P/O Thomas Forbes - Lancaster Bomber Pilot - 12 Squadron RAFVR


Special Features

My Grandfather

The life of Thomas Benzie Forbes

Wireless Op Log Book Extracts

Some extracts from Reginald Sneesby's logbook

His Lancaster bomber crew

The seven men he flew with

Polaris Flight Academy - Frasher Photo Album

Images from a mini photo album kindly sent to me by Paul Webber

12 Squadron and RAF Wickenby

History and background information

Tom Fee

My grandfather's close friend whilst training in America

RAF Training

Bomber Command pilots were among the most highly trained in WWII

Reggie Richmond

A Canadian 12 Squadron airmen

12 Squadron and 1 Group Records

Extracts from the Operational Record Books (ORBs) May - July 1943


Extracts and scans from the official magazine of No. 2 BFTS

12 Squadron Airmen

Lists of 12 Squadron aircrew and POW from the summer of 1943

How now! my men, the gauntlet's down

A dark poem of unknown origin found amongst Tom Fee's papers

Aircraft Flown

More details about the aircraft flown by my grandfather

Turin 12/13 July 1943

Expanded page about this operation

The Wickenby Memorial

A fitting tribute to all who flew from Wickenby and died for our freedom

The Air Forces Memorial, Runnymede

Dedicated to over 20,000 airmen with no known grave

Photo Album

Photographs from my family plus many more sent in by you

Roy Bell

Roy was the Bomb Aimer in P/O Mervyn Gillman's crew


Some excellent Bomber Command and research related sites


Please drop me a line if you have any interest in 12 Squadron or Bomber Command


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