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Aerograph facsimile and original Postcard from 1943/1944

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Aerograph facsimile and original Postcard from 1943/1944

7 aerograph facsimiles and 1 postcard from Leading Aircraftsman Harold Howarth sent to his wife, whilst he was stationed overseas. Excellent condition.


Leading Aircraftsman Harold Howarth, from Burnley was in 134 Squadron. He took his own photographs of Palestine and Egypt and also collected souvenir photographs of Tel Aviv.
Harold Howarth was a talented amateur artist and illustrated the aerographs that he sent to his wife.

The squadron reached Egypt in June 1942 ahead of its aircraft, and so for the rest of the year its ground crew were used to service aircraft from other squadrons. Hurricanes arrives late in the year and the squadron returned to operations in January 1943, providing a fighter defence for the ports and bases along the North African coast.

In November 1943 the squadron moved to India, and in the following month began operations along the Burmese border, carrying out ground attack missions against the Japanese. In May 1944 the squadron withdrew to India to convert the Thunderbolt, but the first aircraft didn't arrive until August and the squadron didn't return to operations over Burma until 7th December. The squadron was used to cover the Allied landing at Rangood in April 1945, before returning to India where on 26th June it was renumbered as No.131

SquRickard,J (20 December 2010), No, 134 Squadron (RAF): Second world War,
https://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/RAF/134_wwll.htmladron

Item details

Condition:
Used: very good
Country:
India
Country of origin:
Asia
Original/reproduction:
Original
Postage condition:
Fine
Type:
Postcard

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Aerograph facsimile and original Postcard from 1943/1944

7 aerograph facsimiles and 1 postcard from Leading Aircraftsman Harold Howarth sent to his wife, whilst he was stationed overseas. Excellent condition.


Leading Aircraftsman Harold Howarth, from Burnley was in 134 Squadron. He took his own photographs of Palestine and Egypt and also collected souvenir photographs of Tel Aviv.
Harold Howarth was a talented amateur artist and illustrated the aerographs that he sent to his wife.

The squadron reached Egypt in June 1942 ahead of its aircraft, and so for the rest of the year its ground crew were used to service aircraft from other squadrons. Hurricanes arrives late in the year and the squadron returned to operations in January 1943, providing a fighter defence for the ports and bases along the North African coast.

In November 1943 the squadron moved to India, and in the following month began operations along the Burmese border, carrying out ground attack missions against the Japanese. In May 1944 the squadron withdrew to India to convert the Thunderbolt, but the first aircraft didn't arrive until August and the squadron didn't return to operations over Burma until 7th December. The squadron was used to cover the Allied landing at Rangood in April 1945, before returning to India where on 26th June it was renumbered as No.131

SquRickard,J (20 December 2010), No, 134 Squadron (RAF): Second world War,
https://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/RAF/134_wwll.htmladron

Condition:
Used: very good
Country:
India
Country of origin:
Asia
Original/reproduction:
Original
Postage condition:
Fine
Type:
Postcard

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