|The book, written in 2019 by Bram Dermout, brings the story of the British Avro Lancaster bomber and his tragic faith of the crew that crashed in Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium 1944.
The book is writtin in Dutch, but will be available in English, probably november 2019.
You can order a Dutch version book via Bram Dermout, e-mail, for € 20, shipping is €3.
For each book sold, € 2 will go to the "display of memorabilia" in Witchford, former airbase of 115 sqn.
|Gordon Cammell was shot down on the run to Essen 27/28 May 1943, and the only survivor of Lancaster DS655 and prisoner in Stalag III.
Dorrance Publishing Co. November 2, 2018
|Angela Walker wrote a book "From Battle of Britain Airman to PoW Escapee". Her father Sergeant James Walker survived tree crashes and escaped eight day out of a prisoner of war camp.
This is the Second World War story of a champion cyclist turned airman who lived to tell the tale against almost impossible odds.
A New Zealander in the RAF, Ian Walker took part in the Battle of Britain before transferring to Bomber Command and surviving three plane crashes in his Wellington bomber.
The last of these saw him crash land in enemy territory, where he was eventually captured and taken prisoner.
Pen & Sword Aviation - 6 Jan 2017 - 327 pages
|This is an incredible collection of personal stories, memories and photographs of RAF Witchford from 1943 onwards.
It gives a real insight into life on a wartime airfield and you get to know many of the young airmen and women who lived and worked there.
This book is dedicated to all those who lost their lives during World War 2, especially those from RAF Witchford and RAF Mepal.
Publisher: Milton Contact Limited - 24 Nov 2013
Twenty-year-old Alex had been operational with No. 115 Squadron as second pilot on a Wellington for less than a month when, on 10 May 1941, he and his British crew members were on their way home after a successful bombing run to Hamburg, one of Germany's most fiercely defended targets. With little warning, a night fighter announced its presence by firing on, and hitting, the rear turret.
Kristen Alexander is researching the experiences of Australians in Stalag Luft III and welcomes contact with anyone with family connections to former SLIII prisoners. Kristen's website is www.kristenalexander.com.au
Big Sky Publishing, June 2015, 199 pages - ISBN: 9781925275179
The Story of Edward "Ned" Callander, DFM, Croix de Guerre, Hero of Two Nations.
While a POW, Callander escaped on three occasions. On the first occasion he was part of a large group who tunnelled their way out. Having been recaptured, he later evaded his captors while being returned to the camp.
In 1944 Callander made his third escape, this time by hiding for over two days in a disused water tank. Edward Callander apparently made it as far as the port of Danzig on the Baltic before being recaptured. This time he was not returned to his camp, instead being shot by the Gestapo. He was only 27.
An RAF comrade wrote: 'an unforgettable character with an adventurous spirit and a wealth of sheer courage. A very rare person indeed'
Published by RedBek in 2008, 81 pages - ISBN: 9780953452903
|RAAF Sergeant E.A. (Ted) Coates was flying his Wellington bomber over Germany on raid after raid, knowing that eventually he and his crew would find themselves on the receiving end of a German fighter.
One night in November 1942 their worst fears were realised and Ted found himself parachuting through the darkness of a French night over enemy territory.
This story relates his adventures as he walked and rode across France on his way to Spain and freedom ... without any help from the French Underground.
Published by Australian Military History Publ - 1996 - 118 pages - ISBN: 9780646259857
|Wellingtons of 115 Squadron Over Europe
Life in the Royal Air Force in War and Peace.
George Bury, was a navigator in 115 Squadron.
Publisher: Newton Books (August 1994)
Paperback - 167 pages
|The Autobiography of a Bomber Pilot.
Edwards, Ralph, Sqn. Ldr DSO, RAF
Authors memoirs from Sept. 1939 to 1958, primarily all on WW II. He commenced operational flying Aug. 1940 with 115 Bomber Sq, 3 Group, from 1943 to 1944 he flew with No7 Pathfinder Force Sq, thereafter a wide variety of postings incl. Transport Command where took part in the RAF flights to the Crimea for the Yalta Conference in 1945.
Publisher: Booksellers & Distributors) Ltd - 18/04/1994