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    Default seeking survivors WELLINGTONS N.142 SQUADRON

    Seeking survivors or relatives of WELLINGTONS N.142 SQUADRON crashed in collision over PIZZIGHETTONE (Po river valley) on 13/14 July 1944, while returning from a night strike over Milan.
    Also seeking collegues of crew BALTIMORE FW335 stationed in CECINA and crashed in GENIVOLTA, PO river valley on 21/22 August 1944.
    Please contact
    marili.alberti@libero.it
    ilborgo@libero.it
    cusna@katamail.com
    merli@sintesisoncino.it

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    quick reply please

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    There are six 142 Squadron men buried in Milan cemetery. there may be more but this was only a quick search.

    www.cwgc.org

    001 BERWICK, E 1218149 13/07/1944
    002 CASHIN, P 968964 14/07/1944 of New Ross, Co. Wexford, Irish Republic.
    003 FAIRCLOUGH, KA 1339199 13/07/1944 of Hayes, Bromley, Kent
    004 KIRKLAND, W 2211818 13/07/1944 of Heaton, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
    005 MAUGHAN-TAYLOR, DM 700731 14/07/1944
    006 WARE, SC 151075 14/07/1944 of Ogmore Vale, Glamorgan

    I used this search engine: http://www.hut-six.co.uk/cgi-bin/search39-47.php

    What else do you know about the crashes, have you any names. Did two 142 Squadorn aircraft collide?

    Also, I can't see what Squadron Baltimore FW335 was assigned to. Perhaps it was 55 Squadron.

    You are not generally going to be able to contact relatives of the airmen on this board unless your very lucky. What you can do is perhaps contact the newspapers of the town they came from in England or in Cashin's case, Ireland.

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    Thank you Dennis for your support!
    In fact 2 Wellingtons collided while returning from a bombing raid over Milan. One of 142 Squadron; one of 37 Squadron.
    Can someone help me with the airmen of the 37 Squadron?
    Baltimore FW 335 belonged to the 13 Squadron.Next Summer a memorial tablet will be put up to commemorate the four airmen K.I.A. who died in the crash.

    Can somebody help me about a spitfire lost on 11th September 1944 near CREMONA (Italy) in a flight accident It was probably a S.A.A.F. Squadron.
    Thanks,
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    Do you know were both crews, 142 and 37 Sqn killed in the crash?

    For 37 Squadron you shoudl check out perhaps:

    Wise Without Eyes - 37 Squadron RAF, 1939-1945 by Kevin Mears

    Published by: Hooded Falcon Publications Limited
    Price: 25.00
    ISBN: 0-9549959-0-2
    To Purchase: Available from the Publisher:

    Hooded Falcon Publications Limited
    Edwards Chartered Accountants,
    Barclays Bank Chambers,
    22a High Street,
    Aldridge,
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    WS9 8NE

    The Baltimore may be from 13 hellenic Squadron, a Greek unit, not the RAF 13 Squadron.
    See this old thread
    http://www.rafcommands.com/cgi-bin/dcforum/dcboard.cgi?az=show_thread&om=4741&forum=DCForumID 6&archive=yes

    If they are Greek airmen then they won't be on the CWGC database online.

    You might want to try this site:
    http://koti.welho.com/msolanak/13helengl.html

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    Hi
    From RAF Squadrons , C G Jefford, 13 Sqn were converted to Baltimores in Jan 44 and operated in Italy from Mar 44, they converted to Bostons in Oct 44
    Regards
    Dick

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    thanks Dick for your info.
    best regards

    Hi Dennis,
    The BALTIMORE was from 13 RAF Squadron.The crew is now buried in Milan (3) and Padua (1).
    Thanks for the title of the book.
    Best regards

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    Cheers Ago,

    I wonder could you be so kind as to post the crew names, I still can't find them myself, and the 37 Sqn crew names if you have them also.
    Dennis
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    Hi Dennis,
    thanks to Mr. Temple, author of 'RAF BOMBER COMMAND LOSSES IN THE M.T.O.', I can say that the two WELLINGTONS, which collided on 14th July 1944, both belonged to the N.142 Suadron.
    On that night, the N.37 and N.150 Suadrons suffered losses, too.
    Some pilots are buried in Milan, but they were not involved in that mid air collision.
    Best regards

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    Default Stuart C Ware

    According to the information I have, the plane where f/o Stuart C Ware was in, was bomded. I have the original telegram which was send to his Dutch friend (Warntje de Boer who was resident of London at that time) and presumingly to the mother of Stuart. She stated in a letter to Warntje that the plane was bombed. I can make photo's of this information and email it if you like.

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