'A' Flight, 159, Salboni (Salbani), May, 1943. The officer seated centre I've forgotten,
but next is 'Chiefy' Hughes who did a wonderful job with the 'new' Liberators during
latter months of 1942. I've noted also he returned to England after a breakdown and
died summer 1944. Next to him is Sgt.Harper,Fitter 2e. and next to him (front row
3rd left) is Chiefy Warren, NCO i/c Armourers. The officer apart, these are all ground
crew (myself back row, right.) Photo Courtesy Of George Barker-Read.
40th BG B-29 42-6310 taking off from Chakulia Airfield, India, June, 1944
Bruce at work, Digri.
Photo courtesy of Thomas Oliver (ex 159 Squadron Groundcrew).
(Dudhkundi) 678th Bomb Squadron 44-70108 "Sweet Thing". Notice the black paint
applied to the under surface of the aircraft. This was applied to reduce reflection of
searchlights when flying low-level night incendiary missions.
Photo of "The Craig Comet" Bell-Atlanta B-29-15-BA Superfortress 42-63445 of the
794th Bomb Squadron 468th Bomb Wing, Kalaikunda AB, India
SALUA AIR STATION, India -- Senior director Capt. Michael Thomas (lower center),
lead weapons director Tech. Sgt. Steven Harshman (lower left) and Indian Air Force
Squadron Leader Rajesh monitor and direct aircraft from their "E-3 Sentry" during
Cope India 06. Watching the war games are (back left) Lt. Col. Peter Bastien, 961st
Airborne Air Control Squadron detachment commander, Indian air force wing
Commander Singh (back center) and Master Sgt. Belinda Magilligan (back right),
a weapons director. This is the third Cope India exercise since 2002. (U.S. Air Force
photo by Tech. Sgt. Martin Jackson)
SALUA AIR STATION, India
APO 220 (Piardoba, India) Vol. 1, No. 2 20 -=- February, 1945