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    Hi All

    Another batch of casualties, I'm looking for confirmations of

    11 Feb 1943

    Beaufighter VIC, JL446 of No 235 Sqn
    Fg Off HOLMES, JOHN WILLIAM JAKEMAN (119562) RAFVR; age: ?
    Sgt TULLOCH, LAWRENCE (1112065) RAFVR; age: 29

    12 Feb 1943

    Mosquito II, DD794 of No 23 Sqn
    Sgt MARSTON, REGINALD CHARLES (1169718) RAFVR; age: 22
    Flt Sgt CLUNES, DOUGLAS IAN (1268272) RAFVR; age: 22

    13 Feb 1943

    Hurricane IIC, HV968 of No 237 Sqn
    Plt Off BOYER, HENRY (80420) RAFVR; age: 26

    Wellington, VIII, HX726 of No 458 Sqn
    Sgt BROWN, ERIC ANSELL (1289528) RAFVR; age: 21
    Plt Off GLEASON, LAWRENCE HARRY (J/17063) RCAF; age: 21
    WO II BROWN, PETER EDWYN ELKFORD (R/92308) RCAF; age: 32
    Sgt STANLEY, HAROLD ERNEST (R/91441) RCAF; age: 22
    Fg Off KEMPTON, MAURICE MCALLISTER (J/9516) RCAF; age: 29

    Oxford I, V3948 of No 14 (P) AFU
    AC2 JONES, KENNETH RODERICK HARRY (1384908) RAFVR; age: 18

    14 Feb 1943

    Typhoon IB, DN366 or Typhoon IB, DN313 of No 197 Sqn
    Fg Off BOKOBZA, ROGER (124377) RAFVR; age: 21
    Sgt BOWLER, JACK (657896) RAF; age: 28

    Beaufighter VI, X7921 of No 406 Sqn
    LAC SMITH, ERIC (993113) RAFVR; age: 22

    Spitfire IV, AA809 of No 543 Sqn
    Fg Off GREENWOOD, GEORGE BENJAMIN DUDLEY (118419) RAFVR; age: 26

    Beaufighter VI, JL647 of No 301 FTU
    Sgt CAVE, GEORGE (1496921) RAFVR; age: 22
    Sgt ROSS, GEORGE ROBB WATSON (656532) RAF; age: ?

    Mustang I, AG400 of No 41 OTU
    Fg Off WILSON, ANDREW VICTOR SPROULE (119158) RAFVR; age: 20

    15 Feb 1943

    Typhoon IB, DN310 of No 193 Sqn
    Fg Off DUNSMUIR, RICHARD BRIAN (125503) RAFVR; age: 22

    Vengence I, AN844 of No 152 OTU
    Fg Off BUTLER, ERNEST JOHN (124152) RAFVR; age:
    Cpl PHILIP, JOHN ROBERT SAVILLE (628431) RAF; age: 23

    All the best

    Malcolm

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    Malcolm , My file has AG 400 , 41 OTU HIT MTN NR JUBILLE TOWER , Moel Famau , nr Lanferres , 14/2/43 , pilot killed , 119158 F/O ANDREW VICTOR SPROULE WILSON.

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    Malcolm,

    The date for the loss of F/O George Benjamin Dudley GREENWOOD 543 Sqn was 13 Feb 43 not 14 Feb 43. He FTR from a sortie to Lorient. All other details are correct.

    Best Regards

    Andy Fletcher
    Per Speculationem Impellor ad Intelligendum

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    My info says you are correct about Clunes and Marston, lost on DD794 YP-G on 12 February. The comments I have are:

    "F/S D.I. Clunes and Navigator both missing. Took off from Malta at 2150 for an intruder over western Sicily, navigator Sgt R.C. Marston ("Fighters Over Tunisia". Missing on patrol from Malta 12.2.43 (Air Britain Serials) Crew initials from CWGC. 23 Squadron ORB states that the next day an Italian broadcast was heard indicating a British fighter had been shot down by Italian flak at Castel Vetrano and it is assumed DD794 was meant."

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    Thanks fo all those confimations

    Malcolm

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    Hi Malcolm,
    Plt Off BOKOBZA killed in crash of 197 Sqn Typhoon DN313, 4 miles south of East Fortune, East Lothian, Scotland
    Sgt BOWLER killed in crash of 197 Sqn Typhoon DN366 near East Ferresay, (east of Ferresay?) I donít know where it is...
    (near East Ferresay - http://www.rafcommands.com/dcforum/DCForumID6/Data/5123.txt)
    Fg Off DUNSMUIR killed in crash of 193 Sqn Typhoon DN310. Spun in, Kingston Halt. Killed when his plane crashed after he was apparently overcome by carbon monoxide in the cockpit.
    The Typhoon & Tempest Story by C. Thomas/C. Shores
    Regards
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    Typhoon 14 Feb 1943 DN366 crashed into a hill 500 yards E. of Faseny Cottage, East Lothian (c. map ref NT(67) 6163

    Beaufighter JL446 11 Feb 1943 presumed to have crashed in sea off Bell Rock.

    Keith

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    Malcolm,
    13 Feb 1943 - V3948: Have on same aircraft as casualty P/O (Pilot) Donald R. REID - RCAF J/14567 (TSGNO page 634).
    14 Feb 1943 - X7921: Have on same aircraft as casualties F/Sgt (Pilot) Humphrey O.B. PAYNE - RCAF R/110155 (TSGNO page 591) and Sgt (Obs/WOp) Desmond F.E. JENNER - 1420675.
    Three on the Beaufighter ? LAC SMITH probably as a passenger ?
    14 Feb 1943 - AA809: Confirmed by Ross 13-2-1943 but CWGC lists GREENWOOD as 14-2-1943.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Malcolm,
    Forgot to mention.... all other entries same in my files.
    Henk.

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    Many thanks to everybody for confirming this batch for me, more to follow

    All the best

    Malcolm
    Last edited by malcolm_raf; 27th November 2011 at 14:44. Reason: typo

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