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    I have 'activated' Facebook comments on the old Board Archived threads. The response has been good, Atleast a comment every day.. will post them here so that members can follow up. The links to the name take you the the Facebook Profile - Feel free to reach out.


    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
    Public · Aug 27, 2017 9:14pm

    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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    Graham Vitty · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/06341.php 18/19 March 1944. Frankfurt


    625 Squadron 19th March 1944
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    Nigel Mykura · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/12776.php Mykura Walter - need help


    I am his nephew and met all of his children last week. What information are you after?
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    Georg Stromme · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/05331.php Lt E.S. STROMME, Norwegian in No. 64 Squadron


    Hi Joss!
    My name is Georg Stromme. Im writing to you about my uncle Eiliv S. Stromme. I would like to get in contact with you. My Email adr. is
    goggenstromme@telia.com. Please reply if this will reach you.
    Regards Georg Stromme
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    Ross Stewart · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/03035.php Two intriguing DSOs


    14 years have past since the last post on here, but for the record in my research as Curator of RAF Wethersfield Museum, 196 & 299 Squadrons were at the base from October 44 to January 45. The Mushroom Farm became the HQ of the SAS 20th Liasion Unit to the SAS 3rd and 4th Free French.


    It was led by Major Oswald Carey-Elwes, his deputy was Captian Pat Smith (Sdrn Ldr RAF) and my Grandfather by very strange coindence Lt Adam Ross Stewart.


    They dropped into France near Epernay late October a team of 12.


    Wethersfield.museum@outlook.com
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    Bernard O'Connor · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/04360.php Whitley Z9385 28/12/41 138Sq


    Whitley bomber Z9385 carrying two Soviet agents (40-year-old Pyetr Kousnetsov aka Bruno Kuhn aka Frederic Muller aka Ivan Roberts aka Robert Josef and Pavel Koubitsky) destined for Holland, crash landed at Stradishall on 27 December 1941 killing Koubistsky and some of the crew.
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    Russ Williamson · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/02817.php Boeing Washington crash


    A friend of my Dad was the only survivor of a B-29 crash. Sgt Bill Lindsay,still strapped in his Flt Eng seat. Was that the Coningsby crash?
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    Mike England · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/03060.php landing ship losses


    My Grandfather 352560 Flight Sergeant John England was lost on LST 420, I've paid my respects together with my father at many of the known graves in Oostende and Blankenberge. His name appears on panel 217 at Runnymede.
    Public · Sep 1, 2017 12:18pm
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    Nicholas Hill · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/05375.php Geoffrey Hill, 61046, 65 Squadron, Spitfire Mk II P7665


    Many thanks, very interesting reading.


    Kindest regards,


    Nicholas Hill (Grand-son 07871394165. nicholas^^nicholashillantiques.co.uk
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    Julie Eversfield · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/05764.php
    Thats my Grandpa
    Public · Sep 18, 2017 1:39pm

    Ronald Lookyan · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/14924.php
    I am Ronald Ulric's nephew from Trinidad at present in London and would like to get the location of the crash site.
    Public · Sep 18, 2017 1:37pm
    Yimto Yim · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/10081.php
    The dakota plane that crashed on 1/6/1944 have been found Just recently. Remains of crew members also found. One bracelet was found on which HG Tackaberry was inscripted. Contact me at richardyimto@gmail.com for details.
    Public · Sep 13, 2017 4:39am

    Michael James · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/04054.php
    Would love to see a pic if you have one
    Public · Sep 12, 2017 4:35pm

    Michael James · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/04054.php
    My grandad flew(co pilot)fz 686 on d day dropping airborne into France, arnham on Sept 18th 1944 dropping paratroopers and many others, have long book with info, think he left that call dog and went to Australia around jan 45
    Public · Sep 12, 2017 4:34pm

    Paul Fields · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/01544.php
    My Father served with Sqn.116 in Gent, Belgium between 1944-45.
    He also witnessed Operation Bodenplatte on 1st.January1945, New Year's Day.
    Public · Sep 11, 2017 1:28pm

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    Keith McQu · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/07193.php
    Sorry, I'm 12 years late to the party. F.P Smythies joined HMS Petersfield as a Sub Lt on the day she was commissioned at Devonport on 21 April 1920.
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    Brian Atkinson · Commented on J9403
    My Father flew in this aircraft as rear gunner in 1932 and 1933 I still have his log book.
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    Dennis Killeen · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/06065.php
    Re Douglas Julian SALE (SN J9929) :

    These posts are very old, and I don't know if anyone is still interested, but -

    Sale was indeed shot down in May 1943, but survived and made his way back home via Gibraltar. I think that's why he was awarded the DSO. I understand he was awarded the DFC for crash landing a plane with a full complement of primed TIs on board after the bomb doors jammed. He ordered the rest of the crew to bale out, but one man's parachute was burned, so instead of baling out himself he flew it home. He managed to get clear before the whole lot went up.

    As I understand it he was in one of four Halifax III's (his being HX325) of Sqdrn 35 shot down 20th / 21st January 1944 whilst on a massive raid on Leipzig. We lost many other planes and crew that night.

