F/Sgt Reuben Henry Ward, 415 Squadron, R.C.A.F.

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Re: F/Sgt Reuben Henry Ward, 415 Squadron, R.C.A.F.

Post by Ludford 101 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:26 pm

https://www.absa3945.com/31%20aout%2019 ... 0MZ879.htm

Oops, I see you found that. It's copied verbatim from Martin Middlebrook's "Bomber Command War Diaries" (which used to be online a few years back)

Looks like this target was an all 6 Group operation.

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Re: F/Sgt Reuben Henry Ward, 415 Squadron, R.C.A.F.

Post by Temujin » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:28 pm

Ludford, you were correct. 415 Squadron took part in the Mission to bomb Ile de Cezembre on the 31st Aug 1944
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Re: F/Sgt Reuben Henry Ward, 415 Squadron, R.C.A.F.

Post by Temujin » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:54 pm

Found the Bomber Command (No 6 Group, RCAF) Operation Record, which confirms all of the above:
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Re: F/Sgt Reuben Henry Ward, 415 Squadron, R.C.A.F.

Post by Swordfish » Fri Oct 21, 2022 5:02 pm

Looking to contact F/Sgt Reuben Ward's son Frank Ward re the DDMcNeill crew in 415 Squadron August-December 1944. submitted by D Fletcher

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Re: F/Sgt Reuben Henry Ward, 415 Squadron, R.C.A.F.

Post by Phil » Sun Oct 30, 2022 8:13 am

Swordfish wrote:
Fri Oct 21, 2022 5:02 pm
Looking to contact F/Sgt Reuben Ward's son Frank Ward re the DDMcNeill crew in 415 Squadron August-December 1944. submitted by D Fletcher
I'm pleased to report that we were able to put Mr. Fletcher and Mr. Ward in touch.
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Re: F/Sgt Reuben Henry Ward, 415 Squadron, R.C.A.F.

Post by georgetanksherman » Mon Nov 07, 2022 4:54 pm

Wow, that is so AWESOME Phil, Congrats on the connection !

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