Served in the RAF as pilot for 39 years. Retired as Sqn Ldr. Flew most aeroplanes. Uncle, namesake PO De res Sharp, KIA 1943
En mémoire des sept aviateurs anglais tombés à Epernon le 3 juin 1944. Avec la ville d'Epernon je travaille à faire un livre souvenir de cet événement historique.
Je suis historien local.
With my best regards
I was hoping that someone could help me...trying to look up my grandfather who was in the Luftwaffe in ww2.His name is Karl Neu.
Looking for obits, stories mentioning W. J. (Willem Jacob) van Stockum, my uncle. He was shot down on June 10, 1944 after taking off with nine other Halifax bombers from RAF 10th Squadron in Melbourne, Yorks. Two were shot down that night. The other one was piloted by an Australian. My uncle was seconded from the RCAF to the RAF. The two crews, 14 men, were honored by a French remembrance group in Laval, France; two monuments were erected with photos of the crew members.
I HAVE TRIED TO CONTACT MY TWO SURVIVING COUSINS IN ENGLAND AS ONE OF THEM CONTACTED YOUR SITE A YEAR OR TWO BEFORE I KNEW ABOUT THE SITE. THE ELDEST COUSIN DIED. WE ARE ALL RELATED TO FLIGHT LT. KENNETH ERNEST PHILIP EVANS WHO WAS KILLED OVER SUSSEX 11 MAY 1957 IN THE VALIANT BOMBER ACCIDENT. THE AIR CRAFT EXPLODED NEAR A SCHOOL AND RAIL ROAD. I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO CONTACT MY REMAINING COUSINS SINCE I SAW THEM WHEN WE WERE VERY YOUNG AFTER THE FUNERAL NEAR RAF FARNBOROUGH,ENGLAND WHERE MY UNCLE WAS STATIONED. I AM VERY PLEASED TO SAY THAT I HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH GERALD WHO IS MY UNCLE'S FIRST SON BY HIS FIRST MARRIAGE. AND, HE AND HIS WIFE HAVE BEEN OVER TO THE STATES TO STAY IN MY HOME.WE KEEP IN TOUCH BY TELEPHONE AND E-MAILS ALL THE TIME.I HADN'T SEEN GERALD SINCE HE WAS A SMALL BABY.
IT WOULD BE LOVELY TO RE-UNITE WITH OUR MISSING COUSINS AS I AM GETTING CLOSE TO MY 80'S. TIME IS RUNNING OUT. I NAMED MY SON AFTER ONE COUSIN NAMED HOWARD EVANS.HIS BROTHER IS NAMED NICOLAS EVANS.PERHAPS ONE OF THEM WILL READ THIS LETTER.
THANK YOU AGAIN FOR PUBLISHING MY PREVIOUS LETTER IN 2015
SINCERELY, NANETTE SCHELL.
See my guestbook entry for 6 Dec 2015 - I am planning a commemoration in November of the 75th anniversary of the loss of the Hampden shot down over SW Norway, killing my uncle Raymond Alvey, pilot John Hird, bomb aimer Davidson Hepplewhite, and wireless operator/air gunner Richard Coles. Would welcome contact from any relatives/descendants of the crew.
There is visibly a bunch to know about this. I feel you made certain good points in features also.
Keep working ,impressive job!
Pls correct your archive re:
Flt. SheeBy is incorrect spelling it is SHEEHY he was KIA
on DEC.24, 1944 over Germany.
Thank you would appreciate a respone.
Impressive web site and knowledge base. Very interesting.
Forgive me if I already wrote to you. I have sent many mails to the UK.Maybe another person has read it.
It is about the Wellington W5704. That plane bombed our village Roden, in the North of the Netherlands, on october 24 1941. It was a mistake. The target was Emden. I have written a book about that bombing. I would love to know more about the crew. Sgt. Gray, Austin, Tomlinson, Whitton, Gill and Cox. Those names come from thge RAF-reports. The plane could be from sq.99 Waterbeach, 149 sq. Mildenhall, 57 sq. Feltwell, 75 sq. Feltwell and 214 sq. Stradishall. Could anybody help me?
Thnak you very much. Tjerk Karsijns, Roden Holland.
