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Re: Connections with the crew??
« Reply #18 on: Monday 05 August 13 06:44 BST (UK) »
Thanks for that Kevin, already have most of that but not seen the loss card before.

My Uncle John was not Mid Upper, definitely the RG and it says that on the loss card l think??

Thanks,

Steve.
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Re: Connections with the crew??
« Reply #19 on: Monday 05 August 13 06:48 BST (UK) »
The other Lanc lost from 100Squadron that night was JA 930 not 630 l think.

Four days before my Uncle had flown to Berlin in that Lanc on his first op.

Have been to Runnymede and seen all the names, made a short film too.

Steve.
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Re: Connections with the crew??
« Reply #20 on: Tuesday 06 August 13 12:49 BST (UK) »
The loss card provides a route section which l have not seen before, and l think its identical to the one on previous page for JA930?
 Takes a bit of deciphering but new info to me all the same, thanks Kevin!!

Steve.
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Re: Connections with the crew??
« Reply #21 on: Wednesday 07 August 13 21:25 BST (UK) »
Hi Steve,

I was really excited to read your post. Wilfred Frank Garner (the family knew him as Frank) was my Great Uncle. I obviously never knew him but he had a twin sister who kept his memory alive. I, and the rest of the family (sadly none from that generation) would love to hear what you found out about their war service. I have photos of Frank in uniform and with his comrades, possibly your uncle, which I would be very happy to share.
Let me know the best way to contact you directly if you are interested.
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Victoria

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Re: Connections with the crew??
« Reply #22 on: Thursday 08 August 13 06:36 BST (UK) »
Hi Victoria, l am so delighted to have made contact.

Since l wrote my booklet about my Uncle, who as you probably know was the rear gunner in your Great Uncles crew, l have wanted to try and find some connections, hence this subject.

My Brother and l made a short film at Runnymede memorial where we showed all the names of the crew including WF Garner!!   Would love to send you a copy and exchange info also.

Will send you contact details via a personal message though l am not sure you can receive PM`s until you have posted 5 times- will give it a go anyway.

Thankyou so much for replying, l am gobsmacked to say the least!!

Best regards,

Steve     Welwyn garden City.
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Re: Connections with the crew??
« Reply #23 on: Friday 09 August 13 14:52 BST (UK) »
Hi Steve
Is it worth putting an entry on each of the county ones on here with the details from the CWGC entry.  Glad to see you have managed to find Victoria.   That a great start!
Are you on Ancestry? Is it worth seeing if there is a public family tree that has your guys on? I found some relatives via a second or third cousin by that method?
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Re: Connections with the crew??
« Reply #24 on: Friday 09 August 13 16:23 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the tips Dee, something else to consider.

Also made connection this week with family of the Pilot in my Uncles crew, will post a pic in due course if they give me permission to post.

Hope all is well with you, see you on Members day??

Steve.
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Re: Connections with the crew??
« Reply #25 on: Friday 09 August 13 18:10 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the tips Dee, something else to consider.

Also made connection this week with family of the Pilot in my Uncles crew, will post a pic in due course if they give me permission to post.

Hope all is well with you, see you on Members day??

Steve.
If I get my ticket. Hadnt had it so emailed them but have heard nothing. Will try ringing them.
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Re: Connections with the crew??
« Reply #26 on: Monday 12 August 13 23:43 BST (UK) »
Glad to see things are still rolling along Steve.

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Pete