Lost and maybe found

This page is for listing any friends or acquaintances you may have lost touch with over the years.

81 thoughts on “Lost and maybe found”


Brenna Thurbon
Yasmin.thurbon@talktalk.net
Searching for any information on my paternal grandfather Clarence Hill, a black American
stationed at USAF Molesworth in 1961. He was in a relationship with my grandmother
Jean Bettles, from Thrapston, thanks.


J Bryan
jbryan51@aol.com
hi does anyone remember a boy named barry worked on wellingborough market in the 60s/70s on the shoe stall aged 18 also at barnet and foster wellingborough. I need his surname as I have forgot it and would like to contact old friends from wellingborough as I moved away forty years ago, thanks


Joyce ( Warner ) Wade.
I have received a request to ask if anyone has any photo’s of either the guys who worked at the commissary or were on the base bowling teams at Chelveston 1958 – ’59 If so would you please e-mail them to me.Thanks,


Margaret [ Hulatt ] Sampson
sargek@bellsouth.com
I was looking for the “Hackney” family from Miami. I watched their children in Sharnbrook in the late ‘ 50s also Tom Grimes and Tony Martinez.


Bob Reinecke
ceibob1@aol.com
I was stationed at RAF Chelveston from Feb 1959 to perhaps June of that year. I had a buddy who worked at base ops by the name of Jim Martin. I think he came from Easton Pennsylvania. I would like to get hold of him or someone who knows of his whereabouts. Thanks,


Claude ( Buck ) Rogers
sregorb2000@yahoo.com
This is information on some of the A/P’s he has located who were stationed at Chelveston during 1957 – 1960 If any of you wish to get in touch with them.

  • Richard Arend, Rt 3, Box 755, Newport, Washington. 99156 – 9803
  • Donald Bennett, 402, E. Lila St., # 6., Florence, Alabama. 35630
  • Paul Clymer, 830, N. Summit Street, Morenci, Michigan. 49256
  • Russell Karrell, 794, Ruthuphum Ave., San Diego, Ca., 92154
  • Joseph Mikas, 205, Vanguard Ave., La Puente, Ca., 91744
  • Alvin Mikes, Rt., 2, Box 199, Shiner, Texas. 77984
  • P. T. Slocum, 68, Bethel Road, Deville, Louisiana. 71328 – 9573.
  • Arthur Spiva, 4571, S Arberzly, Donnaville, Georgia. 30360,
  • Coy Webb, 548, Webb Drive, Hillsville, Va., 24348.
  • Richard Welch, 2303, Lakewood Drive, Chickasha, Ok., 73018
  • LeRoy [ Roy ] Bostelman, 24001, Barleyfield Lane, Dickerson, Md., 20842
  • Howard Mendenhall.. 1014, Vinter Way, Pleasonton, Ca., 94566
  • Several others who have already been in touch with the site
  • and have their e-mail addresses online.
  • Also some of the guys he has found reported as being deceased
  • Newton Jenkins, who was living in Alaska.
  • Yancy Moore, reported as deceased in 1977
  • William O’Donald, reported as deceased in 1991
  • Eldon Rawald, reported as deceased March 4, 1994

Buck also wants to thank everyone who has shown an interest in holding a reunion. He observes. It’s hard to realize that 40 years have passed so quickly but there are many of us with very long memories.
that can recall events from R. A. F. Chelveston with great clarity.


Larry Porter
regalbear@msn.comr@m
I was stationed at RAF Chelveston – 1961 – 1962. Looking for any information about Jackie Cottington.lived in Chelveston and married a G I and moved to Michigan. Also, Denise Bradshaw joined the British army and was stationed in London the last time I saw her before I shipped out to Youl – Rosiers France. Would appreciate any information on either.


David Kipling
dkipling@bcit.ca
I have a group photo of seven USAF guys,who raced stock cars in England in the early 1960′s. I think they were Chelveston flyers.
The back of the photo gives mostly surnames Carey, Kelly [“Doc” Kelly perhaps} Hitchcock, Bill Powers, McKinnan, Ferrall, Correll.
I have loaded the photo on my web page. http://www.oldstox.com in the section headed “Senior Racing in the 1960′s”


Bob Reinecke
ceibob1@aol.com
If anyone on this site was stationed at Molesworth. I would like to hear from you.


