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Lancaster bomber remains reveal the fate of one crew member to his sisters.

Article about: Another interesting story from the news this week: Norma and Molly Williams finally know the fate of their brother and the rest of his crew after their Lancaster crash site was discovered 25

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    Thank you for sharing Adrian. Another poignant moment in history.

    It is indeed a good thing that finally the family are able to have closure.

    Cheers
    Tim

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    Thanks for posting this Adrian , always good news when families can finally pay their respects to fallen brothers,sisters,fathers etc. Leon.
    "Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway

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    Funnily enough I work with the nephew of one of the Australians.
    He was just advised of the discovery and of the search for descendants.
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    Fascinating report. I am always inspired by relatives who make the time and effort to trace their Military ancestors.

    Here are a couple of interesting links related to this post. The last one has a post from Ian Hill at the beginning of his search.


    23/24.08.1943 No. 101 Squadron Lancaster I ED328 SR-S Fl/Sgt. Naffin


    Pictures of Lancaster ED328 SR-S


    Martin
    "You will never know the whole truth" ~ Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski

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    Quote by Danmark View Post
    Funnily enough I work with the nephew of one of the Australians.
    He was just advised of the discovery and of the search for descendants.
    It is indeed a small world.

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    Good to see the relatives know more about the circumstances of the crash, but they could already pay their respects as the location of their remains/graves was already known.

    A wonderful bit of detective work on the part of the crash site finders.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Yes it is. He is in our Melbourne office and was named after the uncle that ' never came back'.
    He Sent me the same link last week.

    Cheers, Dan
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    These are my favourite kind of stories! I hope even more brave boys are found before its too late

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Some added info from my colleague in Melbourne. He got in contact with the BBC who forwarded his email onto the man who started the investigation - Ian Hill, another nephew of a member of the crew - and he advised that they have now made contact with descendants / relatives of all but two of the men.

    He also sent me scans of his uncle's ( who was the navigator ) log book which makes very interesting reading. From his training in Canada ( Winnipeg ) in Ansons to Dumfries and Lichfield in Wellingtons and finally to 101 squadron in Holme and into Lancasters.

    They flew ops over Bochum, Dortmund, Essen, Dusseldorf, Wuppertaal, Gelsenkirchen, Cologne, Hamburg, Peenemunde - and even as far as Turin ( a 10.10 hr flight that must be a record??? ) then the fateful Berlin raid.

    And these guys were early to mid 20's ........


    Regards, Dan
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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