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Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
Flight LieutenantPeter Douglas Willebrord BRUNT (131077) Mosquito  NA/PRO 1945-01-19256 Sqdn AIR27 FranceMazargues War Cemetery, Marsei
Flight SergeantPhilip BULLIMORE (1545776) Navigator Mosquito   1944-09-02544 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
Flying OfficerRaymond Paul BULMAN (153060) Pilot Mosquito  NA/PRO 1945-02-09605 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyReichswald Forest War Cemetery
Flight LieutenantNorman Grenville BUTLER (134152) Pilot Mosquito  Ext Link 1945-04-1747 Sqdn AIR27 IndiaGauhati War Cemetery
Warrant Officer Class IIArthur George COLE (R/158752) Pilot Mosquito  NA/PRO 1945-03-06410 Sqdn AIR27 NetherlandsBergen-Op-Zoom Canadian War Ce
Flight LieutenantJohn Thomas FLOWER (169967) Mosquito  NA/PRO 1945-03-24235 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Flight LieutenantRoland Henry FOSSETT (85247) Pilot Mosquito  NA/PRO  Ext Link 1945-02-14613 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyReichswald Forest War Cemetery
Flying OfficerWilliam Parlett FRYER (168797) Navigator Mosquito  NA/PRO  Ext Link 1945-02-14613 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyReichswald Forest War Cemetery
Flying OfficerAlec Edward HARRIS (147934) Navigator Mosquito  NA/PRO 1945-01-19256 Sqdn AIR27 FranceMazargues War Cemetery, Marsei
Flying OfficerDuncan HERRING (145764) Mosquito   1944-01-27157 Sqdn AIR27 MaltaMalta (Capuccini) Naval Cemete
Flight LieutenantWilliam KNOWLES (102061) Pilot Mosquito  NA/PRO 1945-03-30235 Sqdn AIR27 NorwaySkien Civil Cemetery
Flying OfficerSydney Isaiah LEES (J/39878) Navigator Mosquito  NA/PRO 1945-03-06410 Sqdn AIR27 NetherlandsBergen-Op-Zoom Canadian War Ce
Pilot OfficerClayton Earl ORSER (J/95471) Navigator Mosquito  NA/PRO 1945-03-24404 Sqdn AIR27 NorwaySola Churchyard
Flight SergeantFrank ROBSON (1672351) Navigator Mosquito  Ext Link 1945-04-1747 Sqdn AIR27 IndiaGauhati War Cemetery
Flight SergeantLawrence THOMAS (1451698) Navigator/Wireless Op. Mosquito  NA/PRO 1945-03-30235 Sqdn AIR27 NorwaySkien Civil Cemetery
Flying OfficerDouglas Frederick WARREN (153537) Navigator Mosquito  NA/PRO 1945-02-09605 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyReichswald Forest War Cemetery
Flying OfficerJohn Harrison WILDE (152954) Navigator/Wireless Op. Mosquito  Forum Post 1945-03-0160 OTU United KingdomAudenshaw Cemetery
Flight LieutenantJoseph Richard WILLIAMS (138003) Mosquito  NA/PRO 1945-03-24235 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Flying OfficerDavid Ernest WILLS (135711) Mosquito   1944-01-27256 Sqdn AIR27 MaltaMalta Memorial
Flying OfficerHarry WOODS (139965) Pilot Mosquito   1944-09-02544 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
Flying OfficerRonald Leicester YOUNG (178786) Pilot Mosquito  NA/PRO 1945-04-19219 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyHanover War Cemetery


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29 March 1945 - Italian crash siteGreetings Everyone, Back again with another curly one from my Italian contact. The only information I have on this crash in 1945 is:- 29 March 1945 Twin engined aircraft. Near QUINZANO d'OGLIO (BRESCIA) 12 km E of GENIVOLTA. This time I have only found a possible Mosquitoe of 237 Squadron and one crew members name - F/O. Harold Edgar Cecil AYLWARD. Did he crash at the above location? If anyone can come up with anything it would again, be most appreciated. Cheers, Digger. ....Read More.Arthur Arculus on 13th November 2007 08:01:52
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KB446 Mosquito 142 Squadron 19/01/1945Hi ! This Mosquito crashlanded in Belgium on 19/01/1945 at 02h09 on the home leg of a bombing mission to an oilrefinery at Sterkrade. The crew (F/Lt. F.C.Young and S/L. T.M.Jones RCAF) were not injured. (Source BCL 1945 by W.R.Chorley). Is any additional information known where this plane crashed in Belgium ? Many thanks and best regards Luc ....Read More.Luc Vervoort on 17th November 2007 03:27:47
