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    Hi all, in connection with my former announcement of new book:

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...ommand-Service

    following question arosen: Are there still living any RAF CC crewmembers flying operationally on Liberators during WWII?

    The author invited those Czech and Slovaks we know about but I was unable to give him a definitive answer if there are still any others?
    It might be a nice to invite also some other "brothers in arms" and not to concentrate only at the 311 Sq only.

    Any help + info in this matter much appreciated, pls PM me when you would like to inform me about any particular ones to follow the forum rules.

    TIA

    Pavel
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    Pavel, Hi,

    Went to a couple of my old mates - who had both served in CC - and asked about WW2 Lib aircrew. They knew nothing - mostly on account of the fact that those they had known in that category were now "no longer with us"!!! They both promised to contact other friends who might know something! But I have to say, Pavel, in all seriousness, that if I were you I would not hold my breath waiting for a positive response!!! Sometimes, though, these "long shots" come up with the goods - but not often!!
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    Peter, thank you for your effort. To be honest I am expecting such a result from the very beginning but you never know...

    Pavel
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    Ah what a shame my grandfather isnt about still. he flew on Liberators from 1943 onwards. I can see if my nan knows of any of his fellow crew who may still be alive. From memory half his crew were Australian..

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    Hi Pavel:

    You could try the 206 Sqn Association via Derek Straw: derek.pe.strawATbtinternetDOTcom

    Robert

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    Many thanks Rober! Will have a try.

    Pavel
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    Frankly, I would be quite surprised, if there is no one alive. Of course, we talk about people in their early 90s, but given the size of the units, I would expect few to be still with us.

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    W/O Robert Denwood WOP/AG was at Aces High Gallery last year. He served on 547 and 224 on Sunderlands and Liberators 1944-45

    cheers
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    Sadly my Grandad died in January this year at the age of 92, he was in 224 Sq Coastal Command. See thread: http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...iberator-FK242

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    Hi Tim, I am sorry to hear this sad new.
    I am pretty sure he will enjoy this new book as his squadron is also mentioned there and if I am not mistaken few crews of 311 Sq passed a quick training on Liberators in May 1943 just with 224 Sq.

    Pavel

    P.S. Thanks for advice Peter.
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