Congratulations on your outstanding website. I have been researching my father Kajetan Ignatowski for many years and now intrigued to see there is a Jan Ignatowski both followed the same path in the PAF so look forward to researching.
I have just started researching my uncle and I am amazed that I have been able to find George Drake, his grave in Hanover War Cemetary and a bit of information about the raid he died in on 16/12/1943. To find out that he was a navigator, his plane was ED411 a Lancaster based at RAF Kirmington and that his squadron was 166 has been humbling - thankyou so much.
I will continue to look around the site to see what else I can discover but this has been more than I expected already...
The missing aircraft of 97 Sqn was the Lancaster III JA960 OF-E that took off from RAF Bourn at 0051 hours. Homeboud, the Lancaster was hit by Flak in Aachen area, and crashed without survivor at 0507 hrs (local time) into a hill near Neu-Moresnet, then in Germany, now a part of the commune of La Calamine, in Belgium (to which it belonged before 1940).
Someones knows other shoot down aircrafts near Kelmis La Calamine Hergenrath Altenberg
Thanks a lot
MY FATHER WING COMMANDER R.H.BUNKER DSO DFC AND BAR WAS FLIGHT COMMANDER AT RAF BARDNEY 9 SQUADRON DURING 1943 AND HIS AIRCRAFT WAS O ORANGE,
Congratulations for this web site. I discovered it only these is somes days. The allied crews deserve this remembered. I hope this web site will be a good tool for me to find families and informations about crews fall in my department: la Sarthe, around the town of Le Mans. With all my gratitude.
Congratulations on a robust, information rich website!
A project that may be of interest – a memorial plaque is planned for unveiling September 2019 at a Lancaster crash site near Mauschendorf, Germany. My uncle, Lancaster Pilot Officer Roy Thibedeau, 50 Squadron, from Echo Bay, Ontario (born in Manitoba) Canada, was killed in action March 30/31 1944 on a mission to Nuremburg. He was the rear gunner and perished with Navigator Sergeant Dennis Alfred (Chas) Chaston from Coventry, England and Mid Upper Gunner Sergeant Donald Leslie Sehlin, from Millet, Alberta. Other crew members survived and were taken prisoners of war: Pilot Flight Sergeant Garth Alex ‘Jimmy’ Waugh New Zealand; Flight Engineer Sergeant George Prince, New Malden, Surrey; Bomber Aimer Sergeant Denis C. ‘Jerry’ Lynch Buckinghamshire, England; Wireless Operator Sergeant R.J. ‘Jack’ Dunn, Cornwall, England. More information upon request.
Excellent Site thanks to all who give and Gave Amen
Hendrik Gerrit Merison
I was 12 years old at the time of the attack on that train; living as a "vluchteling" from Arnhem we lived at "Kasteel Rheederoord" owned by the Baron van Heeckeren. My sister, Helena Anna Adelaide was on that train and was killed. As a nosy boy I went to look at that crashed aircraft that was lying on the street next to the houses and was guarded by two German soldiers, one of which said: "Ich rauch fleisch" which I thought to mean that he referred to burning flesh of the deceased pilot? Even in 2004 (last time I was in the Netherlands) I could still see the evidence of where the aircraft clipped the trees, though my memory has a more detailed picture. My sister was buried at the same cemetary as P/O McLeod.
Thank you for keeping this site up to date My Uncle Arthur Lloyd Stepharnoff was shoot down over Nirenberg 1945. His Lancaster was NG492 all were lost. I have a photo of him if there is a way to attach it to his profile
Thank You again
Ron Wright Sr
FROM MIKE MALPASS RE TWO MISSING LANCASTERS MARK3 TYPE LOST ON THE 24TH JUNE 1943 FROM 156 SQN RE LANCASTER EE127 CODE GTX LANCASTER ED858 CODE NOT KNOWN BUT WHERE ABOUT OF EE127 GTX ARE KNOWN TO MYSELF AND THE BOMBER IS THE ED858 CREW ARE ALL IN GRAVES THAT ARE ALL MESSED UP THANKS TO CWGC I HAVE A FILE STATING 585 CREW WHERE BURIED AND ONLY P/O HUDSON ,S BODY THEY COULD NOT ID AS THE EE127 GOES AND 585 I CLAIM SOLE RIGHTS TO THE WORK ON BOTH THE LANCASTERS AND AS FAMILY WAS ON EE127 AND BOTH PIOLTS WHERE AUSTRALIAN I THINK ITS TIME THAT THESES CREWMEN GET THE RESPECT EVEN WHEN THE GRAVES ARE IN A CEMETERY AND SOME ONE COULD NOT EVEN PUT A NAME ON A STONE AND YET IN THESE REPORTS THE MEN HAD A BODY A GRAVE AND KNOWN ITS JUST ON A WALL VERY SAD FOR THE CREW OF 585 BUT 127 IS SAFE MIKE MALPASS
I wish to make contact with Garth Bedwell, nephew of Frank Liddon Vines, who appears on your website. I am doing a Talk on the Warden/ Liddon family who originate from Charmouth for our local history society. I would love to find out more about Frank Vines and use the photographs that are on your website of him. If you could assist in any way I would be grateful as I do not have his email address. regards Neil Mattingly, Charmouth
My dad was a rear gunner 408 squadron Linton-on-Ouse. Visited 26th September 2018 before RAF Linton-on-Ouse closes. Thanks for the tour by the RAF police and the guided tour and visit to the memorial room.
My Grandad (deceased) was charles fredrick pummery ..
Tomorrow the 15 of August is the 75th Anniversary of the execution of the Pelembang 9 all Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm Aircrew beheaded by the Japanese on Changi Beach after Hirohito call on his troops to lay down their Arms. For full story google PELEMBANG NINE.
I have just discovered your web site and will enjoy exploring your information and archives. I have attached my story and search.
My Grt Uncle Ft/sgt Stanley Edward Martin flew with FO J H Mason
1660 HCU Sterling at 21:32 on a night exercise at Carlton-Le-Moorland soon after departing. He died of his injuries. Any information about my Grt uncle would be greatly received, especially information of his wife.
He may also be the unknown person in the phot with FO Mason (top right in first photo of three shown)
Thanking you in advance
I was married to Howard Evans and am in touch with him daily. His brother Robert died sadly but Nicholas is well and has a son, Christopher. Kenneth Ernest Philip Evans was married to Kathleen Lydia Evans for sadly only six years before the death of her beloved Kip, the love of her life. Sadly she passes away still loving her husband who she lost when the children were 5, 3, 1 yrs. They lived in Cove, Farnborough, Hampshire.
My father carried out his glider pilot training and flying with Bob Shepherd, but they were reassigned for operation Varsity. Sadly Bob went missing. Dad crash landed with his co pilot and the nose cone broke free, saving their lives. Dad is 95 now and still talks about Bob. He often gives talks to local schools and groups about his wartime experiences.
I kindly ask you to help me if you have any information about the following RAF crew (Luqa airfield. Malta) :
Martin Maryland I
10th Jan 1941
Recco. Naples and Messina
Time up 09.30
Time down 14.25
Thanks a lot for your appreciated help and understanding.
Best personal regards.