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  1. Just seen an article on this site regarding Thunderbolts with registration FJ. I have a photo of my father flying this aircraft.
    If you are interested I can send you the photo.

  2. Dear Sir,
    Great site, well done!
    Please could you check your dates for 61 Air School.
    According to your details the unit disbanded on Jan 31, 1943.
    I know for a fact that 61 AS was involved in the search for survivors from the Doryessa at the end of April, 1943.
    Your help is appreciated.
    Thank you.

  3. On the night 4/ 5th feb 1944 a Short Stirling (EF469) from 169 sqn took off from RAF Tarrant Rushton, Dorset on a parachute drop to the resistance for the SOE. Jacob team were responsible for dropping arms & personel for training to the resistance prior to the invasion of the Vosges. Unfotunately on the 5th they ran into a mountain near Cornimont, France. F/O Thomas Moore S/No 150068, RAFVR, W/O2 Lionel Woodruff S/No R/149450 RCAF, died & are buried at Cornimont cemetary. P/O John Lindley S/No 145378 has a headstone next to them but died in the middle east. Sgt A.J. Cardiff S/No 1530448 (pow no 3983) & Sgt Gordon Hemmings S/No 2215965 (pow no 3995) were sent to stalag luft 1 Barth. F/Sgt B.H. Town S/No 1330416 (pow no 1903) was sent to stalag 357 Kopernikus Oerbke. Sgt J.F. Bartlet S/No R413431/44 i can find no service records, pow records. There are the graves, a monument for them & the French parachutists killed during the liberation of Cornimont nov 1944 & a memorial at the site of the crash.

    1. I have visited the graves and crash site many times. I was wondering why you wrote that P/O Lindley isn’t buried in Cornimont? Didn’t he die in the crash?

  4. My husband passed away recently, and I found a photo of his father who had just graduated as a Honour student at No 2 Air Observer School Edmonton in 1943. I googled the school and found that entaylor was researching for pupils and instructors of that school. It may be too late, but if he still wants it, I can email him a copy of it. Thank you

  5. Greetings,

    After a long absence I returned to login but was not able to. Possibly because I have not accessed the website in nearly one year. I looked for a password reset option but can not find one. Please let me know how to go about resetting my password. Or do I have to re-register?


  6. I have found some photographs of a Sunderland, a Singapore and several of Swordfish.
    If anyone wants them, let me know

  7. I came across photos of Anson K6158 that crashed on 22/02/1937. My uncle was the radio operator. Is it possible to get copies of the original photos or ones with a higher resolution please?

    Many thanks

  8. Dear Webmaster,
    Could you please direct me to a contact person that could help us find out more on this service person.
    We are delighted to continue our research of those that have served our countries and fought for our freedom.
    The individual we are currently inquiring about: Hetherington R.O. F.O;
    Prefix: J; Number: 20577; Position: PLT; Unit: RCAF; Aircraft: X; – : Oct 44-
    Please advise

  9. I have some photos our late father took of the Marine Craft section base at RAF Bone in 1943/44, showing the base and boats. I have sent them previously to the RAF museum and the ASRMC association if they are of interest for your archive I am happy to e-mail them

  10. Having been for a walk in my local cemetery,Plymyard,Eastham Wirral. I came across a head stone for a P/O Leonard Sinclair Bradburn. The headstone is very faded, but someone has filled his name using possibly a black marker, the rest of the details are faded. Having researched him he was killed on a training flight in April 1941.
    My question is, the headstone is not the normal CWGC, it is more probably a family one and because he was killed whilst training does the above not recognise him as a war casualty, hence the type of headstone used.
    It would be nice if some funds could be found to make it clearer/upgrade.

  11. This isn’t a comment, but I am getting frustrated that I cannot contact the webmaster. I have noticed a thread about my uncle (same name as mine) that I want to add some information too. I am not on facebook and cannot find a phone number on the site – I am having a problem registering.

