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"Bebita" Hodgkiss a Brazilian woman in the RAF

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  1. ricardo

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    Hello Friend!

    The following is an introduction and a link to a Brazilian who served in the Royal Air Force during World War II.

    By: Anderson Subtil, Carlos Motta and Ricardo Lavecchia

    If the history of the Anglo-Brazilian volunteers who flew for the Royal Air Force (RAF) during World War II is a practitioner unknown, much less publicized is the fact that a group of young women, mostly daughters or British granddaughters with based in Brazil, it went to the same destination, which enters the body of the woman strength, force women's auxiliary air, or just WAAF, as is more commonly known. So it was with great joy and enthusiasm that we managed to contact Mr. James Lauriston Hodgkiss, whose parents, both born in Brazil, volunteered for the RAF in 1942. His father. The Honorable James Hall Hodgkiss coached two engines and Horsa gliders flew twin-engine De Havilland Mosquito in the coastal command and ended the war as a test pilot in the Airborne Forces Experimental Estabeblishment. And his mother, Lilian Helene Louise Hodgkiss River, known to all as Bebita was a WAAF and served in the weather section of the RAF.

    Follow the link to see the news: http://wwiibrazil.com.br/bebita-hodgkiss-uma-brasileira-na-raf/

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    Welcome to the forums, and thanks for that story!
     
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    Great story! I really love to hear about the people from WWII who are not so known.
     
  4. TD-Tommy776

    TD-Tommy776 Man of Constant Sorrow

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    Excellent story, ricardo. Thanks for posting it. The article linked in the OP has a translator on the sidebar which makes it unnecessary to use Google Translate. A definite plus IMO.

    Here's another great photo from the article:

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    Good story. Thanks.
     

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