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I am looking for information on Halifax bomber Ll577 which crashed killing all the crew in Jalhay Belgium on the night of the 4/5 of november 1944. Specifically the exact location of the crash site.
My Uncle Thomas F Craddock was the flight engineer.
Hello ,just a comment about aircraft al285,
1-the situation of the aircraft was Great Massingham
2-Lieutenant LeBivic died july the 6th 1943 at Ely's hospital from the injuries caused during the crash broken skul.
Fitamen jean pierre
regarding the aircraft Ah740 ,107 sqn massingham crashed at sea on december the 6 th 1942 should it be possible to add the fourth crew member i/e Pilot Officer Louis.M.Delanchy
Free French resuested to take part of the raid by his Wing Commander P.H.Dutton,as bottom rear gunner.It seems to me that it shoud be fair to have his name mentionned together with the other crew members at least on your site .I made a request to have his name engraved on the Runnymede Memorial but my request has been rejected due to the fact Louis.M.Delanchy was not a British or commonwealth citizen dispite the fact he was wearing for the mission the british uniform.
you can learn more about him on my site www.francaislibres.fr
if you need more details I have in my possession some official documents confirming his presence on bord AH740 that I could forward to you by mail if you want to seen them.
A reply wouls be much appreciated
To Will Atkinson, David Sparrow was my uncle, my mothers Brother. My Mother is still going strong and I have the whole story Of David if you would like to contact me.
PB258 SR-V August 12-13 1944. My uncle John French Andrews died on this mission.
Found this site when under going some research into my 1st cousin, once removed, John Richard Charles Donohue DFC - serial number - 178567. He served with 158 squadron then transferred to Pathfinders 635 squadron in the Summer of 1944. He lost his life on a raid to Chemnitz on the 14th Feb 1945 along with all the crew except the rear gunner (J T McQuillan) whilst being a member of the crew in Lancaster PB287.
Interested to find out more about his service so that I can record this in the family tree I am currently updating. As far as I know there are no pictures of the crew unless anyone knows differently.
They must never be forgotten and my visit to the Bomber Command Memorial a couple of years back made me more then ever, aware of the sacrifices made by so many serving men.
My Father in law flew as tail gunner in Lancaster's we believe. He joined before the war and at some time was in Egypt. his serial number was 650150. My wife would like to find out more about his active service record if possible. His name was John Parnell born 8th December 1911 in Hampshire.
Have now received an explanation as to the reason I enquired about so you can delete my post if you wish.
Researching for FO David Sparrow and his navigator Victor Brown. Their 151 Squadron Mosquito NF2 was shot down over the Netherlands 21/4/43. They were both 21 years old. David was from Gravesend and known to have been a choirboy in St. Georges Church. If anyone has any further information I would be very interested to hear.
Just wondering why when going to personal histories and say Feb 1943 it is not in chronological order which it always was before the big split of the competing websites!?
My father was in 115 Squadron during the war, after completing his 32 missions was posted to the Far East flying Dakotas..
My uncle Leslie Phillips was on 49 squadron Lancaster 111ED726EA-VF/O Millar afm . At beach Head July 12 / 13 1939 .Wish to contact any relatives still living
trying to do a bit of reseach on my past but can not dig anything up but at the moment i know he flew bristol blhiemn in ww2 also he severed in the battle of britain as a navigator
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William Scott Johnson
I am one of the sons of Air Gunner Sergeant William Johnson who was involved in operation Secquaville with Flight Lieutenant Richard Polandri. I might have more information you might like to know.I was told Richard Polandri was 26, which was regarded as old by the rest of the crew. And my father was 21 and from Blyth Northumberland.
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