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  1. Jemm

    Jemm New Member

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    Hi, just a quick hello and introduction. I'm a middle aged mother of four with a fascination for ww2 aircraft. My uncle was a tail gunner in a Boston Bomber over PNG with the RAAF 22 squadron. His plane went missing in February 1943. I think the family stories are what piqued my interest.

    I have copies of his logbooks and some photos which I should be able to scan and upload if anyone is interested.

    I am also currently reading "Bomber Boys" by Kevin Wilson, about Bomber Command and the missions to the Ruhr, over Berlin and the dambusters.

    Ironically I have a dreadful fear of flying but an enormous admiration for the lads who flew back then - and now for that matter.

    Cheers,

    Jemm
     
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    Welcome to the forum Jemm!
    Greeting from the Czech Repblic8)
     
  3. Vic Balshaw

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    G'day Jemm, welcome to the forum from a hot ACT. Is the Avatar pic of your Uncle?
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    Welcome to the family Jemm! :wave:
     
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    G'day Jemm! Welcome to the forum...so where ya from?

    and yes I'm sure there would be some interest in your Uncle's Logbook and photos, please post some stuff at your leisure...:D
     
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    Welcome Jemm, from a wayward kiwi lost in Europe!

    Fully agree with Wayne - be great to see any photos, or logbook entries you'd care to post.

    Evan
     
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    G'day and welcome to the forum.

    I also have Bomber Boys and intend on starting it soon myself.


    Hope you enjoy the site! 8)
     
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    Hello Jemm and welcome to the forum.
    Greetings from Serbia.
     
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    Hello Jemm and welcome from England.
     
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    Hi Jemm
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    some extracts from your uncle's log books would be great
     
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  15. Jemm

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    Thanks everyone! I'm in Brisbane, Australia, though a born and bred Canberran - so hey there Vic Balshaw. I was in Canberra last week for a holiday (trying to move back actually) - the War Memorial was the first place we went to. I was thrilled with the new ww1 aircraft display in the big hall over near G for George.

    Vic, did you see the 60th anniversary Victory in the Pacific air show in 2005? it was so wonderful. I loved the Spitfires zooming over the lake. (For anyone else, it was a 2 day - well 3 if you count practice day - air show commemorating air power in the pacific - they had so many planes and displays it brought a tear to my eye!)


    I'll get to it today and start scanning . Is there any place specifically I should post scanned ww2 docs?
     
  16. Thorlifter

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    Welcome, Jemm! Happy posting!
     
  18. wheelsup_cavu

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    Welcome to the forum Jemm. 8)


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  19. Njaco

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    How did I miss this? Welcome to the forum Jemm! I would suggest that maybe in "Aviation Pictures" or in the "WWII General" section. And there is always the "Personal" section within the "Off-Topic/Misc" area. Love to see those scans!
     
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