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Casualities in the CWGC Register for

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
SergeantWilliam Joseph LAYTON (1603573) Pilot LP162  Forum Post 1944-06-2777 OTU Israel and Palestine (incRamleh War Cemetery
SergeantMurdock McKENZIE (1564764) LP162  Forum Post 1944-06-27111 MU Israel and Palestine (incRamleh War Cemetery
SergeantRobert SIMPSON (1562277) LP162  Forum Post 1944-06-27RAF Quastina Israel and Palestine (incRamleh War Cemetery
SergeantJames Alfred SMITH (1580452) LP162  Forum Post 1944-06-2777 OTU Israel and Palestine (incRamleh War Cemetery
SergeantJack SNAPE (541321) LP162  Forum Post 1944-06-2777 OTU EgyptAlamein Memorial

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440627 - Unaccounted Airwomen & Airmen - 27-6-1944Jack Snape 541321 and William Joseph Layton 1603573 and Murdock McKenzie 1564764 and Robert Simpson 1562277 and James Alfred Smith 1580452 All attached to 77 OTU at RAF Quastina , Were lost in Wellington LP162 ....Read More.jonheyworth on 18th June 2021 03:45:24
Unaccounted Airmen - Unknown Aircraft, Incorrect Serials, Unidentified TypesJust looking at SNAPE, and the Wellington serial LP162. Is it possible that this was LP182 (37 Sqn) that according to ABLA100- LZ999 blew up while loading at Tortorella . The date given in the book is 28/6/1944. There is also mention in vol 2 of BCL losses in the ME, page133. A second a/c MF351 was set alight by debris from LP182. The fatalities and this event are so very close. ....Read More.Alex Smart on 12th November 2021 04:21:59
Unaccounted Airmen - Unknown Aircraft, Incorrect Serials, Unidentified TypesCan anyone check the fate of Wellington LR162, I dare say this is the correct serial for the LP162 of 77 OTU included in the table. ....Read More.dennis_burke on 27th November 2021 01:48:02
Unaccounted Airmen - Unknown Aircraft, Incorrect Serials, Unidentified Types[QUOTE=dennis_burke;168075]DAng it, LR162 seemed very obvious. So LP182 is the other suggestion, is its F78 available at the same site?[/QUOTE] Yes, indeed, Alex also suggested this earlier in the thread: "Just looking at SNAPE, and the Wellington serial LP162. Is it possible that this was LP182 (37 Sqn) that according to ABLA100- LZ999 blew up while loading at Tortorella . The date given in the book is 28/6/1944. There is also mention in vol 2 of BCL losses in the ME, page133. A second a/c MF351 was set alight by debris from LP182. The fatalities and this event are so very close." The problem with LP182 is that this 37 Sqn machine was destroyed on the ground at Tortorella, Italy. Looking at the five casualties involved in the "LP162" incident: [URL]http://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/details.php?uniq=LP162[/URL] four are buried in the Ramleh War Cemetery in Israel and the other is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial. So clearly there is no link between these five men and the Tortorella incident. The record card for LP182 can be found at: [URL]http://lancasterbombersinfo.ipage.com/Data/Form-78s/Wellington/LP113-LP242/mobile/index.html[/URL] It does not state either 37 Sqn or 77 OTU. In fact I cannot make out any unit after its delivery by 3OADU - offers anyone? LP182 flew 14 operations with 37 Sqn in Jun 44, the last on the night of 25/26 Jun (all from ORB). The summary of events records the bomb explosion incident as being at 1515 on 28 Jun 44, again noting the serial as LP182, code X. It also notes that no-one was injured. So I think we can conclude that this was not the aircraft involved in the 77 OTU incident. I have reviewed the Air-Britain book for potential 77 OTU aircraft from the LN/LP/LR serial batches, but there are no obvious candidates. ....Read More.Andy Marden on 28th November 2021 10:11:39


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