Can you help?
Have you ever witnessed any aircraft crashes during World War Two? We are looking to hear from anyone with ANY information regarding aircraft crashes in the UK and Europe. Have you ever wanted to know more about why it crashed or perhaps you have often wondered about the pilots name, age etc. If so we can often help.
WW2 Casualty Groups - RAF, Army, Navy. We will ensure their names are not forgotten.
Volunteers wanted to attend museum during open weekends - would suit retired person within the Surrey/Sussex area.


Pilot Officer Travis

The Hunt is on for Relatives of Pilot Officer Travis....
...the hunt is on for relatives of Pilot Officer E.F.S. Travis (aka Ernest, Fleetwood, Street, Till) Royal Air Force (Formally from Formby).
Daniel Hunt of the Wings Museum has found a tragic record regarding the above in the Operation Record Book for Redhill Aerodrome, for 20th June 1944. This reads as follows:
20.6.1944 13:00 hours. Pilot Officer E.F.S. Travis (157020) was accidentally killed shortly after noon. He was on duty in the watch office when guns of a Spitfire standing on the airfield were accidentally fired by the pilot.
This incident occurred directly next to the Wings Museum building at Redhill Aerodrome and we feel it would be a fitting tribute to include some information about P.O. Travis within the Wings Museum. We are also hoping to erect a memorial plaque close to where this tragic accident happened as we feel it is of vital importance to remember and pay respect to those who lost their lives while on active service, indeed this is what the Wings Remembrance Museum is all about.
If anyone has any information regarding Pilot Officer Travis please contact the Wings Museum today!
Pilot Officer Travis Appeal

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