ANATOMY OF A PATHFINDER SQUADRON
The Men, The Air War, the Families

ABOUT THE 97 SQUADRON STUDY

I have recently begun work on an in-depth study of 97 Squadron for the 18 months between March 1943-August 1944, which covers a short period before the squadron arrived in Bourn having joined the PFF, and some 4-5 months after the squadron left Bourn, the main squadron returning to 5 Group and C Flight going to join another PFF squadron, 635 Squadron.

I think I can say with some accuracy that this  study will be unique, certainly as regards the PFF and probably as regards the whole of Bomber Command, with the exception of some very famous squadrons like the Dambusters.

I will give more details on this study over the coming weeks, but it will be thanks to supporters of this website that there is so much material - there has been an incredible response to the website over the past 5 years.

So to everyone who has contributed photographs, official documents, letters, family mementos, stories, reminiscences or other information
THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
Everyone will be given an acknowledgement in the final printed book.
JENNIE GRAY
Above: Joe Mack
(Jennie Gray's father)
Taken in 1944, the year after
he almost died in an aircrash
near Bourn,
see K-King page

The Pathfinders, 97 Squadron, & Black Thursday