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    Guys,

    P/O John Courteney Harper, Service No. 61970, died on 17th september 1941 with 82 Squadron.

    Any further details please.

    It is a very sad fact that when researching these successful pilots ultimate fate, l first look on the CWGC.

    Hopefully we can ensure their loss is not forgotten.

    Regards,

    Nick

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    Hi Nick

    17-Sep 1941 HARPER, COURTENEY JOHN Plt Off He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V6086 UX-X of No 82 Sqn, which was lost on Circus 95, a raid on industrial plants at Mazingarbe. He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

    All the best

    Malcolm

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    Thanks Guys,

    Dave,

    Possibly being thick here but could you please expand?

    Malcolm,

    Are there any other details regarding this loss? Other crew members, reason for loss, etc.?

    Regards,

    Nick

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    Nick,

    search CWGC for that date and you should find the three other 82 Sqn mens names:

    BARTRIP, DOUGLAS ARTHUR
    PATTERSON, JOHN BRIDGES

    unless of course they lost two aircraft on that day.... and if there was a fourth man and if there was a survivor but it gives you a good idea.
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    My apologies. I went off on the wrong tack and my attempt to delete my post obviously failed. I will try again. Sorry!

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    Thanks Guys,

    Having been through the squadron ORB's, l can confirm that this is the right chap and crew. PO Harper was another pilot from Argentina, l know that was of interest in a previous post.

    Does anyone else have anymore of the story behind the facts?

    Regards,

    Nick

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    Guys,

    Pilot Officer Courteney John Harper died on 17th September 1941, aged 25, whilst flying Blenheim IV, V6086 UX-X with 82 Squadron, lost with PO J B Patterson and Sgt D A Bartrip. The aircraft was never found.

    Does anyone have the reason for this loss?

    Regards,

    Nick

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