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Nov 11, 2016 9:55am
Remembrance Day November 11th 2016. Author Ian Darling writer of the best selling book "Amazing Airmen - Canadian Flyers In The Second World War" has just released another splendid new tribute novel titled "Heroes In The Skies - American Aviators In World War II" to coincide with the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor. Ian Darling is a member of The National Aviation Hall Of Fame in Dayton Ohio. Both novels are available on amazon.ca and amazon.com
R. Thomson
stage4848 at hotmail dot com
Canada

Nov 11, 2016 12:25am
I am searching for a photo of the crew of Lancaster ED766. All were KIA April 11th, 1943 and are buried in Durnbach, Germany. My great uncle was Richard Hywel Roberts RAF (Sergeant AG) and his crew that were CRAF were John Harold Lemon, Lawrence LaLonde, D.O. McMahon, R.C. Griffin and G.R. Holm. The last crew member was H.J. Coombes RAF. I have a photo of him in his flight suit and uniform but a photo of him and his crew would mean so very much. Thank you very much.
Andrea Jones
ajones dot ih at gmail dot com
Saskatchewan

Nov 10, 2016 3:16pm
I am one of Flight Lieutenant J. A. Laviolette's sons. He was in ww2 103 Squadron RAF
Lest We Forget
Marcel Eugene Laviolette
marcellaviolette at gmail dot com
Vancouver Island, BC

Oct 24, 2016 6:45pm
Follow up to my original posting of Nov 02, 2015 6:57pm. Thanks to the encouragement of Mr. Jay Hammond my search ended with a German crash site researcher name Uwe Benkel who provided the details of the crash of Lanc W 4985 and the fate of the crew on 29/30 May 1943 on the island of Neiderwerth near Koblenz Germany.
Jock McLaren, Sgt RCAF (Ret)
jockmclaren1950 at gmail dot com
Chilliwack, BC

Oct 24, 2016 3:32pm
Lloyd Jamieson, Navigator, Halifax Bomber, shot down over Germany 1943/44, Stalag Luft camps until war over. Loyd was from Hamilton, Ontario. Anyone with info? Thanks.
Margaret
radioladies at shaw dot ca
Toronto, Canada

Oct 21, 2016 6:08am
I am looking for confirmation that my mother's brother, from Redcar, Yorkshire, trained to fly in Canada during WW2. He died in the raid on Dieppe. There is no mention of such training or of Canada on his war record but photographs show wings with a red crown on his uniform (I have his badges now) and his sisters remember him preparing to leave with new kit. If there's a way to check these facts about Albert George Windle RAF No.646834 I would love to find out the story.
Thanks, Edna Reddy
Edna Reddy
edreddy at ntlworld dot com
Ontario

Sep 01, 2016 9:08pm
This photo was found amongst my Grandmother's things. You will only be able to access it through this link. I am hoping to find out who this Sargent pilot is. Many thanks,

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153580284716278&set=g.330662266439&type=1&theater
Deanna Sinton
dmsinton at gmail dot com
Longview, AB

Aug 26, 2016 3:13pm
My father-in-law was John Volkes. He flew with the 419th in 1944 and 1945 as a radio operator and gunner. I have photos of him and his crew ( KB746 Sierra Sue) Lancaster if interested.
Dennis Loyer
dloyer at cogeco dot ca
Chatham, Ontario, Canada

Jun 08, 2016 5:04pm
I'm looking for any information about a Canadian airman named Donald Mercer who got injured during spring 1945 and spent time in convalescense in or by Forres, Morayshire, UK in May/June 1945. Most grateful for any answer.
Henrik Kjellin
henrikkjellin at gmail dot com
Brussels

Jun 02, 2016 8:09pm
I have a picture of the Lancaster and of my father (Edward Martin Taylor) from London, Ontario and his crew. I would like to know more information about him and his tailgunner years. If anyone would like to see the pictures just write me. Thanks
Dean Taylor
deanoreo at yahoo dot ca
Sarnia, Ontario

Feb 28, 2016 4:49am
ET Rivers RCAF was a member of the crew of Lancaster Bomber PB375, shot down Duisburg 14/15 October 1944. Does anyone have any information that could help me please? I know some of the crew were transferred from 75 75NZSQUADRON.
Joy Jahans
joyjahans at hotmail dot com
London

