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IX 3186 EA M61 FF 21.....[TRUNCATED] More information in: AirHistory.org.uk Spitfire Site

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  17 May 43 Aircraft Name  Spitfire IX Serial Number  BS123
Unit  341 Sqdn Operating Airfield   Country  France
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Source Henk Welting's Database


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New loss May 17, 1943Hi Dan: 16/17 or 17/18? The 16/17th was the Dambusters raid. Also, a Wellington was lost laying mines off Brest on the 16/17 (http://lostbombers.co.uk/bomber.php?id=4685), and a Stirling the next night off La Rochelle (http://lostbombers.co.uk/bomber.php?id=2687). A Beaufighter of 96 Squadron was lost 16/17 on an Intruder to Chartres RAF 11 Gp. 96 Sqn. 1 Beaufighter VI 23.55- Ranger 0 - 0 - 0 n/a 1 Cat.Em Lost Tasked to Chartres Cat.Em 16.05.43 F/O A. Hunt: KIA 11 Group 96 Sqn. Beaufighter VI: Intruder to Chartres Cat.Em 16.05.43 F/Sgt. S.C. Fermor: KIA 11 Group 96 Sqn. Beaufighter VI: Intruder to Chartres A Spitfire was lost near Cabourg on the 17th: Cat.Em 17.05.43 Sgt. Y. Bourges: KIA 11 Group 341 Sqn. Spitfire F.IX: BS123 FW 190s Cabourg On the night of 17/18, another Mosquito was lost, this time over Germany: 18.05.1943 Night Ranger 410 RCAF to Bremen from Coleby Grange . Lost without trace (FCL). F/O HO Bouchard RCAF +, Sgt WS Fyfe RAF +, both rest in Limmer British Cem, Hannover 17/18 May 1943, took off 00.36, tasked to Bremen. "Butch" Bouchard and Fyfe, a very good team who on their sortie to the Dummer Sea area on the 15th had made a spectacular haul of five locomotives, eleven freight ears, a vehicle and a light, did not return from another ranger to the Hanover-Bremen area three nights later. (http://www.rcaf.com/410squadron/410eng1.htm) Bouchard, Harry Oscar F/O (P) J10298. From Toronto, Ontario. Killed in Action 18 May 1943, age 24. 410 Cougar Squadron. Mosquito aircraft DD713 missing from a ranger operation over Deipholtz, Germany. The RAF navigator P/O W. S. Fyfe was also killed. Flying Officer pilot Bouchard is buried in the Limmer British Cemetery at Hanover, Germany. (Norman Malayney) Target was the German airfield Diepholz. DD713 attacked a train with Wehrmacht (German Army) soldiers on leave and hit a telegraph pole. A wing broke off and the Mosquito crashed between Wehrendorf and Bohmte and burnt. Bodies of the crew were almost charred and couldn't be identified at that time. The remains were brought to the airfield Diepholz and initially buried as 'unknown' in the Diepholz PoW-Cemetery. (Henk Welting) Hope this helps, Mark ....Read More.mhuxt on 21st November 2007 09:12:59


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