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AIR81/2Sergeant D E Jarvis, Acting Sergeant B G Walton, Flight Sergeant A J Turner, Aircraftman 2nd Class G T Brocking and Aircraftman 2nd Class K G Day: report of deaths; raid by Wellington L5275 on Brunsbuttel, 4 September 1939.C14141981
AIR81/1036Squadron Leader J D C Joslin: report of death; Hurricane P2756 in air operations, 7 July 1940.C14502902
AIR81/1099Flying Officer J H L Allen: missing presumed dead; Hurricane P3275 crashed at sea due to enemy action, 12 July 1940.C14502832
AIR81/1203Pilot Officer B A Power and Temporary Sergeant K R Sellwood: report of deaths. Flight Lieutenant J L Scott, Sergeant H J Casselden, Temporary Sergeant H S Heritage and Temporary Sergeant A L Walker: prisoners of war; Wellington P9275 in air operations, 25July 1940. Note: With photographsC14503142
AIR81/1213Pilot Officer P C Lindsey: report of death; Hurricane P2753 crashed in the English Channel off the Isle of Wight, 26 July 1940.C14503152

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400611 - Unaccounted airmen/airwoman - 11-6-1940What caused the death of the following airmen/airwoman whose names I can't find in the Flight Global and The Times archives: AC2 Oliver J. BLANCH - 866300, buried Newcastle-upon-Tyne (St.John's Westgate and Elswick) Cem., Northumbderland (UK67). AC2 Eric S. BARLOW - 1659134, buried West Bromwich Cem., Staffordshire (UK6639). ACW2 Marie O. HEWITT - 2136462 - 939 [Balloon] Sqn - or 40 Sqn, buried Sheffield (Crooks) Cem., Yorkshire (UK1465). Cpl Richard V. JUPP - 568026, buried St.Peter-in-Thanet Vhurchyard, Broadstairs and St.Peter's, Kent (UK4072), and LAC Edwin J. MARTIN - 1297653 - 2750 RAF Regt, buried Trevethin (St.Cadoc) Churchyard, Pontypool, Monmouthshire. Also like to thank everybody who supported me this year in checking the unaccounted airmen/women; wish you all a happy and prosperous 2008. Regards, Henk. ....Read More.Henk Welting on 22nd December 2007 08:12:14
400611 - Unaccounted airmen/airwoman - 11-6-1940Henk, I think maybe a wee rest at the end of a long year may be in order :-) They all died in 1943: Name: BARLOW, ERIC STANLEY Initials: E S Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Aircraftman 2nd Class Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Age: 27 Date of Death: 11/06/1943 Service No: 1659134 Additional information: Son of Frederick and Elizabeth Barlow; husband of Hilda M. Barlow, of Whitmore Reans, Wolverhampton. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. G. Grave 10015. Cemetery: WEST BROMWICH CEMETERY Name: HEWITT, MARIE OLIVE HAZEL Initials: M O H Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Aircraftwoman 2nd Class Regiment/Service: Women's Auxiliary Air Force Unit Text: 939/940 Balloon Sqdn. Date of Death: 11/06/1943 Service No: 2136462 Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. L.L. Grave 7315 (Common). Cemetery: SHEFFIELD (CROOKES) CEMETER Name: JUPP, RICHARD VICTOR Initials: R V Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Corporal Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Age: 24 Date of Death: 11/06/1943 Service No: 568026 Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Row 46. Grave 39. Cemetery: ST. PETER-IN-THANET CHURCHYARD (killed on active service) Name: MARTIN, EDWIN JOHN Initials: E J Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Leading Aircraftman Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 2750 Sqdn. R.A.F. Regt. Age: 22 Date of Death: 11/06/1943 Service No: 1297653 Additional information: Son of Walter and Beatrice Martin; husband of Adelaide Alice Martin, of Penygarn, Pontypool. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot 7. Row 5. Grave 11. Cemetery: TREVETHIN (ST. CADOC) CHURCHYARD ....Read More.Amrit on 22nd December 2007 09:44:16
