Hi Tom, Nice to hear from you.My research has been quite extensive but alas,never ending with all the constant updates. Who was your fathers pilot?
lf you decide to visit l will be more than happy to give you a tour of the old airfield and the haunts of the crews.l have had so much information provided by ex aircrews of 424 and 433 squadrons as well as invaluable photographic copies,and am eternally grateful to all.The old airfield is quite run down these days,bombed and strafed by time,but enough remains to get the general picture of life in a quite Yorkshire hamlet.
Kind regards, Mike Pepe, Yorkshire, England
My father, Bill Dennstedt, navigator, was based at Skipton during the war. On his last mission to Dusseldorf on April 22, 1944 his Halifax bomber was shot down. The pilot was killed in the crash, five crewmambers became Prisoners of War while Dad evaded and escaped into Belgium where he remained for 4.5 months.
My husband and I are travelling to Yorkshire on April 23-24th this Spring and we would be very interested in having you take us around the old airbase and immediate community. If you are able to help us out, please contact me at the enclosed email.
Kindest Regards, Darlene