Someone commented on the latest post.
Thank you for the invite. So pleased that you are recognising the veterans of 443 sqn. I’m related to William Bentley who was KIA whilst in Normandy serving on 443 Sqn. Bill stayed with my grandfather when he was billeted in the UK. I have done quite a lot of research around him and his service. Bill’s sister Betty, is a very active lady and still lives in Toronto, she was Bill’s youngest sister and very fond of Bill. She may be interested in your event. I will speak to her. I live in the UK so unlikely to be able to make it in person. I am planning to revisit Normandy in August and pay respects to Bill and visit B2 and B3 airfields along with the Canadian museum at Juno beach. Please pursue Bill’s Facebook page where I have collated all my information.
Out of interest are there any Veterans who served in 1944? Anyone remember Bill? I would love to meet them.
Please free to use Bill’s photos.
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William John Bentley. RCAF – KIA 1944. 20 likes. This has been created both in memory of, and to aid further research into a relative who served an pilot…
This blog has been dormant for quite a while.
It’s perfectly alright because it’s meant to be discovered by relatives of pilots who flew with 443 Squadron.
It would take you many hours to read all that I wrote about that squadron I never knew had existed before Nicole Morley wrote a comment on another blog.
This is how my blogs are created.
This is a great picture of Ivor Williams.
Ivor gave it to Nicole and she scanned it.
When Nicole sent it I did not know where that picture was taken.
Now I know.
He flew with 126 (F) Squadron after receiving his wings, but he never flew for 443 Squadron with the others.