two Mosquitos 305Sqn April 1945Hello, today I'm looking for further informations about the following two Mosquitos. Thanks for your kind help! 5.-6. Apr 1945 305 Sqn 2nd TAF Mosquito VI HR191 SM-T Op: Night Intruder F/L Pilot G A Barker RCAF +, 11.B.5 Sgt Navigator G E Arthur +, 11.B.6 T/o for a night intruder mission to Deventer. Both airmen rest in Becklingen War Cemetery. 7. Apr 1945 305 Sqn 2nd TAF Mosquito VI NT227 SM-M Op: Night Intruder S/L Pilot P H C Hanbury DFC and Bar +, 19.A.13 F/L Navigator J P Hart DFC +, 19.A.12 T/o for a night intruder mission to Bremen. Both airmen rest in Becklingen War Cemetery. regards Steve ....Read More.Mosquito on 18th November 2007 06:09:46
two Mosquitos 305Sqn April 1945Hi Steve For the Hanbury aircraft I have SZ998 not NT227. The mosquito file states that NT227 was hit by flak on day intruder over NW Germany 22.2.45 and not repaired. A ....Read More.Amrit on 18th November 2007 07:22:27
Crewing of O.T.U. WellingtonsRene and Hugh, I must admit that I was thinking more of the very early days on Wellingtons at the OTUs (1940/41) rather than later, and I my main source has been a detailed diary of an RNZAF pilot posted to 27 OTU Lichfield as an "instructor" in early September 1941 (although at this early date anybody who had completed a tour of operations was considered to know enough to be a staff instructor at an OTU, having survived 30-odd sorted in enemy air space!) He also I will have to study these invaluable notes a bit more I see. However I remember reading that my 27 OTU instructor, although mainly involved with pilot conversion training, used to sometimes accompany crews on night cross countrys all arounf England and over the Irish Sea, so I would not be surprised if this was not a common feature. I also imagine that staff navigators and/or W/Opr A/Gs would frequently accompany trainee crews on such flights at OTUs, especically in the earlier stages of training to see that they would not get into too much trouble - bludering around the night skies over Britain early in WW2 was actually quite a dangereous occupation, especially in the case of partially trained crews. It was for this reason that new pilots, observers and W/Opr A/Gs on arrival from Canada, Australia or NZ in the 1940/41 period were prone to getting lost very easily in the dark, cloudy and crowded skies over Britain, and why the Pilot and Observer (Advanced) Flying Units were set up at the beginning of 1942 to acclimatise these men to the strange and dangerous conditions to be encountered. Have included here a few notes from this diary (pilot was F/Sgt D C Stewart) as he was also a participant in the late May 1942 attack on Cologne. These also include few notes of explanation regarding some of the RAF "lingo" used in the diary. Originally I had these in italics, but these do not come through on pasting to this forum, although they are still in brackets so should be easy to spot. Enjoy. You will note that Stewrat was mighty sick of being a staff instructor at 27 OTU (fancy wanting to transfer to Stalin's Red Air Force in 1942!!) David D DAIRY OF D C STEWART, RNZAF. Monday 25th May 1942: Went on eight day leave last Thursday, but it didn’t last long – got recalled on Sunday - there is a bit of a flap on. We have all been crewed up ready for ops – don’t think it will come to anything, probably only a practice. (This of course was Operation Millennium, the first 1,000 Bomber raid). Am I bloody well fed up with this place; the G.C. has delayed my W.O. for 3 months for no reason whatsoever. Evidently Davis said he didn’t see why I should get it before Lisle and Allan although he told the Wingco there was nothing wrong with me, and I see no reason why I shouldn’t get it. One thing, I shall take less interest then ever in the Flight now, you don’t get any thanks for putting yourself out. Perhaps should join the Red Air Force. Still, it makes you wonder why you joined ....Read More.David Duxbury on 18th November 2007 05:15:14
two Mosquitos 305Sqn April 1945Mosquito: I found a little bit for you, don't know if you can use the information. I'll try my best to translate it to English. 5/6 April 1945, 2nd Tactical Air Force. Bombers. 97 Mosguito's where send to attack railroads, wich located in central Germany to the northern Frontline. And for armed reconizing above NW Germany. by 94 planes there where dropped 33 ton brisant bombs. Two Mosguito's dit not returned. "on the losses lists there is only reported an missing of an Mosquito of Squadron No. 305 (Polish) with F/O. Barker as pilot. for so far as they know, did he not came down in Holland." If you want I could scan the dutch text and send it to yo're e-mail. Best wishes. Remy, Netherlands ....Read More.Remy on 19th November 2007 08:29:10