Dennis Pell
Searching for USAF pilot Capt Robert Satterfield who served with me at
RAF station Chelveston. near Rushden Northants. and who also doubled as a civil engineer,He later served in Vietnam. Contact Dennis Pell, 8, Rushmere close, Islip, Kettering, Northants., NN14 3LG.


Jim Jameson
jamesjameson3@hotmail.com
Does anybody remember Eileen Hind from Wellingborough ? She used to live in the big house at the end of Jackson’s lane. She married a US serviceman who was based at Chelveston. They left England for the states in 1959.If I have jogged your memory, please get in touch. It is very important.


Angie
ahl_13@hotmail.com
This is a rather unique site. My grandfather and his family came from Rushden.
in fact his sister [I think Ada ] was said to be the oldest lady known I would love to hook up with some people that could help me piece a few things together I was too young to ask my grandfather the questions I would like to ask now.
Including the origins of a beautiful black silk ‘square’ with. “GIBRALTAR TALAVERA” Northamptonshire.a castle with a key around the door, I don’t even know who made it My grandfather was born on October 15th 1889 to Charlotte [George ] Linnitt and John ” Ginger” Linnitt. Looking through your photo’s. I wonder if my grandfather went into any of the places shown. The name Margie Hullat rang a rather large bell with me I either have postcards somewhere from her or a photo and caption. In my grandparents things, I know there was mention made of the Hullat family!! UPDATE!. Lucked out here in a wonderful way!! found my grandpa’s brothers family!! Now in e – mail contact. Harry Linnitt. used to own a fish shop apparently in Rushden? I am also looking to find a niece of theirs, her name is [ or was ] Hilda Marsden. Her address was #11 Quorn road, Rushden,anyone know of her?? fabulous site!


Gary T. Fish
garfish@ptd.net
I am trying to locate anyone who came back to the states in January 1962
via the S.S. United States. At that time we were given the opportunity to either be shipped back by commercial airline, or the ship.We chose the ship and I know that there were more of you. Please contact me if you were one of them.


Matt Norris
norrism@aortech.com
I am looking for my grandfather or his family. He served at RAF Chelveston during 1942 – 45. His name was John Joseph Healy, he was an ambulance driver. I believe he returned to the NY area in 1945/46 any help would be gratefully received.


Geoff Alson
alsonvideo@cox.net
Left Rushden in 1967. immigrated to Canada. I’m looking for an old friend. Barry Wardle. Please help.


Hilary Bates
hilarybates@aol.com
I’ve just been told about your site which I have had great pleasure looking through. I am just wondering if any body remembers my dad and his family. My dad was Walter Emerson John Bates he had a brother Edwin and sisters Audrey and Doris. Unfortunately my dad Edwin and Audrey have all passed away now, we are not sure about Doris who married an American and seems to have disappeared without trace but i have seen a photo of Doris and her husband on your site, My dad died over 40 years ago when i was 5 so i never really got the chance to talk to him about his early life, so would be very interested at any little memories people may have of him, many thanks


Mavis [ Pam ] Brock
pambrock59@yahoo.com
Does anyone have any information on these buddies of my husband Al Brock, Darryl Farmer. Harold Jones [best man at our wedding,] Jim Hall. they worked in supply at Chelveston with him, thanks


Martin Duane Davis
lordswork@earthling.net
I was stationed at Chelveston, my fiance was Janet Gould from Wellingborough, she had a daughter named Kay. can be reached at the above e-mail address,or at 170008, Bixby Ave., Bellflower, Ca., 90706


Moses [ Marty ] Martinez
tigers.57@hotmail.com
I was a U.S. Air Force G I stationed in Germany in the early 70′s. I am looking for my friends who retired in 1973 and moved to Brunby, Lincolnshire. Their names are Curtis [ Kurt ] and Barbara Kuyath. I lost contact with them many years ago About 2 years ago I tried to get in touch with them, but had no luck. I have retired and live in Las Vegas, Nevada. Curt met Barbara while stationed in England in the 50′s/ 60′s. Thanks,