138 sqdn Whitley Z9275 NFG26-27 september 1942 138 Squadron Whitley V Z9275 NF-G Op. SOE Crew F/S. D H. Freeland. + F/S. E G. Hayhoe + Sgt. J H. Cox pow F/S. F G. Green + Sgt. P G. Moore pow took off Tempsford. Crashed in the vicinity of Merville (Nord) a town on the north bank of the river Lys, 12 km SE of Hazebrouck, France. Those who died rest in Merville Communal Cemetery Extension. RAF Bomber Command Losses Volume 3. W R. Chorley. Regards Peter. ....Read More.peter on 22nd December 2007 06:53:44
Pilot Officer JONES, 54 Squadron 1941Thanks Joss for the additional info. To complete the story: K.H. JONES - 745153 was on Hurricane Z2329. K.N. JONES - 650739 was on Stirling W7539. K.W. JONES - J/13827 was on Halifax MZ858. K.H. JONES - 1642753 (PoW-Register 1042753) was on Halifax HX355. Regards, Henk. ....Read More.Henk Welting on 23rd December 2007 06:11:35
23 November 1941David Carl Taylor, 139sqdn Blenheim Z7275 crashed during training on 22/11/41, died next day of his injuries. (BC Losses). Strangely, none of the airmen mentioned are on the list of RAF deaths, all ranks, 1939-48. ....Read More.AlanW on 26th December 2007 04:16:19
23 November 1941[QUOTE=AlanW;2180]David Carl Taylor, 139sqdn Blenheim Z7275 crashed during training on 22/11/41, died next day of his injuries. (BC Losses). Strangely, none of the airmen mentioned are on the list of RAF deaths, all ranks, 1939-48.[/QUOTE] Hi Alan The reason they are not listed on the list of RAF Deaths is that their deaths were registered at a UK Registary office local to the place of death. Regards Andy ....Read More.Andy Ingham on 27th December 2007 02:47:14
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Beaufighter Serials, Codes and PilotsSorry DaveW but EL275 was Capt H Moizan FAFL Sgt G T Vuilleumier Regards Ross ....Read More.Ross_McNeill on 5th January 2008 04:19:19
two losses of the 407 Sdqn. 1942407 Squadron deaths commemorated onthe Runnymede memorial for 15/5/1942 407 Sqn. ALGER, GORDON FORBES Flight Sergeant R/60428 15/05/1942 24 Royal Canadian Air Force Canadian Panel 102. RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL 407 Sqn. COOK, GORDON FREDERICK Pilot Officer J/15315 15/05/1942 25 Royal Canadian Air Force Canadian Panel 100. RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL 407 Sqn. CRANE, WILBURT MCLARTY Flight Sergeant R/79675 15/05/1942 26 Royal Canadian Air Force Canadian Panel 103. RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL 407 Sqn. DAUBNER, JOSEPH WILLIAM Warrant Officer Class I R/58631 15/05/1942 24 Royal Canadian Air Force Canadian Panel 101. RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL 407 Sqn. FARLEY, ARTHUR RODOLPHE ROLAND Pilot Officer J/15335 15/05/1942 26 Royal Canadian Air Force Canadian Panel 100. RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL 407 Sqn. HALIBURTON, WILLIAM ALFRED Pilot Officer J/6403 15/05/1942 22 Royal Canadian Air Force Canadian Panel 100. RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL 407 Sqn. KNIGHT, MELVIN Flight Sergeant R/86550 15/05/1942 Unknown Royal Canadian Air Force Canadian Panel 105. RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL 407 Sqn. MACNUTT, GERALD FREDERICK Flight Sergeant R/72754 15/05/1942 Unknown Royal Canadian Air Force Canadian Panel 105. RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL 407 Sqn. McDONALD, DONALD Flight Sergeant R/73761 15/05/1942 Unknown Royal Canadian Air Force Canadian Panel 105. RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL 407 Sqn. POTTLE, ASTON JAMES WALTER Flight Sergeant R/70741 15/05/1942 Unknown Royal Canadian Air Force Canadian Panel 106. RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL 407 Sqn. SCOTT, LEIGHTON OGILVIE Flight Sergeant R/74249 15/05/1942 27 Royal Canadian Air Force Canadian Panel 106. RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL 407 Sqn. SKINNER, LLOYD NEWTON Pilot Officer J/9163 15/05/1942 20 Royal Canadian Air Force Canadian Panel 101. RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL 407 Sqn. TOOTH, GEORGE ARTHUR Flight Sergeant R/74914 15/05/1942 28 Royal Canadian Air Force Canadian Panel 107. RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL HTH Howard ....Read More.Howdie on 8th January 2008 11:57:40
