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    Default Catalina VA721 crew, 6 March 1942.

    Hallo ,

    This Catalina ditched off Malin Head, Co. Donegal, Ireland on 6 March 1942 during a ferry flight across the Atlantic. The RAF Form 1180 only notes the pilot as a 'P.T. Miller'. Another source mentions it had a crew of 7. However I cannot find the names anywhere. All were rescued.
    Can anyone please supply a full crew list ?

    Regards,

    Martin Gleeson.

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    This aircraft was discussed in a thread on the old Forum. It carried (and was reported under) several serials: RCAF 9721, US temporary civil registration of V9721, and VA721. It was being ferried to the UK when lost, Miller may have been a civilian.

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    There is a book called something like: "Atlantic Air Bridge", which is the story of Ferry Command and the trans ocean ferrying task. Details of this aircraft and its crew are probably in there.

    Unfortunately, my copy is buried at the back of an enormous pile of furniture etc as the house is being redecorated: only the important things are still to hand - the computer, the red wine and ........... well that's it!!

    Old Duffer

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    Hallo

    Oldduffer. Thanks for that but I think you mean either 'ATLANTIC BRIDGE' published by HMSO just after the end of the war or 'OCEAN BRIDGE' by Carl Christie in 1994. I have both and neither has that information. The latter only lists crew members where they were lost.

    Bill. Thanks also. Miller may well be a civilian, so I will need to find other sources.

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    Martin.

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    Martin,

    Doesn't help with the crew names but go to http://www.skynet.ie/~dan/war/crashes.htm and scroll down.

    Brian

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    I think Martin's familiar with my website!!

    Nothing new in there.
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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