    Ian Hillan

  12. Bonjour,
    I’m Johan Ledoux from middle France.
    I have at home, a frame with an interesting original picture (and details about the pilots, cadets, group captains and air vice marshal “JT Babington”) of the Government Flying Training School in Singapore, dated October 1940. I would be selling it, if someone of your members is interesting.
    I can send pictures, if I had a email address where I can send them, or if someone can give me informations about this “Cadet Squad N°2” in Singapour.
    Thank you very much.
    Johan Ledoux

    1. Hello Johan,

      I have only just seen this post and as it is 3 years old, I am probably too late! However, if you still have the Singapore picture I would be very interested, as John Babington in the picture was my grandfather. Many thanks, Antonia Willis in Cornwall, UK

  13. I posted on this site a few years ago and want to log on. Used to communicate with Henk Welting.
    I sent a request to update password but have not yet received an email to do do.

  14. I have the same issue! I keep getting emails from the webmaster but when I respond, or pose a question I never get a reply. I have forgotten either or both my user name and password and I can
    not get access and the web master does not respond.

  15. I have the same issue! I keep getting emails from the webmaster but when I respond, or pose a question I never get a reply. I have forgotten either or both my user name and password and I can
    not get access and the web master does not respond.

    Please moderator! would you kindly direct this problem to someone who I can interact with for help!

  16. Dear Sir
    I am currently researching Wing Commander Aubrey Richard DeLisle Inisss (42005) and I a finding conflicting service information. I would appreciate any assistance you can provide. Conflicts include:
    1. date he joined the RAF – January 1939 or Apr 29, 1939 the date of his short service commission as Acting Pilot Officer.
    2. When did he join 236 Squadron. Is it the date he was upgraded to Pilot Officer in probation – Nov. 6, 1939
    3. When did he join 248. Was it 1941 or 1942
    4. No of kills – I have seen 7 and on your site I have seen 8 and 1 shared.

  17. Dear Sir,

    I came across a discussion about my uncle, Colonel Milton Murphy, on your forum while doing a Google search in hopes of finding information about him.
    He went to Canada and enlisted in 1917, according to my mother, because he wanted to fly, and there was no Air Force in the United States, which was was not yet involved in the war (obviously it was early in 1917). After enlisting, he was sent to England.
    He served as an enlisted man in England from 1917 to 1918 – from a piece on him upon his retirement, in the Waterloo, NY Political Journal, October 30, 1953.
    According to this same paper, when he first began his training, the only plane available was a Curtiss JN4, better known as a “Jenny.”
    “We flew by the seat of our pants.” – Milton Murphy.
    It was very interesting seeing a discussion of my uncle on your forum.

    Kimberley Edwards

  18. I appear to be a member of this site but when I try to leave a message it says I cannot.
    My father was Flight Sergeant Hugh Parmenter Moule killed 3.4.1943.
    There was a question regarding him in lost airmen and I wanted to reply to it. The pilot’s name who was flying the Defiant wasW/O H Whitmill. The plane number A.A. 542. On that night they ran into some AA fire as there was enemy activity. The pilot took evasive action and lost height from 7000 feet to 1500 feet. They were unable to contact control or find a beacon but eventually were given a vector of 030 degrees which was confirmed again after another check fix. A few minutes after being given this vector the aircraft struck a balloon cable and the starboard wing caught fire. Pilot bailed out safely but my father was killed.
    In 1940 my father was in France in Squadron 13. The answer to the question was he Hugh Parmenter Moule 626121 who was the only survivor in the Lysander that crashed is correct and he did spend time in No 4 General Hospital. If you need to know anything else please contact me.

  19. Want to correct comment about my dad, James Amsler Gray
    ES 71
    His nickname was not Tex but rather “Jerko” Gray
    Yes, he was the historian for the ES, a labor of love. Died in his native CA, 11-25-09.
    His medals/exhibit remain in his beloved England @ Duxford in Imperial War Museum. He also worked hard on developing the 1986 ES monument in Grosvenors Sq London.

