John Elcome of the "Benson" Messerschmitt Bf 109 team is seeking personnel, pictured right, of 1426 Enemy Aircraft Flight, with which the Bf 109 once served. They are, from left to right, back row: Fendley, Rylatt, Lambert, Seddon, Craven, Wyles, Ochiltree; middle row: Haley, Lovell, Fraser, Hodson, Shufflebotham, Felton, Westwood, Hearn, Henshaw, Wilson, Driver, Aslett, Frisby; front row: Keeble, Peat, Bennett, Barr, Gough, Forbes, Lewendon, Staples, Dowie, Ellis, Ellis. Fg Off "Lew" Lewendon died in an Fw 190 crash; Plt Off Freddy Barr and others were killed in an He 111 crash; Doug Gough, Tony Staples and Bill Dowie have visited the 109 at Benson or Duxford; "Lofty" Westwood is in the UK somewhere. Any more leads'! Contact John Elcome at 6 Annette Close, Spencer Rd, Harrow Weald, Middx HA3 7BG.
Lockheed P-38 Lightning N9005R/44-53095 Putt Putt Maru. Piloted by Ronnie Gardner, and owned and operated by the Lone Star Flight Museum at Galveston, Texas, the ex-Honduran Air Force P-38 had less than 10hr on the dock since a complete restoration when this photograph was taken.
This photograph was taken by Flight at Brooklands on Whit Monday 1911, shortly after Hubert Latham won the spot landing competition in his Antoinette! In fact he claimed that his wing-warping failed as he tried to turn above the Martin-Handasyde hangar. Although the pilot was uninjured, the hangar was damaged.