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Adriano Baumgartner 16th March 2018 18:29

Wing Commander Douglas Joyce Eayrs (RAFO 26081), CB, CBE, DFC
 
Hello,

Am looking for a Picture of the late Group Captain Douglas Joyce Eayrs (RAFO 26081), C.B., C.B.E., D.F.C.

He commanded 640 Squadron and flew some missions to Berlin, in 1944.

baumgartner_asv@yahoo.com.br

Adriano S. Baumgartner

Col Bruggy 16th March 2018 23:42

Re: Wing Commander Douglas Joyce Eayrs (RAFO 26081), CB, CBE, DFC
 
Hello,

Can't help with a picture, but here are W/C Eayrs' ops with 640 Sqn.:

OC No.640 Sqn - 07-01-44 to 20-4-44.

20/21-01-44 - BERLIN - LW434/Z
30/31-01-44 - BERLIN - LW499/G
15/16-02-44 - BERLIN - LK757/M
19/20-02-44 - LEIPZIG - LK757/M
24/25-02-44 - SCHWEINFURT - LK757/M
01/02-03-44 - STUTTGART - LK757/M (landed Oakley)
06/07-03-44 - TRAPPES - LW641/W
07/08-03-44 - LE MANS - LK757/M
15/16-03-44 - STUTTGART - LK752/W
24/25-03-44 - BERLIN - LK757/M

See:
Halifax Squadron The wartime bombing operations of No.640 Squadron, Leconfield.
Norman,Bill.
Guisborough:Author,2005
pp.21 & 268-71

Col.

Chris Goss 17th March 2018 00:37

Re: Wing Commander Douglas Joyce Eayrs (RAFO 26081), CB, CBE, DFC
 
I was thinking if anyone had a photo it would have been Bill but sadly he is no longer with us

Col Bruggy 17th March 2018 00:53

Re: Wing Commander Douglas Joyce Eayrs (RAFO 26081), CB, CBE, DFC
 
Hello,

Bill Norman's Archive is in the care of this gentleman:

http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...lying-Halifaxs

Might be worthwhile dropping him a line.

Col.

Adriano Baumgartner 19th March 2018 14:23

Re: Wing Commander Douglas Joyce Eayrs (RAFO 26081), CB, CBE, DFC
 
Chris and Colonel Bruggy,

Thank you for pointing me to Bill and the new-owner of his archives, which I already contacted.

Adriano


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