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Thread: No.32 OTU. Anson 6869. 23-8-1943

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    Default No.32 OTU. Anson 6869. 23-8-1943

    Hello,

    Seeking crew details of No.32 OTU (Patricia Bay), Anson 6869 (ex-AW528) that ditched in the Pacific Ocean after engine failure on 23-8-1943, at position 4810N 12609W.

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    Col.
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    The RCAF Record Card lists no crew, which was common after summer of 1942. Aircraft was being ferried to Western Air Command for 32 OTU, from overhaul at Edmonton, previously with 7 SFTS at Lethbridge. I suspect the crew was probably 124 (Ferry) Squadron, or possibly 32 OTU. The Application to Write Off came from 32 OTU. If someone has the Daily Diaries or ORB for 32 OTU or 124 Sdn you may find the answer there.

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    Hi Bill,

    Thanks for that.

    Only have the briefest of details. An entry in a Dept. of Air Registration Booklet, recording miscellaneous aircraft accidents involving Australians:

    A.L.O., Ottawa. Ansons ? AS32241 & AS23470 ??
    Court of Inquiry, Re: Accident near Patricia Bay, Canada on 23/8/43.
    Involved:
    Neilson,C R Sgt
    Weekes,W D Sgt
    Cancelled - transferred to No.32/10.

    Neilson being: AUS410558 Sgt Charles Robert NEILSON RAAF Inj 25-7-44 No.1661 HCU.
    Weekes being: AUS423957 Sgt Walter David WEEKES RAAF + 9-4-44 No.460 Sqn RAAF.

    The abovementioned Court of Inquiry proceedings must be somewhere in the National Archives of Australia - finding it, is another matter!

    Need to get the files of Neilson and Weekes digitised.

    Col.

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    Good luck with the search Col. Please let me know if you find anything more.

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