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    Default No.100 Sqn. - Lancaster III W4999 - 29/30-7-1943

    Hello,

    On 29/30-7-1943, No.100 Sqn. Lancaster III W4999 was attacked by a night-fighter, killing two of the crew and wounding another. The pilot managed to return to base in the damaged aircraft.

    I have the following (incomplete) details:

    29/30-7-1943
    No.100 Sqn.
    Lancaster III W4999
    Op:Hamburg

    AUS413248 F/Sgt (Pilot) Edgar Lewis PICKLES RAAF (later DFC*)
    1366808 Sgt (Flt. Eng.) Andrew Heriot MARSHALL RAFVR +
    129358 F/O (Nav.) Leslie Wyndham CRUM RAFVR
    AUS414810 F/Sgt (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Clarence Herbert MACKIE RAAF +
    1506853 Sgt (Air Gnr.) W L PORCHER - Seriously wounded.

    The incident is mentioned in Middlebrook's, The Battle of Hamburg (pp.285-6 & 390). I have what details are presently available at the NAA on the RAAF men, and what Alan Storr has to say.

    I was hoping that someone with access to the No.100 Sqn. ORB, might be able to confirm/correct the above, and fill the gaps!

    Any help appreciated.

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 6th November 2011 at 18:19.

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    Default 100 Sqn Lancaster III W4999,29-30/7/43.

    Hi Col,
    The 100 Squadron O.R.B. has the following;
    29-30/7/43,
    Lancaster III 'X' W4999.
    F/S.E.L.Pickles,captain;
    Sgt.A.H.Marshall,F/E;
    F/O.J.W.Crum,nav;
    F/O.J.P.Blackie,A/B;(124311 John Paul,later D.F.C. and bar).
    Sgt.K.Mitton,WO/AG;(1379385,appears at least once in O.R.B. as Mitten);
    Sgt.C.H.Mackie,MU/G;
    Sgt.W.L.Porcher,R/G;
    Up 22.14,down 02.35.
    Details of sortie;'Abandoned 5415N 0829E 00.27 hrs,20,500 ft after attack.Jettisoned all bombs.F/E and MU/G killed,R/G wounded.Landed Binbrook'.
    Regards,Mark.

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    Hello Mark,

    Your efforts much appreciated, particularly those additional names!

    Thank you.

    Col.

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