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.
Just wanted to thank you for compiling this very informative site. I found it by chance when researching a collateral ancestor - sorry about that term which, although correct, does seem cold when set in context of the many brave men who gave their lives.
The photos blew my mind and the information you have can only be described as amazing. My father was Sgt George Ritchie. I remember he told me everything about that fateful night in 1941. He actually was not supposed to be flying but the crew he went with was a make up crew. He originally was flying with a Captain Mark Banning a Canadian who was first class captain and pilot. He told my father do not get involved in switching. He did and then the rest was history. This is a great site. For so long I've only had images from his verbal descriptions. I've never forgotten them. I would love to be able to get some pictures. To get to look at those you have on the site is amazing. My father was 74 when he died in 1989. He talked about how young his fellow crewmen were. Seeing the pictures of the cemetery is indeed moving to say the least. I would love too talk to you guys. I do thank you for this and I know if he were alive he to would be very grateful to you.
Great site ,,grew up with raf lossiemouth as my neighbour from 1940 on ..
HI Between1948 and 1952( I think)a lancaster or similar large bomber was on final approach to RAF Lossiemouth when it started breaking up most of it landing on the beach...Ibelieve it was crewed by by free french aircrew and the pilot may one captain LeVac (unsure) any help appreciated.......Frank....
I invite you to the Polish side about the 304 Squadron, where you can contact families looking for your relatives who were pilots of the 304 Squadron, and exchange information, the site is on facebook find : 304 Dywizjon Bombowy Anglia
I am the author of "Caro valoroso Migliavacca, le imprese di un pilota varesino"
Please, kindly write me if you have any info concerning my research on a Bristol Blenheim IV shot down near Naples on Jan. 10th, 1941.
Thank you very much for your appreciated support and co-operation.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
With the occasion, please accept my best personal regards.
Great database, but could not find my Uncle (A.E.Churches b.06-1920 d.1979) who flew in W.W.2 based in Britain somewhere. He trained in Canada for 6-8 weeks in 1941, before being transferred to England. I have a number of letters written by him to his sister (my Aunt) during the war years. He flew on Hurricanes, Spitfires and finally Mosquito's. Unknown if he was an RAF Pilot or RAAF Pilot. He returned to Australia in 1946.I do have his Australian Service ID when he continued service with RAAF in Australia until his death in 1979. Regards....Barry Churches
25/26.02.1944 No. 61 Squadron Lancaster I LL775 QR-O Fl/Lt. Einarson DFM DFC
I have just finished reading a book about Barney Greatrex the only crew member to amazingly escape from the ill fated final flight of the extraordinary Canadian Air Force pilot Wally Einerson. It is titled "Barney Greatrex From Bomber Command to the French Resistance - The Sterling Story of an Australian Hero". The ISBN is 978-0-7336-3723-0. Kind regards David Gordon
I am looking for information about my Father Alfred Hoyer,
a pilot in the 3/1 Jagdgeschwader, who was killed at
29 of March 1944 near Schönningstedt in the area of
Thanks for information
Alfred Hoyer (the son)
Adrian van Zantvoort
Dear Kelvin, I have seen that you add photographs from Almer Raine(Halifax JD215). I was in touch many years ago with Raine's nephew Donald Raine. He was then unable to obtain any info from Almer. I see that a Nancy Rose (or anyone else) are in touch and send you the pics?? Is it possible to send me some pics and maybe Nancy's address?? I am in touch with the relatives of Fowler, Agnew,Mayes and Hood. Also thanks to an informant from Waalre who brought me to the site where JD215 went down.
Hi the rear gunner in this Wellington was my grandad JR Clark
DEARKelvin thankyou for you email unfortunately I don't have any photos of myfather and his crew but ,I know he was a warrant officer and served at upwood and wickenby with 156 squadron in addition published a book called rear gunner pathfinders in 1988 by crecy publishers thankyou so much for your help will be in touch