Friday, June 5, 2009

Ready to Avenge Death of Brother!

Another glorious find in NewspaperArchive today.... This one is also from the North Adams Transcript newspaper, dated Dec 12, 1942.

This story is about my Grandfather - see prior post about his brother John's (Jack) death in WWII.

READY TO AVENGE DEATH OF BROTHER - William Bellew Now Gunner Seargent - Sends Message to Parents

"Now I will have the chance to avenge your son and my brother" Is the message written by Gunner Sgt William Bellew on the inscription page of a souvenir program he sent to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Bellew of 4 Allen street, upon his graduation this week from the U. S. Army Air Force gunnery school at Tyndnll field. Fla. Sgt. Bellew is one of two Adams boys to graduate from the Tyndall field gunnery school this year.

Sgt. Bellew was formerly employed in the British embassy in Washington and from there went to the British purchasing board in this country and was serving with that group up to his induction into the Army service Sept. 30th of this year. He has a brother, Hugh Bellew, who is now employed at the British embassy in Washington. Another brother, Jack Bellew was killed
in action in France while serving with British troops in May of 1940 and it is his death that Sgt. Bellew is now anxious to avenge.

Just gives me the chills everytime I read it. Happy Friday!


  1. I am not suprised. Wow i dont know how you find all of this ... but i am glad you do and it must be fantastic to see it all unfold
    Hugs June x

  2. I nominated you for the Puckerbrush Award of Excellence, (see ).

  3. Cindy, I made a thank you design on my blog: