Personnel Index - Detail
Aircrew and groundcrew
F/O T C Hawkins is centre rear row.
Other crew members (in no order) are likely to be:
Sgt KW Symonds, F/Sgt G Cable, F/S RL Arnold, W/O G Abernethy,
Sgt K A Reakes and either Sgts T J Holloway, TJ Millea or WC Wilcox
All 49 Sqn 'Aussie' pilots from 1945 Fulbeck:
On the left, HAROLD FRICKER; he flew 17 ops plus PoW trips from Jan 1945.
In the middle (seated); JACK BRANCH.
Jack flew 17ops plus PoW trips from Dec 1944.
Standing LES HAMMOND.
He flew 18ops plus POW repatriation trips from Jan 1945.
On the right is TOM HAWKINS; he was on his second tour having flown operations in the Middle East.
He flew 7 ops with 49 plus PoW trips from March 1945.
The photograph was taken in 1992 in Australia.
"Posted out" 2008.