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    Possibly a bit "off topic" (if Ross will permit!)
    Karl Jenkins has just produced a piece of music in memory of a relative who was KIA on Lancs over Germany in WW2. It's called "For The Fallen". Get's it's international premier at the RBL ceremonies this November. I've just heard it for the first time. It might take time to "grow" on you - but at least somebody is taking the trouble!
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    Thanks for the info Peter, I'll watch out for it.
    Bill.

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    And the "Fallen", in this case, is:-

    JENKINS , ALFRYN JAMES
    Pilot Officer 161735
    Killed 24/03/1944 Aged 31
    Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Grave 1. Z. 3. BERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERY.

    100 Sqn. What were they up to on 24 Mar 44?

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    Peter,
    They were taking part in the last of the "Battle of Berlin" raids.
    Bill.

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    Peter,

    Also known as the 'Night of the Big Wind' - when the bombers encountered N'ly winds in excess 120 mph (some navigators found 140 mph) at 18000-20000 ft over Denmark and along the leg to Berlin instead of the predicted 60 mph. Graphic descriptions in "The Berlin Raids" by Martin Middlebrook, "Bombers over Berlin" by Alan Cooper and "Bomber Batle for Berlin" by John Searby (Jenkins's crew is listed in the last two).

    Brian

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