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by Theletterwriter
Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: Looking for any information of a sargent in 15sdrn
Replies: 6
Views: 946

Re: Looking for any information of a sargent in 15sdrn

Alan

I can only see F/Sgt. Collar's citation as the award of the DFM and not as a Bar. If it was a Bar, would the LG not have recorded him a being DFM in the first place?

Douglas
by Theletterwriter
Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: Looking for any information of a sargent in 15sdrn
Replies: 6
Views: 946

Re: Looking for any information of a sargent in 15sdrn

Shaun The DFM citation as recorded in The Distinguished Flying Medal Register by Ian Tavender is : Collar William Walter 18000707 Flight Sergeant : No. 7 Sqn L.G. 16/2/1945 : Sorties 45, Flying Hours 218.15 Flight Engineer Air2/8829 Flight Sergeant Collar is the Flight Engineer of an outstanding cre...
by Theletterwriter
Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Logbooks
Topic: 1344522 Sgt H.B Crawford 57 Squadron 1943-44
Replies: 4
Views: 1809

Re: 1344522 Sgt H.B Crawford 57 Squadron 1943-44

Hi Gary

This does not help your wartime query but Scotlands People has a Hugh Boyd Crawford death at Castle Douglas in 2000 aged 78. Castle Douglas is in the Kirkcudbright area so that is likely to be the HB Crawford of the logbook.

Regards

Douglas
by Theletterwriter
Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Logbooks
Topic: 1344522 Sgt H.B Crawford 57 Squadron 1943-44
Replies: 4
Views: 1809

Re: 1344522 Sgt H.B Crawford 57 Squadron 1943-44

Ludford

His absence may also have been due to compassionate leave. As a matter of interest, do you know his first name and where did the logbook turn up?

Cheers

Douglas
by Theletterwriter
Fri Jan 15, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: Bomber Command Mining Areas
Replies: 1
Views: 383

Re: Bomber Command Mining Areas

Steve There is a nice diagram of mining areas in Bryce Gomersall's book "The Stirling File". Iris seems to have been between Dunkirk and the Scheldt estuary. Whelks would look to be further up the coast at Ijmuiden. According to the sketch, the Le Havre area was Scallops. I cannot see Anemones but t...
by Theletterwriter
Fri Mar 20, 2015 5:57 pm
Forum: 'The Mess Inn'
Topic: Two questions
Replies: 9
Views: 1886

Re: Two questions

The lad in the bowler looks like Herbert Morrison to me.
by Theletterwriter
Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:38 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: Bomb Aimers' Position & Load
Replies: 7
Views: 1540

Re: Bomb Aimers' Position & Load

Sherlock

It may be sea mines being loaded into the Stirling.

Douglas
by Theletterwriter
Mon Sep 15, 2014 3:01 pm
Forum: Books and DVD's Section
Topic: Let Tyrants Tremble - 199 Squadron
Replies: 2
Views: 1153

Let Tyrants Tremble - 199 Squadron

A book written by John Reid, who a lot of us will know, has just been published by Stenlake Publishing Limited. I have just purchased a copy and it looks a very comprehensive day to day history of 199 covering the wide variety of roles in which the Squadron were involved. A fine tribute to the men o...
by Theletterwriter
Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:46 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: Not Your Everyday Photos of WW2 Aircraft and alike
Replies: 74
Views: 12271

Re: Not Your Everyday Photos of WW2 Aircraft and alike

Here is an interesting piece ............. Note the names over each bomb symbol. Can anybody state the reason for the 'key' symbol and the meaning of it? John http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k548/k4kittycrew/KITTYCREW4/Slide5_zps672ff929.jpg Does anyone have any feedback on this ..................
by Theletterwriter
Fri Nov 22, 2013 8:58 pm
Forum: 'The Mess Inn'
Topic: Disturbing correspondence
Replies: 28
Views: 4256

Re: Disturbing correspondence

John As you are aware, my comments are not directed at having a pop at Alan. My comments are directed at everyone, be they members of this forum or not, who has verifiable evidence of others who are desecrating crash sites. The people responsible must be identified publicly. Collective hand wringing...