Hugh,I recently joined the forum and noticed that you had available a number of citations.Although my main interest is in Airborne Forces, my interest has extended to the air crew connected to Airborne Forces.I am, trying, to obtain as many of the medal citations for all Airborne personnel, which now incorporates those members of the RAF, RAFVR, WAAF etc.Could I impose on you to supply details of any citations you have for 28 men/women who I have noted from your posts.There are:7 from the Non Flying Awards 13/06/1946,13 from the Awards Sept 1943 to Jan 1944 and 8 from the Awards 01/01/1946.If you are able to assist I will forward the details in three seperate messages, just so it is easier for me to put them in some semblance of order!I am at this time merely trying to collate all the citations but if I ever get round to putting all of them in one place I will of course acknowledge all help provided.
Hi Hugh, My name is Kate Harling. My father was one of the pilots on Flight 9202 that crashed just outside of Halle, Germany on 11/4/45 while carrying penicillin into Poland. I am very grateful & pleased to find the rafcommand.com web site. You sound like someone who has done alot of research on this. I have been wanting to find the coordinates to the crash site. I've been thinking that, before I get any older, I'd like to visit the crash site, hopefully with my two sons. I saw on the thread that Henk Welting posted what I assumed were coordinates. I would appreciate any more information that you can offer. I live in California, the San Francisco Bay Area, but I am often in Toronto where two of my sons live, as well as Calgary and Vancouver, where one of my daughters live.
Would very much appreciate hearing back from you…
Would you happen to have any info re. James K.B. Drysdale?
He is deceased (1998), his family is asking for anything pertaining to his RAF / RCAF history.
A sqdn. # to get me started would be fine?
Thanks in advance.
Hope you do not mind me asking your advice, I have a RAFVR airgunner ( trained in Canada ) using a RCAF Log Book, is this normal. ? Any advice most welcome.
No.218 (Gold Coast) Association Historian
No.3 (Bomber) Group Research 1936-1945.
Hello Hugh, I have been directed to this site by a person similar to yourself but one from the Army site, I am try to find out information on a Canadian Pilot who died in the war, the reason is there is not much information on him on the Canadian Virtual Memorial and I wanted to try and get some more facts down about him so that anybody who read it or a surviving relative could know a little more about him and the fact he was shot down on my birthdate made it a personal venture. I will give you some information about him what I have so far found out:
42846 Pilot Offr George Robert Lambert KIA 06/07/1940 (buried in Andover Cemetry)
London Gazzette 25/06/1940 States he was graded to PO on 18/05/1940
I would like to know his aircraft, unit well as much as I can really, I have tried the website Airforce Asc of Canada where you enter details to search data base but to no avail unless Im missing something, can you point me further kind regards James
Hello Hugh - I have some pics of 441 Squadron Spits taken at B.11 Longues that have surfaced in Oz!! Please drop me an e-mail and I will send them over to you - I can't find you in my address book, but I am sure we have corresponded before, probably via Dave Clark (I haven't heard from Dave for some time).