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    Hi All

    Last batch for March for which I looking for confirmation or otherwise.

    20 Mar 1943

    Wellington III, DF706 of No 70 Sqn
    Sgt BRODIE, RICHARD WILLIAM (656492) RAF; age: 24
    Sgt FISHER, GEORGE (999680) RAFVR; age: ?
    Fg Off JOHNSON, LEONARD JOHN (120548) RAFVR; age: 22
    Sgt MacCORMACK, JAMES (1371644) RAFVR; age: ?
    Flt Sgt MOSS, ROY JOHN (1333667) RAFVR; age: 20
    Sgt RUTTER, PERCY ROBERT (1325173) RAFVR; age: 27

    Spitfire VC, ES302 of No 152 Sqn
    Sgt ROBERTS, KENNETH (655773) RAF; age: 23

    21 Mar 1943

    Wellington II, W5382 of No 104 Sqn
    Sgt DAVEY, THOMAS JOHN (635453) RAF; age: 25
    Sgt TAYLOR, IRVINE (1386652) RAFVR; age: 21
    Sgt GRIFFITHS, STANLEY (1027465) RAFVR; age: 22

    Wellington VIII, HX575 of No 179 Sqn
    Sgt BELL, STEPHEN (1378876) RAFVR; age: ?
    Fg Off ELISHA, FREDERICK CHARLES (48467) RAF; age: 26
    Sgt KELLY, BERNARD (126232) RAFVR; age: 20
    Sgt PRESTON, GEORGE (1203378) RAFVR; age: ?
    Sgt SUTTON, HENRY GEORGE (1359710) RAFVR; age: 29

    Spitfire VC, ES361 of No 225 Sqn
    Fg Off COBB, ARTHUR NORMAN ELDRIDGE (65522) RAFVR; age: 23

    22 Mar 1943

    Kittyhawk III, FR256 of No 260 Sqn
    Sgt STOHR, OSCAR MICHAEL (776165) RAFVR; age: 22

    Wellington IA, N2876 of the CGS
    Flt Sgt DAVIS, EDGAR JOHN (984441) RAFVR; age: 27

    23 Mar 1943

    Wellington III, DF698 of No 70 Sqn
    Plt Off BEBBINGTON, ARTHUR DENNIS (141140) RAFVR; age: 26
    Sgt LITTLE, HENRY WILLIAM (1027322) RAFVR; age: 29
    Sgt RUTHERFORD, ROBERT (1367207) RAFVR; age: 25
    Plt Off SMITH, WILLIAM AUSTIN (142224) RAFVR; age: 33
    Sgt THOMAS, DAVID WARREN (1186868) RAFVR; age: 31
    Sqn Ldr TINNE, JOHN ANTHONY (37135) RAF; age: 30

    24 Mar 1943

    Hurricane IID, HV856, HW298 or HW177 of No 6 Sqn
    Flt Sgt HARRIS, FRANK (655491) RAF; age: ?

    Halifax II, BB277 of No 58 Sqn
    Fg Off AYLES, RONALD ARTHUR HENRY (104482) RAFVR; age: ?
    Sgt MILES, THOMAS ALBERT (655531) RAF; age: 21
    Sgt SAUNDERS, DAVID STEPHEN (1265915) RAFVR; age: ?
    Fg Off SMITH, JAMES CALDWELL (117650) RAFVR; age: 30
    Sgt TRIVITT, BERNARD CHARLES (1021846) RAFVR; age: 20
    Sgt VESELY, WILLIAM ANTONIN (1114321) RAFVR; age: ?
    Sgt WATSON, ADAM (635645) RAF; age: 25

    Hudson IIA, FH227 of No 459 Sqn
    Flt Sgt OAKES, WALTER HAROLD (405082) RAAF; age:

    Hurricane IIB, HV414 of No 151 OTU
    Sgt WOOLLEY, WILLIAM ARMSTRONG (658470) RAF; age: 24

    26 Mar 1943

    Lysander III, T1521 of No 8 AGS
    Sgt HUTSON, ALFRED ERNEST NORMAN (1331970) RAFVR; age: 22
    Sgt LEE, STEWART (1319349) RAFVR; age: 21