Feb 15, 2016 6:38pm
My father, Magella Oscar "Ozzie" Mallette, was ground crew Corporal with the 425 Squadron. He volunteered with the RCAF in Canada and was transferred to the Alouettes given his bilingualism. He was skin & bones when he returned to England from North Africa. Hated camels, but loved halva. Many of his war pamphlets were given to the DND Museum in Ottawa. Any information or pictures much appreciated. smlymbery@gmail.com Thank you.
Susan Lymbery
smlymbery at gmail dot com
Vancouver Island, BC

Dec 02, 2015 12:08pm
I have been trying to trace the family of Tony KIA on 30/8/44 remains buried in ove, church yard can any help? He was married to Jean in Edinburgh.
Olivia Brown
oliviabrown123 at btinternet dot com
Edinburgh

Nov 16, 2015 5:32pm
Looking for photographs/information on my Uncles Crew all KIA August 17, 1944 operation Kiel. Crew's Names: J.Faragher (my uncle), Crawley S E, Dahle T H, Germiquet G E, MacAllister H D F, O'Donnell C F, Snell D E.
I have looked on AirCrew Remembered, Canadian Virtual War Memorial, and CWGC.
Thanks
Dean
Dean Bradley
deanbradley2010 at hotmail dot com
Sarnia

Nov 10, 2015 11:21pm
Joseph Koresky, Lancaster Bomber Pilot awarded Distinguished Flying Cross for Bombings over Berlin passed away in October, 2012.
Sue Hutchinson
rangerwyld at yahoo dot com
Toronto, Ontario

Nov 08, 2015 9:56am
Jack Norman was my father's younger brother.
Bryan Norman
brydn at hotmail dot com
Canada

Nov 02, 2015 6:57pm
How can I find out information about a Bomber Command crash site, probably a Lancaster, in the summer of 1944, on the island of Niederwerth near Koblenz Germany. A friend who was a German youth at the time relates a story about he and his father trying to rescue a downed airman, probably Canadian, from the Rhine River.
Jock McLaren
jockmclaren1950 at gmail dot com
Chilliwack, BC

Sep 24, 2015 1:49pm
Hi. I'm currently researching 408 bomber command squadron based in Balderton, Nottinghamshire UK. Would anyone have any photos of the base, control tower or hangars?
Any help would be appreciated greatly.
Kind regards
Leighton
Leighton topham
debbietaylor33 at hotmail dot co dot uk
UK

Sep 14, 2015 4:08pm
I posted the message below a long time ago but my e-mail has since changed. I have lots more info but still like to contact my uncle's son. Jun 11, 2003 3:07am
A wonderful site and tribute to the crew and aircraft. My uncle William Forster Graham, was RAFVR, a wireless operator/air gunner from County Durham and trained aircrew in and around Calgary. If anyone knew him, please contact me.
Stephen Mills
stephen dot bulawayo at hotmail dot co dot uk
Godalming, England

Aug 27, 2015 7:09pm
"Reunion of Giants" a new film documenting the historic reunion of the world's only two remaining airworthy Lancaster bombers will screen for the first time on Remembrance Day November 11/15, when it will be shown free in select Cineplex theatres across Canada.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/news/documentary-on-lancaster-bombers-premieres-remembrance-day-1.3181530
R. Thomson
stage4848 at hotmail dot com
Canada

Aug 13, 2015 5:37am
I am seeking information on Sgt Leslie Gammage, W/OP ( 166 Sqd RAF Kirmington ) who was lost on the 24/03/44 on Lancaster ED-731.
He was my mothers cousin, any help, photos etc would be appreciated.
Leslie Keeton
les-g0jnt at ntlworld dot com
Grimsby, England

Jun 10, 2015 2:58pm
Does anybody have any information on Joseph Merlin Reddy. He served overseas in RCAF during WW 2. He joined a RCAF squadron in Quebec (because he was from Quebec) and was a pow somewhere in Germany before he escaped to Italy where the Americans were stationed. Thank you for a reply.
Donna Jobin
donnajobin at hotmail dot com
Ontario

