General (General discussion, talk about anything.)
My name is Kevin Oliver. I was born in Wigan in 1944 and moved to America when I was three. My father, Frederick Oliver, was killed in WWII as an RAF machine-gunner in a Lancaster bomber. He is buried in Socx, France, where his aircraft was shot down. The people of Socx are honoring him and the pilot, Sgt. Cooke of New Zealand, by naming a new 12 family residence after them.
My family is going to Socx in September to attend the ceremony.
I am bringing my mother, now 85, who has never been able to visit the grave site, for what will be, I'm sure, a very emotional journey.
I just thought that you would want to know that the country French still think of the English as their saviors.
It was over 60 years ago, but we will never forget.
Thanks for reading this.
Wiganer at heart,
Replied: 18th Aug 2006 at 01:55