Monument to a special marriage

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  1. Kyt

    Kyt Άρης

    Scrap a touching monument to a special marriage

  2. Kyt

    Kyt Άρης

    408 Squadron
    Lancaster LL633 EQ-L
    Mission to Nuremburg

    T/O 2204 from Linton-on-Ouse. Shot down during the leg into the target by the dual efforts of a ME210 and a Fw190, crashing at Gerolzhofen, a small town some 18 km SE of Schweinfurt. Those killed are buried in Durnbach War Cemetery. Apart from F/Sgt Hughes, who had joined the crew as P2 for operational experience, this appears to have been a scratch crew with a great variation in sorties flown, ranging from 14 credited to Sgt Bates to a minimum of 25 flown by F/O Labow. This scratch-crew would have been the direct result of an early return of the aircraft from 115 Squadron

    F/O J G White RCAF PoW
    F/Sgt J R Hughes RCAF PoW
    Sgt J E Bates PoW
    F/O G Schacter RCAF PoW
    F/O G L Wood RCAF PoW
    F/Sgt F G.Leahy RCAF Killed
    P/O A A Patton RCAF Killed
    P/O J I Labow Killed (also spelled Lablow)
  3. Roxy

    Roxy Member

    Canadian crews based at Linton-on-Ouse (still an RAF airfield today) were billeted at Benningborough Hall (now owned by The National Trust). Visitors can read tales from the Canadian airmen during their tours - including getting a chastised by (IIRC) a certain Leonard Cheshire!

  4. Kyt

    Kyt Άρης

  5. Antipodean Andy

    Antipodean Andy New Member

    The wonders of the modern age where talking to someone on the other side of the world leads to a memento from 64 years ago. Amazing.

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