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Thread: 38 Sqn Wellington L4235 incident August 8, 1939

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    Default 38 Sqn Wellington L4235 incident August 8, 1939

    On August 8, 1939 a Wellington Bomber of 38 Sqn was the control of Pilot Flt Sgt McGregor. He ordered the rest of the crew (4 persons) to jump after engine got out of control, but then managed to regain control and came down in forced landing near Roudham Heath,Norfolk

    Following repairs it was flown out on a prepared strip by Sgt Edward Thomas 'Slim' Summers #509103 later killed in another 38 Sqn Wellington on 5-11-39

    Now I am trying to confirm the IDof the rest of the 4 crew, I was wondering if anyone can put any of the following 4 indivuals with 38 Sqn at the time:

    AC1 H Cairns
    Sgt Pilot J Gibbs
    Sgt R Warren
    AC2 H Parker

    Many thanks

    Paul

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    Known Crew details
    Flt Sgt McGregor: Flt Sgt Ronald McGregor #580028
    Sgt Pilot J Gibbs - John Edward Gibbs #562715
    Sgt R Warren - Sgt Ronald James Plumbridge Warren #580789
    AC2 H Parker - AC2 Hubert John Parker

    Possible crew details

    AC1 H Cairns - Possibly Harold Herbert Edwin Patrick CAIRNS #515873 would like confirmation

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    Can't help on this but I do have quite a bit of gen on 'Slim' Summers AFM and his exploits with 38 Sqn. PM me if you are interested.

    Regs,

    BC

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    BC thanks for that would be intrested in why Slom got the AFM at beginning of 1939 if you know thanks Paul

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    It was principally for his work in instructing other pilots on the Wellington I, but an incident in May 1939 involving a fire in the air on another 38 Sqn Wellington and the subsequent forced-landing may have had some bearing on the award.

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    Thanks Summers got AFM on 1st Jan 1939 (so the fire in May 1939 in Wellington L4243 could not have had a baring) but thanks

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