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Bomber Command Losses

Discussion in 'Air War in Western Europe 1939 - 1945' started by Mahross, Jul 24, 2003.

  1. mhuxt

    mhuxt Member

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    Hi Erich et al:

    My understanding is that the Lost Bombers gent did not get permission, though more through not understanding copyright than anything else.

    Another good BC site is here:

    Bomber Command Page

    Not sure how the figure of 533 Bomber Command Mosquitos given above is derived - the other site gives a radically different total.
     
  2. Erich

    Erich Alte Hase

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    hey Mark good to see you here, thank you for the explanation and hopeful you will be able to add to further posts with your expertise on RAF ops and Mosquito engagements

    as to lost bombers this could be very the reason why no-one has had access to the webmaster/admin of the website as the site might be pulled due to the copyright probs ? I'm only guessing
     
  3. Fred Wilson

    Fred Wilson "The" Rogue of Rogues

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    lostbombers.co.uk was renewed this month - for two years. (Very good news.)
    Website now expires: 01-Dec-2009
    - Either the webmaster is still alive and well or a family member is continuing his legasy.

    Note on his home page he credits his source "The MIddlebrook/Everitt superb work 'The Bomber Command War Diaries"

    Now ... I just wish someone would start a similar database for the Mediterranean, Asian and Naval theatres.
     
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    Hello Fred,

    I must admit that I have used the Lost Bombers web site for a very quick reference. Usually I try to contact one of the very helpfull RAF, RCAF historians who have a copy of Mr. Chorley's publications.

    I just think Mr. Chorley, who spent countless hours at great expense over many years at Kew Gardens deserves a little credit.

    The first piece of information that I found about my father started from Mr. Chorley's master piece. I never imagined such a publication would exist.

    Still today after 5 years, whenever I receive information from a historian, they quote their souce as coming from Mr Chorley. Isn't that only proper ?
    With permission ?

    I've spent five years tracking down 6 men of my father's crew and only a few months ago I found the 6th or family of. With great help from people in our hobby. I owe just a few. Mr Chorley tracked more than 50,000 airmen. We all owe him Major ! With respect.

    From a fello British Columbian
    Chris
    Squadron Leader R.A.V. James RAF, DFC, PFF
     
  5. Fred Wilson

    Fred Wilson "The" Rogue of Rogues

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    Thanks for the update. I is a shame that LostBombers.co.uk cannot be fully recovered but your long efforts are appreciated. I was mysteried by the lost only one Beaufighter but realised most were with Coastal Command.

    Gaines
     
  7. Fred Wilson

    Fred Wilson "The" Rogue of Rogues

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    urqh Tea drinking surrender monkey

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    Fred...your a bloody good asset here...I can't keep up...Good find.
     
  9. Fred Wilson

    Fred Wilson "The" Rogue of Rogues

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    Wonderful, Will May 1944 and later reports be available too?
     
  11. Fred Wilson

    Fred Wilson "The" Rogue of Rogues

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    Yep. Work in progress.

    At the same site, his RAF Bomber Command Night Raid Reports only includes 1943 and a few from 1944 as yet.
    That too will be entirely filled in, start to finish.

    etc. etc...

    WONDERFUL piece of work!

    There is a new automatic page turning device, with side lighting and two cameras attached that must be doing all this. Total cost circa $60.00 plus a couple of high end Canon Camera's.
     
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