400625 - Unaccounted airmen - 25-6-1940What caused the death of the following airmen, commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial and buried in cemeteries in Belgium and France. They may have been killed during evacuation to the U.K., some of them later recovered from the sea or their bodies washed ashore. AC1 Reginald F. ABRAMS - 621850 - 4 Sqn - Runnymede Panel (RP) 24 AC1 William ALSTON - 637973 - RP24 AC1 Eustace T. ARNOTT - 532387 - RP24 AC1 Bernard O. BECKINGTON - 901322 - RP24 AC2 John R. BEST - 749226 - RP26 AC1 Ernest R. BIDDLE - 942880 - RP24 AC2 Sidney A. BIRD - 922154 - RP26 Cpl Geoffrey G. BURDETT - 520421 - RP21 LAC Arthur G. CHILD - 616033 - RP22 AC1 Richard CLEARY - 631845 - RP25 (from Irish Republic) AC1 Joseph CURRIE - 634350 - RP25 LAC Alexander J. DONAGHY - 544946 - RP22 AC1 Alexander C. FLEMING - 743827 - RP25 Cpl James P. GAVINS - 512854 - RP21 LAC Harold W.E. HANSON - 517631 - 4 Sqn - RP23 LAC Dudley G. KEMP - 535214 - RP23 LAC Edgar MARTIN - 633385 - RP23 AC2 Thomas MASON - 549132 - RP27 Cpl Stanley MILLS - 570908 - 13 Sqn - RP22 AC1 Cunningham MUNN - 627591 - RP25 AC1 Arthur MUSGRAVE - 653443 - RP25 AC1 Douglas H. RICHARDSON - 550743 - 98 Sqn - RP25 AC1 George T. RIDLEY - 629767 - RP25 AC1 John M. ROBERTS - 634663 - RP26 LAC George SWIFT - 551391 - RP24 LAC George H. TAYLOR - 352704 - RP24 AC1 Charles J. TELFORD - 627498 - RP26 AC1 Leslie C. THORP - 633277 - RP26 Cpl Albert E. THORPE - 326629 - RP22 LAC George TROTH - 62712 - RP24 AC1 Douglas C. WEBB - 966677 - RP26 LAC Ernest E. WHEELER - 628716 - 53 Sqn - RP24 LAC Victor J. WHITE - 352129 - RP24 LAC Sydney V. WILMINGTON - 610598 - RP24, and the following airmen buried in Belgium/France: Lombardsijde Churchyard, Belgium (BEL62): AC1 Allan J. MORAN - 623447 Lille Southern Cem., Dept. Nord, France (FR2): AC2 Alfred W. GILBERT - 636979 Abbeville Communal Cem. Ext., Dept Somme, France (FR440): LAC Edward A. HALL - 510251 Doingt Communal Cem. Ext., Dept Somme, France (FR472): LAC Leonard LAURIE - 799685 - 63 Wing Servicing Unit Angoulins Communal Cem., Dept. Charente-Maritime, France (FR1632): LAC James T. McMASTER - 538667 Chatelaillon Plage Communal Cem., Dept. Charente-Maritime, France (FR1635): AC2 Samuel J. McCONNELL - 632203 Regards and thanks for your help. Henk. ....Read More.Henk Welting on 8th January 2008 12:39:59
400625 - Unaccounted airmen - 25-6-1940Hello Henk, Finally I came through the whole list. Below you will find details about all the mentioned names. AC1 Reginald F. ABRAMS - 621850 - 4 Sqn - Runnymede Panel (RP) 24 / 4 Sqdn AC1 William ALSTON - 637973 - RP24 / HQ Base Area AC1 Eustace T. ARNOTT - 532387 - RP24 / 51 Wing AC1 Bernard O. BECKINGTON - 901322 - RP24 / HQ BAFF AC2 John R. BEST - 749226 - RP26 / 2 BA AC1 Ernest R. BIDDLE - 942880 - RP24 / HQ BAFF AC2 Sidney A. BIRD - 922154 - RP26 / 5 R and SU Cpl Geoffrey G. BURDETT - 520421 - RP21 / HQ BAFF LAC Arthur G. CHILD - 616033 - RP22 / 81 Wing SF AC1 Richard CLEARY - 631845 - RP25 (from Irish Republic) / 2 BA AC1 Joseph CURRIE - 634350 - RP25 / BAFF LAC Alexander J. DONAGHY - 544946 - RP22 / 21 AD AC1 Alexander C. FLEMING - 743827 - RP25 / 2 BA Cpl James P. GAVINS - 512854 - RP21 / 3 ASP LAC Harold W.E. HANSON - 517631 - 4 Sqn - RP23 / 4 Sqdn LAC Dudley G. KEMP - 535214 - RP23 / 2 BA LAC Edgar MARTIN - 633385 - RP23 / 25 Sqdn AC2 Thomas MASON - 549132 - RP27 / 7 ASP Cpl Stanley MILLS - 570908 - 13 Sqn - RP22 / 13 Sqdn AC1 Cunningham MUNN - 627591 - RP25 / HQ BAFF AC1 Arthur MUSGRAVE - 653443 - RP25 / 2 BA AC1 Douglas H. RICHARDSON - 550743 - 98 Sqn - RP25 / 98 Sqdn AC1 George T. RIDLEY - 629767 - RP25 / 2 AR & SV AC1 John M. ROBERTS - 634663 - RP26 / HQ BAFF LAC George SWIFT - 551391 - RP24 / 21 AD LAC George H. TAYLOR - 352704 - RP24 / 2 BA AC1 Charles J. TELFORD - 627498 - RP26 / HQ BAFF AC1 Leslie C. THORP - 633277 - RP26 / HQ BAFF Cpl Albert E. THORPE - 326629 - RP22 / HQ 2 BA LAC George TROTH - 62712 - RP24 / 3 AR & SU AC1 Douglas C. WEBB - 966677 - RP26 / 21 AD LAC Ernest E. WHEELER - 628716 - 53 Sqn - RP24 / 53 Sqdn LAC Victor J. WHITE - 352129 - RP24 / 1 ASP LAC Sydney V. WILMINGTON - 610598 - RP24, / Spelled WILLMINGTON / 2 BA and the following airmen buried in Belgium/France: Lombardsijde Churchyard, Belgium (BEL62): AC1 Allan J. MORAN - 623447 / HQ 51 Wing Lille Southern Cem., Dept. Nord, France (FR2): AC2 Alfred W. GILBERT - 636979 / HQ CFF Abbeville Communal Cem. Ext., Dept Somme, France (FR440): LAC Edward A. HALL - 510251 / 20 ASP Doingt Communal Cem. Ext., Dept Somme, France (FR472): LAC Leonard LAURIE - 799685 - 63 Wing Servicing Unit / 63 FWS Angoulins Communal Cem., Dept. Charente-Maritime, France (FR1632): LAC James T. McMASTER - 538667 / HQ BAFF Chatelaillon Plage Communal Cem., Dept. Charente-Maritime, France (FR1635): AC2 Samuel J. McCONNELL - 632203 / Numbered 632206 / 2 BA Best regards Finn Buch ....Read More.Argus on 8th January 2008 04:53:46
50 sqn 9th Mar 43[QUOTE=Rene Romainville;2759]Hello Peter & Dick The Lancaster ED800 VN-O crashed on 16/17 April 1943 at Yves-Gomezee - Belgium. There was a little history book that was produced some year ago regarding the crew , also containing photos of the crew. The ops was Pilzen and at the last pages all the aircraft lost during the ops. The booklet is written in French. Best regards Rene[/QUOTE] Thanks to all, Rene, could you please tell me the name of the booklet and the publishers name. I have recently published my book A shaky do-the Skoda works raid April 16/17th 1943 which also covers the crash of ED800 but I am always on the look out for further info. Thanks, Peter ....Read More.rs1800 on 9th January 2008 01:53:24
Catalinas and Sunderlands as transports to North Africa in summer 1941Hi Pavel It might be an idea to get a look at the ORB of 10 Sqn RAAF,which operated Sunderlands out of Mountbatten (among other places). They are mentioned as the unit to which 3 Short G Class Empire Flying Boats were attached ( from 119 Sqn)for special flights to Gib and the Middle East carrying spares and ammunition for 272 Sqn's Beaufighters, in "Short Aircraft since 1900" by C H Barnes .The operations started on June11 1941 but the a/c didn't last long as X8274 was lost after a double engine problem on the 20th Jun which meant a forced landing in heavy seas off Cape Finisterre which cost the boat and 12 lives. The other 2 boats,X8273 and X8275 developed problems and were withdrawn from the operation by the end of October. It is possible that 10 Sqn RAAF continued providing the a/c afterwards, which might show up in their ORB. There might also be a note of the use of Flying Boats to transport personnel and spares etc via OADU or the equivalent personnel unit. I'm afraid I don't have the ORB Regards Dick ....Read More.Dick on 27th January 2008 01:49:14
15 July 1944 Crash at Warrenpoint, Northern IrelandDennis, Oxford I - LX598 of 290 Sqn Long Kesh/Co.Down collided during a Civil Defence Demonstration with Martinet TT.1 - MS626 (same unit) due to bad weather conditions (mist). The Oxford crashed 1 mile off the Warrenpoint pier killing three pilots: W/O Lucien A.W.J. ECCLES - 1931095 F/Sgt Dennis MYERS - 1217452 Sgt Peter STURDY - 1382750 The Martinet crashed on public bath houses Oxford-Duke Street, killing W/O (Pilot) Albert G. GIBB - 1118383 Sgt (Airgunner) George W. MOSEY - 1041594. Regards, Henk. ....Read More.Henk Welting on 31st January 2008 06:05:14
