|230 Sqdn Sub attack 28/05/1942||Hi All,
Would anyone have the ORB entry for 28/29th May 1942, 230 Squadron/Aboukir.
I have a logbook entry for 230 Squadron on that date, pilot F/O Howell flying Sunderland L5806 and remarks column states 'sub attacked'. Furthermore the attack was at night so it may have been the case that no debris was seen.
uboat.net has the loss of U-568 on 29th May 1942 quite near Aboukir but they have no recorded attacks on 568 therefore I wondered if that attack was the fatal one.
I was in the process of e-mailing the uboat.net website but decided to try to have a look at the ORB entry first.
Many thanks in advance,
Russ ....Read More.||RussG on 24th March 2010 06:50:09|
|230 Sqdn Sub attack 28/05/1942||Extract from my book 'Hunt Like A Tiger':
'On 28 May F/O Howell was patrolling in L5806:Q when an enemy submarine was sighted crash-diving on the port bow. Howell attacked with four 250lb AS bombs and four 250lb DCs and a large explosion was seen causing a large waterspout ahead of the wake of the U-boat. A large patch of oil and foam, 100 yards in diameter appeared and the submarine was assessed as possibly damaged.'
This extract is based on information from the F540.
This attack was not on the U-568. Clay Blair in his book 'Hitler's U-boat War' gives the details that U-568 was attacked on 27 May successively by an RAF Blenheim, then by two destroyers, Hurworth and Hero. Then further attacks were made by the destroyers Eridge and Hero. Preuss surfaced U-568 ahead of the Eridge about midnight which fired on the U-boat. Preuss dived, surfacing again at 0400. Once again the three destroyers sighted him. Preuss finally scuttled U-568 and he and forty six others were picked up.
Hope this helps. ....Read More.||tomdocherty72 on 24th March 2010 07:38:57|
|420715 - Unaccounted airmen - 15-7-1942||Ross,
Just busy loading luggage in my car for a week Germany. Thanks for all valuable info on 52 OTU losses. Will answer upon return if there are additional questions or comments.
BTW: Still have a PM outstanding since 29th May. Please could you have a look. (Sunderland L5806/Y 230 Sqn 25/26-7-1942). ....Read More.||Henk Welting on 10th June 2011 10:16:26|
|Sunderland L5806 230 Sqn 25/26-7-1942||Hi Henk
Not sure where I found confirmation but have all those you listed on L5806
Malcolm ....Read More.||malcolm_raf on 23rd June 2011 11:37:16|
|230 Sqn Sunderland loss||Hello,
While looking for a possible solution to a request on the TOCH, I came across what may well be an error in the findagrave website.
Looking at the 2nd November, 1944, I found in CWGC.
P/O. Alexander Edward MacDonald - 182865 - RAFVR - 22AS(SAAF).
Son of Samuel and Mary, husband of Jean McB. MacDonald of Glenmarnoch, Ayrshire.
[ as an aside: Harvard IIa 7383(ex EX601) (22AS ?) crashed on 2nd/3rd no injury recorded ].
However when I looked in findagrave for perhaps more info I found there were photos of the headstone.
On closer look it did not seem right ?
The names on the stone was for -
Alexander and Margaret MacDonald of Glasgow.
And in memory of their son, Sgt. Alastair Hugh MacDonald - killed in action 25July 1942.
I found in CWGC that this airman was service number - 802508 - RAF( Auxiliary Air Force) and was lost with the crew of a 230 Sunderland I serial number L5806 "DX-Y" on the 25th July 1942.
So it would seem that the photos are for the wrong airman - Not For Alexander Edward MacDonald but for Alastair Hugh MacDonald.
Both men are from Scotland and both are memorialized on the same Alamein, Egyptian memorial.
Perhaps another forum member could check this out and verify my understanding of what I think I found.
Alex ....Read More.||Alex Smart on 6th June 2018 08:42:50|
|Coastal Command July 1942||COASTAL COMMAND
1/. - Hampden I - 415 Sqn - AT235.
1/. - Hampden I - 415 Sqn - AT239.
3/. - Beaufort I - 217 Sqn - L9893.
3/. - Beaufort I - 217 Sqn - DD993.
3/. - Beaufort I - 22 Sqn - AW240.
4/. - Hudson III - 1404(Met) Flt - V9111.
5/. - Hudson II - 1(C)OTU - T9372.
8/. - Hudson - 1(C) OTU - N7277.
9/10. - Beaufort IIa - 5(C) OTU - DD874.
11/. - Battle I - 1(C) OTU - L5717.
11/. - Hudson I - 1(C) OTU - T9353.
11/. - Beaufighter VIc - 248 Sqn - T5142.
12/. - Mosquito PR.1 - 1 PRU - W4089.
12/. - Blenheim IV - 2(C) OTU - T1810.
12/. - Hampden TB.I - 489 Sqn - AT131.
