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    Looking for the history and fate of the above.

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    Robert

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    Hi Robert

    According to A-B, it served with 88 Sqn, 2 Gp Ren Flt and finally 342 Sqn and crashed in a forced landing at Deepcut on 11 Nov 1943

    Malcolm

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    Hello,

    Indeed, Boston IIIA BZ339 OA-R was lost on 11th november 1943 during a training flight, and a double engine failure. Sous-lieutenant Yves LAURENT (pilot) tried to make a forced-landing on a foot-ball pitch but while avoiding some players on the ground, chose another spot, and in the process the Boston hit a hard AA position, at Deepcut (Deep Cut ?). He was killed in the process, as was the observer Robert COLCANAP (aka Bob Coco). The wireless operator air gunner LUINEAUD and air gunner DUFAUT-HITOU escaped with their lives.

    Joss

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    Thanks, Joss and Malcolm.
    Apparently its date plate has survived - I was recently sent a scan of it and a participant on another forum claims to be the owner.
    Regards:
    Robert

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