded through the all the previous posts...

Having waded through the all the previous posts here I am glad that I have never purchased a watch powered by electrickery
My 1971 manufactured, clockwork, Breitling 806 Navitimer (Serial 1356...)...
4th Feb 2018, 19:33
Replies: 13
Views: 2,264
Posted By Ian Burgess-Barber

Here is what Wikipedia has to say about it: ...

Here is what Wikipedia has to say about it:

An unusual feature of the 175 is the geared Continental GO-300 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continental_O-300) engine. Whereas most single-engine...
31st Jan 2018, 14:49
Replies: 13
Views: 2,264
Posted By Ian Burgess-Barber

Dave "That's it. It's almost...

Dave

"That's it.

It's almost impossible to tell the two apart in a view from the rear like that one. From the front it's a bit easier.

I cheated. :O"

No you didn't cheat - you just...
31st Jan 2018, 12:48
Replies: 13
Views: 2,264
Posted By Ian Burgess-Barber

OK Dave so its a C 172 with a bigger geared 175...

OK Dave so its a C 172 with a bigger geared 175 h.p.Continental motor stuffed in it - hence C 175.

Ian BB
31st Jan 2018, 11:22
Replies: 13
Views: 2,264
Posted By Ian Burgess-Barber

Looks to me to be an early Cessna 172 FF. 1955. ...

Looks to me to be an early Cessna 172 FF. 1955. 3757 produced, later versions acquired the swept variant tail and then even later the 'omnivision' rear window.

Ian BB
30th Jan 2018, 15:04
Replies: 43
Views: 5,201
Posted By Ian Burgess-Barber

sandiego89 yr. last How did things work like...

sandiego89 yr. last

How did things work like that for the occasional stops at places like Wake? USAF fuel? USAF fuelers?

My Other,(sorry dear, Better),Half was a B.O.A.C. hostie and remembers...
11th Jan 2018, 16:05
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Posted By Ian Burgess-Barber

Dsrsia, your 2nd post. Thanks for coming...

Dsrsia, your 2nd post.

Thanks for coming back to us - your precis has only whet our appetites for more details from the logbooks of course!
So your father flew Mossies. as a Pathfinder on No. 162...
8th Jan 2018, 17:24
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Posted By Ian Burgess-Barber

Dsrsia - Welcome - better late than never! Where...

Dsrsia - Welcome - better late than never! Where were you when I needed you?
ie: April 2014, Pages 276/277 posts 5509 -5519 etc. etc.

While I accept entirely that our respected Danny42C never...
2nd Jan 2018, 19:50
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Posted By Ian Burgess-Barber

Geriaviator yr. post 11714 "The text notes...

Geriaviator yr. post 11714

"The text notes that 23 British trainees rest forever in the Arcadia cemetery."

As do the remains of John Paul Riddle who operated Carlstrom Field and constructed No....
24th Dec 2017, 18:23
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Posted By Ian Burgess-Barber

Seasons Greetings to all who visit this...

Seasons Greetings to all who visit this magnificent thread with its unique contributions from the last of the WW2 participants. Contributor or Lurker, enjoy the season - Good Will to all!

Ian BB
16th Dec 2017, 20:52
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Posted By Ian Burgess-Barber

PS And of course the notes include Danny's...

PS
And of course the notes include Danny's Vultee Vengeance (not that the senior pilot of this thread ever had the benefit of such information himself, no such featherbedding) - self taught in a...
16th Dec 2017, 20:42
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Views: 3,486,561
Posted By Ian Burgess-Barber

mikehallam My late father ferried A/C around...

mikehallam

My late father ferried A/C around India for three months, March to June 1944 for No. 21 Ferry Control based at Mauripur before he joined 229 Group Comm Flight in Delhi. I have his ATA...
5th Dec 2017, 14:09
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Posted By Ian Burgess-Barber

John Sincere condolences to you and yours. ...

John

Sincere condolences to you and yours. As Geriaviator says above, it was indeed a privilege for all of us to read his story here.

Best Wishes
Ian BB
4th Dec 2017, 19:47
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Posted By Ian Burgess-Barber

roving I see that you have clocked up...

roving

I see that you have clocked up another year - many happy returns!

Ian BB
2nd Dec 2017, 15:57
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Posted By Ian Burgess-Barber

PPS Have you come across this one Danny? ...

PPS Have you come across this one Danny?

The following is from Peter Smith's website about his book about the Vengeance:

VENGEANCE! The Vultee Vengeance dive bomber.

H/B (1) 1986 (ISBN 0...
2nd Dec 2017, 15:28
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Posted By Ian Burgess-Barber

Danny yr. 11609 "Any idea where the...

Danny yr. 11609

"Any idea where the Vengeance quotation appears"?

The incident happened (I think) at a field near Oran early 1943. Bob was test flying anything and everything that came out of...
2nd Dec 2017, 12:51
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Posted By Ian Burgess-Barber

Danny yr 11605 - just google Bob Hoover (if you...

Danny yr 11605 - just google Bob Hoover (if you havn't already) one of Americas finest flyers, died just last year, his air displays and his WW2 exploits should never be forgotten - and a real 'gent'...
20th Nov 2017, 15:46
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Views: 3,486,561
Posted By Ian Burgess-Barber

Well spotted roving! Well done Danny - talk...

Well spotted roving!

Well done Danny - talk about endurance! I hope that you marked the day with some suitable refreshment, I shall make you my toast of the day when I raise a glass tonight....
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