Jun 08, 2015 8:55am
I am looking for a WW2 POW who enlisted with RCAF in Quebec. Escaped 2x unsuccessfully from Germany prison camp somewhere in Europe and 3rd time stole a german boat and escaped across a river to Italy where Americans were stationed. Think this happened in 1940 but I'm not positive. Do you have any information. (he is deceased and didn't talk much but we have newspaper articles confirming this as well as 2 medals) Thank you for a reply.
Donna Jobin
donnajobin at hotmail dot com
Oshawa, Ontario

Jun 06, 2015 8:59am
D-Day June 6th 1944 71st Anniversary They Fought For Us For Freedom And For A Better World Never Forget Them.
R. Thomson
stage4848 at hotmail dot com
Canada

May 20, 2015 1:07pm
I am looking for any information on Flying officer William George Rex Baum. Who flew with 427 squadron in WW2 killed in action over Berlin on 24th August 1943. Buried in Berlin war cemetery. Does anyone know who he flew with and on what raid it was. Any help would be appreciated. Thankyou
Suzanne Tyrrell
styrrell5 at gmail dot com
Lincolnshire UK

May 14, 2015 12:02pm
Stephen Jones. I note your request in 2006 for information on Reginald Jackson. I am in contact with his niece. Your email address is not working.
David Layne
d dot layne at mchsi dot com
United States

May 05, 2015 4:34am
Looking for any relatives of 425 squadron who were air or ground crew with my Dad H. j. Goodwin, known as Jim. He was a Flt Lt, was shot down in 1944, was a POW and escaped.
Gayle Whyte
whytemrdg at gmail dot com
Australia

Apr 15, 2015 10:25am
Try Canadian Historical Aircraft Museum - Windsor, Ontario
Colleen
ccallegari at city dot windsor dot on dot ca
Windsor, Ontario

Mar 31, 2015 7:06pm
Looking for info on flt/Sgnt John Leedham 102 Sqdn Halifax Bombers.
Shot down and Killed 14/5/1943.
Tom Brewer
tb1984 at bigpond dot com
Adelaide Sth. Australia

Mar 31, 2015 12:03am
I am looking for anyone who may have known my uncle L.A.C. Allan Campbell (RAAF) who trained with the Royal Canadian Air Force at No 2 Wireless School in Calgary in 1942-1943. He became a Warrant Officer but was killed in an RAAF air crash in 1945. I would love to have contact with anyone who knew him, or who can put me in touch with others who may have known him. Also if anyone knows a source for photos, I'm particularly interested in looking at photos of Australians who trained at that school during those years hoping he will be in one of those snaps.
Thanks & regards,
Marilyn Campbell
Australia
Marilyn Campbell
screenidle at hotmail dot com
Australia

Mar 07, 2015 9:41am
My father was Derek Farthing, a Second World War RAF vet. My sisters and I are going through his things and have come across a box of small Bomber Command items. Most are from the the 1980s. Does anyone want them?
Pamela Nowina
pnowina at me dot com
Ontario

Feb 08, 2015 6:20pm
Hi, I am searching for more info on my grandfather Frederick foster wright of the 100 squadron. He was awarded the DFC for a ops on the 8th of March 1945. So far what I have found is Smudger - back to the subject in hand. My Grandfather's crew's Lancaster were hit by bombs from above in March 1945, and incendiaries lodged in both the wings, and the fueslage. Some of the crew were later awarded for lobbing the incendiaries out of the back door and front hatch - some of them had ignited. At some stage of the game the skipper lost control, and the Lanc dived from 20-odd thousand feet down to about 9,000 feet before control was regained, and the skipper was decorated for his skill in bringing back a damaged aircraft. They were famously known on 100 Squadron from that point on as "the crew who landed with more incendiaries than they took off with", which whilst not strictly true, they managed to "drink on" in the Mess for the rest of the war!!
If you want full details i'll look them up for you later, but if you have a look in your "Carter", you'll find the skipper's DFC citation on page 1859 - J/93453 (RCAF) F/O Frederick Foster Wright, 100 Squadron, gazetted 24th April 1945.
Paul
p_lewis1980 at hotmail dot com
Canada

Feb 04, 2015 4:07am
Hi
I do research on LL805-LSJ shoot down at 4/28/44 2:31am on the raid Friedrichshafen, since this plane crashed close to my village into the forrest. The goal is, to errect a memorial at the crash site.
2011 I visited my brother in Calgary. We did a trip to Buffalo jump.
On the way we drove through Nanton. Accidently, we took the right lane of Highway 2, so we passed on the right lane to Nanton.
Then suddenly, I couldn't believe my eyes ! Instantly I recognized the Lancaster, because the gate were open ! I urged my brother to turn to that, at that time unknown, building. I just could visit the museum for an hour, since the other passengers wanted to continue.
I can provide some tiny details of the crash.
I'm looking for pictures of the plane and crew, help would be appreciated.
Thank you for your work ! I hope sooner or later I visit Calgaray and so Nanton again !

