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    Default Sgt R.G Storr 1303434,

    A long shot I know, but does anyone have the Liberation Report for the above airman, the Mid-Upper Gunner on 100 Squadron Lancaster ED362, lost against Cologne on the 28th/29th of June 1943 to a nightfighter, and coming down in Rotterdam. I haven't got it in my files, and am rather desperate to get hold of it for some work I'm doing for one of the other crew members' brothers.

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    Greg
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    Greg

    Did you ever manage to get hold of this? I'd be interested to have a copy if you did, if at all possible.

    Regards

    Simon

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    Hi Simon,

    No, I never did unfortunately. If there's anything else you need relating to the crew, let me know, and I'd be happy to send it off to you :)

    All the best as always,

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    Hi Greg, Unfortunately I haven't an answer to your question but are you aware that near the crashsite of ED362(Ridderkerk) an memorial unveiled in 2002??
    Cheers,
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    Hi Greg

    Thanks for the reply. I came across him in an article in the Hartlepool Mail from March 1947, which mentions that would soon be startings his studies at the Royal College of Art in London. It records that he had previously been a student at West Hartlepool School of Art from 1937, before joining the R.A.F. and then spending a considerable period as a P.o.W. after being shot down. He rejoined the Hartlepool School of Art in 1946.

    There is a piece by him on the Art UK website:

    https://www.artuk.org/discover/artis...-gray-19201985

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    HI Adrian,

    Thanks for your post. I'm aware of the memorial, but I've never been there or seen photographs of it. I'll have a Google for it now!!

    L/O

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    Simon,

    That's a peachy bit of gen for my files, many thanks!!

    L/O

    Greg
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    Hi Greg, saw your 'long shot' only today, nearly 5 years after you put it up. You can find the complete story of ED362 on https://rezoord.nl/algemeen-rezoord/...r-verenambacht ans yes, I know its in Dutch but with DeepL translator - https://www.deepl.com/translator - you can find all info.

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    HenkNtb,

    Many thanks for your post and link, there is an absolute wealth of information on that page. By any chance, do you have Ronald Storr's Liberation Report?

    Thanks and very best wishes,

    Greg
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    Glad to be of any help, Storr reported to a house (now Molenwegje 3, Strijen) about 2 km from my house. I don't have his liberation report, only, from another casualty file, a letter where he is mentioned by the Mayor of Strijen who made a big issue of learning the adresses of downed airman in the Strijen area.

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