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Frank Henigman’s story…

Clarence Francis Henigman… aka ‘Frank’ was one of the crew members on dad’s plane that night….Short Stirling MG-J. He was a Canadian and was the owner of the flying helmet that dad had in his possession at the time of … Continue reading

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Mistaken identity… and I’m disappointed…

Some time back I posted a photo of a group of men from 7 Squadron in Stalag Luft III. I felt sure that I’d identified my father in the front standing row, in the middle with a forage cap and … Continue reading

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International Bomber Command Centre, Lincoln, UK – vandalised!

How very sad to read of the vandals who broke in and stole property and damaged other items last weekend. It made my blood boil to think that whoever did this has such small regard for the work of others … Continue reading

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A veritable treasure trove of items from Stalag Luft III…

Earlier this year on the Stalag Luft 3 Facebook page, I entered a competition run by Steve Martin.  The page is hosted by Ben van Drogenbroek and you may remember that Steve and Ben co-wrote the marvellous book, ‘The Camera … Continue reading

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A new and extraordinary book…

Last week I took delivery of a book from Holland…a book of the memoirs of Charles Boyd Woehrle written by Ben van Drogenbroek and Steve Martin. Its title is The Camera Became My Passport Home It’s phenomenal and a real … Continue reading

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March by Moonlight – a new book

A friend of mine, Barry Love, recently had his father’s WWII memoirs published in a book titled ‘March by Moonlight’ – a volume I’ve only just finished reading. Click on the image for a link to Amazon books. Jack Love, … Continue reading

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Johnny Travis – Wireless Operator

One of the crew members on that ‘one way journey’ to Emden was Johnny Travis and he is one I wasn’t able to find too much about initially. There aren’t too many photos of him around and those are rather … Continue reading

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