Edwin John Forgan Grant.RAF Fighter Command Losses Vol 1 By Franks has for this 1/12/1941 - Beaufighter II Serial R2275. Interception. Lost an engine and ditched off Land End, am, Pilots body later washed ashore Pilot F/Lt J G Fletcher AFC Killed Sgt E J F Grant Killed Prehaps somone here can dig up the citation for the AFC of the pilot ....Read More.paulmcmillan on 6th February 2008 03:56:13
2757 Squad.raf Regiment.Hi- Looking for info regarding the movements of the Squadron after landing in France to the end of the war,locations and dates would be ideal if possible,my father served in 2757 Squad but never spoke about the ordeal,he was 1418387 W.W. LLOYD. Many thanks, GRWLLOYD. ....Read More.GRWLLOYD on 10th February 2008 06:29:31
2757 Squad.raf Regiment.I hope this is a start: "2757 Squadron Formed as No 757 Squadron at Nutts Corner on 19 December 1941, having been unnumbered from the previous April. On 1 February 1942 all RAF Regiment Squadrons had 2000 added to their numbers. It moved to the RAF Depot in 1942, becoming a Field Squadron in March 1943 The squadron joined 2nd Tactical Air Force in April 1944, becoming an Armoured Car Unit in Unit in July 1944, moving to the continent in August, becoming together with 2717 Squadron and an RAF Air Technical Intelligence (ATI) Team the first RAF unit to enter Rouen, before taking another ATI Team into Bayeux and becoming the first British unit into Trouville. It later moved to Antwerp and served on the Leopold Canal before moving, in 1945, into Germany, serving at Wunstorf and Bonn in 1945, Gutersloh in 1946 and Celle in 1947, being disbanded by being renumbered No 3 Squadron on 21 August 1947 at Gutersloh. During the North-West European campaign one member of the squadron was awarded the Croix de Guerre and four others were mentioned in despatches" from: http://www.rafweb.org/Regiment2.htm There are more details on this page (from about half way down) http://www.diefestung.com/forum/print.php?threadid=16385&page=1&sid=9023faedb9b5f47be4aab5e2cb607316 A ....Read More.Amrit on 10th February 2008 06:56:43
400813 - Unaccounted airmen - 13-8-1940[QUOTE=Henk Welting;5275]Wrong date given for F/O Bernard Lawrence SIMS: must be 23-2-"1945".[/QUOTE] I will offer up as a possibility PRXIT Serial PA930 682 Sqn missing on PR mission to Udine 23-2-45 ....Read More.paulmcmillan on 28th February 2008 09:37:07
Service number problemGents, I don't think you can draw any conclusions from the officer service numbers and the dates of commissioning beyond a World War and a backlog of administration. As an example if you look at O'Neill and those who were commissioned with service numbers either side of him you will see that there is a common thread of considerably backdated entries, that is beyond "92" whose entry was only three months late, but in the Technical Branch! Entries follow: Air Ministry, 1st February, 1944. ROYAL AIR FORCE. GENERAL DUTIES BRANCH. Appointment to Commission. As Pit. Offs. on prob. (emergency): — Flt. Sgts. 530323 Leo O'NEILL (53988). 21st Nov. 1943. Sgts. 573778 Walter Dowse JARVIS (53990). 16th Dec. 1943 Air Ministry, 8th February, 1944. ROYAL AIR FORCE. GENERAL DUTIES BRANCH. Appointment to commission. As Plt. Offs. on prob. (emergency): — Wt. Offs. 562951 Kenneth William WINDER (53989). 21st Oct. 1943. Flt. Sgts. 652758 John Robert ANGUS (53986). 29th Jan. 1943 Sgts. 577735 John Raymond HILL (53987). 21st May 1943 Air Ministry, 7th March, 1944. ROYAL AIR FORCE, TECHNICAL BRANCH. Appointment to commission. As Plt. Offs. on prob. (emergency): — Sgts. 619002 Edwin Samuel MASON (53992). 14th Jan. 1944. Regards, Terry ....Read More.Terry on 5th March 2008 08:34:55
