Tag Archives: 7 June 1942

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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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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This day in 1942 – Bill Goodman and the crew on an operation to Emden…

1942 and the day is 6th June at Oakington where 7 Squadron are based. The various crews at some point were briefed about their operation that night. They were going to bomb Emden and for my father and the rest … Continue reading

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On this day 1942 … shot down and taken into captivity!

On this day, 7 June 1942, Dad was shot down by a twin-engined Messerschmitt 110 night fighter in the early hours. They’d been on an operation to Emden but Oblt. Ludwig Becker had seen them and shot at them from … Continue reading

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