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Joop Hendrix from Planehunters team wrote at June 19, 2015:
Brian,

We think to know the crashsite of Z1613, I was there recently but the farmland was just newly planted. We will have to wait untilll the fall. There is a information display from all crashes erected by a member of Planehunters Mr. Ploegmakers that shows the crash position as well the information.
You can mail me on joophendrix@hotmail.com
Ben Drew wrote at June 14, 2015:
Message for Judy Anderson...William Booth Brooks was a great friend of my Uncle Fl Lt David Drew DFC OC B Flight 64 Sqn. David flew up to Witchford on 9/11/1944 to to visit F/O Brooks in hospital after he crash landed in a field 5 miles from Brussels/Melsbroek ...David knew him as Paddy.
Bryan Blay from England wrote at May 16, 2015:
Read with great interest about Wellington bomber HF852 which crash at Elsendorp on the 1st August 1942. Looking for information in regard to another Elendorp crash involving again another Wellington, Z1613 which was shot down on the 27th August 1942. Would like to know the location of the crash, and if any items where recovered during the war, or since.
Again this also relates to a wallet marked JWS which belong to Joseph William Stuart of New Zealand an uncle of my friend.
The wallet itself was presented to "Bill" by the mayor of Cambridge NZ on the 12th June 1941 prior to his departure to England.
Most of all I would like to know if both crashes are comemorated in anyway in the village of Elsendorp.
Hoping someone can help.
nichael terrell from english wrote at March 27, 2015:
my grandad charles edward terrell stirling mn 1v lk 143 nf -b- of sondervig 1944 2 dec he perished with all the crew can any one give any more infomation on operation tablejam. please contact me at mousebowker'YAHOO.CO.UK.N
Michael Terrell from great britain wrote at March 27, 2015:
OPERATION TABLEJAM stirling mk 1v lk 143 nf -b- of sondervig crash site.my grandad charles edward terrell was on this doomed flight. charles edward terrell.he died with crew . butler filer goulding harris nichols and leslie william poulson. i beleive they have found part of a wing and a propeller any one out there with any more infomation about the mission on the 2 of december 1944 . operation tablejam THEN PLEASE CONTACT ME at mousebowker@yahoo.co.uk
Judy Anderson from Australia wrote at February 10, 2015:
My father's cousin William Booth Brooks went missing on 7/02/1945 flying Mustang III KH448 near Antwerp. The F/Lt. is of Squadron 64. Is there any further information?
Wes Bone wrote at February 7, 2015:
Hello, I came across your website and wanted to find out more info of a P38 crash that had happened in Holland. Growing up my Grandma who built B17s in Washington State had a friend nicknamed "Porky" who flew P38s. She would love to tell the story of Porkys fairwell over the town when he left for the Europe theater, he tipped his wings side to side to wave a goodbye, and he never came home. About 15 years ago my Grandma had received a newspaper that people had come across Porkys wreckage in Holland, and covered up by the Germans during the war. And just in our during times people building a railroad track discovered the wreckage. Grandma had passed away so her words are lost now. Does this story sound familiar to anyone? Thank You
Wes
chevelle_454_heavy_chevy@yahoo.com
Johan VAN DIJK from Dutch by birth: British wrote at October 4, 2014:
I am married to the niece of Flying Officer D G Howse, of 51 Sqdn & RAF Snaith shot down on 25/26 June 1943. I visited the graves of the crew of JD 261 two weeks ago and laid crosses on all graves. I was perplexed by the absence of Sgt K R Wood until I read this page on your site. I am moved by a photo of the four crew members in it and that feature my wife's uncle.
I have never lived in The Netherlands (my father was in the Resistance and sought never to return after war's end except for family occasions)
If there is interest in the photo of the crew members - one under a Halifax wing; the other by a barrack's block, then please contact me.
It isa long time ago , and yet I wonder if any family members have the photo?
Kelvin T. Youngs from Great Yarmouth, England. wrote at July 29, 2014:
Great work, by a great team of researchers. Proud to be able to offer our assistance to you in anyway we are able.
Kevin Kenny from Trinidad & Tobago wrote at June 8, 2014:
I cannot express our appreciation for the informations sent to me this week by Joop Hendrix about my Uncle Gerry Kenny. Our family will forever be grateful for the information on the last flight of my uncle, a man that i never got to know.
dave courtemanche wrote at May 28, 2014:
jj lyng, POW, was my uncle- mom's brother
Don Christopher from Canadian Historical Aircraft Association wrote at April 30, 2014:
Thanks for everything that you do, folks! We have to keep the memory of these aircrews and aircraft alive!
kevin from belgium wrote at January 26, 2014:
Geachte
respect voor al jullie geleverde werk ik ben lid heemkunde kring zonhoven en houthalen en ben op zoek naar meer informatie over gecrashte vliegtuigen in deze gemeente ook helchteren misschien kunnen jullie me een beetje op weg helpen ik doe dit alleen uit belang voor de heemkunde en zal er geen misbruik van maken van jullie hulp alvast bedankt
Keith Ellefson from USA wrote at August 10, 2013:
I am looking for information on B-17G 42-37982, 545th Squadron, 384th Bombardment Group, USAAF. The plane was lost on 19 September 1944 and crashed in Belgium. From: Losses of the US 8th and 9th Air Forces, Volume 4 by Bishop and Hey - "The B-17 dove into the ground and exploded about 3-5 miles from Binche, about 10 miles west of Charleroi, Belgium. "
Using the search function on your excellent site, I have been unable to locate this ship. Any help in this matter is greatly appreciated.
Thank you
Cate Mooney from USA wrote at April 25, 2013:
Dear Benny,

