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    Hello,

    Seeking service history/fate of Wellingtons LP189 & LP548. Can someone with the relevant A-B Vol. please oblige?

    Col.

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    Hello Col,

    LP189 : 303 FTU/3 OADU/ 142 Squadron, Missing (Ploesti) 9.8.44
    LP548 : 303 FTU/3 OADU/ 142 Squadron / 104 Squadron, SOC 26.4.45

    HTH

    Joss

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    Joss,

    Yes, that does help. I can now eliminate LP548 from my researches.

    Thank you.

    9/10-8-1944
    No.142 Sqn.
    Wellington X LP189

    Detailed to bomb Romana-Americana Refinery, east of Ploiesti, Romania. Aircraft reportedly crashed in northern Bulgaria. The remains of five of the crew were found buried on the spot and were later re-interred in Sofia War Cemetery.

    AUS418123 P/O (Capt./Pilot) Charles Gifford HILL RAAF +
    1393385 F/Sgt (Nav.) Peter August SHEPHERD RAFVR +
    AUS426784 F/Sgt (Air Bomber) Robert THURLOW RAAF +
    1022033 F/Sgt (W.Op./Air Gnr.) William GRISDALE RAFVR +
    R/170274 Sgt (Air Gnr.) Gerald Randolph POND RCAF + (later J/89871 P/O)

    Col.
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    Col,
    For LP189 I've raid on Ploiesti oilfields; crashed near Furno, Bulgaria. Crew all buried Sofia War Cemetery:
    P/O (Pilot) Charles G. HILL - RAAF 418123;
    F/Sgt (Nav) Peter A. SHEPHERD - 1393385;
    F/Sgt (Ba) Robert THURLOW - RAAF 426784;
    F/Sgt (WOp/Ag) William GRISDALE - 1022033, and
    P/O (Ag) Gerald R. POND - RCAF J/89871 (R/190274).
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Henk,

    Thanks. Already had details, but had to pop out and did not have time to enter them (did so later).

    Col.

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