The creation of this web site has only been possible due to the help I have received from many individuals.
I have spent a considerable time researching the squadron's history.
This web site is work in progress and any comments are much appreciated.
A big thank you goes to Ted Smith & Cal Taylor (Both former pilots) who have been the main source of photographs.
If you can help me with any information concerning 127 Sqn, please contact me.
Please if you have any photographs or Pilots Log Books relating to 127 Squadron I would be so grateful if you would share them with me.
I am continuing to research the Squadron and I have started to write a book on the History of 127 Squadron.
"Double strike on the Zuider Zee"
April 16, 1945
F/O EAW (Ted) Smith & F/L Alan Willis
2nd Tactical Air Force 132nd Wing, 127 Squadron RAF.
In this dramatic print Aviation artist Michael Short vividly brings to life the spectacle and drama of air to ground combat during the later stages of World War Two.
F/O Smith in his Spitfire XVI is attaching 2 MET's (Mechanized Enemy Transport) on the causeway in Western Holland. His number two the Rhodesian F/L Alan Willis is attacking a Flak barge. He succeeded in destroying the Barge.
F/L Alan Willis was shot down 11 days later. Miraculously he survived and spent the last 10 days of the war as a POW.
Copies of the print are available by contacting the artist directly.