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P-47 Thunderbolt with the RAF

P-47 Thunderbolt with the RAF

Courtesy: Joe Baugher The Royal Air Force was supplied with a total of 830 P-47Ds. In RAF service, the “razorback” P-47D was known as the Thunderbolt I and the “bubble canopy” P-47D was known as Thunderbolt II. Thunderbolt Is were…

Group Captain A. F. Anderson

To be Sold on: 1st & 2nd March 2017 : The outstanding Second World War Wing Leader’s D.S.O. and Bar, fall of France 1940 D.F.C. group of seven awarded to Group Captain A. F. Anderson, Royal Air Force, late Royal…

Wing Commander Frank Geoffrey Woolley, D.F.C., A.F.C (105174)

Wing Commander Frank Geoffrey Woolley, D.F.C., A.F.C., was born in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, 1922, the son of the then Flying Officer Frank Woolley. Upon the outbreak of the Second World War he wrote to his father, who by then was on Tedder’s…

Beaufighter T4746 – “Failed to Return” 12 April 1942

By Stephen Adler   – 12 August 2015      Max Addess in RAF uniform, and his sister Nina in 1941                My uncle Max Addess, a pilot with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, went missing in action on 12 April 1942 together…

70 Years ago today – The crash of Mosquito KB416

Seventy Years ago, Today, 3rd July 1945, De Havilland Mosquito KB416 , of No.627 Squadron crashed at RAF Woodhall Spa. The pilot Flt Lt D N Johnson was attempting to forceland after the misfiring of one of the engines.. A series…

A POW’s memoir – Plt Offr Kenneth McKellar White (Rangoon 1942)

By Hugh Halliday Letter written by P/O Kenneth McKellar White (RAAF) respecting loss of Hudson AE523, No.62 Squadron, 9 September 1942. Precisely how this came to reach his family (and authorities) is unclear, but a copy ended up in the…

Martin Arthur Thornhill 1922 ‐ 1944

Jeremy Halliday, cousin of Flt Sgt M A Thornhill, who died in the shooting down of Lancaster ND352 has put together a document that contains details about Martin Thornhill and the correspondence between the Government and his family regarding his loss.…