Less We Forget Poppy


The Life and Times of Hubert Brooks M.C. C.D.
A Canadian Hero

Less We Forget Poppy


APPENDIX B : STORY REFERENCES

Chapter 1 References: Introduction, Enlistment, Training in Canada, Training in UK, Raid on Hamburg

  1. Weekend Magazine Vol. 7 No. 40 Oct. 5, 1957 page 2, ESCAPE TO DANGER, First of Two Parts;as told to Stephen Franklin illustrated by Ed McNally
    or at WEB LINK for Google Archived Newspapers for the Ottawa Citizen for 5–Oct–1957 and ENTER page "40 " to go to story

    Weekend Magazine Logo Saturday October 5,1957
  2. Weekend Magazine Vol. 7 No. 41 Oct. 12, 1957 page 34, "We Had a Price on Our Heads" ESCAPE TO DANGER, Second of Two Parts; as told to Stephen Franklin illustrated by Ed McNally
    or at WEB LINK for Google Archived Newspapers for the Ottawa Citizen for 11–Oct–1957 and ENTER page "148 " to go to story

    Weekend Magazine Logo Saturday October 12,1957
  3. CANADIAN HERO IN POLAND : STORY OF HUBERT BROOKS, Wing Commander; Part 1 – Polonia Voice; Issue No. 2 April 1990 pages 27 -29; ISSN 11838000; Publisher: Ethnographic Publications; Winnipeg, Manitoba; Polonia Voice is held by Manitoba Legislative Library in their PERiodicals section; Room 100, 200 Vaughan Street; Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1T5;
    or CLICK this LINK
    for an archived copy.

  4. CANADIAN HERO IN POLAND : STORY OF HUBERT BROOKS, Wing Commander; Part 2 – Polonia Voice; Issue No.3 June 1990 pages 18-20; ISSN 11838000; Publisher: Ethnographic Publications; Winnipeg, Manitoba; Polonia Voice is held by Manitoba Legislative Library in their PERiodicals section; Room 100, 200 Vaughan Street; Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1T5;
    or CLICK this LINK
    for an archived copy.

  5. CANADIAN HERO IN POLAND : STORY OF HUBERT BROOKS, Wing Commander; Part 3 – Polonia Voice; Issue No. 4 July 1990 pages 22 – 25; ISSN 11838000; Publisher: Ethnographic Publications; Winnipeg, Manitoba; Polonia Voice is held by Manitoba Legislative Library in their PERiodicals section; Room 100, 200 Vaughan Street; Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1T5;
    or CLICK this LINK
    for an archived copy.

  6. (Main Body - w/o appendices) MI9 Debrief Report # 3326-2950 (G) P/O H Brooks RCAF 419 Sqn; Wellington X3467; WO 208/3326 – 2950; Escape/Evasion Reports: Code MI9/SPG: 2901-2999 > 1945> Volume XXIX > Public Record(s)> THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES (UK), Kew , Richmond, Surrey, UK, TW9 4DU or at WEB LINK see also web site also main body of MI9 report can be found at (Canadian) DND Directorate of History, File 181.003 (D3298), Reel: Intelligence MI9 "Evaders Statements" No. 6 RCAF Group, date: 15.7.87. See CACHED COPY of Main MI9 Report
    A POLISH version of Hubert Brooks' MI9 debrief is also cached herin.
    (Document Courtesy of: IPN (Instytut Pamieci Narodowej) Archive The Institute of National Remembrance Archive in Cracow, Poland IPN (Instytut Pamieci Narodowej) Oddzial w Krakowie and Dawid Golik)

  7. Private Papers: Debrief Report Appendix dated 22nd March, 1945; Report of Interrogation of R.56265, P/O HUBERT BROOKS, RCAF
    The link CACHED directs to an archived copy.

    Aviation Compass used by Hubert Brooks
  8. Air Force Association of Canada Web Site: BROOKS, F/L Hubert (J94368) – Military Cross – No.419 Squadron – Awarded as per London Gazette of 8 October 1946 etc or at WEB LINK

  9. LEGION MAGAZINE ; Tales Of Flight: Air Force, Part 23 ; September 1, 2007, by Hugh A. Halliday or at WEB LINK

  10. "I MADE FINE FRIENDS IN POLAND" As Told by Pilot Officer Hubert Brooks to Maria Lubinska; THE POLISH REVIEW VOL V No.27 September 6,1945; Illustrated Magazine Published by The Polish Review, Inc; Stanislaw L. Centkiewicz, Editor; 516 Fifth Avenue, New York 18, NY or at link
    CACHED
    for an archived copy.

  11. BEWARE THE MOOSE! By Flight Lieutenant A.P. Heathcote; Air Historical Branch, Manitoba Military Aviation Museum or at WEB LINK 1
    or at WEB LINK 2

  12. War Claims Hearings: February 1954 His Honour Judge C. Trainor, Law Court Building, Charlottetown, PEI ; His Honor Thane A Campbell, Chief War Claims Commissioner May 1954; FILE No. 4552 AA of 25 March 1954 Appendix "A" STATEMENT REFERENCES ESCAPES AND MALTREATMENT OF F/L H Brooks (FORMERLY SGT BROOKS CAN R–56265) WHILST POW
    The link CACHED directs to an archived copy.

  13. Private papers. Newspaper article/interview: "Un Canadien dans la résistance polonaise" par Alfred Ayotte; source unknown – believed to be Montréal’s La Presse newspaper; date unknown – believed to be late 1940s

  14. Escape of J.94368 Pilot Officer H. Brooks R.C.A.F. formerly of 419 Squadron Bomber Command R.A.F.; Canadian Directorate of History & Heritage, Holly Lane, Ottawa; from file on H. Brooks The link CACHED directs to an archived copy.

