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    Default Liberator VI - EW229 'P' Lost 20/21 August 1944

    Coirrection - apologies for TYPO - A/C was EW229 not 226,

    Liberator VI - EW229 'P' Lost 20/21 August 1944 on raid to Herman Goering Works, St Valentin, Austria

    From various sources but principally Isemonger's 'Men Who Went to Warsaw', this a/c hit by flak and down - unsure of actual crash site;

    Crew: Lt DD Gordon, Lt H Salant & Lt H Mollet all SAAF plus F/Sgt JA Evans, Sgt LK Mathews & Sgt JD Murphy all RAF(VR) are buried in Belgtade War Cemetery
    PO D Melrose RAF(VR) possibly Bomb Aimer is shown as surviving but no firm details (not listed by CWGC)

    Would anyone be able to shed any light on PO D Melroses fate

    Thanks in advance
    PZULBA - Out of Africa (Retired)
    Last edited by pzulba; 22nd August 2011 at 12:37. Reason: TYPO

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    EW229 was brought down by flak and crashed at Gornjigrad. Melrose is recorded as baling out, and later 'safe', so presumably evaded with the help of Tito's Yugoslav National Army, and was returned to Italy.

    David

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