Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: 18 Jan 1943 19430118

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Hornsea, East Yorkshire, UK
    Posts
    3,865
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 35 Times in 34 Posts

    Default 18 Jan 1943 19430118

    Hi All

    Looking for confirmation

    Beaufighter VIF, V8548 of No 153 Sqn
    Sqn Ldr TURNBULL, ALEXANDER STEWART (86625) RAFVR; age: ?

    Hampden I, P1222 of No 5 (C) OTU
    Fg Off WATTS, JOHN ALBERT CECIL (121253) RAFVR; age: 30

    DH89A Rapide, W6455 or Spitfire I, X4498 of No 8 (C) OTU
    Sgt MILES, PHILIP JOHN (657304) RAF; age: 21

    All the best

    Malcolm

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Rhu, Argyll and Bute
    Posts
    357
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts

    Default

    Hi Malcolm,
    Can confirm Fg Off WATTS, JOHN ALBERT CECIL (121253) on Hampden P1222 crashed at sea 1m W of Dubh Antach Lighthouse. Also killed Sgt. J.Munro, F/O J.S Newcomb RNZAF, Sgt.K.F Ray. All found dead in dinghy.

    Alan.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Hornsea, East Yorkshire, UK
    Posts
    3,865
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 35 Times in 34 Posts

    Default

    Hi Alan

    Thanks for that I already had the other three confirmed from TSGNO and FYT

    Malcolm

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Mallow, Ireland
    Posts
    415
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Default

    Malcolm,

    Sgt Philip John MILES 8(C) OTU was flying Spitfire X4498, cause attributed to engine malfunction.

    Best Regards

    Andy Fletcher
    Per Speculationem Impellor ad Intelligendum

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Zelhem, Netherlands.
    Posts
    6,313
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Malcolm,
    MILES in my files for X4498 and WATTS on P1222. Also have TURNBULL on V8548 but missing second crew member. (Crew baled out and nav may have survived).
    Regards,
    Henk.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Hornsea, East Yorkshire, UK
    Posts
    3,865
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 35 Times in 34 Posts

    Default

    Hi Henk

    Thanks for all the replies to my queries, I haven't come across another 153 casualty so also assume the nav may have survived.

    Malcolm

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •