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William Robert Kofoed
Bill Kofoed was my grandfathers captain. My grandfather Thomas Latham joined his crew 25th June 1942 as his engineer. This crew comprising of Ian Batchelor (WOP), Harold Vivian Morton (Mid Gunner), Frederick Joseph Gerrish (Tail Gunner) and Garland Ashton Miles (Observer Navigator) flew in excess of 30 op’s together as 76 Squadron and later 462 Squadron. The flew 21 of those operations in Halifax II W 1156 ‘Y’. My research has revealed my grandfather was very lucky to have joined what was already an experienced crew. I have written my grandfathers biography and have discovered 2 photos of W 1156 ‘Y’ . One particular operation that stands out : 13th September 1942 the aircraft was detailed to attack AA gun positions at Tobruk. Bill Kofoed and crew made 16 runs over the target area from 10,000ft.
Public - Mark - Researcher - 18 June 2021
Now looking for help to trace relatives of Bill to gain more information / photos.
He was directly involved in the acquisition of the Japanese Mitsubishi Zero aircraft now displayed at the AWMM.
Public - Stoney - Researcher - 16 September 2020