    28 Mar 1943

    Beaufighter VIC, JL547 of No 235 Sqn
    Plt Off BULLEY, RICHARD LAWRENCE (130312) RAFVR; age: 22
    Flt Sgt SOMERVELL, DAVID EDWARD (415189) RAAF; age: 33

    Mosquito I, W4054 of No 540 Sqn
    Fg Off NELSON, WILFRED DFC (112719) RAFVR; age: 31
    Flt Sgt GRANT, ALLEN (655391) RAF; age: 28

    29 Mar 1943

    Typhoon IB, R8888 of No 609 Sqn
    Sgt JACKSON, HENRY WILLIAM (1238595) RAFVR; age: 20

    30 Mar 1943

    Baltimore IIIA, FA254 of No 55 Sqn
    Fg Off SAGE, RICHARD PETER (129962) RAFVR; age: 21
    Sgt WATSON, MICHAEL (1379990) RAFVR; age: 20

    Wellington II, W5425 of No 104 Sqn
    Sgt COOPER, FREDERICK WILLIAM (1314826) RAFVR; age: ?
    Sgt DEAR, CYRIL BARRY (1320829) RAFVR; age: 33
    Sgt JONES, ALBERT ERIC (1238636) RAFVR; age: 22

    31 Mar 1943

    Hurricane IIC, HW619 of No 87 Sqn
    Flt Lt COCHRANE, ARTHUR CHARLES DFC (42195) RAF; age: 24

    Sunderland II, W6063 of No 95 Sqn
    Sgt BRADBURY, CHARLES EVERITT (1062441) RAFVR; age: 22
    Sgt COOKE, WILLIAM EDMUND STUART (551113) RAFVR; age: ?
    Sgt GRAHAM, GEORGE WILLIAM (808325) RAF; age: 31
    Sgt HANNAFORD, LOUIS REGINALD (1500952) RAFVR; age: 20
    Fg Off LOVETT, STAFFORD WILLIAM (65570) RAFVR; age: 27
    Sgt MOODY, FRANK (575957) RAF; age: 20

    Tomahawk IIB, AK140 of No 231 Sqn
    Fg Off JONES, EWART RICHARD (128862) RAFVR; age: 19

    DH86B, AX844 of No 782 Sqn
    Fg Off DEGARIS, ALFRED KEITH (416835) RAAF; age: 29

    Spitfire VC, EE795 of No 1 ADU
    WO MURZYNOWSKI, Feliks (P.794081) PAF; age: 42

    All the best and a Happy New Year

    Malcolm

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    Hi Malcolm,
    29.3.1943, R8888, 609 Sqn, Sgt. H.W. Jackson (1238595), engine failure, crashed trying to force land at Manston, Kent

    Happy New Year
    Mojmir

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    The info I have on W4054 is slightly different, same date, same nav, different pilot and different pilot fate:

    http://tihlde.org/~ktsorens/flyvrak/oppauran.html

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    Hi Malcolm,

    The pilot of W4054 was F/L Norman Denys SINCLAIR (42897), he became a POW. His observer, F/O Wilfred NELSON (112719), was KIA.

    Source: 540 Sqn ORB

    Best Regards

    Andy Fletcher
    Per Speculationem Impellor ad Intelligendum

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    Many thanks Mojmir and Andy

    Andy - turns out Grant was in 489 Sqn not 540.

    Malcolm

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    Hello,

    Re: OAKES RAAF/Hudson IIIA FH227.

    See:

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?12166-March-1943-3

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    HNY, Col.

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    Hi Col

    Thanks for that, Happy New Year

    Malcolm

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    Can confirm:

    Hurricane IIC, HW619 of No 87 Sqn
    Flt Lt COCHRANE, ARTHUR CHARLES DFC (42195) RAF; age: 24

    Spitfire VC, ES302 of No 152 Sqn
    Sgt ROBERTS, KENNETH (655773) RAF; age: 23


    John Engelsted

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    Thanks John

    Happy New Year

    Malcolm

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    Malcolm,

    Wellingtons DF706, W5382, DF698 and W5425 all confirmed as you have them, along with Baltimore FA254.

    David

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