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by Theletterwriter
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: Identities Sought
Replies: 3
Views: 2625

Re: Identities Sought

Hi Iain

The first edition of Bill Chorley's Bomber Command Losses 1941 has a Sgt. B.A.A. Fowler shot down with his crew. All reported POW.

Regards

Douglas
by Theletterwriter
Thu May 23, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: Assistance from Scotland Sought
Replies: 7
Views: 2593

Re: Assistance from Scotland Sought

No problem Iain, happy to help.

Regards

Douglas
by Theletterwriter
Sun May 19, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: Assistance from Scotland Sought
Replies: 7
Views: 2593

Re: Assistance from Scotland Sought

Iain I had a few credits for the Scotlands People site which lists statutory records in Scotland so I have had a look to see if I could find anything re Sgt. George Nicolson. One of the problems with the name Nicolson is it is frequently interchangeable (particularly in the older records) with Nicho...
by Theletterwriter
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: 630 Sqdn website
Replies: 10
Views: 4446

Re: 630 Sqdn website

Unfortunately I cannot help with the original post but it is very heart warming to see John and K4KittyCrew back with us.

Douglas
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: 1720

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: 1720

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: 2939

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: 2939

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: 702

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: 3305

Re: Two questions

The lad in the bowler looks like Herbert Morrison to me.