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Does anyone know John Herbert Clingley from Sunderland born 17/06/20. He was a navigator on a Halifax shot down 22/10/43 near Kassel. I have an original German archive photograph of him with details of the camp he was sent to.http://www.activeboard.com/confirm.spark?aBID=100548&abKey=d0d7606793afbe028a881cc0b914d9ed



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Hi,

checking through Bill Chorleys bomber command losses, his name is spelt Clingly?

 

22/23 Oct 1943        78 Sqn       Halifax II   LW301 EY-C           Op: Kassel

T/o 1727 Breighton. Crashed approximately 2100 at Obervellmar in the northern outskirts of Kassel. Those who died lie in Hanover war cemetery.

 

W/O B E E Allden     died

Sgt J A  Buck   died

Sgt R J Williams    pow

Sgt J Clingly    pow

Sgt T D Gower   pow

Sgt D S Hemelik    pow

F/Sgt K R Miller RAAF     pow

Sgt G A Nelson   died

 

According to Theo Boitens Nachtjagd War Diaries Vol 1, the halifax was shot down by Oblt. Gustav Tam of II./NJG5 at 2102 hrs.

 

Regards,

Mike H

 

 



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Thanks so much for your help. It was interesting to see that your account is the same as the German account. I am hoping to find someone in his family who might be interested. Cheers Philip.

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eileen

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hi i am john clingly s neice my mother was lilian e clingly, i would be most honoured to receive photos or anything regarding uncle john his family used to call him jack thankyou my email address i eileen552@hotmail.com



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Sarah Fisher

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Hello

My husbands grandfather was R j Williams, flight engineer. We would love any info on him and any crew. Thanks



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Hi,

Just to add to Mike H reply it should read Gustav Tham. He would survive the war with a total of 15 victories.

 

Regards,

 

John.



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Anonymous

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Hi ive just come across this post so may be a long shot. I'm John clinglys grand daughter do you still have the photo of him?

 

thanks

 

sam clingly 



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Anonymous

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My father was Don Hemelik.  he was on the Halifax with John and was shot down and in the same prison camp as John.  Thy met again in Devon in 2005/6 when John came down to stay with my dad.  i have some photos of the crew if you want me to send them.

 

Ian

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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