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Kenneth DunnWe received on 14th March 2021, following mail from Kevin Thornton,

I have come into possession of the medals and log books of pilot WK
(Kenneth) Dunn who joined 115 Squadron 30/11/1941.

He flew with the squadron until his tour expired in 9 July 1942, then to 15 OTU.

He received the DFM after his Wellington was attacked by a night fighter on the 29/06/1942,
and by his flying skills managed to allow his gunners to drive the aircraft off.

I have photographs of the damaged Wellington, and a group photo when he was training.

He later served a second tour in 40 Squadron in Italy, where he received the DFC.

I feel privileged to have possession of the medals and log books of a very brave man,
and thought it may be of interest to you.

Dunn Kenneth More information and photos

On the 10th of march 2021, Jane Guest, sent us flowing photos, thanks

Charles EnglandSquadron 115, taken June 1944,
with my father Charles England
second from the right on the back row. Charles England


End of tour photo, 115 Squadron,
taken July 1944 with my
father Charles England, an air bomber, second from the right.

The last mission was on 11th/12th June 1944, target Nantes, France on Lancaster KO-S ND.900.

The crew,

S/L. C. D. RASH, DFC - Captain
P/O. J. GREEN - Navigator
F/S. ENGLAND, C. - Air Bomber
F/S. RICE, S. - Rear Gunner
F/S. PITCHER, A. - Mid Upper
Sgt. SEPHTON, B. - Flt. Eng.

Lancaster LL701We received on 11 February 2021 following post from Chris Thomson,

Hello from Montreal!

We have recently come into friendship with the Grandson (Chris Sandham-Bailey) of Kenneth Morley Sgt - Service No 1531492, He was the wireless operator on LL701.

Lancaster Mk II - LL701 KO-F

In his memory can you please add the attached picture of him to the page? The credit should go to his grandson Chris Sandham-Bailey please.

Also we have started a facebook group looking for the family of the crew from LL701.

Thank you and stay safe!

Chris Thomson (great nephew of Francis Leonard Kennedy from LL701) Montreal, Canada.

Jean LeatherdaleWe received following said news from Paul Leatherdale,

Mum passed away on 16th Jan from COVID.

Best rgds, Paul

Obituary from Jean Leatherdale (Nee Clarke)

Died suddenly on 16th January 2021 at her home in Dell Rose Court, Norwich aged 92.

Loving widow of Sqn. Ldr. Frank Leatherdale DFC, and mother of Paul.

Survived by her brothers Gerald and Philip and sister Beryl.

No flowers please but donations may be made to Alzheimer's Research UK directly or via Shayne Stork Family Funeral Services (01603 702702).