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March 1943 - 4Hi All Looking for more confirmations: - 17 Mar 1943 Hurricane IIC, HV903 of No 79 Sqn Sgt ELDER, FREDERICK HUGH (1131162) RAFVR; age: 21 Lysander II, P9125 of No 1 APC Sgt MERCER, PAUL CHANDLER (550835) RAF; age: 23 WO GILLMAN, BERNARD DENIS LLEWELLYN (754450) RAFVR; age: ? Boston III, BZ396 of Ferry Command LAC HALE, WILLIAM HENRY (646621) RAF; age: 21 18 Mar 1943 Spitfire VC, AR556 of No 1435 Sqn Sgt HART, WILBERT (1075134) RAFVR; age: 32 19 Mar 1943 Spitfire VB, EP442 of No 59 RSU Fg Off BRIDGES, THOMAS GREVILLE (117440) RAFVR; age: 20 20 Mar 1943 Wellington III, DF706 of No 70 Sqn Sgt BRODIE, RICHARD WILLIAM (656492) RAF; age: 24 Sgt FISHER, GEORGE (999680) RAFVR; age: ? Fg Off JOHNSON, LEONARD JOHN (120548) RAFVR; age: 22 Sgt MacCORMACK, JAMES (1371644) RAFVR; age: ? Flt Sgt MOSS, ROY JOHN (1333667) RAFVR; age: 20 Sgt RUTTER, PERCY ROBERT (1325173) RAFVR; age: 27 Spitfire VC, ES302 of No 152 Sqn Sgt ROBERTS, KENNETH (655773) RAF; age: 23 All the best Malcolm ....Read More.malcolm_raf on 19th December 2011 02:24:33
March 1943 - 4The 70 Sqn Wellington III was, according to the Air Historical Branch, DF705. I have nothing in the way of a loss for DF706, though it was with 70 Sqn. David ....Read More.David Gunby on 20th December 2011 03:05:55
March 1943 - 4John - thanks for the three confirmations. David - It should have been DF705 I mis-typed it, DF706 groundlooped on take off from Kairouan on 30 Sep 1943 (according to A-B). Malcolm ....Read More.malcolm_raf on 20th December 2011 08:54:50
March 1943 - 4Malcolm, P9125: I've besides GILLMAN also as casualties: LAC Donald E. WINTERTON - 1024758, and AC1 Arthur B. DOUTHWAITE - 1002818 (of 301 FTU). Both need confirmation. Could there be a match crashlocation vs death registration ? MERCER died from natural causes in Canada (RCAF Casualty List # 534 of 28-3-1943; his mortal remains must have been repatriated [postwar ?] to UK.4200 (Croydon [Mitcham Rd] Cemetery, Surrey). DF706: Was one of the crew ROSS or MOSS ? Regards, Henk. ....Read More.Henk Welting on 20th December 2011 10:15:58
March 1943 - 4Thanks, Malcolm. I will go back to the 70 Sqn ORB to try to find out more about DF706, such as crew, target, if operating etc. Unfortunately it is not one of the best-kept ORBs in 205 Group. David. ....Read More.David Gunby on 20th December 2011 02:26:43
