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I have a photo of "Morry" Berndsson and his crew which was in an album belonging to his rear gunner

1800824 Albert Edward Smith, D.F.M.

Other members of the crew are:-

Ray Perkins (WOP)

Ed. Pringle (NAV)

"Norm" Adams (BA)

"Monty" Mountford (ENG)

If you have any information on the crew or would like me to e-mail you a copy please leave message on white board.



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We are in the process of putting together a non-commercial website relating to the history of 35 Squadron; we do have access to the 1944 ORB's for the squadron and we are awaiting delivery of the 1943 ones, so if you want any specific information, please let me know.

Regards

Pete

 

 



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Thanks Pete,

Paulh has kindly sent me details from the 1944 ORB's at RAF Graveley.

Ted Smith was with 158 Squadron 4 Group based at RAF Lisset in 1943 prior to being posted-in to 35 Squadron on 23/02/44 with the rest of what was S/L Ralph Reavill's crew:-

54037 P/O Heard E.T.

1522187 F/S Carr J.

1195607 F/S Steane W.

176493 F/S Baldwin B.O.

 



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Jiffy828 wrote:

I have a photo of "Morry" Berndsson and his crew which was in an album belonging to his rear gunner

1800824 Albert Edward Smith, D.F.M.

Other members of the crew are:-

Ray Perkins (WOP)

Ed. Pringle (NAV)

"Norm" Adams (BA)

"Monty" Mountford (ENG)

If you have any information on the crew or would like me to e-mail you a copy please leave message on white board.


 Hello, I'm the daughter of Ray Perkins who is in the photo. Dad died suddenly and unexpectedly in 2001 at the age of 80. It's taken me a while to be able to post since finding this site via my cousin last year because it was quite upsetting to find that he kept these things so secret. I had no idea that he carried out such important work during the war as he would only ever speak of the war on very odd occasions, never hinting at what he had actually been doing. It's such a shame that he kept this such a secret. However, after his death I put safely away some things of his war past. I know there was a book on some of his missions and of course his medals, which he dismissed as "everyone got those in the war", never letting on that the DFM was quite something to have. We are about to clear out cupboards and perhaps I can let you know what I find - unfortunately putting stuff away safely usually means that they will be difficult to find!

Regards

Jenny



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Hi Jenny,

If you would like to email me at mcgra_shop@hotmail.co.uk I will send you any relevant information I have.

Jiffy 828


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Jiffy828 wrote:

Hi Jenny,

If you would like to email me at mcgra_shop@hotmail.co.uk I will send you any relevant information I have.

Jiffy 828


I've just emailed you. Many thanks 



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Jenny

I am happy to provide a summary of your father's service with No 35 Squadron, if you are interested.

I can be contacted via the following page on my No 35 website

35squadron.wordpress.com/contact/

Regards

Pete

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Jenny,

 

If I may, one place you might consider donating your father's logbook, medals, etc., is with the Pathfinder Museum at RAF Wyton.  They have a tremendous collection of artifacts including photos, uniforms, logbooks, medals, etc., to tell the history of PFF.  If you're anywhere near Wyton, I highly recommend that you stop in and tour the Museum.  But note that you will need to arrange beforehand for an escort from the Museum staff as Wyton is an active RAF station.  

 

Kind regards,

 

Patrick

 



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