I would like to contact David Rees, son of Noel Rees from Cymbran.Noel was shot down with myself on 2nd November 1944 over Dusseldorf. We were crew members in sqadron 576 flying in Lancaster bombers.
I recently submitted a personal history to this site. They promptly listed the story. And they quickly and cheerfully made a few corrections and additions for me. The result looks wonderful and I am proud to see it on the site.
I just wished to offer my unreserved recommendation to any who are in search of more understanding on those we lost that the staff of this site and one Kate Tame Senior Research Editor in particular are singularly helpful and knowledgeable. I feel extremely greatful to Kate for he assistance in helping me to piece together more of an understanding on my maternal grandfather's service and unfortunate death. I regret only that I did not discover this valuable resource in time to help my mother with closure as I know that little nine year old girl missed her daddy her entire life. The assistance I got here however will do much to help me not disappoint my uncle and for that I am deeply touched and know he will be as well. Thank you Kate and everyone at Aircrew Remembered.
I have completed full research (with photos) into F/O Moodie DFC and his crew from 44 and 97 Squadrons. I have tried sending it to you but your address is shown as not valid. Is there another e Mail address I can use?
I was searching your site before and was able to find my father R.S. Down. Now it returns no results?? In the list I see 3 listings for Down, but none come up? I read all instructions, so... help
MY ONLY UNCLE FLIGHT LT. KENNETH ERNEST PHILIP EVANS WAS KILLED IN THE VALIANT BOMBER CRASH IN SOUTHWICK, SUSSEX. MY MOTHER AND I ATTENDED THE MILITARY FUNERAL FOR THE THREE MEN WHO DIED ON 11 MAY.
I HAVE TRIED TO FIND MY COUSINS. HOWARD EVANS AND NICKOLAS AND CHRISTOPHER. I DID NOT KNOW THE ELDEST COUSIN WAS NAMED
ROBERT. I SHOULD VERY MUCH LIKE TO BE ABLE TO HEAR FROM THEM AS IT HAS BEEN OVER 59 YEARS SINCE I STARTED MY SEARCH FOR MY FAMILY MEMBERS. MY HUSBAND AND I VISITED THE GRAVES IN ENGLAND ABOUT TEN YEARS AGO AND I HAVE THREE LITTLE GREEN STONES FROM MY UNCLE PIP'S GRAVE. KENNETH ERNEST PHILIP EVANS.
OUR GRAND FATHER'S NAME WAS WILLIAM EVANS AND GRAND MOTHER WAS ANNIE EVANS.
MY MOTHER WAS THE SISTER OF FLT.LT K E P EVANS.HER NAME WAS AGNES LESLEY ETHEL EVANS BEFORE SHE MARRIED MY FATHER IN 1938.
IF ANYONE CAN PASS MY INFORMATION TO MY COUSINS IN ENGLAND IT WOULD BRING CLOSURE AFTER ALL THESE LONG YEARS TO MYSELF AND FAMILY. I AM NOW IN MY LATE SEVENTIES. THANK YOU FOR THE INFORMATION ON YOUR SITE WHICH I RECEIVED TODAY FROM MY
COUSIN WHO WAS FL.LT K E P EVAN'S FIRST SON GERALD.
PLEASE CONTACT ME. NANETTE SCHELL.
Sadly many names seem to be missing from your website.
For example I am trying to find a reference to one Hector Meadus who served with RCAF as a navigator in WW2 but there is no mention of his name anywhere.
What is the history of Lancaster bomber aircraft R.5666
John Proffitt Chairman, BAF Bureau
Please accept our sincere thanks for providing the article regarding missing Air Crew from WWII and to assist in search for relatives.
It is believed that my father is a cousin of Pilot Officer William Proffitt White of Halifax LK709 that did not return after a bombing raid over Berlin in January 1944.
We did search for information for a number of years and
this will bring some closure to know of what happened and also that a rededication service with military honours will take place to commemorate the Air Crew of RAF Halifax LK709 after all these years.
Congratulations for the memory of World War II Veterans. Great site dedicated to the history.
Seeking information on the aircraft Dornier DO 217 E - 4, which was the gunner WILHELM PYTTEL, 11. March 1943 r. The mission of the Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Greetings from POLAND.