Postings and Movements
of 561013 C.C. Harper(Wally)
Bermuda - UK - Singapore
Wally's original Flying Log
was destroyed on 31 January1943 during a "special" flight from Bermuda
to Elizabeth City in the USA when the Catalina Flying Boat W8430
water loop and the aircraft was written off. He reconstituted
book in a Royal Canadian Airforce log book from alternative sources.
The copy was certified by Wing Commander Ware the Commanding
of the base in Bermuda. No flights are recorded for a whole
after the water loop. The return flight to Bermuda was a
month later and is
the 1 March 1943 as a "special" with Sqdn Ldr Jones in Catalina JX 202.
flying log makes interesting reading and includes a hunt
for the battleship Bismarck interrupting the delivery of Liberator
AM923 on 27 May 1941. 9 hours 25 minutes flying time were
the search out of Gander.
The log also details some VIP flights including one with Members of the
Bermuda Parliament as passengers.
There is a particularly significant link to the final page of the log
this details a flight from Singapore to Heathrow in a Hunting Clan
Airways Brittania. This was Wally's last ever flight and my
Cover of Log Book