    Squadron 35 (subsequently 635), was one of the elite Pathfinder Squadrons, which dropped TI (Target Indicator) incendiary bombs for the following aircraft to use as aiming points, so their navigation and bombing ...See More
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    Jon Brooke · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/08985.php
    Hello there - John Vincent Brooke would have been my uncle had he lived longer. He was indeed flying to Anglesey having recently returned from training in Canada. As far as I have been informed het was flying in fog and crashed - no collision to my knowledge.
    Public · Oct 8, 2017 12:35pm
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    John Adcock · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/01933.php
    Hi my aunt and uncle were tom and Mary he had a sister as well his parents never really got over losing him if you want to contact me please leave a message best wishes Margaret adcock
    Public · Oct 4, 2017 2:21pm
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    Jonathan Markley · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/02826.php
    NS963 (H). Lost 22/2/1945. F/Lt PCW Sage; F/O Cockburn.
    HP933 (N). Lost 22/2/1945 P/O Peter Harold Burne, F/Lt. Allan Jerry Vickers.
    HR177 (U). Lost 22/2/1945 F/Lt. D Potts; Sgt. F. Valentine.
    PZ395 (E). Lost 22/2/1945 Wing Co. Reginald Baker; F/Lt. Alexander John Fowler.
    NS 981 (B). Lost 22/2/1945. F/O LD Gilbertson; F/O SAJ Askew. I believe these bailed out and were POWs.
    PZ395 & NZ963 were brought down near Bevern, but NOT the Bevern NW of Hamburg as stated above. People seem to have been confused by the fact there are two villages called Bevern. Sage, Cockburn, Baker & Fowler were all buried in the village of Bevern that is just south of Bremervorde. The location is almost due west of Hamburg, and a little to the south. (I have the MRES reports for these four men, who were exhumed on October 2nd 1946, and later reburied at Becklingen.)
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    Jonathan Markley · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/01082.php
    All these comments are from 2002, but if Mark is still following, I visited John Cockburn's grave last year. I went to find my uncle's grave (AJ Fowler, navigator in the other mosquito brought down together with Sage & Cockburn's). Baker, Fowler, Sage & Cockburn are all buried side by side at Becklingen Cemetery, but they were originally buried in the Bevern village cemetery under a single wooden cross saying "Unknown British Airmen". Each two man crew was buried in a single coffin. They were dug up and identified by MRES 18 months after their deaths, and reburied at Becklingen. (By the way, the information above that the village of Bevern is 7km East of Elsmhorn is incorrect, though you'll find it in several places. There are actually two different villages of the same name, and the one near Elmshorn is the wrong one. The correct Bevern can be found by following the 71 south of Bremervorde.
    Public · Oct 3, 2017 12:52pm
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    Shaun Noble · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/04562.php
    14/15 March 1945 Lancaster PA214 227 Sqn Take off RAF Balderton 1705 hrs to bomb the Wintershall Synthetic Oil Plant. Intercepted and shot down at 23.18 by a Ju 88 night fighter piloted by Hptm Gerhard Friedrich NJG6 killing all the crew. All are buried in Durnbach War Cemetery. Most of the crew had been involved in a serious landing accident on return from Sassnitz a week previously. On the night of 16/17 March 1945, Hptm Friedrich collided with Lancaster PB785 576 Sqn near Stuttgart at 21:00 hours. Friedrich and his crew were killed in Ju 88 G-6 2Z+LB along with the seven crew of the bomber. Friedrich had been awarded the Ritterkreuz on the 12 March and married for only a couple of weeks at the time of his death.
    F/L Matthew Bell - Son of Thomas Henderson Bell, and Ann Whitfield Bell; husband of Isabel Bell, of Dean Bank, Co. Durham.
    F/L Stanley Rouse - Son of Thomas Charles and Ada Louisa Rouse; husband of Doris Marjorie Rouse, of Cliftonville, Margate.
    F/O Leonard Smith - Son of Ge...See More
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    Cheryl DeCarlo · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/10081.php
    I am Clare McWilliams niece. My mother Dorothy Eileen McWilliams Rollins is his sister. She is 92. We will continue to contact Matt. Regards and thanks from our Family. We are very grateful for any information.Is it best we contact you via email or with Matt.
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    Mariane Armstrong · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/01361.php
    I am one of W.N. Armstrong's children - there are three of us. Sadly, our father died in 1994. We were touched to see your post and wish we had seen it earlier. Thank you for reaching out.
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    Colin Scott · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/05872.php
    I know this is years old .. but W D Scott was my uncle. Are there any more details of what happened to this flight?
    Public · Nov 11, 2017 1:30pm
    David Mott · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/04878.php
    DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS to Flt Lt Brian John George Carbury, Spitfire, Battle of Britain ace No 603 Squadron.
    Coming up for auction on the 7th of December at THE SWAN ANTIQUES CENTRE TETSWORTH.
    Public · Nov 11, 2017 11:59am
    Yvette Bottomley · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/12759.php
    *Her grave states date of death as 13th July 1944.
    Public · Nov 9, 2017 8:39am
    Yvette Bottomley · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/12759.php
    Captain Eleanor (Susan) Slade was also a Girl Guide Captain (Leader) with Stokenchurch, Buckinghamshire, Girl Guides. Her grave is in the old cemetery behind School Close in Stokenchurch. It has a War Grave headstone. I place aPoppy Cross with a Brownie and Guide Trefoil added each year. I have a photograph. Yvette Bottomley (Guider, GirlguidingUK)
    Public · Nov 9, 2017 8:23am
    Ian Jenkins · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/07468.php
    So many of those involved in the raid on Cologne died before 12 September. I wonder how many of them were marked for awards?
    Public · Nov 6, 2017 4:56pm
    Giuseppe Caucci · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/12695.php
    Hello to all,
    in this discussion, there is a response from the user Dg, which refers to a Spitfire Vc JL122 of 111s (shot down by flak at Garigliano, Campania).
    Is it possible to have more information about this? I found Spitfire's remains in the area and I'm conducting historical research.
    thank you all.
    Public · Oct 30, 2017 5:28am
    Eric R Anderson · Commented on Lancaster MkIII PB129, en Anglais
    Thank you for remembering this brave crew, My father would have been proud and humbled by this memorial - F/L Hugh John Anderson DFM
    Public · Oct 29, 2017 7:24pm
    Christina Mills · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/07639.php
    Hello Alan W, are you a relation of Hector's?
    Public · Oct 29, 2017 4:54am
    Ted Lewis · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/04356.php
    Hey there!
    l was wondering if anyone could please give me information on surviving family members of the late Elwood Maurice William Bolton who was aboard the 37Sqn Wellington over Crete.
    If so can please message me at tedjlewis@yahoo.co.uk
    Thanks Ted
    Public · Oct 27, 2017 7:35pm
    Dave Johnson · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/08032.php
    Re George William Curry, his sister Olive Swanson Curry is still alive aged 105 years and lives with her daughter in Newcastle upon Tyne.
    Public · Oct 25, 2017 4:30pm

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    Kath Mounce · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/10081.php
    Yimto Yim Ernest Squire was my Uncle - I believe he was on this plane.
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    Cory Adrien · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/05638.php
    Mortimer is my grate grate uncle
    Public · Dec 6, 2017 6:43pm
    Jacky Churcher · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/07793.php
    I am a relation of Alec Ian Lindsay. Please let me know if you need information we may have, or if we can learn more about him.
    Public · Nov 27, 2017 2:37pm
    Bart Smulders · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/04312.php
    Is one of you interested in a copy of this date from the original logbook of S/Ldr R.A. Hobbs?
    Public · Nov 27, 2017 12:50pm
    Kev Rush · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/04741.php
    It is so nice to see my fathers name mentioned in the list of 13th Hellenic Light Bomber Squadron. I can now compare the names to ones mentioned in his log book and photographs...
    Public · Nov 25, 2017 6:09am
    Stephen Howlett · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/10126.php
    Hello. My father William Howlett was stationed at 45 Air School in Oudtshoorn until the end of WW2. He was an electrician in the ground crew. melaniejane, you mention the Ossewa Brandwag. My father was beaten up by them whilst on leave in (I think) Cape Town and was rescued by a farmer and his sons, who took him back to their farm to recuperate. Any details about that would be most welcome.