  15. And for a welcome smile the news story: Fruitvale girl uncovers War Vet’s Story November 12,2009; By Valerie Schillaci, Trail Daily Times Staff at web site: WEB LINK or at link CACHED for an archived copy.

  16. Canadian Airman is Veteran Of Polish Fight For Freedom by Hugh MacLeod, THE ENSIGN October 30, 1954 page 2, The link CACHED directs to an archived copy.

  17. (Main Body – w/o appendices) MI9 Debrief Report # 3326–2951 (G) Sgt J Duncan; Gordon Highlanders; 51 (H) Div; WO 208/3326 – 2951; Appendix C WO 208/5583; Escape/Evasion Reports: Code MI9/SPG: 2901–2999 > 1945> Volume XXIX > Public Record(s)> THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES (UK), Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK, TW9 4DU. See general Archives link at: WEB LINK. See CACHED COPY of Main MI9 Report & Appendix C

  18. The RCAF Overseas; The Sixth Year; pages 436–437; Oxford University Press 1949 or see web site WEB LINK pages 491–492 for online version

  19. Main Body – w/o appendices) MI9 Debrief Report # 3326–2933 (–) P1961 F/O Wladislaw Schoffer; 301 (P) Sqn. Halifax, M.A.A.F. (Mediterranean Allied Air Force), R.A.F.; WO 208/3326 – 2951; Escape/Evasion Reports: Code MI9/SPG: 2901–2999 > 1945> Volume XXIX > Public Record(s)> THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES (UK), Kew , Richmond, Surrey, UK, TW9 4DU CACHED: MI 9 Appendix A and CACHED: MI 9 Appendix C documents.

  20. (Declassified) OPERATIONS RECORD BOOK Detail of Work Carried Out By: No. 419 (R.C.A.F.) Squadron For the Month of April 1942 ; Department of National Defense, Directorate of History; File: Journal de Guerre, Reel: 419 Sqdr RCAF Date: 15–7–87

  21. Flight Service Aviation RAF Announcements October 24th, 1946 Flight Global Archives: WEB LINK

    Favorite AVIATION PRINT of HUBERT BROOKS " RETURN AT DAWN"
  22. THIRD SUPPLEMENT To The London Gazette; Gazette Issue 37750 page 4991 published on the 4 October 1946 Military Cross awarded to Flight Lieutenant Hubert BROOKS (Can/J.94368), Royal Canadian Air Force, No. 419 (R.C.A.F.) Squadron WEB LINK

  23. R.C.A.F. 419th Squadron WWII History      WEB LINK as well as WEB LINK 2 to Dan Logan's 419 Squadron site .

    Note also on the Logan web site there is a page dedicated to Hubert Brooks and a separate awards page where his miltary awards are described and his 2 missions can be found in the APRIL 1942 Air Crews section.

    There also seems to be several publications on the 419 Moose Squadron .

  24. World War II Posters     WEB LINK

  25. Stations Of The RCAF: Winnipeg     WEB LINK

  26. Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum Brandon, Manitoba     WEB LINK

  27. British Commonwealth Air Training Plan Schools – Canada     WEB LINK

  28. DIRIGERE: The History of Air Navigation Training in Canada    WEB LINK

  29. No. 19 Operational Training Unit RAF    WEB LINK

  30. RAF Middleton St. George     WEB LINK

  31. (Hubert Brooks page at) Hall of Valour – The Canada Veterans Hall of Valour Official Site     WEB LINK

  32. The Bomber Command War Diaries: An Operational Reference Book, 1939-45 by Chris Middlebrook and Chris Everitt. This book provides a complete record of all Bomber Command's war time air raids during WW II.

  33. British Empire War Training Schools in Canada Newspaper Article -- Malton development featured, Toronto Telegram January 1940
    The link - taken from the Canadian War Museum Collections - CACHED directs to an archived copy.

  34. Thrill of First Solo Fliight Experienced by R.C.A.F Men at Malton Elelementary School, Globe and Mail July 1940
    The link - taken from the Canadian War Museum Collections - CACHED directs to an archived copy.

  35. Empire Air Training Centers Announced by Ottawa, TORONTO DAILY STAR January 1940
    The link - taken from the Canadian War Museum Collections - CACHED directs to an archived copy.

  36. Canada Rushes Fliers' Training In Series of Specialized Schools, NEW YORK TIMES, Feb 13, 1941
    The link - taken from the Canadian War Museum Collections - CACHED directs to an archived copy.

  37. Air Observers' Training Base Will Start at Malton in May, Hamilton Spectator, Feb 27, 1940
    The link - taken from the Canadian War Museum Collections - CACHED directs to an archived copy.

  38. Extra Schools In Air Scheme Total of 25 Operating in Training Plan For Empire, Hamilton Spectator, Sept 3, 1940
    The link - taken from the Canadian War Museum Collections - CACHED directs to an archived copy.

Chapter 2 References: Capture , Dulag Luft, Prisoner of War, Stalag VIII B, Escapes

  1. Lamsdorf: Stalag VIIIB 344 Prisoner of War Camp 1940 - 1945 LAMSDORF WEBSITE

  2. German prison camp Stalag 8b Stalag 8b WEBSITE

  3. For a fairly extensive LIST of (web site) references to Stalag VIII B see: WEB LINK

  4. CONSCRIPT HEROES & WWII Escape and Evasion Information Exchange WEB LINK

  5. The Wartime Memories Project – STALAG 8b (344) POW Camp WEB LINK

  6. REPORT on R.C.A.F. Prisoners of War Organization by W/O J.C. Bredin and W/O Ivan B Quinn. 7/5/’45. Department of National Defense Directorate of History; File 181.009 (D624)

  7. Fourteen Lost Fliers Held As War Prisoners; Globe and Mail, May 9, 1942
    The link - taken from the Canadian War Museum Collections - click here CACHED directs to an archived copy.

