Cecil Henry Gardener
Jim’s friend and work colleague Cecil Henry Gardener. Cecil was a few weeks older than Jim, born in late August 1922 in Muswell Hill
David Walter Thomas Johnson
David Walter Thomas Johnson DFC, was born the second quarter of 1913 in Newport, Monmouthshire the son of Walter Thomas Johnson and Mary Maud Johnson (nee Davies)
It is understood that ‘Doc’ Bailey was a scientist at the Geological museum.
Evander William C Hay
When a crew was formed at an Operational Training Unit the hope would have been that collectively they would be lucky – good at their jobs, an efficient crew, but above all a lucky crew.
Frank was born in 1923 to parents Frank and Charlotte (Lottie) Law, his birth was registered in the Anderston district of Glasgow.
James Thomas Goodrick
Was an Englishman, originally from Rochester, Kent, born on 14th September 1914, the eldest of five brothers.
John Minty (Jock)
News from Massachusetts, USA has confirmed that Sgt ‘Jock’ Minty the Ives crew’s first navigator at 30OTU was another character with an interesting background.
P/O John Athelstan Crabtree
Many thanks to Keith Crabtree for telling me about his elder brother P/O John Athelstan Crabtree – known in close family circles as ‘Athel’.
His Lancaster had been shot down over Berlin and six of the seven man crew, including cousin Jim, were killed.
Honour Page Here
Lilian Noble joined London’s Civil Defence organisation at the outbreak of the Second World War at the age of 19. Lilian apparently secured her first job for the British Postal Telephone service as a telephonist in August 1936.
Relatives of two of the crew of 44 Squdron Lancaster ND514 lost on the Berlin raid on 30th/31st January 1944
William James Allan
Sgt William James Allan RAAF lost his life on the infamous Nuremburg raid of 30th/31st March 1944 when Lancaster ME624 AS-
Harold Walter Powter (Updated)
As with so many of the airmen who were Jim Ives’ contemporaries Harold Powter’s luck eventually ran out. Having completed a tour of operations with the 625 Squadron crew of Canadian pilot P/O Reginald Price DFC,
Josiah Lewis Spiller
A photograph of a young man who has survived a gruelling drawn out nightmare of a time.
Although he is a survivor there is I think great sadness in his eyes’. –