Thursday, 11 May 2017

Nicholas Alkemade's miraculouse escape


http://www.loughboroughecho.net/news/local-news/wartime-log-book-discovered-world-6302507
click on picture for the full war log
Avro Lancaster DS664 with Roekker's Ju 88 in the background. This is a picture from Nick Alkemade's war log, made available online by the Loughborough Echo.

I found Alkemade after I had found the title for my latest book. That's all I had: Fish from the Sky. I just loved the sound of it. It reminded me of all the stories I had read as a kid. I'm sure this was one of them. 
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/amazing-story-wartime-raf-gunner-fell-18-000-feet/story-20171154-detail/story.html#5
click on picture for this story in the Leicester Mercury
Nick Alkemade junior with a letter his Dad wrote from Stalag Luft III to his sweetheart, Pearl.