Guest: Vic Jay
Hosts: Dave Homewood
Recorded: 24th of January 2017
Released: 2nd of February 2017
Duration: 1 hour 1 minute 7 seconds
In this episode Dave Homewood talks with Vic Jay, via Skype from England. Vic has recently released his book “The Mallon Crew” detailing his late father Bob Jay, an RAF Flight Engineer, and his Lancaster bomber crew in No. 75 (NZ) Squadron RAF during WWII.
Vic discusses how the book came about, and the research he did to discover the full story of his father’s war which he’d previously only known small parts of. He talks about the various people who helped him discover the story, including researchers and enthusiasts and the family members of other crew members in the crew under the captain, RNZAF pilot Bill Mallon.
He also talks about the tragedies he uncovered along the way, particularly within the Mallon family. Vic has put together another chapter in the famous New Zealand heavy bomber squadron’s history, from the end of WWII.
Above: The cover of “The Mallon Crew” by Vic Jay
Above: Vic Jay with his book