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The Anne Hughes Research Team
- 27th June 2012
The last American soldier in our photo gallery has now been identified as Hoyt Oliver of Alabama. See our photo gallery page for more details. ('Photographs' link at top of this page) There are still British soldiers and British civilians in our photo gallery we haven't yet identified.
- 22nd February 2012
Another soldier in our photo gallery was recently recognised by a visitor to our website and identified as Elbert D Mann of Alabama. See our photo gallery page for more details. ('Photographs' link at top of this page) Only one soldier photograph left to identify now.
- 10th February 2012
We've had second thoughts about the photos we had labelled as being of Winnie Griffin. We've replaced the photos of her with ones we're more sure about and added the others to an unknown lady file in case any viewers can identify them either as being of her or of someone else. ('Photographs' link at top of this page)
- 1st December 2010
New photographs found on-line have thrown more light on one of the soldier photos in our photo gallery. The suspected 'Volcano Logo' in the hot climate photo of the tall Tech4 Sarsden soldier may not be that after all. However the new on-line photos now give pointers to our photo having been taken in Africa.
- 30th November 2010
Following help from a member of the Airfield Information Exchange web forum, we now know that the rocket heads discussed in our 'Exploring Byways' section were in fact part of the business ends of target rockets used by anti-aircraft artillery for practice purposes. A link to the working drawings showing the actual head will be posted shortly when the relevant page is updated.
- 6th February 2010
It has been discovered that another WW2 American unit was based not far from Sarsden at Bruern Abbey, around three miles away. It's just possible that a soldier from this unit may also match with Molly's suggestion that the soldier who borrowed the Diary was an 'airman'. This unit was the 877th Airborne Engineer Aviation Battalion. Research into this unit is ongoing.
- 13th October 2009
Relating to the jeep soldiers in the photo gallery: we discovered there was a R.E.M.E. unit called the 623 Messina Workshop in Sicily, seemingly around the time this photo was taken. Whether the men in the photo were connected with it is not known.
- 25th May 2009
Relating to 'Rocket Heads' in the 'Exploring Byways' section: a former Chief Gunner (RCN) who had served from 1940 to the end of the war on DEMS took a look at the photos of the rocket heads and immediately identified them as PAC (Parachute Aerial Canopy) flares. He said that there were at least two flare launchers on the DEMS,
mounted on the port and starboard sides of the bridge. Thanks to Leigh in Canada for this information.
- 19th May 2009
Relating to the section, 'Who were the soldiers?': LAD stands for Light Aid Detachment. At that time they were part of the RAOC and assigned to 151 Brigade. When REME was formed this LAD may then have become part of REME.
- 10th March 2009
There are currently no new findings to report.
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