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Peter Solari Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/11470.php Lancaster ME453 was Ronald Victor Smith, Flight Sergeant, bomb aimer
I have come accross this some years after you wrote it. My grandad was John Henry Rayns (Mid-Upper Gunner). He was in contact with many old Lank flyers and engineers/ground crew up until his death in 1988. His wife Jean is still alive and fairly well at the ripe old age of 97. Harry (as we all called him) flew with Fisher, Beamish etc. I did see an email about Beamish being a retired butcher and still around about seven years ago.
Kind regards,
Peter Solari
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Cliff Clegg Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/08081.php 3-1-1945 - Liberator - 215 Sqdn

In November 2015, an Australian led expedition to the trace of the railway in Myanmar located the crash site of KH214 in the village of Anankwin (one of many spellings). Wreckage was recovered, including small aircraft parts, burnt wiring, and damaged 50 calibre cartridges. No large metal was found. The local Karen farmers would have scavenged any metal they found at the time, and since. The parts found by our expedition are presently in the museum at Thanbyuzayat.

Captain Sakai, the purported commander of the near-by POW camp, may have spun a story to the War Graves Team, leading to the memorial service conducted by Padre Babb at a bomb crater in the area. Some of his dates were wrong, his description of the crash, however, was reasonably accurate..

I doubt that the burial of the airmen ever took place. The location of the supposed grave was meticulously marked and noted by the leader of the location team, a British Lieutenant Eldridge. When the graves recovery team came thro...See More
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Gilbert Thomas Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/08397.php RE: Heninger brothers RCAF

Ray Heninger passed away in Calgary Alberta. He worked for Imperial Oil. He has two children Gillian Heninger - she may use the surname Maitson - who last lived in Vancouver BC and Daryl Heninger who may be the son of Harold - but address unknown.
Public Aug 26, 2017 7:33pm

GeoffLynne Raebel Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/05947.php P/O 43945 Richard Remer BANKER

raebel robert
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Rudy de Bruin Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/09454.php Flt/Sgt Leonard Arthur Townrow, NZ42294, skipper of ED821 w
Hey Klaas,

Old post but can you contact me?

Rudy
Public Aug 20, 2017 1:32pm

Paul Kraus Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/20459.php DFC citations, A and B

I AM LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON WC HUGH WILLIAM ELIOT, BRITISH PILOT WWII, SERVING IN 73 SQUADRON IN ENGLAND & 255 SQUADRON IN ITALY. ANY INFORMATION WILL BE DEEPLY APPRECIATED & ANY REFERENCES TO HIM.
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