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    Default No.55 Sqn Loss - 23-2-1945

    Hello,

    Need some help with a knotty problem.

    AUS425765 F/O Brian George SHERRY RAAF, of No.55 Squadron, went missing in the vicinity of Casarga, Italy, on 23-2-1945. In all probability he was piloting a Boston. I have four other names which might be connected with the loss of SHERRY:

    1603166 F/Sgt Frederick James AMEY - buried Argenta Gap War Cemetery 1. G. 13
    591833 Sgt John Gower EVANS - Malta Memorial
    1523551 Sgt Roy MONK - Malta Memorial
    126274 F/O Frederick Charles MORGAN - Malta Memorial

    I think EVANS, MONK and MORGAN, might constitute a separate Boston crew, which leaves me with only two others, namely; AMEY and SHERRY.

    SHERRY has no A705 Casualty File at the NAA, and what else is available, is rather sparse.

    Can anyone help sort out this problem?

    Col.
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    Col,
    From unknown source:
    MORGAN, SHERRY, EVANS and MONK on Boston BZ630 and all four commemorated on the Malta Air Forces Memorial.
    Furthermore in my files and sofar unaccounted for:
    22-2-1945:
    F/O (Pilot) Reginald V. GOLDSMITH - 159972, buried Udine War Cemetery, and
    Sgt William H. WALKLATE - 1215852, buried Coriano Ridge War Cemetery.
    23-2-1945:
    F/Sgt AMEY as mentioned in your posting, buried Argenta Gap War Cemetery.
    Sorry that I this time couldn't be of better help.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Confirm, the others in Sherry's crew were Monk, Morgan and Evans.

    David

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    Henk & David,

    Thanks for your help.

    I will leave the pleasantries of AMEY, GOLDSMITH & WALKLATE, in your capable hands!

    Regards.

    Col.

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    Hi Henk

    Again from unknown source I have Goldsmith and Walklate in Boston IV, BZ532, Amy possibly died from injuries?

    Malcolm

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    Hello Malcolm,
    For Boston BZ532 quote from:
    "For Your Tomorrow" - Vol.2 page 324 (Errol Martyn):
    Took off at 2245 to attack the railway yards at Buttrio, followed by an armed reconnaissance of roads and railways in the Mestre-Portogruaro-Livenza river mouth area. Nothing heard after take off and later found to have crashed near Organo, 4 km west of Mestre. The F O U R crew are buried at Padua.
    Pilot: NZ428780 Wt Off Ronald John GRAHAM, RNZAF - Age 23.
    Four the other three casualties I've:
    Sgt (Nav/Ba) John R. ALVES - 1582031;
    F/Sgt (WOp) Edwin F. LEA - 1819115, and
    Sgt (Ag) John B.F. BROWN - 3040093.
    Perhaps Errol may confirm crew setting.
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    Hi Henk

    On checking again I agree I don't known why I also had the other two down for BZ532

    Malcolm

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