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    F/Sgt P Woodcock 156 Squ RAF Pathfinder Lancaster ED840

    My Mother was engaged to Sgt Woodcock at the time he was killed in action on the night of 16/17th June 1943. I understand that F/Sgt Woodcock was on his 43 mission but I don't have confirmation of this, can anyone help here?

    156 Squadron have a very good website with a lot of info.


    S/L J.C.Mackintosh KIA
    Sgt R.C.Drinkwater PoW
    Sgt R.F.A.Dobson KIA
    Sgt E.E.Weare PoW
    F/S P.Woodcock KIA
    Sgt L.G.Ledamun PoW
    F/S E.J.Monk RCAF KIA
    Sgt R.C.Drinkwater was interned in Camps L6/L4, PoW No.122.
    Sgt L.G.Ledamun in Camps L6/357, PoW No.328. Wounded in head and legs but not Hospitalised.
    Sgt E.E.Weare initially evaded until betrayed by 'Captain Jackson' and captured in Paris 3Aug43 and interned in Camp 4B, PoW No.222540. Escaped 6Apr45. UK 18May45. "


    I am interested in the three crew members that survived, a amazing act concidering the plane was shot down by flak, but I was intrigued by the mention of "Captain Jackson". Who was he?
    Last edited by Wimpy; 25th March 2009 at 13:48.
    An American airman, was told at Briefing to ‘Go in at 30,000 feet and keep out of the flak.”
    “If I go in a 20,000 feet, what will happen?’ asked the airman.
    “You’ll probably be mentioned in despatches”, answered the officer.
    “If I go in at 10,000 feet ?“ he asked.
    “In that case you will probably get the Congress Medal”, he was told.
    "And if I go in at 5,000 feet?’ he inquired excitedly.
    “Don’t be a fool, man”, replied his superior, “you’ll go and bump into the R.A.F. at that height.”

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    Have a read of Ross's board policy the site quoted above but not withstanding that,
    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?t=704

    if you do a google search for "Captain Jackson" Paris you get this website:
    http://home.clara.net/clinchy/neeb2a1.htm
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    I hope my edit is OK. Thanks for the lead on Captain Jackson.

    Thanks Dennis
    An American airman, was told at Briefing to ‘Go in at 30,000 feet and keep out of the flak.”
    “If I go in a 20,000 feet, what will happen?’ asked the airman.
    “You’ll probably be mentioned in despatches”, answered the officer.
    “If I go in at 10,000 feet ?“ he asked.
    “In that case you will probably get the Congress Medal”, he was told.
    "And if I go in at 5,000 feet?’ he inquired excitedly.
    “Don’t be a fool, man”, replied his superior, “you’ll go and bump into the R.A.F. at that height.”

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