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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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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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The amazing Dutch researchers – and the proposed erection of a commemorative panel.

Dad and the rest of the crew were shot down over the Friesland area of the Netherlands…and, luckily, all survived. They were sent to the Dulag for questioning and then were sent off to various Stalags… for them ‘the war … 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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