Peter Johnston
bayparkwaymusic@hotmail.com
I see a posting on this site from Roy Peasenell. I knew David and lived on the same road. We both joined the Merchant navy. I tried to get in touch with Roy but the e-mail came back would like to get in touch with David. the last I knew he was a chef in a top London hotel thanks,


Herb Harbour
harbour60@shaw.ca
I am looking for any information on my paternal grandparents, or any relatives still living in Rushden Grandmother, Charlotte [ Burgess ] Harbour, lived in Tennyson Rd., and Spinney Close. Passed away approx. 1954 Grandfather, Charles Harbour, passed away approx 1937. There were approx 18 children, with 4 of them moving to Canada. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks


Jennifer Nicholson, [ Nicky ]
nichj47@adam.com.au
I now live in Adelaide S Australia, I lived in The Hedges and Highfield road Rushden, I went to Alfred St., school and Rushden Girls school. Would very much like news of Judith [ Judy ] Parker, nee Smith. who grew up in Upper Queen St. Her hubby John Parker lived in Church St., last known to reside in Irchester. Great to hear from other former school mates.


John Perkins
jd.p@ntlworld.com
I am i am trying to find / contact Clive Griffin [ Bulldog ] who went to Australia in the late 60′s. Anyone know of his whereabouts?? Many Thanks.


Sue Kramer, aka Sue R Dams
britishsue7@verizon.net
I am from Raunds. I am looking for two servicemen who were stationed at Alconbury from 1963 to 1968 Their names are Glenn Collier from Virginia and Mike Gore from Georgia any information on these two gents. would be greatly appreciated, thanks


Shaun Dodson
shaun.dodson@yahoo.com
I am trying to get in touch with Geoff Mallows. I have seen a photo of him at Tennyson road school in 1956. I would be very grateful for any contact details. thanks


Geoff Woodroof
avrgeo40@googlemail.com
Hi, I am seeking information. on a Charles Sidney Wallis. who in the 1930′s lived in Milton Street in Higham Ferrers I believe he may have served in the RAF in World War 2. Any information would be appreciated.


Lee A Lancaster
llancaster104@aol.com
My name is Lee A Lancaster, son of Clyde L Lancaster who was over there between 1943 and 1945, he passed away a couple of years ago While there, he became involved with a Barbara Stephenson, later Barbara Kitchen She corresponded with my father and aunt until 1976.. She sent many photo’s to my father, one of which was of a baby boy, I don’t know if my father had a son while over there. Barbara came over here around 1948, but returned to England soon after. She later had 2 daughter’s, Susan and Jeanette Kitchen, My father left me a tea set which was a gift from Barbara’s parents to him If anyone knows of Barbara or her family, please get in touch with me My mailing address is box 343, Plainwell, Michigan, thank you.


Clyde L. Lancaster
I was stationed at Chelveston A F B. in 1943 – 1945.. I am trying to locate a dear woman whom I almost married. Her name was Barbara Stevenson. Her address at the time was 93, Westfield Avenue, Rushden, England. I heard that she got married and moved near London. I have many wonderful memories of Rushden, Thank you!


Carol Devenney
caroldevenney@btinternet.com
I am trying to trace the father of a friend of mine. and wondered if anyone knew him, he was a black American called Corporal Means in 1950 stationed at Molesworth. He had a son by Barbara Jean Whitlock, who lived at 10 Douglass Avenue, Northampton.. We don’t know if he knew about his son as he was fostered, then adopted, His name is Michael John Whitlock and he’d like to find his father If anyone knows of him please contact me.


Karen and Anthony [ Garfirth ]
autumn12@talktalk.net
424 Troop carrier squad., based at Molesworth and Alconbury 1956 – 58
Hello, I wonder if anyone can help. We are looking for any information on Bill [ William ] Harris. Dated Daphne Garfirth while based at Molesworth in 1957, Daphne remembers Billattending an open day in 1857 at Alconbury. He mentioned that he had been bought up by his aunt in Ventura CA., before coming to England. We believe he left England in 1958, he would have been born approx 1937, thanks


Dave Malinger
yardsalemd@aol.com
I have been trying to locate James H Brenner. who was at Chelveston from 1957 to ’59. thanks.


