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    Default Bomber Casualties, Ramrod 330, 25 November 1943

    The 11 Group ORB Appendix indicates that one RAF 2 Group Mitchell crashed in flames and three force-landed on return to base from Ramrod 330 to Audinghen, Pas-de-Calais, on 25 November 1943.

    Can someone provide me indentification and fates of these aircraft, please, and any crew casualties?

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    Hi Steve

    It was probably Mitchell II, FL196 'J' of No 226 Sqn, crew: -

    BLAMEY, JAMES RICHARD GERALD Sgt 1127749
    BOVINGDON, HENRY FREDERICK Flt Sgt 1320244
    BROWN, ALAN WALTER Sgt 1817906
    THOMAS, WILFRED MARTIN Flt Sgt 1336180

    Malcolm

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    Hi Steve

    The one crashing in flames was probably Mitchell II, FL196 'J' of No 226 Sqn, crew (killed): -

    BLAMEY, JAMES RICHARD GERALD Sgt 1127749
    BOVINGDON, HENRY FREDERICK Flt Sgt 1320244
    BROWN, ALAN WALTER Sgt 1817906
    THOMAS, WILFRED MARTIN Flt Sgt 1336180

    The others were: -

    Boston IIIA, BZ217 'Q' - 88 Sqn, Plt Off D J N Gibson - crash landed at Hawkinge
    Boston IIIA, BZ278 'G' - 88 Sqan, Sgt G W Lock, Flt Sgr J Mackenzie, Sgt Webster, Sgt R G Rolfe (all injured) - crashed at Dover
    Mosquito VI, HX915 - 467 Sqn, Flt Lt A C Henderson, Fg Off W A Moore - was abandonded over Somerset

    Source - 2 TAF - Shores/Thomas

    Malcolm
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    Thanks Malcolm!

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    Steve
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    Hello,

    Re: 2TAF Mosquito loss on 25-11-1943

    25-11-1943
    No.487 Sqn, RNZAF
    Mosquito VI HX915: EG-G

    Hit tree on low-level raid and abandoned near Mucklebury, Somerset.

    88679 F/Lt (Pilot) Albert Caisley HENDERSON RAFVR
    AUS420475 F/O (Nav./Obs.) William Alexander MOORE RAAF

    Both subsequently awarded DFCs. LG 11-8-1944 pp.3715-6. Moore became a member of the Caterpillar Club on 25-11-1943.

    See also:

    http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nbpennfi/penn8b3No34OTU.htm

    Col.
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    Thanks Col, but was this crew also involved in Ramrod 330? I understood only Mitchells and Bostons were involved, with no pathfinders, for example.

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    Hi Steve,

    Don't think so. The 487 Sqn incident occurred in the afternoon (1240).

    I was clarifying Malcolm's entry on Mosquito VI HX915, ie 467 Sqn.

    Col.
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    Sorry Steve

    Further to my last reply, I didn't check the times just saw four 2 Group losses, 1 Michell, 2 Bostons and 1 Mosquito

    Only the Mitchell and Boston appear to have been lost on the Ramrod.

    Malcolm

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