    Stephen
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    Fergus Curley · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/05874.php
    Hi I am searching for my granddads cousin who left Galway, Ireland to fight in the second world war.

    His name was Dereck, his dad passed away and his mother headed back to England so he was raised by my Great grandmother who already had eleven other kids. We believe he kept the surname Curley and was very happy to adopt his new family. Times were tough.

    I understand that he was a pilot and flew Lancaster bombers. My father remembers his grandmother reading letters from Dereck during the war. Unfortunately the letters stopped and despite prayers being said every evening Dereck did not return.

    In those days as you are aware experiences were not shared openly so my dad knows very little of what happened after that.

    When I googled Derek Curley there was a Derek Curley listed with 426 Sqn on your web page.

    It would be great to get any additional information or perhaps you could point me in the right direction. Regards Fergus Curley
    Public · Nov 17, 2017 10:09am
    Joann Gibson · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/06702.php
    I need to find out how to obtain a marker plack for a member of the RAF my husband was in during the early sixties.
    Public · Nov 14, 2017 4:29pm

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    Kristy Bells · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/09648.php
    My father Edwin Harold Hansen flew with Evan Evans and spoke very highly of him He had a picture painted of him which I have today. my father flew with the 83rd and 97th. when his plane went down he was the only survivor.
    Public · Jan 2, 2018 6:43am

    Ian Slaney · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/07168.php
    Many years ago, my grandfather and uncle worked at St John's colliery during WW2.
    My grandfather told me a story of a Spitfire that crashed near the colliery and the pilot was American.
    He gave me what he said were several pieces of the plane that he took as a sovenir.
    Apparently many people took pieces before the authorities arrived.
    My grandfather passed away in 1977 and my Uncle died last Spring.
    I only now came across this post.
    If you are interested I can see if any other relatives have any information.
    Regards
    Ian
    Public · Jan 1, 2018 9:20pm


    Ron Gwinnett · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/10011.php
    Ronald Thomas Hemming was a close friend of my father. I have photos of him and was given his wings in memory of him. If I can help I will.

    Ronald Thomas Gwinnett
    Public · Jan 1, 2018 3:38pm

    Amy Fox · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/10126.php
    Thank you for this information about 45 Air School, my grandfather trained there.
    Public · Jan 1, 2018 2:43pm

    Gary Johnson · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/00658.php
    A book titled "A Shaky Do" provides an account of this raid. My uncle participared in this raid, his 35th of his second tour which he completed. He is mentioned in the book. Happy to share information with interested parties.
    Public · Dec 30, 2017 5:43am

    Andreas Sfakianakis · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/03990.php
    http://www.ww2wrecks.com/.../found-salvaged-and.../
    Public · Dec 25, 2017 4:29am

    Kevin Lynott · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/02123.php
    The eight members of the 8th Bn Parachute Reg killed in the crash were:-

    Vernon Donald JUKES
    Reginald CAPON
    William John HILL
    Albert Harry JONES
    Ernest Edward WOTTON all buried in Tidworth Garrison Cemetery

    William George FIRKINS Worcester(Eastwood) Cemetery
    Norman Joseph Peter ROGERS Stoke(Burslem) Cemetery
    Sidney William WILKES Nuneaton(Attleborough) Cemetery
    Public · Dec 18, 2017 5:34pm


    Royston Chivers · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/03651.php
    I was in 5003 sqd. 1958 to 1960 based at Wellsbourn Mountford ( detatched to RAF Abingdon ( new perimiter area and later to RAF Church Lawford) so still intrested in the old unit (Happy Days)
    Public · Dec 17, 2017 11:23am

    Steve Todorovic · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/03955.php
    does anyone have any details at all about Captain Petar Todorovic of the Royal Yugoslav airforce , who flew Dorniers to safety from Yugoslavia to Greece and then Egypt in April 1941. He then flew as an RAF pilot for the remainder of the war, mainly Lancasters in the North Africa campaign. He survived the war.
    Public · Dec 16, 2017 6:52am

    Darran Mark Walker · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/02289.php
    Thankyou ..I was also searching for these men
    Public · Dec 15, 2017 6:04am


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    Jacques Verstraete · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/08702.php
    WO2 NIXON, Jack Elwin McIntosh - Wireless Operator/Gunner, age unknown, Brampton, Ontario

    SGT REID, Ian Henry Milne - Flight Engineer, age unknown, RAF (VR)

    P/O GOSLING, Keith - Special Duties Operator, age 19, Frizinghall, Bradford, Yorkshire, UK (RAF)