  8. PRISONERS OF THE GERMANS AND ITALIANS by A. E. Field WEB LINK

Chapter 3 References: Contact with AK, Fighting with AK, Journey back to London

  1. Oddzial Partyzancki Armii Krajowej "Wilk" (English: Partisan Army Division, "Wolf") by Michal Maciaszek WEB LINK 1 for rough English translation see: WEB LINK 2

  2. "Od Orla do Zawiszy. Gorce 1943" ("From Eagle to Zawisza. Gorce 1943"); by Michal Maciaszek; "Prace Komisji Historii Wojskowosci" (Commission on Military History) Volume 5; Polskie Towarzystwo Historyczne w Nowym Targu. (Polish Historical Association in Nowy Targ); 2010 ; ISBN 978-83-60306-50-5

  3. Polish PLate Momento Presented to Hubert Brooks

    Czerwony Gron – pamiec o bohaterach (Red Gron – the memory of heroes) WEB LINK 1 for rough English Translation WEB LINK 2

  4. Gorczanski Park Narodowym: World War II in Gorce WEB LINK 1 for rough English Translation WEB LINK 2

  5. Biography of the Polish AK member Józef Kuras , aka "Ogien" (Fire). WEB LINK 1 and interesting comments in the Discussion tab WEB LINK 2 as well see: WEB LINK 3

  6. Liberator in Gorce by Eve Strauchmann; KWARTALNIKGORCZANSKIEGO PARKU NARODOWEGKWARTALNIKGORCZANSKIEGO NATIONAL PARK; ISSUE 31 AUTUMN 2008 WEB LINK 1 for rough English Translation WEB LINK 2

  7. Professor Maciej Wiewiórowski Life Summary (including brief comments about experiences with A.K. in southern Poland) WEB LINK

  8. Home Army (AK) History WEB LINK

  9. Walka podziemna na szczytach (loosely translated as "Combat Underground Struggle at the Peak (of the Podkarpackie/ Carpathian Resistance") by Wlodzimierz Wnuk ; Edition: Wydanie II rozszerzone; Warszawa : Instytut Wydawniczy PAX, 1958. 256 p (The book tells the story of the fight of the armed partisans in the Podhale region during the Second World War)
    updated edition: Walka podziemna na szczytach; Author: Wnuk, Kazimierz; Adres wydawcy Warszawa: PAX, 1980. ISBN 8321102085

  10. 1 Podhale Rifles Regiment Army WEB LINK 1 for rough English Translation WEB LINK 2

  11. 1PSP  Commemerative Medal

    SKANSEN STUDZIONKI Ochotnica and its secrets Open in Google CHROME to get automatic Polish-English translation. Select Army - 1st Regiment of Riflemen 1944 AND also select Bloody Christmas Eve and its perpetrators AND select The crash site of the American heavy bomber B-24J "Liberator" WEB LINK

  12. Second Ochotnicka and partisan battle in the Gorce. Open in Google CHROME to get automatic Polish-English translation. WEB LINK

  13. The 1st Regiment of Riflemen AK . Open in Google CHROME to get automatic Polish-English translation. WEB LINK

  14. 459th Bombardment Group Osweicim, Poland O-R 12/18/1944. WEB LINK 1 Osweicim AND see also separate WEB LINK 2 Crew

  15. UTAH WW2 Stories Spencer P. Felt a PDF document on the California Rocket Crew in Poland. CACHED WEB LINK

  16. Partisan Army Branch Wolf Dec 1943. Open in Google CHROME to get automatic Polish-English translation. WEB LINK 1 AND The history of 1 PSP AK by David Golik WEB LINK 2

  17. Australian Ship S.S. Moreton Bay WEB LINK

  18. Canadians Behind Enemy Lines, 1939-1945 by Roy MacLaren Release Date: 4/21/2004, ISBN: 9780774811002 ;: WEB LINK

  19. The Diary of Major Borowego - Battle Szczawska 13 January, the Carpathian hills ...      WEB LINK       Article in Polish - use (Google) Chrome to automatically translate into English

  20. Allied in the dropzone Ćwilinie - AK setting up drop zones to receive supplies from Allies.       WEB LINK       Article in Polish - use (Google) Chrome to automatically translate into English

  21. Living History Association for 1 Pułk Strzelców Podhalańskich Armii Krajowej.       WEB LINK       Article in Polish - use (Google) Chrome to automatically translate into English

  22. Toronto Airman Reaches Odessa Globe and Mail, March 7, 1945
    The link - taken from the Canadian War Museum Collections - click here CACHED directs to an archived copy.

  23. POLAND ALONE: Britain, SOE and the Collapse of the Polish Resistance, 1944 by Jonathan Walker published 2008 by Spellmount Publishers, Stroud Gloucestershire GL5 2QG page 255

  24. TRIBUTE TO JOHN WARD: HERO OF THE WARSAW UPRISING WEB LINK

  25. Obcokrajowcy w szeregach i pod partyzantow podhalanskich (roughly translated as: A Number of Foreigners Under the Care of Partisans) by Włodzimierz Budarkiewicz ps. "Podkowa" Second Commander of 1 psp AK CACHED REFERENCE

  26. Prepare to bail out! by Richard Hansler; Publisher: DOROTA SILAJ PUBLISHING (March 25, 2010) ISBN-10: 0977949435 ISBN-13: 978-0977949434

  27. Blechhammer by Boguslaw Zieba; Publisher: DOROTA SILAJ PUBLISHING (November 15, 2009) ISBN-10: 0981682073 ISBN-13: 978-0981682075

  28. Missing Air Crew Report 8619 for E. Robson B17G (44-6412) on subscription FOLD3 web site, see CACHED REFERENCE

  29. Maxwell Air Force Base Summary Article Titled Everett J. Robson Crew -- 817th Squadron CACHED REFERENCE (Acknowledgement to Peter Kassak of the Final Destination Slovakia Web Site) for providing the link.)

  30. Newspaper Article (interviewing Richard Hansler) Flier bails from crippled B-17 but keeps fighting with Polish partisans: World at War The Plain Dealer, by Brian Albrecht, Monday, April 19, 2010
    i) CACHED Newspaper Article and
    ii) CACHED WEB SITE ARTICLE and
    iii) WEB LINK American 'The Plain Dealer' newspaper article on Polish Koniówka web site
    thanks to Bogdan for newspaper reference!

  31. Newspaper Article (interviewing Aloys Suhling) His fall to earth was not a dream, and it seems like only yesterday The Suburban Journals, by Steve Pokin Monday, January 25, 2010
    i) CACHED Newspaper Article and
    ii) WEB LINK American 'The Suburban Journals' newspaper article on Polish Koniówka web site
    thanks to Bogdan for newspaper reference!

  32. Newspaper Article (interviewing Harold Stock) Former Flying Fortress co-pilot says war memories still haunt him North County Times, by Deborah Sullivan Brennan, Sunday, November 27, 2011
    i) CACHED Newspaper Article and
    ii) WEB LINK American 'North County Times' newspaper article on Polish Koniówka web site
    thanks to Bogdan for newspaper reference!

  33. Newspaper Article (interviewing VanOostrom) VanOostrom patriotism shared in father, daughter The Port Arthur News, by Darragh Doiron, Wednesday, March 3, 2010
    i) CACHED Newspaper Article and
    ii) WEB LINK American 'The Port Arthur News' newspaper article on Polish Koniówka web site
    thanks to Bogdan for newspaper reference!

  34. Newspaper Article (interviewing Philip Nance) Tower Hill Air Force Veteran Made Last Flight Of Flying Fortress Lord-News Palladium, by Tom Phillips, Thursday, June 10, 2010
    i) CACHED Newspaper Article and
    ii) WEB LINK American 'Lord-News Palladium' newspaper article on Polish Koniówka web site
    thanks to Bogdan for newspaper reference!

  35. Web article Gus J. Kroschewsky WEB LINK on Polish Koniówka web site

  36. Web article Harold R. Stock WEB LINK on Polish Koniówka web site

  37. Final Destination Slovakia Web Site WEB LINK and in addition Albert William VanOostrom WEB LINK

  38. Missing Air Crew Report (MACR) 10688 for   2nd Lt. Beimbrink's  B24J (SN 44-51714) found on subscription FOLD3 web site, see CACHED REFERENCE

  39. The Fate of the "CALIFORNIA ROCKET" by Tad Dejewski (#060 Navigator), see CACHED REFERENCE

  40. Spencer Felt Biography - private communication NOt for re-distribution, see CACHED REFERENCE

  41. Richard Hansler Web VIDEO "From flier to partisan" April 08, 2010, see THE PLAIN DEALER WEB SITE

  42. British National Archives document HPD/PD/6306 dated Sept 19, 1944 contained in file HS4_145, see CACHED REFERENCE

  43. Polish Article on Hubert Brooks (ps. "jubelt") and John Duncan entitled "Jubelt" i "john" - alianci w podhalanskiei AK by author Dawid Golik in Polish Magazine Biuletyn IPN pamiec.pl nr 7-8 (28/29), 2014 , see pamiec.pl CACHED REFERENCE of article

    Polania Map momento presented to Hubert Brooks
Julian Krzewicki and Polish AK partisans Gustaw Kruszewski and John Duncan and Mjr. Julian Krzewicki and Ludwik Szwajgert and NN Downed Airman Julian Krzewicki and Polish AK partisans resting on mountainside Polish AK partisans on hill in Limanowa
1 PSP AK gathering 1 PSP AK partisans marching 1 PSP AK armed partisans 1 PSP AK armed partisans training with firearms
2nd Batallion 1PSP in weapons training glen 1944 Andrzej and collegues conferring 1 PSP AK soldiers gather for inspection
Soldiers of 1 PSP AK Partisan Division "Adam" in MOGIELNICA, August 1944
Back Row Standing From Left: Marian Gąsiorowski ps. "Sosna”, Jan Węglarz ps. "Antek”, Józef Myszogląd ps. "Rybak”, Józef Dudzik ps. "Wasyl”, Stanisław Kościelniak ps. "Kazek”, Adam Hubiszta ps. "Łoś”, Andrzej Chorągwicki ps. "Waśko”, Stanisław Skowroński ps. "Skowronek”.
Front Row Seated From Left: Kazimierz Romański ps. "Romek”, Józef Węglarz ps. "Mały”, Józef Flig ps. "Sójka”.

Photo Courtesy: skansen-studzionki.pl
Partisan Division

Chapter 4 References: Military Awards, Polish Awards Controversy

  1. THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES, Kew (UK ) ; Reference Air 2/9342 (AIR 2 = Air Ministry and Ministry of Defense: Registered Files; 9342 is the individual document, described in the catalogue as: ? DECORATIONS, MEDALS, HONOURS AND AWARDS (Code B, 30): Polish awards to R.A.F. January 1945)

  2. FILE No. 4552 AA Appendix "A" STATEMENT REFERENCES ESCAPES AND MALTREATMENT OF F/L H Brooks (FORMERLY SGT BROOKS CAN R"56265) WHILST POW.
    The link CACHED directs to an archived copy.

Chapter 6 References: M.R.E.S.

