Post by Dave Homewood on Feb 2, 2017 11:36:00 GMT 12
The Wings Over New Zealand Show Episode 133 is now available to listen to and download. In this episode I talk with Vic Jay, via Skype from England. Vic has recently released his book “The Mallon Crew” detailing his late father Bob Jay, an RAF Flight Engineer, and his Lancaster bomber crew in No. 75 (NZ) Squadron RAF during WWII.
Vic discusses how the book came about, and the research he did to discover the full story of his father’s war which he’d previously only known small parts of. He talks about the various people who helped him discover the story, including researchers and enthusiasts and the family members of other crew members in the crew under the captain, RNZAF pilot Bill Mallon.
He also talks about the tragedies he uncovered along the way, particularly within the Mallon family. Vic has put together another chapter in the famous New Zealand heavy bomber squadron’s history, from the end of WWII.