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    Afternoon all

    Sq Ldr Harry A A Webster is listed on the Selkirk War Memorial and is listed on the Runnymede Memorial Panel 119. The CWGC enrty lists him with 220 Sq

    Searches have turned up little:-

    To Depot Uxbridge on appointment to Short Service Commission 2.3.36 On Probation to Acting PO Flight Magazine 23/3/36

    THE LONDON GAZETTE, 4 OCTOBER, 1940
    25th July 1940.
    Harry Arthur Andrew WEBSTER (37619).

    Can anyone add to what i have found so far
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    Stop everyone looking up the date: 25/10/1943

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    Hi Frank

    He was killed whilst flying in Fortress IIA, FK202 of No 220 Sqn, which was lost over the North Atlantic.

    Malcolm

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    FK202 was coded 'L' at the time of its loss

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    Afternoon guys

    Amazing responses !

    Many thanks

    Does your source record his duties that day?- Pilot I assume

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    I would assume so

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    Photo of FK202 whilst with 59 Sqn at http://www.number59.com/new_59/fortress.html (need to scroll down).

    FK202 crashed into the sea southwest of Terceira (Azores) http://www.jeannerickey.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/B-17-Serial-Numbers.pdf .

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    Photo ---- Brilliant
    Many thanks
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    Frank:

    From my CC Fortress book, as described by 220 Sqn flight engineer Ted Hedges who was in the search aircraft that found the wreckage:

    “My first flight from the Azores took place two days after we arrived. We were in our tented living area, just finishing lunch, when our CO, Wing Commander Hadow drove on site and called out for Brian Reuter’s crew. He ordered us to collect our flying kit and took us straight out to Fortress FK193 ‘H’ in his Jeep while our captain and navigator went to ‘ops’ for a briefing. We were off the ground in 20 minutes.

    "It turned out that S/Ldr Harry Webster had gone off on an early morning flight and not returned. We were to fly his course while two other aircraft were to fly out on diverging courses. Webster’s task had included taking meteorological readings on each hour following take-off as part of an anti-submarine sweep. To do this he had to drop down to sea level to take the readings. We found the wreckage spread over a large area, exactly one hour’s flying time from the runway. The crew of eight was lost and S/Ldr Webster left a wife and new-born baby. He was a good man."

    I have photos of five of the crew, including Webster.

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    Robert
    Last edited by robstitt; 24th November 2011 at 00:58. Reason: Photos ref added

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    Hi Riobert

    MAny thansk for that

    "I have photos of five of the crew, including Webster."

    Any chance of a scan of the picture?

    Regards
    Frank

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