  1. MRES AIR 55/65 Report on Royal Air Force and Dominions Air Forces Missing Research and Enquiry Service 1944 – 1949 by Group Captain E F Hawkins, DSO Air Headquarters BAFO; THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES, Kew (UK)

  2. Missing Believed Killed: Casualty Policy and the Missing Research and Enquiry Service by Stuart Hadaway; Publisher: Pen & Sword Aviation (19 Jun 2008); ISBN-10: 1844157342; ISBN-13: 978-1844157341

  3. RAF Missing Research Enquiry Service (M.R.E.S.)    WEB LINK

  4. Report AIR 2/ 6330 Missing Research Section P.4 (Casualties) Branch; THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES, Kew (UK)

  5. Report AIR 2/7939 MRES – Report of Investigations in Norway; THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES, Kew (UK)

  6. M.R.E.S. & Royal Air Force Museum document: RAFM B3294 SHORT SUMMARY OF OPERATION POLSEARCH NORTHERN NORWAY 1946

  7. M.R.E.S Report: AIR 29/1598 Missing Research and Enquiry Service: Operations Record Books No. 3 M.R.E.U. July to Sept 1946 (Norway); THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES, Kew (UK)

  8. Royal Air Force Museum M.R.E.S. Report RAFM B3294 Sqdn Ldr Rideal Photograph Alblum RAF Museum London, Grahame Park Way, London, NW9 5LL

    Royal Air Force Museum, Grahame Park Way, London, NW9 5LL
    Photo Courtesy: Rosalie Spire
    Royal Air Force Museum, Grahame Park Way, London
  9. Report AIR 55/64 Guide to Section Administration: No.3 MREU; THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES, Kew (UK)

  10. AIR 19/1598 Missing Research and Enquiry Service: Operations Record Books No. 3 M.R.E.U. Oct 1946 to May 1947, August 1947 (Germany). THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES, Kew (UK)

  11. Tracing Missing Airmen, Missing Research and Enquiry Service : Following Slender Clues By Major F. A. de V. Robertson, V.D. p422 FLIGHT 18–October 1945 WEB LINK

  12. The Formation and Activities of Missing Research and Enquiry Services in Norway; supplied by kind courtesy of Mr. Stuart Hadaway also recently released as AIR 2/7939 Diary of F/L Canham; THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES, Kew (UK)

  13. Royal Air Force Museum, The Royal Air Force Missing Research and Enquiry Service 1944 – 1952; WEB LINK

  14. Report: "The Biggest Detective Job in the World"; by Corporal Douglas Hague, (Operations Clerk, 4 MREU Germany); September 1992, Royal Air Force Museum, Grahame Park Way, London, NW9 5LL

  15. RAF Missing Research Enquiry Service (MRES) WEB LINK

  16. Missing Research and Enquiry Service; The National Archives; WEB LINK

  17. RAF COMMANDS; WEB LINK 1 ; many posts for example: WEB LINK 2

  18. World War II; Cemeteries in Trondheim, Norway WEB LINK

  19. BBC World War 2 People’s War Series:
    a) Chapter 15a – Back to Exhumations and Crosses by TORRANCE Duncan Leitch WEB LINK
    b) Chapter 15b – Back to Exhumations and Crosses by TORRANCE Duncan Leitch WEB LINK
    c) Chapter 16 A New Cemetery by TORRANCE Duncan Leitch WEB LINK
    d) Chapter 17– The Deep Mid Winter by TORRANCE Duncan Leitch WEB LINK
    e) The Night My Father Was Killed In Action by mg1939 WEB LINK

  20. An Ordinary Crew. Casualty Report. WEB LINK

  21. Personal Photos taken by Hubert Brooks

  22. National Archives of Australia Web Site WEB LINK for example to seacrh for the records for Australian WW2 pilot Kenneth Winston Evans; 1st log in as a GUEST, 2nd enter "Frankfurt, Germany" into the LOCATION box, and then "1944" to "1944" in the DATE boxes.
    Then scroll down to the record for Evans i.e. 166/12/68 EVANS, Kenneth Winston - (Pilot Officer); Service Number - 409678; File type - Casualty - Repatriation; Aircraft - Lancaster III JB 563; Place - Frankfurt, Germany; Date - 22 March 1944.
    If one clicks on the page icon located in the 2nd rightmost column, the 66 pages of records will appear in a new window with pages 14 and 15 being from 3 MREU for which Hubert Brooks was the o.c.
    (Thanks to Robert Lapes - see reference 27 below - for this ink information.)

  23. Library and Archives Canada. ATIP & Personnel Records Division of the Canadian Archives located in Ottawa. WEB LINK . However unlike the online Australian site, one needs to request the files online and then, several months following, one might receive them in the mail IF they can be found.

  24. Linzee Druce of Scotland has an excellent web site primarily dedicated to her grandfather RAF Pilot Bruce Archibald who was shot down and perished during a bombing raid on the German Battleship Tirpitz. Linzee's web site also contains a dedicated web page to the Trondheim Stavne Cemetery.
    Click on the WEB LINK to view Linzee's web site.

  25. Bill Chorley has transcribed the Bomber Command aircraft loss cards supplement with operational diary information into a series of BOOKS - click link . (Thanks to Linzee Druce for this reference.)
    It would seem that similar data can also be found on-line at WEB LINK the Lost Bombers web site which appears to be a compilation of information from a variety of other 3rd party web sites.

  26. Kjell Sørensen has an excellent web site which looks at World War II Aircraft wreck sites in Norway & other countries. Click on WEB LINK to view the site.

  27. Robert Lapes of Wiltshire U.K. is presently working on a Web Site researching Allied operations on 22/23 March 1944 at Frankfurt am Main. Robert's uncle, Sgt. Jackie Lapes, then aged 19 was killed when his Lancaster bomber was shot down as they approached the target. Robert is attempting the ambitious task of re-creating the whole raid which implies investigating the loss of 33 aircraft and 184 air crew killed. Robert Lapes has also created an excellent map for the March 22, 1944 Frankfurt an Main Raid CLICK LINK that illustrates the various aircraft sorties, including diversionary sorties.

