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    Default Spitfire N3062, Wellington X3198 lost 28-7-1941 Mystery

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    Spitfire Production List in Aeromilitaria has N3062 lost 28-7-1941, 57 OTU with "Lost formation and dived into sea 2m SW of Caernarvon, killing Sgt G.M. Scott" - I also have G.M. Scott (from Rhodesia) lost in this incident


    However, Chorley Bomber Losses Vol.7 (OTU's) page 62 has Sgt G.M. Scott on Wellington X3198 of 21 OTU, also lost 28-7-1941. Ran into fog near Llaniestyn, 7 m WSW from Pwllheli, Caernarvon.

    Note the date and location

    Could be that that the reference in Chorley is incorrect (who has the following 7 crew on the Wellington)

    1166710 Sergeant (Pilot) Gordon Stanley Parry
    1257675 Sergeant (Pilot) Charles Gordon Alexander Christiy
    778351 Sergeant (Pilot) George Murray Scott
    R/66045 Sergeant (Air Obs.) William John Chevers RCAF
    R/67520 Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.) William Hesketh Hindle RCAF
    R/67523 Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Howard Bate Webster RCAF
    402169 Sergeant Christian Conrad Ostenfeld RAAF

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    Hi Paul
    The Casualty File of the RAAF member Astenfeld has been made available online and gives the place of the crash as Llanbedrog, N Wales and the a/c as from 21OTU. I don't know if this differs significantly from what you already have. Unlike some NAA Reports this does not give a/c or other crew members.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulmcmillan View Post
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    Spitfire Production List in Aeromilitaria has N3062 lost 28-7-1941, 57 OTU with "Lost formation and dived into sea 2m SW of Caernarvon, killing Sgt G.M. Scott" - I also have G.M. Scott (from Rhodesia) lost in this incident
    Hello Paul, Dick and All

    AIB Misc. Report "Summary of Power Plant Failures in Hurricane and Spitfire Aircraft." says:-

    "On 22.7.40 Spitfire N3062 belonging to 611 Squadron forced landed near Colwyn Bay as the result of overheating and fumes in the cockpit. Loss of coolant had been caused by the failure of a Jubilee type clip on the main coolant pipe to the header tank."

    Also listed in the same Report are, reports for:-

    21.5.40 Spitfire P9517, 5 OTU, Nr Little Dilwyn.
    04.7.40 Hurricane L1936, 601 Squadron, Nr Lewes, Sussex.
    07.7.40 Hurricane L1849, 43 Squadron, Nr Tangmere. Reference to - Pilot baled out.
    20.7.40 Hurricane P3784, 43 Squadron, Nr Amberley, Sussex.
    22.7.40 Hurricane L1772, 601 Squadron, Nr Tangmere.

    Do you, or anyone have any AM1180 accident card/s for the above? If so, please can you tell me what annotations or markings are in, or adjacent, the C of I number and the A.I.B., boxes?

    Mark
    Last edited by Mark Hood; 10th August 2015 at 16:56.

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    Not sure I dare go near the CWGC again, but that has George Murray Scott as being with 57 OTU (http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/ca...EORGE%20MURRAY and see grave registration details).

    Brian

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