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    Default RAF crew in the ditch on 16.8.1942

    Hi all,

    I would like to ask if anybody coud provide me details for the crew which was in dinghy on 16.8.1942.
    Most of crews of 311 Sq on patrol this day saw a dinghy with 5 men south of Bishop's Rock with Whitley and Lysander circling and two rescue launches approaching. Also Ju 88 was sighted in the vicinity.

    I was unable to find any Luftwaffe claim for this date in Tony Wood list of claims and also no such a loss of BC so I suppose it was a CC plane?

    Any details about he, plane, crew and their fate much appreciated.

    TIA

    Pavel
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    Hello,

    13 August 1942
    10 OTU Det.
    Whitley V Z9300
    Op: AS Patrol

    Took off St. Eval for a seven-and-a-half hour patrol one of five crews so tasked. Ditched 1610, due to the loss of power from the port engine. All were able to get into the dinghy and three days later they were picked up by a RN destroyer. This was the first Whitley to be lost from the detachment at St. Eval.

    Sgt F Boyd
    Sgt W G Wishart
    Sgt T Parker
    Sgt R F Crouch
    Sgt A J Hendry

    See: BCL7/145

    Col.

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    Many thanks Colin!

    Pavel
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