Lanc NG237, Lost 3/4/45 (Nordhausen)

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Re: Lanc NG237, Lost 3/4/45 (Nordhausen)

Post by Rab the hawk » Thu Dec 17, 2015 5:48 pm

Hello everyone

I have some information to add to this thread. My uncle Arthur Bennett was the wireless operator in this crew. He had previously flown with Coastal command and I think he was stationed at Bridlington before being transferred to Bomber command. They were indeed a crew. The aeroplane was struck with lighting returning from Nordhausen and did loose a wing. I have a photograph of the crew. My. grandmother and my mother went to visit Sergeant Colliers mother and father who lived in Clydebank in Scotland he was an only son. According to my grandmother all the crew were Scottish except sergeant Ewington who came from Doncaster. This year my sister, elderly mother and aunt went to leopoldsburg to visit his grave for the first time, where they placed small heather plants at all he crews graves.



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Re: Lanc NG237, Lost 3/4/45 (Nordhausen)

Post by K4KittyCrew » Thu Dec 17, 2015 7:34 pm

Many thanks Robert, welcome to the forum.
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Re: Lanc NG237, Lost 3/4/45 (Nordhausen)

Post by LookingforGeorge » Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:05 pm

Hello, I really hope you can help me.

My father was evacuated to Glasgow at five years old from Alderney in the Channel Islands in advance of the Germans’ occupation. In Glasgow he was befriended by George Valentine who, as you know, was the Flight Engineer on this aircraft.

When George was killed in action my father was given a handkerchief by George’s mother. A handkerchief that she told my Dad George had on him when he died - he still has it. My father has never forgotten his ‘first real friend’ and I have recently traced George to Leopoldsburg War Cemetery, unfortunately my father is unable to make the journey to visit him.

I would be so grateful for any information you have about George. If you do have a photograph of the crew, I know it would mean so much to my Dad to see George again. You mention being in contact with Sergeant Colliers’ mother. Does anyone have any information about George Valentine’s family?

I really hope that someone can help with this, it would mean so much to my Dad who has talked to often and so fondly about George throughout his life. I think that for him to see him once more would be very special.

With best wishes.

Vanessa Main

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