  20. Hello Frances,

    I’m interested in the Lysander crash in Vieux-Condé. Can you contact me at JossLeclercq AT orange DOT fr (replace by the obvious)

  21. Not sure if this is the right place to leave a query, but cannot find anywhere else.
    I went into RAF Fighter Command and clicked on 1 Sqdn and up came 2 Sqdn, this happened every time I tried for 1Sqdn. Am I doing something wrong?

  22. I am looking for a photo of JENNINGS, Welland Thomas Flying Officer, No.90 Squadron, J85173 Distinguished Flying Cross RCAF Personnel Awards 1939-1949 Would be very happy if someone out there has one and could send it to me! Thanks

  23. Dear Sir,
    my name is Ruggero Elia Felli, I’m the president of “Elbafortificata”, an Association that studies the World War II period at Elba Island (Tuscany).

    The 9th of September 1943, during the early hours of the morning, as a natural consequence of recent times changes, Gen. Gilardi released some British aviators caught in Pianosa Island, following an air crash.

    The crew was released on September 9th 1943, but from the documents in my possession I do not know if the accident happened on the 9th or the previous days / months.

    I’m looking for information about them. Which squadron belonged and which was the cause of the accident.

    Ruggero Elia Felli

  24. Good evening.
    As a Dutchman I have problems to come on the site. What can I do? I have a lot of information about the crash of the Havilland Mosquito RV326, crew Hudson and Gant.

  25. The unidentified aircraft pictured appears to be a Curtiss wright CW-19, probably originally either Chinese Air Force or (les likely)Burma Volunteer Air Force.

  26. my late brother
    Alexander Linkewich got his Captain’s wings at Gimli, around 1955,he had sent a professional photo done on him to my mother, both my mother and my brother Linc have passed away, How do I follow this up. After leaving the force, he took up being a Bomber fire fighter out of North B.C and since wrote a couple of instructors manuals on fire bombing. I would like a photo of him while at Gimli

  27. There is a request for information of pre-war pilots 41 Sqn on one of your fora sites. WO A B ATTAWAY was my uncle, but as a non- member, I do not see how to pass this info. Perhaps you can help.

  28. Hello,
    Problem accessing the forum .
    Is there a problem or is it just due to the weather we have been getting ?

  29. Hello
    In the thread ‘Unaccounted Airmen – 26-01-1946’ you list: MILLET, William Phillip Ivor – Air Apprentice – L/FX78600 – RN – Phillack ( St.Felicitas) Churchyard, Cornwall. Ivor was posted to RNAS Lee-on-Solent as an apprentice artificer but was diagnosed with a heart condition and was invalided out of the service. He ded in St Michael’s Hospital, Hayle on 26th January 1946, age 21, and was buried in the churchyard of Phillack Parish Church.

  30. Hello
    My name is Piotr and i am looking to find any information aboutt one of my familly member Franciszek Dziadula . He was a member of the 1586 squadron of PRAF .One of the information what I have founded out, is that he may be one of the crew meber of the Halifax II GR -G JP288 shoted down in Hungary on 11.09.1944 His evidence nb. was 705431,
    I would be verry greatfull for any informations, or if you can help me to fieel the gaps in the familly history.
    Kind regard

  31. I am trying to contact Paul about information he has on my father in 159 squadron in 1941 training in Scotland. His information was from September 2008. Thanks

  32. New joiner.

    Where do I post a general question?

    Can you tell me the best place on the site, to post a ‘do you know?’ type listing?
    I’ve found Thomas Gibson (air radar fitter) RAF notebook from about 1953, amongst my father’s

    Seems appropriate to try and return this notebook to the family.
    Appreciate any help, thanks.