    All 3 are burried at Wevelgem cemetery near Kortrijk West Vlaanderen Belgium
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    Tristram Norriss · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/00013.php
    WATTS, Joseph John, WC 400709 his unit was 144 sqaudron I have his citation as well
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    Margaret Ramskill · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/12473.php
    My mother's husband, F/Sgt Harry Middleton, was wireless operator/air gunner in Sparke's crew. I have an Air Ministry letter addressed to my mother dated 13th April 1945, which, further to a letter of 30th June 1943, now informs her that the previously unknown location of their burial place had been found in somewhat unusual circumstances in March of 1945 by some RAF officers who's duty had taken them to the neighbourhood.
    They'd ascertained that at 8.45 am in the morning of 11th December 1942, the Halifax in question crashed near Villeneuve-en-Montagne. Of the seven occupants, it was possible to identify only two, namely Pilot Officer D.R. Collier and Pilot Officer R.F. Watson. Resulting from the courageous determination of the Mayor, Monsieur Bourgoyne, they were all decently buried in the commune's cemetery when in despite of German activity the whole village attended the funeral. I have a photograph of the grave which I believe to have been taken then, which if my memory serves me correctly, was obtained and given to my mother latterly by a lady French Assistant at Pontefract Girls High School.
    Two other photographs were received in the 1945 letter which appear to have been taken in March of that year one showing the grave lined each side by five young men and a wreath laid by the RAF officers. The other photograph is of the road to the cemetery full of what must be upwards of one hundred men women and children of the village.
    In the photographs of the grave is to be seen an inscription referring to seven English airmen and two crucifix memorials giving the names of the two who were identified. The French 'authorities' had been able to salve a few personal belonging of some of the crew and a cignet ring engraved H.M. Was founded and in the belief that it could only have belonged to her husband it was sent to my mother. The letter concludes that it is hoped hat the knowledge - albeit belated - of the burial place and the receipt of the ring and the photographs may afford a measure of consolation in bereavement. ie two years and four months after having been reported missing presumed dead.
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    Bob Mabrey · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/01548.php
    My Dad was an Instructor,,,navigation,,,
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    Helen Wood · Commented on Pilot-in-Vengeance
    This is Dennis Wood, born in Elland, West Yorkshire in February 1922. He was in the Indian Air Force. He will be 96 years old in February 2018.
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    Ruth Williams · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/01666.php
    Bryn was my uncle and it was him who was killed. David Williams
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    Rob Stevens · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/02552.php
    W.J. Stevens (William Joseph) Bill Stevens DFC (Canada) .. would anyone have call letters for any Beaufort flown out of Malta ? Rob
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    Adam Kolendorski · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/11948.php
    Very interesting to be able to root out some of my family history
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    Pam Hinks · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/15441.php
    I found the pevious messages regarding James MacDonald very interesting.
    My late father was a flight mechanic in 198sq and was a very close friend of Jimmy Mac as he was known. On the day of Jimmys death it hit my father very hard, each year on the anniversay of his last flight my father always drank a whisky and toasted jimmy with not only the bad memories but also the good ones.
    Sadly Jim's wife gave birth whilst Jimmy was away from Canada being based in the UK, to a baby girl named Susan when news reached the base my father painted a canadian maple leaf on the plane together with the name of the baby daughter he never saw.
    As a special tribute to both my father & Jimmy Mac l commisioned a painting to be done of the Typhon plaine banking out of Manston RAF base, if l remember some years later the same Typon was on a soeciate edition stamp by Roysl Mail..
    My father kept in touch with Jimmy's family for several years until his health detriated it .
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    Jonathan Markley · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/02826.php
    Checking out the MRES report: it says Sage and Cockburn were in HR356, while the Squadron record for Feb 1945 says NS963. Not sure what caused the discrepancy.
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    Ryan Thorkilsen · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/14555.php
    Hello Colin 1941, My name is Ryan. I am the grandson of Theodore Thorkilsen who was flying with your father the night their plane "op: Hamburg" was shot down by a night-fighter and crashed at Ellerbek, 14km NW of Hamburg. The two men who died were burried locally at Oblsdorf. My grandfather wrote a detailed memoir of that night, and the events that followed throughout his years as a POW. My grandfather wrote this book for his children and grandchildren. If you are interested, I would be happy to have a copy made for you.
    Least we forget, Ryan Thorkilsen
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    Andy McKinney · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/database/wardead/index.php...
    Samuel Alexander McKinney was my Grandad's cousin.
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    Richard Peters · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/08678.php
    P/O Goldsmith-Jones was my mother's cousin. I remember being told by my grandmother that it was thought that the single bomber had failed to find it's target in Liverpool and was looking for somewhere 'useful' to drop it's bombs. Geoffrey I was told was last is the queue rushing to the air-raid shelter.
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    Annie Whitehouse · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/16078.php
    Thank you. Do you know how many sorties Pilot WO Arthur William Robinson made please?
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    Ken Taylor · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/11425.php
    Hi Joss I am a relative of Sergeant Maurice John Taylor who was shot down on 12th June 1944 at Ecurie, France. Since I visited the grave of Maurice some years ago the village has erected a memorial on the crash site. I have found pictures of the memorial but none of the ceremony. Do you have any further details as I have been researching this on and off for many years.

    Regards

    Ken Taylor
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    Pete Cannings · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/04737.php
    Initially things were hectic with only three weeks (including Christmas break) to prepare for first entry. Luckily our sergeant and f / sgt were prepared to roll up their sleeves& help with equipment to be built & items to be obtained and wired up. on training benches,
    We also built mock ups so that pupils were aware of layout of Wellington's before actual flying.
    This led to the eventual design and construction of the HARWELL BOX which became standard equipment at other OTU s to replicate flying conditions with movement , built in noise and vibration, We constantly updated and finished up with a quite sophisticated article, which could simulate anti aircraft fire and searchlight activity, and encouraged operators to record “enemy” activity as a means of plotting changing enemy tactics, was also proved useful as a platform for fault finding.

    It takes time to set up a realistic and efficient training schedule and it was J...See More
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    Carmelo Lenzi · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/10735.php
    In April 1945, near the village where I have a house, crashed the British Spitfire fighter. The local people can say that the pilot was dead when they came to the plane, so they buried him at the village cemetery, but no one knew who was by name because at that time nobody check this. There was no priest in the place because he escaped for fear of German soldiers. After then Yugoslav Army, which was heading towards Trieste, where they met the 8th British Army, was informed of the event.


    A few years later, British soldiers arrived from Trieste and excavated the body and transported it to unknown places. After the event, the airplanes were also loaded onto animal tracton wagon and taken away to unknown place.


    I heard about the event from an older countryman, and then I wanted to find out who was a pilot, so I started to research almost a year ago with interviews the still living villagers from that period.


