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Catalina I W8405 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Catalina I W8405

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AIR81/8532Flight Lieutenant W P Green: injured; aircraft struck channel marking buoy in Lough Erne, Catalina W8405, 240 Squadron, 24 August 1941.C16924374

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Catalina on Diego Garcia[QUOTE=Vandellyn;127581]To this day my father's Catalina VA718 of 240 squadron lies beached on the shore of the lagoon in Diego Garcia. You can read the full story here [URL][/URL]. I am trying to find if there was any official documentation of the accident. Apparently there was a court of inquiry in Koggala, and I would like to find any record of it. Thanks bp[/QUOTE] My Dad was with 240 at this time, WOM/AG Fl/Sgt Howells with Fl/Lt Turnbull's crew in FP304 (struck off charge April 1945), FX311 and W8405. They were part of the Special Duties Flight of which I am hoping to learn more. I know a fair amount but I am always searching and asking. ....Read More.Doodeychuck on 3rd April 2019 04:52:25
Catalina on Diego Garcia1. Thank you for the welcome. 2. The very pilot and thank you, again, for the added info. 3. Oops, I stand corrected. Yes, JX311 which they used for a single ”Balmoral” op before taking over W8405. ....Read More.Doodeychuck on 4th April 2019 06:07:00

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