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The other JN-Dogs

HK601 wasn’t the only Lancaster known as “JN-Dog”. When the squadron was converting from Stirlings to Lancasters in March-April 1944, crews were sent across to Lancaster Finishing School at Feltwell, for a week or so of ground familiarisation and a…

Thanks Simon!

Simon Sommerville has very kindly given us a link and a plug on his fantastic 75(NZ) Squadron RAF website:   https://75nzsquadron.wordpress.com/2019/05/02/the-jn-dog-boys-new-website/   I’ve mentioned before how much Simon’s work has helped my own research, but it’s well worth mentioning again….

New photos of Ralph

Ralph Sparrow’s grandson David has sent through some more wonderful photos from the family, these from Ralph’s daughter Susan’s collection. She has also sent a set of documents from Ralph’s RCAF files, including his service record, discharge papers, etc. These…

Finding Ralph

Wings Over New Zealand (WONZ – http://rnzaf.proboards.com/) is an online NZ aviation forum and community, a great repository of information, frequented by people with a great deal of knowledge about the history of the RNZAF and Kiwis in RAF Bomber…

Two mates

In April 2014, Gerry’s son Phil sent through another batch of photos that he had found in his Dad’s stash. Amongst them was a happy portrait of Gerry and two of his W/Op mates, with signatures and two very sad…

Getting Doug to London

After almost 70 years of shameful neglect, the RAF Bomber Command servicemen and women of WW2 were finally officially commemorated with the construction in 2012 of the Royal Air Force Bomber Command Memorial in Green Park, London. Controversy over the tactics…