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240 Sq on 7/5/1941

240 Sq on 7/5/1941
Author: CZ_RAF
Time Stamp:
14:56:13 18 July 2001
Post:
My another question about No. 240 Sq

There was another plane which have crahsed or was shot down on 7/5/41.

There were crewmembers Sgts Elwell, Wilson, Hesk.

I am looking for other crewmembers (killed or survived) and details about this accident and their plane.

Thanks for any info

Pavel


Catalina AH536
Author: Ross_McNeill
Time Stamp:
15:48:56 18 July 2001
Post:
Hi Pavel

Landed at 04:30 hrs without flares, crashed and sank at Lough Erne. LAC Holmes rests in St. Woollos Cemetery, Monmouthshire while the rest of the crew are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

F/O P C Thomas

P/O H H Hirst

F/Sgt W Peebles

LAC H A Cottam

Sgt J L Elwell

P/O K B Fuller

Sgt J S Hesk

P/O D W Hockney

LAC L R Holmes

Sgt H E Wilson

Regards

Ross


RE: Catalina AH536
Author: CZ_RAF
Time Stamp:
15:53:17 18 July 2001
Post:
Thanks for quick and excellent reply Ross!


RE: Catalina AH536
Author: CZ_RAF
Time Stamp:
16:10:48 18 July 2001
Post:
One more question - is there any meaning in this list, I mean they are listed by their trade or function in aircraft?

Thanks and sorry for trouble again.

Pavel


RE: Catalina AH536
Author: Ross_McNeill
Time Stamp:
05:46:00 19 July 2001
Post:
Hi Pavel,

The list is as given in the ORB and with a few exceptions is in function order i.e. Pilot, Nav etc.

Ross


RE: Crew of Catalina AH536
Author: CZ_RAF
Time Stamp:
07:16:54 19 July 2001
Post:
Thanks Ross.

Please don't think that I'm crazy, but could you explain me

the ETC. ? :-)

I don't know how was consisted crew of Catalina.

I suppose there were 2 Pilots, 1 Navigator and the rest was WOPs or AGs?

I'm sorry for so many questions but I'm novice in reseach of Coastal Command Squadron.

Thank for your kindness

Pavel