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Casualities in the CWGC Register for Wellington III BK564

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SergeantHarold Frank RHODES (1380860) Wireless Op./Air Gunner Wellington III BK564  IBCC 1943-04-12428 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyReichswald Forest War Cemetery

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Wellington prefix lettersHi Russ, These are all valid Wellington serial ranges: Model Start End Wellington AD589 AD653 Wellington BB455 BB656 Wellington III BJ581 BJ991 Wellington III BK123 BK564 Wellington III DF542 DF743 Wellington VI DR471 DR528 Wellington Ic DV411 DV953 Wellington ES980 ES995 Wellington Ic HD942 HE146 Wellington X HE147 HE995 Wellington III HF112 HF112 Wellington XII HF113 HF120 Wellington XIV HF121 HF451 Wellington X HF452 HF606 Wellington III HF609 HF613 Wellington X HF614 HF614 Wellington III HF615 HF621 Wellington X HF622 HF622 Wellington III HF623 HF625 Wellington X HF626 HF626 Wellington III HF627 HF629 Wellington X HF630 HF630 Wellington III HF631 HF637 Wellington X HF638 HF638 Wellington III HF639 HF641 Wellington X HF642 HF642 Wellington III HF643 HF645 Wellington X HF646 HF646 Wellington III HF647 HF649 Wellington X HF650 HF650 Wellington III HF666 HF668 Wellington X HF669 HF669 Wellington III HF670 HF730 Wellington III HF718 HF722 Wellington X HF723 HF723 Wellington III HF724 HF725 Wellington X HF726 HF726 Wellington III HF727 HF728 Wellington X HF729 HF729 Wellington III HF730 HF731 Wellington X HF732 HF732 Wellington III HF733 HF734 Wellington X HF735 HF735 Wellington III HF736 HF738 Wellington X HF739 HF739 Wellington III HF740 HF742 Wellington X HF743 HF743 Wellington III HF744 HF746 Wellington X HF747 HF747 Wellington III HF748 HF750 Wellington X HF751 HF751 Wellington III HF752 HF754 Wellington X HF755 HF755 Wellington III HF756 HF758 Wellington X HF759 HF759 Wellington III HF760 HF762 Wellington X HF763 HF763 Wellington III HF764 HF764 Wellington III HF791 HF792 Wellington X HF793 HF793 Wellington III HF794 HF796 Wellington X HF797 HF797 Wellington III HF798 HF802 Wellington XI HF803 HF804 Wellington X HF805 HF805 Wellington III HF806 HF807 Wellington X HF808 HF808 Wellington III HF809 HF810 Wellington X HF811 HF811 Wellington III HF812 HF816 Wellington VIII HF828 HF828 Wellington Ic HF829 HF837 Wellington VIII HF838 HF838 Wellington Ic HF839 HF849 Wellington VIII HF850 HF850 Wellington Ic HF851 HF853 Wellington VIII HF854 HF854 Wellington Ic HF855 HF856 Wellington VIII HF857 HF857 Wellington Ic HF858 HF859 Wellington VIII HF860 HF860 Wellington Ic HF861 HF862 Wellington VIII HF863 HF863 Wellington Ic HF864 HF865 Wellington VIII HF866 HF866 Wellington Ic HF867 HF868 Wellington VIII HF869 HF869 Wellington Ic HF881 HF822 Wellington VIII HF883 HF883 Wellington Ic HF884 HF885 Wellington VIII HF886 HF886 Wellington Ic HF887 HF888 Wellington VIII HF889 HF889 Wellington Ic HF890 HF894 Wellington VIII HF895 HF895 Wellington Ic HF896 HF900 Wellington VIII HF901 HF901 Wellington Ic HF902 HF903 Wellington VIII HF904 HF904 Wellington Ic HF905 HF906 Wellington VIII HF907 HF907 Wellington Ic HF908 HF909 Wellington VIII HF910 HF910 Wellington Ic HF911 HF912 Wellington VIII HF913 HF913 Wellington Ic HF914 HF915 Wellington VIII HF916 HF91 ....Read More.Ross_McNeill on 19th May 2009 04:57:22
F/S P BGustavsen, R.113728, KIA 29.03.1943, 428 SqnF/S Preben Brandt Gustavsen, R.113728, was born in Denmark in 1923, but the family moved to Canada the same year. He was trained as navigator in RCAF and is mentioned on the No. 2 Air Navigaton School, Pennfield Ridge Air Station, cf. http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nbpennfi/penn8b2No2ANS.htm He is killed in action on 29.03.1943 during the Bochum raid while at 428 Sqn in Wellington III (BK564 NA-R). Does anyone know more of this man? Mikkel ....Read More.Mikkel Plannthin on 3rd November 2012 02:37:39