  28. Not Forgotten: Air Force, Part 42 December 12, 2010 by Hugh A. Halliday WEB LINK

  29. Missing in Action: Finding the Lost Airmen by Flight Lieutenant Roger St. Vincent 2005 issue of Air Force Legion Magazine

  30. One Chapter in book "Making It Home: Memoirs of the Honourable J. Angus MacLean" by J. Angus MacLean and Marian C. Bruce; Ragweed Press, 1998

  31. 1993 LIST to multiple MREU AIR Reports held at the U.K.'s The National Archives -- Kew -- concerning The Missing Research and Enquiry Service (M.R.E.S.) WEB LINK

  32. Papers Regarding the Air Ministry's Missing Research and Enquiry Unit, Second World War WEB LINK

Chapter 8 References R.C.A.F. Flyers Training for 1948 Olympics & Team Formation & Pre–Olympic Exhibition Games

Photo: R.C.A.F. Flyer Emblem
  1. All Out for Title; Olympic Sextet "Air Force Show" The Ottawa Citizen Oct 16, 1947 page 1 continuing on page 16; Google News Archive: WEB LINK

  2. RCAF Hockeyists Going To Olympic Games Jack Koffman & George Forester The Ottawa Citizen Oct 16, 1947 page 22; Google News Archive enter page 21: WEB LINK

  3. RCAF Announce 13 of 17 Men Scheduled for Olympic Hockey Team; The Montreal Gazette (The Gazette) Nov 21,1947 page 19 Google News Archive: WEB LINK

  4. Ottawa Citizen (The Evening Citizen), 16–Dec–1947 page 22; Google News Archive enter page 12: WEB LINK

  5. RCAF Team Gets Second Chance Tonight, Ottawa Citizen (The Evening Citizen), 16–Dec–1947 page 23; Google News Archive: WEB LINK

  6. New Line for Olympic Puck Squad, Ottawa Citizen (The Evening Citizen), Thursday, Dec. 18, 1947 page 1; Google News Archive: WEB LINK

  7. Airmen Are Bolstered & Five Burghs Try for Ice Berths; Kack Koffman; Ottawa Citizen (The Evening Citizen), Friday, Dec. 19, 1947 page 22; Google News Archive: WEB LINK

  8. Murphy Mentioned as Olympic Goaler, Tommy Shields Ottawa Citizen (The Evening Citizen), Tuesday, Dec. 23, 1947 page 15; Google News Archive page 7: WEB LINK

  9. This month’s cover, Hubert Brooks M.C., The Legionary Magazine, No. 6, Vol. XIII, December 1947

  10. 3 New Players for Olympics: Toronto Boys Added to Olympic Squadron, Ottawa Citizen (The Evening Citizen), Monday, Dec. 29, 1947 page 1; Google News Archive: WEB LINK

  11. Will Pare Olympic Hockey Team Tonight; Three Newcomers Impress at Workout by Jack Koffman; Ottawa Citizen (The Evening Citizen), Tuesday, Dec. 30, 1947 page 15; Google News Archive: WEB LINK

  12. Dick Ball is New Goaler on RCAF Olympic Ice Squad by Jack Koffman; Ottawa Citizen (The Evening Citizen), Wednesday, Dec. 31, 1947 page 14; Google News Archive: WEB LINK

  13. Senators Trounce Canada’s Olympic Team: Have No Problems Posting 10–4 Score by Tommy Shields & Round and About: A More Favorable Report Tommy Shield’s Column; Ottawa Citizen (The Evening Citizen), Wednesday, Dec. 31, 1947 page 14; Google News Archive: WEB LINK

  14. Good God, Olympic Gold by Les McLaughlin, Airforce (Magazine of Air Force Association of Canada) Vol 22 No 1 Spring 1998 pages 6–1

  15. Bolstered RCAF, Olympic Bound, Feted Prior to Sailing Friday; The Montreal Gazette (The Gazette), Thursday January 8, 1948; page 15, Google News Archive: WEB LINK

  16. RCAF Olympic Flyers Confident of Showing Well at St. Moritz; The Montreal Gazette (The Gazette), Friday January 9, 1948; page 16, Google News Archive: WEB LINK

  17. RCAF Olympic Team Docks, Play Streatham Friday; by Michael O’Mara, Ottawa Citizen (The Evening Citizen), Thursday, January 15, 1948 page 18; Google News Archive: WEB LINK

  18. Lose One–Goal Edge in Third Period, Ottawa Citizen (The Evening Citizen), January 17, 1948 page 14 Google News Archive enter page 44: WEB LINK

  19. RCAF Plays 5–5 Tie with Streatham; Ottawa Citizen (The Evening Citizen), Saturday, January 17, 1948 page 14; Google News Archive page 44: WEB LINK

  20. RCAF Olympics Beat Brighton Tigers 7–6: Hibberd and Halder Star In Thriller; Ottawa Citizen (The Evening Citizen), Tuesday, January 20, 1948 page 14; Google News Archive page 38: WEB LINK

  21. Olympic Team Reaches Paris: RCAF Flyers Takes on French Club Tonight; Ottawa Citizen (The Evening Citizen), Tuesday, January 20, 1948 page 1; Google News Archive page 25: WEB LINK

  22. RCAF Flyers Lose, 5–3 Against Paris Racing Club, The Montreal Gazette (The Gazette), Thursday January 22, 1948; page 17, Google News Archive: WEB LINK

  23. RCAF Flyers Win; The Montreal Gazette (The Gazette), Wednesday January 28, 1948; page 14, Google News Archive: WEB LINK

  24. Confab Fails to Ease Olympics Hockey Row, by Ted Smits Stars & Stripes Sunday January 25,1948 page 13

  25. Amateurism Discussed By Olympics Official, by Ted Smits Stars & Stripes Monday January 26,1948 page 10

  26. "Fraud," Says Brundage In Attack Against AHA, Stars & Stripes Wednesday January 28,1948 page 10

