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Ralph W Woolner


Ralph Woolner served with the 10th Photographic Reconnaissance Group.

Later in life, he sent British aviation historian Roger Freeman copies of photos he had taken while in service in Europe. These now form part of IWM's Roger Freeman Collection.

Jack's relative who knew him in the 60's a recalled: 'He had a bathtub in his back yard filled with water, I never really understood that, and he raised bees and packaged honey too. .. In Massachusetts he worked for the Dept of Fisheries and Game, Photographic Dept. They would stock the streams with Brook Trout for us kids to catch. He did TV shows about fishing and was well known as a sport fisherman. Jack and his brother Frank made and sold surf fishing lures.'


Units served with

Associated Place

  • Chalgrove

    Military site : airfield
    Chalgrove was built as a USAAF transport or observation unit base in 1943-44. Several reconnaissance units operated from the airfield, including the Ninth Air Force's 10th Photographic Group and 423rd Night Fighter Squadron (later 155th Reconnaissance...

  • Furth

    Military site : airfield


Event Location Date
Born Worcester, MA 5 March 1920
Died 15 September 2010


Date Contributor Update
25 February 2022 09:56:38 Emily Changes to biography

Robert Keller's memories of Jack, originally added to image caption of FRE 7001

Date Contributor Update
28 June 2019 15:41:10 Lucy May Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nickname, nationality, biography, events, unit associations and media associations

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