Tag Archives: WE ‘Bill’ Goodman

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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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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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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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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Dad’s Records of Service have arrived…

A few weeks ago I sent for dad’s record of service… today they arrived!!! I was a little non-plussed to see that the writing was rather small and the columns are have been filled in using a variety of codes. … Continue reading

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Bomber Command: Leeuwarden and Friesland area during WWII … an interesting website!

I was attempting to search for a photograph of dad’s plane… Stirling W.7471 MG-J when my searches turned up a website owned by Willem de Jong on the wartime history of the Friesland area of the Netherlands. The ongoing search … Continue reading

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