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by AlanW
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: 38 GROUP
Topic: Photos and aircraft record Stirling LJ819
Replies: 8
Views: 950

Re: Photos and aircraft record Stirling LJ819

If you can message me your email, i will send you the 299sqdn ORB appendices for 5/6th June. Several pilots report seeing large red/orange explosion near drop zone. This may or may not have been LJ819 crashing, as there seems to have been a bit of flak judging by the damage to various aircraft in th...
by AlanW
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: 38 GROUP
Topic: Photos and aircraft record Stirling LJ819
Replies: 8
Views: 950

Re: Photos and aircraft record Stirling LJ819

Andrew,
In response to your PM that you sent to me, hope these help a little....
by AlanW
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: RAF Stranra'er: Feb 1944
Replies: 3
Views: 491

Re: RAF Stranra'er: Feb 1944

The Bomber Command War diaries, which lists just about every operation flown by Bomber Command, has no reference of an actual attack on Ingoldstadt. The only reference in the diaries to the town is for the night of 12/13th October 1941 when the village of Lauingen was bombed, and the villagers thoug...
by AlanW
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: Stirlings near Ipswich, mid Apr, 1944?
Replies: 4
Views: 1341

Re: Stirlings near Ipswich, mid Apr, 1944?

Possibly RAF Stradishall, which was home to 1657 HCU, flying Stirlings.
by AlanW
Thu May 23, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Research documentation
Topic: Flight Sergeant James Albert Cannon - 90 Sqn ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2369

Re: Flight Sergeant James Albert Cannon - 90 Sqn ?

Can't find anything on him up to end of 1943 or in the odd months i have in 1944, so wondering if he was with the squadron later.
by AlanW
Thu May 16, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Research documentation
Topic: Flight Sergeant James Albert Cannon - 90 Sqn ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2369

Re: Flight Sergeant James Albert Cannon - 90 Sqn ?

Paul,
Just for starters, his service number shows him enlisting in May 1940 at either Uxbridge, Penarth or Gloucester. I do have the 90sqdn ORB from 1937 to Dec 43, and a few odd months in 44 so will have a look through it over the next couple of days.

Regards...Alan.
by AlanW
Wed May 15, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: 'The Mess Inn'
Topic: The sad demise of the forums
Replies: 6
Views: 2984

Re: The sad demise of the forums

I wonder these days if one of the reasons is the prolific number of facebook pages which are dedicated to all types of aspects of Bomber Command etc, that make it easier to find information, i found myself drawn to several good ones in my efforts to answer requests on them, but lately have found som...
by AlanW
Tue May 14, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: 3040738 Sgt. James Staniforth (AG 149 Sqn)
Replies: 2
Views: 517

Re: 3040738 Sgt. James Staniforth (AG 149 Sqn)

Sgt J. Staniforth was the M/U gunner in the crew of F/Lt K.J. Hall. Came into the squadron too late in the war for any bombing operations, but flew 3 Exodus flights to Juvincourt to collect pows on 12th, 16th and 23rd May 45. Crew....... F/Lt K.J. Hall, Pilot. Sgt W. Rawlinson, F/E. F/Sgt N Taverner...
by AlanW
Tue May 14, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Headquarters
Topic: Get Well Soon to Alan W
Replies: 4
Views: 824

Re: Get Well Soon to Alan W

Thanks guys, scary times but home resting under the watchful eye of the missus who, is a Practitioner in the Hospital Emergency Dept where i was admitted. It took nearly 4hrs for her to persuade stubborn old me that it was NOT a severe case of indigestion :o before i finally gave in and let her take...
by AlanW
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Documents
Topic: seeking aircraft info
Replies: 2
Views: 1645

Re: seeking aircraft info

Judith, I have a full copy of the 61sqdn Operations Record Book and would be glad to help out with information/copies of the pages relevant to his time with the squadron. The record shows that he was posted to 61sqdn 10th Aug 43 from 1654 CU ? (not 1661) On checking his ops with 61sqdn, he did a 2nd...