F/S P BGustavsen, R.113728, KIA 29.03.1943, 428 SqnMikkel, The aircraft (Wellington BK564) crashed at Gelsenkirchen. The crew were; Sgt J L R F Cartier RCAF + Sgt P B Gustaveen RCAF + F/O J F Spencer + Sgt H F Rhodes INJ Later died 12/4/43. Sgt D King RCAF POW Most likely a victum of flak as no night fighter put in a claim for this aircraft. I suggest you ask the Canadian Archives for Kng's file as it might give you some details on their loss. Regards, John. ....Read More.John Williams on 3rd November 2012 06:11:31
F/S P BGustavsen, R.113728, KIA 29.03.1943, 428 SqnHello Mikkel I have looked up the man you are enquiring about and the following information is from the ORB's of 428. The CARTIER crew is not logged as to when they joined the squadron but their operations are listed below: 27/28 Jan 1943- Gardening (Trefoil) in Wellington X HE173. They failed to take off on this operation due to a starter motor being U/S. HE173 was taken on squadron strength 8 Dec 1942 and lost 31 Jan 1943 on a night training flight. crew: Cartier LR, Gustavson PB, Spencer JF, Rhodes HF, Hamilton LV, Johnston N. 29/30 Jan 1943- Lorient 17:11- 22:35 Landed at Harwell. Wellington X HE174 NA-T. crew: Cartier LR, Gustavson PB, Spencer JF, Rhodes HF, Hamilton LV, Balcer CR. 4/5 Feb - Lorient 18:20 - 01:00. Wellington III BK564 NA-R. This a/c was delivered to the squadron on 2 Dec 1942. crew: Cartier LR, Gustavson PB, Spencer JF, Rhodes HF, Hamilton LV, Balcer CR. 7/8 Feb - Lorient 18:34 - 01:29. Wellington III BK564 NA-R. crew: Cartier LR, Gustavson PB, Spencer JF, Rhodes HF, Hamilton LV, Malina RO. 13/14 Feb - Lorient 18:16 - 18:45. Wellington III BK156 NA-Q. Immediately on take off the dinghy cover blew off they jettisoned their fuel and landed at Dalton. crew: Cartier LR, Gustavson PB, Spencer JF, Rhodes HF, King D, Martyn JB. 14/15 Feb - Cologne 18:02 - 00:18. Wellington X HE174 NA-T. crew: Cartier LR, Gustavson PB, Spencer JF, Rhodes HF, King D, Martyn JB. 16/17 Feb - Lorient 18:21 - 00:13. Wellington X HE174 NA-T. Landed at Topcliffe. crew: Cartier LR, Gustavson PB, Spencer JF, Rhodes HF, King D, Martyn JB. 19/20 Feb - Wilhelmshaven 17:52 - 00:20. Wellington X HE175 NA-U. Landed at Topcliffe. crew: Cartier LR, Gustavson PB, Spencer JF, Rhodes HF, Hamilton LV, King D. 3/4 Mar - Hamburg 18:16 - 00:10. Wellington X.3541 NA-N. Landed at Topcliffe. crew: Cartier LR, Gustavson PB, Spencer JF, Rhodes HF, King D, Donnelly WA. 8/9 Mar - Gardening (Fresian Islands) 19:11 - 00:07. Wellington III BK564 NA-R. crew: Cartier LR, Gustavson PB, Spencer JF, Rhodes HF, King D, Johnston N. 26/27 Mar - Duisberg 19:29 - 00:51. Wellington III BK564 NA-R. Landed at Marham. crew: Cartier LR, Gustavson PB, Spencer JF, Rhodes HF, King D, Coutts LR (2nd pilot). 28/29 - St Nazaire 19:08 - 02:21. Wellington III BK564 NA-R. Landed at Leaming. crew: Cartier LR, Gustavson PB, Spencer JF, Rhodes HF, King D. 29/30 Mar - Bochum 19:34 - a/c failed to return from this operation. Wellington III BK564 NA-R. crew: Cartier LR, Gustavson PB, Spencer JF, Rhodes HF, King D. Just as a side note: Cyril Rene Balcer was killed 29 Apr 1943. (Air Gunner) John Basil Martyn was killed 30 Mar 1943. (Pilot) Lost on the same raid as the Cartier crew. William Archibald Donnelly was killed 25 June 1943. (Air Bomber) Lorne Ronald Coutts was killed on 27 Apr 1943. (Pilot) Hope this helps you in your research. Regards Nick ....Read More.big tyke on 4th November 2012 02:02:11


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