31 Sqn SAAF from Celone airfield in the Foggia region of Italy in 1944
Message logged 29 April 2012: Colin flew with 31 Sqdn SAAF from Celone airfield in the Foggia region of Italy in 1944. He twice went on supply dropping missions to Warsaw in support of the Home Army uprising – and flew with my uncle John 15 times from late August until mid September 1944. F/Sgt Leahy scored the Squadrons first air combat kill on the night of 15th September whilst on ops to bomb Tatol landing ground at Athens, claiming an Me 109 night fighter from the tail gunner position.
For some reason Colin stopped flying with my uncle John in the crew of Cpt Beukes after 18th September 1944. He doesn’t appear on any sortie reports or feature in the Squadron diary, I do think think he was tour expired with 31 Squadron, he has no listing with CWGC.
Any help locating him or his relatives would be greatly appreciated.