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Philip Felton remembers

A 21 Squadron navigator in 1941 was Sergeant Phillip Felton who wrote to Colin Waugh about his career in the RAF and involvement in raids of the period; “I joined…

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Sgt George A. Dvorjetz – Observer In Wing Commander Partridge’s crew, lost on Rotterdam Raid 16th July 1941

This biography was authored by Rusty Russell and has been extracted from Mast High Over Rotterdam – Please respect Rusty’s Copyright to the work as detailed in the first section of the book. Born in…

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Flt Sgt David W. Wyatt – Observer In Graham-Hogg Crew, lost on 18th July 1941

This biography was authored by Rusty Russell and has been extracted from Mast High Over Rotterdam – Please respect Rusty’s Copyright to the work as detailed in the first section of the book. By one…

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Squadron Leader Denis Graham-Hogg

This biography was authored by Rusty Russell and has been extracted from Mast High Over Rotterdam – Please respect Rusty’s Copyright to the work as detailed in the first section of the book. Somewhere in…

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FLT LT R.O.C. Carey RCAF – WOp/AG in Wing Commander Kercher’s Crew at Rotterdam 16th July 1941

This biography was authored by Rusty Russell and has been extracted from Mast High Over Rotterdam – Please respect Rusty’s Copyright to the work as detailed in the first section of the book. In March…

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The Tale of a Photograph. Flt Sgt Reg Leavers, Sgt Ian Overheu and Sgt Joseph Phelps

Reg Leavers and his crew, Ian Overheu and Joseph Phelps, had a reputation for courage, tenacity and determination which was amply demonstrated in the citation marking the award of the…

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Flight Sergeant Douglas James Kirkland, Observer, 21 Squadron, RNZAF

Compiled by Richard Lindsay 411219 Flight Sergeant Douglas James Kirkland was born at Hawera, New Zealand, on 11th June 1920 and received his secondary education at Kawhai High School, later…

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Funeral Of Sgt. F.B.G. Heron, Flt. Sgt. G.D. Maluish, Sgt. G.E. Step

These pictures record the funeral of 3 airmen of 21 Squadron, R93513 Sgt. S.B.G. Heron. Pilot R.C.A.F. Aged 20, R65700 Flt. Sgt. G.D. Maluish Air Observer R.C.A.F. Aged 23, 1067562…

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Flying Officers John H Wotherspoon, Colin H Buchanan & A.J. Derrick

And now to the crew that I would judge the most colourful of the raid on Rotterdam, if not in the entire annals of 2 Group. Some people go through…

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Wing Commander John Owen Cecil Kercher DSO

In an article for the Sunday Express, published on 1st July 1973, I came across my first reference to Wg Cdr Kercher. The author, famous cricketer and ex-Blenheim pilot Bill…

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