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    Hello,

    Would be most appreciative if someone could supply a service history/fate of Wellington X MF120. Have some information, but need confirmation.

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    Col.

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    Col,

    Wellington X, MF120
    1 FU/1 OADU/142 Sqn
    Missing (Milan/Lambrate) 14.7.44

    By strange coincidence, missing on the same raid was sister serial Wellington MF121
    1 FU/1 OADU/37 Sqn

    Errol

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    Errol,

    That's the confirmation l needed. Thank you.

    13/14-7-1944
    No.142 Sqn
    Wellington X MF120

    Took off 1949 to attack the Lambrate Marshalling Yards, Milan, Italy. Nothing further heard after take-off, and the aircraft failed to return to base. Believed to have been involved in a mid-air collision, and crashed at Pizzighettone, Italy. Purdue originally buried near Pizzighettone, later re-interred in Milan War Cemetery along with his comrades.

    J/16208 F/Lt (Pilot) Srewart Foster GARLAND DFC RCAF + (CWGC 14-7-44)
    968964 F/Sgt (Nav./B.) Patrick CASHIN RAFVR + (CWGC 14-7-44)
    151075 F/O (Bomb Aimer) Stuart Collin WARE RAFVR + (CWGC 14-7-44)
    AUS421688 W/O (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Donald Maurice Russell PURDUE RAAF + (CWGC 13-7-44)
    700731 F/Sgt (Air Gnr.) Douglas Michael MAUGHAN-TAYLOR RAFVR + (CWGC 14-7-44)

    No.142 Sqn also lost Wellington X HE293 on this raid.

    Thanks,

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 19th January 2011 at 00:43.

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    I list Wellington Mk.X MF120 at 142 Sqn under code "Q". Hope it helps...

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