Jeff Foss and his wife Laura Freed are an American couple who came to the Library looking to find out more about their relative, 2nd Lt. Warren Freed, who served as a pilot in the 453rd. They are told he flew three missions aboard B-24 “Strictly Business”, before having to crash it into the North Sea and perishing. Freed’s name is featured in our honor roll.
During their visit, the couple visited Old Buckenham airfield where Freed was based. Of their visit they said, “[they] learned a lot about this particular aspect of WWII, and also about the people of Norfolk and the special bond between our countries. All of the tales the good-natured Norfolk locals during that period of wartime were reflected in our own meetings with people there during our visit.”
Jeff was kind enough to share his flickr album of their journey, including our museum and library, which can be found here:https://secure.flickr.com/photos/42893431@N00/sets/72157644966525926/
Jeff also works as a TV News cameraman and video editor and covered the 70th Anniversary of D-Day in his local area in Reno, Nevada. By chance, as he tells it, Jeff was assigned to interview two local veterans, one of whom served as a flight engineer at Tibenham.
Many thanks to Jeff and Laura for sharing and for visiting us! Until next time!