‘Oz’ tribute to dead Leeds bomber crewman

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THE life of a Leeds airman who died after the Halifax bomber he was in was shot down over Denmark 70 years ago is being researched in Australia.

Herbert Ivor Goodwill, who originates from Middleton, was an air gunner in the Second World War but tragically died after the aircraft he was travelling in was shot down by German gunners on January 9, 1943.

His memory has been revived by amateur historian Andrew Macdonald, a British expat living in Australia, who bought the condolence letter, which is addressed to Herbert’s parents to notify them of his death, from an online antiques dealer in the UK.

 

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