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Welcome to the Society's Guest Book, we look forward to your comments and observations which you can enter HERE

Heinrich Schrell

I just See a Report at Your Site of the fallen german observer of ju 88 Wilhelm Schmigale in 1941 near Manchester . He is the Brother of my grandpa Alfred Schmigale . I lost my speak Reading the Report..My grandpa dies in Normandie in age of 44 in 1944 as solider. Perhaps i can bringthe Brothers together again.

you are Great gentlemen we are so near together and were so fare away from us

Heinrich Schrell
Major of Bodenburg near Brunsweek lowersaxony Deutschland

Robert Newson

The deceased crew of the Heinkel 177 crash at Yoxford Suffolk in February 1944,were still in Yoxford Cemetery when I was a teenager living in the village - My grandmother attended their funeral and when asked by the Reverend Mathews why she was there she said 'I have two sons serving in the air force and if this happened to them I would like to think a German mother would do the same for them'

Angelika Brooks

The 75th anniversary of D-Day today brought back many thoughts of all who gave their life in WW2, including my father.
It made me want to visit this site again and thank you for your work.

Angelika Brooks (Maar)
Moiese MT USA


I am toamiwersta and i would to help you. Anyone?


I revere the memory of the men of my father's generation who fought and struggled in the last war against totalitarian forces. I acknowledge the universal qualities of courage and duty that inspired most combatants - while I declare that the allied war was a just one.

Connie Sorowski

Niece of P/O Norval Bergland who was KIA Feb 25 1944. He was the bombardier for the 44th Sqdn


Really interesting reading.

Robert Pliszka

Great site. Plenty of interesting information.


Jim Riggenbach

I am the nephew of Lt Donald Schaefer. Thank you for this information. It differs from the information my grandmother recounted. I had been told that they crashed on their very first mission and that they crashed into the plane in front of them when that plane stalled on take off. It is good to know the actual history of the crew and that they flew 4 missions before the crash. It is nice to know how welcomed they were by the people in Iowa. I know my uncle married June Sites but the families did not stay in touch after the war. I never met June. I am very proud to be related to a very brave and accomplished man, Donald Schaefer.

David Nicholl

Having another look at my Uncle's details which you kindly put on for me some months ago.Jack Nicholl RAFVR Bomber Command.1941.

R. Metzger

Date: 26th August 1940
Thank you very much for the memory of my father Albert Metzger. My dad has told me a lot about the crash of his airplane and the loss of his Kameraden. You have written it correctly. My father passed away in June 2008.

Sqn Ldr MJ Barnes

Thank you for all the good work you do. I am the cousin of Sgt HG Loates of Vancouver BC whom you list for 2.3.41. i take flowers to his grave every year.

Åge Gjerde

Hi, My fathers youngest brother lost his life when his ship H.J.Kyvig was sunk on the Norwegian coast on the 26th of oct. 1940. The ship was attacked by three British Bristol Beaufort bombers. According to a German log, all three bombers were shot down by German fighters. I have found one crew member from one of the planes, MacRury,Archibald. The planes came from Wick airport in Scotland and belonged to 42 squadron RAF Coastal Command. According to the German log, three of the British crew members survived, and were brought to Bergen Norway. Is it possible to find out the destiny of these crew members and the names of all crew members? Thank you in advance. Regards Åge Gjerde

Jack Wright

Great site dedicated to both sides of the air war. It was great flicking through the various stories of individuals. Many thanks.

E. Barry Marshall

Thank you for what you do.

Society Forum Post -

On the 26th September 2015 the Society travelled to Scotland to unveil a small memorial cross. The wooden cross is dedicated to missing 19 year old Luftwaffe gunner Werner Walter who perished with his crew during the night of 24/25.03.1943. The crew were on operations to Edinburgh but was attacked by an RAF nightfighter and crashed 4 miles east of Earlston. The memorial has been placed near to the crash site of their Junkers Ju 88. Also attending was the daughter of the fallen pilot, she was only six months old when her father failed to return. Her son Henning also attended and kindly presented us with a wonderful picture memorial book of the life of Paul Rogge, the ill fated pilot.

Society Forum Comments -

Dear Melvin!

Thank you very much to you and your crew! Very nice work!

Herzliche Grüsse aus Oberschwaben,


Thank you and your mates for offering us another touch of humanity in an increasingly ugly world.

Steve Sheflin

Thank you and your crew. Very well work of humanity for now well friends.

Hi Melvin
Thanks for sharing this with us.....one more of so many who died too young and is now very well remembered with this cross.
Thank you very much.

Regards from Switzerland


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