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by WethersfieldRoss
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Headquarters
Topic: Downed Short Stirling recently found
Replies: 10
Views: 6633

Re: Downed Short Stirling recently found

A 299 Squadron Stirling, missing since November 27th 1944.

But as stated elsewhere there are a number of Stirling’s missing from Norwegian missions.

Has that wreck been formally identified yet?
by WethersfieldRoss
Thu Feb 04, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: RAF Wethersfield
Replies: 20
Views: 4238

Re: RAF Wethersfield

Update is I made contact with the wireless operator the only crewman still alive I have contact with relatives of 3 others so there are now about 100 photos, 100s documents and items and a great story to tell at the museum on Bitter Sweet. This is a link to a slide show in my drop box it will be ava...
by WethersfieldRoss
Sun Dec 27, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: General Section
Topic: RAF Wethersfield
Replies: 20
Views: 4238

Re: RAF Wethersfield

Thanks Gary, here is an excerpt from a recent email with Mac's daughter, might help. My dad passed away in 1993 of a sudden heart attack and my mum Olive Susan Hunn passed way in 2012. She was born in Lichfield She used to tell me that when dad was flying a mission he used to fly back over her house...
by WethersfieldRoss
Sat Dec 26, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: RAF Wethersfield
Replies: 20
Views: 4238

Re: RAF Wethersfield

I had to crop this photo a lot to get down to image file size, it was taken a Derbert Canada in 1943 L-R Tom Hogg, Tom Mouser and Albert Purcell the 3 would meet again in 1944 and crew together in 299 Squadron on Bitter Sweet. A service record exists for Albert Purcell submitted by a Leonard Purcell...
by WethersfieldRoss
Sat Dec 26, 2015 6:36 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: RAF Wethersfield
Replies: 20
Views: 4238

Re: RAF Wethersfield

I am now in contact with Tom Mousers Daughters, Tom Hogg's Son and Nephew ( who put his research on his Uncle into a booklet) with many extracts from 299 ORB, and Eric McAlister's daughter who has just started the search to find out about her father. Mac was also in 101 Squadron, can I ask Ludford10...
by WethersfieldRoss
Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:35 am
Forum: General Section
Topic: RAF Wethersfield
Replies: 20
Views: 4238

Re: RAF Wethersfield

Solved, it is Aire-Sur-La-Lys France during Op Varsity.

If you are interested in the other 23 photos, Stirling Nose art and 299 Sqd, then you can view them on RAF Wethersfield Facebook Page.
by WethersfieldRoss
Sat Nov 14, 2015 11:07 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: RAF Wethersfield
Replies: 20
Views: 4238

Re: RAF Wethersfield

The son of Tom Hogg the RCAF pilot of Bitter Sweet sent me over 20 Photos, some more nose art and information to go with the photos a few with the SAS men posing with the crew before missions. This one puzzles me though Toms son thought it was over Canterbury but the fields and distinctive join of 4...
by WethersfieldRoss
Sun Nov 01, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: RAF Wethersfield
Replies: 20
Views: 4238

Re: RAF Wethersfield

A Commendation for the Crew on 27th Oct on Operation Plum II.
by WethersfieldRoss
Tue Oct 27, 2015 9:31 am
Forum: General Section
Topic: RAF Wethersfield
Replies: 20
Views: 4238

Re: RAF Wethersfield

http://www.braintreemuseum.co.uk/the-jo ... ing-dress/

Tom and Freda.
The Wedding Dress is on Display at Braintree Museum.

Freda would also make Silk Hankies with the unit badges embroidered on, we have 2 9th Airforce and Scottish Regiment.
by WethersfieldRoss
Tue Oct 27, 2015 9:07 am
Forum: General Section
Topic: RAF Wethersfield
Replies: 20
Views: 4238

Re: RAF Wethersfield

Bill Littlewood was in 196 Sqd, his sister is a Golfer at the golf course I now work, I'm a retired Chief Inspector MoD Police, I Voluntary run a museum at Wethersfield and host mainly American Visitors, ( I have some today so will be late evening before I post more). Bill became a Policeman in Colc...