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    G'day Chaps

    Thought you might like to read the following article. Very interesting and well within this forum.

    Cheers...Chris

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1075812/The-RAF-bomber-pilot-single-handedly-recovered-body-pilot-comrade-lost-Berlin-raid-60-years-ago.html

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    Thanks Chris, it is really amazing story!
    I take off hat to him!

    Pavel
    Czechoslovak Airmen in the RAF 1940-1945
    http://cz-raf.webnode.cz

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    Chris
    Are you referring to the Halifax pilot's body found by his crewmate ?
    I have a post dated 10th Oct. on the same story but from the Telegraph.

    The Daily Mail report is more detailed & the photos help the story but who was the Halifax's pilot ?

    Anne
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    Pilot was Sgt. Kenneth Frederick Stanbridge (1445546)

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Larder View Post
    Pilot was Sgt. Kenneth Frederick Stanbridge (1445546)
    According to the RAF it was F/O George Griffiths:

    http://www.raf.mod.uk/gallery/lostbombercrew.cfm?viewmedia=6

    The same gallery and various other media accounts have Stanbridge as "2nd pilot"

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    John
    The actual newspaper report was very confusing & sometimes reporters think all airmen are pilots, esp if they are P/O ! Although Stanbridge is written of as second pilot in the article.

    Chorley has F/O Griffiths DFM listed first & Sgt Stanbridge second so presume Griffiths was the pilot & Stanbridge the co-pilot ?

    According to CWGC debt of honour Stanbridge's parents lived in South Australia.
    Was he an Australian who joined the RAF rather than the RAAF ?


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    Greetings all,

    A friend of mine sent me a newspaper cutting which had the photo of the all important sister, (Ref the DNA testing) Mrs Marjorie Acon, of Sgt John Bremner. I have asked which paper it was from.

    Perhaps someone can inform others on this site.

    Digger.

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    Not much help but there was a photo of her in the Telegraph very recently but unfortunately I can't remember on which day ?

    Anne

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    Slightly OT in a way but next month Channel 4 will be showing a programme with a title something like "Finding the Fallen". It concerns WW1 casualties and how they are recovered and identified. A friend was involved with it, if the title has been finalised and a date available I'll post it. Pete

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    Greetings

    The newspaper I was refering to was:-

    The Westerrn Morning News -
    a Devon/Cornwall paper printed Truro, Cornwall.

    Digger

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