Personnel Index - Detail
Early 'official' images of (then) Sgt Hammond.
The Hammond crew photographed at RAF Syerston in May 1945
All 49 Sqn 'Aussie' pilots from 1945 Fulbeck:
On the left, HAROLD FRICKER; he flew 17 ops plus PoW trips from Jan 1945.
In the middle (seated); JACK BRANCH.
Jack flew 17 ops plus PoW trips from Dec 1944.
Standing LES HAMMOND.
He flew 18 ops plus POW repatriation trips from Jan 1945.
On the right is TOM HAWKINS; he was on his second tour having flown operations in the Middle East.
He flew 7 ops with 49 plus PoW trips from March 1945.
The photograph was taken in 1992 in Australia.
"Posted out" 2002.
A book published by Kerry White tells the story of Les Hammond......the details are on the Publications page.