    In some local documents, I saw the date on April 29, but I did not find the nam…See More

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    Robin Shields · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/database/wardead/index.php...
    Looking for details of the incident regarding the above
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    Nick Oram · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/03797.php
    Hi I am researching 411 pilots for a COmpany that flies a restored 411 Spitfire. Does anyone have any information on Ross Linquist Please?
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    Louiss Bouchee · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/10011.php
    Hello Ron
    I know a bit about Ron Hemming his mother was my surigate grandmother so to speak , I know he was injured at some stage during the later stages of the war , I know he also saw active service , he was an only child Mrs Hemming took me under her wing when I was six until she passed when I was twelve she would talk about Ron and her husband she was a lovely lady I still have an Easter jacket she crocheted for me when I was six I'm fifty now and living in Australia , I would love a copy of a photo if at all possible.
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    Shannon Erin O'reilly · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/10078.php
    I have a facebook page "RAF Newmarket" Feel free to join.
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    David Allwright · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/10226.php
    ASU = Administrative Services Unit. It is the mobile catering Support Unit Based at RAF Hullavington, Near Chippenham, Wiltshire. Their role was as the catering element added to RAF detachments sent overseas.
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    Nick Bond · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/16707.php
    I lived next door to Sqn Ldr Ian Popay for many years. Sadly passed away quite a few years back now!
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    David Tudor · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/15002.php
    See Express and Star article posted on this on April 11th 2018. Bram Morgan was a good friend of my Fathers.
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    Jacky Emery · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/database/wardead/index.php...
    I want to be in touch with the families of these heros... Please contact me: jacky_emery@hotmail.com
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    Maureen Moult · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/04555.php
    WAAF
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    Jeff Taylor · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/11793.php
    One wonders at what height the train was operating at when K6940 collided with it,,,, I know,, hat and coat.
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    Mark Davies · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/15367.php
    Lyndon Sims owned a record shop in Brynmawr for many years. Many
    thought him to be arrogant, and perhaps he was. He never appeared to care whether he sold anything, yet drove an Aston Martin, so it's probable he was independently wealthy. I always took him to be someone who'd been educated in public school.
    At Christmas he would - free of charge -wire up loudspeakers throughout the high street and play Christmas songs for everyone's pleasure.
    He died in 1999. His wife and three sons survived him.
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    Ian Hindmarsh · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/details.php...
    Thank you Mr. Bauger.Ian H
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    Delphine Isaaman · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/10366.php
    Looking for downed USAAF James Anderton, alive and well in the Correze, summer 1944
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    Carl Trotter · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/03463.php
    Sgt Stanley Whiteley was my great uncle, any info on him and his career would be greatly appreciated, thanks
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    Emma Barnes · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/20298.php
    Hello,
    I am trying to find information on the Unknown Airman in Finningley, South Yorkshire. Is this the Airman found on Hatfield Peat moors in 1987 or was this gentleman buried earlier?
    All info gratefully received.
    Emma
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    Michael Meras · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/08548.php
    New Zealander P/O GM Marshall (Yellow 1)
    TNA (The National Archive,Kew, UK list for 16 June 1941 P/O Marshall 1 kill and 1 damaged. (TNA, AIR 27/1530/12)
    Marshall's combat report gives one damaged E/A,(NAT AIR 50/101/6) i did not find any reoport on the one kill.I think it was the Station Ops Report typing (AIR 27/1530/12) with ("") in line below. That same lne had Marshall's name and the "" was directly under 'damaged 1 ME 109'
    P/O Dobbyn (White 1, RNZAF) Destrioyed 1 ME (combat reoprt 50/101/3 or 5?) same day.


    258 Squadron log ‘20 July 1941, P/O Marshall engaged JU88 outcome unknown’ (NAT, AIR 27/1530/13)
    Kracker Luftwaffe Archive © 2012 - 2017 Aircrew Remembered
    Name -? -? -Aircraft -Medal -Event
    Waver, Gerhard -Ofw -3(F)/123 (Channel) -Ju 88A-5 Werk # 0340 "4U + KL" (lost 7/20/41) -Observer Operational Clasp -MIA with unnamed crew off the east coast of England 20 July, 1941, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
    www. Aircrew Remembered Kracker Luftwaffe Archive © 2012 - 20…See More

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    Udo Schäfer · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/05364.php
    I have a pic of PJ-N where you can read the number. Is this still needed?
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    Helen Wood · Commented on Pilot-in-Vengeance
    Hello. I think he has this photograph. I will see him on Sunday and try to find out. He has told me quite a lot about India, Canada and being in Burma finally. I have made notes.
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    Paul King · Commented on Spitfire on display - Spitfire JL310
    Flown by Hendrik De Wet of South African Air Force. Died in this aircraft on 28 June 1944 in an accident.
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    Joanne Job · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/07317.php
    William Ronald Acott was my uncle but I know very little about him.would love to know more.My name is Alan acott and e mail a-acott@sky.com
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    Corinne Mitchell · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/08804.php
    My father John Henry Allen, PFF, 83 Squadron was awarded the DFM & Bar
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    Corinne Mitchell · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/12997.php
    My Dad - 904882 Flt. Sgt. John Henry Allen., DFM & Bar was bomb aimer on board R5626 OL - M when this photograph was taken. The skipper was John Eely Partridge DSO., DFC & Bar. Bremen was a night time raid and I think the last of the 1,000 bomber raids. OL - M I know, was lost with another crew.......
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    Brian Lissette · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/09529.php
    I am trying to contact Greg Harrison, my late Uncle W/O L.H. LISSETTE, R.N.Z.A.F. was the pilot of Lancaster ND556, both he and his tail gunner were killed in the crash near Chaintreaux on 4 May 1944.
    RE: the raid on Mailly-Le Camp by 61 sqdn.
    Author: Greg
    Time Stamp:
    19:46:39 16 August 2006
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    I have a spare copy of the Bomber Command Night Raid Report that i printed off a few weeks ago from the microfilm (no idea why i printed off two copies!!), when i was doing some in-depth research on this raid. If anyone wants it, drop an email to me (greg.A T.greg-harrison.co.uk) and i'll pop it in the post to you.


