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05-05-2006, 02:54 AM
The Lost Bombers Database compiled by a man now 76 years old, it‚‚ā¨ôs taken 11 years to complete‚‚ā¨¬¶ http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif Take a look, it's brilliant for research and please, leave him a note with your feedback and thanks.


05-05-2006, 03:53 AM
Thanks for the link http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif Top-notch.


05-05-2006, 04:45 AM
It's only RAF, it must be said, but it's a very valuable job!


05-05-2006, 05:16 AM
Good to see the 55,573 dead of Bomber Command (approx 30% Commonwealth and foreign in RAF service) commemorated.

Great site, worthy of support. Even if it is 'only RAF' http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

05-05-2006, 06:00 AM
good to see them honoured.

Very sad to look through the lists though.

207 pages of lancasters http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

05-05-2006, 09:34 AM
what a story... (a Fortress)

"Airborne 1745 15Mar45 from Bassingbourne for a Jostle Operation in the Misburg region. Severely damaged in a Schr_ge Musik attack from a Ju88 (5030N 0740E) which started fires in the fuselage and port wing. The Rear Gunner managed to drive off the enemy fighter and course was set for the Allied Lines. On crossing the battle lines, American AAA guns opened up, believing they were firing at a Me262 jet propelled fighter!!"

05-05-2006, 11:18 AM

The pilot was my great uncle. F/O Ernie Jetson. (And yes, Jetson is not only a real name, it's my surname, too. Damn cartoons.)

Actually, my own research has established that the crash site was found, post war. The brits kept looking for years after the war to try to find the fate of missing airmen. A Lanc with full bomb load leaves a big crater. Poor Ernie would have been vapourised, but enough of the plane was found to establish the its identity. I'll email the guy who runs the site with the correct info, later.

Thanks for the link, MrBlueSky.

05-05-2006, 11:43 AM
Originally posted by Maraz_5SA:
It's only RAF, it must be said, but it's a very valuable job!


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05-05-2006, 12:02 PM
Thanks for posting bluesky

Thats my Dad's brother. S.A.Pepworth.



05-05-2006, 01:20 PM
Thanks for the link, a magnificent piece of work.

05-05-2006, 02:47 PM
Damn, MrBlueSky, you are a veritable fountain of useful information. Thanks for the link!

05-06-2006, 12:42 AM

05-06-2006, 01:03 AM
Quite a bit of info here... Excellent site.

05-06-2006, 03:07 AM
Halifax ZA-P, 10 Sqn. (http://www.lostbombers.co.uk/bomber.php?id=5168)


Sgt. Charles Jesse Smith, reargunner, my Nan's youngest brother standing on the left. Extract from a letter received by his wife from one of the crew who survived and was a POW:

'It is with grief and sorrow I write these few lines to you. The Germans told us in Feb. that Jesse died bravely at his guns, but I'm afraid at the time we did not believe them. Yesterday I heard from Dad(?) of Jesse being reported killed. He was alive when Derek ordered us to jump so he must have been hit in the 2nd attack as we were going down. He was found dead from bullet wounds in the wreckage of his turret.'

My mother still speaks fondly of him.

05-06-2006, 04:31 AM
Wonderful site, makes you think, so many young men gone to their deaths. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Only RAF though. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif


05-06-2006, 12:24 PM
madsarmy & Dunkelgrun... Thank's for taking the time to share part of your families history with us on the forum.