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who do you want to meet from WW2

 

come on lets all have a think about who is out there ?

 

we are still luck to be able to still meet people from WW2 most are in there 80s to 90s and this next 5 years will be the last few years to meet them really so if you care to meet them , lets all see who is still around to invite .

 

i know there is still battle of briton pilots we have not meet yet so i am going to go after them asap

 

your thoughts

 

and if you have some names please put them on here and we will look for them

 

also the first ASA guys if there are any of them around would be amazing to meet

 

anyway lets all have a think

 

any input will be helpful

 

jason :whistling:

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the real band of brothers guys, alas in the last 4 years alone time has claimed so many, the time to get them over would of been a few years after the mini series.

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Battle of Britain pilots will always be a winner for me.

 

I'd also like to see any of the WW2 era SAS as well, I'm not sure how many of Stirling's Originals are still alive but if any one them where they would be great to have along. There was a series on something like the History Channel or Discovery channel a while back which looked to have recent interviews with a number soldiers who served in the SAS later in the war.

 

Would also like to see any other WW2 Special Forces (in fact Special Forces in general, I seem to remember Robin Horsfall being very popular when he did a show a while back).

 

People who served in the SOE would be very interesting if they were of a mind to do an event like this. Along a similar vein Lysander pilots who flew in and dropped off agents into occupied Europe would be good to see.

 

I agree with Timelord, any of the veterans featured in Band of Brothers would be good to have along, not sure how many of them would be in good enough health to attend though.

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I have asked for these guests on several occasions please could you try and get any Polish fighter pilots from WW2.

They are the forgotton heros of the BOB.

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I have asked for these guests on several occasions please could you try and get any Polish fighter pilots from WW2.

They are the forgotton heros of the BOB.

 

 

Some people of the Normandie-Niemen squadron are still alive and made sometimes some conferences in Paris. So why not in London

 

I like the sound of both of these suggestions.

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I read a couple of years back there was one surviving complete Lancaster bomber crew left, now there'd be a team to meet.....I hope old father time hasn't taken its toll since then tho....

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I would love to see the Lancaster crew but I would love to meet one of the Doolittle Raiders. There are now only 5 left Richard E Cole,Thomas C Griffin,Robert L Hite,Edward J Saylor and David J Thatcher. Morris R Jeppson(if still with us) :D from the Enola Gay would be a good one as well.

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Morris R Jeppson(if still with us) :YAHOO: from the Enola Gay would be a good one as well.

Died March 30, 2010 according to wikipedia, which does have an external link to an obituary page.

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I would love to meet some of the SOEs ( men + ladies )

bomber comand crews always good ( contact them via RAF HENDON BOMBER COMAND )

any LUFWAFFE pilots would be great aswell

BAND OF BROTHERS guys a big YES to that if you can

 

IF YOU could get any of the ENOLA GAY crew over to the uk 1 more time it would be amazing

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All BOB pilots

 

John Keatings, Nigel Rose, Michael Wainwright, Bob Foster, John Freeborn, Graham Leggett, Ken Wilkinson, George Swanick, Paul Farnes, David Denchfield, Owen Burns, Gerald Stapleton, Peter Hairs, John Ellacombe,

Len Davies, Terry Clark, Tony Pickering, Ken Lee, Jimmy Corbin, Tim Elkington, George Unwin,

Tony Iveson, Tom Neil, Peter Olver, Peter Dawbarn

and Geoffrey Wellum

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Personally, I'd love to meet some Luftwaffe pilots. A few of those and a few RAF 'types' would be amazing guests! :blink:

YES a good mix of the 2 would be fantastic , there are some who do come over to signings

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How about Bert Trautmann, he served as a paratrooper in World War Two and then went on to have a pretty distinguished career as a professional footballer with Man City (he famously played the last 15 minutes with a broken neck in the 1956 FA Cup final).

 

He has done a signing show before so he may be interested in doing another one, just occurs that with his military service and football career he might be of interest to a couple of groups of people.

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Don't know how many are still around, but how about POWs who escaped from Colditz? Would be a nice tie in with Edward Hardwicke if you could eventually get him!

 

 

On that theme perhaps

Robert Wagner

David McCallum

Bernard Hepton

Hans Meyer

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Eric ''Winkle'' Brown hasn't got long..

:wub: Haha!! We have the grim reaper in the room.....

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ANY NAMES FROM WW2 would be nice to see on here by now

its what makes AUTOGRAPHICA differant / better than other shows

that just have t.v + sports stars etc

PLEASE , THANK YOU

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