    L/O


    Greg


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    Clive Temple · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/05555.php
    David White was my first boss in Bristol. He was a Chartered Surveyor.
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    Kelly Connelly · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/18978.php
    I am looking for info on a 13 Squadron crash in the area of Genoa, Italy around Aug. 20, 1944 during night mission. Baltimore V Medium Bomber. Pilot Office /Air gunner Leo William Sarsfield Tobin was among the crew killed.
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    Caroline Church · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/04542.php
    My father also flew with 83 Squadron, in 1941 and his logbok has numerous references to ploughing
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    David Douglas · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/08962.php
    Me and my girlfriend Karan Pearson visited this crash site a few years ago, there wasn’t much left but scars on the landscape, we sat down for a brew and she found a knife ! We wrapped it up in tissue and took it to town and showed them it in the pub, we donated it to the museum / Visiter thing they were starting up in a disused church and even though it wasn’t much to look at they insisted on buying us drinks all night, bloody marvellous town ! I’d love to see a picture of it in the museum one day. Dougy
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    Keith Hauxwell · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/05058.php
    With regards to the Stirling on Mickle Fell, I was a member of 405sqd ATC Darlington in the mid/late 70s , I was part of a group who assisted the RAF to airlift the bulk of the Stirling onto lowloaders using a Puma. We were told at the time that the aircraft would be taken to Hendon but unfortunately that was the last we heard of it ...
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    Danny Purple Hayes · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/00483.php
    I'm unsure if this will ever be seen but I can advise that Sgt. John Hayes is my grand uncle, a member of the RAAF - the crew was largely RAAF. His details can be found here: http://nominal-rolls.dva.gov.au/vete...=1200497&c=WW2
    This National Archives document should provide further information: https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/.../ItemDetail.aspx...
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    Keith Oseman · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/06148.php
    Is anbody stlll looking at this page. I have found a W/Cdr William Daniel Woods (36006) who was captured as a POW during teh war with Japan on 8th March 1942 and was held in Java POW camps until liberated in September 1945. For more details contact me on osemank@ntlworld.com.
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    Piet Snellen · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/04415.php
    Story of the Crash
    A cold wind blew over the Advanced Landing Ground B80 Volkel on February 2nd 1945. The wind made the work for the ground mechanics and the pilots very hard. In spite of the bad weather five Typhoons nanaged to start late in the afternoon at five o'clock. Because of the strong wind, the engines of two Typhoons got overheated, but the pilots still managed to start with four aircraft. F / O Bernard Lyons flew in the second position with his Typhoon MN358, trunk code
    HH-U. To the north-east of Venlo, the formation successfully attacked a German convoy. During their further search, Lyons was hit by German anti-aircraft guns. He turned directly to the west in order to get above liberated territory. He passed on his last position above the river Maas by radio. He then crashed south of the Americaanseweg and the Kanaalweg in the “Mariapeel”, a swamp area near Sevenum. Flight Lieutenant Lyons was found lifeless in the wreck.
    He was buried at the cemetery of Kronenberg. After …See More
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    Lindsay Jones · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/08377.php
    Hi, my father was trevor hauxworth jones.... and after Italy, was moved to Stalagluft iii where he took part in the great escape as a “penguin”
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    Andrew Cavender · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/14316.php
    I’ve visited the site and found wreckage .
    Very easy to find if you know where to look - email me -andrewcavender@hotmail.com
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    Peter Brack · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/01670.php
    that is completely wrong mate
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    John Lewis · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/04741.php
    Hello Kevin and all,
    I have been searching for links to any photos of this Greek Squadron with whom my father served as an RAF gunner and radio operator. His name Milton Clyde Lewis. He served with the 13th when it was based in Egypt. I have some photos to share and would be so grateful if anyone could share any info with me. His name does not appear on the above list but perhaps this is because that list only mentions RAF crew who were with the squadron in Italy ?? Would love to hear from anyone. Thanks, John Lewis. Arzier Switzerland
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    Filip Filip · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/06432.php
    Hi to you all out there trying to solve this mystery! Although I am the first time on your site I am glad to have noticed the great interest in one of the two aircraft which carried out that raid on Piestany! From what In have been able to research, the actual lettering on Stuart Newton Mays, 'Flame McGoon' , should read: TH- (all 418 RCAF Squadrons Mossies had these two initial letters before the hyphen) , and also couldnt find any further information regarding the correct complete lettering, I started reading and looking through the different sites available until I realised that the last letter should actually be identical with the one painted underneath the nose. So looking at the pictures of Flame McGoon the letter was a capital 'L'. Thus giving us all: TH-L plus the code at the rear end of the fuselage which for Flame McGoon was (DZ220) . So the full code should read: TH-L (DZ220)
    By the way, Stuart Newton May was the half brother of my father, William Stuart May! My name is Gor…
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    Alan Cooper · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/18777.php
    I have Honor Isabel down as Pomeroy not Salmon.
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    Alan Cooper · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/18777.php
    Margaret Fairweather is buried with her husband Douglas a Captain in the ATA who was also killed flying with the ATA in WWII.
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    André Bruyninckx · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/18101.php
    I am living at Tienen and researching the 2crashes,i have found eyewhitnesses of both crashes and i am now putting togheter a document on it, B25 FW212FR16,
    Around 15.30HRS
    one felt on Vianderdal one on Cabbeeksevest only 1000mts between the 2 crashes
    André Bruyninckx
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    Colin Reid · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/06149.php
    Ronald and his crew are buried in St Chad's churchyard at Harpswell, just up the road from the old RAF Hemswell. Ronald's nephew lives in Australia and Ronald was a friend of my father and was Groomsman at my fathers wedding in October 1937. I am told by people who attended the wedding that his nickname was Curly.
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    Raheem Calthorpe · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/01499.php
    Hi, I believe my maternal grandfather, was Stanislaw Malczyk, a W/O Rear-Gunner, with the Polish 1586th. SDF, based at Brindisi. He apparently flew Liberators, eventually he was shot down in August 1944, over Southern Poland, where he was actually born. He's buried in Krakow.
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    Simon Read · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/13444.php
    Just a comment W.F.Read was my father. Yes it is quite true that he was terribly badly injured and never flew again. My understanding of the accident is that he was on a scouting duty with a partner when they saw smoke from a fire below and his partner said to Dad, "go down and take a look Wally" he dived and only just managed to pull out of the dive before hitting the ground but hit a telegraph pole instead. The hurricane he was flying had just been serviced and apparently the reason for the service was to do with the difficulty in pulling out of a dive. There is little else I can add other than the accident occurs as a note in Gregor Lamb's "Sky over Orkney"
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    Jan Kool · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/06336.php
    yep, that was my Grandfather Brian Stirling Tomlin. Died of cancer aged 64 in 1979. When he was sick in hospital not long before his passing he told my dad, his son in law - "Biggest cock up of my flying career and they gave me a bloody medal for it" - he got the DFC
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    Linzi Anderson · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/09791.php
    Sergt pilot David Allan r.a.f.v.r is my grandads cousin, killed in active service on 11th march 1944 aged 24 yrs
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    Malcolm Randle · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/08782.php
    Frankie Stubbs was CO of 2 Wing RAF Halton when I was there as an apprentice between 1955 and 1957. He was quite a character
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    Christopher Stevenson · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/18833.php
    Leigh was my great-great uncle. A couple other pieces of info on him - he was first cousin to KC Irving, founder of the Irving empire in new Brunswick. Leigh grew up with KC and lived with the Irvings for some of his childhood . He was also reportedly involved with bringing the Martin Mars aircraft to British Columbia for conversion and use a water bombers. I only met him once , at my grandfather's funeral in 1986 . He was dressed in a military beret and smoked a huge cigar . Quite a character even as an elderly man.
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    Nicholas Miller · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/09278.php
    Hi Lesley, I am Nicholas Reginald Miller, Reg who I am named after, was my father Graham Miller's brother and Frederick and Daisy Miller are my grandparents.
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    Patricia Stoladay · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/08968.php
    i would appreciate.if any one could get me a photograph of sgt pilot thomas james thurling service no ,754631 as his mum was my mums home helper ln 40s and 50sshe asked my mum to give me middle name of thomas as a tribute .i feelproud of the honour. and would love to see an image of him from mervynstoladay@btinternet.com
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    David Stevenson · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/01548.php
    See "The Royal Air Force in Texas - Training British Pilots in Terrell during World War II" by Tom Killebrew. University of North Texas Press 2003 ISBN 1-57441-169-1.
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    Richard Howard · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/07582.php
    Dear Tom, I was a member of 1348 Flight and flew with them from Thornaby on Tees to Pegu in Burma. I am now 97 years old.
    Mif you would like more information about the flight. Regards, Richard.y e-mail address is : richardhoward107@btinternet.com
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    Raymond Townley · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/00665.php
    rubbish. I started on Lancs at this school of maritme recce in May 1954
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    Kenneth Rainey · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/07033.php
    Yes, this was Pam Gollan. (She died 7th Jan 2000 in Chichester St Richards Hospital) She told me that she was once in an aircraft that had crashed, killing two on the ground, and "Thank God I wasn't the pilot". She told me she had burns to her hands and face. Incidentally, she's the only person I know to have flown a Hurricane with a 2 ton degaussing ring on it!
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    Peter Roden · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/database/wardead/index.php
    flt sargent oldbury
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    Carole Knight · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/08164.php
    My grandfather was Alan Knight. Until l found this article we never knew the truth about his death. My grandmother died before l found it unfortunately. I have his letters now, his dog tags, and now his story is complete and so is ours. Thank you.
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    Annie Whitehouse · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/16078.php
    I have just found this question. Iam not sure how many sorties.My family have all passed away.I vaguely remember being told that he nearly completed two tours( not sure what this means - 50 odd. He died on his last trip. Thanks.
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    Shaun Noble · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/03019.php


