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Wartime Scots pilots' grave found at last?


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#1 The_Historian

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Posted 16 November 2007 - 02:21 PM

BBC NEWS | Scotland | Edinburgh, East and Fife | Grave hope for war pilot's family
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Posted 16 November 2007 - 03:54 PM

Great story. Excellent! I hope one day I will have such a result....
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Posted 16 November 2007 - 04:44 PM

Excellent story, the kind I love and it is the first time I hear of this particular one. Thank you for posting!

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Posted 16 November 2007 - 04:52 PM

i hope they find out it is indeed him! it still amazes me that after all this time, he can be found!
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Posted 16 November 2007 - 05:19 PM

Great story Gordon ! The internet is such a powerful tool. Someone should have invented it sooner. :D
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Posted 16 November 2007 - 10:03 PM

The unmarked grave is actually at Guidel France. Guidel belonged to the Lorient Festung , but is actually 30 minutes away from that city. Many of the Lorient casualties were gathered by the Germans and buried there during the war. After 1945, the American casulaties were taken to bigger cemeteries, but over one hundred casualties stil remain buried in that small place which has a huge Saint George cross . I was there two years ago and took pictures of the graves. There is a Polish grave there too (from 305 Squadron)

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Posted 17 November 2007 - 10:53 AM

Just done a little more research on the event.
This was a rodeo operation to Kerlin bastard airfield . While over Lorient Lyon was hit by Flak and crashed in the evening. He flew a Spitfire VB code serial AR343 from 234 Squadron
In the mean time one of his buddies (F/Lt W C Walton) flying BM200 also got hit and crashed at Quimperle. Walton (DFC) was taken pow

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 09:28 AM

Have just come across this site and seen the interest on this forum in this story.
A month or so ago I created a wikipedia page for my uncle Russell.

See:Ernest Russell Lyon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Hope this is of interest.

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 02:32 PM

Very interesting indeed, Vinci. Been following the other thread too.
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Posted 13 April 2011 - 05:40 PM

Great update, thanks for keeping this fine thread going

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 05:36 PM

Very nicely done.




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