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Re: 50th Squadron - WW2 - Casualties 5/11/44
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 07 January 10 14:35 GMT (UK) »
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Re: 50th Squadron - WW2 - Casualties 5/11/44
« Reply #10 on: Friday 21 May 10 04:14 BST (UK) »
Hello everyone with regards to LM429.

My brother was Wallace Milton Ross.  I have a photograph of his crew in front of the aircraft.  I don't know when the picture was taken or who the other crew member were, if anyone could tell us who the gentlemen are we would be grateful, Wallace is the last one standing on the right. Please see the following attachment.

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Re: 50th Squadron - WW2 - Casualties 5/11/44
« Reply #11 on: Friday 21 May 10 13:12 BST (UK) »
If you can scan and post it the guys on here will try and tie down that information for you....  :)
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Re: 50th Squadron - WW2 - Casualties 5/11/44
« Reply #12 on: Friday 28 May 10 02:08 BST (UK) »
Hello, I have posted an attachment with the picture of Wallace Milton Ross and his crew.  Please have a look and see if you can recognize anyone.

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Re: 50th Squadron - WW2 - Casualties 5/11/44
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 01 June 10 09:11 BST (UK) »
Hi

Cant tie down exact dates but 50 Sqn had Lancaster Is & IIIs from May 1942 to Nov 1946.  Ties it down a bit but not much.

I would suggest emailing a copy of the photo to the 50 Sqn Assn as they may have other photos in the guys in it.

Good luck
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Re: 50th Squadron - WW2 - Casualties 5/11/44
« Reply #14 on: Wednesday 02 June 10 11:24 BST (UK) »
Hello everyone,

I live about 200 metres from the graves of this crew, here in Oostvleteren, and presumably only a couple of hundred metres of the crashsite itself.

I've been a Royal Air force collector for several years now and I'm planning on opening an exposition in the very near future in the town here about this particular aircraft.
I have already found some info about the crew, the plane, the circumstances ... but I'm still looking for more.
I have several eye-witness accounts and some relics in my possesion.

Any help would be welcome, let me know if I can help out some of you guys.

Kindest regards,

Filip




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Re: 50th Squadron - WW2 - Casualties 5/11/44
« Reply #15 on: Monday 11 October 10 20:36 BST (UK) »
Hello everyone with regards to LM429.

My brother was Wallace Milton Ross.  I have a photograph of his crew in front of the aircraft.  I don't know when the picture was taken or who the other crew member were, if anyone could tell us who the gentlemen are we would be grateful, Wallace is the last one standing on the right. Please see the following attachment.


Dear VRoss, A gentleman named Alan sent me a copy of the photo you posted in 2005.  My cousin Bobby Cunningham  (2nd from right). is standing next to your brother Wallace. The crew left to right are Don, Bombadier --Jim, Navigator -- Mac, Pilot -- Bobby, mid-upper gunner -- Wally rear gunner, kneeling are Len, Wireless Operator and Doug, Flight Engineer.  Their plane was downed by flak on May 11, 1944 

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Re: 50th Squadron - WW2 - Casualties 5/11/44
« Reply #16 on: Wednesday 13 October 10 17:08 BST (UK) »
It is so interesting to know that you live in such close proximity to Oostvleteren Cemetery in West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.  That is where my cousin, Robert Norval Cunningham was buried in collective grave 11, along with the crew members of Lancaster "LM 429" - May 1944.

His uncle, for whom he was named, Robert Norval Cunningham, 356852, 1st/10th Bn. The King's Liverpool Regiment died on June 2, 1917, while serving in WWI.  He is buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, also in Belgium.  Can you tell us the proximity of the two cemeteries?

Thank you for any information you can provide to us.  Bonnie Lassie


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Re: 50th Squadron - WW2 - Casualties 5/11/44
« Reply #17 on: Saturday 16 October 10 23:34 BST (UK) »
I am so glad when coincidences of fate bring people together on these sites.  :)
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