Many thanks once again for providing information - you invariably have an answer to my many queries.
I wish to acknowledge my gratitude by offering you a signed copy of my latest book - MARYLANDS OVER MALTA. I'm still awaiting copies from the publisher but they should be with me soon.
Let me have your address and I'll pop a copy in the mail (I'll need to take out a mortgage!!)
Cheers and thanks
Dear Col, (not quite sure how to address you or post a message?!) I wonder if you have any information regarding my Grandfather, Warrant Officer A. R. Chapman RAF No. 1290786, who was a rear air gunner? I believe that his plane ditched into the Bay of Biscay (Squadron 77?) in 1940 and that he and his crew were picked up by a French trawler and handed over to the Germans. He then spent a few years in Stalag Viiib, Camp 344, POW No. 26830. Regards, Victoria
Thank you Col for the info re a link to flight casualties 23-24/6/1944. I've tried it a few times but it keeps jumping to another thread about a Canadian airman Morgon!
Can you help with this please?
Thanks for the additional information on Symons (204 Sqn).
What a tragic few months for his wife, mother and family.
Thank you so much for your post regarding:
COMFORT, William Simpson Flight Sergeant RAF No.1342606 and ROBARTS, Eugene Lieutenant SAAF No.206857V.
Eugene Robarts was my Grandfather. My mother (who was born 2 month before Eugene was killed) still has his photo album with pictures of aeroplanes, men in uniform, his logbooks and a few other things.
The story relayed by Comfort matches a letter written to my Grandmother regarding the incident (which is also in the box).
Coming across this post, which happened quite by accident, has had a profound impact on myself and my mother,
Bill Norman may be able to help.(author of 640 Sq.history) 23A, Thames Ave, Guisborough, TS14 8AE (01287280429) I don't have an email address.
I'm new and not too familiar with the sysrem but I am enquireing if any one knows about No 3 School of Aeronautics RAF, Egypt 1918?
It's me, Henk Welting from Holland with a question on the Australian National Archives.
Didn't know up to today that also the ORB's were digitised, f.i. A9186 8 for 3 RAAF Sqn.
What are the Series Numbers (Item Control Symbols) for the other RAAF ORB's ? If known to you please could you mail me (by means of this forum or a PM at my h.weltingATupcmailDOTnl - replace AT and DOT by the obvious).
Regards and thanks in advance for your help.