SEAC Liberator Squadrons




160 Squadron Association's Planned Trip to Sri Lanka, March 2010

Canadians on Radar in South East Asia, 1941 -1945
The history of the members of the RCAF who served as "Radar Mechanics" in SEAC, as written by Angus Hamilton.
Mr. Hamilton has generously allowed the book to be published on this site in PDF format.
The book is complete with all illustrations, and can be downloaded for viewing or printing.

Canadians on SEAC Liberator squadrons- the RCAF photos
Over 7,000 members of the RCAF served with RAF units in SEAC. RCAF photographers captured some of them on film.
This is a list of the photographs which were held by DND in Ottawa, but have now been transferred to the National Archives.
Some of these have appeared in print, most recently in the book "Metal Canvas", by S. Fochuk.



Information and photographs provided by J.E.H. Fail

J.E.H.Fail's Latest Article
SEAC Liberator Bombers in Far East

5OTU - 231 Group RAF SEAC

(in PDF format only) 

322 Maintenance Unit and the Demolition of SEAC Liberators, by J.E.H. Fail

 Liberator Survivors - the story of the surviving Liberators that served in SEAC, by J.E.H. Fail


 For more information on Cocos Island see the book "Operation Pharos and the Cocos Keeling Islands" by Ken Rosam
Woodfield Publishing, West Sussex, England, soft cover, 250 pages 9.95 pounds

"Lest We Forget"

RCAF Honour Roll - SEAC Liberator Squadrons
A listing of those who made the supreme sacrifice.

Last WWII bombing raid by 99, 356 and 321 Squadrons cancelled on 15th August, 1945
Cocos Island

Major General J. T. Durrant DFC AFC, C.O Cocos Is
W/C "Sandy" Webster, 99 Squadron C.O.
S/L Les Evans, 356 Squadron acting C.O.
Lt. Cmdr. W. Van Prooyen, 321 C.O.

  Gary Fowkes site on Liberators, with more photos and information.

Liberator Models
Photos of five models of Liberators in SEAC markings

History of early S.D. Operations in SEAC

Other Squadrons in SEAC

There were also those who served at the "Wing" level, rather than on a specific squadron.
Sid Bullock was a W/Op who served on 185 Wing.
Courtesy of his nephew, here is a brief diary of his time in India, as well as some photographs from his "training days".

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