Chapter 9 References 1948 Olympics & R.C.A.F. Flyers Hockey Team:

  1. RAPPORT GÉNÉRAL sur les Ves JEUX OLYMPIQUES D'HIVER ST–MORITZ 1948 (Official Report St. Moritz Olympic Winter Games 1948) WEB LINK

  2. Olympics Start Today; Hockey Clash Eased By JACK ELLIS, Stars & Stripes Vol. 2 No. 55 Thursday January 29, 1948 page 1 / 9

  3. Swiss Reject Ban on Both U.S. Hockey Teams: Organizers Refuse Act Of International Body Stars & Stripes Thursday January 29, 1948 page 9

  4. Hockey Likely to be Unofficial On Games Program: IOC Bars Both United States Teams from Competing In Tourny; The Montreal Gazette (The Gazette), Thursday January 29, 1948; page 15, Google News Archive: WEB LINK

  5. Canada Marches Past; The Montreal Gazette (The Gazette), Wednesday February 4, 1948; page 12, Google News Archive: WEB LINK

  6. Gold Mettle: Winning on a wing and a player by Les McLaughlin; The GLOBE & MAIL (Sports), Monday, January 19, 1998; pages S1, S8.

  7. Tie Hockey Game Settled On Points; The Montreal Gazette (The Gazette), Wednesday February 4, 1948; page 12, Google News Archive: WEB LINK

  8. Flyers Don’t Like Piling Up Scores On Weak Teams by Basil Dean; Ottawa Citizen (The Evening Citizen), Monday February 9, 1948 page 13; Google News Archive page 52: WEB LINK

  9. RCAF Winners Routing Italy 21–0; The Montreal Gazette (The Gazette), Wednesday February 4, 1948; page 12, Google News Archive: WEB LINK

  10. Canadians and Czechs in 0–0 Tie: Terrific Match: Another Shutout for Murray Dowey; Ottawa Citizen (The Evening Citizen), Friday, February 6, 1948 page 1; Google News Archive WEB LINK

  11. Canadians Swamp Austria As Czechs Win: Deciding Games Sunday; Ottawa Citizen (The Evening Citizen), Saturday, February 7, 1948 page 1; Google News Archive page 30 WEB LINK

  12. Flyers Overcome Swiss 3–0 To Capture Olympic Title: Surmount Handicaps of Slushy Ice and Partisan Refereeing To Triumph by Jack Sullivan; The Montreal Gazette (The Gazette), Monday February 9, 1948; page 20, Google News Archive: page 18 WEB LINK

  13. Unbeaten Flyers Annex Olympic Puck Title: Partisan Officials, Crowd Mar 3–0 Victory Over Swiss; Ottawa Citizen (The Evening Citizen), Monday, February 9, 1948 page 13; Google News Archive page 52: WEB LINK

  14. "I Knew You’d Do It" Boucher Tells Champions, Ottawa Citizen (The Evening Citizen), Monday, February 9, 1948 page 13; Google News Archive page 52: WEB LINK

  15. Olympic/WC 1948 St Moritz WEB LINK

  16. Olympic gold - Canadians still carry torch for local woman (Barbara Ann Scott) By Heather A. Perry, Fernandina Beach, FL, News-Leader newspaper. The local news source for Amelia Island. WEB LINK OR at CACHED for an archived copy.

  17. Ottawa Citizen News Article on RCAF Flyers beating Sweden in their 1st hockey game of the 1948 Winter Olympics Double click CACHED for an archived copy.

Chapter 10 References The Wedding of Hubert Brooks to Birthe Grontved

  1. Will Act As A Bridemaid; The Montreal Gazette (The Gazette), Monday February 9, 1948; page 8, Google News Archive: page 7 WEB LINK

  2. Wartime Romance Has Happy Ending; Ottawa Citizen (The Evening Citizen), Monday, February 9, 1948 page 1; Google News Archive page 46: WEB LINK

Chapter 11 References
POST OLYMPIC EUROPEAN HOCKEY TOUR and WELCOME BACK TO CANADA and ANNIVERSARY REUNIONS

  1. R.C.A.F. SIX HAILED UPON ARRIVAL HERE; Olympic Champions Honored at Celebration Before Leaving for Welcome at Ottawa by Frank Elkins Sports Section NEW YORK TIMES Wednesday April 7, 1948
    Double click CACHED for an archived copy.

  2. RCAF Flyer Team Honored by Hockey Canada, by Laurie McVicar, THE CONTACT, Serving 8 Wing/ CFB Trenton, Vol 40 Issue 47, December 9, 2005 pages 1–2. WEB LINK

  3. Catriona Le May Doan and 1948 RCAF Flyers Lead 2008 Inductees into Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame Canadian Olympic Committee Calgary, April 12, 2008 WEB LINK

  4. Canada's quiet hockey heroes By Chris Iorfida, CBC Sports Feb. 7, 2008 WEB LINK

  5. Hastily assembled team celebrates 60th anniversary By The Edmonton Journal February 8, 2008 WEB LINK

  6. Never too late – RCAF Flyers honoured 60 years after historic victory By Vic Johnson February 15, 2008. Double Click on CACHED for an archived copy. (Article also appeared in THE MAPLE LEAF 20–February–2008 Vol 11 No.7 page 15.

  7. Athletes Of The Century Chosen By The Military, Defense Today January 1, 2001 WEB LINK

  8. RCAF Flyers, Olympic Champions of 1948 by Pat Guzzo Saturday Section Ottawa Citizen –– 19 years later CACHED for an archived copy.

  9. Horse-steaks for Flyers; by Win Mills, Ottawa Journal, March 1968 CACHED for an archived copy.

  10. A look back at ’48 Flyers by Eddie MacCabe, Ottawa Journal; Tuesday August 24, 1976 page 17 CACHED for an archived copy.

