Does this organization still exist and continuing to accept new memberships?
Hello , I\'m glad to advise you that next 26 September 2010 we will honour F/L Joseph Weis and his crew , lost 8 June 1944 , Lancaster LL643 EQ-Q , at Bailleul-Neuville ( located 15 miles south-east Dieppe ). Plane and crew went down in a wooded area near that village , the bodies were never recovered for a decent burial , the eight airmen are still reported as missing. Despite many emails to the 408 Squadron Association I\'ve never received the slightest answer , quite disappointing. Laurent
It was very informative getting to know more about the squadron. Keep up the good work!
my uncle, Kenneth Forster was at Linton on Ouse as part of the squadron and was killed on a practice mission on Dec 21st 1943.Is there any information available on the crashthat I might obtain to understand what happenned? He is mentioned in the on site Book of Remembrance.
I\'m trying to find out more information on John Charles Cunningham. He was killed on 9th April 1945, however I have no information on the circumstances. I think the other members of his crew were: Duncan, Robert Allison Jensen, Arne Paul Taylor, Arthur McLellan Thorp, Arthur Walker, James Dickson I understand that he was my grandfather and would like to learn more about him.
Am looking for any relatives of suvivors of the Patricia Bay Hampden crash of Sept 19/1943 on a training exercise off the British Columbia coast. The air gunner I believe was my father, who I never met. I understand they found the airplane but no bodies...is this correct? There were four on board this plane, Dobie, Frost, Bateman and France. Thanks so kindly. Faye R.
Served on SHORAN Detachments - Yellowkinife, Churchill, Goose Bay and Frobisher Bay. Interested in contacting anyone who served with the Sqn at Rockliffe, particularly the members of the Hoot-en-nanny Club - i.e. Stretch MacNeil and other operators. Retired from the Cdn Forces in 1984 as a CFR Capt.
I am trying to find out more about my fathers wartime exploits with the squadron he was a flight seargent engineer flying halifaxes from linton his pilot was I think called lou pitou I would like any info poss thanks
Found this site while looking for information in regards to my cousin F/O Wilbert Timmins of Lancaster Mk II, LL699, coded EQ-C. He and his crew were lost over Brunswick on Jan 14, 1944. Also seeking information on F/O W. Glen who became POW and only survivor of this crew.Would appreciate ANY information on any of this crew, listed here Sgt Tattersfield, F/O W. Glen, F/Sgt A. Williams, F/Sgt G. Deighton, F/Sgt M. Wiper and Sgt Leo Carr.
I am hoping someone can remember my great uncle Ronald. He was a Sgt (Flt/Engr) and died November 24 1943 at 20 years old. We know nothing of that day, other than we think he was shot down. Any photos, information or even stories from anyone who remembers him would be really great for my mother. Thank you.
Flew as ECM Technician from Aug 1958 to Feb 1961. Absolutely great memories almost 5 years and 530 hours in a AR-Lanc. Wonderful experience, great people.
My uncle Thomas Leith- Ross was in the RAF but was killed on 13/06/1943 with an RCAF Crew from 408 Squadron. The plane was Halifax11 JB-790 coded EQ-V The other members of the crew were SGT A Rayment Sgt N Bainblatt Sgt J Forrest Sgt D. Hutchinson ( all taken POW) Does anyone know any of the crew or what happened on that night of 12/13th June 1943?
My 82 year old father Dr. George Edward Cragg finally told us what he did in the war, he was with the Precision #408 Squadron Bomber Command #5,he said he had 19 successful bombing runs and many photo recon runs one he said he and his crew won a prize for taking the best photos in broad daylight of some dams on the Ruhr Valley today we know the raid as \"The Dam Busters\" yet there is no mention of the other\'s who made this happen. Is there any of my fathers original crew still alive today? The 20th run was not a success they were jumped by a squadron of german fighters there only chance was to fly very low so the fighters could not get below them he said by the time they got to tree level they were doomed he put the plane down in a farmers field to there surprize the German farmers took care of them and saw to it that they hooked up with the allied forces approaching
I HAVE A PHOTO OF 408 SQD.TAKEN 1943.AUG.THIS IS A FULL SQD PHOTO.FROM WHAT I UNDER STAND.IT WAS TAKEN AUG TIME.AS 408 CHANGED TO HALIFAX FROM LANCASTER.IF YOU WISH.I CAN EMAIL THE PHOTO TO ANY ONE WHO WOULD LIKE ONE.REGARDS TANKY
I am a Civilian Instructor with No 1260 Air Training Corp, Newark Nottinghamshire. For those who don’t know, the Air Training Corp in the UK has young Men and Women aged 13-18 in its ranks. It gives them a valuable insight into life in the Military and teaches them many valuable life skills. During WW2 some Cadets served on RAF Bases in the UK. I am after information on Cadet Keith Rollason Couzin-Wood. Keith was only 16 when he died on 27/7/1942. He lies in a Commonwealth War grave in Newark, so I am assuming that he was serving at the time of his death. The records of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission show that he was possibly attached to 408 Sqn. I think the link is good as he died at the time that 408 Sqn were based at RAF Balderton. RAF Balderton has now completely vanished under a road, a housing estate or farm land, no more than 5 miles from this Youngman’s grave. He may have died in an accident or through illness. Either way at 16 I am keen for the Cadets at Newark to show their respects and mark his passing. Any help or info appreciated please as this young man, like many resting in Newark was not a local lad. Regards Mark