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Individual letters PDU and PRU Spitfires and HudsonHi Hans Iv'e just looked in Edward Leaf's "Above all Unseen" and the results tend toward no individual letters and sometimes no Sqn code either. Hudson N7317 is not marked neither are Spitfires N3071 and ,from your first list, R6903. There is a Mosquito W4051 which carries LY-U!!! and another W4060 which is unmarked. The full Sqn coding seems to be the minority with most of those shown having nothing at all, but it is only a small number of photos in 2 books so there is hope for you yet!! Eegards Dick ....Read More.Dick on 20th November 2007 02:43:34
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Robert Standford-Tuck and Whirlwind[QUOTE=Marks;465]I do have a copy, I can't see any mention of a Whirlwind flight between 6-1940 -1-1942. I do see flights in Mosquito aircraft when he returned from captivity September 1945 ! Mark[/QUOTE] Hi Interesting, Thanks for looking, At least the mosquito bit is right, so it gives credability to the web page interview. Maybe Tuck's whirlwind flights were ' off the record ' ? cheers Jerry ....Read More.brewerjerry on 20th November 2007 05:08:39
Flt Sgt B.A.K Brown killed 23/9/1944Hello Glyn, According my "War Deaths RAF" files, he did belong to 132 (C) OTU, operating from East Fortune in 1944. Missing according CWGC. Sorry no aircraft serial number. Guess....Beaufighter or Mosquito? http://www.controltowers.co.uk/E/East_Fortune.htm Best regards Finn Buch ....Read More.Argus on 20th November 2007 05:44:39
Mosquito DZ712, mission ?Hello, I am looking for the type of mission for the crew of Mosquito DZ712, 151 Sqdn, loss on May 17, 1943. Regards, Dan ....Read More.dan35 on 21st November 2007 04:40:00
New loss May 17, 1943Hello, I am looking for the new loss of a crew dated May 17, 1943. Other than loss of this Mosquito DZ712, 151 Sqdn, loss on May 17, 1943. Regards, Dan ....Read More.dan35 on 21st November 2007 04:47:41
Mosquito DZ712, mission ?The Mosquito file says that it went missing on a night intruder mission ....Read More.Amrit on 21st November 2007 04:57:48
Mosquito DZ712, mission ?[QUOTE=Amrit;519]The Mosquito file says that it went missing on a night intruder mission[/QUOTE] So not be given for this mission. Free night intruder mission? Thanks Dan ....Read More.dan35 on 21st November 2007 05:08:18
New loss May 17, 1943Hi Dan: 16/17 or 17/18? The 16/17th was the Dambusters raid. Also, a Wellington was lost laying mines off Brest on the 16/17 (http://lostbombers.co.uk/bomber.php?id=4685), and a Stirling the next night off La Rochelle (http://lostbombers.co.uk/bomber.php?id=2687). A Beaufighter of 96 Squadron was lost 16/17 on an Intruder to Chartres RAF 11 Gp. 96 Sqn. 1 Beaufighter VI 23.55- Ranger 0 - 0 - 0 n/a 1 Cat.Em Lost Tasked to Chartres Cat.Em 16.05.43 F/O A. Hunt: KIA 11 Group 96 Sqn. Beaufighter VI: Intruder to Chartres Cat.Em 16.05.43 F/Sgt. S.C. Fermor: KIA 11 Group 96 Sqn. Beaufighter VI: Intruder to Chartres A Spitfire was lost near Cabourg on the 17th: Cat.Em 17.05.43 Sgt. Y. Bourges: KIA 11 Group 341 Sqn. Spitfire F.IX: BS123 FW 190s Cabourg On the night of 17/18, another Mosquito was lost, this time over Germany: 18.05.1943 Night Ranger 410 RCAF to Bremen from Coleby Grange . Lost without trace (FCL). F/O HO Bouchard RCAF +, Sgt WS Fyfe RAF +, both rest in Limmer British Cem, Hannover 17/18 May 1943, took off 00.36, tasked to Bremen. "Butch" Bouchard and Fyfe, a very good team who on their sortie to the Dummer Sea area on the 15th had made a spectacular haul of five locomotives, eleven freight ears, a vehicle and a light, did not return from another ranger to the Hanover-Bremen area three nights later. (http://www.rcaf.com/410squadron/410eng1.htm) Bouchard, Harry Oscar F/O (P) J10298. From Toronto, Ontario. Killed in Action 18 May 1943, age 24. 