Monthly Archives: June 2016

Book about the Short Stirling W7471 and her crew on 7 June 1942 and the commemorative panel

The work of the SMAMF is special…and certainly is to the crew, posthumously, and to their families and descendants from now on. When I knew that the organisation were planning the panel I decided that I wanted to make for … Continue reading

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Photo of 7 Squadron members in Stalag Luft III 1942

I’ve been holding back this photograph for ages so that it could be used as part of the unveiling ceremony and associated presentation at Blije, Friesland Province… but now I’m able to put it up here so that others can see … Continue reading

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Part II of our incredible journey to Friesland

On the morning of the 7th June at around 10-00am Douwe and Alexander arrived at the hotel to walk us around to the local archives where they had a small exhibition about the Air War above Friesland Province. It was … Continue reading

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Harry Feenstra’s Mapped Story of the Night of 7 June 1942…

This time last year Harry Feenstra sent me a wonderful map of the area in which dad’s plane came down… it tells in pictorial form of the events of that day (before dawn initially) of what happened to the crew. … Continue reading

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A Memorable Journey…

On Sunday 5th June Tony and I climbed aboard the plane that would take us to Amsterdam, Holland – en route to a place that has become very significant to me over the past few years. We stayed overnight in … Continue reading

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