Frank (Francis) Ernest Wright – info request

Check out the Post on the guestbook from Jill (Wright) Fraas, seeking information about her Dad who was a Lancaster rear gunner, once shot down over the Firth of Forth.

If anybody has any information then please let us know!

Spam, glorious spam…

As an aside…

Did you know we get about 1500 –ย  2000 attempts every month to spam our guestbook or commentable pages with junk links to rubbish sites?

But we catch ’em all!

It’s an interesting example of how the bad side of the SEO (Search Engine Optimisation, the art of helping websites rise up the search rankings) industry operates. Ethical SEO is much better for building long lasting benefit and provides value all round – but then as an SEO bod, I would say that wouldn’t I?? ๐Ÿ™‚

(Ooops, went off on a rant there – prompted by binning a junk comment that made it through the first line of defence, a ‘pharmaceutical’ related site…)

LM311 – Bottesford Crash

Browsing a completely non-related site & saw a link through to Flight LM311 RAAF 467 Squadron – with a touching & evocative eye-witness account of her crash on return from a raid on Turin.

January 2012 Updates

A few of Alan’s typos corrected. (Couldn’t have been mine of course! ๐Ÿ™‚ )

A great photo of Rob Stevens, Son of Stevie Stevens in the pilot’s seat and Alastair Taylor son of Charlie Taylor in the flight engineer’s position on Jim Boyle’s page and some photos of the Germans involved in Gerald Hood & Bote van der Wal’s execution on the Hood Story page.

Best wishes to all our readers for 2012, may you have a peaceful & happy year.

New Photos

With many thanks indeed, largely to James Boyle & Brian Angel, we’ve been able to update a number of photos around the site. Have a look at the excellent photos of James Boyle’s crew and there’s a few new photos of the Van de Wal family on the Gerald Hood Story.

Bill Paston-Williams – updated biography

Thanks to the assistance of his son Alan, we’re delighted to have updated the biography of Bill Paston-Williams, a consumate aviator.

Alan Barrow’s footnote speaks for all of us involved in telling the story of LM658.

Latest Updates

Some additional information & photos added to the biography of Laurence Roy Watts. We’ll be adding more photos & information into other biographies as we receive them.

Please do sign the guestbook & say hello if you’ve found this site useful, fascinating, though-provoking or even to highlight any typing errors!


Just tidied up the links to crew biographies from the main Crew List page and interesting to see that our automated spam filter had already trapped our first person trying to put a spammy comment into the guestbook.

Sign the Guestbook

We’ve just installed a guestbook so feel free to leave your feedback – good & bad!

The Memoirs of Flying Officer James H Boyle (RCAF retired)

I’m delighted to be able to share with you the fascinating memoirs ofย  Flying Officer James H Boyle (RCAF retired).

Just click the Memoirs link on the menu bar.

Many thanks indeed to Mr Boyle for writing them down for us to use here.

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