Good afternoon, the following request is from a relative of mine who is doing research for a book on the liberation of Ravenna in Italy. I was wondering if anyone may have some of the required information. Thank you I am just back from Italy where I was doing book research about the liberation of Ravenna in WW2 (december 1944). While I was there I chanced on a photo taken by a war cameraman, It shows a South African pilot being reunited with British soldiers in the main city square on 5th December 1944. He was shot down on or around 30th November while flying with the South African Air Force. He had spent 5-6 days being looked after by the Partisans (who are the main focus of my book), and he even went on a raid against German defensive positions on 2nd December 44. His name is J.C.Buddell and he was serving with 7th Squadron SA Military Aviation. I wonder if you might be able to find out anything more about him? I don't expect he is still alive but it would great to get any biographical information about him, maybe see if any military records exist etc. Any info about what he did after the war, after he was liberated in Ravenna, etc is always helpful. Anything which would help to flesh him out into a character for the book. As I know you have good connections with the piloting wolrld I thought you might be interested.