D Anderson
de.aa@exemail.com.au
Does anyone know of any message boards from civilians in Rushden and or, ex USAAF personnel stationed at Chelveston. during World war 2.. thanks. Still searching for Joe Dominguez, Robert O’Connell and others. I am beginning to think I have been given wrong info by the family I wondered if anyone has any photo’s from the WW2 era I have been in touch with Floyd Vost, who knew one of the chaps we were looking for. Unfortunately John Gatland had died a few years earlier Joe was a Sergeant and a cook at Chelveston we think,


Gladys [ Sharp ] Watts
gladys29@btinternet.com
II was an evacuee in Rushden in the 1940′s I lived on St Margaret’s avenue
and went to the boot and shoe school. I was friends with Jean and Joan Ellis and wondered if anyone knew where they are now. Thanks


Steve Cox
Wally4@wideopenwest.com
I lived in Rushden in the early 60′s.. as the child of an Air Force family. I became close friends with a family in Rushden, The Houghton’s. I believe Mr Houghton’s first name was Frank. They gave us a beautiful old grandfather clock, which I still have in my foyer. I still have great memories of Rushden, playing in the pillboxes and all the anti tank barriers. Thanks


Norman E Kuhne
profnorman@hotmail.com
Hi, I was the principal [ headmaster ] of the American school on RAF Chelveston from August 1966 to July 1968. Trying to find anyone who might have lived on the base during that time, or went to school there. I lived in both Raunds and Stanwick and was a great fan of the Potter family in Stanwick who ran the butcher shop. Our custodian was Alan Parnell who lived in Rushden, I think on Birch avenue. If anyone has information please contact me by e-mail. I now live in Brazil with my son Luis, thanks


Roger Aaker
rogeraaker@hotmail.com
Was interested in the mention on the site of a Sylvia Postle. My wife and I knew a girl of that name and her folks. Hope to hear from someone who knows her address. to see if it’s the same Sylvia we knew. thanks Rog.


Mary Newman [ Veterans Service Officer ]
manewman@co.douglas.or.us
Hello, I am a Veterans Service Officer in Oregon. working on a claim for an Airman who served at Chelveston in WW11. He was in a crash of two B17′s in particular the Bonnie Girl #34. There was a mid – air crash, co – pilot killed, pilot injured. flown back to Kimbolton by the flight engineer. while Cpl Rocha took care of the pilot. The nose had been hit and the engineers could not believe they even made it back. If there is anyone out there who could substantiate this history. we would appreciate it, Thank you for the web site. It has given Mr Rocha hope


Ed Hagan
Vicar of Northamptonshire” from Ed Hagan
HaganE@wcau.edu
I am trying to track down the son of Standish James O’Grady who was a Church of England vicar in Northamptonshire in the early 20th century Standish James O’Grady was the Irish writer usually credited . with setting off the Irish Literary Revival of the 1890′s and thereafter My information is that he lived with his son in Northamptonshire in his declining years I don’t know the son’s first name but have some suspicion it may have been Hubert. His father died in 1928 on the Isle of Wight I’d appreciate anyone who can help with information getting in touch with me I am the author of the only book length study of Standish James O’ Grady. ” High Nonsensical Words” [ Troy NY., Whitston 1986 ] Thanks for any help you may be able to give me.


Alan Witherby
aj@witherby.net
I am trying to get in touch with an.. Abbey Thornton.. in Rushden.. Anyone able to help, would be most grateful,


Dennis Pell
dennis.pell@btinternet.com
I am forever thinking about this friend I once had. and would like to know if anyone can give me any information about Captain Satterfield. He lived somewhere around the Chelveston area with his family In 1964 when Chelveston closed. he was transferred to 10th TAC Wing at RAF Alconbury The guys in the Fire Department may remember him. He was, as well as being a pilot Civil Engineering officer


P Buckby
mandpbuckby@pbuckby.fsnet.co.uk
Just wondering if Jill Cox [ nee Davison ] of New Zealand. is my former neighbour from Southfields [ the prefabs ] daughter of Madge and Tom early ’50s.


