RAF 298 Squadron Halifax LL343 SOE Loss 20.9.1944

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  1. Fred Wilson

    Fred Wilson Member

  2. Taylor94

    Taylor94 New Member

    Hi All,
    I'm new to this forum. I am writing to ask if anyone is a relative to any of the crew that died? This is because my great-grandfather was in the Horsa (Glider Chalk 126) which the plane took over during the Normandy landings.
    Thanks in advance!
     
  3. Jaap Vermeer

    Jaap Vermeer Member

    Fred, I have the complete logbook of Halifax LL403 of 644 SD Squadron. This aircraft with F/O. Bob Baird crashed 4/5 October 1944 near Putten,Holland after an supply-drop for the Dutch Resistance.In the logbook are also the Operations on D-Day ,Market Garden and special Ops. Let me know if you are interested and I can scan this complete logbook for you.

    kind regards, Jaap Vermeer MDE
     
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  4. amberdog45

    amberdog45 Senior Member

    Hi Jaap, unfortunately Fred has passed away. Its good to see his research is still attracting some attention. Thanks for the additional info. Regards Maria
    P.S. still add the information, like you, somebody else may research this topic in the future. I'm sure Fred would be happy.
     
  5. Jaap Vermeer

    Jaap Vermeer Member

    Maria,thank you. Iam not so long a member of this forum.

    Jaap
     
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    Jaap Vermeer Member

  7. michaelrb

    michaelrb Member

    Jaap,

    Bob Baird, the pilot of Halifax LL403, was my grandmother's brother. I would be very interested in any information you have on this aircraft.

    Kind regards

    Michael
     
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  8. Jaap Vermeer

    Jaap Vermeer Member

    Dear Michael,

    Thats sound great. Bob Baird is also mentioned in my book. I have the logbook of Walter McGeachin and also photos from Bob when he was hiding by the Resistance. He was sitting in a chair when Germans came in the farm and asking for the boss. He said '' He is at the shet ''. Bob learnt some Dutch and the Germans dont see his RAF trousers he dressed on.
    You can send me in private an email at : beervanvermeer@kpnmail.nl

    Best regards, Jaap
     
  9. michaelrb

    michaelrb Member

    Dear Jaap,

    Sounds like you have some excellent information which I look forward to discussing with you. I will send you an email.

    Many thanks indeed

    Michael
     
  10. Jaap Vermeer

    Jaap Vermeer Member

    Dear Michael,

    Let me know what your looking for. I also having photos from Bob who were made by the Resistance for his '' Ausweis ''.
    An farmer has also the Oxygen bottles of the Halifax. On June 2nd we will drive with WWII Military vehicles the Crashsite Tour
    to all crashed aircraft who are mentioned in my book. Probably you can be with us to.

    Jaap
     
  11. michaelrb

    michaelrb Member

    Jaap,

    I would be very pleased to see the photographs you have and also the logbook. I would also like to know exactly where his Halifax crashed if you have that information. What is the name of your book please, I would like to get a copy? I would be interested to hear about your military vehicle tour.

    Cheers

    Michael
     
  12. Jaap Vermeer

    Jaap Vermeer Member

    Michael, I think it would be better if you send me an email,

    Jaap
     
  13. michaelrb

    michaelrb Member

    Jaap, I have sent you an email, please let me know if you haven't received it.

    Thanks

    Michael
     
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    Jaap Vermeer Member

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