Wellingtons "L", "N" and "R" SerialsHi Ian All the R Series Wellingtons seem to be Ic's. R1000-1049 R1060-1099 R1135-1184 R1210-1254 R1265-1299 R1320-1349 R1365-1414 R1435-1474 R1490-1539 R1585-1629 R1640-1669 R1595-1806 R3150-3179 R3195-3239 R3275-3299 These come from Air Britain Serials P1000-R9999 Regards Dick ....Read More.Dick on 13th March 2008 11:09:05
S/L J.H. Kitson, RAF 34160, 21/06/1940. New ZealandBart, From 'For Your Tomorrow - A record of New Zealanders who have died while serving with the RNZAF and Allied Air Services Since 1915 (Vol One: Fates 1915-1942)' Fri 21 Jun 1940 New Zealand Reconnaissance patrol 1 Service Flying Training School, RNZAF (Wigram) Oxford I NZ275 - took off from Taieri after two others on the same patrol at 0725, each machine carrying a 250lb bomb, but was unable to gain height. After clearing the airfield boundary NZ275 entered a slow right hand turn in order to clear trees ahead, but stalled and hit the ground while still turning, and caught fire. Plt Off P R McNab, the observer, and AC1 R E Kilpatrick, wireless operator, were injured but the pilot died within an hour or two of being extricated from the wreckage. He is buried at Christchurch. A layer of frost on the Oxford’s wings had significantly degraded its take off performance. Investigation also revealed that the throttle control lock wire had not been broken, indicating that the pilot had failed to push the throttles through the gate when the emergency arose. For their courageous efforts in rescuing the three crew LAC D T Herrick and Cpl E A Stratton were each awarded the George Medal, and AC2 D M Nichol presented with an Air Board letter of commendation Pilot: 34160 Sqn Ldr John Hugh KITSON, RAF - Age 28. 1373+hrs (412+ on Oxford) Kitson, a flying instructor with the ITS at Wigram, was an English RAF officer on loan to the RNZAF. He was the first fatal casualty on an operational flight undertaken from a New Zealand base (a German raider was active in New Zealand waters at the time - the SS Niagara striking a mine and sinking only two days earlier). Herrick died of wounds on 30 June 1941 after being shot down over France while flying with 53 Sqn, RAF. Errol ....Read More.Errol Martyn on 15th March 2008 07:47:05
Beaufighter losses 02.11.1942Hello Nick, S/Ldr Grant is in the PoW-Register with camp L3 and number 822. W/O H.J. Mead - 1251962 with camp L4 and number 890. There are two W/Os J. Vaughan: 1) 1165192 with camp L1 and number 907, and 2) 1312914 with camp L6 and number 27580. Taking into account the given PoW-numbers my choise would be Vaughan 1165192. Regards, Henk. ....Read More.Henk Welting on 26th March 2008 11:56:30
Halifax MZ289It's my opinion that MZ289 was lost over sea. An UNCONFIRMED report states this Halifax crashed 40 metres from the Aaldonk to the Reichswald road near Ottersum, E of the River Maas and on the NE outskirts of Gennep. This was NOT the location of the crash, however the place where the remains (of Reader ??) were found. It's believed that the remains were NOT those of F/Sgt G.S. Reader, RAAF 427548, but an American C-47 of Glider Pilot. This case is at the moment an instrument of discussion with US authorities. Regards, Henk. ....Read More.Henk Welting on 1st April 2008 10:40:07
273 Squadron - Roy Machin (pilot)Hello Russ, It would help if you could give the year or years. See: http://www.rafweb.org/Sqn271-275.htm (scroll down) http://www.raf.mod.uk/history_old/h273.html http://www.telegraph.co.uk/htmlContent.jhtml?html=/archive/1997/04/19/nraf19.html http://cas.awm.gov.au/photograph/SEA0248 http://forum.valka.cz/viewtopic.php/t/39399/title/273-perut-RAF (in Czech; but the main details are understandable) Regards, Bart ....Read More.Bart FM Droog on 6th April 2008 05:46:03


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