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    Hi All

    Looking for 2nd batch of confirmations for 6 - 10 Feb 1943

    6 Feb 1943

    Mustang I, AG632 of No 613 Sqn
    Fg Off PEAKE, ALAN MORRISON (122230) RAFVR; age: 21

    7 Feb 1943

    Mustang I, AP236 of No 26 Sqn
    Fg Off STEEL, HENRY PETER (122247) RAFVR; age: 20

    Wellington VIII, HX600 of No 221 Sqn
    Fg Off BRAINE, HOPE (403211) RAAF; age: 28
    Flt Sgt HUNT, ALAN (1150662) RAFVR; age: 23
    Sgt DING, ERIC JOHN (407602) RAAF; age: 28
    Sgt HAMILTON, DAVID PURVIS (1112238) RAFVR; age: ?
    Sgt SPENCER, FRED (1073764) RAFVR; age: 23
    Fg Off WAITE, GERALD FRANCIS JOHN (67688) RAFVR; age: 22

    Wellington IC, HX602 of No 458 Sqn
    Sgt RAYNER, ERIC LYNDON (1286457) RAFVR; age: 22
    Sgt KNOX, GORDON WILLIAM (1135628) RAFVR; age: 21
    Sgt DUNNETT, DAVID (1266506) RAFVR; age: 20
    Flt Sgt EVERINGHAM, HOWARD DURRELL (402736) RAAF; age: 21

    Spitfire XI, EN385 of No 541 Sqn
    Fg Off TAFFS, JOHN CLIFFORD (123031) RAFVR; age: 21

    Henley I, L3390 of No 1604 Flt
    Cpl TALBOT, ALBERT WILLIAM (933448) RAFVR; age: 29

    8 Feb 1943

    No 51 Sqn
    Sgt MOSELEY, LEONARD GRANVILLE (LEN) (944593) RAFVR; age: 23
    Did he die from injuries sustained in an accident with a passengers bus the previous day

    Boston III, W8380 of No 418 Sqn
    Sgt ADAMS, ARCHIBALD JOHN (1340969) RAFVR; age: ?
    Sgt ROSS, CHARLES HUGH EDDIE (1365930) RAFVR; age: 28
    JACKSON, LEONARD VERNON (931418) RAF; age: 20

    Spitfire IV, BP881 of No 541 Sqn
    VAN DER HEIJDEN, PIETER ROBERT MARIE (40190) RAF; age: ?

    Wellington VIII, HX733 of No 547 Sqn
    Sgt ADAMS, WILFRED JOHN (1378351) RAFVR; age: 30

    9 Feb 1943

    Mustang I, AG647 of No 4 Sqn
    Plt Off RICHARDSON, WILLIAM THOMAS (124435) RAFVR; age: 28

    Mustang I, AL982 of No 170 Sqn
    Fg Off BAKER, GEOFFREY RUSSELL (116766) RAFVR; age: 25

    Beaufighter, V8457 of No 256 Sqn
    Fg Off HUTCHINGS, WILLIAM FRANCIS GRAHAM (74378) RAFVR; age: 30
    Flt Lt TOONE, DONOVAN (86672) RAFVR; age: 29

    Liberator II, AL591 of Dorval
    Sgt ELDING, JAMES ROBERT (1426940) RAFVR; age:
    Sgt HARRIS, ANTONY MANDERSON (656550) RAF; age: 23
    Fg Off BROWN, FREDERICK JOSEPH (122366) RAFVR; age: 28
    Plt Off LEWIS, HOWEL LEONARD BENJAMIN (131099) RAFVR; age: 20
    Plt Off OWEN, DAVID JERVIS (130957) RAF; age: 19

    10 Feb 1943

    Beaufighter IF, R2248 of No 141 Sqn
    Sgt PRICE, JOHN EWART (1323686) RAFVR; age: ?
    Sgt NOCKLES, PHILIP GEORGE (1315546) RAFVR; age: 25
    Fg Off MOHAMMED AHMAD KHAN (118097) RAFVR; age: 24

    Tomahawk I, AH744 of No 1472 Flt
    Fg Off WRIGHT, HARRY EMMERSON (124194) RAFVR; age: 29

    All the best

    Malcolm

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    Hello,

    7-2-1943

    Crew of No.221 Sqn Wellington VIII HX600 confirmed in A705 (pp.10 & 43 of 43) of AUS407602 Sgt Eric John DING RAAF.

