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6th Sep 2012, 18:13
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Posted By rmventuri

Fredjhh

Fred,
I recently became aware of your deteriorating health. Very sad news. As a long time forum member, however not so active lately, I have immensely enjoyed your posts and responses to my many...
7th Apr 2012, 20:24
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Posted By rmventuri

Xercules

5 OTU Turnberry caught my eye as my father trained there as a Hampden pilot Sept 1942 to Feb 1943. 5(c) OTU was part of Coastal Command equiped with Beauforts and Hampdens both of which had been...
7th Apr 2012, 19:51
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Posted By rmventuri

RIP Cliff

So many have learned so much from what you started in the fabric of these wonderful poetic stories written by those who lived it. Quoting from post #1

God Bless

Rodger
11th Mar 2012, 18:30
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Posted By rmventuri

Hali Mk2 fins

Fredjhh,

I spoke to someone who is in contact with a handful of Hali Mk2 pilots (with the triangular fins). All the corkscrewing and other stress they put their aircraft through they never...
11th Mar 2012, 17:37
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Posted By rmventuri

Thanks Danny - knew it was a long shot but you...

Thanks Danny - knew it was a long shot but you never know. Now I need to catch up on this great thread. Keep the stories coming!
11th Mar 2012, 00:46
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Posted By rmventuri

Long shot

Must admit I've been off the forum for a long while - glad to see it has regained steam and going strong again. Have much reading to catch up.

Danny42C - its a long shot but do you remember an RAF...
27th Mar 2011, 20:34
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Posted By rmventuri

Hcu 1663

Fred, do you remember any of the following pilots (instructors?) from Rufforth; F/O Clack (DFM), Sgt James, F/O Raymond, Sgt Stimson? I wonder if any are still alive.

I believe Clack was KIA in...
16th Jan 2011, 18:04
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Posted By rmventuri

Snaith Halifax Variants

Fred, interested in what Halifax variants were at Snaith in '43. From Reg's prior input and information from my uncle's log book looks like by early July '43 and possibly sooner it was the Mk II...
16th Jan 2011, 17:51
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Posted By rmventuri

Monopoly

As always thanks Fred
13th Jan 2011, 21:54
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Posted By rmventuri

Monopoly Game Used to Assist POWs Escape Germany In WWII

I got an email on this topic recently. Frankly I find it rather hard to believe. You would think the risk of German discovery would compromise the whole undeground effort. Any comments?
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19th Nov 2010, 06:51
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Posted By rmventuri

I believe we have a connection

Neil,
My brother is Dr Doug Milliken and our father did work at Chrysler for a time. I will have Doug contact you.

Rodger
11th Nov 2010, 18:07
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Posted By rmventuri

Boggie

Welcome to the forum. The photo's I posted are all from originals in my brother's possession (on the back there is a stamp of the photo company). My, now 92 year old, uncle told me my grandmother...
13th Sep 2010, 23:00
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Posted By rmventuri

Question on forming up logistics

Would be interested to hear how the stream formed up before heading towards the enemy coast. Would it be reasonable to assume that two heavies (halifax MkII’s in this case) taking off one after the...
3rd Aug 2010, 23:41
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Posted By rmventuri

Reg

Reg, you will be greatly missed.

I, as many, only knew you through this fabulous forum. The 51 squadron connection while researching my uncle was a needle in a haystack. I have been so fortunate...
9th Jul 2010, 00:46
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Posted By rmventuri

30.8.43 Returning from Munchen-Gladbach Raid

Offline Icare9, pbeach and myself have been exchanging some emails - Icare9 picked this duty detail out of the Snaith Ops logs. As a result Doug banged his head against the turret and was briefly...
7th Jul 2010, 23:38
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Posted By rmventuri

Icare9, looks like Regle was in C flight - take a...

Icare9, looks like Regle was in C flight - take a look at post 731 on page 37. I have the Snaith Days book and it is signed as Regle DFC and also signed by many others from 51 Squadron. I don't think...
5th Jul 2010, 23:49
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Posted By rmventuri

Snaith Crew Photo

Pbeach, welcome to the forum! Glad you are able to make a connection with the photo. Actually that photo is a bit of an enigma as until now I did not know most of the names of all the chaps so I very...
24th May 2010, 19:44
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Posted By rmventuri

ORB's

Wander00, I have someone recommended by the 51 squadron historian to pull records for me from Kew as he is knowlegable on how Kew organizes the info - if you are interested I can send you a pm with...
24th May 2010, 18:14
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Posted By rmventuri

ORBs

Kevin yes I will freely share any ORB's. I have Snaith 51 squadron from July 4, 1943 to Dec 4, 1943 (electronic format) and St Eval 10 OTU detachment April/May 1943 (hard copy - I'll try to scan in...
20th May 2010, 09:08
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Posted By rmventuri

St. Eval

Yes they are initials. The ORBs list the crew for each of their ops exactly as
Sgt. Salvage A.J
P/O Searle R.N.
Sgt. Baker F.J.
Sgt. Hampson M.
Sgt. Davies I.G.
Sgt. Milliken D.W

The ORB's...
18th May 2010, 08:28
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Posted By rmventuri

Regle

Message for Reg - I think we are all collectively holding our breath and waiting to massively exhale when you are back in the saddle. Speedy recovery.
Rodger
18th May 2010, 08:23
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Posted By rmventuri

ICARE9 - Google

Kevin,
Well lets see how much better your google skills are than mine. I got the ORB's from St. Eval and found that Doug and most of the the crew of HR732 at that time flying a Whitley in late April...
1st May 2010, 23:06
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Posted By rmventuri

Luftwaffe Night Fighter Claims

Anyone have the Theo Boiten book "Nachtjagd War Diaries: An Operational History of the German Night Fighter Force in the West: volume 1, September 1939 - March 1944

Apparently a lot of research...
30th Mar 2010, 20:34
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Posted By rmventuri

St Eval Ops

Fred, great post! Much appreciated. I remember my Dad describing how they dropped the torpedo from a Hampden - also very low and slow to prevent it from tumbling and/or breaking up from impact. Often...
30th Mar 2010, 02:52
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Posted By rmventuri

Anti Sub Patrol Logistics

fredjhh,

Thanks for the clarification on the St Eval Ops. I would really like to hear a detailed account of one or more of your anti-sub patrols while at St Eval. From some of your prior posts I...
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