|Beaufort I DD993 Crash 3rd July 1942-Malta||Russ,
From my 'For Your Tomorrow - A record of New Zealanders who have died while serving with the RNZAF and Allied Air Services since 1915 (Volume One: Fates 1915-1942)'
"Fri 3 Jul 1942
Attack on convoy off coast of Greece
217 Squadron, RAF (Luqa, Malta)
Beaufort I L9893 - took off at 1830 piloted by Sgt J Hutcheson, RAF, with two others of the Squadron, the three being led by a 39 Sqn Beaufort. During the attack south of Zante island two 217 Sqn aircraft were shot down into the sea by flak. Both crews were lost without trace, all eight airmen being commemorated on the Malta Memorial.
WOpAG: NZ404713 Sgt Frank Stuart WEAVER, RNZAF - Age 26."
The other crew members were
959648 Sgt F K Dennis (Air Obs)
923060 Sgt D M Davis (WOp/AG)
Errol ....Read More.||Errol Martyn on 14th October 2009 07:20:58|
|Beaufort I DD993 Crash 3rd July 1942-Malta||Errol,
Air Britain has DD993 transferred from 217 to 39 Sqn and DBR in air raid, Luqa, 11.10.42.
I've DD993 crashlanding with battle damage at Luqa 3-7-1942 01.00h (pilot S/Ldr GIBBS).
The Beaufort lost together with L9893 may have been AW240 of 39 Sqn (not yet in my files).
Henk. ....Read More.||Henk Welting on 14th October 2009 10:12:03|
|Beaufort L8983 on 10 June 1942||You're right, the serial L8983 came from the book "Malta the spitfire year", but is obviously wrong.
According to [url]http://www.rafweb.org/Members%20Pages/Aircraft%20Serials/Operational%20Units.htm[/url], the Beaufort L9883 and L9893 both belonged to 217 Sqn at one time.
L9893 was shot down by Flak during an attack on a convoy off Greece on 3 July 1942, and L9883 was SOC in August 1944 according to a forum entry found in Google.
I have checked in the National Archives Catalogue, and the ORB of 217 Sqn RAF has only a summary of event from April to December 1942, with no record of events. So I doubt that the crew and serial of the aircraft involved on 10 June 1942 will be found there. ....Read More.||Laurent Rizzotti on 11th June 2015 05:28:02|
|Beaufort L8983 on 10 June 1942||Hello,
Take a look here:
Would it be unreasonable to suggest that HUTCHESON, was the pilot of Beaufort L9893, on 10th June, 1942?
Col. ....Read More.||COL BRUGGY on 13th June 2015 04:17:08|
|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|