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  1. Ian Brown;Rich Allenby
    Hello Ian and Rich,

    I have just found this old post [below] in the RAF Commands archive from 2004 - it popped up in a search for "halifax W1111". F/Sgt Eric L Jackman was my mother's brother and would have been my uncle. Can you point me to the "Chad" who posted this notice? You both responded to his question in 2004 and I wonder if you have a way of backtracking to identify "Chad". I have tried to find "Spurgeon" and "Chad" in the new RAF Commands site but no luck. I would be very interested in taking a look at the photos he mentions as in all my mothers things there are only two photos of her brother (I remember there used to be more when I was a kid but these seem to have been lost over the years).

    Thanks in advance for taking the time to read this and any help you can provide.

    Eric Allen

    [Spurgeon (0 posts)
    24-Apr-04, 04:27 AM (GMT)
    "Sqdn 405 Halifax Photo I found..can someone provide more info?"
    Doing some research on my Grandfather (PERCY ROBERT (BOB) SPURGEON from the 405 and 148) and today I discovered a picture he had in his records. It shows a bomber crew, with individual photos and is described as follows:

    "CREW OF HALIFAX BOMBER RCAF SQUADRON 405 POSTED MISSING ON NIGHT OPERATIONS OVER ESSEN GERMANY NIGHT OF JUNE 8-9 1942"

    Names of the crew mentioned as follows:


    Flt/Sgt Will Plant (Toronto Canada)
    Flt/Sgt Eric Jackman (Bristol England)
    Flt/Sgt T.R.M. Cattle (Toronto Canada)
    Flt/Sgt Joseph Fleming (Bristol England)
    Flt/Sgt G.R. Montgomery (Chapleu Ontario, Canada)
    Flt/Sgt Reginald Holland (Bournmouth England)
    P/O D Gordon Morris (St Johns Newfoundland)


    Anyone have any information on this???

    Chad.]
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