|Lost Spitfire squadron - India 1945?||Brian,
Casualty List 10-8-1944 No.615 sqn.
AUS400232 S/L David William McCORMACK RAAF DFC & Bar (later MiD) Spitfire VIII LV742
J/17190 F/O Wilfred Sidney BOND RCAF
AUS420253 F/O Malcolm Turner Wellesley PAIN RAAF Spitfire VIII MD292
AUS413737 W/O Alan Lancaster CHAPPELL RAAF Spitfire VIII MD373
F/O COSTAIN RAF (Broken leg)
F/O ARMSTRONG RCAF (Dislocated knee cap)
NZ411980 F P FAHY RNZAF (Twisted knee)
F/O WATSON RAF (Unhurt)
Eight other aircraft and pilots landed safely. One of whom was:
AUS414244 W/O Roy Sidney Meyers LAYFIELD RAAF - OK. Another was: AUS404563 F/Lt Kevin Francis GANNON RAAF - OK.
Col. ....Read More.||COL BRUGGY on 30th August 2010 07:27:26|
|Lost Spitfire squadron - India 1945?||Col,
For S/Ldr McCORMACK I found in his files for 10-8-1944:
Spitfire VIII LV742 - aircraft and body found 12-8-1944 at Jalalpore.
Henk. ....Read More.||Henk Welting on 30th August 2010 12:53:48|
|Lost Spitfire squadron - India 1945?||Henk,
Alan Storr has McCormack's aircraft as Spitfire VIII LV742, likewise his A705 (have edited my earlier entry).
McCormack was originally buried in Calcutta Cemetery, Bengal (Plot J. Grave 49), on 13-8-1944. Later reinterred (graves re-grouped) in renamed, Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery, India, Plot O. Row G. Gr.4.
On a rather sad note. Photographs of McCormack's grave in Calcutta (Bhowanipore), were sent to his N.O.K's address on 30-9-1957 - they were returned unopened.
Col. ....Read More.||COL BRUGGY on 30th August 2010 01:00:05|