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    Default J/88534 P/O Charles Esley TATTRIE RCAF

    Hello,

    Having no contact with either the CWGC, or the CVWM, was hoping that someone could let them know about this long-standing anomaly:

    http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2602152

    and...

    http://www.veterans.gc.ca/remembers/sub.cfm?source=collections/virtualmem/Detail&casualty=2602152

    Actual fate of Tattrie:

    19-6-1944
    No.194 Sqn.
    Dakota III FZ600

    Took off Agartala with 600lbs of supplies for relieved Kohima garrison. Weather was bad at Drop Zone, and in attempting to get into a dropping position, flew into a cloud-covered hill and exploded.

    R/193278 W/O (Capt./Pilot) Burton Roxborough CHRISTIE RCAF + (later J/88718, P/O)
    AUS413791 W/O (Nav./B) Walter Douglas PEARCE RAAF +
    R/84402 W/O (W.Op./Air Gnr.) George Wellington HANSFORD RCAF +
    R/138112 W/O (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Charles Esley TATTRIE RCAF + (later J/88534, P/O)

    (Ranks/Service numbers as given in original casualty signal).

    Originally buried at crash site, 20m due E of Kohima, India. Later re-interred Kohima War Cemetery, Coll. grave 11. A. 4-7.

    Would appreciate corrections/confirmation of above

    No.124 Sqn was a UK-based Spitfire unit.

    Oddly, Pearce's original AWM148 Roll of Honour Card/Fiche, was also marked No.124 Sqn. This being corrected before the AWM148 RoH was put online.

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 31st January 2011 at 06:13.

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    Just contact them via the contact facility on the CWGC website?
    http://www.cwgc.org/contact.asp?menuid=7

    And the CVWM

    http://www.veterans.gc.ca/remembers/sub.cfm?source=collections/virtualmem/contact

    is that what your asking?
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    Dennis,

    No, that is not what l'm asking. I would much prefer for someone else to let the CWGC and CVWM know about this long-standing anomaly.

    Feel free to follow it up if you wish.

    A further report stated that the crew of Dakota FZ600 were detailed to carry out a supply dropping mission in support of the Army in the Kohima district. An accompanying pilot saw a column of black smoke coming up from the valley and the army reported recovering four bodies from a burnt out aircraft.

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 31st January 2011 at 09:36.

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    Your fully familiar with the problem and you can pull the reference files, go ahead!! Gurrrr!!

    I only ever use those contact functions from their sites.
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
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    Default Charles Esley Tattrie

    Hi Col
    I have been researching Burton Roxborough Christie who was the pilot in the same crew as Chuck Tattrie on that fateful day. I have some information that may interest you and would be happy to correspond by email. Please get in touch.
    Regards
    Mike

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