Bernard A Bigley
dakota@freenetname.co.uk
I am seeking details of the 5th Rushden Air Scouts. that were in existence in the mid ’40s. I was a member of the bugle band. the scout master was Oswald Lawrence from Raunds. He was the musical director for many of the local Operatic societies and was director of Bignell shoe factory in Duck Street in Rushden. The Scouts association has no record of this troop.. it seems to have disappeared. We were originally some 30 members and I would not like to see us fade into history. with nothing known about us. Any help will be gratefully received especially by the scout association, thanks.


Jo Sollis nee Briggs
josollis@dsl.pipex.com
My mother lived in Hargrave from the 1940′s to the 1960′s, then moved to Rushden, did anyone know her!! She was Mavis Briggs, who married to become Mavis Guilford. Her grandmother ran the Nags Head pub for many years. Her parents were Ted and Ada Briggs, would love to hear from anyone who knew her.


Gill Ward
gill-ward@hotmail.co.uk
Has anyone been in touch with. Ann Dork’s. or know if she has an e-mail address???


Yvonne Jenkins
eyvonne619@sbcglobal.net
We lived in Wellingborough on Northampton road. from 1959 – 1962 I knew a lady named Beatrice Orton. that worked at the corner store. [ I can’t remember his name, but her husband was a dentist in Wellingborough ] I was hoping to find an address for her. as I lost my address book many years ago. Thanks for any help you can come up with…. Also. my husbands crew. were the ones killed… in that sad accident.. at Chelveston 43 years ago. The pilot on that unfortunate plane was Skip Jones. My husband is Robert L Jenkins We now live in El Cajon, California.


Gary Fish
garfish@ptd.net
I am trying to contact John Cass. who works for Boeing. He recently has been working on a paper. dealing with Chelveston and the surrounding area. I have information that I would like to pass on to him. Anyone knowing his address. please contact me He has a message on this site but the e-mail address is wrong


Mrs Jennifer Heritage
brianjen@tiscali.co.uk
I am trying to obtain information relating to the air base which was in operation during World War 2 I discovered a short while ago.. that my biological father was an airman serving with the RAF in 1941 Any information you are able to supply regarding the name of the base and it’s purpose would be of great assistance I will then pass this to the RAF. to enable them to continue their search. Many thanks.


Buck Rogers
I spent several years tracking down some of the A P’s that were at Chelveston. during my time 1957 to ‘ 60, about a year ago, I spoke to Paul Clymer and Mikas, they were both in poor health at the time. I have not spoken with them since, so don’t know how they are now.


Robert [ Bob ] De Cesare
bobcat5760@aol.com
This is my new e – mail address.. Does anyone remember a girl by the name of
Elizabeth Hall. her nickname was “Wink” she liked to ride horses, jumpers. Her friend was a girl called Mandy. they were from Raunds. I would like to hear from anyone.


shreyll69@yahoo.com
My photo is on your web site.. the Chelveston school. I am the only African American girl in the picture. I would love to get in contact with all of my classmates in the picture. and those that went to school at Alconbury. Like the names. Paula Burress, Wesley Green, Tamu Green, Danita Wisher. I truly miss it all. if anyone knows them let me know.


Eileen Wood Bailey
My friend.. Jean [ Eyre ] Ward.. and I wondered if anyone had any information on the whereabouts of Ruth Masters.. formerly of Newton Bromswold.. Jean. Brenda [ Rawlins ] Felce. Daphne [ Dilley ] Newman. are all game to travel to Rushden for a get together. Come on Ruth. show yourself please. some more names I remember from school days. Roger Denton. John Denton. Jill Walker. Meryl Star. Margaret Hart. Pat Lovell. Maureen Lovell


P Clark
phclark@server9.imagelinkusa.net
During WW2 my late step father worked for the 8th Army Air force as a civilian contractor.. His job was to scrap out the foundations for the main runways. The places he was at were as follows Podington.. Kimbolton.. Alconbury. Chelveston and Thurley. He used to talk about the time at Chelveston when a group of airman were playing craps. and there was a very large pile of money on the ground.. when the station commander came along.. the money very soon disappeared I myself was in the RAF for 9 years… and now I research military aircraft I have set myself a task. to go through all the Amercan aircraft in the USAFE I was wondering… does anyone have a list of RB – 66′s. that were at Chelveston.. I do hope someone can help. Sincerely.. ex R8106644 SAC.


