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by jmarkley
Sat Oct 29, 2016 1:46 am
Forum: 'The Mess Inn'
Topic: Now That's a Drawing ..........
Replies: 3
Views: 10411

Re: Now That's a Drawing ..........

I've been researching my uncle's war time experiences, and today purchased the squadron records for 214 Squadron while he was there. I read for their bombing operation on Mannheim on September 5th 1943: "The aircraft was attacked by an ME110 on bombing run. Stirling not damaged but ME's port engine ...
by jmarkley
Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:16 am
Forum: General Section
Topic: Looking for information on Stirling Aircraft & Crews ?
Replies: 153
Views: 75285

Re: Looking for information on Stirling Aircraft & Crews ?

May I request help getting information about a particular bomber crew. My uncle was the navigator, Alexander John Fowler RNZAF 422654, and the pilot was Sylvester Eddy RAAF. I have my uncle's logbook, so can look up exact dates of flights if that would be helpful. They were in 214 Squadron from July...
by jmarkley
Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:57 am
Forum: General Section
Topic: Short Stirling Identification Required, Please ......
Replies: 10
Views: 4582

Re: Short Stirling Identification Required, Please ......

I write in reference to the crash of the Stirling that killed Les Biesiot and his crew. My uncle Alexander John Fowler 422654 was one of the navigators working as an instructor at 1651 at this time, and I've been working through his logbook. Most of the time it's impossible to identify the 35 or mor...