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Hundreds Flock to Wings Museum - Balcombe to meet the "Bomber Boys"
 
We are pleased to report that our "Meet the Bomber Boys" event held at the Wings Museum on Saturday 6th May 2017 was a record breaker! The museum would like to thank all our veterans for their attendance on Saturday and a special thank you must be relayed to all members of the public who demonstrated their support for the "Bomber Boys" and the International Bomber Command Memorial. The museum Curators would also like to thank all our "Wings" volunteers for their support.
 
We raised £1,703.52 for the International Bomber Command Memorial & RAFBF
 
The IBCM stands as a fitting tribute to the 55,573 Bomber Command crew who lost their lives in the Second World War.
 
 
List of names of those veterans in attendance on Saturday 6th May 2017.
 
 
W.C. John Bell DFC MBE – Bomb Aimer – Flew 50 sorties
619, 617 Squadrons Lancaster named "Thumper MkIII"
Flt. Lt. George Dunn DFC – Halifax Pilot – Flew 44 sorties
10, 76, 608 Squadrons
Sqn Ldr Bill Lucas DFC – Pilot
Wellingtons, Stirlings & Mosquitoes – Flew 81 sorties
(Did not sign but present on the day, Bill is 100 years old and was not up too signing)

Also known as Britain's oldest living Olympian

9, 15, 162, 139 Squadrons
Flt. Lt. Harry Hacker – Bomb Aimer – Flew 39 sorties
40 Squadron
Flt. Lt. Jo Lancaster DFC – Lancaster Pilot – Flew 54 sorties
40, 12 Squadron
W.O. Dave Fellowes - Lancaster Rear Gunner – Flew 33 sorties. also went onto take part in Operation Manna & Exodus
460 Squadron RAAF
Flt. Sgt. Bill Chubb Flight Engineer Halifaxes
432 Squadron RCAF
Flt. Lt. Hal Gardner – Navigator Lancasters Flew 8 sorties
106, 189 Squadrons
Flt. Sgt. Peter Andrews (Andy Andrews) – Wireless Operator Air Gunner
Flew 20 sorties before being shot down & taken PoW (aircraft blew up at 18,000 ft).
(Attended AM only)
W/Op AG 10 Squadron – Halifaxes
 
 
Daphne Brownlie ex Bomber Command WAAF Special Duties & widow of:
S.L. Ian Brownlie DFC Pilot 35, 77 Sqns, & a Prisoner of War, 38 Ops
 
 
 

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