Kind regards
Thomas

Thomas
tomdrive at web dot de
Germany

Jan 29, 2015 11:35am
New trailer for the new Lancaster documentary Reunion of Giants scheduled for release summer 2015.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ol2rem6d3g
R. Thomson
stage4848 at hotmail dot com
Canada

Jan 19, 2015 3:29am
I would like to hear from any of my father's (FLT/LT Roy Horsburgh) Canadian roommates in Room 14, Block 1, Belaria (Feb 1944-Jan 1945):
FLT/LTS Don MacRae, Vic Haw, Bob Buckles, Potts Wheatley, James Ferguson, Bill Pryde and Stan Mills.
John Horsburgh
john at marianaresources dot com
Sydney Australia

Jan 14, 2015 6:28pm
No. 433 Porcupine Squadron Skipton-on-Swale. Looking for any photos of the new Avro Lancaster Mk Is, and No. 433 used for three months in 1945 until the end of the war. Searching for a photo of Flying Officer D. J. McMillan (nav.) Aircraft was NG460. Thanks!!
Brian Jamieson
jamieson at shaw dot ca
Calgary

Jan 05, 2015 11:15am
Welcome to our "Bomber Command " forum where we welcome all enquiries on Bomber Command, air crew, and aircraft of the RCAF and RAF. We can help with research and discovery of our air force history and heritage. Hope to hear from you, Karl Kjarsgaard - Director and researcher
Karl Kjarsgaard

Director -Bomber Command Museum

Feb 18, 2014 7:45pm
Years ago I met an ex-Blenheim pilot who told me how the retractable turret saved his life over the North Sea. Me110s were chasing him at wave-top level but he got away because the turret retracted gave him an extra 30 mph. That was enough to keep ahead of them until they gave up the chase.
Bruce Thompson
cathybt at xtra dot co dot nz
New Zealand

Jan 26, 2014 6:46am
I am seeking information about my brother Sgt Flight Engineer DFA (Derry) Peach,
24-25 May 1944 15 Sqn Lancaster III MD955 LS-W
Op: Aachen
Crew:
F/O W D McKay RAAF - Pilot
Sgt D F A Peach RAFVR - co-pilot Flight Engineer
F/O J Turner RAFVR
F/S W C Chandler RAAF
F/O K D Goddard RAFVR
Sgt R J Hughes RAFVR
Sgt F D Maddock RCAF
Take OFF 24 May 1944 at 00:03 from RAF Mildenhall
Crashed at Someren (Noord Brabant), 11 km SSE from the centre of Helmond
27 May 1944 All were buried at the General Cemetery, Eindhoven (Woensel).
Sgt Maddock RCAF has been taken to Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery. I have further information regarding circumstances of incident please e-mai.
Gary Peach
gareth dot peach at btinternet dot com
Newbury, Berkshire, England

Jan 24, 2014 11:08am
A few years ago I published a book about the raid on the Skoda works at. Pilsen (Plzen) on 16/17 April 1943. I am always looking for further info about any crew or aircraft which were on the raid. I still need the serials and crews of two 12 sqn aircraft which took part. 9 took off from 12 squadron. I have found seven.
Peter Cunliffe
peter dot cunliffe at me dot com
Northwest England

Jan 05, 2014 9:00am
I read a message from someone named Robin looking for information on PO Stuart Long, killed in action Sept 28 1943 with 405 Squadron RCAF. The message was dated Dec 21, 2005. There was an e mail address which is no longer active. Stuart Long was my brother, and I wonder if there is any way to contact Robin at this late date. Thank youI
Royden Long
roydenl at rogers dot com
Ottawa, Canada