Buck Rogers
Update! Thanks to the alert from Bill and Gary.. It is with a sense of accomplishment that. Richard ” Bones ” Bartlett. has been located. after about a 6 year search. He lives in Virginia Beach Va., We’ve talked on the phone several times with plans to get together in the future. Many thanks to Bill and Gary for their help.


Kay Fisher
angeldust261@hotpop.com
I am looking for my father Martin Duane Davis. who was stationed at Chelveston 1955 – 1956. He was transferred to Cranage.. and back to the USA in 1956 If anyone remembers him I would love to hear from you. with any info you could give me. Also if anyone remembers my mum. Janet Gould. originally from Wellingborough. I’m not sure.. but I think she grew up in a pub in Irchester. drop me a line. Thanks and great site.


Joyce W Wade
I have received a request to ask if anyone has any photo’s. of either the guys who worked at the commissary. or were on the base bowling teams at Chelveston. 1958 – ‘ 59. If so would you please e-mail them to me. Thanks


Rudolph Harrison
flee@moss2.fslife.co.uk
Looking for.. RUDOLPH HENRY HARRISON. RAF Fairford 1950′s. Surveyor engineers. Possibly 817th?? Any info please e-mail. thanks.


Margaret [ Hulatt ] Sampson
sargek@bellsouth.com
I was looking for the “Hackney” family from Miami. I watched their children in Sharnbrook in the late ‘ 50s. also Tom Grimes. and Tony Martinez.


Dom Metcalfe
sparkymetcalfe@beeeb.net
I’m trying to contact an old friend of mine. named Paul Smith. I was best man at his wedding. I was stationed with him at Gib barracks in Farnborough. I lost touch with him some years ago. He came from Rushden.. his father was vicar at St Mary’s Church. [I think it was St., Mary’s ] in 1987 – 88. I met some of his friends.. one was nicknamed “nose”.. He had 2 sisters, one was a nurse.. the other worked for a funeral director. I would love to get back in touch with him. here’s hoping.


Bob Reinecke
ceibob1@aol.com
I was stationed at RAF Chelveston from Feb 1959 to perhaps June of that year. I had a buddy who worked at base ops. by the name of Jim Martin. I think he came from Easton Pennsylvania… I would like to get hold of him.. or someone who knows of his whereabouts. Thanks.


sregorb2000@yahoo.com
Buck Rogers sent me the following information on some of the A/P’s..he has located.. who were stationed at Chelveston during 1957 – 1960.. If any of you wish to get in touch with them..

  • Richard Arend. Rt 3, Box 755, Newport, Washington. 99156 – 9803.
  • Donald Bennett. 402, E. Lila St., # 6., Florence, Alabama. 35630.
  • Paul Clymer.. 830, N. Summit Street, Morenci, Michigan. 49256.
  • Russell Karrell. 794, Ruthuphum Ave., San Diego, Ca., 92154.
  • Joseph Mikas. 205, Vanguard Ave., La Puente, Ca., 91744.
  • Alvin Mikes. Rt., 2, Box 199, Shiner, Texas. 77984.
  • P. T. Slocum. 68, Bethel Road, Deville, Louisiana. 71328 – 9573.
  • Arthur Spiva. 4571, S Arberzly, Donnaville, Georgia. 30360.
  • Coy Webb. 548, Webb Drive, Hillsville, Va., 24348..
  • Richard Welch. 2303, Lakewood Drive, Chickasha, Ok., 73018.
  • LeRoy [ Roy ] Bostelman, 24001, Barleyfield Lane, Dickerson, Md., 20842.
  • Howard Mendenhall.. 1014, Vinter Way, Pleasonton, Ca., 94566.
  • Several others.. who have already been in touch with the site.
  • and have their e-mail addresses online.
  • Also some of the guys he has found reported as being deceased.
  • Newton Jenkins who was living in Alaska..
  • Yancy Moore. reported as deceased in 1977…
  • William O’Donald. reported as deceased in 1991…
  • Eldon Rawald. reported as deceased March 4, 1994..