    On night flying exercises while the local defences practised. Caught in the beams of 5 or 6 searchlights it dived and twisted keeping its specified height between 12,000 and 16,000ft then it suddenly plunged, it was followed by the lights for several thousand feet but soon lost , no of the crew had time to bale out although an escape hatch was found a mile from the wreckage. R5492 had logged over 600 hrs


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    Susan Berumen · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/03409.php
    Thank you for this information. I am an archivist and am processing a collection that contains letters from Ray Embelin to his cousin in the States.
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    Malcolm Fannon · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/11767.php
    P/O Stanley Arthur Fannon was my uncle.He took off from Speke airfield on a photo reconnaissance practice run. Suffering an engine failure he attempted to land on Allington golf course but hit the trees and caught fire and sadly died. His aircraft was Hurricane I - V6696 - MSFU.
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    Jake Drummond · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/11554.php
    I've tried to find the Evasion and Repartiation reports for Douglas King, shot down over Sweden 30/31st August 1944 but can't seem to access either file. Can you advise where I'm going wrong?
    Jake
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    Garry Paterson · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/00377.php
    Hello Claudio, George Moir Fisher from Edinburgh is my great uncle. Is he still of interest to you and if so, what kind of information are you after?
    Regards
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    Mike Pritchard · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/08876.php
    In the early 70's I was a Flight Commander at the RAF College Cranwell, in the early days of what was known as 'The Graduate Entrant Scheme' which followed the RAF Cadetship scheme. One of the trophies awarded at the end of eac course was the 'Philip Sassoon Trophy - if my memory serves me correctly - it was awarded to the best student pilot. More information on this should be forthcoming from the RAF College Records Officer - RASF Cranwell.
    Mike Pritchard 29 Jun 18
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    Carol Chamberlain · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/05944.php


    I am Robert's Great niece (it could be great great) I thank you for this information. (I know it's a few years late) Mum recalls Uncle Bob dearly.


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    David Longland · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/09085.php


    Are you still chasing information on the Egersund Harbour strike on 24/3/1945? I am George Longland's nephew and I have contact details for Errol Nayda's neice and Nephew.


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    Valentin Schneider · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/07996.php


    Hello,
    please could someone help me get in touch with any relatives of Frederick Andros Grantham? I live in the municpality where he plane was downed in August 1944.
    Best regards,
    Valentin


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    Ingrid Causey · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/01996.php


    WOW! Thanks for the information. My mother was born in Kristiansund N on May 22, 1942. She did not know about this because the adults never talked about the war in front of the kids- except to tell them to stay out of bombed out builiding, don't play in the rubble and don't cut through the cemetery on the way home from school (apparently alot of desperate men who had lost everything hung themselves in the cemetery with some regularity).


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    Dan Sames · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/04314.php


    I have his War Diary. He was my grandfather’s cousin. PM me on Facebook for more info.


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    Danielle Potts - Eade · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/01811.php


    My Grandfathers log book states he was with 1586 from march 1944.


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    Pete Farmer · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/01236.php


    Trying to find
    Flight 13 , D Squadron
    Ww2
    Anyone ?


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    Chris Donutski · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/07220.php


    My grandfather spoke of him, and he helped save him. He was 17 yrs old at the time.


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    Marg Haywood · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/05326.php


    John Hollingworth was a friend of my father's during WW11. They were both posted at Wigtown. Scotland, July 1943 where my father was a gunnery instructor. F/S Hollingworth noted in my father's log book flying a Lysander T2 - 23.7.43. I have a photograph as well as letters which I would dearly like to return to any family member of John Hollingworth, so far not able to trace anyone.