  33. What a fantastic website. There is just everything you need when you want to investigate RAF.
    I’m making a big reserch on Ceylon during WW II, and under the aircraft loss list, I couldn’t find aircraft types PBY Catalina, C 47 Dakota, and a few others. I know that on April 4, 1942, 2 Catalinas were shot down by the Japanese, one of the planes sent a signal to the RAF 222 Group about their position. On April 9, 1942, 2 other Catalinas were shot down south-east of RAF China Bay. Is there anyone in this forum who can help with Fly numbers and Crew.
    thank you so much for a good page

    1. Henrik. The work related with other types is still pending. Catalinas are far away from being updated. Currently working on Beaufighters, followed by Mosquitos and Transports next. I am glad you found the rest of the information useful. You might try asking the questions on our forum that might get some responses..

  34. Sir,
    I have some further information on Halifax LL228 of 644 Squadron, if this would be of interest.
    John Richardson

  35. My uncle was Sgt Gerald Mcloughlin, killed 80 years ago at St Pierre d’Autils near Paris on the 11 June 1940.he is buried with his two comrades in the local cemetery. He was flying a Fairey Battle, and was with 226 Sqn.
    I believe someone is after photos and info….please contact….

  36. I have been contacted by a Swiss lady whose father witnessed the crash of Lancaster W4355. She has sent photographs which she has given authority to share.
    Following this enquiry, I’ve been in contact with the daughter of the pilot, Flt Lt Blott and the son of W/Op Sgt Gordon Gill.
    Both have sent photographs of their relatives and further details, including their debrief on completion of their evasion and return to the UK.
    I’ve tried a number of times to log in and post, but without success. Please help me.

  37. Hi,

    Found some shriveled up alu on the west coast of Denmark.
    On it is a tag that says:
    “Halifax 11
    serial no
    LT AF / 15058”
    My knowledge of warplanes is minimal, but I do remember something about a Halifax bomber.
    Anyone here who could help me out?

  38. Sir,

    I have a picture of a P40 from WW2, I would like to share it with you and ask if you have any information regarding that picture.
    How can i send it to you?

    Kind regards

  39. Chesney Brian Susskind flew for the RAF during WW2. He was killed when flying in Italy in January 1945, age 20 and is buried in Ravenna . It is doubtful but I was wondering if anybody who knew him was still alive. He was from South Africa. He was flying a Mustang KH609. I am the wife of his nephew.

  40. Hi all, I’m trying to find out information about my Grandfather who was in the RAF.

    All I have are 3 or 4 photos, DOB and Death. No number, No Sqn, No Base Info. Nothing.

    Can I post on here an appeal for help or email someone these photos in the hope that they can recognise the uniforms possible ranks and/or location (which appears to be Africa?). The photos show RAF personnel.

    Once I have a fair idea of Sqn and number etc then I can approach Gov for full records. Right now I don’t have enough



  41. Hi there, I would like to request my own album for photos to post to the gallery. I’m not sure if this is the place for this request. I have photographs to add to the 11 Squadron Blenheim collision.
    Kind regards
    Robin Stammers

  42. Hi there!

    My name is Heather and I am a certified photographer.

    I was baffled when I found copyright-protected images owned by myself at your web-site. If you use a copyrighted images without an owner’s license, you must be aware that you could be sued by the copyright owner.

    Take a look at this document with the links to my images you used at and my earlier publications to obtain the evidence of my copyrights.

    Download it now and check this out for yourself:

    I believe you have willfully infringed my rights under 17 U.S.C. Section 101 et seq. and could be liable for statutory damages as high as $150,000 as set forth in Section 504(c)(2) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (”DMCA”) therein.

    This letter is official notification. I seek the removal of the infringing material referenced above. Please take note as a service provider, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act requires you, to remove or disable access to the infringing materials upon receipt of this notice. If you do not cease the use of the aforementioned copyrighted material a lawsuit will be commenced against you.

    I have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted materials described above as allegedly infringing is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.

    I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

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