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35 Squadron, Pathfinders. Stanley GALE

35 Squadron, Pathfinders. Stanley GALE

Posted: 15 Sep 2009 1:26PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Gale
Further to my seperate post about Norman Gale DFM in 106/617/57 squadrons, I am also researching his brother Stanley Gale.

Stanely was awarded the DFM for "displaying the utmost fortitude, courage and devotion to duty in numerous operation against the enemy". He completed 60 operations as a wireless operator and at the end of the war was serving in 35 Pathfinder squadron.

I'd love to find anyone else who was in 35 pathfinder squadron. Also, to find out what squadron he was in for the 60 operations as I believe it wasn't 35.

Does anyone know of any other brothers who were both awarded the D.F.M?

Thanks

Re: 35 Squadron, Pathfinders. Stanley GALE

Posted: 29 Oct 2009 5:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 30 Oct 2009 6:14AM GMT
Surnames: gale, lawson,
I was in the same crew as a Stanley Gale of 35 squadron. He was not a wireless operator but a mid-upper gunner. I was second navigator and joined the crew when they had already flown about twenty ops. I managd 42 before the war ended so it is likely that this Stanley is the same person.The crew was led by the New Zealander, Kiwi Lawson and the 'plane was invariably TL-J.

Re: 35 Squadron, Pathfinders. Stanley GALE

Posted: 22 Nov 2009 11:15PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 23 Nov 2009 6:14AM GMT
Surnames: gale,
Yes, this is the same Stanley Gale. How wonderful. I have just sent you a private message via ancestry..

Re: 35 Squadron, Pathfinders. Stanley GALE

Posted: 22 Nov 2009 11:41PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 23 Nov 2009 6:14AM GMT
Surnames: herod,
My father 'Ted'Herod was in same crew.
PLease get in touch
direct at prherod@waitrose.com
paul

Re: 35 Squadron, Pathfinders. Stanley GALE

Posted: 6 Dec 2009 4:19PM GMT
Classification: Query
please reply direct to littlekisses@supanet .com from peter Leeves
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