    Col.
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    Many thanks Col

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    I have no names for the 418 Squadron Boston, but I do have this info:

    With No. 418 (I) Squadron, RCAF. Lost when it struck a tree during low level training flight on 8 February 1943. Crashed one mile NW of Vington Hall, UK. 3 crew killed.

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    Thanks Bill, probably was those three but I'll wait to see if anyone else can confirm

    Malcolm

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    See http://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk/pages/pennines/penninesah744.htm for Harry Emmerson Wright.
    Alan Clark

    Peak District Air Accident Research

    http://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk/

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    Hello,

    9-2-1943

    Accident listed as 8-2-1943

    656550 Sgt (Pilot) Antony Manderson HARRIS RAF, was not aboard Liberator II AL591. HARRIS, along with R/82990 F/Sgt (R/O) Ronald Charles BROOKS RCAF, were aboard Hudson IIIA FH235 when it crashed at Whiteface Mountain, NY., on 8-2-1943, during a local snowstorm. Both are listed on the CWGC with a date of death as, 9-2-1943.

    ELDING,BROWN,LEWIS and OWEN (including 15 others), were aboard Liberator II AL591.

    See:
    Ocean Bridge:The History of RAF Ferry Command.
    Christie,Carl A.
    Earl Shilton:Midland Publishing,1995.
    pp.316 & 392.

    Col.

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    Thanks Al for the link

    Col, I actually had Harris in FH235, but accidentally added him to the Liberator, thanks for pointing it out.

    Malcolm

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    Malcolm,

    6 Feb 1943 - AG632 and PEAKE: same in my files.
    7 Feb 1943 - AP236 and STEEL: in my files date of accident 6 Feb and date of death 7 Feb.
    7 Feb 1943 - HX602: a big problem. CWGC has date of death for RAYNER, KNOX and DUNNETT "17th" Feb; for EVERINGHAM "7th" Feb. In Australian files Everingham's date of death 7-2-1943 (what seems to be in the ORB) amended into 17-2-1943. Also in Australian files aircraft serial HX722 what was a Mk. VIII and crashed on Shallufa 02.31 hrs 'due to enemy action'. Burials were 18th Feb. AUS411345 Sgt Colin McCREA - RAAF - was slightly injured (blown off the aircraft). It seems that a hanged up bomb exploded on landing.
    Air Britain for HX602: Mk. VIII - 458 Sqn - Missing 7-2-1943.
    Air Britain for HX722: Mk. I.C - 458 Sqn - Missing from patrol 25-3-1943.
    I keep it on HX722 and 17-2-1943. Perhaps Col will come up with comment.
    7 Feb 1943 - EN385 and TAFFS: same in my files (confirmed by Ross).
    7 Feb 1943 - L3390 and TALBOT: also have as a casualty P/O (Pilot) Stuart ROGERS - RCAF J/16434 (from USA): TSGNO (Les Allison) page 654.
    8 Feb 1943 - MOSELEY: correct, he was on the bus and died the day after.
    8 Feb 1943 - W8380 and ADAMS/ROSS/JACKSON: also have as a casualty a non-authorized passenger: Cpl (AEM) Basil KAPUSTA - RCAF R/71151; TSGNO page 375.
    8 Feb 1943 - BP881 and VAN DER HEIJDEN: same in my files (confirmed by Ross).
    8 Feb 1943 - HX733 and ADAMS: same in my files.
    9 Feb 1943 - AG647 and RICHARDSON: same in my files.
    9 Feb 1943 - AL982 and BAKER: same in my files.
    9 Feb 1943 - V8457 and HUTCHINGS/TOONE: same in my files (confirmed by Ross).
    10 Feb 1943 - R2248 and PRICE/NOCKLES/KHAN: same in my files.
    10 Feb 1943 - AH744 and WRIGHT: same in my files.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Hi Malcolm,

    I can confirm the details for F/O John Clifford TAFFS 541 Sqn. He FTR from a sortie to Cologne and Dusseldorf.

    Best Regards

    Andy Fletcher
    Per Speculationem Impellor ad Intelligendum

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