Aviation of WWII
HomeCustom Search Russian
 
RAF People & Aircraft USSR Luftwaffe RAF USAAF Photos
The six Whitley squadrons of No 4 Group were Nos 10 and 78 based at Dishforth, Nos 51 and 58 at Linton-on-Ouse and Nos 77 and 102 at Driffield

(Rus)  The six Whitley squadrons of No 4 Group were Nos 10 and 78 based at Dishforth, Nos 51 and 58 at Linton-on-Ouse and Nos 77 and 102 at Driffield. No other bomber squadrons operated the type, and when No 4 Group expanded it was with Wellingtons and finally Halifaxes. Described as 'a reliable old tub' by one Whitley cockpit veteran, it was classed as a night bomber from the outset. Photographed at Driffield during the first week of March 1940, these two Mk Vs of No 102 did not last long once the 'hot war' started in earnest. N1421/DY:C was lost to flak during an attack by six Whitleys on Fornebu airfield, Norway, on 29/30 April 1940; N1382/DY:A was shot down on an Augsburg raid, 16/17 August 1940. (IWM C921)


©AirPages
2003-