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 Whirlwind I  P7114


Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash 19 Feb 43 Aircraft Name Whirlwind I Serial Number P7114
Unit 137 Sqdn Operating Airfield Country
Aircrew details
Details
Source Henk Welting's Database

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Whirlwind I P7114

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
Flying OfficerCharles Eldred MERCER (J/15738) Pilot Whirlwind I P7114  Forum Post 1943-02-19137 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomMargate Cemetery, Kent

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Whirlwind OpsThis is great stuff; many thanks. To help those helping me, I can say that I can definitely identify the following as being on Whirlwinds, viz: No.137 Squadron DESHANE, P/O C.W. killed in flying accident, 9 March 1942, aircraft P7036 WRIGHT, P/O R.E.D., killed in flying accident, 4 May 1942 (serial ?) BRENNAN, FS J.R., killed on operations 27 May 1942 (serial ?) MERCER, P/O C.E.. killed on operations, 19 february 1943, aircraft P7114 REBBETOY, F/O J.R., killed on operations, 25 April 1943, aircraft P7058 In addition, the following men were decorated for services in the squadron; said services were probably executed, in whole or in part, on Whirlwinds: McCLURE, F/O John Edward - DFC, 4 July 1943 DEHOUX, F/O Laurier - DFC, 30 July 1943 BRUNET, P/O Arthur Gaston - DFC, 12 August 1943 ASHTON, P/O Joel Hilton - DFC, 22 October 1943 No.263 Squadron GILL, F/O D.R., killed 7 November 1942, aircraft P7043 McPHAIL, WO D.B., killed 7 December 1942, serial ? BREARLEY, F/O E., killed 16 April 1943, aircraft P6095 In addition, the following officer was decorated for Whirwind services in No.263 Squadron: COYNE, F/O James Patrick - DFC, 1 June 1943 Incidentally, if the ORBs give service numbers, the RCAF types stand out by virtue of having J- or R-service numbers. Now I confess that I can probably get a lot of information about those who were killed from their service files, although curiously these files yield very little (and often none) details about operational experiences (other than how they were killed). Thus, dates of first sortiies and ORB extracts respecting operations, close calls, or mistakes will not be in the personal documents while they might be in the ORBs. I should explain what I have in mind. I write routinely (and for free) for the "Observair" (newsletter, Ottawa Chapter, Canadian Aviation Historical Society) and wish to do a few short pieces on RCAF personnel whose service careers were entwined with RAF rather than RCAF units (a group known among RCAF history buffs as "The Lost Legion"). Further down the road (perhaps two years hence) a few of these pieces may be expanded into articles in "Legion Magazine" (Royal Canadian Legion publication). By way of illustrating what I have extracted from Rebbetoy's service file, I submit two pieces of information which may interest visitors to this board: EXTRACT, LETTER FROM COMMANDING OFFICER, NO.137 SQUADRON TO REBBETOY'S FATHER: "I should like to say that your son joined my squadron approximately a year and a half ago as a Sergeant, and from the very moment of joining the Squadron had shown himself to be a very fine pilot, exceptionally keen and most efficient, and six months after his joining the Squadron I was very happy to be able to recommend him for a commission, so that he could become one of my officers. "Since that time he has done extremely well and was in the front line in the Squadron for being recommended for the DFC, and but for h ....Read More.HughAHalliday on 1st December 2007 05:20:28
Whirlwind Ops[QUOTE=HughAHalliday;1101]This is great stuff; many thanks. To help those helping me, I can say that I can definitely identify the following as being on Whirlwinds, viz: No.137 Squadron DESHANE, P/O C.W. killed in flying accident, 9 March 1942, aircraft P7036 WRIGHT, P/O R.E.D., killed in flying accident, 4 May 1942 (serial ?) BRENNAN, FS J.R., killed on operations 27 May 1942 (serial ?) MERCER, P/O C.E.. killed on operations, 19 february 1943, aircraft P7114 REBBETOY, F/O J.R., killed on operations, 25 April 1943, aircraft P7058 No.263 Squadron GILL, F/O D.R., killed 7 November 1942, aircraft P7043 McPHAIL, WO D.B., killed 7 December 1942, serial ? BREARLEY, F/O E., killed 16 April 1943, aircraft P6095 [/QUOTE] Hugh Wright was killed in P7103 Brennan's aircraft was P7112 Mercer was, I believe, flying P7119 on the night he was killed, with Freeman, the other fatality, in P7114. Don McPhaill was flying P6987 when he was lost to flak on Roadstead 45. HTH Niall ....Read More.NiallC on 6th December 2007 04:59:01
137 Squadron Whirlwind CodesHello Everyone I'm hoping that some of you out there might be able to help me with my research into the following Whirlwinds. P7058 SF-G Can anyone confirm the squadron code for this machine? P7063 SF-? P7114 SF-? Does anyone know the squadron codes for these machines please? Did any of them have personalised markings of any kind? I would also be very keen to obtain copies of any photos of these machines. They were all on strength with 137 Sqn in early 1943. Courtesy of Bingham's book I know their fates but would like to know their id's. Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you all in advance. Paul ....Read More.pfP7063 on 8th March 2008 09:17:29


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