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Sgt George Hewes
Contributed by his son, Richard Hewes
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Richard Hewes writes:
I am trying to find out more about my father, George Hewes, who was with 70 Squadron in North Africa and later took part in the release of POWs at Belsen.
My father is the third from the left on second row in the group photograph.
During his time with the squadron he visited Cairo, I believe, to meet up with a very old friend that he grew up with, Tom Stringer, who was in the army. Tom died in 2014.
When he was at base he was a store keeper. On one occasion he had to go to Cairo to get supplies and whilst away their airstrip was raided. Another occasion was when he had to go on night duties. However, when he checked his rota, he didn't check his number, only his name. Because our name is spelt Hewes he did not take up his post. The strip was raided and I believe men suffered. Due to this he suffered mentally.
I still have his hat that is in the picture.