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    Default 30 Jan 1943 1943-01-30 Confirmation on Losses

    Hi All

    Looking for confirmation

    Wellington IC, DV484 of No 70 Sqn
    Flt Sgt APPLEBY, JOHN DUNSTAN (1256563) RAFVR; age: 31
    Sgt WILKINSON, ARTHUR JOHN (1178604) RAFVR; age: 22
    Flt Sgt BATSON, KENNETH (963657) RAFVR; age: 28
    Flt Lt McMICHAEL, BASIL HERRICK (42757) RAFVR; age: ?
    Flt Sgt GASCOYNE, CLIFFORD JAMES (1251143) RAFVR; age: 24
    Fg Off WHITE, RONALD DOUGLAS (120159) RAFVR; age: 24

    Hurricane IIB, BE698 of No 74 Sqn
    Sgt WAUGH, ROBERT (1343858) RAFVR; age: 21

    Spitfire VB, ER707 of No 243 Sqn
    WO II LAWRENCE, JACK (R/88685) RCAF; age: 23

    Beaufighter VIC, JL447 of No 248 Sqn
    Sgt PARNELL, ANTHONY WILLIAM (1336372) RAFVR; age: 29
    Fg Off RAWDEN, JOHN GEOFFREY DAVID MCCLELLAND (123936) RAFVR; age: 24

    Beaufighter VI, EL214 of No 456 Sqn,
    Flt Sgt ANDERSON, WILLIAM ROBERT GEORGE (405167) RAAF; age: 25
    Flt Sgt GILL, LESLIE (406279) RAAF; age: 24

    All the best

    Malcolm

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    70 Sqn loss confirmed, serial and personnel.

    David

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    Hello,

    AUS405167 F/Sgt William Robert George ANDERSON RAAF, and AUS406279 F/Sgt Leslie GILL RAAF, confirmed killed on 30-1-1943 when No.456 Sqn RAAF Beaufighter VI EL214:RX-K, crashed in the Irish Sea whilst acting as target in a cine-gun exercise.

    Col.
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    Malcolm,
    LAWRENCE (ER707) not yet in my files but ER707 may be the correct serial.

    I've RAWDEN on EL321 together with F/O E.W. CUNNINGHAM (RCAF J/11074).
    On JL447 I've together with PARNELL: Sgt Stuart BELL - 1148684.
    (Both Beaufighter crews confirmed by Ross).

    Henk.

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    Hi Henk, Col, David, Malcolm and whoever else may see this

    Flying Officer John Rawden was my fatherís brother (ie he would have been my uncle had he not been killed before I was born) after whom I was named. He flew with Flying Officer (RCAF) Elson Cunningham.

    Researching my family history is one of my passions. Do any of you have any information about him additional to what is mentioned in this thread, or can you point me in any direction where I might find more? Anything you can tell me, or any advice you can give me, will be very gratefully received. Many thanks.

    John Rawden

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnRawden View Post
    Hi Henk, Col, David, Malcolm and whoever else may see this

    Flying Officer John Rawden was my fatherís brother (ie he would have been my uncle had he not been killed before I was born) after whom I was named. He flew with Flying Officer (RCAF) Elson Cunningham.

    Researching my family history is one of my passions. Do any of you have any information about him additional to what is mentioned in this thread, or can you point me in any direction where I might find more? Anything you can tell me, or any advice you can give me, will be very gratefully received. Many thanks.

    John Rawden
    Hi John,
    My fatherís brother was Elson who flew with your fathers brother. I donít no much about the events that occurred on January 30th. I do have a great picture of Elson and John - looks like their official pilot and co-pilot if you donít have it I can scan and send it to you. All the best. Ross
    email: Ross.hcunningham@gmail.com

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    Ross,

    John has not visited the board since 2015.

    I have sent him an email at the address we had to advise him of your post.

    Regards,

    Dave

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