Buck also wants to thank everyone who has shown an interest in holding a reunion. He observes. It’s hard to realize that 40 years have passed so quickly.
but there are many of us with very long memories. that can recall events from R. A. F. Chelveston. with great clarity.


Roderic Roddy Neal
rcn@yucca.net
I would like to contact David Corby. who lived on Portland Road… and John Woods.. who lived on Shirley Road. may now live in Irchester.


Larry Porter
regalbear@msn.com
I was stationed at RAF Chelveston – 1961 – 1962. Looking for any information about Jackie Cottington. lived in Chelveston and married a G I.. and moved to Michigan. Also Denise Bradshaw. joined the British army. and was stationed in London the last time I saw her.. before I shipped out to Youl – Rosiers France. Would appreciate any information on either.


Barry Beaumont
bandjbeaumont@bandjbeaumont.karoo.co.uk
I am researching H E Bates to give a presentation of his work and times. He was a kinsman of mine, my mother being a first cousin. I met cousin Bert around 1934 though my recollection is slight as I was then an infant I intend visiting Rushden soon to view whatever useful material may be held at the Town Library. I would, in the meantime, be pleased to hear from anyone who may have some knowledge which would contribute to the historical background which I am compiling..


David Kipling
dkipling@bcit.ca
I have a group photo.. of seven USAF guys.. who raced stock cars.. in England.. in the early 1960′s. I think they were.. Chelveston flyers… The back of the photo gives mostly surnames. Carey.. Kelly [“Doc” Kelly perhaps} Hitchcock.. Bill Powers.. McKinnan. Ferrall. Correll. I have loaded the photo on my web page…
http://www.oldstox.com in the section headed “Senior Racing in the 1960′s”.


Dennis Pell
Searching for USAF pilot Capt Robert Satterfield who served with me at. RAF station Chelveston.. near Rushden Northants. and who also doubled as a civil engineer. He later served in Vietnam. Contact Dennis Pell, 8, Rushmere close, Islip, Kettering, Northants., NN14 3LG.


Michelle Bratton
twobrattsmom@swbell.net
Not certain of the exact dates my family lived at Chelveston.. however I know it’s early to mid 60s. I am looking for anyone who knew my grandfather Floyd Guess and his family. wife Jeannine.. sons, Leslie and Roger. and daughter Barbara. My father is Leslie [ Les ]. In addition he mentions being in the Boy Scouts while stationed at Chelveston.. and would like some memorabilia. from his Boy Scout days.. Thanks


Mat Norris
norrism@aortech.com
I am looking for my grandfather or his family. He served at RAF Chelveston during 1942 – 45. His name was John Joseph Healy. he was an ambulance driver. I believe he returned to the NY area in 1945/46 any help would be gratefully received.


Geoff Alson
alsonvideo@cox.net
Left Rushden in 1967. immigrated to Canada. I’m looking for an old friend. Barry Wardle. Please help.


Gary T. Fish
garfish@ptd.net
I am trying to locate anyone who came back to the states in January 1962. via the S.S. United States. At that time we were given the opportunity, to either be shipped back. by commercial airline.. or the ship. We chose the ship.. and I know that there were more of you. Please contact me if you were one of them.


Bob Reinecke
ceibob1@aol.com
If anyone on this site was stationed at Molesworth. I would like to hear from you.


ahl_13@hotmail.com
This is a rather unique site. My grandfather and his family came from Rushden.
in fact his sister [I think Ada ] was said to be the oldest lady known. I would love to hook up with some people that could help me piece a few things together. I was too young to ask my grandfather the questions I would like to ask now.. Including the origins of a beautiful black silk ‘square’ with.. “GIBRALTAR TALAVERA”. Northamptonshire. a castle with a key around the door.. I don’t even know who made it. My grandfather was born on October 15th 1889 to Charlotte [George ] Linnitt. and John ” Ginger” Linnitt.. Looking through your photo’s.. I wonder if my grandfather went into any of the places shown. The name Margie Hullat rang a rather large bell with me.. I either have postcards somewhere from her or a photo and caption. In my grandparents things… I know there was mention made of the Hullat family!!! UPDATE!. Lucked out here in a wonderful way!! found my grandpa’s brothers family!! Now in e – mail contact… Harry Linnitt.. used to own a fish shop apparently in Rushden? I am also looking to find a niece of theirs.. her name is [ or was ] Hilda Marsden…. Her address was #11 Quorn road, Rushden, anyone know of her??? fabulous site!. Angie.


