Bomber help

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It is more than 70 years since the end of the Second World War.

With those who took part fewer and fewer every year, I wonder if anyone can help with my attempt to record some of the last remaining unpublished memories.

I have been commissioned to write a “personal” history of one of the RAF’s workhorse bombers, the Handley Page Halifax.

Numerous technical books have been written about this four-engined bomber.

It flew 82,773 operations and dropped 224,207 tons of explosives and incendiaries.

I am determined to make mine a book of personal memories, anecdotes and previously unused photographs.

Should any readers be surviving aircrew or Halifax ground crew members, I would be delighted if they would make contact.

I would also like to hear from anyone whose relatives served in Halifax squadrons, who have inherited RAF documents, flight logs and diaries, letters and pictures, and who would be willing to let me use them as part of my research.

All items would be treated with the utmost respect.

I would also be happy to cover all copying and postage costs.

Any material used would be fully credited with an acknowledgement in the published book.

Please email me,, or write to me at the address below.

Cliff Goodwin,

29 Tudor Drive,

Tanfield Village.