WW2 RAF research – No 9 Pre-AFU Course photograph – Sgt Bartley and Sgt Cipriani.

158 Squadron pilot 1399230 Sergeant Mervyn Eugene Cipriani was posted missing from the Kassel operation of 22nd/23rd October 1943. Halifax…

WW2 RAF Bomber Command – Ted and I took a sprog crew for first op….. – Sgt A G Boud – nav

Sgt Roy Fennell graduated with his pilot’s wings from 12 SFTS RCAF Brandon, Manitoba. Thanks to Wayne for Roy Fennell’s…

WW2 RAF Bomber Command – Split crews and spare bods – part 2

WW2 RAF Bomber Command – Split crews and spare bods – part 2 The boy genius sent me through a…

WW2 RAF Bomber Command – split crews and ‘spare bods’

WW2 RAF Bomber Command – split crews and ‘spare bods’. Trying to unravel the lives and experiences of WW2 bomber…

RAF Remembrance Day – remembering crew of ND360 – 100 Squadron

  In June 2013 I had the great pleasure to meet Derek Fenton, the younger brother of Bob Fenton, the…

RAF Bomber Command – Happy memories of Frank Law – ‘The Count of Elsham Wolds’ and his crew-mates

Sincere apologies for having gone AWOL for a little while, but work has (thankfully) been dominating proceedings. I haven’t been…

WW2 RAF – Crossing paths, familiar names – Malcolm McKiggan, Fred Perry, Roy Gallop, Frank Wadge, et alia.

WW2 RAF – Crossing paths, familiar names – Malcolm McKiggan, Fred Perry, Roy Gallop, Frank Wadge, et alia. A little…

Bomber Command letter from F/Sgt Jones’ mother – 1944

The CWGC entry for F/Sgt Albert Patrick Jones records that he was the twenty-one year-old son of David and Margaret…

WW2 English Lancaster bomber in Motzener See

Following F/Sgt Bill Allan’s misdemeanour of 20th October 1943 the mid-upper position in Jim Ives’s crew was subsequently occupied by…

F/Sgt Roy Barton Fennell and crew -just doing their job? WW2 Bomber Command baptism of fire.

I haven’t had to look very far to find Bomber Command airmen who displayed acts of selflessness and bravery in…

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