World War Two bomber hero’s son found
NEARLY seven decades on, a worldwide search for relatives of a true hero of World War Two has ended ...in Lanark.
And it’s all thanks to the Gazette - or, rather, to one of our famously historically eagle-eyed readers!
The long saga really begins with an ending, that of a young life high in the wartorn skies above the Belgium/Luxembourg border at about 1am on August 10, 1943, exactly 69 years ago this week.
That short life belonged to 29-year-old Sergeant Henry King, a man with strong Carluke connections and the only Scot in a crew of Canadians in their Halifax bomber, returning from a raid on Germany.
For more on this, pick up a copy of this week’s Carluke and Lanark Gazette.
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