Some war stories never die…
I wrote a post in April 2010 about Tommy Smith’s navigator. I don’t a picture of Arthur Cockayne just a painting commissioned by Peter Smith, Tommy Smith’s son.
Arthur Cockayne did not survive the war. There is a follow-up to what I wrote back in 2010.
Peter received this e-mail from someone in December 2008. It all about his father’s navigator. If you are related to Arthur Cockayne, write me a comment and I will get in touch.
Here is the e-mail he got about Cockie…
Arthur Clarence COCKAYNE
Flying Officer 157435
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Died on sortie to Germany on Tuesday 16 January 1945
Arthur was the eldest son of William Charles and Alice Barker Cockayne of 73, Darlaston Road, Walsall.
He was educated at Queen Mary’s Grammar School, where he was a member of the O.T.C., and later took a position as a student…
View original post 485 more words