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    Default Mosquito Casualties, Ramrod 600, 29 February 1944

    Could someone please provide me some information on the two Mosquitos that failed to return from a Noball target at Belleville-en-Caux in Ramrod 600 on 29 February 1944?

    I am seeking ID's of the aircraft and crews, and the circumstances / reason why they failed to return, as I understand the Luftwaffe was not seen.

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    Hi Steve, found in AB serials:
    LR389 Mk VI 464 Sq Missing from attack on V1 site, Pas de Calais 29.2.44
    LR403 Mk VI 21 Sq Missing from attack on V1 site, Ballyville 29.2.44
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    For additional info:

    LR389 see pg 32:
    http://www.awm.gov.au/catalogue/research_centre/pdf/rc09125z014_1.pdf


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    Steve,
    For LR389 I've: F/O C. TIMSON - 145686 and Sgt P.H. EDWARDS - 1451834.
    For LR403 I've: F/O R.W. OFFLER - RAF J/11560 and F/O A.C.J. MANGO - 155161.
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    Steve,

    It would seem that bad weather probably caused or contributed to the loss of the two crews. They encountered severe snowstorms and heavy icing on crossing the French coast after taking off from Hunsdon at about 09.45.

    F/O Timson and Sgt Edwards of 464 Sqn were last seen in cloud near the enemy coast, F/O Offler and F/O Mango of 21 Sqn were last seen at 3000ft in a snowstorm one and a half mile east of Eurville.

    Timson and Edwards are buried at Grandcourt War Cemetery, Offler and Mango are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.
    Hertfordshire Airfields Memorial Group - www.hamg.co.uk

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    Hi Pavel, Henk and Jim

    Thank you very much for this information; exactly what I was after.

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    Steve
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