The last flight of Lancaster RF154 (AS-B)

Discussion in 'The War In The Air' started by Ron Goldstein, Jan 30, 2012.

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  1. Fred Wilson

    Fred Wilson Member

    I salute you for all that you have done. You are one of my most admired and respected people here. Ron is another.
    I was horrified that I had not caught your copyright... and told you so.

    But you need to see what is being done and the future of lostaircraft is. One day even Soviet, Japanese & SEAC losses will be added.
    Our continental members are doing a phenomenal job of adding Lufftwaffe losses and make staggering revisions to RAF losses. Vital information and changes.
     
  2. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    Dear Ron,

    My apologies for the hijacking of the thread dedicated to the loss of your dear brother. Sometimes my feeling get the better of me, on this occasion this is one of them, although its of no excuse.

    Once again I apologise.

    Best wishes

    Peter.

    PS. I would fully understand and support you if you had Adam remove my rants

    P
     
  3. CL1

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  4. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Sergeant (Air Gunner) GOLDSTEIN, JACOB
    Service Number 2235812

    Died 16/03/1945

    Aged 33

    166 Sqdn.
    Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

    Son of Joe and Fanny Goldstein ; husband of Sarah Hyman (formerly Goldstein) of Stoke Newington, London N.16.


    INSCRIPTION
    FOR EVER REMEMBERED WIFE SADIE, CHILDREN LEILA AND MICHAEL PARENTS AND FAMILY
     
  5. KevinBattle

    KevinBattle Senior Member

  6. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Dear Friends.................

    I am "bumping" this thread simply because I have just received a copy of "Shalom, Jack" from my nephew, Michael Goldstein CBE

    The book, beautifully written and lavishly illustrated, is the painstakingly researched story of my brother Jack's life and his eventual death while serving in Bomber Command during the closing stages of WW2.

    All proceeds from the book will be donated to The Royal British Legion and The RAF Benevolent Fund so if you are looking for Xmas gifts or you just want a hard copy print out of the story penned above, The last flight of Lancaster RF154 (AS-B) just pay a visit to: :
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/SHALOM-JACK-celebration-Sergeant-Goldstein/dp/1907953701/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1537023870&sr=1-1&keywords=Shalom,+Jack

    If you are not happy with your purchase just send the book back to me and I will happily refund your purchase price.

    Best regards to all

    Ron
     
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  7. kopite

    kopite Member

    Ron,

    Thanks for posting the information about the book. I have just ordered a copy and look forward to reading about Jack’s life, with a heavy heart of course.

    Steve
     
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  9. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Steve
    Many thanks ! (Yesterday, I ordered copies for each of my five Grand-kids so that they may also know Jack's story)

    Canuck
    Aye !........Lest we forget the cost we paid and that we were not alone

    Ron
     
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  10. Little Friend

    Little Friend Senior Member

    I too have just ordered one of these books. Many thanks for the advert / information.
     
  11. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Little friend

    Well done !

    Ron
     
  12. Harry Ree

    Harry Ree Very Senior Member

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  13. Harry Ree

    Harry Ree Very Senior Member

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    August 28 2014.....Canadian Lancaster VERA lifts off from the Kirmington main runway (wartime 04/22 ) now 03/21, heading 30 which will take it over Kirmington village then a right turn for a course to Cleethorpes where it conducted a flypast over the sea front.VERA is about to fly over the A180 Grimsby main road which was closed during the war...the main runway extending beyond.

    Background is the former technical site and now the Humberside Airport Terminal.The quarry in the background is some way away and is the Melton quarries which produces fertilisers.

    Ron ......Looking forward to reading your brother's wartime story and his fateful op.

    Per Ardua ad Astra
     
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  14. KevinBattle

    KevinBattle Senior Member

    About as suitable a photo in tribute to Jack as could be
    Andrew Charles "Andy" Mynarski, VC (14 October 1916 – 13 June 1944) was a Canadian airman and a recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest award for bravery in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. Mynarski was 27 years old and flew with No. 419 "Moose" Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War when he gave his life attempting to help rescue a trapped crew member. His Victoria Cross was awarded in 1946, the last such award to a Canadian airman in the Second World War.
     
  15. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Thanks a bunch, everyone, for your understanding and support.

    My offer still stands......If you are not happy with your purchase just send the book back to me and I will happily refund your purchase price.
    (and that applies to to my friends at WW2f as well)

    Best regards

    Ron
     
  16. Little Friend

    Little Friend Senior Member

    Thanks Ron, My book arrived on Monday. Will start to read it this coming weekend.
     
  17. kopite

    kopite Member

    Ron,

    Just finished reading “Shalom, Jack”, a wonderful and moving tribute to your brother, brilliantly researched and written. A real page turner and the kind of book that is hard to put down and I ended up finishing it in just two sittings. It was an honour to learn about your family history and struggles and of course your brothers ultimate sacrifice.

    Shalom, Jack!

    Steve
     
  18. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Steve
    Many thanks for your very kind words that I shall pass on to the author
    Best regards
    Ron
     
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