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HQ 3rd Tactical Air Force Personnel, locations and units


This Command was formed on 28 December 1943 at Comilla

June 1944

Location Command Controlled
Comilla Eastern Air Command

Groups: -

Squadrons: -

  • No 67 (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 117 (Transport) Squadron

  • No 155 (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 176 (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 978 (Barrage Balloon) Squadron

  • No 979 (Barrage Balloon) Squadron

Other Units: -

  • No 1300 Flight - Baigachi

  • No 11 bomb Disposal Squad - Baigachi

  • No 3 Hill Depot - Shillong

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AM Sir John E A Baldwin 16 Nov 1943 Air Officer Commanding, KBE, CB, DSO, OBE
A/Cdre John M Mason 16 Nov 1943 Air Officer i/c Administration, DSC, DFC
Personal Appointment
Flt Lt A R Hogben 16 Nov 1943 Personal Assistant to AOC
Air Staff
AVM Gerald E Gibbs 23 Dec 1943 Senior Air Staff Officer, MC, later AM
Gp Capt Richard T Gething 17 Oct 1943 AFC; later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr E A Whiteley 16 Nov 1943 DFC
Wg Cdr N G L Richards 18 Oct 1943  
Wg Cdr H C Stumm  2 Aug 1943 DFC
Wg Cdr D R Biggs 19 Dec 1943 DFC
Wg Cdr L J Fletcher 20 Jul 1943  
Wg Cdr H R Vaughan-Fowler 16 Apr 1943  
Sqn Ldr M Vlasto 20 Nov 1943 DFC
Sqn Ldr F K Hutchinson 15 Nov 1943  
Sqn Ldr W R Tapper 13 Jul 1942  
Sqn Ldr W Duncan 20 Sep 1942  
Sqn Ldr R F Cox 15 Nov 1943  
Sqn Ldr S C Boyton 28 Nov 1943  
Sqn Ldr W B Page  1 Feb 1943  
Sqn Ldr J V Marshall  3 Nov 1943 DFC
Sqn Ldr G R Watson 28 Oct 1943 DFC
Sqn Ldr C G Jeffries  3 Nov 1943  
Sqn Ldr H T Grubb 11 Sep 1943  
Sqn Ldr P T Patenall 21 Nov 1943  
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr G P Marvin 15 Jan 1944 Organisation
Wg Cdr H C Daish  2 Aug 1943  
Wg Cdr E N Lohmeyer 30 Dec 1942 Senior Personnel Staff Officer
Wg Cdr C A Webster 25 Jan 1944  
Sqn Ldr W L Kerr 29 Oct 1943  
Sqn Ldr G R T Williams  9 Sep 1943  
Sqn Ldr W L Crossing 14 Jan 1943 DSO, DSC
Staffs of the Services
Engineer
Wg Cdr S J Jordan  2 Oct 1943 MBE
Sqn Ldr G V Meredith  3 Apr 1943 MBE
Sqn Ldr E F C Worthy 28 Jan 1944  
Sqn Ldr S N Bourne  18 Oct 1943  
Signals
Gp Capt C Turl 31 Aug 1942 OBE, DSM
Wg Cdr D Gooderham 17 Mar 1943  
Sqn Ldr Albert D Jackson  9 Apr 1943 BSc; later A/Cdre
Armament
Wg Cdr T M Buchanan 15 Jan 1943  
Sqn Ldr A W Hayes 14 Dec 1943  
Sqn Ldr W H Webber 22 Mar 1944  
Equipment
Sqn Ldr J J Dutton 22 Oct 1942  
Sqn Ldr O H Downing  8 Jan 1944  
Sqn Ldr E W Comins 23 Sep 1943  
Accountant
Wg Cdr J Lambie  1 Aug 1943  
Medical
Gp Capt R W White 12 Feb 1944 MRCS, LRCP
Wg Cdr G B Grayling 18 Mar 1943 MRCS, LRCP
Sqn Ldr R T Bevan 20 Oct 1942 MB, BCh, MRCS, LRCP
Sqn Ldr J E Horrocks 20 Mar 1943 MB, ChB
Sqn Ldr J P Bentley 18 Mar 1943 MB, BS, FRCS, LRCP
Educational
Mr R Duckett  8 Oct 1943 RAFVR
Meteorological
Wg Cdr A Grimes 18 Nov 1943  
Aeronautical Inspection
Fg Off A A Goody    
RAF Regiment
Wg Cdr J L Fowke  2 Oct 1943
Miscellaneous Appointments
Wg Cdr W J Millen 31 Aug 1943  
Sqn Ldr G V Ellam 30 Jul 1943  
Sqn Ldr A J R Adam  1 Jul 1943  
Sqn Ldr R H Dawson 20 Jun 1943  

Source - June 1944 Confidential Air Force List

It disbanded on 4 December 1944 by amalgamating with the RAF element of Eastern Air Command to form AHQ Bengal/Burma

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