Added photo of the Coghlan Crew of 434 Squadron
Dec 30, 2012
Added photo of the H. Lossing Crew of 433 Squadron.
December 29, 2012
Added photos of F/S J.Ardis, F/L M. A. Henry, and F/S E.S. Jones of 428 Squadron
Added photo of F/S B. E. Hall of 432 Squadron
Announcing publication of Night Madness by Richard R. Pyves. This is the true story of Ron Pyves - a teenage tailgunner during WWII - and the fight for his life during and after the war.
*A video introduction to the book can be seen at here.
Copies can be purchased online at Chapters.
October 17, 2012
Added photo of the L. Holoway crew of 420 Squadron
Added photo of the R. Ritchie crew of 432 Squadron
New e-mail address for contacting 6 Group. Please send a message if you are a former contact so that I can add you to my new address book.
rkoval at bell.net
January 31, 2011
Added the following 415 crew photos:
Added Halifax III LL-575 of 415 Squadron to Noseart section.
Added photo of the Burges Crew of 431 Squadron
January 1, 2011
Added Garvin Crew of 427 Squadron, Kagna Crew of 428 Squadron, Philbin Crew of 431 Squadron; Lesesne Crew of 425 Squadron, and Russell Crew of 408 Squadron.
September 19, 2009
Added photo of F/O Sydney Brown of 420 Squadron
Added photo of the Reynolds crew of 424 Squadron
Added further info to the Oct 12, 1944 Daily Operations page.
August 27, 2009
Added photo of the L. Minkler crew of 415 Squadron
Added photo of the D. Burnell crew of 408 Squadron
Added photos of the Rowe Crew of 429 Squadron
ID'd the members of the Craven crew of 408 Squadron
August 2, 2009
Added photos of the R. Kent and W. Smith crews of 419 Squadron.
July 2, 2009
Added photo of F/O G. W. Lawry of 419 Squadron
July 1, 2009
Added Bons Tassilly August 14, 1944 strike photo
Added photo of F/O W. (Bill) Underhill of 415 Squadron
Added photo of 3 crewmembers of D. McNeill crew of 415 Squadron relaxing
Added photo of Halifax III NR-124 coded 6U-I (Item) of 415 Squadron
May 13, 2009
Added photo of G. Gardiner of 429 Squadron.
May 2, 2009
Added photo of D. MacNeil of 415 Squadron
April 26, 2009
Added photo of the Burrows crew of 408 Squadron.
April 5, 2009
Added photo of the Herringer crew of 408 Squadron.
Added photo of the Control Tower at Linton on Ouse and a photo of the boats used to cross the river to the Linton on Ouse Airfield page.
March 7, 2009
Added photo of the Leaver Crew to the 408 and 434 crew photos.
February 13, 2009
Added photos of Airfields to go along with diagrams to Airfields section.
Added photo of Al Warrington and Pete Kuchma of 415 Squadron.
January 29, 2009
Added photo of the Lillico Crew and of P/O Zybtnuik to the 428 Squadron pages.
Added 433 group photo taken at Skipton on Swale, 1945.
January 24, 2009
Added photo of F/Sgt W. Olmsted of 428 Squadron to the crew photos section.
January 23, 2009
Added photo of P/O G. Lillico of 428 Squadron to the Crew Photos section.
Added details to loss of the Lillico crew on Daily Operations page April 17/18, 1944
January 20, 2009
Added photo of Halifax III NR-122 6U-X to the Aircraft Photo section.
Added photo of the A. Galley crew of 415 Squadron to the Crew Photo section.
January 10, 2009
Added the following 429 crew photos:
H. Wood, F. Warrington, D. Williams, W. Thomas, T. Turner
January 21, 2007
Added photos of the R. L. Porter, J. A. Morgan, and A. P. Blackburn crews to the 433 Crew Photo section (Blackburn crew also added to 434 section).
January 08, 2007
Added a photo of the R. L. Sollie Crew of 420 Squadron
Corrected Serial Number on 408 Squadron Nose art photos EQ-Z "Zombie"
January 01, 2007
Happy New Year to all our 6 Group readers! We've started the year off by adding the following photos:
431 Squadron COs Coverdale, Davenport, and Newson
431 Squadron group photo of Mulford, Coverdale, and Marshall (found under individual photos)
434 Squadron Hukee crew.
419 Squadron Thompson Crew.
July 31, 2006
Added photos of the J. White crew to 408 Squadron (crew and individual).
July 27, 2006
Added a photo of the A. Weston crew of 419 Squadron.
May 25, 2006
Added a link to A Kreigie's Lament; The wartime diaries of George V. Neal. Book orders and contact information. You can find this on the links page.
May 24, 2006
Over the next while we will be adding a number of photos. So far we have added a number of crew photos to 408, 415, 425, 426, and 434 Squadrons, as well as a few nose art and aircraft photos. Sorry we haven't been updating the What's New page as we go along.
January 12, 2006
Unfortunately the 6 Group Bomber Command Association reunion mentioned below has been cancelled, mainly due to health problems among the UK committee.
To quote Ken Cothliff, Chairman of the 6 (RCAF) Group Bomber Command Association, after he had learned that two of his stalwart committee members would not be able to participate further because of health problems:
"We need a team here to make it work and we need numbers to ensure a dignity of an event that would include a service at York Minster, and a Mess Dinner at RAF Linton on Ouse. Both are not forthcoming, and I had to take the sad decision to cancel. There could have been nothing worse than several people gathered together in York Minster, or the Museum. I couldn't keep those of you over the 'pond' on tenterhooks, over whether it was on or off, especially with the flights needing to be booked.
"However, as I'm here in Yorkshire, I would be pleased to personally help anyone coming over, and our Treasurer, Audrey who lives in York will also meet and help any visitors. I can offer guided tours around the 6 Group area, and have contacts at many of the old airfields, and the Yorkshire Air Museum, and can provide assistance with transport. If any groups of Canadians want to come over, I'm delighted to help in any way I can."
December 18, 2005
We've been making additions and corrections to the site as time allows, but haven't been keeping up with the what's new page. We'll probably get nothing more than a lump of coal from Santa for that.
Here is an important announcement for anyone interested in attending a final 6 Group Reunion in York, England which was sent to us today:
"The 6 (RCAF) Group Bomber Command Association has decided to hold a final Reunion in York, England the weekend of June 1-4, 2006 as a dignified finale for 6(RCAF) Group of RAF Bomber Command in WWII. Not just for members of the Association but for all who served in 6 Group during the war and any families of Group members who wish to attend.
For details: North America respondents contact: Ron Butcher, 85-7583 Central Saanich Road, Saanichton, BC Canada V8M 2B6 or e-mail Ron Butcher<exsqn408rcaf at shaw.ca>*. For those in the UK and elsewhere, by e-mail: Ken Cothliff <kencothliff at airsupply.co.uk>*, or by letter to Mrs. A. Cable, 31 Springfield Rd., Upper Poppleton, YORK , YO21 6JJ United Kingdom."
*Replace at with @ in these e-mail addresses
June 6, 2005
We are so far behind on the what's new page that it's embarassing.
Today we received this notice of a closing party for 433 Squadron, which they asked us to post. You can read the details here.
Added photo of memorial at Bradford-on-Avon. 415 Ground crew photo.
January 9 & 10 2004
Added a photo of F/O Kallal of 425 Squadron.
January 2, 2003