rick barlow
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May 8th, 2015, 5:06 pm #21

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rick barlow

May 8th, 2015, 5:23 pm #22

Halifax MZ587 PT-C for Charlie, for a time, was shared by the McAdam crew and the Torchy Pritchard crew [see Mac and Torchy going strong] by the pilot's window. "DARK EYES" was the wop position; The Gen Spot was the nav [window blacked out] and Randy and Dally were the Bomb Aimers. The Champ nose art for PT-C was painted by Skip Rutledge. "C" was one of four "kites" my father, Bert Parker, noted as being under his care during this period. MZ587 PT-C's last op was to Cologne on Oct 30, 1944. On this mission it was flown by F/Lt Sefton's crew. It was then sent to Topcliffe on Nov 1, 1944. A side note: "Torchy" Pritchard and his crew, 2nd Dickey P/O Davies, ba F/O Block, nav F/O Moffit, gun WO1 Surles, wop WO2 Lowens, ag F/Sgt Ronki, and gun Sgt Boucock, were all killed in the crash of MZ687 "L" August 16, 1945. The eng EAJ Proud became a POW..
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Allan Merkel - Tyndall, Mb.
Allan Merkel - Tyndall, Mb.

October 29th, 2015, 9:28 pm #23

Does anyone have any pictures or knowledge of Antonio Roski ? Uncle... can't find any pictures of "L"


MZ-687 "L" did not return. pilot F/O GF Pritchard, 2nd Dickey P/O RH Davies, ba F/O Block, nav F/O Moffit, gun WO1 Surles, wop WO2 DBH Lorenz, ag F/Sgt AG Roski, and gun Sgt KG Boucock.

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I have a profile picture of A.Roski from Tyndall Manitoba, and a description of the Runnymede Memorial in Surrey, England, where he is commemorated.
As it is a Memorial, it appears that Antonio was reported as missing, and no known burial location is known.
I look after the Cenotaph in Tyndall, and during an internet search for my own purposes, he showed up. I recognized the name as one of the ones listed on the Cenotaph.
The local school, Gillis, has a bookcase in the library with videos and printed material that I supplied when it was built in 2001. I will be adding F/O Roski's info as I accumulate it. Over this winter I hope to be able to trace some of the other men listed on the Cenotaph.
Allan Merkel
tyndallpa@live.ca
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Geoffrey Day
Geoffrey Day

July 5th, 2016, 10:02 am #24

I am the son of the Wireless operator on that aircraft, and I have a picture of the crew, or most of it. Unfortunately, it is partially cut off on the left side, where Tony Roski was standing.
I was in contact with Chris Watts and Josie--?last name Kolbuh in 2010, and we together figured out what happened on the final night. I lost contact with them--the last I heard was that Chris was very sick; however, my understanding was that Chris was sharing the information with the Roski family. I have copies of the Emails we exchanged, and can send them to you, along with the picture I have of the whole crew. There is also a copy of a letter written to Mrs Pritchard by pilot Officer Proud--the Flight Engineer, who was the only survivor; as well I have a copy of P/O Proud's debriefing after coming home from the POW camp. This tells how they were shot down and ditched.
Send me an Email with your Email address, and let me know which of this you would like a copy of.
Dennis
Hi Dennis, have just come across this site, how interesting it is. My wife Vanessa, is Eddie Prouds daughter, the only survivor of MZ 687. I know there is a copy of the letter Eddie sent to Mrs.Pritchard in Canada,but I can't find any information on the de-briefing after returning as a POW, would be nice to have a copy. Eddie died in 1996 aged 76, he had three sons and a daughter and lived in Northampton, he was cremated at his own request and his ashes,along with his wife's (Betty) are interred at Northampton cemetery. If we can provide any information we would be happy to do so. You can e-mail me if you prefer at, gday48@gmail.com.
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April 15th, 2018, 4:46 pm #25

Just found another great site to check....http://www.wartimememoriesproject.com/w ... hp?pid=571 hope it helps

Rick
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