Readers of this blog will know about "First to Fall" and about Ross Stewart. Some will know that Ross discovered an anomaly in the records that may well lead to closure on this search. As Lt. Cramsie was flying alone at 400 feet above Bradwell Bay, he made a call for a bearing to the RAF base there. His hope was to make an emergency landing before the overburdened left engine of his A-20 Havoc failed completely. He had lost the other engine much earlier due to intense flak over France.
The story of Bill Cramsie and "9699" has always seemed to write itself and to lead people to the place they need to go. I feel comforted in the fact that it happens to others, not just to me. There are a lot of people with the desire to see closure on this long episode and obviously a lot of will to prevail in that quest.