A superb website and a fitting commemoration of the service and sacrifice of those who served.
RAF Dunholme Lodge Heritage Centre
William Farr School
Fantastic site! I located the crew of 51 Sqn Whitley which came down in Laxfield 18/19.08.41
Pilot was from Cornwall Ontario Canada, his niece was searching for info
I can help you trace fallen RCAF over here
Many many thanks!!!
I have been researching my fathers wartime service as an Air Gunner with 207 Squadron RAF (then at Spilsby) during 1944/45 for many years and am fortunate enough to have a detailed record of all his operational sorties over this period, primarily whilst operating with PO Norman Owen and the crew of Lancaster ND555 EM-D.
This aircraft was subsequently lost (I cannot recall where now but it was on a raid over Germany) and I am hoping that your site will assist me in this.
On researching I find you are missing
J17654 sgt harold moseley ivatt served 50sqn raf kia night 12/13 may 43 lancaster 1 w4762
Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren!
Seit Jahren beschäftige ich mich mit Kriegsereignisse aus dem zweiten Weltkrieg in Westdeutschland.Da ich auch in verschiedene Archive recherchiere fällt mir einiges auf.Bei Euch ist mir die Eintragung über Lt. Wilhelm Nink aufgefallen.Wilhelm Nink wurde am 23.09.1944 bei Aalten in den Niederlanden von Fighter der USAAF abgeschossen.Ein selbsternannter Historiker aus Haltern hat auch diese Absturzstelle nach Haltern verlegt,wie viele andere Abstürze auch.Ich hoffe Euch einen Hinweis gegeben zu haben.Mit freundlichen Grüßen Alfred Vadder.
Whilst sorting through my late mothers effects i came across some letters written to her by P/O Dougals Lindsay Cropper who died circa 23.08.41 of 609 squadron.Last based at Biggin Hill.
They are of a personal nature but provide an insight to feelings towards the enemy and towards his sorties over France.They cover the period november 1940 to August 1941. There is also a small group photo that could be posted on your web site.Are these letters likely to be of interest to your archivist?
I came here to research some family history. I found the man that shot down my uncle's B-17 in Italy in 1943. Schmitz, Günther is listed here along with some notes on his kills. My uncle's is the B-17 on 6 Oct. 1943
Superb Website who honoured all the RAF boys who didn't came back. Currently I am researching 102 sqdn Halifax W7882,DY-P, crashed 2 February 1943 over Luijksgestel. Got in touch with the families of Watt and Gwillam and I looking forward to get in touch with other relatives of the crew among them of Sgt R.W.Goffin, Sgt G.Guerrier, Sgt H.J.Naylor and Sgt R.F.Lillywhite DFM.
I would be interested to know of any further info about my second cousin once removed, Sgt. John Bennett, who was killed on a mission 24 Sept 1942 over Flensburg. Details: Son of Harold & Violet Bennett of Lower Compton, Warwickshire, Service No. 573729. While flying in Halifax Mark II bomber: Serial 1055 D-YF, Stationed at Polkington. Time of crash 0016. Mission Flensburg, crashed near Flensburg. Memorial in his Honour at Runnymede, Surrey.
Just found your site. Congratulations. A resource I will come back to regularly in my research on the PAF.
bardzo interesujące miejsce, napewno chętnie odwiedze Cię tu nie raz, bardzo ciekawie piszesz twojego bloga - jest tak bardzo ciekawi
My uncle was Flight Engineer Sgt. Ronald Hoole. On 15th/16th March 1944 together with the crew of Lancaster ND474 (49 Squadron) he flew from Fiskerton on mission to Stuttgart. All the crew were killed when they were shot down over Bolstern, Germany.
P/O T.W. Waugh Pilot
Sgt R. Hoole F/E
F/S T.C. McEneaney NAV
Sgt W.E. Hardy WOP
Sgt D.B. Birbeck A/G
F/O J.J. Knowles A/B
Sgt J.G. Wise A/G
I'm now in contact with five families of the seven crew but I'm still looking for the families of John Joseph Knowles and Douglas Brigg Birbeck. If anyone has any information about these two crew members, I would be most grateful. We Will Remember Them
Bobbie Barkley Brownfield
I am the niece of Rufus O. Barkley, Jr and I recently came across a letter from my uncle Rufus written to my father who was serving in France a few weeks prior to his final flight. Thanks for the information about his last mission and for not letting their story be forgotten.
Danielle de La Bastide
My great-great uncle was Flight Lieutenant Lionel Arthur Sydney Hodge. He was a Lancaster pilot and died in 1945 over Germany. I'm currently writing about my grandfather and his brother who were both Royal Navy pilots during the Korean War. Would love to know more about Lionel, he's fascinating to me and was obviously very brave.
Fantastic website. I wouldn't be asking this question if it weren't for its existence.
I refer to 25.05.1945 No 296 Squadron Halifax III NA291 Fl/Lt. Fraser
I would very much like to be put in contact with Marianne Walsh. The reason being is that we share the same story. I am in fact the son (born in 1960) of Beryl mentioned in her copy about Alan Gates. I think we may have a lot to talk about.
To whom it may concern:
I am searching for a Bristol Beaufighter , MIA 1942 over
Please can you help me in this respect.
I am writing a book about a Polish Naval Academy graduate, Ludwik Skoczylas, a Fleet Air Arm pilot who escaped from Poland and eventually wound up in England as a pilot in Special Duties, Flight 1586, flying out Brindisi, Italy. He survived the war, only to die of a heart attack in my hometown of East Harford, Connecticut,USA in December of 1959.
Your site is a valuable resource for me in obtaining lots of background information. Particularly interesting to a person like me who is half Polish. I am having difficulty in finding information about the Polish Naval Academy in the early 1930s and the training of naval pilots at Puck. Any info about those two subjects will be helpful. Thanks.
Thank you for providing the stories of so many. I am currently restoring a aircraft that was used to train so many of these airmen. The airplane was stationed at Virden 19 EFTS. If you have any further detail surrounding this location, I would be grateful to hear from you.
28/29.06.1944 No. 102 Squadron Halifax LW143
Halifax crash Operation: Railway yards, Blainville, France,
Date: 28/29th June 1944 (Wednesday/Thursday)Unit:
No. 102 Squadron
Type: Halifax III
Location: Gisors-Gournay area, France
Air/Gnr: Sgt. Reg W.I. Joyce PoW No: 8100 Camp: Stalag Luft Sagan and Belaria
I was absolutely overwhelmed with pride when I came upon the Air Crew Remembered site - 28/29.06.1944 No. 102 Squadron Halifax LW143. My father is Reginald William Joyce, air gunner on the Halifax 111 LW143. He died peacefully on Monday, 29th December 2014 aged 89 years. Seeing the photographs of him and his crew was incredibly moving. He often talked of his crew with great respect and never ever forgot them. After the war my father went back to Lyons-la-Forest to give his thanks and gratitude to Huguette Verhague for the bravery and kindness she gave to him and his crew. It was there that he met, fell in love and married a local French girl, my mother Janine Colzy who actually watched LW143 being shot down. Little did she know her future husband was in that aircraft. My grandfather was Gustave Colzy (code name ‘Olaf’) a much respected member of the French Résistance. I have my father’s leather helmet and attachments which he wore when he was shot down, a great piece of history. What a story!
In memory to all those great men and women who fought and gave their lives for the peace we have today Amen.
I am very happy to have found the Kracker Database on your site to verify other information scattered around out there on the Internet. Also found a bit of new information that has helped me understand events that I am researching. Appreciate your effort to preserve all of this information and making it accessible. Very well done //waf