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    Default 34 Sqn planes on mission flown on 21/22.July 1944

    Hi all

    I am looking for planes assigned on a mission flown by 34 Sqn SAAF on night 21/22. July 1944.
    Crew should be: Lt. Gordon, Lt. Narthinusen, Lt. Paton, fourth crew totally unknown.
    Thanks for any answers...
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    Peter Kassak

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    Peter
    21 July 1944 -34 SAAF Liberators took off to bomb the Fanto oil refinery at Pardubice, Czechoslovkia
    Lt Patton was piloting 34 SAAF Liberator EW167 B which crashed in Austria
    Crew- Lts TR Van Graan, FA van Rensburg, N Cooney ,DG Emslie + RAF sgts LB Kelsey & AR Pattilo
    All buried in Klagenfurt CWGC cemetery.

    Is this "your" Paton spelt as Patton

    Lt Gordon was killed when piloting 34 SAAF Lib EW229 P . Shot down 21 August 1944 -6 crew buried in Belgrade CWGC cemetery [3 SAAF, 3 RAF] Melrose RAF survived

    From "The Men who went to Warsaw" by Lawrence Isemonger

    Anne
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    Thanks Anne. Much appreciated.

    Peter

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    Default Sgt LB Kelsey

    Hi,
    I'm looking for a photo of Sgt LB Kelsey. As of Friday I have photo's for the rest of the crew on EW167 B which crashed in Austria 22 July 1944. I've been unable to find a crew photo for them but am hoping someone might have a photo of Sgt Kelsey.

    Lt KA Patton - Pilot (104017V)
    Lt Nigel Cooney - A/G / Nav age 22 (206008V)
    Lt TR van Graan - Obs age 28 (238146V)
    Lt FA van Rensburg - Pilot age 26 (206272V)
    WOII DG Emslie - A/G age 19 (58134V)
    Sgt AR Pattillo (Jock) - RAF - A/G (611796)
    Sgt LB Kelsey - RAF - A/G (524274)

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