Men of No.182 Squadron, Hurn, May 1944 (Back)

This shows the back of a picture of some of the pilots and ground crew of No.182 Squadron, taken in May 1942 and contains information about the photograph.

Many thanks to Jill Williams for sending us this picture, which came from the collection of her late uncle, Ernest Roy Pinson.

The pencil notes read:

182 Squadron
120 Airfield

A section of the pilots and groundcrew, taken after a succesful operation in the channel, when one German destroyer was destroyed. This photograph was taken for publication in China.

The typed text reads:

This photograph, of some of the fellows of 182 Squadron, was taken the month of May 1944 at Hurn Airfield. The squadron had just returned from a very succesful operation in the Channel, when one German destroyer was sunk.

Unfortunately no German destroyers were sunk in May 1944, so the target either survived, or was a smaller type of warship (several did look like small scale destroyers).

How to cite this article: Rickard, J (23 July 2017), Men of No.182 Squadron, Hurn, May 1944 (Back) , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_182_sqn_hurn_may_44_back.html

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