Ongoing research about ED559 and her crew
Each month it seems something new about ED559 comes to light. It might be a new document I haven't seen before, a photo or an email from someone with an interest in a member of the crew or about the Lancaster. Research into ED559 is ongoing and as new information arrives I add it here or in the blog.
Information abut how some of ED559's had previously had to bail out of a stricken Wellington bomber in September 1942
Every lost aircraft had a loss card detailing info about the aircraft and crew
Details about the movements and promotions of ED559's skipper
Scans of ED559's wireless operator's log book from 1942 and 1943
Details of the bombing activity for the night of 3 /4 March 1943
Wing Commander's Swain's letter that details the fate and route of of ED559
The fisherman who found Richard Curle's body
Details about an Australian bomb aimer that flew with some of ED559's crew on a stricken Wellingon
Details about memorials to the crew of ED559
Information about the Germans defences in the Gironde Estuary - the target for ED559
Information about how mines were dropped from bomber aircraft.
Interesting websites that have supplied information about ED559 or cover other Lancaster bombers