ANG3L21@aol.com
I live in Kettering and am in search of my Grandfather. I don’t have much to go on… this is what I have.. His name we believe.. was Patrick.. [Pat]. He arrived at Chelveston in 1954… He was a medical orderly in the Air Force. and would have been about 30 years old… He was from the Washington, D.C. area.. where he had a wife and children. He met my nan.. Norma Mary Barker.. [ from Wellingborough ] My mum Kay Jane Rogers [nee Barker ] was born on February 14th 1955.. soon after he left to go back to the states. If anyone can help please contact me. Thank you. Carla Matthews.


Jim Jameson
jamesjameson3@hotmail.com
Does anybody remember Eileen Hind from Wellingborough? She used to live in the big house at the end of Jackson’s lane. She married a US serviceman who was based at Chelveston. They left England for the states in 1959.. If I have jogged your memory. please get in touch. It is very important.


Jeff Bounds
rebeljeb@msn.com
Does anyone remember the snack bar, at Chelveston.. a man and woman and their son ran it. we met the son Ken this summer. but we didn’t get his last name. he is trying to find an old friend of his. a Ralph ?? from Minneapolis. Shirley [ nee Thacker ] and Jeff Bounds. UPDATE! I got an e-mail from Ken who we met last summer. and the name of the friend he is trying to find is Ralph Hebert. He was with the 817th from 1954 to ’56.. and then moved to Greenham Common . don’t know the company there. don’t think it was B or C . thanks.


Tony Bathurst
tony.x.bathurst@unilever.co
I would be very grateful for any memories from wartime G I’s from Chelveston. My father Allan.. had a small dance band and often played there during W W 2. In fact he once fronted for Glenn Miller. thanks for any info.


John Brockway
jbrockway@qwest.net
I had a girlfriend in Rushden in 1961 – 1962. Her name was Wendy Green and she lived with her parents at 13 Duck street. I would love to get in contact with her after all these years.


D. Costa
I recently saw this message on an English base site. Seeking RAF CHELVESTON VETS, 1952-56. Ken Furhman. Ollie Albright, Gordon I. Harris. Jack W. Ewing. Wilbur Burkhart.. John Feigel.. and Jake Jacobson. Contact D. COSTA, Box 593316, Orlando, FL 32859.


Henry [ Hank ] Howard
hazmatking@aol.com
looking for the following guys who were in the fire dept., Sgt Peter Rush [the bloke] who was more English than most of us American’s. S/Sgt Charley Wells.. A2/C Dennis Johnson. A2/C Roger Johnson. one married a gal from Wellingborough. Frances [Frank] Chapman.. . S/Sgt Sylvester Wade. S/Sgt Harley Wilmont. Jimmy Smitts. Ron Calpper. Civil Engineering Squadron. Capt Donald Satterfield. Lt Col Joe Weidner. W/O-4 Montgomery. T/Sgt Joe Morales. [ last known to be at Laguna Indian Nation, NM director] A/2C James T Queen. [ Hickory NC ] A/2C Tex Castelow. T/Sgt Paul Oglesby. Sgt. Thomas Orr. S/Sgt John Votta.


Lesley Maxfield
l.maxfield@ntlworld.com
Hi, can anyone remember working with Dick [ Richard ] Tyson. in the early 1950s…he was from Buffalo N.Y. Thanks, great site by the way!


Judith [ nee Corbett ] Robinson
wainepeacock@aol.com
Born and raised in Irchester, now living in Seattle U.S.A. Looking for. Stan – Betty [nee Neil] Corbett – son Robert. Betty lived for many years in Boundary avenue. They went to Australia, late ’50s.


Joyce [ Warner ] Wade
Does anyone have any info on Gladys Lowe, [last known to be in Arizona ] Pat Hardwick, [last known to be in Michigan ] Audrey Britchford. married. John Albright. [ last known to be in Kansas ] Jackie Carter. married.. Tom Fowler. [ last known to be in. Roswell, New Mexico ]