Entry #: 26

Entry Date: 2013-03-13 03:12:30

Name: Andy Richards
Site Rating: 10
Visitor Comments: Dad was quite old when I came along, so he has gone on now, this access to history is a bit to late for him. I think we would have enjoyed reading some of this together, he had the memory and was there, but he thought no one would ever be interested in what happened 60+ years ago. Its good that your collating information and that people can add to it what they know , to make a bigger clearer picture that anyone can access. As an Engineer I like detail especially detail that adds up and fits into a think pattern.There is a lot to be learnt from things that happend back then, and all the sites out there help to build a picture, so thank you from me and on Pop's behalf.

Entry #: 25

Entry Date: 2012-07-05 00:33:16

Name: Oliver Griffiths
Site Rating: 10
Visitor Comments: I would like to thank you for creating this website because it has been most informative especially as my Great Uncle Ken was the navigator of the Hudson FK190!

Entry #: 24

Entry Date: 2012-05-23 04:46:35

Name: Alfred Aldworth
Web Site: Air Force Assn of Canada
Site Rating: 10
Visitor Comments: searching for data on "Moon Sqns".....

Entry #: 23

Entry Date: 2011-05-02 22:00:10

Name: Simon Ryde
Site Rating: 10
Visitor Comments:

Great to find this site as part of my search in to the history of my family.  My fathers cousin was Wreford Smith, died 22nd October 1942 .  We were aware that he was a pilot and was killed but the family had no idea until my recent searches that he was in 161 Squadron, of the role of the Squadron, or any detail of the circumstances of his death.

I am an amateur in record searching etc. so many thanks to those of you who compile such details making my task much easier.

Entry #: 22

Entry Date: 2011-01-21 16:32:04

Name: Keith Paulin
Site Rating: 9
Visitor Comments: It's good to see websites regarding 161 Squadron. My father Robert (Bob) Paulin was in 161 Squadron as radio operator in DK119 'V For Victor'. They crashed whilst on a mission in central France and the rear gunner, a French Canadian - Lew Lavallee was killed. The crash was just outside a village St Sauvier where Lavallee's mother was born and his grandmother was still living at the time of his death. Several crew, inluding my father made it back to England with the help of the French Resistance.

Entry #: 21

Entry Date: 2011-01-08 14:53:40

Name: Ken hayman
Site Rating: 10
Visitor Comments:

Dear Bob,

Would you kindly advise the date of the next Memorial Service at Tempsford as my wife & i would like to pay our respects to my brother P/O Douglas Hayman who lost his life on the night of June1-2 1944. i understand the service is likely to be either the first or second Saturday in July and as we have already booked flights from Australia and to assist us with planning, it would be greatly appreciated if you would kindly provide us with these details at your earliest convenience.

With best wishes & kind regards,

Ken Hayman


Entry #: 20

Entry Date: 2010-11-06 04:35:56

Name: mike wallace
Site Rating: 10
Visitor Comments: hi, my uncle,sgt john kempton of 161 sqn was killed in action whilst on an op he is buried in durnbach cemetary i wonder if you have any info at all on him thank you
Admin Reply:

Hi Mike,

yes I do have info on your uncle but when I try to mail you at the address you gave I get a message saying that the email does not exist.  Please email me via the site and I'll get back to you.


Entry #: 19

Entry Date: 2010-10-31 03:01:27

Name: William Van Duyn
Site Rating: 10
Visitor Comments: Thank you for this site. My father flew out, on SOE business (operation Cribbage) to Holland, from Tempsford on the same night Ian's plane went missing. He too was on a Hudson but fortunately did not suffer the same misfortune. He functioned successfully for several months around Rotterdam before capture. Somehow he suirvived. The Germans had infiltrated the Dutch resistance and that is how they knew, about some of the flights...

Entry #: 18

Entry Date: 2010-10-14 01:14:58

Name: Martin J M Hartman
Site Rating: 10
Visitor Comments: My Father F/O John Montague Hartman transferred to 161 Squadron on 20 August 1944. On the 21 February 1945 was reported missing. I understand his aircraft (a Hudson) was hit by anti-aircraft fire whilst taking off behind enemy lines and crash landed near Meppel Holland. As a child I was told that both his legs were severed in the wreckage and he was badly burned, dying on the way to hospital. He is now buried in Reichswold Forest War Cemetery, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Grave Number 8 in Row D, Plot 14. I have visited his grave on three occasions, I am now very disabled and will not be able to go again, if you visit the cemetery please put a stone or pebble on his head stone for me. Thank you.
Martin John Montague Hartman

Entry #: 17

Entry Date: 2010-08-03 12:35:42

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