NOTICE: "...I was asked by a next of kin from one of our lost crews to ask you if you can help and if you may know any contacts that might help us we would be very greatful..." Contributed by David Sharland firstname.lastname@example.org [18JUN2011]
Museum charity number 1052892 called Dunkeswell Memorial Museum at the only US Navy airbase in England and Europe in world war two. This base is very rear because of that. It was the home of VP-63, VP-103, VP-105, VP-110 and VP-114 attached to FAW-7 of the US Navy. As there is NO Memorials in Europe for the work the US Navy AntiSubmarine Squadrons done in World War Two. As there are many buildings that still exist today from WW2 left standing around NAF Dunkeswell, Devonshire, England. One of them is the administation complex. These buildings are VERY REAR as they were used only by the US Navy Fleet Air Wing 7 Group to help to defend the supply convoys to England from attacks by U-boats and surface vessels which were out in the Atlantic and the Bay of Biscay. The Museum is trying to raise £110,000 to buy the administration complex this will be a permanent Memorial building for the Dunkeswell Memorial Museum, for all who served at NAF Dunkeswell, Devonshire, England during WW2,including the 183 Officers and men who lost there lives in combat and for the 49 killed in non combat. One Officer that was based at NAF Dunkeswell, Devonshire, England was Joesph P. Kennedy Jr older brother of John F. Kennedy. Joesph was at the base until his death on the 12th August 1944.
The Museums tel phone number is 01404891943 and the website address is http://www.dunkeswellmemorialmuseum.org.uk/. If you know how we can get this help or if anyone can find it in there hearts to give a donation to this good cause with a letter of support and send it too the address on the web site address above
I hope to hear from your soon.
Yours David Sharland
"...Heres to let all VPB-103, VPB-105, VPB-110, VPB-114, VPB-63, Headron-7, FAW-7 Crews and next of Kins know that NAF Dunkeswell, Devonshire, England Memorial Museum has sadly closed due to the owner of the building that we rented needed the building back. We are still runing as a Museum and Charity with displays, shows and talks. We are still trying to raise the funds to buy the Adminstration buildings the price has gone down to £55.000. We also have a new website and you can find it on http://dmm103105110.btck.co.uk and we are also on Facebook under Dunkeswell Memorial Museum. The Museum is also asking the following Groups of servicemen and women to have some more links with us them being NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida (this were VPB-110 trained too) and VP-26 as VPB-114 is at the start of there timeline. I would like to hear from anyone to do with all the Groups that I have put in this massage so please contact me as soon as possible. David Sharland (Founder) email@example.com..." [28AUG2012]
"...I am trying to find any ex-servicemen that was based at NAF Dunkeswell, Devonshire, England with VPB-103, VPB-105 and VPB-110. The reason I am trying to find the ex-servicemen is to let them know that there is a Museum set up on the airfield as a Memorial to all those who served there and to ask if they could send photo's. The Museums name is Dunkeswell Memorial Museum. At the moment the Dunkeswell Memorial Museum is trying to obtain the old world war two ops buildings and control tower so all the artefacts we have collected can be displayed. David Sharland (Founder) firstname.lastname@example.org..." [08JUL2009]
NOTICE: "...I just received some Navy film showing what appears to be VPB-116 #38800 showing the crew during a high altitude mission and upon landing at Tinian (Black and White with good to excellent quality). Another film, in color, shows VD-1 31996 Calamity Jane warming up and taking off (excellent quality). I would like to collect more film copies from any individuals that served with Navy/Marine PB4Y-1 Liberator and PB4Y-2 Privateer squadrons (VD-1, VD-3, VD-4, VD-5, VP-101, VP-102, VP-103, VP-104, VP-105, VP-106, VP-107, VP-108, VP-109, VP-110, VP-111, VP-112, VP-115, VP-116, VP-117, VP-118, VP-119, VP-120, VP-121, VP-122, VP-123, and VP-124). Thanks. Alan C. Carey email@example.com..." [27OCT2006]
NOTICE: "...This is to inform veterans who flew from FAW-7 that there is a new museum devoted to their memory. If you have copies of any photographs, or personal recollections, please send them to the museum curator at Dunkeswell Museum, Dunkeswell Airfield, Honiton, Devon, EX14 0RA, UK. I will pass any messages on and can be faxed on +44 1404 891717. The museum opening was preceeded by a dance in one of the WW2 hangars, with some 600 guests who dance to the music of the John Miller Big Band. The Kaye Sisters also performed and a great night was had by all - including four veterans who came all the way from America for the opening. Gerard O'Regan, of the FAW7 Research Group, address Blath na Greine, Ballinlough Road, Cork, Ireland, is trying to locate EARL INMAN (born in Paducah, KY) and is also hoping to hear from next of kin of the following: Lt Raymond N North (VPB-105) of Manly, Iowa Ens. Robert MacKrueger (VPB-110) of Detroit, Mich Arm 2 Paul Immel Jordan (VPB-110) of Ft. Wayne, In S2C Gerald Enfinger of Bennett, Al Lt Harold N Barton of Brooklyn, NY Lt Richard J Schuetz of Chicago, IL Ens Phillip Wm Bash of Evans City, PA Acmm Winston Clark Ketchem of Klamath Falls, Or Arm2c Eugene V Timberman of Terra Haute, In Arm3c Edwin H McLean of Buffalo, NY Aom2c Richard W Mellette of Thomasville, NC This is for a new book he is writing on FAW7. His telephone number is +353 21 291817 or email me. Paul Tucker firstname.lastname@example.org..."
NOTICE: "...My late husband flew with VB-110 Crew A-1. A few of my husbands Shipmates included B. E. Michael, Kenneth E. Johnson, Joe Quigley, JoJo Wallace, and W. J. McBurnie. Any information will be deeply appreciated. Thany You...Lillian M. Ray email@example.com..." [29MAY2004]
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