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dieter from belgium wrote at July 21, 2016:
Hello,
Nice site. Do you have a map from belgium with all crashsites?
Thx
Jean Cunningham Hays from USA wrote at May 19, 2016:
Re B17 Patches
My dad Don Cunningham is the pilot in your posted picture of Patches. He completed his
25th mission on June 13, 1943. Friday the 13th
I have his logbooks showing missions he flew to the Schweinfurt Ball Bearing plant. Where he said the flack was so thick you could walk on it.
Thanks for your great story on the final resting place of Patches!
patrick keustermans from belgian wrote at April 8, 2016:
Very nice article in my newspaper today 'Het laatste Nieuws'. Planehunters Recovery Team locating and recovering a Lancaster at Glabbeek!
Please keep me posted! if it's ok with you Benny, i like to visit the location and if needed i'll help a hand! i'm really trilled!
grtz
Patrick
Bryan Blay from East Yorkshire wrote at November 2, 2015:
Just a few lines with a very special thank you to all those who took part in the search and discovery of the crash site of Wellington Z 6113. Both I and Bill Stuart's relatives in New Zealand are most grateful for all that you have done.
Very much so to Joop for acting as the go between etc,
Many thanks

Bryan Blay
Pino Lombardi from The Stirling Aircraft Project wrote at August 31, 2015:
Hello

We would like to make conatct with you regarding the Stirling undercarriage you have on display. Please would you reply to the message. Thank you.
Julian westlake from Lancaster ed 629 ph-k mk 111 16-17-6-1943 wrote at July 9, 2015:
My uncle John Wilfred Noel Westlake was one of the crew,mid upper gunner of ed 629 who lost there lives over the hamlet of Grote Heide Neerpelt 16-17-6-1943.Shot down by fl/lt Werner Baake .Sadly on there first flight together.So Many people lost there lives not just through bomber command,but just to keep us free.I think you are doing a great job locating lost aircraft and crews and for the future thank you.
Jeremy wrote at July 3, 2015:
Hi... I'm looking for information regarding Whitley Z6479 which was shot down near Houthalen on 17.06.1941.

I am the nephew of Fl. Sgt. Douglas John Frederick JEFFERIS, who was rear gunner.

I'm particularly interested in finding the exact location of the crash, and what became of crew member Cecil CRICHTON - he was not found at the crash site and there is no POW record for him.

Any information gratefully received.
Thank you.
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

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