Woodbridge ‘prang drome’

On the Wood crew’s very first op together, the daylight Duisburg operation on the 8th of December 1944, they experienced engine problems that forced them to fall behind the main bomber stream, arriving over the target well after the others had gone. Coming …

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D-Dog over Germany!

A major disappointment during the past nine years of learning more and more about the Dog Boys has been the lack of a photo of their “kite”, Avro Lancaster HK601, JN-D for Dog, aka, “Snifter”.   Through my involvement in the NZ Bomber …

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Coffee & tee-shirt

It’s such a privilege and such a pleasure to live in the same town as Dougie Williamson, the last of the JN-Dog Boys, and to be able to get together with him and his lovely wife Janet, pretty much any …

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The Shaw crew and Dog’s last op’

The Johnny Wood crew flew 19 op’s in her, but they didn’t have exclusive use of HK601 JN-D “Dog” during their time at Mepal. One of the crews that “shared” Dog with them over the final three months of the …

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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 …

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The Dog on the nose

When I first met Doug Williamson back in 2012, I had already searched and been unable to find a photo of HK601, JN-D, the crew’s regular “kite”. Contrary to my expectation, most of the 75(NZ) Sqdn Lancasters in the pics …

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Dog and Dougie’s birthday

In July 2015 we received a very special invitation to attend Dougie’s 9oth birthday celebrations – a real ceilidh, with pipes and haggis, to be held at the Cox’s Bay Sea Scouts Hall on Saturday the 1st of August (Doug’s …

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