March 1943 - 5Hi All Last batch for March for which I looking for confirmation or otherwise. 20 Mar 1943 Wellington III, DF706 of No 70 Sqn Sgt BRODIE, RICHARD WILLIAM (656492) RAF; age: 24 Sgt FISHER, GEORGE (999680) RAFVR; age: ? Fg Off JOHNSON, LEONARD JOHN (120548) RAFVR; age: 22 Sgt MacCORMACK, JAMES (1371644) RAFVR; age: ? Flt Sgt MOSS, ROY JOHN (1333667) RAFVR; age: 20 Sgt RUTTER, PERCY ROBERT (1325173) RAFVR; age: 27 Spitfire VC, ES302 of No 152 Sqn Sgt ROBERTS, KENNETH (655773) RAF; age: 23 21 Mar 1943 Wellington II, W5382 of No 104 Sqn Sgt DAVEY, THOMAS JOHN (635453) RAF; age: 25 Sgt TAYLOR, IRVINE (1386652) RAFVR; age: 21 Sgt GRIFFITHS, STANLEY (1027465) RAFVR; age: 22 Wellington VIII, HX575 of No 179 Sqn Sgt BELL, STEPHEN (1378876) RAFVR; age: ? Fg Off ELISHA, FREDERICK CHARLES (48467) RAF; age: 26 Sgt KELLY, BERNARD (126232) RAFVR; age: 20 Sgt PRESTON, GEORGE (1203378) RAFVR; age: ? Sgt SUTTON, HENRY GEORGE (1359710) RAFVR; age: 29 Spitfire VC, ES361 of No 225 Sqn Fg Off COBB, ARTHUR NORMAN ELDRIDGE (65522) RAFVR; age: 23 22 Mar 1943 Kittyhawk III, FR256 of No 260 Sqn Sgt STOHR, OSCAR MICHAEL (776165) RAFVR; age: 22 Wellington IA, N2876 of the CGS Flt Sgt DAVIS, EDGAR JOHN (984441) RAFVR; age: 27 23 Mar 1943 Wellington III, DF698 of No 70 Sqn Plt Off BEBBINGTON, ARTHUR DENNIS (141140) RAFVR; age: 26 Sgt LITTLE, HENRY WILLIAM (1027322) RAFVR; age: 29 Sgt RUTHERFORD, ROBERT (1367207) RAFVR; age: 25 Plt Off SMITH, WILLIAM AUSTIN (142224) RAFVR; age: 33 Sgt THOMAS, DAVID WARREN (1186868) RAFVR; age: 31 Sqn Ldr TINNE, JOHN ANTHONY (37135) RAF; age: 30 24 Mar 1943 Hurricane IID, HV856, HW298 or HW177 of No 6 Sqn Flt Sgt HARRIS, FRANK (655491) RAF; age: ? Halifax II, BB277 of No 58 Sqn Fg Off AYLES, RONALD ARTHUR HENRY (104482) RAFVR; age: ? Sgt MILES, THOMAS ALBERT (655531) RAF; age: 21 Sgt SAUNDERS, DAVID STEPHEN (1265915) RAFVR; age: ? Fg Off SMITH, JAMES CALDWELL (117650) RAFVR; age: 30 Sgt TRIVITT, BERNARD CHARLES (1021846) RAFVR; age: 20 Sgt VESELY, WILLIAM ANTONIN (1114321) RAFVR; age: ? Sgt WATSON, ADAM (635645) RAF; age: 25 Hudson IIA, FH227 of No 459 Sqn Flt Sgt OAKES, WALTER HAROLD (405082) RAAF; age: Hurricane IIB, HV414 of No 151 OTU Sgt WOOLLEY, WILLIAM ARMSTRONG (658470) RAF; age: 24 26 Mar 1943 Lysander III, T1521 of No 8 AGS Sgt HUTSON, ALFRED ERNEST NORMAN (1331970) RAFVR; age: 22 Sgt LEE, STEWART (1319349) RAFVR; age: 21 28 Mar 1943 Beaufighter VIC, JL547 of No 235 Sqn Plt Off BULLEY, RICHARD LAWRENCE (130312) RAFVR; age: 22 Flt Sgt SOMERVELL, DAVID EDWARD (415189) RAAF; age: 33 Mosquito I, W4054 of No 540 Sqn Fg Off NELSON, WILFRED DFC (112719) RAFVR; age: 31 Flt Sgt GRANT, ALLEN (655391) RAF; age: 28 29 Mar 1943 Typhoon IB, R8888 of No 609 Sqn Sgt JACKSON, HENRY WILLIAM (1238595) RAFVR; age: 20 30 Mar 1943 Baltimore ....Read More.malcolm_raf on 30th December 2011 02:27:51
March 1943 - 5Malcolm, Wellingtons DF706, W5382, DF698 and W5425 all confirmed as you have them, along with Baltimore FA254. David ....Read More.David Gunby on 31st December 2011 01:49:06


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