My name is Frank Tarr, son of SGT Charles Francis Tarr formerly a mid upper gunner in the RCAF Squadron 432 based in Skipton on Swale Eastmoor, UK in WW2.
My dad came home on leave in Christmas 1943, (that’s when I was conceived,) and returned to duty.
Two weeks later he was killed along with his crew in a night raid over Brunswick, Germany on Jan 14th, 1944.
I was born the following September and in recent years I have been searching for his life story.
His Squadron Leader was a man from your area named William Watson Strachan, a decorated (D.F.C.) hero who accidently died the month after my dad.
It is my hope that living descendants are yet in your area that I may be able to contact in an effort to access possible records, photographs, memorabilia, anything at all that may contain an image or story of my brave father and help give me a greater sense of the life of a dad I never got to know.
I am appealing to your Paper in the hope you in turn may appeal to your readers in my behalf for information regarding your local RCAF WW 2 hero and assist me in my quest.