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    Don Kitchin · Commented on Screen Shot 2018-06-18 at 09.32.22


    Should have said Flight Engineer Eric Kitchin's log book


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    Don Kitchin · Commented on Can anyone identify this taken from my fathers log book. 1943:44 100 squadron Waltham:Grimsby


    Should have said Flight Engineer Eric Kitchin's log book


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    Colin Snook · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/11974.php


    I am trying to find out the circmstances of the loss of A.C.2 (or corporal) M.A Barringer date of death 27.07.1940 possibly in a 'Battle' aircraft


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    Shaun McGuire · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/08547.php


    This is an old thread I know but came across it loojing for ifrmation about Brandon-Trye. Philip was the pilot of Lancaster ED627, EM-N of 207 Squadron on 12 ops. This aircraft completed almost 34 ops. before it was shot down on the 28th August 1943 with my cousin PO. Arthur Fitzgerald and his crew, all killed. Would there have been any photographs of this aircraft in Philip's pocessions? http://www.lancastered627.shaunmcguire.co.uk/


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    Dave Forsyth · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/00155.php


    Thank you for that info, I am trying to find the flight logs Lancaster OF-H, prior to it being shot down 11 Jul 1942. have seen one log, but unable to find it again, any help will be appreciated. Thanks in advanve, David Forsyth email david@ddforsyth.co.uk


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    Jon Grimes · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/08996.php
    Is there anymore to this story ? i am chasing a plane crash and i think i have it narrowed down to this one. If you have any information in this please email me jongrimes4892@hotmail.ca REMOVE THE # IN THE EMAIL ADDRESS (ADDED TO PROTECT MY EMAIL FROM SPAM)
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    Carlos F. T. Motta · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/17279.php
    He was also been air attache to Brazil during Ww2
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    SV Nereida · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/00138.php
    "RecordSearch offers a "digitise on demand" service ...... Free of charge, too"
    Unfortunately - no longer free of charge - I had to pay to get my father's records digitised


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    Katrina Balmforth · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/02071.php
    This was my Dad you're talking about!
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    Geert Beelaert · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/14474.php
    Also searching for 5005 ACS, they desinged a plan of B-65 Maldegem, Belgium
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    Carmelo Lenzi · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/index1.php
    In April 1945, near the village where I have a house, crashed the British Spitfire fighter. The local people can say that the pilot was dead when they came to the plane, so they buried him at the village cemetery, but no one knew who was by name because at that time nobody check this. There was no priest in the place because he escaped for fear of German soldiers. After then Yugoslav Army, which was heading towards Trieste, where they met the 8th British Army, was informed of the event.

    A few years later, British soldiers arrived from Trieste and excavated the body and transported it to unknown places. After the event, the airplanes were also loaded onto animal tracton wagon and taken away to unknown place.

    I heard about the event from an older countryman, and then I wanted to find out who was a pilot, so I started to research almost a year ago with interviews the still living villagers from that period.


    In some local documents, I saw the date on April 29, but I did not find the nam…See More


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    Lesley Moore · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/03019.php


    Hi I'm not sure if this message will get to anyone who has a relative of the Lancaster crash September 3rd 1943. My uncle Flight Engineer Leslie J Milton was also aboard. It appears the details of the crash has always been unclear. My mother was told that the event was shrouded in secrecy and they had no way of knowing what really happened. My grandparents received a letter describing hearing the crash and the plane being on fire. I too would love to have any photos . My grand mother lost 3 sons in the war and kept their pictures on the side board I have them now. Unfortunately I can't remember which one is Leslie or Percy. My grandmother spoke about Leslie a lot . How proud she was that he got his flying wings. She said he loved being in the RAF. Leslie was very good at playing the piano accordion. He is buried with one of his brothers and his sister . Sadly Arthur was lost at sea.
    Lesley Moore Hertfordshire England .


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    Louise Hepplewhite · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/14389.php


    My mother is Dennis Tattersall’s widow. Sutcliffe went to visit her after the war. Please contact me if you receive this message


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    Mike Matthews · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/07582.php
    I'm doing some research on my uncle, Jack Goodwin, who was an armourer in the RAF in Burma during WW2. From his paperwork he was with 292 Sqdn and then 1348 Flt. According to this Wikipedia page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No._292_Squadron_RAF
    1348 Flt was an offshoot of 292 Sqdn which was an air-sea rescue/recon unit. There's no mention of Lancasters in there.
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    Adrian Hack · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/02299.php
    Trying to contact Ian Brown re: post dated 2003 in archive forum re: Pilot officer L A B Hack crash Stirling W7523, no.15 squadron. I am his son, if you make contact I will give you any info you need and would like any info you have of the crash.
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    Matt Wood · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/06648.php
    Hi Eddie
    Hope this helps!!!
    Robert Joseph Wakeling - I'm researching the history of 576 Sqn - Wakeling was an air gunner who is listed in the 576 ORB as flying just one operation on 09/10 Apr 45 (Kiel). His service numbers were 1802594 and 189073 on commissioning on 10 Dec 44 from Sgt (Gazetted 30 Jan 45, p630), he was promoted to Fg Off on 10 Jun 45 (Gazetted 13 Jul 45, p3612).
    The 576 ORB has him arriving from 625 Sqn Kelstern on 05 Apr 45 and flew his one operation in W G Hammond's crew.
    Please do get in touch with me at matt.576sqn@gmail.com
    Best regards
    Matt


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    Bobby Beck · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/08642.php
    Hello Allen Someone from :Stichting Crash Research in Aviation Society Holland 1940-1945 in Aalsmeer in the Netherlands asked me if I could find more information about the crash in Mijdrecht that was in 2015. I found your information and told them that everyone had suvived the war.
    John Hubert Hall, Flight Lieutenant, RCAF. (went by Hubert) He was a pilot of a Wellington IV on the successful bombing run to Lubeck, flight serial number: Z1203, crash landed near Amsterdam. 142 Sqrdn (QT:O) Record I have comes from AIR27/973
    I read that Ab Jansen was the only one who had seen the Wellington the Germans let him on the site and he wrote a book about it i'm still looking for that book.
    Could you contact me : rwbeck@telfort.nl
    Kind regards
    Bobby Beck
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    Susie Alabaster · Commented on http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/00485.php
    Yes I do
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