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May 16th 2021
03:42:48 PM
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Julie Woods

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My uncle was James Woods, Flight Sgt/Engineer with 138 Squadron. He died over France on 14th May 1943, aged only 23.

Over the year, a family \"myth\" devloped, saying he was one of The Dambusters. I think what he did was far more remarkable. I note in Robert Body\'s book that members of 617 Squadron were seconded to Sqns 138/161 at the time and this is probably where the story started. However, knowing how secret the work was, it might be quite likely that Uncle Jimmy told people that, as he was not permitted to tell the truth!

Thanks to Robert we now know a lot more about what he did and we have found out, from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, where he is laid to rest.

We are still filling in the pieces and it will be a fascinating journey to getting a bigger picture.

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October 20th 2020
08:50:23 PM
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John Dacombe.

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My uncle by marriage was Sergeant Horace Bedford, Ser no 1543670, who served with 138 Squadron, flying as a wireless operator / air gunner. On the 9/8/1944, his aircraft, a Halifax LL303, NF-Q, was dropping supplies to resistance units when it was shot down by a night fighter. Six of the crew died being Horace Bedford, A.W. Atterton, S.R. Curtis, C.C. Dowse, G.W. Paterson, (Pilot) and E.P. Searell. The final crew member survived and was assisted by the local resistance groups. He actually attended the funeral of his crew even though German\'s had visited it a short time earlier.

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October 15th 2020
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October 9th 2020
09:16:03 PM
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Ruud Slangen

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I am doing research on 43 airmen of WWII that lie burried near my hometown, Harderwijk the Netherlands. Every year we hold a small ceremony in November to honour these brave men. My goal is to be able to put a picture at every headstone. I did find the picture of Sgt Charles Hartin on your website and I want to thank you that I may use it.
Lest We Forget.

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August 16th 2020
03:59:57 PM
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Clare Van Niekerk

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My Grandfather; Dave Fletcher served at Tempsford as an armoured during WW2. He is still with us at 99!

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July 25th 2020
05:51:22 PM
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David Anderson

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My great-uncle F/LT Peter Green was a Halifax Pilot with 161 squadron. He was shot down and wounded in 1944 and was a POW until liberated by the Russians.

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April 4th 2020
05:39:44 PM
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paul horton

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my late father jack kenneth horton was a rear gunner on 138 sqdn during ww2,there is a picture with him in it on page 7 of crews

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February 29th 2020
02:44:57 AM
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Peter J Wheeler

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Pippa Doyle aka Genevive is in her 98 year and tomorrow will be dedicating an Auckland Lane given her code name.

   

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February 3rd 2020
11:04:17 AM
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Chris Durkin

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A very moving and well written site.Do the reunions still take place?

   

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May 14th 2019
09:47:04 PM
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Stephanie

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My grandfather\'s uncle was Bill Bright, a pilot in the 138 squadron. If anyone has any photos or records, please contact me.

I have photos of his including Wade Emmerson, George Briggs, Ron Rapley. As well as group photos.

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