Jan 04, 2014 10:44am
Looking for info on John Przybylski, a rear gunner from Winnipeg area with 43 missions flown over Germany. I believe his uniform is in a Winnipeg Legion.
Rick Smith
rsmitty353 at gmail dot com
Windsor, Ontario

Dec 25, 2013 6:22pm
Veterans Affairs Canada is now releasing the new Bomber Command Bar to RCAF veterans and to family members of deceased RCAF Veterans who have had their medal collections passed on.
The Bar is an acknowledgement that service with Bomber Command was a vital contribution to the eventual Allied victory of the Second World War.
The Bar is to be affixed to the ribbon of the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal.
Enquiries can be made to department officials at Veterans Affairs Canada 1-866-522-2122
R. Thomson
stage4848 at hotmail dot com
Canada

Dec 06, 2013 10:39am
Looking for information on my Grandfather, Lloyd George Campbell. Grew up near Shedden, Elgin County, Ontario. He trained to be a bomb aimer and graduated from No. 4. Bombing & Gunnery School in Fingal, ON. I believe he graduated in April of 1944. I believe he flew in few missions, obviously late in the war. Lancasters or Halifaxes I believe. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Joel Campbell
jcampbell33 at hotmail dot ca
Petrolia, Ontario.

Nov 23, 2013 7:47am
Pat Wight, with regards to your comments to Harry Robinson. My grandad William Robinsons brother "Harry Robinson" was an officer in the RAF and was shot down on that bombing run. 19 year old. He was on his 29th run, it was on the 18th of Aug. Great Grandma's birthday when it happened. Please contact me and we can both find out more.
Ben Sampson
Samoski dot bs at gmail dot com
Barnsley

Nov 11, 2013 2:06am
It is November 11 and a fitting time to visit your site again. My dad, Flying Officer Thomas Ellison (died Dec 1, 1999), was a Pathfinders Lancaster Bomber pilot in the 405 Pathfinders. He and his crew, Alan Charlie, Alex McFall, Bob Henderson, Fred Stevens, Roy Stowe, and Don McKinnon were fortunate to fly 54 sorties from 44-45 and make it home again. He is mentioned in the book "Reap the Whirlwind", praised by his crew as being a 'strict disciplinarion', which I can believe was true. We still have a painting of their plane G George and many photos and memorabilia from that era. I hope to make it to Nanton one day to sit in the lancaster to feel what it was like to be in that plane. What a thrill it would be to ride in a lanc or fighter. I remember as a young boy wearing his head gear with the long cord and mouthpiece. If there is anyone who knew this crew it would be great to hear from you. It is important to think of those who fought in the past, and those who are fighting in the present. I can only hope they all return safe and sound. Good luck to all those overseas. May you make it home soon.
Craig Ellison
cellison at telus dot net
Chilliwack BC Canada

Nov 06, 2013 8:20pm
Happy 90th Birthday Dad. Edward Strauss was a tail gunner in the No 426 (Thunderbird) Squadron. He was the original Ol Daid Eye. LOL
Jackie Cross
ron dot jackie dot cross at gmail dot com
Calgary

Nov 03, 2013 4:46pm
I came across an old photograph recently that I took about 40 years ago while travelling from Western Canada to the US. It shows a Lancaster Bomber in a compound (I think the village was Longview) registration no. RX 159. I seem to remember that a number of the crew came from that village. Can you fill me in on any of the details. I can send the photo if you would like me too.
Bill Golightly
bill dot golightly at ntlworld dot com
UK

Sep 28, 2013 11:30pm
So long ago but I will never forget so many memories.
Joan Vlietman
joan dot vl at bigpond dot com
Perth, Australia

Sep 18, 2013 3:51am
Hello, I'm looking for any info on my grandfather who was JOHN A CRUIKSHANK (dfc)a rcaf navigator who I believe flew with bomber command in squadron 433 (PORCUPINE). I believe he survived the war and i would love to find out anything about him. I have traced my grandmother who was a canadian nurse in the army medical corps and she cited J A Cruickshank as the father on my late father's birth certificate before he was then adopeted in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. We have no idea whether my grandfather was aware that my father was born and/or adopted. Any info/photos would be cherished. Thanks
Jo
jonathan at stevens5720 dot freeserve dot co dot uk
UK

 
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