22/05/2024
Norwich, GB 14 C
Researching and reporting on the lives of some really interesting people (RIP)
The original Band of Brothers (courtesy Daily Mail)

EDWARD D. SHAMES, aged 99

Part of the ‘Band of Brothers’ he fought in many significant battles in the Second World War, liberated Dachau concentration camp and captured Hitler’s lair , the Eagles Nest.

Dambusters in action

LAWRENCE GOODMAN, aged 100

Lawrence ‘Benny’ Goodman is the last surviving British Dambuster pilot from the Second World War. He had a number of close shaves in the war and ended up as part of the Squadron 617, which unleashed Barnes Wallis’ bouncing bomb on German targets, with the intention of bringing the war to an end. He was highly decorated.