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    Default 210 Sqn Sunderland lost 15/3/41

    Hi All,

    I am after any information on the loss of a Sunderland? on the 15th March 1941, does anyone have any information on its loss or the crew involved.

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    John.

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    If you search on the CWGC website or using Geoff's search engine you will find four 210 Sqn airmen listed for this date.
    All but one of them are on Runnymede memorial.
    001 MORRIS G 639045 210 SQDN 15/03/1941 ROYAL AIR FORCE
    002 PRESCOTT GG 572331 210 SQDN 15/03/1941 ROYAL AIR FORCE
    003 SODEN L 620009 210 SQDN 15/03/1941 ROYAL AIR FORCE
    004 SWAIN FJ 82500 210 SQDN 15/03/1941 ROYAL AIR FORCE VOLUNTEER RESERVE

    Anyway, I dare say its in Ross CCL V1 so someone will have answer shortly. My copy is at home.
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    Hi John
    From Coastal Command Losses Vol 1,by Ross McNeill ,Sunderland I,P9624,was recalled 5 hrs into a convoy escort mission and crashed on landing at it's base at Oban,Argyll.The crew were:-
    F/O Butcher,Captain,safe
    F/Sgt R Bette,Free French A/F pilot,safe
    F/Sgt Powell,Nav,safe
    F/O F J Swain,W/op,Died
    Sgt L Soden,A/G,died(body recovered)
    Sgt G G Prescott,A/G,died
    AC1 G Morris,A/G,died
    As Ross states in his book the crew positions are not always clear from the sources that he used and may need future revision
    Regards
    Dick

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    Default 210 Sunderland lost 15/3/41

    Sunderland P9624 , FLOWN by F/O (later WG/CMDR), Derek Martin Butcher ,Stalled and crashed and sank on landing on the firth of lorne ,Sea Conditions were calm However ,a Haze had built up at Sea LEVEL which made visibility for landing very difficult 4 crew members were lost presumed drowned and the remainder Inj.

    P/M me i can supply more detailed information if you need it .

    bw phill jones

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    Hi Dennis/Dick/Phil,

    Many thanks for your efforts my mate will be very grateful. Phil I'll let you know if he wants more info.

    Best regards,

    John.

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