On Thursday, 11 September 1941, (a part of) the aircraft of the 75 squadron (RAAF), took off for a mission to Kiel in Germany from a station (airfield) in or near Feltwell.
One of the crew members was Sergeant N Tweedie RAAF. He departed for his mission at an unknown time.
He flew with a Vickers Wellington (type Ic, with serial R1038 and code AA-). His mission and of the other crew members was planned for Friday, 12 September 1941.
Information by Dion Rowe: http://rnzaf.proboards.com/thread/11963/75nz-sqn-photos-aa-crew
Phoyo 1: My Grandfather Flt Sgt Alexander (Alec) Rowe (later Flt Lt), 75NZ squadron next to his turret. His aircraft was Wellington Mk1C AA-H serial R1038. The crew of AA-H were lost on a raid over Kiel, about six weeks after he left the squadron. I don't know how many of the other men in the photos below were part of the crew when it was lost. Alec went on to do another tour with 218 Gold Coast squadron, then came back to NZ and was gunnery leader of 2BR squadron, with another tour in the Pacific - I'll post some photos of that separately.
Photo 2: This photo is when the NZ High Commissioner came to settle the dispute about the RAF requiring the NZ crew to change their RNZAF uniforms - Alec is the one in to the left of the Commissioners head - with the cheesy grin.
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