Luftwaffe and Allied Air Forces Discussion Forum  

Go Back   Luftwaffe and Allied Air Forces Discussion Forum > Discussion > Allied and Soviet Air Forces

Allied and Soviet Air Forces Please use this forum to discuss the Air Forces of the Western Allies and the Soviet Union.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 21st November 2007, 08:18
Norman Malayney
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Russian B24 photo thanks to Ed West & eBay

Gentlemen,

An article appeared in the USSR proganda magazine Soviet Life back in 1984 dealing with the ALSIB routes and ferrying lead lease aircraft to the USSR. It mentions that a US delegation flew via Alaska to Moscow by B-24. During the return flight the B-24 experienced engine problems in Siberia. Not having any replacment parts, it was abondoned and the Americans flown out by C-54 to Alaska. The article states the superior workmanship of Soviet workers manufactured the required parts and made the B-24 flyable. It was taken on strength in the Soviet airforce.

Let me see if I can locate that article and post it on this web site.

Norman Malayney
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 7th February 2012, 23:07
Nokose's Avatar
Nokose Nokose is offline
Alter Hase
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Florida (USA)
Posts: 1,777
Nokose will become famous soon enough
Re: Russian B24 photo thanks to Ed West & eBay

I was looking through allaces.ru and under the history of the 25 GAP DD it listed that they recieved B-24D's that they trained 10 crews. It stated that they began flights in July44 after training in June. On 04Jul44 FW. Dueding 1./NJG100 claimed a Liberator at 25 Ost SL-6 at 23:15. Then Ofw Maisch 2./NJG200 claimed on 15-16Oct44 a Liberator NE of Tarnow at 19:37 and another on 16-17Oct44 at 20:34 NNE of Tarnow.

Could one or all of these been Soviet B-24s or were they U.S. or British B-24s?
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 7th February 2012, 23:38
kaki3152 kaki3152 is offline
Alter Hase
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,846
kaki3152 is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: Russian B24 photo thanks to Ed West & eBay

I think the losses on Oct 15-16 1944 are British. Here are the appropriate British losses

16.10.44 Liberator VI
EW250
L
34 Sqdn SAAF Lt D.O. Cullingworth SAAF - Pilot - died
Lt C.S.S. Franklin SAAF - Pilot - died
Sgt R.C. Bowden RAFVR - Gunner - died
Lt K.J. McLeod SAAF - Observer - died
Lt G. Ray-Howett SAAF - W/Op Gunner - died
Sgt D.P. Richmond RAFVR - W/Op Gunner - died
Sgt J.E. Speed RAFVR - Air Bomber - died
Sgt R.T. Pither RAFVR
all dead are buried at Krakow Rakowicki
Cemetery, Poland
near Krakow,
Poland
Aircraft shot down by Luftwaffe night
fighter near Krakow, poland while en
route to drop supplies to Polish
Partisans at Radomsko, south west of
Warsaw


16.10.44 Liberator VI
KH152
F
34 Sqdn SAAF Lt K.B. MacWilliam SAAF - CoPilot - died
Lt J.A. Lithgow DFC SAAF - Pilot - died
Sgt W.F. Cowan RAFVR - Gunner - died
Sgt G.F. Ellis RAFVR - W/Op Gunner - died
Sgt T. Myers RAF - Bomb Aimer - died
Lt E. Colbert - Observer - SAAF
Lt C.G. Dicks SAAF - W/Op Gunner - POW
Lt S. Fourie SAAF - W/Op Gunner - POW
all dead are buried at Krakow Rakowicki
Cemetery, Poland
Krakow, Poland Aircraft shot down by Luftwaffe night
fighter over Krakow, Poland while en
route to drop supplies to Polish
Partisans in Warsaw for the second
time
http://www.worldwar

Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 8th February 2012, 19:58
Nokose's Avatar
Nokose Nokose is offline
Alter Hase
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Florida (USA)
Posts: 1,777
Nokose will become famous soon enough
Re: Russian B24 photo thanks to Ed West & eBay

Thanks! I kind of believed that Ofw Malsch's claims might have been because of the air drop. Fw Dueding's was some where near the Russia border before the Warsaw drop.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
interesting photo on ebay (link) G. Warrener Allied and Soviet Air Forces 2 6th September 2005 21:37
BF109K-4 photo on ebay cproyston Luftwaffe and Axis Air Forces 8 10th July 2005 21:47
Fw 190 D-9 or D-11 photo on ebay! Roger Gaemperle Luftwaffe and Axis Air Forces 10 3rd June 2005 22:46
65 anniversary of Katyn massacre Franek Grabowski The Second World War in General 16 25th April 2005 19:23
ebay Deutschland Hawk-Eye Off Topic 1 12th March 2005 13:43


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 23:19.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©2004 - 2018, 12oclockhigh.net