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ShannonC

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Squadron 35 Halifax shot down Aug.28/29
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Hi,

I'm looking for information about my Grandfather.

He was a rear gunner (?) with the 35th and was shot down over France on August 28/29 1942.

His name was Palmer (Paul) Nerland. He is Canadian. 

After being shot down he managed to stay on the run for approx. a week in Chavagnes, France.

After his capture he spent time at Stalag 3.

Any additional information would be truly appreciated.

Thank you!

please email sseriani@gmail.com



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Hi Shannon,

your grandfather was shot down on the night of 24/25 August 1942 in Halifax W7765 of 35 Sqn. The crew was;

 

P/O F E Gardiner +

Sgt F E A Makin pow

P/O R J Twillet RCAF pow

Sgt F W Graham pow

F/S W P Ryan +

Sgt P M Nerland RCAF pow

Sgt E L Whilock pow

 

your grandfather was the mid-upper gunne.

They were shot down by Fw Heinrich Macke of 7./NJG4 for his second victory he did not survive the war and was killed in a crash landing on a return flight from a night sortie on 24/25 February 1944 with his total victories standing at 6.

I hope that is of some help.

Regards,

John.

 



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I am in the process of documenting the history of No 35 Squadron and I would be happy to provide you with a summary of his service with the squadron if it would be of use. I have sent you an email

Regards

Pete

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Researching:

- CA Butler and the loss of Lancaster ME334

- Aircrew Training WWII (Basic / Trade / Operational)

- No. 35 Squadron [From Thetford to Scampton]

 

[Always looking for COPIES of original documents / photographs etc relating to these subjects]



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Hello,

The other RCAF man aboard was J7218 P/O Jean-Baptiste Roger Joseph Camille TEILLET of St. Boniface, Manitoba.

Rather well known after the war, deceased 2002:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Teillet

http://www.metismuseum.ca/media/db/12137

Regards,

Dave



-- Edited by alieneyes on Wednesday 20th of December 2017 07:28:49 PM

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