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by Davenport7
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: Ww2 airfield discovery
Replies: 0
Views: 1879

Ww2 airfield discovery

Hello all. Not been on here for a while. I have been researching my local airfield Boreham Airfield from ww2 that had the 394th Bomb group part of the 9th usaf airforce stationed there in 1944 B26 Marauders flew from there The airfield is sadly a gravel pit now and making way for houses. Most of the...
by Davenport7
Tue Mar 01, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: Early Flight Engineer Training
Replies: 6
Views: 2274

Re: Early Flight Engineer Training

Hi Pete, Not that I can help much by my grandfather (Les Davenport - WO/AG) who flew 13 operational sorties with 7 Squadron Stirlings out of Oakington (May 41-Sept 41), their crew was always alloted a flight engineer but wasnt it down to pilot discretion. I know that on the early Stirlings my grandf...
by Davenport7
Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:50 am
Forum: General Section
Topic: Short Stirling N 6046...crashsite located !Recklinghausen /
Replies: 42
Views: 10867

Re: Short Stirling N 6046...crashsite located !Recklinghausen /

Thanks John, Yes I would be interested to obtain a copy of Theo's Nightfighter claims book, is he a member on here? In addition, I have emailed you about putting a diagram on here of workings out by a fellow forum member on WW2 Talk forum who I believe has 'proved' the claim from the AA gun battery ...
by Davenport7
Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:12 am
Forum: General Section
Topic: Short Stirling N 6046...crashsite located !Recklinghausen /
Replies: 42
Views: 10867

Re: Short Stirling N 6046...crashsite located !Recklinghausen /

In addition Theo Boiten confirmed Altendorfs combat report said he engaged my grandfather s bomber twice once from starboard side and from behind with a trail of smoke been seen. The bomber flew on gamely to recklinghausen when the starboard outer engine blew and they got hit by flak again. The orde...
by Davenport7
Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: Short Stirling N 6046...crashsite located !Recklinghausen /
Replies: 42
Views: 10867

Re: Short Stirling N 6046...crashsite located !Recklinghausen /

All, After all the excellent news of finding the crash site my research has turned more towards the bomber and its fate on the 8th September 1941. After the bomber took off at 20:01pm it attacked Berlin target on its third attempt. Now I contacted Theo Boiten who wrote the Nachtjagd series of books ...
by Davenport7
Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:35 am
Forum: General Section
Topic: Richard William Jones - 23 Squadron POW please help!
Replies: 6
Views: 1508

Re: Richard William Jones - 23 Squadron POW please help!

**I HAVE CHANGED POST DUE TO A CHANGE IN INFORMATION*** **Now looking for same name but 23 sqn! Nick Fenton dug out his POW Questionnaire at Kew and luck be had it his signature is near on the same as the Jones that signed my grandfathers Xmas menu from Fallingbostel. Richard William Jones Sgt in 23...
by Davenport7
Wed Jul 01, 2015 11:04 am
Forum: General Section
Topic: Richard William Jones - 23 Squadron POW please help!
Replies: 6
Views: 1508

Re: Richard William Jones - 97 Squadron POW please help!

All,

Thanks for your replies:

James - I am familiar with the questionaires so thanks for asking.

Can anyone provide me Nick Fenton's email addy or his username on here so I can message him?

Regards

Ian
by Davenport7
Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:21 am
Forum: General Section
Topic: Richard William Jones - 23 Squadron POW please help!
Replies: 6
Views: 1508

Richard William Jones - 23 Squadron POW please help!

Hello all, As you are all a cracking bunch on here I open this out to all of you..... **I HAVE CHANGED POST DUE TO A CHANGE IN INFORMATION*** **Now looking for same name but 23 sqn! Nick Fenton dug out his POW Questionnaire at Kew and luck be had it his signature is near on the same as the Jones tha...
by Davenport7
Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:08 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: Feldwebel Ernst Kalinowski
Replies: 1
Views: 782

Feldwebel Ernst Kalinowski

Hello, Can anyone supply information and picture of Ernst Kalinowski. He shot down a Short Stirling from 7 Sqn (W7430) on the 2nd June 1941. It was believed this was the first or one of the firat 4 engined bombers to be shot down. I am assisting the son of Sergeant William Stanley Bellew, a WOP/AG a...
by Davenport7
Tue Dec 30, 2014 2:22 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: Les davenport - POW Wartime log LIST OF NAMES UPDATED!!
Replies: 13
Views: 7527

Re: Les davenport - POW Wartime log LIST OF NAMES UPDATED!!

Buttsey66, Great to hear from you glad we can have a chat about our grandfathers and their escapades with 7 Squadron and POW experiences. I will call you. Also I will look through pictures I have etc and documents for further information. Well thats made my year, I live in hope other relatives will ...