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Memories of a plane crash

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posted on 2024-06-05, 19:37 authored by Their Finest Hour Project Team

The contributor's father was part of the RAF. He was a prisoner of war and never spoke about what he had to do in the camps.
It was a huge coincidence that she saw a photo of her father being held by a man in a memorial.
He had caterpillar badges, named so because parachutes were made of silk and caterpillars are silkworms.
He also had a flying log of 03.02.1943 - it was of the missing plane that led him to the German camps.


Item list and details

1. Blue folder with original letters 2. Photograph, original letters 3. Folder with beret, gloves, plaited tie, insignia, rank badge, German ticket 4. Pay 5. Service book 6. Log book 7. Book with letters

Person the story/items relate to

Kenneth Edward Kimberley

Person who shared the story/items

Lynda Cantel-Jones

Relationship between the subject of the story and its contributor

He was the contributor's father.

Type of submission

Shared at West Berkshire Museum, Newbury on 17 January 2024.

Record ID

116274 | NEW011