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    Default Albacore Crew Rescued by ASR Walrus, 4 August 1943

    Can anyone please identify the crew, unit and serial of an Albacore, which ditched in the Channel, and whose crew was rescued by ASR Walrus 10 miles of Pt. Barfleur, France, on 4 August 1943?

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    Steve

    This was BF777 of 841s which was hit by flak and ditched during shipping strike. Pilot was S/Lt FWE Dixon (killed), with S/Lt FR Schofield (inj)

    Walrus piloted by F/L Deckyvere

    Date (FAA Aircraft 39-45 by Sturtivant p.145) listed as 03-Aug-43, which matches date of S/Lt Dixon on LoS Memorial

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    Thanks for your quick response dg!

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    Dg/Steve,

    Pilot of Walrus, actually: AUS402112 F/L Marcel France DEKYVERE RAAF (later DFC, LG 1943 p.4357).

    Col.

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    Thanks for that additional piece of information Col. I was wondering about the spelling of the name as I could not come up with a match in the LG under "Deckyvere".

    Likewise with Schofield, actually. I cannot find any reference to an F. R. Schofield on LG or CWGC or Google, either.
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