Front bomb aimer in a Lancaster 18 Sept 1944

To view the recent Military Boots news letter please see below dated 9 Nov 2014. I received this note recently with the seven completed name-tapes and would like to share it with you. Dear Joy,

My Dad A. A. D’Oyley died in January 1993 aged 71. I knew about the crash, he was the front bomb aimer in a Lancaster, and the “bubble” broke off. He saw, he watched “his mates” die as he fell. When he got back to the UK he visited all six families of his crew as well as writing to tell them.

I have only just found out that he was stationed at East Kirkby, Lincolnshire and just found out the names of the crew. I’ve been unable to find any other crews families. Thank you for this opportunity to remember them all, back as “mates”, all the crew.

The Crew: R. J. Waugh R.A.F.V.R. Age ? Killed: B. J. Cooper R.A.F.V.R. Age 21 Killed: A. T. Rogers R.A.F.V.R. Age 21 Killed: P. Lunt R.A.F.V.R. Age 21 Killed: J. G. L. Martin R.A.F.V.R. Age ? Killed: H. Shakespeare R.A.F. Age 22 Killed: A. A. D’Oyley R.A.F.V.R. P. O. W. Camp Stalag.

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