I'm making a trip to Belgium this summer, hoping to find the crash site of my uncle who was KIA on June 16, 1942. He flew with the RAF Eagle Squadron 121st. Went down somewhere along a train line from Bruge to Ostende in a Spitfire while strafing a German supply train. He's buried in Dunkirk.

Any possibility of your knowing the site? I see three possibilities on a map of Belgium.

Cate
Benny wrote at November 14, 2012:
Hi Benny,


Thank you so much for the 3 e-mails, they are truly fascinating.


Though I have seen some of the pictures before it was really interesting to see letters sent to Roy's family telling them that Roy was missing in action.


You obviously have a real passion for investigating and exploring all of the facts and I commend you all at The Planehunters Recovery Team for doing such a wonderful job.


At such a poignant time it is so important not to forget those that sacrificed themselves for the rest of us and you have made me feel really proud of what Roy achieved.


Thanks again Benny,


King regards


Jerry
Family of Sgt Witham Lanc. ME737
Benny wrote at November 14, 2012:
Hi guys!

Our story is cut and it aired here in Canada. Everyone loves it, and people think you guys are just the greatest. Check out the story here:

http://review.bellmedia.ca/view/1149010923

Thanks again for all your help. Please keep in touch, as I would love to work with you guys again on a bigger dig.

Amanda Buckiewicz
Discovery Channel
Benny wrote at November 14, 2012:
Areply from the Discovery documentary
Hi Guys

Debra and I really enjoyed this, although it is a shame it is such a short
excerpt from the documentary. Whilst watching this clip, Debra and I both
realized how luck we are to be working with people who are both serious and
professional and passionate about what they do and also for what we do. To
us, it is an honour to be involved in this, to honour those who gave their
lives so that we could live in freedom, and we must always remember them and
make sure they are not forgotten, and long may our association and
friendship last.

With kindest regards,
Peter and Debra
51 sqn History Society
Benny wrote at November 14, 2012:
Hi Benny and Co.

Very well done. You deserve all the praise possible.

Also, thank you for taking care of Bob. We are all very grateful to you
all.

I was in the Brewers with some vets the other day and also Gp Capt Paton ex
51 OC. He has not seen the gallery before and was very impressed
particularly with the sketch of Bob. It generates a lot of interest.
Much love to you all.

Renee
51 sqn Memorial Garden
John ( k4kittycrew ) Pollard from Australia wrote at May 18, 2012:
Hello Benny,

Greatly appreciate your efforts. Congratulations on your site and if we at the Stirling Aircraft Society Forum ( we cover all bomber command aircraft and topics ) can help with any information and acknowledgement, please do not hesitate to let us know.

I believe Bob ( one of our moderators ) has been in contact with you, hence he has put me onto your site.
Cheers,
John and the crew.

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