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    Default 1,000 Bomber raid Cologne & AOC 3 Gp

    Hello,

    I've read that AOC 3 Group, AVM Baldwin, flew with a Stirling crew on the 1,000 bomber raid to Cologne, 30th/31st May 1942. Does anyone know which crew he flew with?

    Thanks for your help.

    Sam

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    Hi Sam,
    AVM Baldwin was a passenger in Stirling R9313 'Q' of 218 Sqn.,flown by Wg Cdr Hodder DFC on the 1,000 bomber raid to Cologne.
    Regards,Mark.

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    Now this is interesting. Exactly the same question in seperate threads, and two slightly different answers. The one above and the one by Steve Smith:

    "A.V.M Baldwin AOC No.3 (Bomber) Group flew with No.218 (Gold Coast) Squadrons commanding officer, Wing Commander Holder DFC in Short Stirling Mk.I W7530 HA-Q."

    So - W7530 or R9313?

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    Amrit,

    Short Stirling Mk.I R9313 was shot down on May 5th by a combination of Hurricane/Havoc of No.1445 Flight based at RAF Tangmere. At the time the Stirling was flown by No.218 Squadrons A Flight commander Squadron Leader H.J.V Ashworth DFC, all the crew survived.

    Regarding my first post, I should have stated the source of this information, it was taken via No.218 Squadrons Operational Records Book. Sorry for the confussion.

    Steve
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    Hi All
    I don't think it can have been R9313 as according to Air Britain R Serials that a/c crashed nr Petworth returning from a leaflet drop at Laon on 5/5/42. It might have carried the Sqn code Q but it would seem that the 1000 raid was carried out by it's replacement.
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    Last edited by Dick; 19th March 2008 at 18:15.

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    Hi all,
    Duff gen on my part I think
    Regards,Mark.

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    My thanks to you all for your help. Apologies for my initial finger trouble!

    Sam

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