410 Cougar Squadron. Mosquito aircraft DD713 missing from a ranger operation over Deipholtz, Germany. The RAF navigator P/O W. S. Fyfe was also killed. Flying Officer pilot Bouchard is buried in the Limmer British Cemetery at Hanover, Germany. (Norman Malayney) Target was the German airfield Diepholz. DD713 attacked a train with Wehrmacht (German Army) soldiers on leave and hit a telegraph pole. A wing broke off and the Mosquito crashed between Wehrendorf and Bohmte and burnt. Bodies of the crew were almost charred and couldn't be identified at that time. The remains were brought to the airfield Diepholz and initially buried as 'unknown' in the Diepholz PoW-Cemetery. (Henk Welting) Hope this helps, Mark ....Read More.mhuxt on 21st November 2007 09:12:59
New loss May 17, 1943Hi Mark, Thanks for the answers. In fact I do not find that I lost research, it does not correspond to the unknown aviator discovered on a beach. Report of the gendarmerie on 18 May, the body of a Canadian airman was discovered on the beach of Saint-Cast, (west of Dinard). The body was buried as an F/O. Unknown to the date of 17 May 43, at Dinard burial. We have to find the exact location of the crash Mosquito DZ712, loss on the commune Tramain (Southeast Lamballe) far from Dinard. Report gendarmerie giving this loss, two dead, aircraft downed by AA. Undoubtedly mission on the railway Brest/Rennes. But who is this F/O unknown? Died May 17 43. Regards, Dan ....Read More.dan35 on 22nd November 2007 04:13:46
Flt. Lt. Angus McLeod, 248 (C) Sqdn.Hi Steve, From ' A Seperate Little War' by Andy Bird. Flt Lt MacLead and W/O Wheeley were shot down by two Fw190s over Vilnesfjord on 25 March 1945. No serial number but the Mosquitos individual letter was 'V'. Alex ....Read More.Alex Crawford on 24th November 2007 09:49:10
Individual letters PDU and PRU Spitfires and HudsonOK guys, and what could mean D-27 and D-28 for a PRU Mosquito? This is from a log book. ....Read More.Franek Grabowski on 25th November 2007 04:04:52
Individual letters PDU and PRU Spitfires and HudsonHello Franek These sound more like sortie references flown out of Benson sometime about Jan-Feb'43, by either a 540 or 544 Squadron Mosquito than a/c letters. If you can advise me of the dates flown then I can look up my records which should then give a specific serial number. Hans All the best with your research, that must be a huge project! I've spent around ten years (part time reseaching) the Channel Islands sorties and these only cover at most 100 sq miles. Every year I find a few more, but so far have logged 638, not bad for such a small region, so the mind boggles on how many your dealing with for NW Holland. Kind regards Pierre ....Read More.Pierre Renier on 26th November 2007 09:00:51
Individual letters PDU and PRU Spitfires and HudsonHello Franek Apologies for slight delay in getting back to you. I’ve had a look at the ORB for PRU in Air 29/414 for the dates quoted but have found only the four following operational sorties listed for Mosquitos:- 21 Oct’41 – Mosquito W4055 F/L Taylor DFC, photos Kristiansand, Lista, Mandal, Stavanger & Kjeik(?) 22 Oct’41 – Mosquito W4056 F/O McEwan, Oslo Stavanger, result nil due to weather 23 Oct’41 – Mosquito W4055 F/L Taylor DFC, photos Oslo, Stavanger, Hargesund, Hoiten & Tronsberg 24 Oct’41 – Mosquito W4055 F/L Taylor, photos Aalborg, Frederikeshaven, Kristiansand Oddly whilst Taylor does feature in your list, your note said the Oct’41 sorties were flown with Hill. All the above were flown out of Wick, and the only note I can see for Hill during this period is flying a Spitfire sortie out of St. Eval to Cherbourg. Can you see from the log which airfield the sorties were flown from and possibly even the targets covered on ops? Hopefully something will appear that ties in with your unusual a/c serials. Kind regards Pierre ....Read More.Pierre Renier on 27th November 2007 08:15:27
54 Base 1944What was 54 Baseand were the pilots based there part of any squadrons? My father served there in August/Sept 1944 flying Mosquitos and Lightnings but there is very little information out there beyond that. He was with 97 Squadron (PFF) before that. His name was Charles Owen. If anyone can shed any light would love to hear. ....Read More.Oliver Owen on 29th November 2007 11:18:13


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