  11. How the Flyers got it done; by Eddie MacCabe, Ottawa Journal; Wednesday August 25, 1976 page 25 CACHED for an archived copy.

  12. ‘Good God, A Gold!’ by Richard Southerland THE MEDICAL POST January 26, 1988 page 11 (based on a manuscript by RCAF Flyer Reg Schroeter and additional input from Sandy Watson) CACHED for an archived copy.

  13. Good God, Olympic Gold by Les McLaughlin, Airforce (Magazine of Air Force Association of Canada) Vol 22 No 1 Spring 1998 pages 6-11 CACHED for an archived copy.

  14. "Gold Mettle: Winning on a wing and a player: Unknown goaltender Murray Dowey’s fast hands helped make the RCAF Flyers Olympic hockey champions in 1948. Not too shaby a result considering the air force fielded Canada’s team."; The Globe and Mail, Monday, January 19, 1998, pages S1 / S8 CACHED for an archived copy.

  15. No Shortage of Sorts Greats in Military by Pat MacAdam, The Ottawa Citizen, Sunday October 29, 2000 page A5. CACHED for an archived copy.

  16. Obituaries Sandy Watson 1918–2003 ‘Everyone said we’d never win’; The Globe and Mail, Saturday March 20,2004 page F11

  17. 1948 RCAF Flyers Olympic team honoured by Hockey Canada Jan. 1, 2006 By Laurie McVicar WEB LINK

  18. Still flying high 60 years later, by Don Campbell, The Ottawa Citizen; Tuesday 7–February–2008 WEB LINK and for a slightly longer and more detailed version see the cached link which follows whic saves the 7–Feb– 2008 Ottawa Citizen newspaper article of the same name CACHED

  19. A Group of High–Flying Hockey Heroes Veterans Affairs Canada WEB LINK

  20. 1948 Olympic Hockey Champions: RCAF FLYERS Monday, February 22, 2010 WEB LINK

  21. Yukon Hockey Players in the Olympics by Les McLaughlin; WEB LINK

  22. 1948 – Winter Olympics V (St. Moritz, Switzerland); WEB LINK

  23. 1948 Olympics – St. Moritz, Switzlerand by Joe Pelletier WEB LINK

  24. Canadian Olympic Hockey Teams The Canadian Encyclopedia; WEB LINK

  25. V Olympic Winter Games Canadian Olympic Committee Web Site WEB LINK

  26. Historic Hockey Legacy THE BEAVER Canada’s History magazine WEB LINK

  27. Gold Medal ‘Misfits’: how the unwanted 1948 Flyers scored Olympic glory by Pat MacAdam Manor House Publishing

  28. CANADA's OLYMPIC HOCKEY TEAMS – The Complete History 1920–1998 Chapter 6 by Andrew Podnieks Doubleday Canada Ltd. 1997

  29. Is There a Winter Olympic Gold Medalist from your hometown? TIME Magazine January 19,1998 The Olympians – A Special Advertizing Section

  30. RCAF Flyer Captain George Mara Obituary WEB LINK

Chapter 13 References R.C.A.F. MARITIME POSTINGS

  1. CFB Summerside
    Double click LINK to visit the web site.

  2. RCAF Summerside (During World War II)
    Double click LINK to visit the web site.

  3. RCAF Station Sea Island
    Double click LINK to visit the web site.

  4. 407 Squadron Neptune Club RCAF Station Comox
    Double click LINK to visit the web site.

  5. Comox Air Force Museum
    Double click LINK to visit the web site.

  6. The History & Heritage of the Canadian Air Force
    Double click LINK to visit the web site.

  7. Light Blue + Dark Blue = MARPAC by S/L H. Brooks, The Dockyard News Esquimalt, p 13,14,15; January 1962

Chapter 14 References SHAPE

  1. IGNORANCE DENIED website. For example see 3/10/2006 posting 10 from "icewhale" amongst others
    Double click LINK to visit the web site.

  2. 28 days later website.
    Double click LINK to visit the web site.

  3. Declassified CIA document
    Double click LINK to visit the web site.

  4. Declassified CIA document 2
    Double click LINK to visit the web site.

Chapter 15 References RCAF Station Moisie, Quebec

  1. CADIN/PINETREE LINE website.
    Double click LINK to visit the web the Google News Archives web site.

  2. Mrs. Brooks Came Here from Denmark via Paris, L'Avenir 3 May 1966 page 6; Google News Archive page4
    Double click LINK to visit the Google Archived News web site.

  3. Moisie Quebec on Wikepedia
    Double click LINK to visit the web site.

  4. Pine TreeLine Website
    Double click LINK to visit the web site.

  5. RCAF Moisie, QC Photographs
    Double click LINK to visit the web site.

  6. Air Defense Radar Station Information for Moisie
    Double click LINK to visit the web site.

  7. Colorfull Ceremony Marks Moisie Change of Command L'Avenir 19-Aug-1965 page 12 Google Archive News and enter page 7, first however Double click LINK to visit the Google News Archives web site.

Chapter 17 References Université d’Ottawa / Passing / The Brooks Residence

  1. University of Ottawa Gazette Vol XXII, 13, September 1, 1987 "Through these portals.." a Construction update by Don Manders

  2. University of Ottawa Gazette Vol XXIII, 1, Fevrier 2, 1988 “Une ceremomie intime marquera l’overture de la plus nouvelle residence etudiante

  3. University of Ottawa Gazette Vol XXIII, 3, March 7, 1988 "Brooks complex officially inaugurated in February" by Jacques Pallascio

  4. U of O launches war on ‘Moonies’; by Tom Hill; The Citizen; Ottawa, Tuesday April 18 1978, page 1 Double click LINK to visit the Google News Archives web site.

  5. Brooks Residence Web Site University of Ottawa Double click LINK to visit the university web site.




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