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    Default Mosquito loss, July 14, 1944

    Hello,
    I am looking for the serial and the names of two airmen.
    July 14, 1944, a Mosquito was hit by flak over the city Yffignac (Brittany). (7:40 p.m. to 9:32 p.m.). It crashed near the city?, The two men are safe. 151 Sqdn.
    Cordialement,
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    Mit freundlichem Gruß,

    Dan

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    Hello!
    Perhaps help.
    W/O Oddie with F/Sgt Milne and F/Lt Thacker with F/O Hall, were on a daylight sortie over France. On crossing the French coast, they experienced severe and accurate anti-aircraft fire as a result of which F/Lt Thacker's aircraft was severely damaged, the port engine being put out of action and the hydraulics affected. W/O Oddie carried out a first class job by going in at a lower level to attract the flak so that F/Lt Thacker could get out. This was a successful manoeuvre and F/Lt Thacker was able to get back to base, but unfortunately the aircraft was written of f in a crash landing. Crew: F/Lt Thacker with F/O Hall - Ok
    (http://www.151squadron.org.uk/)
    http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=144077
    Cheers Pavel

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