Many thanks for your message and interest.
I would be very happy for you to include the story of my father's crew,
honoured and commemorated last August on the 65th anniversary of the air
crash. They were members of Polish Special Duties Squadron 1586,
formerly 301 Squadron.
I will send a message to your private address so that we may discuss it.
I hope that this suits you.
--- In Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com, Gianluca Vernole
> Dear Frances,
> my name is Gianluca Vernole, I write from Casamassima, a town near
Bari in Apulia, Italy.
> For four years I deal with the history of the permanence of the Poles
in Puglia during WWII.
> I read that your father was shot down with his crew while carrying aid
> You wonder if your father was part of the Polish 301 Squadron, which
had its base in Brindisi.
> For four years he has conducted research on the 2nd Corps in Puglia,
and flights of supplies to Warsaw made by the bombers who left from
Brindisi, in all that time I have collected many reports of men who so
gallantly brought aid to the insurgents in Warsaw.
> If your father was one of those pilots who departed from Brindisi,
Please have me write his story for "perp Terlo, with your permission, in
my exhibition and the book I'm writing.
> Thank you expecting from you.
> Gianluca Vernole
> Da: frncsgts frncsgts@...
> A: Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com
> Inviato: Ven 26 febbraio 2010, 00:24:32
> Oggetto: [Kresy-Siberia] From Gulag to Uprising
> www.aircrewremembra ncesociety. com/banicapolish memorial. html
> Hello everyone
> In August last year I attended the dedication of a monument to my
father and his crew who were shot down while flying supplies to the
Warsaw Uprising in 1944. Four out of seven members of the crew had been
arrested or deported to USSR.
> Above is a short account of the memorial and the events leading up to
final recognition of the aircraft's remains, leading to building the
monument by the local community.
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