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Sqn Ldr Arthur William MACK (40244) of the RAFO


Awards for Arthur William MACK 40244

DateAwardRankName (Number)UnitRibbon
1943-09-24DFCSqn LdrArthur William MACK (40244)605 Sqdn
Squadron Leader Arthur William MACK (40244) Reserve of Air Force Officers, No. 605 Squadron. This officer formerly completed a tour of operational duty in Bomber Command. Latterly in fighter operations at night. Squadron Leader Mack has displayed great keenness and tenacity. During a recent operational flight, and when some 430 miles from base, his aircraft struck an object and four feet of the starboard wing of his aircraft was broken off and all except two feet of the starboard aileron. Despite this, Squadron Leader Mack flew the aircraft to base. This officer has set a very fine example. London Gazette No. 36183, Dated 1943-09-24

London Gazette Mentions

NumberName /Text London Gazette Details
40244Arthur William MACKLondon Gazette issue : 34840 , Dated 1940-04-30 , Download #34840
40244Arthur William MACKLondon Gazette issue : 35139 , Dated 1941-04-18 , Download #35139
40244*A W MACKLondon Gazette issue : 36472 , Dated 1944-04-14 , Download #36472
40244A W MACKLondon Gazette supplement : 36092 , Dated 1943-07-13 , Download #36092

Captivity Details for Arthur William MACK 40244

RankName, NumberDetailsDate CapturedUnitPOW NoCamp
Plt OffArthur William MACK (40244) Whitley K8985
1939-09-09102 Sqdn

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date: 09 Sep 39 Aircraft: Whitley III K8985 Unit 102 Sqdn Airfield /Crash Location , Belgium
DetailsTook off 2359 8 Sept 1939 from Driffield. Strayed into neutral airspace over Belgium and was forced to land at Nivelles aerodrome.
SourceHenk Welting's Database
Aircrew details

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8/09/1939 K8985 Whitley II 102 SquadronHi, This plane made a forced landing at Nivelles airfield (Belgium) on 8/09/1939. F/O. William Curwen Gavine Cogman 39274 was the pilot. Also aboard were F/O. Arthur William Mack 40244, AC1 Allan Steel 250484, Sgt. G.J.Henry and Cpl. S.R.Wood. Who has the full name + serial of Sgt Henry and Cpl.Wood ? Many thanks and best regards from Belgium Luc ....Read More.Luc Vervoort on 30th July 2010 11:03:03
AIR81 Errors[QUOTE=Jagan;165979] Might be worthwhile for me to add a field to the table with the corrected serial that can come up in searches.[/QUOTE] As a follow up to the above, An example of a [B]corrected [/B]entry will show up as [url]https://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/details.php?uniq=K8985[/url] Shows up as : [TABLE="width: 1170"] [TR] [TH="align: left"]Citation[/TH] [TH="align: left"]Aircraft[/TH] [TH="align: left"]AIR81 Casualty File Description[/TH] [TH="align: left"]Link[/TH] [/TR] [TR] [TD]AIR81/10[/TD] [TD]Whitley [URL="https://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/details.php?uniq=K8985"]K8985[/URL][/TD] [TD]Acting Flight Lieutenant W C G Cogman, Pilot Officer A W Mack, Sergeant G T Henry, Aircraftman 1st Class A Steel and Corporal S R Wood: prisoners of war; Whitley [URL="https://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/details.php?uniq=L8985"]L8985[/URL] forced to land in Belgium, 9 September 1939.[/TD] [TD][URL="http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C14141989"]C14141989[/URL] [/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE] This preserves the original text of the AIR81 file description but shows the actual aircraft it was referring to. An [B]uncorrected [/B]entry will show up as [url]https://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/details.php?uniq=A1653[/url] [TABLE="width: 1170"] [TR] [TH="align: left"]Citation[/TH] [TH="align: left"]Aircraft[/TH] [TH="align: left"]AIR81 Casualty File Description[/TH] [TH="align: left"]Link[/TH] [/TR] [TR] [TD]AIR81/11097[/TD] [TD][URL="https://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/details.php?uniq=A1653"]A1653[/URL][/TD] [TD]Sergeant R R Hart (RAAF): injured; Flight Lieutenant K R Smith, Sergeant J E Walsh, Flying Officer N R Thompson, Sergeant E R Head: uninjured; enemy action off the coast of Malaya, Hudson [URL="https://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/details.php?uniq=A1653"]A1653[/URL], 1 Squadron, 20 December 1941.[/TD] [TD][URL="http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C17058826"]C17058826[/URL][/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE] Obviously the serial needs to be updated to A16-53 and type will be Hudson.. there are a couple of thousand AIR81 entries that need correction! ....Read More.Jagan on 9th October 2021 11:53:50

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