13/. - Blenheim IV - 404 Sqn - K7120.
15/. - Wellington Ic - 3(C) OTU - W5619 ?
15/. - Hudson IIIa - 48 Sqn - FH378.
15/. - Catalina I - 119 Sqn - AH545.
16/. - Hampden TB.I - 455 Sqn RAAF - P2145
17/. - Beaufort I - 5(C) OTU - N1003.
18/. - Spitfire IV - 1PRU - BP921
19/. - Hampden I - 5(C)OTU - P2100.
20/. - Wellington Ic - 7(C) OTU - DV772.
20/. - Botha - 3 SGR - W5142.
21/. - Blenheim IV - 2(C)OTU - Z5723.
21/. - Beaufighter Ic - 235 Sqn - T4794.
21/. - Beaufighter VIc - 248 Sqn - X8090.
21/. - Hudson V - 608 Sqn - AM791.
21/. - Hudson III - 1404(Met) Flt - T9460.
22/. - Hampden I - 489 Sqn - P1219.
24/. - Hampden I - 5(C) OTU - P5313.
24/. - Beaufort IIa - 86 Sqn - AW308.
24/. - Beaufort IIa - 86 Sqn - AW355.
24/. - Beaufort IIa - 86 Sqn - AW356.
25/. - Beaufort IIa - 86 Sqn - AW274.
26/. - Sunderland I - 230 Sqn - L5806.
26/. - Beaufort I - 5(C)OTU - W6480.
26/. - Mosquito IV - 1401(Met) Flt - DK289.
27/. - Beaufighter VIC - 2(C)OTU - T5160
27/. - Mosquito PR.IV - 1(C) OTU - W4067.
28/. - Beaufort II - 86 Sqn - AW296.
28/. - Hudson V - 206 Sqn - AM805.
28/. - Beaufort I - 217 Sqn - L9820.
30/. - Spitfire PR.IV - 1PRU - AA800.
30/. - Spitfire IV - 1PRU - AB301.
30/. - Whitley VII - 502 Sqn - Z9192.
30/. - Hudson V - 407 Sqn - AM-860.
31/. - Hampden I - 415 Sqn - AD762.
31/. - Sunderland - 10Sqn RAAF - W3994.
31/. - Sunderland III - 201P2145.W4025.
31/. - Hudson III - 500 Sqn - FH375. ....Read More.||Alex Smart on 24th August 2018 07:27:42|
|Group of 20 Observers - RNZAF Personnel to RAF Squardons in the Middle East - 1941||Hello BBrookie, and Welcome,
You really need to speak to Errol Martyn (a member of this Forum), In the meantime from Errol's "For Your Tomorrow" Vol.3, p.591:
Airmen sailing to war, 1937-1945.
(43) 8 Nov 40 "Maunganui" Wellington-Sydney, then train to Melbourne for transhipping to "Orion", arr Port Said 18 Dec.
RNZAF for att to RAF: 17 AOs.
Died: Cole, W D L; Connolly, D A; Edwards, J A; Jenkinson, C L; Luke, S J; Rudge, C J*; Williams , A G B; (7)
Survived: Armstrong, T E; Brooking E; Carey,D K; Duignan, W H; Dunn, T; Killgour, W T; Morris, V G; Wallace, K C; Pipe, K A S*; Reid, R P; (10)
* = PoW (excluding those who escaped or were repatriated prior to the war's end).
NZ401433 (prev A401433) Sgt William Dudley Linter COLE RNZAF - KAO 20 Oct 1941 - 55 Sqn - Blenheim IV V6228 - Alamein Memorial.
NZ401457 (prev A401457) Sgt David Aubrey CONNOLLY RNZAF - KAO 21 Jun 1941 - 38 Sqn Wellington IC T2748 - Alamein Memorial.
NZ401435 (prev A401435) Sgt John Alfred EDWARDS RNZAF - KAO 10 Oct 1941 - 203 Sqn - Blenheim IV V6493 - Alamein Memorial.
NZ40977 (prev A40977) Sgt Christopher Lewis JENKINSON RNZAF - KAO 20 Oct 1941 - 113 Sqn - Blenheim IV V5641- Alamein Memorial.
NZ401438 (prev A401438) Sgt Samuel John LUKE RNZAF - 223 Sqn - Drowned - 17 Aug 41 -Suez War Memorial Cemetery.
NZ401215 (prev A401215) W/O Cyril James RUDGE RNZAF - 24 Sqn SAAF - Died PoW 6 Mar 1945 - Alamein Memorial.
NZ401450 (prev A401450) F/O Albert Gordon Boswell WILLIAMS RNZAF - 230 Sqn - Sunderland I L5806 - KAO 25 Jul 1942 - Alamein Memorial.
Col. ....Read More.||COL BRUGGY on 6th July 2019 03:57:44|